Deal: Grab the iPhone SE 32GB with AT&T prepaid service for just $149.99

The small iPhone SE is very popular among Apple fans, which is why the Redmond-based company was convinced to launch a sequel in the coming months, or so the rumors say.

The 4-inch iPhone has been available in the United States for quite some time across many carriers and retailers. Currently, the smartphone sells for $200-$250, even lower if manage to strike a good deal.

Speaking of deals, Best Buy has a promotional offer for the iPhone SE 32GB, thus enabling customers to purchase it for just $149.99. However, the retailer only offers the AT&T version …


Google Play Music and YouTube Red to be merged into a new streaming service

Google has just confirmed that two of its most popular streaming services will be merged to provide a single, more advanced experience. While this isn’t the first time that we hear about a possible merger between Google Play Music and YouTube Red, it’s the first time that an official confirmed the information.

Googler Lyor Cohen said during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York that his company has to merge these two services in order to educate customers and increase the number of subscribers.

According to Cohen, Google considers …

Unlimited service helps Verizon top expectations for the second quarter

For its first full quarter offering an Unlimited data plan, Verizon returned to a growth pattern. From April through June, the nation’s largest carrier added 358,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers. This is a giant improvement from the 86,000 net additions added during last year’s quarter. Overall net additions came to 614,000. While that is less than the 615,000 added in the second quarter of 2016, it greatly topped estimates of a 115,000 increase predicted by JP Morgan. The Wall Street consensus was for a small 70,000 gain. Wireless revenue slipped 1.9% to $21.3 billion during the three month …

Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf now sees a 2019 launch for 5G service in the U.S.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf says that mobile internet speeds will hit incredible new records in 2019 as 5G service becomes real in that year. While the executive said that most in the industry pick 2020 as the the launch year for the next generation of mobile wireless service, “people are pulling us faster.” According to Mollenkopf, that means “You’ll see 5G in 2019 for sure.”

Some of the demand for 5G is being driven by mobile device users seeking an improved video experience. 5G service is expected to deliver data speeds as much as 100 times the current rate. With 5G, video files that …

Do you store your photos on the cloud and which service do you use?

Gone are the days of camera films with 30-something poses limiting us to only photographing the “important moments”. Gone are the days of 16 GB storage options severely crippling our phone’s image and video storing capabilities. Now, we can take dozens of shots of that one rose we saw on the way to work, and we have some pretty hefty room and great cloud services that help us keep and transfer our memorabilia across devices, potentially keeping them forever.

Google’s Photos service is among the most popular ones out there since it gives you infinite storage for your images, as long as you …

22,000 people unwittingly agree to clean toilets in exchange for Wi-Fi service

Does anybody really read the long-winded terms of service agreements that mobile users often have to agree to in order to use certain features on apps or websites? Usually, this requires reading (or pretending to read) paragraphs that could put an insomniac to sleep, followed by tapping on a box  to indicate acceptance of the terms. A British company called Purple wanted to prove that nobody reads these terms, so it devised an interesting experiment.

Purple happens to provide Wi-Fi hotspots for Legoland, Outback Steakhouse and Pizza Express. In order to see if anyone reads the TOS conditions, …

AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

This free service puts all artworks at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art right in your phone

If you are an art fan or just looking to waste some time on your mobile, doing something that is a lot more sophisticated than, say, chasing Pokémons around, then the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has something you will truly love.

Apparently, the museum kicked off a service last year that allows you to get on-demand photos of pieces of art from the collection the museum holds. SFMOMA houses more than 35,000 artworks, mostly sculptures, paintings and photographs, all of which could be accessed by sending a text to 572-51.

Your text message should …

Sony's TrackID music recognition service is closing down

Sony users are probably familiar with TrackID. It used to come pre-installed on all Xperia handsets before the current Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium. Now, we know why Sony didn’t bother installing it by default – because the service is shutting down on 15 September 2017.

This piece of news comes out of the blue, and Sony hasn’t provided any details as to why it wants to off TrackID. Our guess would be that the music recognition software is just costing too much unjustified resources for the Japanese tech giant, but that’s just a speculation at this point. The official information which …

Game streaming service Twitch launches new Android and iOS apps

Twitch is trying to lure as many mobile fans as possible to its game streaming service. The first step in achieving that is the release of a revamped Twitch app for Android and iOS platforms.

The new app comes with a dark mode, as well as loads of new features and improvements such as Instant Playlist (a collection of content accessible by swiping down on the screen) and Language Ranking (featured streams organized based on certain languages and regions).

There’s also a new Mobile Streaming option that allows users to start a stream directly to their channel …