- Call landlines and wireless phones in Cuba from the U.S. for a reduced per minute rate of $0.60 (65% less than today) with our Stateside International Talk feature ($15 per month).
- Use voice, text and data while roaming in Cuba.
T-Mobile signed an interconnect and roaming agreement with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, the Cuban telecommunications company. Starting this summer, the new deal will enable Simple Choice customers to:
I've had a few of my friends using and swearing about how good GPS devices are for surfing. One in particular is the Trace device. The other is the RipCurl Search GPS watch. As I ride a different board nearly every day of the week, the watch idea seemed like the best for me. Up until now, I have owned Rolexes, and other fine Swiss Automatics. While these timepieces have intricate movements and value, they only give you the time and the day's date. Ripcurl's watch gives you this, plus the tides for over 1300 surf locations. If that wasn't enough, it's designed to record the statistics of each surfing session. So far, I have had one 56 minute session, caught 13 waves, covered 2.5 miles paddling and surfing. It also revealed that I went 457' on the longest. The GPS coordinates should actually help me determine exactly where to place myself in the lineup to get the best waves.
You simply pair the watch to access the GPS satellite. You then pair it with your iPhone via BlueTooth. Ripcurl's FREE application gives you a cloud that you can upload your data (see above) to. It can also be easily shared on social media sites like FaceBook with the press of a button. It's obviously too soon to review this device after one surf session. I will be taking this device to Mainland Mexico next week and figure to work up some pretty impressive stats if I am lucky. I will update this when I return...
Verizon just improved their "TRAVEL PASS" program. TravelPass is now available in more than 100 countries, letting you use your existing voice and data plan outside of the U.S. for as little as $2 per day, per line* to talk, text, surf the web and more.
SharePoint is going mobile in a big way. Microsoft announced a new app for its content management and collaboration platform on Tuesday, which will give workers a way to access content from their smartphones and tablets on the go. The app, called SharePoint Mobile, will be coming to iOS by the end of June.
T-Mobile and LG combine with 2 Mothers Day offers.
When you combine the ultimate Mother’s Day gift of an LG Smartphone and Tablet, plus the option to take home an extra LG smartphone for half off the regular price, the whole family wins. For a limited time, customers can get an LG G Pad 8.0, on T-Mobile when they purchase any of the latest LG smartphones (LG G5, LG G4, or LG V10). T-Mobile will also add another LG device of equal or lesser value for HALF OFF. Ask us for terms and conditions
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There are some amazing deals out there on SmartPhones. Starting May 4, qualifying postpaid T-Mobile customers can get a $150 rebate check from Samsung when they get a Samsung GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge+ or Note5 on EIP or pay Full Retail Price.
There has never been a better time to buy an Apple iPhone. The new iPhone SE has the same smaller screen size as the 5s, but with the camera and processor of the new 6s line. The regular iPhone 6 models have dropped $100 each and are a great value as well.
Dr WIreless also has both new and used iPhone and Androids. Our pricing is generally below the cost that stores sell them for.
If you are an Apple stockholder, these are not good times. Last week, the tech giant reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.90 a share on $50.56 billion in revenue, marking its first quarter-over-quarter revenue decline since 2003. Apple shares had lost 9% of their value since Apple revealed their first quarter financial results.
In itself, this would not be anything to worry about for a behemoth like Apple. There are several other factors however that must be considered before being able to fully understand what is going on here.
1) World class Apple Analyst/Prognosticator, Ming Chi Kuo is the most respected Apple analyst on the planet. I'm aware of 26 of his previous predictions of which 23 of them were spot on. Ming claims that this September when Apple will launch their newest iPhone 7, the response is going to be mediocre. He feels this device is just not different enough from the 6s series to excite people. He also feels, as I do, that removing the industry standard 3.5mm headset jack in favor of their own proprietary "Lightning" style was a big mistake that is really going to anger a lot of folks.
2) Yesterday, billionaire business magnate, Carl Icahn, dumped the remainder of his Apple stock shares which amounted to about 1% of Apple's worth. He told CNBC that it was a combination of factors. First, there was a 26% sales drop in greater China, compared to this time last year. Much of this likely had to do with the initial infatuation for the Apple iPhone as a status symbol. Well, the shine is apparently wearing off the Apple. Today, there are some amazing new Chinese made Smartphones at a fraction of the cost of Apple's models such as Huawei's new P9 Android with Leica camera.
3) China's government regulators recently took aggressive measures against Apple by blocking access to the company's online stores for digital books and movies. This capricious behavior, combined with the fact that the iPhone and many of its components are actually made in China were too much for Icahn to handle. After all, he took a beating with his oil holdings last year and was possibly feeling like Apple might be a Deja Vu. Maybe Carl Icahn feels Trump is going to be the next POTUS and knows how he feels about China?
While Apple's earnings are down, Samsung is still on the rise and doing great. There are also now at least a dozen really good Android options out there, including the new BlackBerry PRIV Android. Lately, I have been hearing quite a few people say that "Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs". Well, for Mr Cook's sake and all of Apple's shareholders, I sure hope Apple does something revolutionary in September.
