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Qualcomm Enabling “Dual-Core” Location Assistance On Snapdragon Phones

The days of the Samsung Vibrant GPS troubles are long behind us and thanks to Qualcomm, future GPS problems on Samsung devices look like a thing of the past. Qualcomm has revealed that smartphones supporting their S2 or S3 Snapdragon processor are now capable of accessing two satellite networks. Most Android phones currently access the Global Positioning System only which is a network of 27 satellites but, a second network of 24 … [read full article]

Adobe Ends Flash For Mobile, Turns Attention To HTML5

Major non-T-Mobile related news happening today as Adobe decides to end development on Flash Mobile Player browser plug-ins for mobile devices. “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores,” said Adobe. “We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations following the upcoming … [read full article]

T-Mobile Jumps The Gun On Emergency System Test, Scares Some People

If you’re a T-Mobile customer and you received a very strange alert message this morning, you have nothing to worry about. Zombies are not attacking us…yet. Lance Ulanoff, Mashable Editor was one of the lucky T-Mobile customers who received the “weird siren-like sound” and displayed the mysterious notification you see in the above image. Apparently, T-Mobile accidentally tested the Presidential Emergency Alert system a week early when a nationwide test is currently scheduled. … [read full article]

(Update: Video Removed) T-Mobile’s House Of Cell Phone Torture

Update: Apparently this one wasn’t supposed to be made public folks so T-Mobile has taken it down. No word on when or if it will reappear. Have you ever wondered what kind of product testing a smartphone goes through before being released to the public? Have you ever wondered how they know a smartphone can survive a three foot drop without breaking a sweat? T-Mobile is attempting to answer those questions with a two minute video showing … [read full article]

T-Mobile Introduces Name ID, Caller ID For Everyone

T-Mobile is proud to be the first US carrier to introduce a feature that has long been available for landline owners, caller ID. While most of, if not all of us generally save contacts by name right into our address books there are just those times when a random number calls and you aren’t sure if you want to pick up. Maybe it’s that crazy ex you’ve been avoiding or the local blockbuster … [read full article]

Get Netflix Working On Your T-Mobile G2x

T-Mobile G2x owners, are you have some jealousy issues with the announcement of Netflix for Android on specific phones only? Well thanks to the folks at XDA-Developers we can get your G2x up and running with Netflix in just a few (mostly) easy steps. The whole process works by tricking Netflix into thinking that your G2x is really a G2 and voila, streaming Netflix video! First and foremost you’ll have to … [read full article]

T-Mobile G2X Takes Screenshots Right Out Of The Box?

For the Android faithful one of the most noticeable absences on the Android platform is also one of the most overlooked. The ability to take screenshots on an Android device is something most users will find themselves rooting the device in order to add that feature along with the other benefits of rooting. Rooting your phone just to take screenshots isn’t’ likely to be worth the overall root unless you  plan on enjoying … [read full article]

Details emerge on T-mobile's new Family Allowance Service

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About two weeks ago we brought you the news that T-mobile was working on a new family allowance service, and now we’re here to bring you some more details. Starting July 30th, parents will be able to add the allowance restrictions add-on to their T-mobile Family Plan. All good things can’t come without a catch, right? Right. Well the cost of this add-on will be $2/month, for the whole … [read full article]

T-mobile "fights back" against ETF evaders…

Well not really, consumerist in its usual grand form got a little info from a reader as to who exactly can qualify for this get out of jail free card. Two little rules and we will call them “flimsy” at best to steal consumerists verbage. 1. Can’t have unlimited messaging bundle on your account within the past 3 months 2. Has to have been charged for text messages during the past 3 months I know … [read full article]