Posts by George Tinari


And there’s no way around it. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

Verizon will soon start charging a $20 fee for anyone upgrading their smartphone with pretty much no loopholes to get out of it. Yes, a carrier is introducing a new fee without much explanation and customers are forced to deal with it. Shocking, I know. The new fee goes into effect April 4.


Foursquare and want to liquor you up. Photo: Nan Palmero/Flickr CC

It’s not often we hear any major new features coming to Foursquare lately, but the service just announced something pretty huge. It has partnered with to allow users to order food, groceries and even liquor right from the app to get sent straight to their homes.


Sprint isn’t satisfied with Verizon’s ballsy claims. Photo: Sprint

The war between mobile carriers in the U.S. continues to heat up and with the latest battle, it’s personal. Sprint came out with a new ad that directly targets Verizon’s from just a few weeks ago. Using big, colorful balls to symbolize network quality and performance, Sprint claims Verizon’s ad is rubbish and outdated while the yellow network is the true champion.


Because it’s worth seeing how much your community loves you from a computer too. Photo: Yik Yak

The app that has become famous around college campuses is now ready to show itself in a different form: as a desktop website. The creators have been testing a web version of Yik Yak in private beta for a while now, but as of today the site is open for public use.

BlackBerry Priv is almost here. Photo: Carphone Warehouse

The BlackBerry Priv is already seeing other people. Photo: Carphone Warehouse

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv is officially coming to Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint in the United States. While the phone isn’t totally new, the news revolves around an exclusivity deal with AT&T that has come to an end after just a few months. Despite a very rough few years for BlackBerry, perhaps the Priv has what it takes to keep BlackBerry’s ship just slightly above sea level for a little while longer.

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