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T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

These past few weeks have seen various announcements from Verizon and AT&T related to the expansion of their 4G LTE networks, but today T-Mobile is reminding everyone that its own plans for 4G growth are coming along swimmingly. The company announced that it has expanded its 4G service in 10 major markets across the country, so if you live in the one of the United States' big metropolitan hubs, there's a chance that you've got increased 4G coverage from T-Mobile today. Read on to find out which locations are getting a boost to service.

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FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

FanVision displays NASCAR live event action over local network UHF

If there's one thing we love about the current state of mobile devices, it's the innovation that's being ushered in by forward-thinking brands like event-specific handheld device group FanVision. With the FanVision Controller, these folks are bringing in in-depth information about the event they're covering with a device that's interactive, not just a tiny display, and connected to their data source via UHF. Believe it or not, the signals they're working with are an older technology than the mobile data your smartphone uses, but here at each live event they work with, it works one whole heck of a lot smoother.

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Jesus makes an appearance in SplashData’s 25 worst passwords list

Jesus makes an appearance in SplashData’s 25 worst passwords list

He may be considered a savior by many people around the world, but today SplashData is showing us that Jesus won't do much when it comes to protecting you from having your online identities hijacked. The company has released its list of the 25 worst passwords for 2012, and aside from an appearance by one of the most important figures in the Christian religion, there are few new entries on the annual list. Of course, things like "password" and "123456" rank at the top yet again, so if you're still using those passwords to secure your online accounts, stop it already.

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Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

If you've been with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past and miss your ability to add Google Play purchases to your carrier bill each month now that you're on Verizon, you'll be glad to know that they'll be joining the party too quite soon. A confirmation of this update to the Google Play store as well as Verizon's connection to it has come through today via Google Play's official twitter account, complete with a date range for the roll out. If you're on Verizon you'll be able to add digital purchases to your normal carrier bill starting soon - within the next few weeks, in fact!

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Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

If you were wondering where the internet is housed, you're asking the wrong question - but if you want to know where Google's corner of the internet lives, you're in luck. This week Google has released not just a high-definition set of photos from several of their data centers, they've got a lovely Street View look at one in particular. Google's Lenoir, NC data center has the greatest little look-around you could hope for this afternoon.

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Verizon 4G LTE coverage blasts past year-end goals

Verizon 4G LTE coverage blasts past year-end goals

The folks at Verizon have today let it be known that their 4G LTE network will be covering 417 U.S. markets by the end of the day on October 18th, this destroying their year-end goals entirely. With a year-end goal at 400 markets total for 4G LTE in the USA, Verizon was more than happy to show off its greatness in a press conference today. This announcement was accompanied by assurances that the iPhone 5 launch has gone well so far and that their 4G LTE network has not given way to the massive amount of recently activated devices across the nation.

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Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

Verizon iPhone 5 gets bill adjustment after data mishap

If you've got yourself one of the earliest shipments of the iPhone 5 for Verizon, you may be amongst the crowd of people who saw their data bill go through the roof - the carrier is now responding to this situation. What Verizon and Apple have noted today is that there is indeed an error which makes data costs rise even when wi-fi is being utilized - Verizon has also mentioned that the cost of this "unwarranted cellular data use" will not be showing up on your bill - now we've got to find out how that's going to happen.

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Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

If you've got a collection of videos up on YouTube right this minute that you'd just love to have in a folder in your secure harddrive back home in their original format, Google has just answered your prayers today. In another lovely update to their Takeout menu, the Data Liberation Front has added the ability for users to download the videos they've uploaded to YouTube back down in their original format: "your videos in. your videos out".

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Verizon: Share everything plans better than expected – Unlimited data is fading away

Verizon: Share everything plans better than expected – Unlimited data is fading away

Today Verizon's big CFO Fran Shammo has issued a few statements that are both good and bad, to say the least. During an annual investors conference Shammo stated that their new share everything plans were doing much better than expected, and seeing higher customer adaption then planned for. However he also mentioned a few things that should have us worried.

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