While iPhone users stateside are stuck with just one lousy carrier, the FAIL-tacular AT&T, Apple's choice to make a handset that fits a broader global audience means other countries get more service options. This monopoly deal has been a bad deal for consumers -- and arguably a bad deal for ol' Ma Bell.
Your iPhone or iPod touch is an entertainer, communicator, and some
might even say friend. And while it’s OK to harbor such warm and fuzzy
feelings--as long as you don’t try to make out with it--your device can
also crack its virtual whip to, well, make you a better person. With
the right apps, you can turn it into a drill sergeant, teacher, and
personal assistant. Whether you’re expanding your horizons for New
Year’s resolutions or just catching up on old goals, the iPhone can be
OnLive caused rifts earlier this year with its plans to release “cloud
gaming” software, which would allow users and gamer aficionados to use
software to play video games, instead of piecing together
often-expensive hardware to run the latest gaming titles.
A new iPhone application called Allscripts Remote might just
save your life. The app interfaces with Allscripts server software providing
wireless access to real-time patient information, as well as communication with
emergency rooms, and the ability to wire prescriptions directly to pharmacies.
Valley reports that the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt
rules designed to speed up the process of getting new nodes on wireless phone
networks. State and local governments now must rule on site applications from
wireless carriers within 90 days if it’s an addition to an existing site, or
150 days for new sites.