A retrospective on the "Rise and Fall of Blackberry," which portrayed the company’s product alongside other historical artifacts (including the magazine itself), outlines a number of mistakes the company made including the dismissal of a "brand ambassador" offer made by teen idol Justin Bieber. AppleInsider | iPhone
Spotify is looking to expand its customer base even more with an ad-supported version of its mobile app for nonpaying customers. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the company has reached a licensing deal with three of major global music labels, allowing the streaming service to offer their tracks for users of this new, free service. Continue reading →
Even though it’s now three years old, if you’re looking for a great game to play on your iPhone or iPad then the original Infinity Blade title is still well worth a look. Better still, the game is now free to download for a limited time in honor of Black Friday week.
For untold ages, the God King has ruled with an iron fist – his power is incalculable; his followers, legion. Now you must journey to the Dark Citadel to battle his Titans, one by one, until you face the tyrant himself. As it has been for all in your bloodline, this is your birthright – to free your people from an endless legacy of darkness. The immortal can be vanquished – but only if heart, mind, and steel are one.
Powered by the Unreal Engine 3 Infinity Blade is a mixture of stunning graphics and RPG style gameplay with a battle control system based on gestures, perfect for the touchscreen. And, since it’s actually an old title, Infinity Blade will run on all current hardware, and will also work as far back as the iPhone 3GS, first generation iPad and 3rd generation iPod touch.
Infinity Blade was an incredible title back then, and it’s no less so now. It certainly has stood the test of time. Grab it for free now at the App Store link below, and see where it all began.
It feels good to give, and who doesn’t love to stay connected, especially during the holiday season? Now you can earn a little good karma with the help of the Karma WiFi Hotspot and make sure that you and those around you can show just how much you care by giving thanks–and by giving WiFi access. You can get the Karma WiFi Hotspot and 1GB of free data from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading →
Sprint and Best Buy have begun offering a deal that offers eligible students 12 months of free talk, text, and 1 GB of data when purchasing a phone and an Unlimited, My Way plan.
Sprint’s Unlimited, My Way plan is normally priced at $70 per month for smartphones and $50 per month for basic phones, and includes 1 GB of data that can be upgraded to unlimited for an additional $10.
Under the terms of the deal, phones must be purchased at a “Student Offer Price,” from Best Buy which does not include contract subsidies. A 16 GB iPhone 5s must be purchased for $700, while a 16 GB iPhone 5c is $600. The iPhone 4s is also included for $500 and an activation fee of $36 is required.
Students must be enrolled in a U.S.-based elementary, high school, college, university, or other accredited institute and will need to verify their student status within 14 days of purchasing a phone at Best Buy.
Best Buy is also offering another 12 months of free service to students for each phone line added to the account on a two-year contract. The deal will be available throughout the holidays, from November 18 to January 4.
AT&T is also offering a holiday discount, giving customers a 50 percent discount off of the standard retail price of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c with a two-year contract. With the discount, the 16 GB iPhone 5s is priced at $100 while the 16 GB iPhone 5c is $50.
If you’re a student on the lookout for an iPhone this holiday season, look no further than Best Buy and Sprint which teamed up for a cool smartphone promotion. Beginning today and valid until January 4, eligible students who purchase an eligible Sprint phone at Best Buy stores, at the student-activated price, and sign up for one of Sprint’s plans will received twelve months of free service which includes unlimited talk, text and one gigabyte of data.
Yesterday I wrote a post going at T-Mobile pretty hard after it appeared to do the ‘ol bait and switch on its free 200MB/month data claims. I wasn’t alone. Numerous customers complained that T-Mobile reps were insisting that they sign up for a monthly plan in order to take advantage of the free data offer.
As it turns out, that was a mistake; a costly one as far as overall perception goes, but nonetheless a mistake. T-Mobile’s CEO clarified things yesterday via Twitter, and the company appeared to iron out any miscommunication between corporate and those on the front lines.
I’m very happy about this. Not so much due to the free data — everyone knows that 200MB on an LTE network is the equivalent to raving about skiing down a 10 foot slope — yes you went down fast, but it didn’t last very long. I’m happy because T-Mobile owned up to its mistake, and did what it said it’d do.(…) Read the rest of After fixing its mistake, T-Mobile’s free tablet data is a great deal
The $10 per mo./fee written about today is incorrect. We had an executional mistake that we will make right. – @JohnLegere
Yes. Everyone gets the 200MB of free data. No exceptions. No strings attached. – @JohnLegere
Apple continues to have strong stocks of the iPad Air on its Online Store. Only the Space Gray iPad Air with 128GB of storage on T-Mobile is not in stock, showing an available-to-ship time of 5-10 business days.
T-Mobile is offering the 16GB Cellular iPad Air for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $26.25 per month, with an additional $100 and $200 down payments for the 32GB and 64GB models respectively.
If you picked up a shiny new iPad Air today, be sure to drop by the App Store and download the free iLife and iWork applications from Apple! Recently made free with the purchase of a new iOS device, the collection of Apple applications is a great way to add productivity and creativity to your new iPad. And of course, with iCloud integration you get to share your content with respective applications on your Mac and iPhone.
So, grab them for yourselves using the handy links below, and if you’re a first time downloader of any of them, let me know what you think!