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Encrypted communications junkies to even “normals” and everyone in between have nothing to lose from adopting more encryption in their lives. Despite what some government entities may say, encryption is border line necessity in the here and now as digital thieves and cyber criminals become more and more skilled in the craft of their trade. While encrypted file sharing and chat apps are growing in number, email is something that is a bit harder to come by. Today, however, it’s quite a bit easier for people to get comfortable with email encryption thanks to a join effort “ProtonMail” created by…

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As a rather progressive (looking, at least) bank, Ally has been one of the biggest banks to resist adding Apple Pay support. That rough patch customers have had to endure however, is finally over with the announcement today by Ally that customers can now begin adding Ally-issued cards to Apple Pay. While we’re excited to have it added to the list, Apple Pay is but one service. What about the Android/Samsung Pay users out there? You’re also (soon to be) in luck with Ally also mentioning that support for the aforementioned two services is in the works and should be…

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If you’re like us, you live for the day in which a data-only phone package is offered. With all the services available today, a traditional minutes and texting plan seems like a huge waste. “Charge” is the first carrier of sorts to step forward and cater to such a crowd with their “Charge” branded MVNO service launching today. Charge piggy backs off of Sprint’s LTE network. So, if Sprint isn’t the greatest option in your area, you’re out of luck for now. That said, if you are ok with Sprint being the backbone, the company will happily sell you a…

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If you’re a Verizon customer looking to get all up on Samsung Pay, pump the brakes containing your excitement. For now, it seems that (either deliberately or accidentally) Verizon’s branded Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models are shipping without Samsung Pay installed even though the S6 and S6 Edge variants did. What’s worse is that Google Play Store downloading won’t work. Your only hope for now is to side load the .apk from another source. That said, according to this Reddit thread, once you side load the .apk, simply opening up the “Galaxy Apps” app and tapping “update” for the…

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Fans of Google’s “Project Fi” initiative will be pleased to know that it is apparently here to stay (for the foreseeable future, at least). Today, the invite-only Google Carrier has been opened up to everyone, ditching the waiting line, according to a post on the Project Fi blog. While the T-Mobile/Sprint powered conglomerate is surely a niche network for a small subset of Android users, it’s nice to know that Google is pushing ahead. Ultimately, it’s a great idea on paper and for the right person, a fantastic option. To sweeten the deal, Google is offering the Nexus 5X for…

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In the move to a new phone, there’s usually some re-buying of choice accessories one has to do, namely cases. In the case of (no pun intended) the S6 and S7, it seems like the transition should be easy. Despite being ~1mm thicker, a tad narrower and a tad shorter, the S7 is, for all intents and purposes, the same physical size. With that said, we have an old Incipio Galaxy S6 offGrid battery case and Incipio simple silicone sleeve and were curious (hoping) that they’d fit our new S7. The results? The battery case just barely makes it all…

For the real tech die hards, dual weilding an iOS and Android device means a lot of extra crap in your bag?—?cables, cables for miles. But a new kickstarter (we know, just bear with us) campaign shows off a pretty slick 2-in-1 iOS Lightning and USB Type C reversible cable. The utility goes without saying. It’s also worth pointing out that the leather clad wrapping around the wires (other styles available it seems) is quite the unique design choice. How durable it is on something as abused as a cable remains to be seen. Consider this one of the more…

There’s no question about it. Xiaomi is an incredibly aggressive Android manufacturer when it comes to pricing. The companies latest offering, the Mi 5, is spec’d like a high-end flagship but priced like a 6-month old Nexus. For just $354 you can pick up the high-end version that comes with a top of the line Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage built in as well as a 16 megapixel camera. If 128 GB is too much storage, you can save a few bucks and pick up the entry level 32 GB version for $262.…

While LG was first to the starting line at MWC this past weekend for unveiling their 2016 flagship device, it is Samsung who once again will actually beat them to market. LG has yet to officially say anything more specific than “Spring”. That said, electronics retailer, Best Buy, claims in a promo that the G5 will go up for pre-order on March 18, 7 days after Samsung’s S7/Edge go up for full sale and nearly a month after the S7/Edge started being available for pre-order. While the early bird often gets the worm, there is something to be said about…

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Mobile Without Borders T-Mobile has been ruffling a lot of feathers lately, as well as making moves in subscriber count and viability against the other 3 big carriers. That said, if you’re on a roll, keep going. Today, T-Mobile is set to announce their latest “un-carrier” initiative: free international roaming is for voice + LTE in Canada and Mexico, officially dubbed “Mobile Without Borders”. Specifically, Simple Choice plan users can now call anyone in and from Canada and Mexico for “free” in that it simply comes out of their normal pool of minutes vs. having to pay for costly international…

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