Apple may be testing iPhone tech that’s 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

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Apple was awarded a patent for bump transfer of data between iPhones.
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The next iPhone you get may come with super-fast data speeds that are 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Based on references found in iOS 9.1’s code, it appears that Apple is testing Li-Fi capabilities on the iPhone that use light pulses instead of radio waves to transmit data.

Hidden inside iOS 9’s system library cache file there’s a specific mention of “LifiCapability.” The reference was first spotted by 19 year-old developer Chase Fromm on Twitter:

LG’s Watch Urbane 2 is the first Android Wear watch with 4G

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LG's smartwatches have always been bad, but the W7 is even worse.
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LG's new Watch Urbane doesn't need your phone. Photo: LG
LG’s new Watch Urbane doesn’t need your phone. Photo: LG

LG today unveiled a second edition of its Watch Urbane smartwatch, which finally frees Android Wear from your smartphone.

Thanks to its built-in 4G and 3G connectivity, the new Watch Urbane makes calls and continues to receive notifications even when you leave your phone behind.

AT&T increases unlimited data cap to 22GB

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AT&T being generous? What?!
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AT&T being generous? What?!
AT&T being generous? What?!

AT&T is increasing its data cap to 22GB for customers who are still grandfathered into unlimited data plans. This is more than four times the 5GB cap previously offered to LTE subscribers, and more than seven times the 3GB cap offered to 3G subscribers.

Verizon to field-test super-speedy 5G network in 2016

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Verizon is about to get more expensive.
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Verizon wants to deliver even faster data speeds.
Verizon wants to deliver even faster data speeds.

Verizon has confirmed plans to begin testing the first super speedy 5G network in the U.S. next year. Its new service will have 50 times the throughput of existing 4G LTE networks, and Verizon is working with a number of partners, including Samsung, to accelerate its development.

Get 6 Months of unlimited talk & text, & 500MB of 4G Data for Free [Deals]

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The Samsung Galaxy SII might not be the hottest phone on the market right now, but it still has a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, crisp 4.52″ screen, and dual cameras packed into an elegant design.

And you can get the entire package – a best-selling smartphone primed with unlimited talk, text, 500MB of 4G/3G data every month, and FreedomPop Premier for six months – for only $199 courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals.

Get the FreedomPhone HTC Evo 4G + Unlimited Voice and Text For 1 Year- only $159 [Deals]

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If you’re shackled by a unwieldy wireless plan that’s costing you an arm and a leg each month – FreedomPop is here to change all that. 100% free voice, free text, and free data on a 4G network is unheard of – but how can you make history if you don’t break boundaries?

That’s right. FreedomPop is offering the nation’s first 100% free mobile phone service with free voice, text, and data for one year – and Cult of Mac Deals has it available for only $159!