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Microsoft to lower price for Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 for a day

This deal is only good until suplies last. Starting Monday, Microsoft’s new 12 days of deals promotion promises a sale each day until Christmas week rings in. To kick off the holiday discounts, Microsoft will sell the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99, down dramatically from $299 at its retail outlets and online stores.

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Google play expected to get new features

Google Play will tell you if an app or game features in-app purchases. While it won’t indicate the cost or how many transactions might be available, it lets one know that the free game might not be free in the end.One new addition to the Google Play app is the introduction of an activity feed. In essence, this lets users view and share a stream of your activities as it pertains to the Play store.

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HTC goes gold

Finland-based retailer Gigantti on Monday started selling a gold-colored HTC One, featuring a 4.7-inch display and 1.7GHz quad-core processor. The handset comes with the same design as previous HTC One models, but boasts the long-rumored gold finish. HTC already sells versions in silver, black, blue, and red.

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Tablets sell more than phones in the holidays

This year the browsing and purchase percentage for tablets have surpassed the percentages on mobile phone. This can mean a lot to the the mobile app developers. If customers are buying more tablets than phones, this means the applications on tablets are going to be on high demand.

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Unlocked Iphone 5s will be sold through Apple Store

For the customers who refuse signing contracts and prefer owning an unlocked phone, Apple store will be selling the unlocked iPhone 5s starting at $649. This will improve the sales for international customers. Unlocked phone can be activated with any carrier, so it gives the liberty for customers to choose what carrier they want after they buy the phone.

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Xbox enables users to use their smartphones

Microsoft has launched an app that will enable Xbox users to use their tablet or smartphone to control the screen. You can use your phone to navigate through the device or even play games. The application also provides a second screen on your phone to allow the user to perform web related searches or select other games to play. This application is a great idea for the who want to control the screen and play games with one device.

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Europe flights will allow use of mobile device

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it will guide people to use mobile devices on airplanes as long as its in flight mode. They are finding new ways to make phone calls or send text messages while flying. This may or may not change the way people use their phones as soon as they board the plane.

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Verizon lowers price of Moto X

Customers who want to purchase a new Moto X, now is the time. Verizon has lowered the price of the phone by half the original price. Signing a two year contract gives you the opportunity to pay $50 to get this phone. the Moto X is equipped with a 4.7 inch OLED screen. Shipping is free and you will receive the phone is about five days.

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iPad explodes in Vodafone store, forces customers to evacuate

An iPad that was being demoed in a Vodafone store in Australia bursted into flames. Everyone had to evacuate the store immediately. Luckily no one was injured. This news can affect Apple in many ways. It can cause a lot of commotion and make the iPad sales decrease. Many people may be scared of purchasing a new iPad because they wouldn’t want to get hurt.

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MetroPCS adds waterproof Kyocera Hydro XTRM to roster

For those customers who don’t like to sign lengthy contracts, this may be the phone you want to purchase next. With a impact resistant screen and waterproof exterior, it is priced at $169.99. Many mobile users have to replace their phone because they dropped in their toilet or forgot to take it out of their pocket after diving in a pool.This new Kyocera Hydro will save you tons of money if you’re one of those customers.

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Boost Mobile will be offering iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

Boost mobile will be offering iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c starting November 8th.
The carrier announced the news Friday, saying that it will offer the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5S will start at $549.99 for the 16GB model contract-free. The iPhone 5C will start at $449.99, while the iPhone 4S will set customers back $299.99 at the carrier’s stores.

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Radio Shack offers iPad trade-in deal

Buyers can trade in an older iPad and use the cash to help pay for the new Air or take it in the form of a gift card.Consumers who want to get rid of their old iPad can score a few dollars through Radio Shack’s trade-in program.
With the debut of the new iPad Air on Friday, Radio Shack will offer owners of previous editions a trade-in price as high as $225 depending on the model. Trading in the iPad 2 guarantees you $125 back, the iPad 3 $175, the iPad Retina (fourth-generation) $225, and the original iPad Mini $150.

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Repainted Ipad Mini reaches some Apple stores

The original iPad Mini has been given a space gray paint job to match the new Retina Mini, and now that repainted model seems to be hitting Apple Stores.
Some larger Apple Stores apparently had the space gray version of last year’s model in stock early Thursday, according to AppleInsider. But those initial supplies quickly sold out. Sources told 9to5Mac that the tablet popped up at several Apple stores, though not all of them, and advised interested customers to call their local store to check on availability.
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iPhone 5S, 5C comes to Cricket

Cricket customers waiting for the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C can stop twiddling their fingers and start reaching for their wallets.
The prepaid carrier announced on Friday that the 16GB versions of Apple’s latest crop of smartphones is on sale. Following the trendy new sales structure, Cricket offers two ways to pay. You can buy the iPhone 5S for $599.99 up front or for $25 down, making up the difference with long-term monthly installments.

