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October 29, 2015 • News

Rumor: T-Mobile Uncarrier 10 Unlimited High Speed Data for Streaming Netflix, HBO

If rumors are correct, the next T-Mobile Uncarrier announcement could send shock waves through the mobile and cable industry. According to blogger and  smartphone device leaker Evan Blass, T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 10 announcement on November 10 is set to announce unlimited high-speed data for watching select streaming video services (think Netflix, HBO, etc).

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January 14, 2015 • News

Get Ready for SamBerry: Is Samsung About to Buy Blackberry?

Rumors are swirling from CNBC that Samsung is looking to snatch up Blackberry for their patent portfolio (and presumably whatever positive goodwill still exists in the Blackberry name). Several suitors have been rumored for Blackberry, but Samsung certainly has the cash, and the incentive in the form of their ongoing arms race with Apple.

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November 19, 2013 • Gear Bits

Would You Buy a 12″ iPad? Question of the Day

It’s been a few weeks since Apple announced their new iPads so it’s past time for the next round of Apple rumors to start. Most recently is the rumor that Cupertino is moving forward with production of the 12″ iPad (a Max-iPad??). Would you buy an oversized iPad or is that just overkill? Let us …

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October 11, 2013 • Editorials

Apple’s October iPad Event Wants and Expectations – GD Editors Roundtable

  Apple hasn’t formally announced the iPad event widely expected to occur on October 22nd, but there is fair certainty Apple will release updated an iPad and iPad Mini in time for the holidays. After the ups and downs of the iPhone 5S/5C event, we thought it would be fun to look at what we hope, …

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August 20, 2013 • Gear Bits

How Many New iPhones Can We Expect to See in September?

Mike Philbin just sent in a tip that on Amazon he “can see cases for upcoming iPhone 5C, but also mention of iPhone mini. The page also mentions that the case will not fit the iPhone 5S. We are going to see 3 new iPhones on September 10th?” Good question, Mike! One that I don’t have the …

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February 23, 2013 • Rants and Raves

iPad mini Size vs Price – Which Drove Its Success?

The rumor mill is flying with word that a so-called ‘iPhone mini’ is on the way. Most suggestions have the new offering from Apple being mini in price but not necessarily mini in size. That’s too bad, since a smaller, lighter iPhone would actually make sense for someone like me who never leaves home without …

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January 3, 2013 • Editorials

In the Midst of Some iPhone Rumors, Here is my iPhone wishlist.

I’m not picky.  All I wanted in an iPhone before I finally made the switch from Android to iPhone was a bigger screen and 4G capability.  The iPhone 5 had both; I jumped all over it and haven’t looked back since.  But those were my requirements for jumping the Android ship; others might have had …

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August 9, 2012 • Gear Bits

iPad Mini Oh My Aching Wrists, Let It Be REAL!

I’m sitting outside reading and checking the site on my new iPad. (Okay, and I’m also playing through Kingdom Rush for the third time. They really NEED to come out with Kingdom Rush 2 already!!) And while I’m really loving my iPad, I am hoping the rumors about the iPad-mini are actually true. Sure, as …

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September 15, 2011 • eBooks, Editorials, News

Amazon’s Proposed eBook Subscription Service: A Round Peg in a Square Hole?

The Wall Street Journal weighed in over the weekend with a very interesting and surprising rumor. Supposedly, Amazon has been shopping an “ebook subscription service” around to publishers, in an effort to bundle ebooks with Prime membership. Sort of like Netflix for eooks. The closest analog to this is the old “Book of the Month …

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September 6, 2011 • Editorials

iOS 5.0 Voice-to-Text Cometh??

