While Google’s Android continues to dominate the smartphone market, manufacturers creating tablets with the same operating system are still fighting an uphill battle against Apple’s iPad -- including the once white-hot Amazon Kindle Fire.
I’ve previously used the 3G data on my first-generation iPad only when traveling, and instead relied on Wi-Fi--it saves me from paying a monthly charge if I cancel right away, then just use the month of data I paid for. To cancel, or just to check how much data you’re using, you have to sign in to your account in Settings > Cellular Data > View Account. (Make a keyboard shortcut for your email address in Settings > General > Keyboard to save some keystrokes logging in.)
iTunes was the original all-access music application, but since the introduction of iOS devices, it's morphed into a hodgepodge of apps, music, movies, application data, and other iOS-device data storage. If this ever-growing mixture of services is a bit too much for you to handle, then why not consider another method to get data onto your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad?
With iOS 5, Apple finally cut the cord, allowing users to set up their iOS devices without the use of iTunes. We’ll use this functionality, along with some additional apps and services, to finally say, “good riddance” to iTunes.
You can't wait for tomorrow. That new iPad is going to be everything your heart has desired since the first iPad landed in your lap. But before you go out and purchase the whole kit and caboodle, you'll have to do a few things to make sure you can seamlessly move your data over to a new device. Forget starting over from scratch, here's how to properly migrate to the new iPad.
One of iCloud’s coolest features, Back to My Back, began life as a seldom-discussed MobileMe service. We think it deserves to be a bigger deal. With Back to My Mac, you can access your Mac’s hard drive and swap files from any internet-connected Mac running OS X 10.7.2. You can also use Screen Sharing to open applications and edit files on another Mac, to access other machines on your home network, or even to upload important files to iCloud.com.
Wow, another week has come and gone, just like that! By this time next week, the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show will be winding down in Las Vegas and we’ll all be giddy about the new stuff to look forward to later this year (or alternately, seriously depressed that we can’t afford it). But before you get a full-on dose of CES fever all next week, it’s time to hunker down and ingest some of the tech news that’s making waves on this fine Friday, January 6, 2012.
Ever since I upgraded to iOS 5, my cellular data usage has gone through the roof. I’m on a limited AT&T data plan, and I just got an alert that I’m near my 200MB limit. That’s never happened before! What gives?
Apple has finally released an AirPort Utility for iOS, enabling users to manage their AirPort routers without having to go through a Mac or PC. The AirPort Utility works on both iPhone and iPad, but it won’t give you access to all functions of your AirPort Extreme or Express like the desktop version of the application. However, if you’re looking for quick AirPort management, look no further than this free application.
While no official announcement has been made as to whether or not the carrier will obtain the iPhone, it seems Sprint may be making some preparations to prepare for the boost in data usage, should Apple's iOS powerhouse join Sprint's lineup. A new report has the carrier limiting its mobile hotspot plans to 5GB of data as of October 2nd, and we all know what product is to more than likely make an appearance shortly thereafter!
Remember that odd MacBook Pro that turned up on eBay earlier this month sporting a MagSafe antenna and SIM slot? It turns out that Apple killed the auction and is now requesting the owner to return it, following an interesting saga involving Craigslist and a local Genius Bar.