T-Mobile launches Alcatel GO Flip dumb phone for just $75

Even though smartphone sales exploded in the last couple of years, there are still many consumers who are still using so-called “dumb phones.” Few major brands still launch feature phones, and they’re mostly selling well in emerging markets where people can’t afford smartphones.

Well, it appears that T-Mobile has picked up a new features phone, the Alcatel GO Flip. As the name suggests, this is a clamshell phone that offers just the basic traits even though it packs decent specs.

First off, it’s worth pointing out the Alcatel GO Flip is available at T-Mobile …

Vertu launches tacky, expensive, helicopter-delivered Cobra Limited Edition phone

Warning – here be snakes! Opulent, red, ruby snakes. If it weren’t for the impeccable craftsmanship that went into creating the cobra mosaic out of 439 rubies and 2 emeralds (for the eyes), the new Vertu Signature Cobra Limited Edition would have looked about as tasteful as any other phone by the notorious luxury brand – that is, not much.

Vertu phones are “look at how rich I am” phones, not pieces of near-perfection like the Galaxies and iPhones we enjoy today. Still, ruby snakes on a phone is badass any time of the year and we’d gladly have one of these just for …

Sprint launches BOGO deal on iPhone 7, but you can only lease the phones

Carriers in the United States race each other in offering great deals on some of the most expensive flagships available on the market. Not long ago, T-Mobile announced a BOGO (buy one, get one for free) deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG had a similar promotion on the G6, which was quickly pulled for reasons unknown.

Sprint has an entirely different promotional offer, which targets Apple fans rather than Android users. The carrier recently launched a BOGO deal on the iPhone 7, but it’s only available for customers who want to lease the phones instead …

Apple wants to teach you how to use the iPhone's camera, launches photography tutorial series

Do you want to take better shots with your iPhone but don’t know much about photography? If that’s the case, you might want to check out Apple’s new “How to Shoot on iPhone 7” tutorial series. 
The tech giant recently updated its YouTube channel with a bunch of short informational videos which aim to teach iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners a few tricks on how to properly utilize the camera …

Samsung launches new 5100 mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack

Samsung recently released a brand new Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack that’s compatible with USB, microUSB, and USB Type-C devices (cable and adapter included in the box). The battery pack – model number EB-PG950 – includes a 5100 mAh battery, so it can provide at least 1 full recharge to any compatible smartphone. The accessory also features an LED power indicator, and a built-in strap for easy carrying.

Obviously, Samsung presents the new battery pack as being an ideal accessory for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships, despite the fact that the …

BlackBerry launches BBM Sticker Factory for artists who want to reach a wider audience

Canadian company BlackBerry has just announced the immediate availability of a new portal for artists who create BBM stickers and want to tap into a bigger audience. Since their release back in 2014, BlackBerry held loads of BBM sticker contests that helped grow the database.

At the same time, these contests gave many artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience. Since the BBM sticker contests have been so popular among artists, BlackBerry has decided to keep one going all year long.

Thanks to the new BBM Sticker Factory portal, anyone can …

T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Plus launches this Sunday

T-Mobile will be launching its Premium Device Protection Plus this Sunday May 7th. As you probably could tell from the “Plus” tacked on to the name, this service has all of the same features as the regular plan with some extras thrown in. You might recall that we told you back in March that T-Mobile’s Premium Device Protection includes free AppleCare+. The regular service offers protection against loss, theft and accidental damage.

The “Plus” features include McAfee ID Protection which protects you from identity theft. You will be insured for up to $1 million to cover the expenses incurred …

Amazon launches FreeTime for Android smartphones and tablets

First launched in 2012, Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited is a monthly subscription service that hosts a massive library of kid-friendly content, including books, TV shows, movies, games and apps. Up until now, the service was available on Kindle devices and the Fire TV only, but Amazon changed this today by launching the FreeTime app on Google Play.

The app is free to use and offers children access to a curated selection of over 40,000 YouTube videos and websites, while an Unlimited plan that starts at $2.99 per month unlocks an additional trove of over 10,000 age-appropriate …

OtterBox launches rugged Call of Duty iPhone cases

OtterBox, maker of rugged smartphone accessories, today announced two Call of Duty themed cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6/6s.

Part of OtterBox’s Defender Series, the new cases are obviously targeted at the millions of fans playing and enjoying Call of Duty – the first-person shooter that debuted on Windows over a decade ago, now being widely available on iOS and Android handsets (in various iterations).

Priced at $59.95 a piece, these Call of Duty iPhone cases are similar to the regular Defender Series cases when it comes to features. You’re getting a triple-layer tough case, …

Samsung launches Marshmallow parental controls app for Android devices

A new Android application from Samsung has just hit Google Play Store, Marshmallow. The name has nothing to do with Google’s version of Android. Instead, it’s meant to help children learn to use their smartphones in a “healthy” way.

Aside from that, Samsung Marshmallow allows parents to use it to talk about smartphone usage habits with their children. On the other hand, children can learn how to use a smartphone by making their own usage plans, achieving goals, and getting rewarded.

However, I do believe that Samsung Marshmallow is a bit unrealistic since it allows children to make …