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  • AT&T said to be raising its Upgrade and Activation Fee on January 20 »
    AT&T said to be raising its Upgrade and Activation Fee on January 20

    Owning a smartphone in America doesn't come cheap in comparison to other parts of the world like Europe. So if you are on AT&T, resign yourself with a sigh and be prepared to pay a little more for smartphone upgrade and activation. A "reliable source" told Droid Life that AT&T will be raising said fee from $20 to $25 on January 20. Tablet and wearable 2-year activation feels will remain at $45.

    AT&T seems to be following after Verizon, which raised its $20 upgrade fee for device payment plans or full retail purchases to $30. At least AT&T's $5 increase comes off as cheaper.

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  • Count to 6 and check out LG's invite for a February 26 event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona! »
    Count to 6 and check out LG's invite for a February 26 event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona!

    LG has done a good job dropping breadcrumbs about the LG G5's successor. Granted, it hasn't gotten us all hyped up about it with any grand revelations or expensive adverts of much style and little substance. But the odd mention of the LG G6 by company executives, the little teaser video, and the explicit reassurance that no, its battery won't catch fire like that of a noteable smartphone before it have made us optimistic. If LG tones down the design experimentation and makes the most of the available technology with meaningful features and improvements, the G6 could be its best smartphone to date. ...
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  • Here's when Super Mario Run will be released on Android »
    Here's when Super Mario Run will be released on Android

    Last year, when Nintendo announced the release of Super Mario Run for iOS, it said that the game would also be available on Android at some point. Now, we finally know when Android users will be able to see good ol' Mario run on their screens. According to Nintendo America, Super Mario Run for Android will be launched in March - in about two months from now.

    It's likely that the Android version of Super Mario Run will follow in the footsteps of the iOS game, offering a few levels that can be played for free, with the rest of the experience costing $10 to unlock. It's not yet clear if Nintendo ...

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  • T-Mobile LG V20 gets a software update, security and audio quality patches included »
    T-Mobile LG V20 gets a software update, security and audio quality patches included

    T-Mobile this week started rolling out a software update to its LG V20. While the update does not change the Android version that the phone is running (it's still 7.0 Nougat), it is a pretty substantial release that weighs in at 583 MB.

    According to the screenshots that can be seen below, this new update brings Android Pay improvements to T-Mobile's V20, plus an "Audio Quality" patch, Android Security updates (including Google's December security patch), and various other fixes. The update is an over the air one, so it's being rolled out in phases - not everyone is getting it right way.

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  • Google to send out software update to fix new volume bug on the Pixel and Pixel XL »
    Google to send out software update to fix new volume bug on the Pixel and Pixel XL

    Many of you have been following the story about the bug on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL that causes static distortion at high volume settings. Google recently admitted that the problem is hardware related. As far as we can tell, the only workaround involves flashing a third party ROM. And there is more bad news for Pixel users involving the volume. Another loyal PhoneArena reader noticed that while watching media on his handset, the volume stopped working at the halfway mark of the settings. At that point, the very next click of the volume controls raised the volume by about 115%.

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  • Nintendo announces Fire Emblem Heroes for Android arrives on February 2 »
    Nintendo announces Fire Emblem Heroes for Android arrives on February 2


    After successfully launching Super Mario Run on iOS, Nintendo confirmed another mobile title, Fire Emblem Heroes. Although we knew the Japanese studio will launch a Fire Emblem game, we didn't have any details on the upcoming title.

    Today, Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Heroes will initially be launched on Android platform, while an iPhone/iPad version will be available at a later date. The game will be released in the Google Play Store on February 2, and it will be free to download with optional in-app purchases.

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  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone won't receive any new updates due to low usage »
    Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone won't receive any new updates due to low usage


    Microsoft is putting an end to Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows Phone development since there aren't that many active players spending time in the game that would justify the resources needed for its support.

    Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans confirmed the company will no longer offer updates to Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.

    However, those who still use phones powered by these platforms will continue to be able to download the game from the Windows Store, at least for the time being.

