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Apple rejecting Flappy Bird knockoffs, and other news for Feb. 17, 2014

In a hopeful sign that the Flappy Bird craze is abating, Apple has begun rejecting apps that are knockoffs of the popular Flappy Bird game. You'll remember that the developer pulled the game last week, saying that its popularity was overwhelming. Since then, many knockoffs have appeared in the App...

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A year with FreedomPop: how did it go?

About a year ago, I wrote about FreedomPop's new data service and shortly thereafter signed up for an account. I opted into the Free 500 MB plan, which offers half a gig of data per month, with additional data available at US$20/gigabyte billed in $2 increments. To get that free data, you had to...

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Daily Update for January 9, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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Daily Update for January 3, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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T-Mobile eliminates down payments on some iPhone models for the holidays

T-Mobile has just announced that it is eliminating the down payment required on entry-level iPhones starting on December 11. The limited-time offer will include the 16 GB models of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. Customers will be able to buy both devices for US$0 down and 24 monthly payments of...

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T-Mobile sold approximately 540,000 iPhones last quarter

T-Mobile today released its earnings for Q3 2013 and posted sales of 3.6 million smartphones under its T-Mobile brand. Notably, 15 percent of those sales were iPhone devices, meaning that T-Mobile sold approximately 540,000 iPhones during its most recent quarter. What's more, the carrier...

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Get T-Mobile's 200MB free iPad data plan, even with a different carrier's device

One device, all networks. That's been a fond dream through the iPhone and iPad lifecycle, and while the iPhone 4S remains a unified device (sans 4G LTE support), the iPhone 5c and 5s remain split into CDMA-enabled and pure GSM model numbers. Enter the new slimness. The cellular-capable version of...

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Daily Update for October 10, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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T-Mobile bringing global data coverage to 100 countries for no charge

T-mobile has announced that it will roll out free 2G data coverage in more than 100 countries, reports AllThingsD. The move is in an effort to make the carrier more attractive to frequent travelers -- and address an issue common with US carriers: high data roaming charges. As AllThingsD...

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Apple lists model numbers, carriers for new iPhones

Apple has posted a web page showing the various worldwide model numbers and LTE carriers for the new iPhone 5c and 5s. The list shows something fascinating for the the four major mobile carriers in the US -- now AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will all use the same devices thanks to the new radio...

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T-Mobile to reportedly have new iPhone at launch

Here's a first -- as Apple launches the expected two new iPhone models tomorrow, all four US carriers are expected to have the new devices as soon as they are available at retail. That includes T-Mobile, which has lagged behind AT&T, Verizon and Sprint at having rapid access to the latest...

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Daily Update for August 8, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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iPhone boosts growth for T-Mobile

T-Mobile reported its Q2 2013 earnings results today and posted an increase of 1.1 million subscribers for the quarter. Impressively, 29 percent of T-Mobile's quarterly sales were attributable to the iPhone. By way of comparison, the carrier lost 200,000 customers during the same quarter a year...

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BlackBerry pushes BBM beta invites

Back in May, TUAW reported that BlackBerry Messenger would be arriving for iOS by the end of the summer. In June, T-Mobile UK accidentally tweeted that BBM would arrive on June 27, but that turned out to be a false alarm. Finally, it appears that with the launch window for the app rapidly...

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T-Mobile introduces 'Jump' trade-in plan, CEO talks about the 'iPhone bump'

This week T-Mobile introduced the Jump trade-in plan. The plan allows T-Mobile subscribers to pay US$10 a month for a minimum of six months. After the six months, subscribers may trade in their existing phone for a new one at the same or lower price as offered to new customers. T-Mobile Jump...

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