The proverbial Axe was just dropped by Verizon. For years we have seen the writing on the wall and the reckoning is finally here. If you are an unlimited data user who actually uses what you pay for expect to be disconnected by Verizon starting August 31. This is all part of a major migration project. Verizon is trying to move the final unlimited data users to a limited data plan. Verizon will begin to notify users who they deem as having used too much data of what is to come and the options that remain starting tomorrow July 21.
The options will be to either switch to a tiered data plan by August 31st or have the line terminated. You will then have the option to reactivate the line, but only if you start back up on a limited data plan. I think this is all a load of horse dung. If they want to do away with unlimited data plans just say hey we are officially abolishing unlimited data plans. You can't just shut someone down for using what they pay for! I am more than likely effected by this. I personally consume more than 50GB per month. My wife uses about 20GB per month on average. Reports indicate that 95% of all mobile data users use less than 5GB of data per month so you can see how Verizon would say that anything over 5GB is "extraordinary".
I will personally have to take my business to another carrier if Verizon decides to shut down my lines. I have been with them for more than 10 years now. I have never missed a bill, and have purchased tens of...
The key to having a successful world wide product is consistency. You should be able to get the same Big-Mac in New York City as you get in Dallas Texas. This was the McDonald's philosophy that set the franchise world on fire in the 1950's. Samsung has the same idea with their products. They sell just about everything under the sun that includes a chip. Samsung's name can be found on Cellphones, Tvs, Dishwashers, Dryers, and more.
Samsung wants you to consider all of their products as being part of the same family. One of the ways they intend on doing this is by unifying their fonts across all devices. SamsungOne is a family of scripts that cover 26 writing systems in more than 400 languages and more than 25,000 glyphs. Going forward if you are looking at a Samsung interface you will be looking at SamsungOne.
The most annoying thing about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Root is that it adds these obnoxious notification icons to your notification bar. After rooting your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge you will see a huge "hurricane looking" icon in the notification bar, this is the RCS service icon. You will also see the VoLTE Service Icons. Both icons take up a ton of space up there and just look hideous.
The good news is that there is now a mod to remove both icons. All you have to do is download a specific file linked below, and then type a few commands in a command prompt. Head to the link below for the full instructions.
These days most of us use something like Chromecast or DLNA to get our content from our phone to our TV screen. Back in the day however it was very common for smartphones to have actual mini hdmi out ports. The desire for phones to become thinner and thinner meant hdmi out ports were a thing of the past. MHL quickly became pretty big. This allowed video signal to be output through your micro usb port through an adapter.
The HTC 10 does not have HML, but it does have display out. You can actually use an adapter to get HDMI out over USB Type C on this device. You can even charge your device while outputting HDMI. The only downside is this won't work with every Type-C to HDMI adapter as most adapters use MHL internally. You will have to find an adapter that specifically uses Display Out. Still this could come in handy if all you have is a dumb projector in the room and you need to make a presentation. Grab a compatible cable from the link below.
It looks like OnePlus will also be releasing a gold version of the OnePlus 3 soon. When the phone was announced several months back Soft Gold was one of the original colors for the phone. At release we only saw Graphite. Today OnePlus teased an image of the Soft Gold version of the OnePlus 3 via Weibo. Apparently OnePlus will be releasing this soon!
A while back some press images of the upcoming Note 7 leaked showing off Blue, Silver, and Black. While the colors looked great I was personally pretty bummed as I have grown quite fond of Gold on smartphones. I really went out of my way to order Gold on the Galaxy S6 Edge and somehow Verizon shipped me Blue anyhow. With the Galaxy S7 Edge I made sure i got Gold. It looks like I will get my wish when it comes to my choice of color on the Note 7 after all.
More press images of the device have leaked ahead of the August 2nd announcement. These images do show off a Gold version of the Note 7. We can also see a redesigned S-Pen. One thing worth noting, the S-Pen still has a notch near the pointy end of the device. This could mean the little sensor lever which was causing pens to get stuck when inserted backwards may still be there. Hopefully they have figured out a way to keep stuck pens from being a thing.
The images also include just about every angle. We also see the silver and light blue versions of the device showcased here. Of course the design is everything we expected it to be, full metal and glass bodies with the slight...
Although It has been three years since CyanogenMod attempted to be a real company. It appears as though the grand experiment of Cyanogen may turn out to be a failure. The attempt to make a popular fork of Android never took off and now Cyanogen is in the midst of some major layoffs, according to a new report by Android Police!
Cyanogen has already laid off 30 out of its 136 employees, which is 20% of the company, and the majority of those layoffs have been the open source software team. The systems and QA teams in Palo Alto and Seattle have seen big cuts, and Cyanogen's offices in Lisbon and India may be closed entirely. Some say that
this doesn't necessarily mean that CyanogenMod is being abandoned, but without people at the company to work on the ROM, it's hard to imagine how the project would continue.
South Korea Telecom prematurely published an information page for the baseline variant of the Galaxy Note 7 carrying the model number SM-N930S. The web page does reveal that the device will feature a 3,500mAh battery, which 100mAh less than the cell that ships on board the Galaxy S7 edge. It also states that the unit itself weighs in at a mere 169g, which is 2g less than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 5.
Are you satisfied with a 3,500mAh battery or were you hoping for a larger capacity? What do you think about this?
I am disappointed and I am hoping that it is not true! Why bring out a Premier phone with a lesser battery then the S7!
If you are currently packing your bags and getting ready to head to Rio for the summer olympics you will want to be sure that you are an T-mobile customer! T-Mobile has just announced they will be offering free unlimited high speed 4g lte data for their customers headed to the summer olympics. Calling to and from Brazil as well as texting worldwide will also be free in case you need to get in touch with your family members you left behind in the states. T-mobile estimates their will be more than 100,000 Americans in Rio for the Summer games.
Amazon had been selling a version of the Moto G4 with ads for $50 off. Pretty quickly people figured out how to remove these ads by unlocking the bootloader and making some simple changes to the software. Amazon has decided to sell the ad-free version of the phone for $150 as well. The G4 is a very capable device. It includes the Snapdragon 617 CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz and 2GB of Ram. The display is 5.5" and is full HD. The phone gets pretty great battery life with the included 3000mah battery. If you find yourself low on battery it does also include Turbo Charging. Head to the link below to grab this deal.