As the hourglass turns, so do the days of our lives--and the influx of iPhone on Verizon rumors that flood the internet. We're hearing reports that the forthcoming CDMA wireless standard could help encourage smartphone manufacturers, like Apple, to make handsets that work on simultaneous voice and data transmissions.
I use Safari as my RSS reader on my Mac and a different RSS reader on my iPad. One thing that I’ve noticed is that Safari on my Mac is not showing me all of the articles in my RSS feeds! I figured this out after realizing that I was seeing significantly more news articles on my iPad than on my Mac.
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The iPhone makes any trip better. You’ve got your camera for capturing memories. You can fire up a game to kill time in airports and train stations. Your music is always handy. And of course Maps, Mail, Safari, and all the subway-mapping, restaurant locating, and airline-check-in apps that chomp data in order to do their stuff.
But if you’re traveling overseas, you’re going to need a plan for where that data will come from--if you rely on your iPhone’s AT&T connection, you’re going to need deep pockets. Because while nationwide network access is included in your monthly data plan, when you go abroad your phone is connecting to another company’s network, who charges AT&T, who passes hefty fees on to you. You’ll pay 2 cents per KB (1.5 cents in Canada), which can add up quickly. For perspective, going over your DataConnect plan’s limit here in the U.S. will only ding you 5 cents per MB (with DataConnect 5GB) or 10 cents per MB (with DataConnect 200MB), so those KB are up to 400 times more expensive overseas. Ouch.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow this advice and you can have a great time on vacation and avoid an astronomical data bill later.
Tired of taking screenshots and having them clutter up your desktop? Want to instantly store the screenshots online and automatically copy the link to the clipboard? Sure you could do this manually, but a new tool called GrabBox hopes to save you some time and do this task automatically.
There's nothing like a good piece of scuttlebutt covered in fairy-dust and served up on the back of a magical unicorn dancing across a moonlit glade. TechCrunch knows this, and in an effort to make this the best speculation-laden Columbus Day ever, has posted some titillating rumor-on-rumor action suitable for Apple lovers of all ages.
I live in what’s called a “fringe coverage area” for AT&T. I get one or two bars on my iPhone 4 when I’m home. Calls sometimes drop, and callers often complain about the connection quality. Outside of moving or hoping AT&T builds a cell tower nearby, the best option to improve call quality is AT&T’s 3G MicroCell. Made by Cisco, the 3G MicroCell is a “femtocell”--a cellular base station that covers up to 5,000 square feet, according to AT&T. The device connects to your home broadband network, and it can tremendously improve cell phone reception in your house.
When Apple released a battery charger, it was something of a head-scratcher. After all, we’re used to Apple releasing interesting and innovative products that break new technological ground. But honestly, how much room for innovation is there in the field of rechargeable batteries? While the Battery Charger is hardly the game-changer that the iPad is, if you’ve got a desk full of the latest Apple gear, it actually makes quite a bit of sense to pick up a Battery Charger to support it.
The limera1n jailbreak is ready and willing for your 4.1 iOS device--and at this point, we really hope it's not the iPhone 3G that's running that thing.
But here's the kicker of the limera1n jailbreak--it's for Windows only, and it's not expected to work with Apple TV (though the website says it's "technically supported") or come available for Linux and OS X users for quite some time.
Still haven’t bought an iPad, even though Apple just made it even easier to do by stocking the tablet in more than 1,700 Target stores across the country this month? Maybe you’d rather hit your local Wal-Mart instead? It appears that you’ll be able to do exactly that soon enough.
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Chinese have been flattering U.S. tech companies for a loooong time. One of them, Meizu, has finally caught the attention of Apple’s attorneys.
It's the TV wars, but you know what? It's a repeat of the phone wars we've been seeing for some time. Google has decided to forge ahead into realms Apple pioneered. Who will come out on top? Competition is good for the market and for the consumer, so let's see some innovating.
After dropping a few hundred dollars on an iPod or iPhone, then raiding the App Store for all the great tower-defense games, it’s hard to come up with the scratch to drop on decent earbuds. And even if you do have deep enough pockets, it’s difficult for some folks to go hog wild and buy $100 earbuds that’ll eventually end up forgotten in the pocket of your hoodie and take a ride in the washing machine. Ouch! Of course there are tons of inexpensive earbuds overflowing from the shelves of your local gadget emporium, but most of those end up sounding like you stole your great grandfather’s transistor radio, shrunk it down with some sort of shrink-a-fying ray, and shoved it in your ears. Tinny sound with absolutely no bass.
Steam released Left 4 Dead 2 for the Mac this week. So you can expect Robbie, Flo and Nic to be running around fighting zombies while singing The Cranberries', "What's in your head, in your heaaddddd, ZOMBIE ZOMBIE ZOMBIE…"