According to Reuters, AT&T is currently working on implementing a fix for the iPhone upload data caps that many are experiencing in the US. According to the article, the problem affects less than 2% of the userbase, but the problem could take another 2-3 weeks to fix. Alcatel-Lucent, makers of the gear that powers the cell sites, started issuing a software patch today to fix the problem.
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!
Increasingly, we depend on internet access to run our lives, and when
we have guests over to our house, apartment, or workplace, normally we
either have to open our wireless network or give the guest our network
password. Either way, you open up your wireless network to security
risks. No worries--we’ll show you how to easily setup your own
guest network using either an AirPort Extreme (early 2009 model) or
another brand of router (we’ll use a Netgear).
In an effort to stave off the quell of angry iPhone users with dropped calls and slow data connections, it appears that AT&T stepped in to help Apple tweak the device so it used available bandwidth more efficiently.
Time Machine is great for backing up one or two Macs, but when backing up a larger network of Macs, it’s better to use a more sophisticated backup program that gives you more control over the process. Your best bet for powerful network backup software is the combination of ChronoSync and ChronoAgent (www.econtechnologies.com).
Color us unimpressed. While supposedly AT&T has been dumping money
into their 3G network to boost its capabilities (are you guys working on
4G yet?), it's still hard to get a signal inside many buildings. While
it's more than you need to know, let's just say that some of us can't
even get a signal in our own bathrooms.
Yeah, it's that bad. And
that's why AT&T's announced 3G MicroCells don't really excite us.
The Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9 lets you share music between
computers right within iTunes, but it has a bunch of limitations. Both
machines need to be on one network, and the only automatic transfers
are new iTunes Store purchases--regular old CD rips and non-iTunes
downloads can be dragged manually from one computer to another.
iTunes 9 also added the Automatically Add To iTunes folder to your
iTunes Media folder. Any iTunes-compatible file dropped in here is,
like the sign says, automatically added to your iTunes library. Just
drop it in there and poof, it’s gone. But check in iTunes. It’s there.