Are you a grandfathered unlimited data user on Verizon Wireless? If so, you may soon find your favorite carrier slowing your roll on data consumption. GigaOM reported Friday that Verizon plans to throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users effective October 1, an effort to target the top five percent of users consuming 4.7GB or more each month. The new policy will only affect customers who haven't renewed their contract within the last two years, with customers being notified of the change next week. Speaking of changes, read on to find out how Verizon customers will be able to use their early upgrade program at an Apple store later this year...
Apple held its quarterly earnings call today, and the report from CEO Tim Cook follows the general trend we've been seeing for some months now. Device sales are generally up for year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad (which has witnesses sales drops of 8 percent in the past 12 months). But there's an important statistic among all these numbers—since 2008, the Cupertino giant has paid over 20 billion to its iOS developers.
The sixth anniversary of the iOS App Store may be past us, but there are still plenty of hot deals available if you know where to find them. From intense tactical shooters to apps that demand little more of you besides the ability to stand still, we've got you covered just in time for the weekend.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Google’s location-based Ingress, the free-to-play Ninja Up!, and Sword & Poker Adventures are intriguing picks this week, among others. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
The iOS App Store, which celebrates its sixth birthday today, is such a massive cultural presence these days that it's hard to believe that Steve Jobs initially didn't want third-party developers to have access to the iPhone. When he finally gave in, the App Store quickly became a juggernaut that only continues to grow.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. The latest Magic: The Gathering game and the eerie Hellraid: The Escape are top options, along with a huge update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Could this spell the end of the "Framily"? CNET reported Tuesday that Sprint is quietly testing less-expensive versions of the more traditional family plans offered by rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, presumably in an effort to share all of that unlimited data with loved ones. And there are plenty of other items of interest for our mid-week recap, so buckle up, click through, and enjoy the ride!
Our fellow Americans: Welcome back from a three-day weekend of barbecues and fireworks! July is officially here in full force, and you won't need to feel like you missed out during that hamburger and hot dog coma, because we've rounded up all the hottest tech news from the long weekend and are presenting it here for your reading pleasure.