4G LTE showdown: How fast is your carrier?

To get a glimpse of how speedy AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE networks are, CNET carried out real-world data tests across these carriers using the LG G3 smartphone. From one-upping each other on shared data plans to helping customers pen breakup letters, competition among the US’ four major carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile — is reaching new heights of aggression. But one thing we often hear from these mobile carriers is how “good” their 4G LTE networks are. These companies either have the highest number of LTE users, the largest LTE footprint, or the most LTE … Continue reading 4G LTE showdown: How fast is your carrier?

Larger iPhones said to go into production next month

Echoing earlier reports, Bloomberg sources says the new models will sport screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. Apple plans to begin production in China next month of two new iPhones sporting larger screens, according to a Bloomberg report. The models, expected to ship to retailers in September, will feature screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively, and be rounder and thinner than its current models, sources told the news agency. The larger screens are expected to help Apple better compete with the likes of rivals Samsung and HTC, which offer displays that are as large as 5.7 … Continue reading Larger iPhones said to go into production next month

When and where to buy the Amazon Fire Phone

A guide for everything you need to know about picking up Amazon’s latest flagship device. Amazon on Wednesday announced its first smartphone: the Fire Phone. The device is equipped with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It also includes Dynamic Perspective, a 3D feature that alters the phone’s display based on how you are holding it, as well as the company’s Mayday customer service feature, which first debuted on the Kindle Fire tablet. Where can I get one? The Fire Phone will be available exclusively on … Continue reading When and where to buy the Amazon Fire Phone

How to stream the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on June 12 in Brazil. Here’s how you can tune in on all of your devices. Wikimedia Commons People all over the world are preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on June 12 in Brazil and will run through the middle of July. In the United States, all 64 matches will be broadcast live in English on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, and in Portuguese on ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air 43 games, ESPN 2 will carry 11, and ABC will air 10 … Continue reading How to stream the World Cup