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Freedom! A List of No-Contract Phone Carriers

Hat tip to ComputerWorld for a great list of no-contract phone carriers

Break from the binds of mobile phone contracts.

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Download some helpful new travel apps to your device (iPhone 6, apple.com)

5 Travel Apps You Should Download For 2016

5 travel apps to facilitate your wanderlust in 2016

If you’re suffering from a serious case of wanderlust and are ready to pack a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Yondr: The New Tech Co-Star at Dave Chappelle’s Shows

Comedian will use the new tech solution to make his performances phone-free zones

Yondr is a case that locks a smartphone and prevents it from connecting to Wi-Fi…

By Samara Lynn

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You Can’t Smash This Droid Turbo 2 Phone

The new Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 are here! Inevitable iPhone 6 comparisons to follow

Verizon releases the latest Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2.

By Samara Lynn

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Priv is BlackBerry’s Last Stand

The company hopes this will be your next go-to phone

BlackBerry Priv could be BlackBerry’s salvation but the company keeps screwing up.

By Samara Lynn

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Google I/O Keynote Announces New Features and Products

Company demonstrated new features, including software that anticipates questions before you ask them

Google’s highly anticipated Google I/O keynote came a slew of announcements that look to shake…

By Joel Lyons

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Faster Smartphone Data on the Way, But it Will Cost You

5G promises to be 40-times faster, but average mobile phone bills could rise

Before the decade’s end, faster smartphone data in the form of 5G could make its…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

By Joel Lyons

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Nigerian Hotel-Booking Site, Hotels.ng, Scores $1.2 million in VC Funding

Founder Mark Essien says company has many advantages over the competition

A Nigerian hotel-booking company raised $1.2 million in VC funding for its expansion throughout Africa.

By Joel Lyons

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Google and Apple to Enhance Mobile Payments Apps

Google Wallet and Apple Pay are set to introduce new features they hope will attract more users

Mobile payments are getting a fresh take by Google Wallet and Apple Pay, according to…

By Joel Lyons

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Social Media, Tech Play Role in Baltimore Riots and Recovery

Helped to document the unrest and spurr a community cleanup

Social media and tech used during Baltimore riots and cleanups.

By Joel Lyons

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

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Download some helpful new travel apps to your device (iPhone 6, apple.com)

New Study: Millennials Are Addicted to Their Smartphones

They use phones daily to text, tweet and do business from banking to shopping

Millennials are hooked on smartphone technology as witnessed everyday at restaurants, in traffic, and on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Car Service App to Offer Taxis Exclusively for Women

New car service app will be ran exclusively for women by women

A new car service app, launching Sept. 16, will provide female passengers with the comfort…

By Courtney Connley

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

By Daron Pressley

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

By Teri Harrison

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Google Making Phones Affordable For Developing Countries

Android One will adhere to Google's standards and broaden access

Android One phones will adhere to Google’s standards, and get people around the world on…

By Patrick Austin

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Bring your own lunch and use recyclable containers. Making your own instead of ordering a $10 lunch can definitely save pennies, but also, when you make your own lunch in recyclable containers, you help to ensure that plastics won't end up polluting an ocean or river near you.

Share our Strength Uses Smartphones to Help Eliminate Child Hunger

Campaign uses smartphones to help feed kids in need

In response to kids missing meals when school is out, Share our Strength is using…

By Courtney Connley

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Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Security measures used by smartphone makers and carriers could render a stolen iPhone worthless

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

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The battery pack is still bulky, but Storedot's 30-second charge claim is definitely real.

This Device Can Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds or Less

The product is still a prototype, but the battery pack technology could pave the way for quick-charging devices

Myersdorf wants to eventually open a manufacturing facility for StoreDot’s battery technology

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T- Mobile Rolls Out 4G, Goes No Contract

Plus iPhone 5 is now in stock

T Mobile adds 4G service and offers no contract

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Cellphones Spammed With Anti-Obama Texts

Even kids and hardcore Democrats have received them

Even kids and hardcore Democrats have received them

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Square: A New Way to Pay & Expand Your Business

Mobile app allows users to use their smartphones handle business by processing credit card transactions on the go

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s latest app, Square, revolutionizes the way we do business by allowing…

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

In the News: President Obama Supports Establishment of Palestinian State; LinkedIn Shares & Smartphone Sales Increase

Headlines around the Web

(Image: Vernon Bryant, courtesy TDJ Enterprises/The FrontPage Firm)President Obama supports a democratic Middle…

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

3 Things to Do Before You Start Banking From a Smartphone

Mobile banking offers convenience and flexibility. But here's what you need to know before you tap in to this resource

Mobile banking offers convenience and flexibility. But here’s what you need to know before you…

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Apple releases iPhone4 to Verizon Wireless

After much speculation the two brands announce new device optimized for CDMA network

Verizon Wireless had a huge press conference showcasing their new LTE 4G Network at the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New FCC Rules Exclude the Way Blacks Get Online

Are you a blogger? Do you use a smartphone? Here are the reasons you should pay attention the new FCC rules

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules that will affect the…

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Gingerbread is Here

Five features youll only find on Googles new operating system

It’s Christmas time and everyone has candy canes on the brain; but this holiday season…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Inventors Insider: How to Create an App for That

Resources and information for inventors and those aspiring to get a business idea to market

There is an app for just about anything you can think of — or maybe…

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If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you can consider the Android a transfer player looking to steal some of the quarterback's shine. Earlier this week, Verizon announced the July release of its answer to the iPhone 4:  The Droid X. While many smartphone makers may be hard-pressed to move in on the iPhone’s 25% market share, the Droid has been making waves, accounting for 46% of online mobile traffic compared with Apple's 39%.  But with a competitive smartphone market and iPhones leading among creatives, Gen Y, and techies, and the Blackberry seeming to be the smartphone of choice for the business set, where does the Droid fit in? Check out the new features on the Droid X and see how it stacks up to its competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Droid X vs. iPhone 4

Verizon�s Droid seeks to make waves in smartphone market

If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you…

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DISCUSS: Will You Buy the iPhone 4?

It's the most anticipated smartphone to hit the market yet. But are you buying?

Will you be among the throngs of people clamoring for the latest in Apple-dom?

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Front-Facing Camera: One of the biggest iPhone 4 touts is its front-facing camera for video calling. iPhone 4 users will be able to chat with each other using an app called FaceTime anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is available.

PHOTO GALLERY: iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS

New and improved?

Sleeker than its predecessor with flat front and back glass surfaces, the iPhone 4 looks…

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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Tech Guru Helps You Choose Right Phone For Your Lifestyle

BlackBerry or iPhone? You be the judge

When thinking about a new phone, consider “the network coverage in your area, what unique…

By Renita Burns

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