Unless you’re new to the internet, you’ve probably heard of some of the crazy stories surrounding photos and images on Google’s Street View services. Everything from crime scenes to urban legends have allegedly been captured on the service, if you know where to look.
This situation is more than just an internet rumor, though. A woman in Canada filed legal claims against Google for capturing a shot of her leaning forward on her porch and exposing her cleavage, showing her off to anybody that bothered to look up her address on Street View. Apparently whoever is in charge of blurring out things like license plates and addresses didn’t think this was worth censoring. Read more
Carriers are already in the holiday spirit and November has only begun. Verizon, like Sprint and AT&T, is giving more data to its customers. The More Everything plan has more data allotted to it. The $80 plan now supplies 10GB to customers and the $100 plan has been raised to 15GB of data. New customers as well as existing customers are able to take advantage of Verizon’s promotional pricing.
Hit the break to see what else Verizon is offering new customers.
Who loves more data? Everyone! There is good news for customers seeking to get more bang for their buck at AT&T. The carrier is raising the roof on the data allotted to its Mobile Share Value plans that cost $40 and $70. The data offered for $40 is going from 2GB to 3GB while $70 moves from 4GB to 6GB. The changes are going into affect on November 2.
This is all due to carriers making changes across the board. With November here and the holiday season approaching, carriers are doing whatever they can to attract new customers and retain current ones.
If a line of code hidden within Google’s latest Play Services APK and pending patents are anything to go by, it certainly looks as if the search engine giant is preparing to release a new mobile communication service, entitled “Copresence,” which should make sharing data between Android and iOS incredibly easy.
We’ve known for some time that Google has been working on a rather hefty update for its official Gmail mobile application and today, thanks to Android Police, it’s finally available to download by way of a production-signed APK.
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Launching a new product in a relatively new category can be tough, but HTC is not shying away from doing so. This company’s RE Camera will be on the market in time for the holiday season. And to satisfy the tastes of everyone, the RE Camera comes in orange, white, and navy blue (the latter of which is exclusive to Best Buy). Pre-orders have been open since the device was announced in October. Shipments, though, have yet to start.
The mobile division of Sony has failed to meet expectations. The company has cut forecasts left and right and has yet to make a meaningful imprint in the United States. Now, the Sony’s mobile division has a new leader. Kunimasa Suzuki will be reassigned within the company as Hiroki Totoki takes over. The reorganization is set to take place on November 16. Tomorrow, Sony is set to report its second quarter results and more changes are expected.
What do you think Sony has to do to make a mobile turnaround? Let us know in the comments.
Via: Xperia Blog
This year is a little different for consumers seeking a Nexus phone because the Nexus 6 will be widely distributed. Carriers will offer the Nexus 6 with an on-contract price, something that has not been done in three years. The Nexus 6 is already available through Google Play in a version that is not bound to any specific carrier. There was some curiosity to see how the device would fare on certain networks.
One of the best things about Google is that the company acknowledges that other platforms exist. Today, Google Play Movies & TV is available in the Channel Store for Roku devices. Owners of such devices get Google’s vast library of films and television shows in standard and high definition. Google integrated its Info Cards so viewers can quickly learn about actors and more just by pausing.
For now, the launch of Google Play Movies & TV is available in the Channel Store in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Google is throwing in a gifts to celebrate and the first one is the original X-Men film.