updated 07:56 am EDT, Tue August 27, 2013
Yahoo starts offering username expiry monitoring for $2
Yahoo is starting to offer older disused usernames up for reuse, and allowing potential owners to pay $2 for alerts when a username expires. The new Watchlist will allow a user to monitor up to 5 usernames, with e-mails automatically sent when any names on the list become dormant in a three-year period. Usernames will also be held for 14 days, giving the Watchlist user time to register without added competition from other potential username owners.
Mophie ships Samsung Galaxy S 4 Juice Pack, adds 2,300mAh battery
Mophie has shipped its Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. The 4.6-ounce battery cover connects to the smartphone's microUSB port, providing an 80-percent power boost courtesy of its built-in 2,300mAh battery, though it prevents the phone's NFC connectivity from working. Available in black and white options, with red and pink models coming soon, the Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S 4 is selling for $99.