Happy Windows 8 Day! What's that, you didn't know it was Windows 8 Day? That seems hard to believe considering Microsoft has practically held a media event every day for the last few months to chat about it and Windows Phone 8, which officially launches on Monday. Those lucky (?) Surface RT owners should get a taste of what it feels like for Apple gadget buyers to receive their launch day products at home today, so enjoy it, folks!
It was actually a busy weekend for tech news -- so much so that we had a hard time whittling it down to the best handful of stories to share with readers this morning! But that's exactly what we've done. No need to thank us -- we live to serve you, dear reader, so without further ado, let's get caught up on the weekend's happenings so you're ready to face the mid-October week ahead!
I’ve had two weeks and two weekends with the iPhone 5, enough time to really get to know it, and enough time to stand up and say: best iPhone ever. If you’ve got an iPhone 4S under contract, it’s perfectly fine to not upgrade -- wait for next year’s iPhone 5S or whatever it’ll be called. But if you use an older iPhone -- or you’re new to the iPhone -- you literally cannot do better than this phone. It’s awesome.
After Federal regulators stomped out any hope of AT&T snapping up fourth-placed U.S. carrier T-Mobile, the scrappy magenta network has been making some bold moves in the hope of a comeback -- and those plans now include merging with MetroPCS.
Hope you set the alarm clock and got your iPhone 5 preorder in early if you're hoping to have FedEx or UPS bring it straight to your door, because the shipping estimates from Apple's website have already slipped to two weeks.
Happy iPhone 5 preorder day! If you're reading this in the afternoon, that means you probably stayed up late trying to preorder your shiny new handset right when the virtual stores opened at 12:01am PST, and we're kind of bleary-eyed from doing the same. So let's cut this short and recap what happened while you were(n't) sleeping, shall we?
If you're looking forward to FaceTime with your loved ones over a cellular connection when iOS 6 arrives this fall, you might want to switch up your data plan this week if you're an AT&T customer -- it's going to be a requirement.
If it's not yet clear that a new iPhone is coming soon, look no further than Sprint, who is following up its recent online-only $50 discount on the current iPhone 4S with yet another enticement to buy now.