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Report: Google’s New Cellular Phone Service Will Automatically Switch Between Sprint, T-Mobile, And WiFi Signals

Report: Google’s New Cellular Phone Service Will Automatically Switch Between Sprint, T-Mobile, And WiFi Signals

This month, Google announced partnerships with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a “MVNO”, which stands for mobile virtual network operator. That means Google will provide wireless service under its own brand name, while using Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, which is how carriers like Virgin Mobile and Cricket operate. A report from several media outlets this week [...]

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Twitter Announces Group DMs and Native Video Recording, Sharing

It’s been a while since there’s been any real new features on Twitter. Well, unless you count ad products. They’re all about new ads. For the actual end user though, it’s been SSDD. This morning, Twitter announced not one, but two new features, both of which you might actually use, and both of which help [...]

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Law Enforcement Officials Say This Popular Navigation App Could Hurt Police Officers

Waze is a popular mobile navigation app that we here at ZAGGblog have written about extensively over the years. The Google-owned app is in the news this week, however, because some law enforcement officials are asking for one of the most popular features of the app to be disabled, citing the safety of police officers. [...]

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How to Live Stream The Super Bowl for Free

Super Bowl Sunday is only a week away, so now is a good time to start figuring out your plans, including where and how you’re going to watch it. NBC will be streaming the big game on February 1 via their free ‘Sports Live Extra’ app, available for iPad, and their desktop website. NBC can’t [...]

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T-Mobile Announces New ‘Simply Prepaid’ Pay As You Go Plans

For those looking to save a little money on their phone bills each month, but don’t want the credit check, long term commitment, or possible deposit associated with post-paid wireless accounts, T-Mobile has three new prepaid plans it just announced that may fit the bill. They don’t provide all the same perks of Simple Choice [...]

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Marriott Won’t Block Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Anymore

Frequent tech-savvy travelers are used to hotels charging big bucks for the privilege of using the hotel’s provided Wi-Fi as a service. In my experience (and others agree), this Wi-Fi can become quite slow, especially when it’s trying to handle all the smartphones, laptops, and tablets we take with us while traveling. (Have you ever [...]

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President Obama is Okay With Encryption, as Long as He Can Get Around It

Well this isn’t good news. Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made waves in the press by saying he believes there should be ways government can get around encryption tactics used for everything from instant messages, to file transfers and messaging apps. It’s allowed to exist, he suggests, as long as the government can [...]

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HTC Will Unveil Their Next Flagship Smartphone March 1 at MWC

HTC has sent out press invites for a big announcement the company has planned at Mobile World Congress this year. This announcement comes just shy of a year from when the company announced the current flagship, the One M8. While the exact specifications of the new phone are anybody’s guess, we can actually make a [...]

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Google Glass is “Graduating”…But What Does That Mean?

On Friday, January 15, a post appeared on the Google Glass Google+ page that has since led to a lot of speculation and more than a few hurt feelings. The message was this: that Google Glass is graduating from Google[x] labs. Graduating…to what, exactly? Well, first it’s important to remember that while Google Glass has [...]

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We Can’t Believe How Many iPhones This Guy Tried Smuggling Into China on his Body

In mainland China, iPhones are an expensive commodity owned only by the rich. The 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s largest and most expensive device, retails for $1,255 in China, but the limited supply has driven the street price over $3,000. Each. Compare that with $949 here in the U.S. for some perspective. One entrepreneurial-minded [...]

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