It's hard not to think longtime streaming music services such as Spotify and Rdio aren't at least a little bit scared of Beats Music, the new kid in town which launches today with a whole lot of music industry street cred behind it.
Although the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up in Las Vegas a week ago, the event left a busy five business days in its wake this week with new products, updates and lots of stuff for us to recap. And hey, the month of January is already half over now, which means there's even more cool stuff on the way... so without further ado, let's dive in so we can get on to the weekend festivities!
If fears that Sprint may not be the unlimited carrier in the future have kept you up late at night, their latest plan comes with a guarantee that your talk, text and data will flow like wine well into the future.
Call us rebels, but we can't condone phony limitations such as data caps or restrictions on cloud storage. That's why the quiet introduction of a $4.95 unlimited plan to Pogoplug Cloud piqued our interest on Friday. Unlimited cloud storage for dirt cheap with no file size limits? The mere idea makes us want to ditch Dropbox, Box and all the rest of 'em. If that's how you feel, read on to find out if the dream of an unlimited cloud actually delivers.
It's not much of a surprise, especially now that rival Verizon Wireless has already introduced their own service, but AT&T has finally made good on its promise to introduce shared data plans -- and won't be forcing current customers to use them if they don't want to.
It's only taken five years since the original iPhone went on sale in 2007, but at long last, Apple’s iconic handset finally has a prepaid version available here in the U.S., thanks to Cricket Wireless and a new $55 per month unlimited plan.
Apple and AT&T have been making big news since last Friday, when they announced that off-contract iPhones can finally be unlocked from Ma Bell’s ball and chain. While it appears the carrier is also unlocking these handsets for in-contract military service members, T-Mobile is looking forward to enlisting a few good (new) iPhone users.
If you’re an infrequent texter with a commitment to AT&T, you may want to reevaluate your usage starting this weekend -- that’s when Ma Bell kills off everything except unlimited and per-use text messaging fees in an effort to “streamline” their offerings. Is that marketing speak for “soak our customer”?
Perhaps feeling the heat from Music Beta by Google and the forthcoming iTunes Match after being first out of the gate earlier this year, Amazon has reworked their Cloud Player and Cloud Drive initiative to give users with 20GB or more of paid storage a free upgrade to unlimited space -- at least for a while.