Republic Wireless Opens Unlimited, $19-a-Month Voice, Text and Data Service to New Members

A carrier that offers a hybrid wireless service with unlimited voice, text, and data for $19 a month announced Tuesday that it will accept new subscribers. Republic Wireless also said it has added a new model to its handset lineup. Republic Wireless, which is owned by Bandwidth.com, sold out its initial allocation of handsets in less than two hours when it launched its WiFi-first phone service last November. Republic Wireless has had...

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Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, settles with FCC for $1.25 million

By Terrence O’Brien posted Jul 31st 2012 3:28PM In May of last year, our free ride came to an end. US carriers started blocking third party tethering apps in the Android Market. Not long after, the built in feature was turned off on most phones. Our fortune may be reversing, however. The FCC has ruled that Verizon violated the rules governing the C Block of LTE spectrum by preventing consumers from using any application of their...

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Mountain Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store

It keeps your content up to date.On every device you use. Send unlimited messages to iPhone, iPad,iPod touch, or Mac. From your Mac. Mail, messages, reminders, alerts, and more.See what’s new with you. All in one place. Post to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo.Right from the app you’re in. See some of the great new features for your Mac. And find out how they work with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch the video Send iMessages...

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Lenovo unveils toughened ThinkPad X131e for education, hikes price to $499

By Jon Fingas posted Jul 31st 2012 3:50PM Lenovo must have struck a chord with schools looking for some rough-and-tumble ThinkPads, as it’s bringing out the ThinkPad X131e even while teachers are still drafting their course plans for the fall semester. The new model keeps that better-than-military ruggedness in an 11.6-inch laptop while freshening the choices of AMD E-series chips or their Intel-made Celeron and Core i3...

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Microsoft Debuts Outlook.com: ‘Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes’

Microsoft Tuesday previewed a new webmail service called Outlook.com that will soon replace Hotmail. The company hopes that new features built into the web-based Outlook client will draw web users away from competing services like Gmail and Yahoo. [Sign up for a preview of Outlook.com.] Hotmail has fallen far: Nearly a decade ago, it was sitting on top of the webmail heap. However, as Google ramped up Gmail, and as Yahoo also joined...

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