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Apple Stores gearing up to allow early-upgrade carrier program buying?

Jul 29 2014 12:38am CDT | Source: MacNN

Traditionally, iPhones bought from Apple Stores come in two varieties: locked to an individual carrier with a two-year contract, or completely unlocked but at full retail price. Last month, the company began allowing sales of iPhones on pre-paid plans, and now appears to be poised to allow Apple Store sales of iPhones to existing (and eligible) AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, T-Mobile Jump, and possibly Sprint EasyPay customers, who have the freedom to upgrade their ...
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AT&T's Q4 Results To Show Impact Of T-Mobile Competition And Smartphone Subsidies

Source: Apple Balla | Jan 28 2014, 12:48pm CST | by Forbes

AT&T is scheduled to release its Q4 2013 results after market close on January 28. The second largest wireless...
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Hilton to Adopt Digital Check-In, Smartphone-Based Room Keys Worldwide

Jul 28 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Hilton Worldwide, a company that operates thousands of hotels around the globe, today announced plans to roll out new mobile-based check-in and room selection tools, as well as digital smartphone-based room keys. Hilton guests will be able to select their rooms online using their smartphones, which will be able to display floor plans for each available room. Guests will also be able to check-in/check-out using their smartphones, as well as purchase upgrades and make special requests for item ...
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T-Mobile Announces New Family Plan Starting at $100

Jul 28 2014 11:36am CDT | Source: iClarified

T-Mobile has announced a new limited time family plan that undercuts AT&T, Sprint and Verizon's plans by $60. Starting at just $100, a family of four can get 10GB of data, unlimited talk/text, tethering, and unlimited talk/data/text in over 120 countries.Starting July 30 through September, a family of four can get up to10 GB of LTE data – 2.5 GB each – until 2016 on America’s fastest nationwide LTE network with all the Un-carrier b ...
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Instagram launches messaging app
New York, July 30 (IANS) Social network Instagram has launched its messaging app called Bolt which makes sending visuals easy. The easy to use app allows you to tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video. | by IANS
 
Eating tree nuts daily prolongs life
Toronto, July 30 (IANS) Include at least 50 grams of almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts or pistachios in your diet to control blood fats (triglycerides) and sugars - two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome. | by IANS
 
Sweetened beverages can impair memory
New York, July 30 (IANS) Limit your sugar-sweetened beverage intake if you are a teenager. An alarming study shows that daily consumption of beverages can impair your ability to learn and remember. | by IANS
 
 

Retina MacBook Pro Updates Reportedly Due Tuesday, July 29

Jul 28 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Following yesterday's reported spotting of in-store digital signage from an Apple retail store in China showing upgraded specs for the Retina MacBook Pro, MacG.co now claims [Google Translate] the update is set to arrive tomorrow, July 29. The information comes from a reliable source who has accurately predicted MacBook Air, iMac, and iPod touch updates in recent months, although the source was off by a few days on the iPod touch update timing. F ...
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Apple Stores will soon offer carriers’ early iPhone upgrade programs

Jul 28 2014 3:36am CDT | Source: App Advice

Soon, Apple Retail Stores will allow customers to purchase iPhone handsets through U.S. carriers’ early upgrade programs, according to a recent report. The news comes from 9to5mac, which explains that the program is set to launch before Apple introduces its anticipated “iPhone 6” in September. At present, Apple Retail Stores in the United States allow customers to purchase an iPhone either through a two-year subsidized contract, or unlocked at full retail price. According to the report, howeve ...
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Chart Suggests Speed-Bumped 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM Standard Coming Soon

Jul 27 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple may be planning to launch a slightly refreshed line of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros complete with faster Haswell processors and 16GB of RAM standard, according to a photo said to have come from the company's Chongqing, China store (via BBS Feng, Google Translate). The purported pricing chart shows two standard configurations priced at 14,288 yuan and 18,688 yuan, which is the same as Apple's current pricing for its 15-inch notebook line in China. If ...
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Verizon to Begin Throttling Unlimited LTE Data Plans in October

Jul 26 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Verizon has throttled unlimited 3G data plans for years now, but now the carrier has plans to do the same with 4G LTE. Beginning October 1st, Verizon will throttle unlimited 4G LTE data customers if they meet all of the following criteria:● You have an unlimited data plan● Your data usage falls within the top 5% of all Verizon customers. Currently that threshold is 4.7GB ● You have completed your contract term (you're a month-to-month customer)● ...
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Apple Reportedly Acquired 'Pandora for Books' Startup BookLamp In April

Jul 25 2014 7:58pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple has acquired BookLamp, a "Pandora for books" startup that aimed to provide personalized book recommendations to readers via specialized algorithms, reports TechCrunch. BookLamp first shut down in April. BookLamp was known for its Book Genome project, a book discovery engine that analyzed the text of books to break them down by various themes and variables to let readers search for books similar to books they liked. For example, analyz ...
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