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  • Hulu adds new user profiles feature to its iOS app »
    Hulu adds new user profiles feature to its iOS app

    Hulu user profiles already exist on the streaming service's web version, so having them on mobile is a logical next step. User profiles are now available on Hulu's iOS app, and an Android version will, presumably, follow soon. Hulu explained that the feature helps with organization and improves their experience.

    With user profiles, everyone's favorite shows no longer interfere with the ones that another family member likes to watch. Moreover, parents can now create accounts for their kids and prevent them from accessing mature content.

    Multiple-user accounts can have new family members ...

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  • Class Action suit demands that California ban sales of the iPhone »
    Class Action suit demands that California ban sales of the iPhone

    A Class Action suit filed Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court by MLG Automotive Law, claims that Apple has had the technology since 2008 to prevent iPhone users from texting while behind the wheel of a car. While noting that Apple did receive a patent in 2014 for a similar invention, the suit alleges that Apple won't implement the technology because it would then be at a disadvantage to other phone manufacturers who don't limit consumer use of their handsets.

    Data from the DOT is used in the court filing, claiming that 1.5 million people are texting and driving on the nation's ...

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  • Netflix integration is slowly making its way to the Apple TV app »
    Netflix integration is slowly making its way to the Apple TV app

    While the MacBook Pro and all of it's Touch Bar-goodness was the start of the show at Apple's "Hello Again" press event that took place back in October of last year, the company started things off my demoing their new TV app. The TV app was officially made available with the update to iOS 10.2, and it serves as content-agrigator for all of the video apps and services that you're subscribed to. Although not perfect, it's much more convenient than having to jump back and forth between apps when trying to decide what you want to watch. The TV app supports plenty of big names, such as Hulu and HBO ...
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  • News: GarageBand 2.2 adds Logic Pro X integration, Alchemy synth, Multi-Take Recording »
    News: GarageBand 2.2 adds Logic Pro X integration, Alchemy synth, Multi-Take Recording


    Apple has released an update to GarageBand for iOS, adding new integration with Logic Pro X 10.3, along with a number of more sophisticated music creation options. With GarageBand 2.2, Logic Pro X users can now create GarageBand-compatible versions of Logic projects in iCloud that can be opened on iOS devices to add new recordings while on the go, with new recordings automatically synced back to the original Logic project the next time it?s?

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  • Mac: Apple Logic Pro X 10.3 »
    Mac: Apple Logic Pro X 10.3


    Apple has announced a major update to its Logic Pro X 10.3 ($200) recording app, with advanced support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro models along with a new modern design and several other advanced features. Touch Bar users can now view and navigate their project in a timeline view right in the Touch Bar, along with accessing volume and Smart Controls for any selected track. The Touch Bar also provides access to performance controls, such as a piano keyboard and drum pads to play and record software instruments, and keyboard shortcut sequences can be assigned to controls on the Touch Bar, as well. A new Track Alternatives feature provides the ability to quickly create and switch between different groupings of regions and edits on any track, allowing more flexibility in experimenting with creative ideas or evaluating different versions of a track in progress. Selection-based Processing has also been added, allowing users to combine multiple Logic and third-party effect plug-ins into one or more audio regions.

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  • News: FTC files complaint against Qualcomm citing royalty deal with Apple »
    News: FTC files complaint against Qualcomm citing royalty deal with Apple


    The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Apple supplier Qualcomm, accusing the company of ?using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones.? The FTC alleges that Qualcomm violated the law by forcing cell phone manufacturers to agree to its preferred license terms to gain access to its processors. The company is also accused of suppressing competition?

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  • News: India mulling manufacturing regulation changes which could woo Apple »
    News: India mulling manufacturing regulation changes which could woo Apple


    Government officials in India have signaled they won?t be providing Apple with its desired 15-year exemption on duties typically charged to electronics manufacturers in the country, but they are open to relaxing the regulations on the industry as a whole to boost the ?Make in India? campaign, The Economic Times reports. After being denied an exemption to India?s requirement that at least 30 percent of the materials in devices?

