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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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Review: The LG G2, A Gorgeous Phone With Few Drawbacks

The G2 is LG’s latest Android handset making the rounds of all of the major carriers. It sports a sleek, slim design; a wide, bright screen; and lightning-fast LTE connectivity. Let’s see if all of those adjectives add up to a worthwhile phone. First Impressions The packaging is minimal. This Verizon branded demo unit came […]

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New Motorola Phones Come In Mini, Maxi, And Ultra

The relationship between Motorola and Verizon has been pretty successful, to the point that the Droid branding used by the two companies has reached almost Kleenex/Band-Aid ubiquity. Yet in recent years, the bulk of the Android market has belonged to other device manufacturers. Verizon hosted a press event earlier today to unleash three brand new […]

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Voice of Objectivity: New Smartphone Upgrade Options Are A Good Deal

The U.S. mobile industry has seen an interesting change in the last few weeks. Three of the big four carriers now offer plans that let you upgrade your phone more often than the standard two years. They sure do sound exciting, with names like Edge, Next, and especially JUMP! (with caps and punctuation included in […]

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NSA Demands Verizon Turn Over Caller Database

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Do […]

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Review: Samsung ATIV Odyssey Redefines Budget Phones

Samsung’s ATIV S device has yet to grace the shores of the U.S. For those who had their hearts set on the first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced, hope exists in the form of the ATIV Odyssey. A Verizon phone, the¬†Odyssey¬†is up against heavy competition from Nokia and HTC. Is there a reason […]

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HP’s Pre 2 Reappears In The Wild

File this under unexpected. According to webOS Nation, Best Buy has begun selling HP’s short-lived Pre 2 as a pay-as-you-go phone for Verizon. It appears that for a mere $45 to 55, you can nail a bit of smartphone history at no contract charge. The Pre 2 is very much a 3G phone in a […]

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He Connects… He Shares… Strike!

The Copyright Alert System (CAS) is here! Brainchild of such industries as the RIAA and MPAA, this new method to curtail illegal content sharing went live last week. An outline for the system began in July 2011, as the recording and movie businesses realized individual lawsuits weren’t accomplishing their goal of reducing or eliminating piracy. […]

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On The Cheap: Cyber Monday Is Over, But Smartphone Savings Are Not

Yesterday was a fun day to be the writer of a column about cheap tech. I was so busy answering texts, Facebook messages, and tweets about what the best deals were that I wasn’t able to share them all here. Now that the dust has settled, I thought we could take a minute and see […]

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On The Cheap: Amazon’s Annual Wireless Sale Disappoints

For the last two years, Amazon Wireless has been the best place to go to score cutting edge cellphones during the big holiday shopping season. A few years ago,the online retailing giant had every single smartphone for a penny, including then-$199 top of the line devices. Amazon has gone live with a “4G phones for […]

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