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How can this be real? Free wireless internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

How can this be real? Free wireless internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

FreedomPop has been upending the market as the nation's first totally free 4G internet and phone provider. And now as a special to Mobile Nations readers they're offering their Nationwide MiFi 4082 Hotspot for 80% off for the holidays. They’re tossing in a 2 GB premium data trial (normally worth $...
Here's why Microsoft should abolish its ID@Xbox parity clause for Xbox One

Here's why Microsoft should abolish its ID@Xbox parity clause for Xbox One

Microsoft helped pioneer indie games on consoles with the Xbox 360. Even though Microsoft was the first of the big three to support indie games, many developers hated the company's strict guidelines. Indie games had to be published by larger companies, making it tough to get your game on Xbox...
Microsoft Nokia Lumia 535

The Lumia 535 fixes Microsoft's low-end problem with Windows Phone but will anyone see it?

The Lumia 535 fixes many of the Lumia 530's ills, but comes at an odd time Late last night, Microsoft announced the Lumia 535, the latest addition in the admittedly growing and confusing Lumia line. The Lumia 535 is confusing because it borrows many of the strong points from the Lumia 630 and...
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Garmin VIRB Elite camera, the sixth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Garmin VIRB Elite camera, the sixth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

For day six of our 12 Days of Hidden Gems we diving back into connected hardware. Have you ever jumped out of a plane and wished you could record it? What about capturing the night sky on a mountain using time-lapse photography? Now you can with the Garmin VIRB Elite camera and accompanying Windows...
2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone...
NOAA Radar and Hilton HHonors, the fifth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

NOAA Radar and Hilton HHonors, the fifth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

For day five of our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, we are briefly moving away from connected devices to some useful apps. Even better, the two apps we are highlighting today are universal available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, bringing a unified experience to your multiple devices. Today's Hidden...
SmartThings, the fourth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

SmartThings, the fourth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are looking at and SmartThings (SmartThings.com) is today’s featured item. When it comes to home automation, consumers today have many choices available to them. The problem is which brand to you...
Fitbit Charge, the third of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Fitbit Charge, the third of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue to day three in our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are checking out. Today, it is Fitbit's turn and the new Charge tracker. Heading into 2015, Fitbit ( fitbit.com) is arguably the leader in wearable fitness devices, especially with Nike...
Wellograph, the second of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Wellograph, the second of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are looking at, with Wellograph Wellness Watch (wellograph.com) being today's feature. When it comes to activity and fitness trackers, there is increasingly a wide range of devices available to...
How can this be real? Free wireless internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

How can this be real? Free wireless internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

FreedomPop has been upending the market as the nation's first totally free 4G internet and phone provider. And now as a special to Mobile Nations readers they're offering their Nationwide MiFi 4082 Hotspot for 80% off for the holidays. They’re tossing in a 2 GB premium data trial (normally worth $...
Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

One of our first Hidden Gems for our 12 Days sweepstakes is Misfit's Shine activity tracker. Misfit makes one of the more fashionable trackers around these days, and it is worth a look for those who do not care for the traditional black bands found at Best Buy or Amazon. Misfit is competing...
Facebook app for Windows Phoen Most Recent

Sorry, folks 'Top Stories' change is a Facebook thing, not Microsoft's

Late last night, the Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone received a significant update. One of the biggest changes is in regards to your default news feed, which now shows 'Top Stories' instead of 'Most Recent'. To be sure, Most Recent is still there, you just need to go to the hamburger button (...
US Prepaid Phones Guide

US Prepaid Phones Guide

Sponsored by MetroPCS With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your monthly bill after having used your wireless service, you pay beforehand for a set bucket of data. There are compromises to be made when...

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