As a general rule we don’t cover rumors here on the site. Every now and then however there is a bit of juicy information that is so deeply rooted in fact that taking the leap toward believing the rumor is pretty easy. This is one of those cases and, truth be told, I have a …

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August 1, 2011 • Rants and Raves

Apple’s Next Gen iPhone: What We Know… What We Don’t…

    Check the blogosphere and you will see a host of posts on dozens of sites announcing that the next generation iPhone will arrive in October. This is in contrast to the dozens of sites that recently reported that the new iPhone would appear in September. That, in turn, was in contrast to some …

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July 28, 2011 • Editorials, Rants and Raves

Twin Posts of Different Bloggers: C’mon people … we can do better than THIS!

We each wrote a post about a rumor that took on a life of its own and, in the process, lowers the credibility of all of us. With apologies to Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weissberg, the posts really are “Twin Posts of Different Bloggers” so we thought we would combine them into one. First up… …

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May 6, 2011 • eBooks, Editorials

B&N and Amazon Planning Big eReader Hardware Refreshes?

Looks like B&N and Amazon aren’t resting on their past successes. Rumors are pegging both companies as having some refreshed hardware coming soon, possibly a tablet for Amazon and an original NOOK refresh for B&N! Let’s start with Amazon’s tablet. The rumor, admittedly unconfirmed, is that some sort of LCD-based device is coming from Amazon …

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April 5, 2011 • eBooks

JK Rowling to Finally Declare “Uncle” (er…”Kindle”)?

Good news for Harry Potter fans! There’s a rumor that JK Rowling may have finally been persuaded that the vast army of Kindles, NOOKs and iPads should also be sprinkled with some wizarding magic, and the Harry Potter series may actually come to ebook form! According to The Scotsman: The Edinburgh-based writer has an estimated …

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March 3, 2011 • eBooks, Editorials

Is Apple Going to Boot eBook Apps? My Conspiracy Theory…

(image courtesy ConspiracyLOL) I might be seeing conspiracies where there aren’t any, but I think I see a pattern in many business decisions going on in the eBook market lately. We’re all sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for the outcome of the in-app purchasing drama, and so far no one’s (overtly) talking. …

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February 20, 2011 • Editorials

Steve Jobs Health and Our “Right” to Know

If you take a close look at the site over any given period of time you’ll notice that there are some types of content you see elsewhere that is rare here are Gear Diary. You won’t find a lot of posts having to do with the latest rumor coming from the blogosphere; after all these …

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February 10, 2011 • Gear Bits

GD Quickie: It’s ALL in the Timing

Person A to Person B- “I want you to ask me two questions. The first is ‘What is your profession?’ and the second is “What’s the hardest thing about your job?’” Person B to Person A- “OK. What is your profession?” Person A to Person B- “I’m a blogging comedian.” And without waiting for the …

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October 4, 2010 • News

iLife ’11 Includes iOS Compatible Apps? But How Would That Work? I Have One Idea…

A post over on 9to5 Mac points to a new book over on Amazon UK that suggests iLife ’11 is due in November and, surprise surprise… includes iOS compatible apps. That’s all very interesting and would be a nice turn of events, especially since there are a number of tasks I much PREFER to for …

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May 10, 2010 • News

Rumor: Apple to Make Mobile Me Free?

As is true for many Mac users, I remember not-so-fondly back in 2002 when the nifty and free iTools became the very similar but not-even-close-to-free .Mac … and then later got renamed to Mobile Me. While many users find the tools useful and therefore subscribe, there is nearly constant discussion about the pricing model and …

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April 19, 2010 • Editorials

Gear Chat #8- The “No iPad Edition”

In Gear Chat #8 Larry and Dan do their best NOT to talk about the  iPad. In fact they make a bet and place a dollar amount on each slip. How do they do? Listen and find out. So what DO they talk about if they are going to stop obsessing about the iPad for …

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April 6, 2010 • Editorials

HP Offers A Slate/Tablet Option That Doesn’t Begin With the Letter “i”

Image courtesy of laptopmag If you follow any kind a social networking than you probably heard already of the announcement of HP’s new slate. They have been teasing us with video snippets over the past few months after a quick preview at the Microsoft CES keynote. Engadget mysteriously happened to get their hands on some …

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