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John Callaham

John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.

John's Posts

Verizon’s cheaper unlimited plan adds coverage in Mexico and Canada on Jan. 25

The Verizon Go Unlimited plan will soon include access to unlimited talk, text and data for customers who travel to Mexico and Canada.
by John Callaham2 days ago

Amazon Prime monthly fee goes up to $12.99, yearly fee remains at $99

The increase in the monthly price of Amazon Prime means that those customers will pay about $156 if they stick with it for a year.
by John Callaham2 days ago

Android Wear 2.8 update includes new system-wide dark theme

The new update was quietly rolled out earlier today. So far, the update is available for the Huawei Watch 2 and original Huawei Watch.
by John Callaham3 days ago

Google denies reports that Google Maps relaunched in China

Google has issued a statement stating that the company is not releasing a new version of Google Maps for China.
by John Callaham5 days ago

The history of Android OS: its name, origin and more

Now that Android 8.0 Oreo is here, we look back at the history and names from the previous versions of the Android operating system.
by John Callaham7 days ago

BlackBerry Motion now available for sale in the US via Amazon and Best Buy

The unlocked GSM-based BlackBerry Motion can now be purchased in the US for $520 on Amazon or as low as $449.99 at Best Buy,
by John Callaham1 week ago

HTC’s 2017 revenues were its lowest in 13 years

The Taiwan company only brought in $2.1 billion in revenue for the entire calendar year of 2017, which is 20 percent lower than its 2016 revenue results.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Google Pay combines Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand name

The new Google Pay branding is designed to consolotate all of Google's payment efforts under one name and will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) will launch in the US in February with Face Unlock

The latest smartphone from ASUS also has a large battery, dual rear cameras and a big 5.7-inch screen that will be sold for just $229.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago

Best Phablets of 2017 — Which ones made our list?

The phablet smartphone category now includes some of the best-selling phones in the industry, and we pick the best phablets of 2017.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago
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