Category archives for: Cell Phones

Privacy Focused Tor Browser Comes To Android

The Tor web browser is now available for Android phones. Tor provides complete privacy and anonymity using onion routing –  routes traffic through multiple servers to mask its source, and encrypts it each step of the way. The Tor browser interface is based on the familiar Firefox browser. It also provides protections against cross-site tracking […]

AT&T Is The First US Carrier To Accept Bitcoin

AT&T now accepts Bitcoin for paying bills. “We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, vice president, AT&T Communications Finance Business Operations. “We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.” The option is […]

Wiko Coming To The US Phone Market

French phone maker Wiko is entering the US market this month. A statement on their new US web site states that they are – “partnering with one of the leading mobile carriers to offer a smartphone … created to simplify your life at an affordable price.” The company already sells its phones in more than […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Supports T-Mobile / Sprint Merger

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will recommend the agency approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. To secure the recommendation, the companies have promised to divest the Boost prepaid brand and not raise prices for three years. With Commissioner Brendan Carr also announcing his support, the deal seems close to FCC approval. […]

Sprint Now Taking Pre-Orders On Their First 5G Phone – LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Sprint’s first 5G phone — the LG V50 ThinQ 5G — will launch on May 31st. Sprint is now taking pre-orders with special pre-order pricing on the LG V50: 50% off ($24/month with a “Sprint Flex lease”). Sprint is also offering a 5G mobile hotspot from HTC. Sprint’s initial 5G coverage includes Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, […]

Minecraft Is Going AR With Minecraft Earth

Microsoft is working on a new Minecraft game for phones that uses AR to overlay Minecraft as a persistent, massively multiplayer game over the whole planet. Players will be able to build with Minecraft blocks anywhere in public. Players will be able to see avatars of other players and collaborate. Adventure challenges will pop up in […]

MLB’s At Bat App Adds Major New Features – Leading Off With DVR Controls

  The At Bat app, which lets used watch out of market Major League Baseball games has shipped a major update. Leading off the changes are two headline new features which are MLB.TV Live Rewind and Alternate Audio The first is DVR-style Major League Changes First up is MLB.TV Live Rewind – this new feature […]

The Feature Packed, Budget Conscious Coolpad Legacy Comes To Metro by T-Mobile

Metro by T-Mobile is now selling the Coolpad Legacy today, a $130 Android phone with a huge 6.36-inch screen and several features not usually found on phones in that price range. The phone sports a metal frame with Gorilla Glass 3 front, fingerprint reader, full-HD display with 2:1 aspect ratio, 4,000 mAh battery, Quick Charge […]

T-Mobile Will Start Selling the OnePlus 7 Pro On The 17th

T-Mobile will start selling the forthcoming OnePlus 7 Pro nationwide on May 17th. OnePlus made a name for itself offering “affordable flagship” phones and selling them unlocked. The company inked its first US carrier deal last year with T-Mobile selling the  OnePlus 6T.

Android Q Sports Storage Encryption Standard

  Android Q will include new cryptography software called Adiantum, which allows any device to keep user data encrypted, something that previously required cryptographic acceleration hardware. Google also announced that “all compatible Android devices newly launching with Android Q are required to encrypt user data, with no exceptions”. The policy seems to exempt devices that […]

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