After changing the way mobile providers dealt with cellphone subsidies, T-Mobile has now decided to "abolish consumer overages". The mobile carrier today announced part three of its new three part Un-carrier movement. Part one involved rolling out the company's Starter Plan which gave "value-conscious Americans" unlimited talk, text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data for only $40. Part two, entitled "Operation Tablet Freedom," allowed tablet owners to save money while upgrading to a 4G LTE model.
Part three challenges AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to eliminate overage penalties. John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, who says "overage fees are flat out wrong," has created a petition on Change.org asking all wireless carriers to abolish their "greedy, predatory" practices.
As soon as the iPhone 5s hit the market the iPhone 6 rumor mill began churning, and claims of varying sizes, shapes, release dates and new functionality are now all over the web. At this point, the one rumor that has gathered the most steam is that it will be available in two different sizes. Pictures of a pair of alleged prototype iPhone 6 cases have emerged, and seem to lend credence to that rumor.
MobileFun recently received a picture of two supposed iPhone 6 prototype cases lying side by side. The source of the photo is not entirely clear, so, as usual, take it with with a grain of salt. Aside from the two different sizes, it appears that there is a cutout on the right side of each case (left side in the pictures). This supports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo research note from earlier this week that suggested
After an "accidental" release to the New Zealand App Store, and an epic hissy fit by FOX, TinyCo's Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is finally available for mobile devices. The game is another painfully slow resource management title where you must rebuild Quahog after it is destroyed by The Giant Chicken and Peter Griffin.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is horribly boring. While TinyCo did a great job of capturing the essence of the television show, the game suffers because all you do is wait around for timers. You can of course speed things up by spending real life cash.
The popular iPad weather app, Morning, is now available for the iPhone. Morning by Tamper was selected by Apple as one of the best apps of 2013. It is a minimalist app designed to "make your routine easier" by allowing you to customize various "panels" for Weather, News, Stocks and so on.
Users can easily keep track of six categories at one time and select which category is featured front and center. Each category also features its own edit button and different customization options. For example, you can set the Weather panel to show you the high and low, humidity, wind speed and so on in a different country. The Time/Date category features a 24 hour clock, and the Reminders panel is capable of syncing to your device's Reminders app. The other panels include a Commute option for traffic updates, a daily Calendar, and a Countdown timer so you will never miss another appointment.
Atari riled up RollerCoaster Tycoon fans by teasing them with the hashtag #RCT4M on Twitter for a few weeks before dropping an official trailer in March. However, the only release info announced was that the game would be available sometime in the "early spring," and it looks like spring has officially arrived.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile popped up on the App Store this morning for $2.99. The mobile version of the hit franchise allows users to create and share their own amusement park on their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The game includes 20 pre-designed coasters, over 50 different attractions, restaurants, concession stands and so on. Users can also unlock new materials and share roller coaster blueprints with other users.
Facebook is determined to make its iOS app even more useless by forcing users to download its standalone Messenger app. According to various sources, the company plans to remove the ability for users to send and receive messages directly from the main Facebook app.
Facebook has already begun sending notifications about the change to some users in Europe. These users will have around two weeks before Facebook rips the messaging tab from their apps. This will either force people to download Facebook Messenger, or cause them to only contact their friends through Facebook’s mobile website. Facebook eventually plans to implement this system worldwide.
T-Mobile today announced the continuation of its "Un-carrier revolution" by rolling out the first of three new data plans geared towards "value-conscious Americans". The company's first offering is the Simple Starter value plan which gives users unlimited talk, text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data for only $40.
Users who exceed their 500MB bandwidth cap will have the opportunity to buy "additional data sessions" instead of being hit with extra charges, according to the official T-Mobile announcement.
TinyCo's Family Guy game for mobile devices official release date isn't until April 10, but some savvy mobile gamers were able to download it a few days early from the New Zealand App Store. According to TouchArcade, this was a legit download, and no one used any tricks or stole the game, however Fox was not happy when gamers started uploading clips of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff to YouTube and Twitch.
Fox claims that the game was accidentally made available on the App Store due to a "brief technical error" and began asking YouTube and Twitch users to remove their uploaded footage before sending out copyright claims. A few TouchArcade members' accounts were disabled on Twitch, and all videos featuring Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff were removed from YouTube.
Major League Baseball Advanced Media plan to release a reboot of the R.B.I. Baseball franchise on April 9, 2014. The game titled R.B.I. Baseball 14 will be $4.99 for iOS devices and $19.99 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. An Android version will be released at a later date, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in May.
Polygon, who got an early look at the Xbox 360 version, describes the game as "bare-bones." This shouldn't come as a surprise since the developer has been promising a return to the roots of the franchise. The game offers no online play or team or player rankings, in hope fans will take the time to discover new baseball clubs and players instead of just playing their favorites. Jamie Leece, vice president of games at MLB Advanced Media says that they purposely left out things like player rankings and relief pitchers warm-ups to speed up the pace of the games.
Siri may have improved a lot since its launch in 2011, but the lack of a "back" button on some of its results can be infuriating. This especially true when you're searching for places such as local restaurants. There is a back button on the "Details" page for each individual restaurant that takes you back to your original query, but there is no way to go back once you have accessed the Maps app for directions.
It seems like a no brainer that you should be able to return to the original Siri results without having to ask the same question over and over. However, this does not work anytime you leave Siri to open a separate app. You can however get back to your original search results by following these instructions: