Here's What AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner Means for Consumers

Now that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, consumers could soon be getting both their cell phone service and the next installment of “Game of Thrones” from the same gigantic company…

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Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company’s global recall.

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Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

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Two GPU families enter, but which GPUs actually leave in consumers’ hands? We check the numbers and report back.

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GetHuman Hacks Through Customer Service Maze for a Fee


GetHuman last week launched a service designed to help consumers with the tangle of customer service. For between $5 and $25, one of the eight-person company’s five dedicated problem solvers, aided by bots, will call a customer service line on a client’s behalf to sort things out. The idea for GetHuman, which also offers a company phone directory service, goes back more than a decade. The problem solvers service, piloted late last year, reportedly has served nearly 10,000 people.

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Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

Article Image Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple’s iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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Hands on with Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 700: Proof that Microsoft’s Surface strategy is working

The Lenvo Ideapad Miix 700 features a by-now familiar keyboard-cover-augmented tablet design
The best news for consumers looking to take the plunge into buying a hybrid Windows tablet-laptop is that there are now plenty of options. The new Lenovo Miix 700 has a lot to offer for those looking for something between the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4.

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USB-C devices can now have safety, authenticity verified with new certification program

Article Image It will soon be much easier for consumers and businesses to determine whether a USB-C device is genuine and can be trusted, thanks to the newly introduced USB Type-C Authentication specification.

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Apple Pay a hit in China with 3 million cards added in 2 days

Article Image Chinese consumers have flocked to Apple’s contactless payment solution in the weeks since its debut, with one bank reporting that more than 3 million cards were activated on Apple Pay in the first 2 days of availability.

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With iPad refresh looming, stock runs low on Apple's older models

Article Image Consumers are finding some iPad models difficult to get their hands on, as resellers have begun showing depleted stock ahead of a late March press event at which Apple is widely expected to debut the iPad Air 2’s successor.

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Samsung unveils new high-speed 256GB storage chips for smartphones

Article Image Consumers may never again have to decide which photos to delete from their phone or which songs to stream from the cloud, as Samsung has announced its first 256-gigabyte storage chips designed specifically for mobile devices.

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Avid iPhone user Donald Trump calls for Apple boycott over encryption fight

Article Image Donald Trump, who is seeking the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, on Friday said consumers should boycott Apple until the company complies with government requests to help unlock an iPhone 5c tied to last year’s San Bernardino massacre.

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Apple plans new flagship store in central Stockholm — report

Article Image Scandinavian consumers could soon have a landmark Apple Store to call their own, as the company is reportedly preparing to begin construction on a new flagship location in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm.

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Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's entire Surface lineup over the holidays

Article Image Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

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Apple Watch winning as Samsung, Android Wear struggle, says researcher

Apple is winning the watch wars but no smartwatch maker is winning over consumers in a huge way, according to new research.

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Apple continues expansion in second-tier Chinese cities with new Shenyang store

Article Image Chinese consumers in the country’s frigid northeastern region will soon have another Apple Store to visit, as the company is set to open its second location in Shenyang on Saturday.

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Here are some of the hot tech trends for 2016 and beyond

Consumers envision a time when internal sensors in our bodies will become the norm, social networks become the preferred way to communicate an emergency and homes are wired to monitor everything from mold outbreaks to water leaks.

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Apple's iOS devices dominate online shopping presence for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Article Image During the busiest shopping period of the year, consumers are largely turning to Apple hardware for their browsing and purchasing, with iPhones and iPads comprising the lion’s share of mobile devices tracked through online retailers.

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Report: Mobile Payments Won't Be a Thing This Holiday Season


Bankrate.com on Monday released results of a survey showing that even though consumers may have more mobile payment options this holiday season, more than two-thirds of shoppers won’t be using them. That’s because seven out of 10 Americans surveyed said they’ll be using cash or a debit card for most of their holiday buys, according to Bankrate. Another 22 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said they would do their shopping with credit cards, and 3 percent said they’d be shopping with checks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82793.html?rss=1

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