SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

Jan 30, 2012
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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2012

Shrug off that case of the Mondays you've had all day and check out what made news in the gadget world today. For starters, there are a couple new developments in mobile data plans in the US. On the Verizon side, the carrier may soon be launching family data plans, making it a bit more affordable to have multiple smartphones on the same account. T-Mobile is playing the restriction card, as it will start imposing data roaming limits on April 5.

Featured: On the subject of T-Mobile, our Chris Davies wrote a column about where the big T is headed. Read it here - Could "Unlimited" Save T-Mobile USA? Also on our featured list today, Chris Burns shows us what some of the best iPhone 4S apps are in his article, A Week With the iPhone 4S. Spoiler alert - the SlashGear app is in there.

Gaming: When it comes to using video games in a classroom environment, it's a win-win situation, so this trial of using the DSi's speech recognition in school is pretty cool. So is this build of a portable Counter-Strike game on Android. But the biggest thing we heard about today is the Xbox 720 - new rumors suggest there will be two versions of the new Microsoft console.

Software & Gadgets: Speaking on Microsoft, a technical preview of Office 15 has been released. Woot. On the Apple side of things, AirPort Utility, Time Capsule, and AirPort Base Station have all been updated. But if you're looking for someone a bit more exciting and new, you have to check out this - Panasonic demos WiGig with tablet and in-car system.


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