Tag Archive: Mobile


How much mobile data does streaming media use?

Here’s the breakdown on how much data streaming music and video use so you know how much to budget.

The things most of us love to do with our phones is also the thing that eats the most data: stream music and video.

Modern phones and streaming services were made for each other. Your phone is capable of delivering high-quality content through the screen or its audio components and streaming services like YouTube, Netflix and Spotify were  [Read More…]

Virgin Mobile says it will continue to support its Android user base

Last week, Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced it will stop selling Android smartphones and will instead be offering only iPhones, as well as a new iPhone-exclusive unlimited plan dubbed the “Inner Circle”. But while the news was greeted with enthusiasm by some, Android phone owners under the carrier were understandably starting to get worried. In a […]

YouTube’s mobile app will soon adapt to any video size to fill the display

Present at the VidCon conference in Anaheim, California, YouTube made a pretty interesting announcement: soon its mobile app will soon be able to fill the screen when you’re watching a clip – regardless of how it was shot. Soon the YouTube app will gain the capacity to dynamically adapt to any type of video you’re […]

Virgin Mobile goes all-in on iPhone, will no longer offer Android phones

In a sea of prepaid carriers, you have to do something dramatic to differentiate.

Virgin Mobile, the unconventional MVNO operating on the Sprint network, has announced it’s going iPhone-only. That’s right, it’s a whole mobile carrier that will only sell iPhones and service for them, in a move to hopefully focus on a profit center and distinguish itself from other prepaid carriers.

Virgin Mobile is kicking off the new iPhone exclusivity with a crazy plan that gives  [Read More…]

Google introduces reCAPTCHA Android API to keep mobile apps safer from bot abuse

Adding reCAPTCHA functionality is but another tool for Android developers to keep their apps secure.

Machine learning and security were big themes at Google I/O, including making the Google Play Protect service more visible to users. In a recent post on the Android Developers Blog, Google has announced the first reCAPTCHA Android API as part of Google Play Services.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past 10 years, you’ve surely run into Google’s  [Read More…]

LG is releasing a mobile payment app, and you’ll never guess the name

Get ready for LG Pay, at least if you live in South Korea.

The mobile payment world just got a little more crowded, according to the Korea Herald. LG is deploying the entirely obviously named LG Pay in South Korea with the help of four credit card companies and big plans for expansion. LG Pay is expected to compete directly with the more well known Samsung Pay by offering a different approach to emulating regular cards in magnetic stripe  [Read More…]

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OnePlus is giving away ten OnePlus 5’s in its mobile photography contest

OnePlus hasn’t been shy about its upcoming phone, the OnePlus 5. I suppose that shouldn’t surprise us because OnePlus isn’t a traditional phone manufacturer. It’s not going keep the lid on all the specs, ignore the leaks, then announce it at some big event. Leaks are going to happen and instead of trying to hide […]

Best mobile plan add-ons for international travel

Don’t let your wireless bill spoil your summer vacation!

With summer just around the corner, you’ve likely finalized your travel plans before you set for a summer vacation.

If your travels are going to take you out of the U.S., you’ll want to know your carrier’s international roaming plans and policies before you accidentally rack up a massive bill. We’ve broken everything down in terms of the Big Four carriers.

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Comcast sets its sights for the wireless market with Xfinity Mobile

The television and internet conglomerate has teamed up with Verizon Wireless in an attempt to become its own mobile operator.

In its ever-present quest for wireless superiority, Comcast quietly launched its own mobile network, aptly dubbed Xfinity Mobile. The service offers an unlimited data plan or you can pay by the gigabyte. It’s only available to those with existing Comcast internet service, however.

Xfinity Mobile began its nationwide rollout last week. It’s typically $ 65 a month for unlimited  [Read More…]