Verizon reducing plan rates by $10/month & adding new data tiers in latest promotion

Verizon is following its More Everything holiday promotion today with a new limited time promo for its customers, the carrier announced today. Starting tomorrow, Verizon will begin offering customers data plans at new price points from 1GB up to 20GB with most price tiers being reduced by $ 10/month compared to their previous rates. With the new plans, customers…

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Seagate zaps Thunderbolt drives, LaCie to continue lineup

Seagate will discontinue its lineup of Thunderbolt storage products in favor of pushing Thunderbolt under its premium LaCie brand, 9to5Mac has learned. A company spokesperson confirmed the move noting that the product life cycles for the company’s USM technology, which allowed integration of interfaces like Thunderbolt through adapters, is “coming to a conclusion.” The USM…

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Kantar: iPhone beats Android in US/Japan/Australia in Holiday quarter, iPad ‘most gifted’ tablet

Kantar World Panel’s Carolina Milanesi has crunched the numbers and notes that iOS beat Android in the US in the holiday quarter with a hefty .1% margin — iOS devices accounted for 47.7% of sales, Android devices accounted for 47.6%. Apple’s iOS beat Android in other key markets including Japan and Australia but still trailed in others in Europe and…

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How to Install Appcake

Appcake is an application that allows users with jailbroken iOS devices to download paid apps free of charge so they can try them before buying them. iOS users who used Cydia to jailbreak their devices can install Appcake directly from the Cydia application. Steps Launch the Cydia app from the Home screen of your iOS…

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Apple chip partner ARM debuts 16nm Cortex-A72 with better speed, power consumption

ARM, the British processor designer responsible for the core chip technology found inside many of Apple’s past iOS devices, today announced the Cortex-A72 — its latest mobile CPU design, designed to run at up to 2.5GHz and improve the processing power of next-generation smartphones. Combined with an enhanced graphics chip such as ARM’s Mali-T880, the new CPU promises to enable upcoming…

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