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T-Mobile revamps its coverage maps with ‘real-time customer usage’ data

T-Mobile’s newest coverage map paints a rosier picture of the network’s reach, part of its continuing efforts to steal more customers from its rivals. The T-Mobile blog says it’s incorporating “real-time customer usage” into its maps, which it argues gives a more accurate picture of what your experience would be …

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Computer

Dead or Alive 5’s Steam release proves terrible PC ports still exist

  Every time I think we’re out of the “insulting PC ports” era, some developer has to go and ruin it. Team Ninja released Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on Steam today, and while I admittedly don’t even care about this game in the least, the quality of the …

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The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

If you’re ready to defect to the iPhone from Android or BlackBerry, the Apple Store will welcome you with open arms—and some store credit. Apple retail stores are expanding their trade-in programs beyond the iPhone and iPad to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers. Word of the new program first …

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Android

Now view your custom map creations inside the Google Maps Android app

You can now see any of your custom maps that you’ve built with Google’s My Maps tool inside the main Google Maps Android app. You’ll still need to use the My Maps website or separate Android app to create your own maps, which are rather useful for vacation planning or business trips. …

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Gadgets

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

With all the photos, videos, apps and tunes you have, the storage on your smartphone may not be enough. With that in mind, Intel is researching new ways to up the storage capacity in mobile devices and PCs without hurting the size or price of devices. One effort underway at …

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Android

Activating a non-Verizon Nexus 6 may give you headaches on Big Red

  Bringing a Nexus 6 to Verizon may cause you unnecessary pain thanks to the carrier’s tendency to not play nicely with unlocked devices. According to Android Police, More Everything plan customers, who get a discount for using unsubsidized phones, could see their rates go up as the discount doesn’t …

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Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

On Monday, the online retailer launched Amazon Home Services, a marketplace for home repairs and installations. The revamped section of Amazon’s site offers a wide array of services with everything from electrical work to car stereo installation to voice lessons. Although the AHS name is new, Amazon has actually offered …

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Vine’s video quality jumps to 720p

  Vine’s looping video clips are about to get sharper with 720p support. Previously, Vine video quality was limited to 480-by-480 resolution. The square aspect ratio will remain unchanged as 720-by-720 resolution videos begin to appear. Vine is a little over two years old now, having been acquired by Twitter …

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British Airways warns frequent flyers of possible account breach

Over the last few days, a large number of British Airways customers have found that reward points they accumulated for flights, called Avios, have disappeared from their accounts. Others have been locked out of their accounts completely. Affected users have gathered on the flyertalk.com forum to share their experiences after …

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Free up space on your SSD or hard drive

I’ve already discussed how to free up space in Windows itself and in your various installed programs. This time, I’m concentrating on libraries and data files. If you’re like most people, these take up most of your space and most of your waste. But there are limits to my advice. I can’t tell …

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