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Hacker Bypasses Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Scanner, Gains Access to PayPal

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is surely a device to behold, packing tons of features and a fingerprint scanner to facilitate security. While fingerprint scanners have been used in smartphones before, such as the iPhone 5S, the scanners may not be as secure as we think. Security Research Labs has used a pretty simple method of fingerprint spoofing to bypass the GS5′s fingerprint scanner, allowing him to not only sign in and control the device with a fake fingerprint but to utilize PayPal’s new app as well. The company was able to Read more

Ian Kersey

How to Install the Cortana Touting Windows Phone 8.1 Update on Your Device

Officially, Cortana won’t be making its way to Windows Phone handsets for a few months, but there is a way to install the new Windows Phone 8.1 update on your Windows Phone device at this very moment! The process isn’t too involved, and will take you just a few minutes to get the sassy Cortana on your device. Before we get started, there are a few things worth noting. Your Windows Phone device must be running Windows Phone 8 Update 2, and once you turn on the update, there’s no Read more

Ian Kersey

T-Mobile is Giving Overage Fees The Boot This June

T-Mobile is getting rid of overage fees once and for all, great news for data hungry customers of every stripe. As of June, T-Mobile customers will no longer receive overage charges for going over their allotted minutes, texts or data. This probably won’t affect most users, as most T-Mobile plans supply customers with unlimited voice minutes and texts. As for data, it looks as T-Mobile will stick with throttling data speeds once a customer uses up all of his or her data. “The worst thing about these overage fees is Read more

Ian Kersey

Nokia Lumia 635 to be offered by T-Mobile as Nokia Monarch

We’ve already told you that the newly announced Nokia Lumia 635 is heading to T-Mobile; now we know (compliments to EVleaks) how the Magenta un-carrier will call it — this mid-range Windows Phone will be known as Nokia Monarch. Specs wise, the Lumia 635 / Monarch comes with a 4.5-inch 480×854 pixels screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE connectivity support, 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, only 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage. Windows Phone 8.1 is running the show. In addition to T-Mobile, this Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hacks: How to Obtain Root, Enter Recovery and More!

Today is that big day all Samsung fans have been waiting for, the arrival of the Galaxy S5. As usual, Samsung threw in everything but the kitchen sink with this powerhouse. So now that you’ve got the GS5 in your hands, it’s time to get down to business, and once again XDA Developers are here to help. A guide on how to mod your GS5 was published on XDA today, which includes instructions on how to enter recovery mode and obtain root on certain carrier specific GS5 models. GS5 variants Read more

Ian Kersey

T-Mobile Now Carrying the HTC One M8, Will Pay Your ETF if You Jump Carriers

After a little bit of a hold-up, T-Mobile now has the HTC One M8 in stock at retail stores around the U.S. The HTC One M8 has been available from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon since right after the device’s March 15th unveiling, but has been absent from the magenta carrier until today. The HTC One M8 will run you a total of $636. But don’t worry, you don’t have to pay all of that up front. Qualified customers can pick up a HTC One M8 for $0 down and $26.50 Read more

Ian Kersey

Samsung Galaxy S5 Now Available from T-Mobile Stores and Online for $27.50 a Month

Today is the big day for Samsung fans, with carriers readying their supplies of the hot new Samsung Galaxy S5 for sale. While all carriers will be selling the device today, T-Mobile has the Gs5 for just $27.50 for 24 months without a new service contract when signing up for T-Mobile’s Jump device upgrade program. That’s $660 total for the GS5. If you’re locked into a contract and want to jump ship to T-Mobile, you’re in luck. The magenta carrier will pay your ETF (early termination fees) if you jump Read more

Ian Kersey

HTC One M8 Lands in AT&T and Sprint Stores Today, T-Mobile Tomorrow

The HTC One M8 is now available to purchase from AT&T and Sprint retail stores, and will be landing in T-Mobile stores tomorrow. The M8, which was released on March 25th has been available from AT&T and Sprint, but had to be purchased online. Verizon has had the HTC One M8 in stores from the get go, landing in Big Red’s retail locations just hours after the March 25th launch. T-Mobile has been the only major U.S. carrier not to offer the HTC One M8 yet, online or in stores. Read more

Ian Kersey

Verizon Fires Back at T-Mobile, Reminds Customers About 1GB of Free Data When Activating a Tablet

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced a new UnCarrier move that benefits LTE tablet owning customers, providing them with an extra 1GB of free data and some low prices on LTE enabled tablets. Verizon Wireless quickly fired back at Legere and Co., reminding us that the company is offering a free 1GB of data for life when activating a new tablet on Verizon’s More Everything Plan. Verizon’s deal has been running since March 27th. Activate any #tablet on a More Everything Plan and get 1 GB of bonus data — Verizon Read more

Ian Kersey

These Eight Tricks Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your iPhone

So you think you know all there is to know about your iPhone? I’m sure you’re quite studious, but you may be ignorant of a few of the iPhone’s features that are totally worth knowing. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Apple’s smartphone just has so many bells and whistles packed into it that the Cupertino company can’t advertise them all. Think of it as an iPhone “secret menu.” No, you can’t get it animal style, but these eight tips and tricks from BuzzFeed will make your iPhone experience a Read more

Ian Kersey

John Legere Slaps Verizon and AT&T on the Ass Again: T-Mobile Cuts Tablet Prices, Ups Free Data

Wow T-Mobile, just when we think you’re done shaking things up in the wireless industry, you come creeping back up, tapping us on the shoulder and delivering a big ol’ “HELLLO!” Um, in other words, T-Mobile and the company’s CEO, John Legere, just can’t stop attacking the big boys of the wireless industry, namely AT&T and Verizon. It’s like an ongoing David and Goliath story, and it ain’t showing no signs of slowing down. T-Mobile’s moves today impact the tablet biz, dropping the price of LTE enabled tablets to the Read more

Ian Kersey