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In a move that’s probably due to the barrage of new Android Wear and Samsung Gear devices, Pebble has announced new permanent price cuts for the original Pebble and Pebble Steel, along with a big software update. First, the original Pebble now costs only $100, down from its original non-Kickstarter price of $150. It was only $100 for original backers, so now you can pay the price the backers did to get one. In England the new price is £99, and for the rest of Europe, the Pebble is now €129. The Pebble Steel is now only $200,...

In a move to most likely combat T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s efforts in lowering data costs, AT&T has just announced that many of their data plans will be doubling in size for a limited time. If you are a customer who still isn’t on AT&T’s Mobile Share plans or already have them, the upgrades are quite large. Starting from the existing 15 GB plan all the way up to the 50 GB plan, your data limit will double. Here are the new plans: 15 GB Is Now 30 GB 20 GB Is Now 40 GB 30 GB Is Now 60 GB 40 GB Is Now 80 GB 50...

If there’s an in-app purchase for an app, right now all you see on the app’s page on the Play Store is that there are some. But you don’t see what they are or how much they cost. Soon, you will see the true cost of apps. According to a notice posted to Google’s Developer Dashboard, the Play Store will list all in-app purchases and their costs on an apps details page starting September 30th. So if an app is free but say, has a $1.99 fee for bonus content, that will be listed. iOS has actually done this for some...

Again with the new iPhone(s)? Isn’t The Droid Guy supposed to be an Android-centric website? Leave droid fans alone. Be honest, you were thinking or wondering one of these things before you even finished reading our headline. And we completely understand your frustration. For the past two weeks or so, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus rumor roundups, previews, hands-on explorations and finally reviews have inundated the tech-focused part of the interwebs. Just one more reason to keep your online activity fixated on funny cat pics and (human) porn,...

  While other smart watches have come to market since its campaign, the Pebble is arguably the first to get mass adoption. And it’s the only watch that works cross-platform. And while Pebble doesn’t have any new hardware yet (that we know of), they are updating the software with a lot of improvements with version 2.5 today. The first improvement is that emojis can now be viewed on the Pebble’s screen, fixing the issue of the square boxes being there instead. There is also a new Compass app that can be downloaded...

Some good news for some of you. Starting today, Google now has turn-by-turn navigation in 20 new countries. This includes all major types of navigation including driving, walking, and biking. Here are the new locations: Angola Bahamas Bolivia Botswana Fiji Guyana Honduras Jamaica Madagascar Malawi Mali Malta Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nepal Sri Lanka Tanzania Tobago Trinidad So if you live in any of these countries or are just visiting, you can now get navigation instructions for free. If you are traveling to these areas though, make...

It takes a good bit of courage, as well as a slight dose of desperation, to knowingly turn a blind eye to the specific guidelines set by your idol, mentor and forerunner, to whom you basically owe everything. “No one is going to buy a phone you can’t get your hand around” said Steve Jobs in 2010. “Bigger than bigger” said Tim Cook upon unveiling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, at last acknowledging the superiority of the phablet. Sorry, the “iPhablet”. Bold move, when Cupertino knew full well it was exposing...

Since HTC moved their Gallery app to Google Play, updates have been coming in a lot more frequently. And today, HTC has updated their app with new Duo Camera effects for both the M8 and the Butterfly (J) 2 smartphones. The change log is small, but there’s actually a lot of new effects. These are the official release notes for the update: 1. New feature for HTC One (M8), HTC J Butterfly 2 and HTC Butterfly 2 - New Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder - New typography in Seasons edit mode 2. Improvements However, there are six...