Tag Archives: Service

Comcast has started launching its Xfinity Mobile phone service

It appears that Comcast has quietly launched Xfinity Mobile, its $65 / month unlimited mobile service. The official website now allows Xfinity internet customers to select a plan and sign up for the service, which is currently offered at a discounted rate of $45 a month. Comcast says the service will be available throughout its current markets. “We are beginning ... Read More »

Microsoft’s upgraded Beam game-streaming service goes live, taking on Twitch and YouTube

Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, Beam, has now pushed its “Pro” upgrade live to all users, featuring streams with up to 1440p resolution at 60Hz and integration with Xbox Live. Microsoft’s purchase of Beam last summer came as something of a surprise, given that the company seemed satisfied with its relationship with Amazon’s game-streaming service, Twitch.tv. Even with the upgrade to Beam.pro, ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

Apple is no longer allowed to use refurbished iPhones as service replacements in Denmark

Apple is often praised for its after-sales service and support, as well as device guarantee policy and Apple care programs.For the most part, we have to hand it to Cupertino, especially for its truly international repair and replacement coverage. We are sure, at lest some of you have found themselves in a situation, where you phone or laptop gets damaged ... Read More »

Apple Pay’s adoption rate hits 35% mark in US; service coming to GAP next year

Apple has revealed that the adoption rate for its mobile payments service – Apple Pay – in the US has crossed the 35% mark, which translates into 4 million locations. The revelation was made by Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey. Bailey noted that the service’s adoption in the country jumped from 4% to 35% in just two years. Commenting on ... Read More »

DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T’s new streaming TV service

After months of hype with little substance, AT&T has launched DirecTV Now, a bundle of streaming channels that will compete with Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. While AT&T bills its new service as “TV beyond your wildest dreams,” on paper it’s not markedly different from its competitors. We’ll have more to say about how well the service ... Read More »

Hands on: AT&T’s DirecTV Now service provides a reason to cut cable TV

I cut cable TV earlier this year and switched over to online streaming services. I’ve tried Dish’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue, but will switch to AT&T’s new DirecTV Now service after it starts streaming on Nov. 30. The service was demonstrated at a media event in New York City on Monday, where I tried it out. You don’t ... Read More »

AT&T Priv’s ‘No Service’ issue: BlackBerry working with AT&T to expedite the fix

BlackBerry has announced that it’s currently working with AT&T to speed up the release of a fix to the ‘No Service’ issue that some Priv users have been facing on the carrier’s network for over a month now. “The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly as BlackBerry is working with ... Read More »

HTC retail stores will provide warranty service in India for Google’s Pixel phones

Google has partnered up with HTC stores in India to provide after-sales warranty service for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which are now up for pre-order in India on Flipkart starting at RS 57,000. ”We have partnered with HTC India for after sales service in 56 walk-in service centeres in over 30 cities,” – A Google spokesperson This kind ... Read More »

The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

Many people resist backing up their data to an online backup service like MozyHome, Carbonite, or Backblaze because they worry their data will be poked through by company employees, hijacked by criminals, or provided to law enforcement or government agents without due process. The sanctity of your data boils down to whether the encryption key used to scramble your data can ... Read More »