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iPhone 6 LTE hits 20-bands, Wi-Fi speeds up

iPhone 6 LTE hits 20-bands, Wi-Fi speeds up

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is bringing on 20 bands of LTE. That’s a whole lot. They’ll also be bringing on "carrier aggregation" to maximize their speed potential, and will be rolling with more LTE roaming than any Apple device before.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS has revamped its MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet, bringing the 7-inch Android 4.4 slate down to 8.3mm thick and throwing Intel's Atom Z3560 processor inside. Revealed at IFA 2014 today, the MeMO Pad 7 has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which ASUS is pushing for video consumption, along with Bluetooth aptX for higher-quality audio while you try not to disturb everyone else on the plane.

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The iPhone 6: here’s what to expect

The iPhone 6: here’s what to expect

Now that the iPhone 6 has been leaked to oblivion, it’s time to round it all up and offer a look at what your next iPhone just might be. From the visual punches to the specs and software, we take a look at all we’ve heard to this point. With Apple’s mysterious event happening in just over a week, let’s consider what will come of their biggest product announcement since the original iPhone.

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T-Mobile doubles family plans, eases tablet add-ons

T-Mobile doubles family plans, eases tablet add-ons

T-Mobile USA is expanding its family plans and allowing Simple Choice subscribers to add a tablet to their plans, as the carrier continues its aggressive price war. The changes mean that family plans will now support up to ten lines, rather than the five of before, which T-Mobile says comes after requests from larger families and small businesses.

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Verizon VoLTE launch imminent: HD Voice & Video Calls

Verizon VoLTE launch imminent: HD Voice & Video Calls

Verizon will begin its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roll-out over the next few weeks, pushing HD Voice and video calls over the carrier's 4G data network. The much-promised technology, which marks the beginning of a shift away from CDMA voice calls, will require compatible handsets on both ends of the call - whether audio or video - though Verizon says that several devices will be eligible after a software update.

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T-Mobile adds 2GB LTE option to Simple Starter

T-Mobile adds 2GB LTE option to Simple Starter

T-Mobile USA threw the cat among the budget pigeons back in April with its Simple Starter plan, a $40 tariff promising no data overage fees, and now the carrier is adding an upgrade option for those wanting more internet access. Until now, Simple Starter included 500 MB of LTE data each month, but for $5 extra T-Mobile will bump that up to 2GB.

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iPhone 6 might have a better (but older) LTE modem

iPhone 6 might have a better (but older) LTE modem

One of the features we all want (or need) on a modern smartphone is LTE. Faster LTE is sometimes considered better, but the chipset top-end handles theoretical speeds we typically don’t meet. A new report about an iPhone 6 component suggests Apple is being a bit more realistic about data transfer speeds, and wants to improve on that.

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Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

OpenSignal, who know a whole lot about signal strength and finding the best signal, have released a report detailing which public WiFi is the best. Their information rates hotel chains, Starbucks WiFi, and even WiFi versus LTE. In combing the report, we found some things you might be surprised to find.

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AT&T scores LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for August 8th

AT&T scores LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for August 8th

LG's G Pad 7.0 LTE will land at AT&T in its 4G flavor from August 8th, the carrier has confirmed, another compact Android tablet option hoping to take on the iPad mini. The 7-inch slate was announced back in May, with an HD+ IPS LCD display and Android 4.4 KitKat running on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.

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T-Mobile kicks off 10GB LTE family attack on AT&T

T-Mobile kicks off 10GB LTE family attack on AT&T

T-Mobile is turning its attentions to family plans, kicking off a 10GB offer for four users it claims could save subscribers more than $700 a year versus its rivals. The promotion, available for sign-ups until the end of September, splits 10GB of data between four people, with no overage fees and unlimited talk and text as well.

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Verizon to start throttling some heavy unlimited data users

Verizon to start throttling some heavy unlimited data users

Verizon has been trying to coax users away from unlimited data plans for quite some time. As users upgrade, Verizon has prodded them onto capped and shared data plans, trying to divorce them from unlimited data. The latest method the nation’s largest carrier is using might be their boldest yet, as Verizon has started throttling heavy data users on unlimited plans.

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Qualcomm LTE Direct can serve you battery-friendly ads

Qualcomm LTE Direct can serve you battery-friendly ads

You've probably heard of WiFi Direct, which lets devices connect to each other via WiFi when and where they need to, without the need for a wireless access point like a router. Now Qualcomm is rooting for something similar yet something new. LTE Direct is basically the same except that, as the name would imply, it leverages an LTE network instead. And it's ultimate purpose: to make sure your mobile devices receive location-relevant promotions and information without draining your battery.

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