Beats Launches Music Service, Schedules MOG's Demise
Beats Audio today launched Beats Music, an online and mobile streaming music service that's available to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices for $9.99 per month. The service runs on the platform built by MOG, which was bought by Beats Audio in 2012. Single lines can test the service for free for one month, after which the monthly subscription kicks in. With the launch of Beats Music, Beats Audio today indicated that MOG itself will shut down April 15. All existing MOG subscribers will be offered a one-month free trial of Beats Music, which will be made available starting March 15. Beats will cease billing MOG customers on April 15, and will offer prorated refunds to any customers who paid for a year of service. Beats hopes that MOG customers will transition to Beats Music.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
Feb 25, 2018
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Apple Weighing Refunds for Those Who Paid Full Price for iPhone Battery Replacements
Feb 6, 2018
Apple might give some customers a refund. The company is mulling whether or not it should offer cash back to those who paid full price to replace the battery of their older iPhone.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Dec 10, 2015
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.
Verizon to Resurrect Unlimited Plan for $80 per Month
Feb 12, 2017
Verizon Wireless will on Monday offer unlimited data plans to its customers for the first time since 2011. Verizon's new offer costs $80 per month for a single line with unlimited talk, text, and data; mobile hotspot; calling/texting to Mexico and Canada; and 500 MB of 4G LTE data per day when roaming in Mexico and Canada.