If your reading preferences lean towards dish and intrigue, you might want to pay attention to what Wired magazine has to offer in their August issue. The magazine has gone behind the scenes of the tumultuous relationship between AT&T and Apple and in doing so, sheds some light on the nagging question of why one of the best smartphone handsets in the world remains on the network that so many Americans love to hate.
If you’re one of the many disappointed by AT&T’s wireless data network, the telco hasn’t forgotten about you. In fact, one of the executives just promised that the company will “move heaven and Earth” to improve its network -- just for you!
The latest data from mobile ad agency AdMob is in, and it contains some surprising information -- including that 57 percent of the 44 million unique iOS-based devices tracked are from outside of Apple’s home turf.
You know you should be backing up, right? And still, the dirty little secret of modern computing is that most of us--Mac|Life staff included--don’t back up as much as we should, and in some cases, not at all. And even if you do back up, using that old drive you purchased in a fit of Y2K preparations isn’t much protection. Drives fail, and it’s always a question of when, not if. Data Robotics, the makers of the Drobo, hope to make rock-solid backup simple and foolproof with their line of external drive enclosures.
Everyone knows that iPhone is a notorious data hog -- prior to its debut in 2007, handsets had such a poor user interface that few people actually bothered to use them for anything but phone calls. Now, one of the makers of competing Blackberry devices says the iPhone will be a "prophet of a bandwidth-challenged future."