PSA: Twitter tells all subscribers to change their passwords because of bug

Twitter is asking all 336 million users to immediately change their passwords. It seems that a bug allowed users’ passwords to be saved on an internal log without encryption. There is no indication that they have been used or leaked, but as a precaution, Twitter is suggesting that new passwords be used by its subscribers. Twitter Support disseminated a tweet earlier this afternoon suggesting that Twitter subscribers “consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.”

The company did not reveal how many passwords were discovered on the internal log and Twitter …


HULU announces downloadable content, 20 million subscribers and more

Hulu has issued a press release to coincide with its event in Madison Square Garden today. The company has announced that it has hit 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and growth in other areas as well. Hulu stated its total engagement has risen 60 percent. It also noted that 78 percent of its customers view content on connected TVs at home. This displays the serious competition the company is creating for cable companies and other traditional forms of media. hulu is also expanding its original series lineup, announcing Four Weddings and a Funeral as well as Ramy. The streaming service also …

Xfinity Mobile loses $189 million during the first quarter despite adding 196,000 new subscribers

Xfinity Mobile, owned by cable giant Comcast, has reported its first quarter earnings report. During the three month period ended in March, Xfinity Mobile lost $189 million, which is a sizeable chunk of change. At the same time, the company added 196,000 new subscribers. Comcast doesn’t have to spend to build out a network, and sells its wireless service and phones from Xfinity stores already selling cable and internet. This might be a clue that Comcast is pricing Xfinity Mobile as a loss leader so that the company can push cable, internet and home phone service to its mobile subscribers.

Xfinity …

T-Mobile subscribers can no longer sign up for KickBack

When the clock struck 12 am this morning, and the calendar flipped to Friday the 13th, T-Mobile’s KickBack enrollment came to an end. Unless you’ve already signed up for KickBack, and keep paying for a qualifying rate plan, it no longer is an option for new or existing T-Mobile customers. Those enrolled in KickBack receive a $10 credit if they use 2GB of data or less on a T-Mobile postpaid phone or tablet line during a month.

KickBack kicked off on January 22nd, 2017 and has now kicked the bucket. T-Mobile says that it is ending the program since it was designed for those who don’t use much …

Cortana beta subscribers receive new features on Android

Those who have joined the beta program for Cortana on Android are receiving a new feature. Cortana is now able to read incoming messages aloud. Now that Cortana will also be able to send messages and make calls, it makes the app feel a bit more complete. The feature is enabled by default and works when your Android device is connected via Bluetooth to your car audio system or another audio device. There is also the option to have it enabled only when using a wired headset (if you still have a headphone jack). For those who do not need it, he feature can be disabled by the user in the …

Apple hits 38 million paying subscribers to Apple Music; update on the "Race to $1 trillion"

Apple announced today that it now has 38 million paying subscribers for its streaming music app, Apple Music. That is a pick up of 2 million new subscribers, or 5.6%, since February. The leading streaming music provider remains Spotify, which has 71 million paid customers for its premium service. Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas. Apple Music launched on June 30, 2015. Spotify had a huge head start as it debuted October 7th, 2008.

Unlike Spotify, Apple offers a three-month free trial …

T-Mobile gives subscribers free subscriptions to MLB.TV and At Bat Premium valued at $136

If you love baseball, you’re going to love T-Mobile. Subscribers of the nation’s third largest carrier can go to the T-Mobile Tuesdays app between March 27th and April 2nd to accept a free subscription to MLB.TV. This freebie is a grand slam home run for T-Mobile users since it carries a price tag of $115.99, and covers the entire 2018 regular season. MLB.TV streams all out-of-market games.

And wait, there’s more! Once again, T-Mobile subscribers get a free subscription to the best sports app in the App Store and Google Play. We are talking about At Bat Premium (valued at $19.99). The app …

New Cricket subscribers can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 for $350 (50% off) under certain conditions

A week from this Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will both be unveiled. All of a sudden, those with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will own a phone belonging to the previous generation. But this dynamic allows retailers and carriers to take an axe to the price of the 2017 flagships right now, as they try to quickly reduce their inventory of the older models to make room for the new units.

Take Cricket Wireless, for example. The AT&T-owned pre-paid carrier has a great deal on the Galaxy S8 that amounts to a 50% off discount. It’s simple, really. Switch …

Project Fi subscribers with a bad Nexus 5X are receiving the Moto X4 Android One as a replacement

Google’s hybrid MVNO Project Fi used to offer the Nexus 5X to its subscribers. However, a nasty bug led several units to bootloop, frustrating owners of those models that suffer with this affliction. Project Fi subscribers with a faulty Nexus 5X and the Device Protection Plan (which cost just $5 a month) were first given a replacement unit. Then, when Google ran out of inventory of replacement units, it offered subscribers turning in their bad phone just $100 in Google Store Credit, or a $53 check . Considering that Project Fi subscribers paid $350 for the Nexus 5X, those two options did not seem …

Whose subscribers use the most data? Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile and Sprint


Not that it comes as a huge surprise, but folks on the cheapest unlimited mobile data plans – those of T-Mobile and Sprint – are using much more bits and bytes than those on the “expensive” carriers like Verizon or AT&T, says a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.

As you can see from the graphs below, T-Mobile subscribers are the absolute leaders in monthly data usage among all four major US carriers, with about 5GB on average, followed by Sprint at about 4GB, Verizon at 3GB, and, finally, AT&T with the modest ~2GB. 
This …