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Verizon Wireless has been ordered to pay $1.35 million for its use of "Supercookies" in mobile traffic, following an investigation by the FCC. As a result, Verizon will have to make some changes to the way it delivers advertising to customers. The process will now require Verizon to get opt-in or opt-out consent from each customer before it is able to target ads at them. From the FCC's ruling...

March security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv March security patches available

Update: The full details of what has been addressed in this release can now be viewed on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. The March security patch for the BlackBerry Priv is now available to download. The update, which weighs in around 17MB, brings some additional security enhancements to the phone. At this time it is not known which vulnerabilities are addressed in this update, though Google is...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

If you've been waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available for you to purchase, you won't have to wait too much longer. The digital copy will be available on April 1, with the DVD and Blu Ray versions becoming available on April 5. After shattering box office records with more than $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide, many have been anxiously awaiting the chance...

Snag SanDisk's 200GB microSD for $79 at Amazon

SanDisk is offering its 200GB microSD for $79

SanDisk is offering its 200GB microSD card for $79 at Amazon, a savings of around $20 from its regular price. This is a great value for those picking up a new phone like the BlackBerry Priv, and want to have plenty of space to store their favorite pictures, music and videos. We've seen the price drop quickly on the price of the 200GB card, and the $79 price point is around the lowest we have...

Save on Tronsmart's QC 2.0 wall charger at Amazon

Tronsmart is offering its Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger for $5.50 with coupon code WALLCHAR, a savings of $5. Being QC 2.0 compatible, you'll be able to charge your phone or tablet at an even faster pace, giving you that extra battery to make it through the day. The charger is also backwards compatible with other devices that don't support Quick Charge, so this won't hurt your phone in anyway...

Snag GOOLOO's dual USB car charger for just $3 at Amazon with coupon code

GOOLOO is offering its car charger for just $3 at Amazon

GOOLOO is hosting a deal at Amazon that drops the price of its dual USB car charger down to just $3 with coupon code PVL7RNOX, a savings of $4. With having two outputs, you'll be able to charge multiple devices at the same time without having to have a splitter or alternate between what gets charged. One of the outputs is at 2.1A while the other is at 1A, so one will charge faster than the...

Verizon is offering free data for those on its XL plan

Verizon is once again offering an additional 2GB of data per line when adding or upgrading a device to an XL or larger data bucket. In order to get the free data, which is good for the lifetime of your account, you need to be on Verizon's XL or XXL data buckets. The XL plan comes with 12GB of shareable data, while the XXL bumps it up to 18GB. For each line that you add, or upgrade the hardware...

SanDisk's 200GB microSD is just $89 at Amazon

Amazon is offering a great deal for those in need of some additional storage for their phone or tablet. You can now grab SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $89, or if you need to spend a little less you can go with the 128GB card for only $44. When SanDisk first released the 200GB card, it carried a price tag of around $250, meaning that this new price is a 64 percent savings from its...

Save up to 70% on select PNY memory cards at Amazon

Save big on PNY memory cards at Amazon

Amazon is hosting a sale today that saves you up to 70% on various PNY memory cards, flash drives and more. This deal is good for today only, Feb. 15, but saves you big on memory cards for your phone, tablet, camera and any other electronic that you may own that accepts the card. You'll find flash drives, microSD and full-sized SD cards on sale. MicroSD Cards: 32GB PNY High Performance...

AT&T will pay up to $650 per line in switching costs for a limited time

For a limited time, AT&T will pay out up to $650 per line to cover costs related to switching from your current carrier. That's right, if you are ready to make the switch but the cost has been holding you back, this may be your chance to break free with little to no out of pocket expenses. Whether you want to avoid paying an early termination fee, or still owe monthly payments on your...

Snag Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank for just $8 with coupon code at Amazon

Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon

Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon for just $8 with coupon code FVSA9NY2, a savings of 50 percent from its regular price. This battery pack is small and portable, but packs a large capacity inside to keep you charged on the go. While many other power banks have more than one USB output, Kmashi has opted to go with just one this time around, so you'll only be able to charge one...

BlackBerry confirms new round of layoffs in Waterloo and Sunrise

BlackBerry said to be cutting 35% of Waterloo workforce

Update - Rather than letting folks wonder about the number of employees laid off, BlackBerry has now stated "approximately 200 employees have been impacted in Canada and Florida." BlackBerry has now confirmed a new round of layoffs has impacted a small number of employees in Waterloo and Sunrise, Florida. In a statement issued by BlackBerry, the exact number of employees impacted by the...

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia

If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun. Optus will be offering the Priv on a range of post-paid plans, and if you would rather purchase it at full...

Alta is Fitbit's sleekest fitness tracker yet; pre-orders now open for $129

Fitbit's Alta is the company's sleekest fitness tracker yet

Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Alta, which is one of the nicest-looking offerings from the company. Pre-orders are now open for the tracker, with shipments beginning in March 2016. Realizing that people don't always want their fitness tracker to look like one, Fitbit is offering a number of band options for the Alta, like a metal bracelet, leather band and a classic band...

T-Mobile offers unlimited data four lines for $150/month, 10GB/line for $120

T-Mobile is offering fourth line free again

T-Mobile has brought back its popular "fourth line free promotion" with Family Match, and this time around the carrier is offering customers the choice between 10GB per line or unlimited data. Previously, the carrier ran a limited-time promotion that scored you four lines with 10GB each for $120, and more recently had only been offering family plans with 6GB of data each. Now, the carrier has...

BlackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Canada for global customer support

BlackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Canada

BlackBerry has announced a new secure data center in Canada that will allow support for global customers who want to take advantage of its AtHoc services. With the new cloud offerings, BlackBerry will be able to address data residency requirements for global customers who want to use its services for networked crisis communications. Additionally, the company can now better serve a large number...

BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is now rolling out

BlackBerry Priv Feb security update now available

Here is the list of what all was patched in this release. In total, there were six CVE's addressed in this update. The BlackBerry Priv is now receiving its February security patch. At this time, it is not clear exactly what has been patched or changed with this build, though we expect Google to reveal details about the update shortly. BlackBerry has done an excellent job so far in pushing...

You can now 'thumbs up' individual app reviews in the Google Play app

You can now use the 'thumbs up' in Google Play app

If you've wanted a way to show someone that their review of a particular app helped you, you'll be happy to see that you can now 'thumbs up' a review from the Google Play app. That's right, if you come across a review that you find worthy of being thanked, or liked, or acknowledged positively in some fashion, you can now do so right from your phone. To find helpful reviews, you can sort them by...

Verizon wants to make sure that all of its customers who are headed to the Super Bowl have full coverage, so the carrier has more than tripled its 4G LTE network capacity in the Bay Area. The carrier spent $70 million in what it calls a "long-term investment" to boost network performance from San Francisco to Santa Clara. With the additional capacity, Verizon will be able to deliver a more...

New BES12 integrations make the platform more robust

BlackBerry has integrated WatchDox and Good, two of its recent acquisitions, into BES12 in a new Unified Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. This announcement comes along with the company's release of a new suite of mobile apps under the Good Secure EMM branding. The new platform will provide centralized management from BES12 for admins, and the upgrades include new security,...

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