Some U.K. smartphone users continue to get charged for phones that were already paid off

Some U.K. smartphone users could be overpaying for their carrier’s service according to Citizen’s Advice. The latter is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that advise people about money, legal and consumer issues. According to the agency, carriers like Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge for the cost of a handset even after the expense of the phone has already been covered.

U.K. consumers can pay a monthly rate for a 2-year fixed term contract. The monthly charge includes the cost of data and the price of a phone. After two-years go by, the …


Here's 10 paid Android icon packs that have gone free for a limited time, grab them while you can

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Joking aside, this week we’ve got 10 Android icon packs that have gone free for a limited time!

As usual, you can easily preview …

These paid iOS apps are free for a limited time

Ah! There aren’t many things better in life than rummaging through some paid apps that are available for free. Today, we have several iOS apps that would normally have you dipping into your wallet to pay for. However, for a limited time only, you can pick up these apps for free. That’s right, all you need to do is decide which apps you want and install them on your iOS device. No fuss, no muss.

There are some interesting apps to choose from including one that brings you a selection of live wallpaper, and another app that features eight “pocket tools” that might come in handy. Another app …

These paid Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically, the price of these icon packs is $1 or more, but now it’s possible to download them free of charge.

This assortment should give you some ideas for your next custom home screen masterpiece, just make sure you pick a nice wallpaper to match. Keep in mind that the freebie period on some of these ends soon, so act swiftly!

You can get a preview of each icon pack in the gallery above. The …

These paid Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them while you can

If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we have a soft sport for custom icon packs around here. And how couldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint and is among the basic rights of every Android user out there!

There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Okay, okay, we kid, but we do like custom icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with you, the readers!

As usual, you …

Apple Music now has 30 million paid subscribers

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine told industry rag Billboard that Apple’s music streaming service now has 30 million paid subscribers. That is up from the 27 million reported in June, and is half as many paid subscribers as the 60 million who pay industry leader Spotify every month for service. In addition, as many as 80 million Spotify users are signed up for the ad-supported free tier of service. Apple does not offer an ad-supported free-level of streaming music. However, the tech titan does provide a one time three-month free trial of Apple Music, which is one thing that Spotify does …

These paid Android games are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include an image, video (where available), and a short description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (September 20th), some of these titles …

Grab a bunch of paid Android games, now free for a limited time on Google Play!

Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include an image, video (where available), and a short description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (September 14th), some of these …

These paid Android games are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

Looking for some nice new games to play on your Android smartphone? If that’s the case, you might be pleased to hear that several games that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

This collection features several different genres, so we’ve made sure to include an image, video (where available), and a short description below each title in order to aid you in the selection process.

Also, make sure to check out the end of sale times for each game below the respective download link. At the time of writing (September 1st), some of these …

Jared Leto paid tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at the VMAs

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During Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Jared Leto paid tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Sound Garden’s Chris Cornell, who both died by suicide earlier this year.

Taking the stage to introduce footage of Linkin Park’s 2010 VMAs performance, Leto reflected on his friendship with the artists and encouraged those who may feel like “there is no hope” to “reach out, share your thoughts, do not give up.”

Read a snippet of Leto’s tribute here:

If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Here is a list of international resources.  Read more…

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