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Apple Knows What It Takes To Get You To Keep Buying iPhones

Variety reports that Apple has already made over four million pre-sales for the iPhone 6 and 6+, and that’s just in the first 24 hours since the announcement. This is contrary to expectations. After all, what does the iPhone 6 add that’s so new? Not only did we have the typical “evolutionary, not revolutionary” complaints, but […]

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Google Hangouts Wants You To Ring Someone Up

Remember how back in March we reported that Google may be getting rid of Google Voice and rolling it into Hangouts? Turns out we were partially right. The search giant will roll out a new version of Hangouts (2.3 for those keeping track at home) in the next few days that will include free calls […]

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Isis Wallet Changes Name To Softcard Because Of Course It Does

In a move that’s only shocking because it didn’t happen sooner, Isis Wallet is officially changing its name to Softcard. Softcard CEO Michael Abbott released this statement: In July, we announced that we would rebrand the Isis Wallet to avoid confusion and association with a violent Islamic militant group in the Middle East whose name, […]

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On The Cheap: $50 Off LG’s Smartwatch, The G Watch

As I mentioned in my thoughts on the Apple Watch yesterday, I’m not sure that I personally have a need for a smartwatch. I certainly can’t justify spending $350 on the stunning Apple Watch or $250 on the equally snazzy Moto 360. But what if there was a device with much of the same functionality, […]

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A Few Minutes On The New Apple Watch

For years now, tech enthusiasts have been clamoring for a smartwatch from Apple. Apple, being smart, has sat this out, looking at the emerging market. Pebble and Android Wear have shown that there’s certainly a demand for it, and Apple has now tried to top them, but it’s unsure how well they accomplished that. Don’t […]

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Facebook Finally Kicks Click Bait To The Curb

You’ve seen the click-bait headlines. “YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN…” “THIS VIDEO MADE ME FURIOUS, THEN MY HEART SOARED!” “THIS FAMOUS PERSON DID SOMETHING AMAZING AND IT BLEW MY MIND!” “…I SOBBED WHEN I SAW #5!” Headlines like these have screamed just enough information at Facebook users to make us curious, and prompted just […]

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On The Cheap: You May Want To Skip Walmart And Best Buy’s iPhone Sales

Apple’s colorful 5c has been something of an object of derision by serious tech users, but the sales have certainly been impressive. Look down your nose all you want, but Apple has moved a ton of units. One reason is likely the fact that retailers have been aggressive with pricing, something atypical for iPhones. Recently, […]

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On The Cheap: Sprint Introduces All You Can Eat App Buffet AppPass

Let’s be blunt: having more than one app store on a device gets annoying. If you have Google Play, do you really need a separate curated source of apps from Samsung, Lenovo, or HTC? Some vendors get around the nuance by adding value – like Amazon and the daily free app deals. Others have walked […]

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Hands On With The Sharp Aquos Crystal From Sprint

Sprint hosted a “Take the Edge” off event in New York City the other day. There wasn’t too much mystery, especially when one got there and saw the Sharp logo all over the place. As predicted by almost every website, the new Sharp/Sprint device was a no-bezel device dubbed the Sharp Aquos Crystal. You might […]

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Killswitch Engage!

Hey, remember Killswitch Engage? The metalcore band formed back in 1999 from bands like Aftershock and Overcast? Not as popular as Atreyu? Those guys. Well, this article isn’t about them.   This is about why your cellphone doesn’t have a remotely activated kill switch that you can use to brick your phone when it gets […]

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