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  • News: Daily Deal: Extra-Long MFi-Certified 2-in-1 iOS/Android Charging Cable (3-Pack) »
    News: Daily Deal: Extra-Long MFi-Certified 2-in-1 iOS/Android Charging Cable (3-Pack)


    Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up the Extra-Long MFi-Certified 2-in-1 iOS/Android Charging Cable: 3-Pack for only $21.99 ? that?s 72% off the regular price. These 6? MFi-certified charging cable sport both Lightning and micro-USB connectors so you can use the same cables to charge your iOS and Android devices, as well as any other device supporting micro-USB charging. Get the Extra-Long MFi-Certified 2-in-1 iOS/Android Charging?

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  • Tip of the Day: Using the Digital Crown to peek at your Apple Watch screen »
    Tip of the Day: Using the Digital Crown to peek at your Apple Watch screen


    Along with major enhancements like built-in GPS and swim workouts, the Apple Watch Series 2 includes another unique new feature which allows you to gradually wake the screen using the Digital Crown ? essentially letting you sort of ?peek? at it. The setting to enable this can be found under General, Wake Screen in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, although oddly it?s not present in the corresponding section in the watchOS Settings?

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  • News: Apple Music creative team discusses the service?s exclusives, future »
    News: Apple Music creative team discusses the service?s exclusives, future


    Photo: Complex In a new interview with Complex, Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe and Bozoma Saint John spelled out their ambitions for expanding Apple Music?s impact on popular culture and driving new users to the subscription service. As in previous interviews, the Apple Music creative team focused on exclusive deals with artists like Taylor Swift and Drake as a cornerstone of what the service offers to distinguish itself from competitors like Spotify?

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  • Mac: Fingerlab Yuri »
    Mac: Fingerlab Yuri


    In Fingerlab?s new game Yuri, the titular character awakes in his bed in the middle of a dark and strange forest, filled with fantastical plants and mysterious beasts. Players navigate Yuri through this odd world, rolling along on the casters of his bed to cross rivers, find secret passages and explore all the way to the center of the Earth. The side-scrolling platformer has 10 hand-drawn levels with no menus or counters to distract with the noir feel and the fast-paced gameplay. Original music and sound effects add to the unique artwork, immersing the user in an experience reminiscent of the adventure comics that inspired the game?s creators. Yuri is available for Mac or iOS for $3.

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  • News: Apple raising UK App Store prices by more than 25 percent »
    News: Apple raising UK App Store prices by more than 25 percent


    Apple is raising App Store prices in the UK by more than 25 percent in response to the country?s sharp currency devaluation after the Brexit vote, the BBC reports. Apple raised the prices of iPhones and iPads in the country by a similar margin in September, then upped the price of Macs in October. UK customers will now pay 99 pence for apps that cost 99 cents in the United States, an increase from the 79 pence the same apps cost previously.?

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  • News: Daily Deal: Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac »
    News: Daily Deal: Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • Market for Used Smartphones Forecast to Grow to 222.6 Million Units in 2020 »
    Market for Used Smartphones Forecast to Grow to 222.6 Million Units in 2020


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • Demonetization Move Slows Down PC and Mobile Devices Market in India »
    Demonetization Move Slows Down PC and Mobile Devices Market in India


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • Premium Devices Drive Tablet Market Growth in 3Q16 »
    Premium Devices Drive Tablet Market Growth in 3Q16


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • Australian Tablets fall by 17% for 5th quarter; Android overtakes iOS »
    Australian Tablets fall by 17% for 5th quarter; Android overtakes iOS


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • Deutsche Telekom and Huawei demonstrate 5G E2E autonomous network slicing »
    Deutsche Telekom and Huawei demonstrate 5G E2E autonomous network slicing


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  • Mobile Operators Choose 4G LTE Outdoor Small Cells to Manage Escalating Traffic Demand »
    Mobile Operators Choose 4G LTE Outdoor Small Cells to Manage Escalating Traffic Demand


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  • Ericsson and Telefonica first to bring LTE to El Salvador »
    Ericsson and Telefonica first to bring LTE to El Salvador


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  • Chinese Smartphone Vendors Were Only Vendors in the Global Top Five to Increase Sales in Q3 »
    Chinese Smartphone Vendors Were Only Vendors in the Global Top Five to Increase Sales in Q3


    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac for only $39.99 ? that?s 86% off the regular price. This handy tool lets you quickly transform PDFs and images into interactive flipbooks that you can easily share online, as Flash files for desktop users or HTML5 for mobile users. Add templates, scenes, and music to your Flipbook, put in your logo, and add links to your website, and then publish it at a unique?

