It was an anniversary week with the iPhone celebrating its seventh birthday and we've got the Mac closing in on its 30th later this month. Yes, January has been good for Apple fans. Unfortunately, we don't have any good news on the iWatch front for you just yet. Nevertheless, this week, like nearly every week, there was something cooking on the old news front. Let's see what's what.
After being kicked out of an AT&T event at CES 2014 earlier this week, T-Mobile US CEO John Legere hit the stage to introduce Un-carrier 4.0, which offers customers on rival networks a "get out of jail free" card to join the magenta network.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show winds down today in Las Vegas, but there are still plenty of new products and services to talk about, including a few featured in our Wednesday recap. But we have a feeling that 2014 will have plenty more to offer in the days, weeks and months ahead, so stay tuned to this channel and we'll keep dishing out whatever tech companies have to throw at us!
Carrier data caps are an unfortunate way of life these days, but what if companies could foot the bill so users don't go over their limits? That's the premise behind Sponsored Data, a new initiative coming soon from AT&T.
Our Tuesday recap is something of an unofficial Consumer Electronics Show 2014 edition, given that all five of today's stories hail from the trade show in Las Vegas that's consuming most of the tech news this week. Couldn't make the show this year? No worries, we'll give you the rundown on the hottest stories, right now!
The end of the year is a slow news zone typically, so we did our end of the year wrap ups. Want to know what the best games of the year were? Well, we got you covered. Whether it's the Mac or iOS, free or pay, we got you covered, plus a little bit of news on the side.
T-Mobile did rather well for itself last year, whether through the introduction of the iPhone, its "Un-Carrier" plans for unlocked devices, or its frequent upgrade program, and if the latest offer from AT&T serves as any indication, other carriers are starting to get worried. How worried? As of today, AT&T is offering T-Mobile users $450 when they trade in eligible smartphones.
T-Mobile US may find itself becoming a victim of its own success, as rival Sprint is apparently eyeballing a potential acquisition of the fourth-placed carrier only months after both companies sealed their own deals.
It's a hot week in the news if you're interested in the future of cellphones. Carriers are getting shut down on the lock-out while one of the nation's biggest providers thinks the same big bucks they've been raking in over the years isn't quite enough. Plus some holiday classics get the iOS treatment. That and more under the fold, so dig in.