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Apple, Samsung top J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Apple’s iPhone ranked the highest with AT&T and Verizon customers — the largest carriers in the nation — while Sprint and T-Mobile customers were more satisfied with Samsung’s devices. Research company J.D. Power conducted the survey between February and August this year, so that means T-Mobile customers didn’t get a chance to rank the iPhone’s performance. The smartphone didn’t land on the T-Mobile network until March.Read more…

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Amazon 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX on its way to doorsteps

Amazon announced two tablets last month, one that comes with a 7-inch screen costing at about $229 and the 8.9 inches costing at around $379. Customers who ordered the Kindle Fire will start receiving their tablets pretty soon. The customers who are buying the tablets now will receive them by next week.Those customers who decided to purchase the bigger screen will have to wait some more days to receive their tablet. Read more…

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Galaxy Gear’s fake discount through T-mobile

The new and innovative Galaxy Gear has consumers excited. This accessory that was released with Samsung’s new mobile device, the Note 3, costs $299.99. However, rumors spread through the public that if you entered the promotional code FALLFUN30 you would receive the Galaxy Gear with a thirty percent discount through T-Mobile. When T-Mobile saw this they quickly reacted saying “no” and let the public know that although they were able to order their products they were never charged. They denied the discounted price and apologized.

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Trade in your smartphone and get $100 at Best Buy

Starting October 13th until October 19th, costumers who are willing to give up their old smartphone can get $100 credit. The smartphone should be able to turn on and not have any water damage. This deal is available in all Best Buy stores nation wide. This can mean alot of savings for people that are wanting to purchase the new iPhone 5s and the 5c. Read more…

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AT&T’s prepaid carrier, now offering the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

AT&T’s prepaid carrier Aio Wireless is now offering the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

The company on Friday started letting customers order Apple’s new handsets online and in stores. The iPhone 5C starts at $549.99, while customers who want the iPhone 5S can get their hands on that device for a starting price of $649.99. Aio Wireless has the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in stock. Plans start at $40 per month. This can improve the company but it can also attract costumers to get prepaid phones instead of signing contracts and sticking with AT&T for two years. Read more…

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Archos debuts their affordable tablets

The French company Archos is putting their cards on the table and seeing how they can compete against big companies that have tablets out on the market. They have released an affordable Android based tablet with a quad-core 1.6GHz processor and 8GB internal storage. The price on these tablets will range from $199 to $299, which is a good competition against most tablets in the market.

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Virgin Mobile has decided to sell iPhone 5S, 5C starting October 1st

One more carrier has decided to sell iPhones. And that is Virgin Mobile, the contract free company. This can mean many changes in the existent iPhone carriers. It is another option that new and old iPhone users can decide to get. Apple has expanded their possibilities to sell their iPhone throughout different carriers around the United states.

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Kixeye is adapting social games to mobile

Alan Patmore, Vice President of Kixeye, said they are very deliberate on how they will move to mobile. Many gamers are switching from PC to playing games on mobile devices. This is the main reason why Kixeye is following the gamers transition. This transition can improve the company but it can also affect it while it competes against the other big mobile app gaming companies. Read more…

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Gold iPhones are gone

Apple’s gold iPhone 5S has had its ship date pushed back on the company’s online store and elsewhere around the Web.

Shortly after Apple started selling the iPhone 5S on Friday, the company’s ship date for the gold-hued phone slipped from a window of seven to 10 business days to the broader, later target of October across all models and carriers. The silver and black models are still available to ship within seven to 10 business days.

 

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This year’s iPhone lines match — or better — 2012’s, analyst says

For those iPhone users that love to wait in line for extended amount of hours, Apple store lines have gotten longer and worse to wait in. The lines have increased 80%. In 2012 the amount of people waiting were about  775 by 8 a.m, but this year it has increased to 1,417, thats almost double. This can mean alot of trouble for the android market and may improve the iPhone sales for the iPhone 5s and iphone 5c.

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HTC One could come with a Gold finish like the iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5S might not be the only gold-colored smartphone on store soon.This may or may not interfere with Apple’s sales on the new iPhone 5s, many mobile users are anticipating the Gold finished iPhone, however this new HTC One may have some of these users leaning towards its gold finish rather than the iPhone 5s. This new color gives the opportunity for HTC to expand their options and attract more mobile users. The new idea of a gold finish may also attract companies to add this color to their mobile devices.

 

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Target will offer up to $200 for your Iphone 5

As you may have heard, the new iPhone 5s has been announced and it will soon be available for purchase .With all it’s new specs, it gives many IOS users a desperation to have one in their hands as soon as possible. For those who don’t have the funds to buy a brand new iPhone, Target has made it easier for users to afford the iPhone 5s by turning in their working iPhone 5 and receiving up to $200. This all depends on the storage capacity of the phone and of course the condition. This program will help many users get their hands on the new iPhone 5s and save a couple bucks. This may also help Apple keep some customers that were deciding to change to Android, as it will make it more affordable to upgrade to the iPone 5s. Read more…

 

 

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AT&T trims price of Nokia Lumia 1020 to $199

AT&T has dropped the price of the Nokia Lumia 1020 from $299 to $199. That is $100 the new Nokia Lumia users will be saving on their purchase.

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Kabam warns of virtual currency fraudsters in its Hobbit mobile game

Kabam has warned the players of the Hobbit Mobile game, that they should be aware of people selling “cheap mithril” on third-party web sites. These third party websites try to get players to buy “cheap mithril” with their real money. Read more…