The very first time we laid hands on a Verizon iPhone 4, it took us about 0.00000004 seconds to fire up the Settings app and dig into the Personal Hotspot feature. How's that for speed? Can you hear me now, and so on?
The good news: Personal Hotspot works really well, and a monkey with an ice-cream headache could have it set up in seconds.
The bad news: It requires an extra $20/month charge, on top of your (required) voice and data plans, and (optional) texting. And AT&T users don't have it yet.
If you just returned from your local Apple or Verizon Wireless store with a shiny new iPhone 4 in your hand, you may be planning to buy a case next. This has become a particularly thorny problem, since the AT&T and Verizon versions of the handset feature a slightly different button arrangement and cases made for one may not work with the other. Never fear, MacLife.com is here to help!
It's a terrible thing, it truly is. The "racing" stripes on the new Verizon iPhone 4 are there for a reason, but they change the design of the phone so that your traditional AT&T iPhone 4 case won't fit. In most cases, the mute switch is the one that suffers. We checked out a few cases to see which ones worked and to give you a better idea of what kind of protection you should purchase for you iPhone 4.
It's here! It's finally here! Yes, the Verizon iPhone 4 arrived in our hands this morning in a lovely white FedEx box. We've yet to test it to see if it's got more bars in more places (actually, that's AT&T's motto, whoops), because we're too busy manhandling and enjoying the feel of a brand new iPhone 4. Except that, honestly, it's the exact same as the AT&T iPhone 4, except that its insides have that sexy dual-band CDMA/GSM chip. It's also got those sweet racing stripes that make it a bad candidate for your old iPhone 4 case. Anyway, enjoy the snap shots.
Taptivate’s Friends app for iPhone and iPod touch is like that social butterfly everyone liked back in school. It attempts to be all things to all social network users, and succeeds admirably, allowing you to access Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace in one slick iOS-powered package.
There's officially no good reason to pay more than 99 cents for any game on the App Store today. We always thought Valentine's Day was the kind of holiday that specialized more in cheap pink teddy bears than smartphone software, but apparently we were wrong. The past couple of weeks have been positively flooded with huge iOS video game sales from major publishers, and now Sega, Capcom, and Namco are getting in on the action. Some of their very best games are included so check out the full list.
Here’s a scary statistic: If your iPhone is lost or stolen and the thief knows what they’re doing, they can get the handset to cough up passwords stored in its keychain in only six minutes -- without ever having to crack through your passcode.
Whether your iPhone is on Verizon or AT&T, one thing is for certain -- it shoots amazing 720p HD video. Unfortunately, Apple has hindered our ability to share such video, but thankfully some enterprising third-party developers are quickly filling this gap. The latest is Thwapr, which promises to share up to 30 minutes of video with a free cloud-based service.
Thursday is Verizon iPhone day, and AT&T is celebrating with a tempting offer that may keep many of their iPhone customers out of Big Red’s clutches -- a new, free calling feature called AT&T Messaging Unlimited with Mobile to Any Mobile Calling. The only catch? You need to have (or add) unlimited text messaging.