T-Mobile's got some harsh words for the changes to AT&T's no-contract service plans.
Calling them confusing and expensive, T-Mobile marketing executive Andrew Sherrard said in an e-mail to CNET that the "'me-too' off-contract rate plan misses the mark."
AT&T earlier on Thursday unveiled changes to its mobile share plans that would offer savings to people who sign up for the service without signing a contract, meaning they pay full price for a new phone, bring their phone, or sign up for the monthly installment program, AT&T Next.
The plans, which … Read more
With the arrival of iOS 7, iPhone and iPad users received a smattering of Instagram-style visual-effect filters for snapping photos. But they can't be used when shooting video.
Enter Spotliter Video, a free app that provides a choice of distinctive filters for video recording. It is, quite simply, like Instagram for video, though without the integrated sharing options.
It works like this: fire up the app, then tap to choose an effect from the scrolling selector along the bottom. Spotliter offers a dozen of them, but not just the usual assortment of sepia, black-and-white, and so on.
Rather, you … Read more
Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally has been topping lists as the most desirable candidate to take the reins from Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, but the odds are going down on the 68-year-old executive leaving the automaker.
"Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that's all I know," company board director Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, told Bloomberg. "Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014."
Speaking on Bloomberg TV on Thursday, Mulally said he planned to stay at Ford. &… Read more
AT&T is finally providing its no-contract customers with a break on its plans.
The company said Thursday that it is tweaking its mobile share plans, changing around various parts to give customers a break. The savings apply to customers who pay full price for their phone, bring a compatible phone to the network, or participate in its monthly installment plan, AT&T Next. Customers can sign up for the new plans on Sunday.
By reducing its prices, AT&T is finally addressing the biggest knock on its prior no-contract plans: the lack of a discount that … Read more
Think about how you process your daily snail mail. If you're anything like me, you separate the important items -- bills, letters, cards, and so on -- into one pile and the fliers, catalogs, magazines, and other stuff into another.
Free iOS app Cannonball applies that same concept to managing e-mail on your iPad, automatically separating the wheat messages from the chaff messages and presenting them in a visually appealing format. It also incorporates a few handy elements from popular e-mail client Mailbox.
The app supports Gmail, iCloud, Outlook.com, and Yahoo, and offers a unified inbox for users … Read more
Want a little reward for your next Android smartphone purchase? Amazon is tempting buyers with a promise of free Cloud Drive storage.
As part of its latest Cloud Drive promotion, the retail giant is doling out 50GB worth of free storage in return for buying select Android smartphones. The list of qualifying phones stretches out to five pages and includes the latest devices from Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, and other vendors, so you're likely to find the brand and model that you want.
There is a catch, though. Yes, there's always a catch.
Your free 50GB of space … Read more
AT&T wants to be there for the elderly when they fall down.
The Dallas-based telecommunications giant has unveiled its AT&T EverThere service, a mobile personal-emergency-response system that comes in the form of a device that goes off if the person has a sudden fall. The device would be used to ensure senior citizens get adequate help if they fall or have an accident.
AT&T EverThere is part of the company's push into the health care industry and is part of its expanded connected devices business. The company has been moving into different areas … Read more
Yota Devices, the mobile company that has caught the attention of the smartphone world with its dual-screen YotaPhone, already has its sights set on a second-generation device.
Speaking to Pocket-lint in an interview published Wednesday, Yota chief Vlad Martynov said that his company plans on launching the second-generation YotaPhone in late 2014. Martynov didn't provide details on the second-generation handset.
Martynov was also forthcoming in an interview with CNET. During that discussion, Martynov said that his company is already "working very hard on the second" YotaPhone, adding that plans are also in place for a third-generation option. … Read more