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  • SK Telecom and Ericsson conduct first multi-vehicular 5G trials with BMW »
    SK Telecom and Ericsson conduct first multi-vehicular 5G trials with BMW


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  • Indian Smartphone Market Crosses 30 Million Shipments Milestone For The First Time »
    Indian Smartphone Market Crosses 30 Million Shipments Milestone For The First Time


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  • Telco digital transformation: Lessons from the world's most powerful digital companies »
    Telco digital transformation: Lessons from the world's most powerful digital companies

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary"Telco Digital Transformation: Lessons from the world's most powerful digital companies", a thematic research report, examines effective strategies for telcos to capitalize on the explosive growth in the consumption of digital services. The...



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  • SIP Trunking Services Market - North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024 »
    SIP Trunking Services Market - North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The SIP trunking services market report provides analysis for the period 2014?2024, wherein the period from 2016 to 2024 is the forecast and 2015 is the base year. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing a key role in the SIP...



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  • IaaS Market in Latin America: How Telcos are Addressing the Iaas Opportunity in the Region »
    IaaS Market in Latin America: How Telcos are Addressing the Iaas Opportunity in the Region

    LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryGiven the modest growth that telcos are facing in their traditional telecom service business units, many are turning towards IT services that have strong synergies with their infrastructure and portfolio, such as cloud computing, in order...



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  • CenturyLink Schedules Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call »
    CenturyLink Schedules Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call

    http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/325657/centurylink_logo.jpg?p=captionMONROE, La., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) plans to release its fourth quarter 2016 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and host a related conference call at 3:30 p.m. CST that day. The conference call will be...



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  • GTCR Announces Sale Of Rural Broadband Investments To Cable One »
    GTCR Announces Sale Of Rural Broadband Investments To Cable One

    GTCR (PRNewsFoto/GTCR)CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to sell Rural Broadband Investments ("RBI" or the "Company") to Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO), a publicly traded cable service provider serving more than...



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  • MCI Acquisition Brings New Iowa Company, Gravis Apps, To National Political Software And Technology Scene »
    MCI Acquisition Brings New Iowa Company, Gravis Apps, To National Political Software And Technology Scene

    IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Marlowe via Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI), the parent company to Mass Markets, the Iowa-based, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) call center, teleservices firm and Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) provider, announced today that it&nbs...



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  • Conterra Announces Acquisition of Two Regional Fiber Operating Companies »
    Conterra Announces Acquisition of Two Regional Fiber Operating Companies

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. today announced the acquisition of two regional optical fiber-based broadband businesses in its two largest operating regions, exponentially expanding Conterra's fiber footprint to more than 6,200 route...



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  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Infrastructure Optimization will Bolster Cloud Contact Centers in Latin America »
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Infrastructure Optimization will Bolster Cloud Contact Centers in Latin America

    SAO PAULO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Currency devaluations and stretched information technology (IT) budgets have led Latin American companies to respond by prioritizing cost containment and measures to improve productivity and operational efficiencies Meanwhile, key contact center...



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  • Telecom Multinational Angola Cables wins double hand record in Cape 2 Rio »
    Telecom Multinational Angola Cables wins double hand record in Cape 2 Rio

    Two-person, international crew claim best in-class performance following a tough race RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mussulo 40, the yacht with the only two-man crew to compete in the Cape2Rio regatta, arrived in Rio today, earning a fourth place finish overall and the...



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  • Huawei to Exhibit at TCEA Annual Conference »
    Huawei to Exhibit at TCEA Annual Conference

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei will exhibit at the TCEA Annual Convention & Exhibition, February 6-10, in Austin, Texas. TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) supports the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, TCEA has played a vital role in...



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