Written by/Starring Charlene deGuzman
Directed by Miles Crawford
T-Mobile has done away with cellphone contracts, replacing them with installment plans in an effort to stay competitive in the U.S. market.
Instead of offering its customers a phone with a two-year contract, T-Mobile will offer it for a fixed upfront price plus a monthly fee for unlimited calls and data. That second fee will include the cost of the phone, and when the phone is paid off (typically after two years) the fee will be reduced, in contrast with traditional two-year contracts where monthly payments typically stay the same after two years.
T-Mobile calls its new pricing plans Simple Choice. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S II costs $29.99 today, and $16 per month on top of the monthly data/voice payment, for 24 months.
T-Mobile is the fourth biggest U.S. mobile carrier (behind AT&T, Verizon and Sprint).
T-Mobile is also getting the iPhone 5— the last major carrier to do so. Read More
Since Instagram’s iPhone app hit the App Store in October 2010, Android users have been patiently — and in some cases, not so patiently — awaiting a version for their phones. That day has finally come: Instagram for Android is now available for free download over at Google Play, Google’s store for apps, ebooks and other media.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced at SXSW in March that the long-awaited Android version of Instagram was on the way. He teased the version on stage, but didn’t provide a demo. A signup page allowing Android users to be notified when the app went live was posted later in the month.
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What would you do with $97 billion in cash? While we may never know, Apple is currently pondering that question. This graphic explores some unique comparisons to put the world’s most valuable public company into perspective. Perhaps more money doesn’t necessarily mean more problems. Enjoy!
For the last 3 Months, Apple Net’d $46.33 billion in total with $13.06 billion earnings! That is damn Near Double from the Same time last year, and they’ve grown by 26%. Here are the products they sold to make that kinda
37 million iPhones, 15.4 million iPads, 15.4 million iPods and 5.2 million Macs, 1.4 million. That’s Just in the last 3 months. Imagine What Apple’s gonna Do Next Year this time!!! Full press release after the jump.
Alabama-based rock band One Like Son wanted to challenge themselves when they returned to the “studio” to record their third album after a 10-year music hiatus. So on Jan. 1, 2010, band frontman Stephen Poff vowed to spend the year recording a new set of songs solely with iPhone track apps.
“I feel this is one of our best sounding recordings,” Poff said. In the past, Poff recorded two albums the traditional way – in a studio using condenser microphones, hard disc systems, amps, cables, patchbays and other accessories.
According to Poff, recording tracks using only applications was much more difficult than he anticipated. His previous iPhone-recording experience only involved experimenting on basic four-track applications that allows users to record, then overlay four tracks of music to play together.
Mobile apps are extremely popular and trendy this year, Apple iPhone/iPad products accounted for 10% of Black Friday sales last week. GWOP Magazine staff has created a guide for all new Apple iPhone/iPad users as of what apps to download as soon as you step into the Mac world. (Some apps are also available on android devices) Checkout the full list after the jump.
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-Steve Jobs, (1955-2011)