AT&T launches Threat Defender, an Android app that's not meant to protect your smartphone


File this under “carriers do wacky things” to please customers. The “culprit” in this case? AT&T, which has just launched an Android app called Threat Defender. Even the most non-tech savvy consumers would probably think that the new app launched by the US carrier is meant to protect their smartphones.

Alas, AT&T Threat Defender is purely an entertainment app that’s only good to “protect” you from boredom for a little while. If you haven’t guessed it yet, Threat Defender is an interactive game that’s available to everyone who owns a device running Android 2.3 and up.

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The best deals on an iPhone 8/Plus pre-order at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and Target

Today is iPhone 8 preorder day, and those who pull the trigger now will be among the first to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest glass-y handsets with drastically faster chipsets and upgraded cameras, not to mention the wireless and wired charging speeds. T-Mobile started the promo season on iPhone upgrades with a press release yesterday, and the other carriers and retailers might be forced to respond, that is why we will be scouring the airwaves for deals on Apple’s newest iPhones to help you choose.
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Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular: AT&T and Verizon unveil monthly plan rates

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a cellular connectivity option that costs $400 for the 38mm size and $430 for the larger, 42mm size, but did you know that you will need to pay an additional monthly fee to your carrier in order to use that cellular connectivity?
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have now announced prices: it will cost $10 a month to get that cellular connected watch rolling on their network.
This makes 2017 one of the priciest years to own already premium priced Apple products. The iPhone X costs more …

Why did Verizon and AT&T networks slow down? Unlimited plan users went crazy with mobile data

T-Mobile has another reason to brag after the latest Speedtest results by Oookla – it has been pegged as the fastest US network in the first half of the year, mainly on account of the fact that the Verizon and AT&T speeds have slowed down significantly after the two big carriers introduced unlimited data offerings. 

In fact, according to Opanga Network analysts, the average mobile data consumption has increased twofold since the carriers went unlimited, which explains the enormous strain on Verizon and AT&T networks, which are the ones with the most customers. 
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ZTE Axon Multy with dual-screen design coming soon to AT&T

ZTE and AT&T are planning to launch an interesting smartphone that will feature a foldable dual-screen design, in the vein of the 6-years old Sprint-exclusive Kyocera Echo  (pictured in this article). According to Venture Beat, the upcoming handset is called ZTE Axon Multy, and should be exclusively sold by AT&T come mid-October.

Reportedly, the ZTE Axon Multy is a horizontal clamshell with two 1920 x 1080 pixel screens that normally sit on the phone’s front and back, respectively. When the device is unfolded, the screens form a 6.8-inch flat display area – which, to be fair, …

Space Black BlackBerry KEYone is exclusive to AT&T and it launches today

The BlackBerry KEYone is available from AT&T starting today, priced at $16.67 a month for 30 months. The handset comes in Space Black, a color that is exclusive to AT&T. In the states, both Sprint and AT&T are the only carriers offering the KEYone. The handset features a 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 protected display with a resolution of 1080 x 1620. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 625 SoC carrying an octa-core CPU running at a 2GHz clock speed, with the Adreno 506 GPU inside.

The physical QWERTY keyboard is not only among the best ever attached to a smartphone, …

AT&T update for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge brings latest Android security patch

AT&T is rolling out a new software upgrade for four Samsung smartphones. Owners of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge will be happy to know that their devices will get the latest Android security patch after updating.

For the S7 and S7 Edge, the update weighs in at 41.6 MB and bumps the software version to G930AUCS4BQH1 and G935AUCS4BQH1, respectively. Note 4 owners should get a 28.3MB patch with version N910AUCS2EQH1, while those who possess a Note Edge are to expect a 22.2MB file with version N915AUCS2DQH1. 
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Cheap LG K20 now available on AT&T

AT&T recently started selling the LG K20, a new smartphone that offers decent features without costing more than $120. Customers can buy the handset for $119.99 outright, or $4.00 per month with a 30-month installment agreement.

Resembling the LG K20 Plus (available on T-Mobile and MetroPCS) and the K20 V (sold by Verizon), AT&T’s LG K20 sports a 5.3-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. The smartphone further offers a fingerprint scanner, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, 8 MP …

BlackBerry KEYone arriving at AT&T on September 1

Sprint will remain the only carrier to offer the BlackBerry KEYone for the rest of this month. However, come September, the smartphone will be available for purchase at AT&T. Moreover, the carrier announced the KEYone will come in a unique Space Black color, which will only be available at AT&T.

We have yet to learn the outright price of the BlackBerry KEYone, but we do know customers will be able to get it on AT&T Next for $16.67 for 30 months. The smartphone is supposed to hit shelves on September 1, so you’ll have to wait just one more week.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: price and release date on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price and release date are now officially confirmed.
The official release date for the Galaxy Note 8 is set for September 15th, 2017. However, pre-orders open earlier, on Thursday, August 24th.

Pre-order Aug 24th, get it on Sept 15th, price set at $930

The full retail price is set at the quite steep $930 for the unlocked version of the phone on T-Mobile (it might vary slightly on other carriers), which is higher than the $850 price of last year’s Galaxy Note 7. If you buy the …