Virgin Mobile adds current iPhone users to Inner Circle, offering one-year of unlimited for $1

Pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile announced its new iPhone-only plan back in June. Called the Inner Circle, customers purchasing an iPhone from Virgin receive one-year of unlimited talk, text and high-speed data for $1. After the year is up, members of the Inner Circle pay $50 a month to keep the unlimited data plan going. This includes receiving streaming video at 480p (DVD quality), and streaming music at a rate up to 500 kbps. Cloud gaming streams at 2 mbps. During periods of heavy traffic, these speeds can be throttled. 

Today, Virgin is extending the offer to include customers of …


iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in ‘millionths of a second’

Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed, according to a report by the Korea Herald citing insider info.
The Samsung Galaxy series were among the first mainstream devices to feature iris recognition, but the speed and accuracy of the current technology leave a lot to be desired, and maybe that is why current phones ship with an eye scanner AND a fingerprint reader.
The iPhone 8, …

Support for current version of Nexbit Robin is over

Starting yesterday, August 1st, the unique Nextbit Robin has lost support from the manufacturer. That includes the end to warranty, phone and chat support for the device. Software patches will continue to be disseminated to the handset via OTA updates, but there is no guarantee that the next build of Android, Android “O,” will be received by the Nextbit Robin. In addition, those requiring help with their phone can go to the self-help page at help.nextbit.com.

The Nextbit Robin is known for its cloud storage capabilities with each unit coming with 100GB of free cloud storage. That is in addition …

Pixel XL 2 size compared to current Pixel and Pixel XL, based on recent leak

A couple of days ago, we got our first glimpse at what the 2017 Google Pixel XL 2 would look like. A design that revisits last year’s look with a partially-covered-by-glass back and adopts the new trends of super-thin bezels and 2:1 screen aspect ratio.

After that leak made its rounds, serial leakster Benjamin Geskin sidetracked from leaking iPhone 8 bits for a while and made a couple of renders that showcase how the Pixel XL 2 would look in silver and blue. Then, he went ahead and visualized a size comparison.

In the below image, which is based on everything we (think we) know so …

U.S. Cellular offers free iPhone 7 to switchers and promotions for current subscribers

U.S. Celullar needs some subscribers, so it’s organized a promotion to the taste of many. The budget-oriented carrier offers a free iPhone 7 to customers who switch and bring a working, qualifying phone in healthy condition. Examples of phones you can trade in include the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The carrier will cover the cost of the new iPhone by issuing 30 monthly bill credits worth $18.28/mo, in addition to a $100 US Cellular promo card. Moreover, current U.S. Cellular customers can buy a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and have $200 taken off of any new iPhone they upgrade to.

U.S. …

Starting today, Verizon subscribers can sign up to insure their current handsets

Everyone at one time or another has dropped their handset causing serious damage to their phone. Yet, when we buy a new handset and the rep asks us if we are purchasing insurance, the answer is inevitably “no.”  We start thinking that insurance is a rip off, and after all, there is the deductible that needs to be covered. But Verizon’s insurance package might change the way you look at phone insurance.

Starting today, for a limited time only, Verizon subscribers are getting another chance to insure their current handsets with Total Mobile Protection. You have until July 14th to enroll. …

26% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan on upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8

The most anticipated Apple iPhone in years is expected to be unveiled and released as soon as September. The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will reportedly launch with an edge-to-edge OLED display. That would make it the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel. In addition, if the technology allows for it, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner will be embedded under the screen. The Apple A11 chipset will be driving the device, which might be equipped with a 3D sensing front-facing sensor that will allow for face recognition capabilities.

A survey taken by Branding Brand, a …

Started from the bottom, now we're here: 4K footage shows the current state of the Apple Park

The construction of Apple Park, the futuristic circular new headquarters that will house more than 12,000 employees, is almost complete.

The 2.8-million-square-foot “spaceship” and the surrounding auxiliary R&D buildings that are propped across 175 acres of land are receiving some final major touches, which hint that Apple is indeed aiming to finish the large-scale project by year’s end.

Thanks to a 4K drone video footage captured by YouTube creator Matthew Roberts, we get to see the whole of Apple Park from the best possible vantage point that leaves almost nothing …

Bring your current number to T-Mobile and score a free Apple iPhone 7


How would you like to get an Apple iPhone 7 for free? Starting today and running through March 16th, new and existing T-Mobile customers who bring their current phone number to the Un-carrier will get a free iPhone 7 or an Apple iPhone 7 Plus for only $100. Consumers will be switching to T-Mobile One which gives them unlimited high speed data including video streamed at 720p (HD). Taxes and fees are included in the price as long as subscribers agree to Auto Pay.

When you trade in a qualified handset, you will get the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on T-Mobile’s EIP. After crediting you instantly …

Unique features of the LG G6 that set it apart from the current competition

LG finally lifted the veil on the G6 at MWC earlier today, and it sure was a sight to behold! The LG G6 has an amazingly compact footprint with almost bezel-less design, as a spacious 5.7-inch display occupies its front in a strikingly efficient manner. It boggles the mind how a device with almost the same dimensions as the 5.3-inch LG G5 can have such a big screen and remain adequately usable with one hand at the same time. But there’s more to the G6 than skin-deep beauty – the entire phone has been cleverly devised to utilize the new screen aspect ratio to its fullest, …