smartphones

iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

The iPhone 5s beat out the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Which? magazine's latest independent speed test of top-performing smartphones. Using a phone simulation program called Geekbench, the test found that the iPhone outperformed the competition in both single-core and multi-core performance benchmarks. Notably, the S4 slipped to third place after having scored top honors in June of this year.

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Scratch Wireless intros free WiFi-based cellular service ambitions

Scratch Wireless intros free WiFi-based cellular service ambitions

In a way similar to FreedomPop, Scratch Wireless has debuted with plans to bring the masses free cellular service, doing so by utilizing WiFi networks in what it calls a "Wi-Fi First" mobile service. The reason being is that monthly cell phone service costs are too high, it says, and that the service shouldn't cost anything when one can utilize a wireless network they already have available.

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T-Mobile doing away with grandfathered Simple Choice plans to make things easier

T-Mobile doing away with grandfathered Simple Choice plans to make things easier

T-Mobile, the self declared Uncarrier of the nation, has made a bunch of changes over the months. For those who were already on plans they liked and wanted to continue using, the carrier grandfathered them into the newer plans, leaving them at their previous rate and options though it wasn't available to new users. For some grandfathered subscribers, this is changing.

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Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Presently, those who aren't keen on Android's Messaging app have a variety of different options to choose from via the Play Store, some that function better than others. One of the reasons some apps have their share of issues is because of how the developers have to go about creating them -- with hidden APIs, something that will come to an end with the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat.

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