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It looks like Sprint and Charter could merge very soon

Sprint Charter merger in 2017

You can tell the end times are approaching, because all the nation's biggest telecoms companies are trying to become even bigger. Just days after we heard about a very serious proposal for Comcast to buy Verizon, new reports are emerging that Sprint, Charter, and T-Mobile could soon become one giant ball of suckiness.

Sources told Reuters that SoftBank, the Japanese telco that owns Sprint, is working on financing to buy out Charter. The deal would likely be worth more than $100 billion, and turn Charter-Sprint into a formidable telecoms behemoth that could offer home internet, cable TV, and wireless services.

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Chris Mills

August 1st

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Apple announces it has now sold over 1.2 billion iPhones

Tim Cook today touted that Apple has now sold over 1.2 billion iPhones, a milestone achieved in just a decade. The news was announced during Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings call and comes a year after Apple revealed it had sold 1 billion iPhones.

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Chance Miller

August 1st

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This is the simple $12 accessory that really should’ve come with your Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick Power Cable

If you own a Fire TV Stick, prepare to have your mind blown. Tons of people have Amazon’s compact streaming media device connected to their HDTVs and to power outlets, since HDMI ports obviously can’t power devices. What many people don’t realize, however, is that there’s no reason to plug your Fire TV Stick into the wall. Your TV has several unused USB ports on the back, and they’re just waiting to provide power to your Fire TV Stick. Snag yourself a Fire-Stick Wireless Cable for Amazon Fire TV Stick, which is the perfect length so that you can power your device and not have any excess cord hanging off the back of your TV.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • Go Wireless - Power your Fire TV Stick directly from your TV's USB port (NOW WITH) Bonus Fire TV Sticks Tips, Tricks & Accessories PDF by: FireCable
  • Super easy install. Instantly cleans up your media center. Designed specifically for the Amazon Fire TV Stick, providing consistent power to keep your Fire Stick running at maximum performance.
  • Compatible with all Fire Stick Models, including the All-New Alexa Amazon Voice Fire TV Stick
  • Instantly provides a fresh wireless media center setup! Get yours Fire-Stick Wireless Cable now
  • Lifetime money back guarantee, add to cart & get your FireCable Power Plus Now! PLEASE NOTE: only FireCable branded goods will be honored by our guarantee and after-sales service. If you receive a unit without the FireCable logo, you should consider it counterfeit and return to the seller immediately.

Fire-Stick Wireless Cable for Amazon Fire TV Stick: $11.99

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Maren Estrada

August 1st

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Apple increasing production capacity for AirPods as availability issues persist

Since their release late last year, Apple’s completely wireless AirPods have been plagued by availability and supply issues. While they’re sometimes easy to find from third-party retailers, they’re still nearly impossible to come by in Apple retail stores and are carry a 6-week shipping window from Apple’s online store.

During Apple’s earnings call today, Tim Cook noted of the production difficulties and said the company is working to make AirPods as available as possible…

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Chance Miller

August 1st

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Facebook wants to build a video chat tablet for your grandparents, report claims

facebook speaker

Amazon's Echo lineup got a huge new addition in June with the launch of the Echo Show, a smart speaker married to a touchscreen and camera for video calling. Now, Facebook is reportedly working on a hardware product of its own, and it sounds strikingly similar to what Amazon cooked up, along with at least one other device that sounds a lot like the standard Echo.

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Mike Wehner

August 1st

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Tim Cook hopeful China will loosen regulations on VPN applications

Over the weekend, Apple made the controversial decision to remove VPN applications from the App Store in China in response to local laws. CEO Tim Cook was asked about this decision during the company’s Q3 earnings call this evening…

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Chance Miller

August 1st

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Tim Cook: iPhone 8 rumors cause temporary dip, but that ‘bodes well for the future’

In addition to Tim Cook’s comments and answers to the press’ questions on Apple’s earnings call today, Cook has spoken with The Wall Street Journal, sharing some more thoughts on the company’s successful fiscal Q3 and predictions for the iPhone 8.

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Michael Potuck

August 1st

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Apple Watch sales up over 50% since last year

 Apple Watch sales are up over 50% since last year, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He mentioned this when discussing Apple’s strong third quarter results on the investor call Tuesday. Overall, Apple beat analyst expectations with $1.67 per share, versus the anticipated $1.57 per share. Revenue was $45.4 billion, when Wall Street forecast $44.89 billion. Shares were quickly up 5% in… Read More

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Katie Roof

August 1st

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Tim Cook dodges question about Trump’s claim of US Apple plants, says company is committed to job creation

During the company’s Q3 earnings call this evening, Tim Cook finally addressed President Trump’s promise that Apple had agreed to build three “big, beautiful” production plants in the United States. While Cook was somewhat vague in his response, he explained that Apple is committed to the U.S. economy and looking how to expand its investments.

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Chance Miller

August 1st

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Former FCC chairman destroys the anti-net-neutrality argument point by point

FCC's Ajit Pai, Tom Wheeler and net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission, under the new stewardship of former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, is moving at speed to nullify Obama-era net neutrality rules. Those rules, orchestrated by former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, ensure that internet service providers can't violate the principles of net neutrality, and forces ISPs to treat all customers' internet traffic equally.

ISPs generally agree that net neutrality is a nice thing in public statements, but the ISPs (and their new champion Pai) claim that the "onerous" and "overbearing" rules imposed by Wheeler are destroying investment and generally ruining the internet for all the well-meaning cable companies out there who just want to do the right thing!

Now, that probably smells a little funny to anyone who's actually dealt with a cable company in the last few years. But when you go deeper, the whole thing is a real crock of crap, as Wheeler explains in a thorough new interview.

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