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All my optimism for Windows Phone is now gone given Microsoft's latest news

With 7,800 more job cuts, largely from the Windows Phone business, it's time for Microsoft to give up on phones and focus where it can achieve success.

Republic Wireless launches new plans that refund unused data fees

Republic Wireless continues to offer innovative, low-cost solutions in the wireless space. The Republic Refund plan credits you back for unused cellular data so you only pay for what you use.

The Verizon Crisis Response Team answers the call in response to Alaskan wildfires

We don't often think about wireless carriers providing more than reliable service, but Verizon is working hard to actively provide emergency communications and opportunities for innovation.

Google Maps to provide railroad crossing data as accident rates increase

In an attempt to use technology to help reduce the number of vehicle-rail accidents, the Federal Railroad Administration is encouraging map makers to add railroad track crossing data.

T-Mobile's new JUMP! On Demand offers three phone upgrades a year

T-Mobile continues to shake up the US wireless carrier industry by offering the ultimate plan for smartphone fans who want the latest and greatest all the time.

T-Mobile's new JUMP! On Demand offers three phone upgrades a year for monthly payment

T-Mobile continues to shake up the US wireless carrier industry by offering the ultimate plan for smartphone fans who want the latest and greatest all the time.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active hands-on: Battery life and protection all Galaxy S6 owners should have

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are great smartphones, but both have limited battery life and lost the water-resistance found in the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 Active is the device you really wanted.

Hands-on with the UAG rugged case for the LG G4

The LG G4 is the newest Android smartphone to hit the streets with a fantastic camera and display. Urban Armor Gear provides solid protection for your investment with a new case.

Facebook launches Moments: Makes privately sharing photos quick and easy

As the summer kicks in gear, people are capturing moments with their smartphone cameras. With the new Moments app you can now quickly and easily share your memories with family and friends.

HTC One M9 software update significantly improves camera performance

The one feature of the HTC One M9 that receives criticism around the world is the camera performance. This new software update significantly improves performance and make the M9 a solid choice.

Hands-on: HTC One M9 Active Pro case let's you work and play in the rain

There's a certain freedom that comes with using a waterproof, shock-proof case and the one for the HTC One M9 is fantastic.

Asus considering an acquisition of fellow Taiwanese company HTC

HTC continues to struggle financially. Its outlook may change if Asustek carries early internal discussions to a purchase of HTC.

Dish reportedly in talks to merge with T-Mobile

Large media companies and wireless carriers are partnering up with the latest report that Dish may bring its spectrum asset to T-Mobile.

Sony cuts first 1,000 of 2,100 jobs in Sweden, rolls out T-Mobile Z3 Lollipop update

As part of Sony's mobile unit restructuring cuts are starting to be made in Europe. Some good news is that US T-Mobile customers are finally getting the Lollipop update.

Google I/O wrap-up, ZenFone 2, Android Wear update (MobileTechRoundup show #347)

Most of this episode focused on discussing the Google I/O 2015 event. Kevin is also quite impressed with a new low cost smartphone from ASUS.

Ten reasons to still consider a basic flip phone in today's smartphone world

Most phones sold by carriers are smartphones, but there are still many reasons that a basic flip phone is still a valid option for many people.

Android Pay announced: Let the Google mobile wallet confusion continue

Google was one of the first to launch a widely-accepted mobile payment solution, but no one knew about it and carriers limited its functionality. It doesn't seem like much with change with Android Pay on Android M.

Moleskine TimePage provides a refreshing calendar experience for your iPhone and Apple Watch

It's not often that people get excited about using their calendar. However, Moleskine's new TimePage application is fun to use and provides essential consolidated information in a way that makes you want to use your calendar.

Scan documents and whiteboards with your Android smartphone and Microsoft Office Lens

Microsoft completes the trifecta with the full release of Office Lens for Android joining iOS and Windows Phone products.

BlackBerry Passport and Fitbit Surge: Productivity over bling

There are a number of amazing new smartphones and wearable products, but these devices - and the bells and whistles they deliver - can cause us to lose focus on what's really important to have.

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