AT&T Drops Messaging Plan Requirement for QMDs
AT&T no longer requires those who purchase Quick Messaging Devices (QMDs) to also purchase an unlimited messaging plan. When checking out via AT&T's online store, AT&T notes, "To ensure the best possible experience with your QMD, AT&T recommends adding a Messaging Unlimited feature to your order." It does not, however, require the plan to be added. AT&T had required them from approximately January 2010 to February 2011. The company still offers a range of messaging and data options for QMDs.
more info at Fierce Wireless »
Apple Unbundles Huge Number of Apps from the iPhone, Allows Users to Delete Them
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today pulled a number of its own, core apps out of iOS and dumped them into the iTunes App Store. Apps such as FaceTime and Mail — made by Apple — have only received updates once per year when Apple updates the entire iOS.
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ Promises Even Faster Power-Ups
Jun 1, 2017
Qualcomm today announced Quick Charge 4+, an update to the Quick Charge 4 spec that targets efficiency and heat management. Quick Charge 4+ has specific changes when compared to Quick Charge 4.
Google Games Drops Google+ Requirement
Jan 25, 2016
Google has made it easier for owners of Android devices to sign-in to and use Google Games. Moving forward, players will only have to sign-in once per account, rather than once per game, and players no longer need to have a Google+ account to use Play Games services.
Huawei Hopes Wonder Woman Works Wonders for Mate 10 Pro
Jan 9, 2018
Huawei today announced a range of efforts it is taking to increase visibility for its Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphone. To start, the device will be available for pre-order between February 7 and February 17, with a ship date of February 18.
Amazon to Nix Lock Screen Ads On Prime Exclusive Phones
Feb 6, 2018
Amazon today said it will no longer require people to view ads in order to score a discount on an unlocked smartphone. As it exists now, the Amazon Prime Exclusive program offers devices at lower cost as long as owners agree to view advertisements on the lock screen.
This is old news...
Good to Hear