According to James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, “As a result of the Snowden revelations, the onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years,”
The examples for this began two years ago when both Apple and Google strengthened their encryption within their operating systems. Recently, Facebook-owned WhatsApp joined the encryption wagon, which already included chat messaging applications Signal, Wickr, and Telegram. Last week our favorite voIP voice calling app Viber followed suit too. The FBI, CIA, DEA,NSA, DOD and all those other 3 letter government organizations are obviously not happy. Their jobs just became much more difficult and you can bet they are looking for skilled hackers.
For consumers, this is all the more reassuring that our personal information, pictures, banking info, passwords, and proprietary information that resides on our devices should remain safe. Obviously, one of the main reasons that Apple and Google keep coming out with newer versions of software is to thwart the bad guys and any vulnerabilities they should discover. Hardly anybody had ever heard of the Telegram application until the FBI started complaining that they cannot crack their end-to-end encryption , making it a favorite for ISIS and other terrorist groups to communicate.
Hacking is a never ending battle and will likely never end, even as it gets more difficult. Ransomware has become the latest threat and the bad guys even have the audacity to target hospitals. That was the case recently with a Hollywood California hospital that's computer network was held hostage for a week before they paid a bitcoin ransom. My insurance company was hacked and my wireless provider's vendor, Experian was hacked. Both offered me free monitoring for a year which I didn't need. I had already had my identity stolen the year before. After filing a police report, they added an 7 year lockdown on my social security number.
In an ironic twist, the FBI is no longer seeking Apple's help to hack the San Bernardino Terrorist's iPhone 5c. They've already handled it but won't divulge how. Rumor has it that Israeli forensics company, Cellebrite did it for them. This company specializes in mobile forensics. Almost everyone in the US who has ever had their wireless carrier transfer contents from one device to another has used Cellebrite's technology. My company also utilized mobile Cellebrite machines to do mass migrations for our larger corporate clients. This equipment extracts data on one device, then allows it to be moved to the newer device.
These days, many people own a 42" or larger Flatscreen TV. Today's most expensive models usually have 4k resolution and are "Smart" TV's that support specific pre-programmed streaming service like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, iHeart Radio, FaceBook and others.
I'm going to reveal something that is so simple, most people overlook it. Check your Flatscreen to verify that it has an HDMI input on the rear. If it does, and you do not have an HDMI cable, take a trip to Marshalls, Target or BestBuy and purchase one. From your laptop or SmartPhone, it is possible to connect the HDMI to HDMI, or mini HDMI to HDMI cable to your Flatscreen. Once you do this, your Flatscreen instantly becomes a jumbo computer monitor. Obviously, you will need to toggle between HDMI 1 and HDMI 2, or Cable on your Flatscreen depending on how you set it up. Don't worry if you don't have a 4K super hi resolution Flatscreen. I'm using an 720p in my office and an 1080p in my home and they both look stunning as you can see on the above image. The monitor above is a 42" Vizio that cost less than $300. There are two devices pictured on the right below the speaker. The one on top is the Mac Mini. The one on the bottom is my Router/Time Machine which is not needed for this operation. Also pictured is my bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
I decided I wanted a permanent solution for both my home and office. After doing quite a bit of research, I discovered that as of June 2010, and after, all of Apple's Mac Mini models included an HDMI port. I found one from late 2010 on e-bay for $250. I also found an Apple WIreless Keyboard and wireless Mouse for another $100. These I used in my living room. This solution worked so well, on my 55" living room flatscreen that I figured why not utilize the 42" TV in my office and "create" a 42" Mac Mini. The above is a picture of that set up. Nothing like viewing photos, streaming video, reading e-mail or using social media on a humongous screen.
I loved my iPhone 6/128GB device. The only thing that really appealed to me on the newer models was the larger screen size. I came close to going back to the "Dark Side" and getting an Samsung S7 edge model but couldn't quite pull the trigger. The problem is when you get into the iEcosystem, it's like the Mafia. They make it so darn seamlessly easy to upgrade devices, you just can't leave.
The plan was to wait until September for the iPhone 7. Someone recently traded in a used iPhone 6S+ in good condition and I decided to try it. I knew the screen size was 5.5" versus my previous 4.7" and the resolution went from 1 million pixels to 2 million. The difference was pretty blatant.
I also knew the camera would be a significant upgrade and it was. I went from 8mp to 12mp on the rear cam and from 1.2mp to 5mp on the front (selfie) camera. Pictures are sharper and brighter on the 6S+. I almost feel sorry for the camera manufacturers because this new iPhone makes buying a stand alone camera almost redundant.
I also noticed that the A-9 processor seemed much faster than the A-8 in my iPhone 6. Streaming video was a much nicer experience on the 6s+.
As far as the 3D Touch feature, either I haven't figured it out, or it's overblown. I could care less about that feature. The only two downsides I experienced were the following:
-The larger size, while easy on the eyes, is not as pocket friendly when wearing shorts. The larger size also makes one-handed dialing a bit more challenging.
-The accelerometer (device that switches screens angle when turning it) seemed much more sluggish and did not respond as quickly as my older iPhone 6 model.
That being said, my wife is now the proud owner of my iPhone 6/128GB and I am now pretty happy with Big Momma!
Buy One Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge phone, and Get One FREE - Limited Time Offer
That’s right, the Samsung Galaxy BOGO offer has been extended to May 5 and now includes the S7 edge beginning April 8!
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