If you’re a Verizon customer and find yourself suddenly prompted to reset your PIN, you may not be alone. Word started to trickle out yesterday about a security breach which may have impacted up to 6 million Verizon Home customers. The issue appears to be related to an error in how some data was secured on a public cloud server.
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Amazon just added a Sirius XM skill allowing users (All Access or Streaming Subscription required) to listen to SiriusXM channels on any of their Amazon Echo devices. SiriusXM joins existing music services Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Tunein Radio as music integrations that work on Amazon Echo devices.
Verizon today unveiled a promotion running June 4, 2017, through June 10, 2017, offering $300 off any iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ provided the number associated with the phone is ported in from T-Mobile and activated on Verizon.
Hello fellow Google Pixel XL users. If you’ve ever found yourself running short of battery then today’s your lucky day. Mophie just released their Juice Pack external battery pack price at $99 – with wireless Charge Force charging. In short, slap the Juice Pack onto your Pixel XL and gain another 2,950mAh built-in battery for a claimed 50-hour total battery life.
My favorite police scanner has hit a new(ish) low price of $393 on Amazon. I’ve been using this model for about a year and just bought another for my office. If you’re interested in learning why sirens are going off all over town or why the traffic was brutal on the ride home – this is the device for you.
Someday YouTube TV may be great. That day, however, is not today. In less than 24-hours, I went from a trial subscriber to “no way.” Here’s why.
Popular password manager LastPass is warning about a security vulnerability in its browser extension. Based on the wording it appears the vulnerability exists when launching password protected sites via the extension (as opposed to looking up data). LastPass had a reported 7 million users when they were acquired by LogMeIn in 2015.
T-Mobile today announced a new service named Scam Block. According to them. it will be live for most subscribers beginning on April 5, 2017. The service appears to work similarly to apps such as Hiya, Truecaller and even the updated Android phone app which analyze incoming calls in real-time and display a notification for suspected scam or spam calling.
I’ve been using a BodyGuardz Pure 2 for Google Pixel XL for about two weeks. While that’s hardly enough time to test the claimed 3-5x improvement in scratch resistances or the 25% improvement in drop performance (resistance), I can say one thing; the visibility on this AlumiTech Accessory Glass 2 by Corning screen protector is about the best I’ve used.
Today’s announcement by Facebook, that they’ve decided to enable sound along with their existing autoplay videos in my home stream, has me praying for Google Chrome to step up to the plate with a native feature to auto mute sounds from tabs.
Beginning Monday, February 13, 2017, you’ll once again be able to purchase unlimited data plans on Verizon Wireless starting at $80 for an individual or $45/ea for a family (min 4 lines).
Amazon has one of my favorite portable police scanners – the Uniden BCD436HP – for an all-time low price. If you have nightmares of owning an older model police scanner and struggling to find the right frequencies, you’ll be happy to know the days of manually programming these receivers are over.
I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch since June 2015. I love the ability to know the weather forecast as well as the easy way I can measure and challenge myself with the activity app.
Atlassian just announced they bought popular online service Trello for $425 million. Trello is used by many startup companies as “a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process”.
Yesterday I received a special offer ( CODE AC162FS36U ) from Cox Cable to subscribe to their Contour Flex Starter for $15/month which includes all my local channels plus HBO. This fits my viewing habits almost perfectly.
I just spotted this deal online. Save 20% on a Verizon smartphone purchased with a device payment plan when you use code SAVE20. This reportedly works on any smartphone purchase.
T-Mobile just updated their guidance about what truly constitutes unlimited on their network. Previously, the company used a “soft data cap” usage limit for smartphone users of 26 GB which was what they say the average top 3% of users consumed in a typical month.
Less than 24 hours after being unveiled, the Google Pixel XL 128 GB is officially out of stock. The phone, Google’s first attempt at managing the design process, had been widely criticized as too expensive.
Good riddance! Amazon has finally banned the ultra-shady practice of providing free products for honest and unbiased reviews. This creepy practice was showing up in nearly every review of a second or third tier knock-off product I’d read over the past several months. It seemed especially prevalent in the smartphone accessory category.
Amazon just introduced an updated Fire TV Stick which is priced at $39.99 and due for release on October 20, 2016. The new device looks and acts a lot like the old one with the addition of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
If you weren’t enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program (IUP), then until now you’ve had to make do with walking into an Apple store and hoping to secure an iPhone 7 — or placing an online order which took at least 2-3 weeks for delivery.