Google IO 2016 Coverage

European Commission rules against Three UK’s proposed merger with O2

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After BT acquired the UK’s largest network, EE, all eyes have been focused on whether CK Hutchison (owner of Three UK) would be allowed to buy O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. The question has been answered, and while it isn’t good news for the companies involved, it could be some welcome news for UK consumers. The European Commission has ruled against allowing the deal on the grounds that it would have reduced customer choice and likely seen prices increase. Read more

Google makes Full OTA Images available for Nexus devices, allows you to keep bootloaders locked

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Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader. Read more

[TA Deals] Learn to program with The Complete 2016 Learn to Code bundle

total web development courseIf you’re interested in getting started with programming, we’ve got a packed bundle full of material that should get you started in multiple different coding languages. There’s over 80 hours worth of courses covering everything from Python and Ruby to web development, and an example social media site to create to get your feet wet. It’s hard to get more comprehensive than that. Read more

T-Mobile launching new round of deals for family plans

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If you are in the market for a family plan, T-Mobile is hoping to entice you to jump over to their network with a new Simple Choice family plan launching on May 11th. Consumers do have to sign up for at least four lines of service, but if they do they will get 6GB of LTE data on each line at a cost of $30 per line per month, or $120 per month for a family of four. Additional lines can be added for only $20 per month. Read more