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Verizon’s Droid Maxx now available in two new colors

As part of the plan that seems envisioned to prolong the life of the aging DROID MAXX smartphone, Verizon decided to launch two new color variants. The Droid Maxx in glossy red and black with chrome accents both come with just 16GB of internal storage, and a lower price of $99 with two-year contract or $499 sans any strings attached. If you need more storage, there’s the old black model with 32GB of space that could be yours for $50 or $100, depending whether you want to sign a contract Read more

KitKat Update for the Verizon LG G2 Finally Arrives!

Oh happy day! While LG G2 owners on about every carrier have already been rocking Android 4.4 KitKat for some time now, we Verizon LG G2 customers have been stuck waiting, and waiting, and waiting. That wait is now over, as Verizon is finally rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to LG G2 owners.The software update contains a version number of VS98024A, and comes in at 669.4MB. It’s a pretty hefty update, so make sure your device is charged and that you download the update using WiFi. Here’s a peek of Read more

Ian Kersey

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

Verizon unveils a pair of low-cost phones – LG Zone 2 and LG Extravert 2

Without much fanfare, Verizon Wireless unveiled a pair low-cost devices, LG Zone 2 and LG Extravert 2, both of which lack 4G LTE connectivity support and are limited to 3G speeds. The Zone 2 is an Android 4.4 KitKat-powered smartphone that comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 3-megapixel camera on the back, 4GB of expandable storage (with microSD cards) and a 1,700 mAh battery. When it comes to the LG Extravert 2, it’s a feature phone that’s selling for just $79.99. It has Read more

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

Verizon Will Let Customers Bring Their Own Device to the Network Beginning April 17th

Verizon will soon allow customers to bring their own Verizon compatible devices to the network when choosing a More Everything plan. The BYOD strategy begins on April 17th, alongside a few pricing changes as well. Customers with data plans of 8GB or below will be able to add a smartphone to their account for just $30, and customers with 10GB or more of data can add a device for just $15. Press release follows below.

Ian Kersey

Verizon getting red HTC One M8?

The red version of everyone’s favorite phone is heading to Verizon Wireless. Yup, I’m talking about the HTC One M8 in red, which according to EVleaks, will soon be added to the carrier’s offering. Unfortunately we don’t have the exact date just yet and we’ll have to wait for another few days or weeks to get that information. We do know that aside from a fresh paint job — that makes the One M8 much more appealing to the fairer sex — this remains the same smartphone under the hood. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Landing on Verizon Soon

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available through many carriers and retailers across the U.S. Have you grabbed yours yet? If not, you may want to hold off for a while. Samsung will be releasing a Developer’s Edition of the GS5 sometime in the near future, according to a Samsung product listing. The listing picture depicts a GS5 with Verizon branding, so that’s the only carrier we can confirm for now. More than likely, the Developer Edition of the GS5 will hit other carriers as well. Pricing and availability for 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 pic.twitter.com/Awhh5ko2Tg — Verizon Read more

Ian Kersey

Dismantling the Samsung Galaxy S5 Ain’t Easy, iFixit Teardown Video Proves

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be landing in stores across the U.S. tomorrow, changing everyone’s lives FOREVER. Ok, maybe I’m embellishing a little. But the GS5 is a beast of a phone in many regards. Taking apart and repairing the thing is one of those. A teardown video from iFixit shows us that dismantling the GS5 is no easy task. Sure, the back panel pops off with ease, allowing us to replace the battery with just a few simple steps. But once you decide to get into the guts of Read more

Ian Kersey