After years of whispering, back room deals and the pleading of countless Apple aficionados who refused to be yoked by an AT&T contract, Apple is rolling the iPhone out to a second American provider. As has been speculated for months, the Verizon iPhone is CDMA network compatible, as opposed to the GSM goodness that much of the rest of the world enjoys. Coming from Canada, a country that saw the iPhone finally make it on to all three of our major national telecoms in late last winter, I understand why everyone down south is so excited, as it wasn’t so long ago that we were all wigging out up here about being about to get our meathooks on an iPhone too.
Ah, it's that time of the year when the biggest of holidays are past and all that remains are parties, parties, and, of course, Apple Rumors. And since the line up calendar has the iPad up next, that's where the rumor scuttlebutt has landed. And so it begins.
If you’re in the market for an iPad and MiFi combo this holiday season, you may want to skip Verizon’s bundle and head to your local Best Buy -- they’re offering free Mobile Hotspot bundles from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
The Verizon iPhone may still be a shot in the dark, but according to a new job posting on the Apple website, the company may be looking to put the iPad on the Verizon network. This position will be a full-time job, with a location in Cupertino.
If there’s one thing you can say about Google it’s that they’ve more than their share of irons in the fire. Over the past several years, the company, originally known for their search engine excellence, has branched out to embrace cloud-based communications and online office productivity technologies with products like Gmail, Google Phone Google Docs and their oh-so-doomed Google Wave endeavour. Mac and Windows computer can choose to access these online offerings via Google’s speedy Chrome internet browser to They’ve carved out a niche for themselves in the smartphone market as well with the various flavours of their Android operating system, which can be found on an increasingly wide variety of handsets and other mobile devices. Recently, they even mounted an assault on our living rooms (to mixed results) with Google TV. In short, Google has become an unstoppable technology juggernaut hellbent on forcing their way into every section of your gadget-filled life that they can. Today, the company came one step closer to fulfilling that dream of whole-market permeation with the official unveiling of a number of new products that may have the potential to alter the technological landscape to such an extent that even we Mac users, content in the cloister of our walled garden of App Stores and Finely-tuned hardware and the awesome power of OS X and iOS, stand to be effected by.
Drumroll please. The worst carrier in the U.S. according to Consumer Reports readers? You guessed it. AT&T. But, even with rumors abounding of an impending Verizon iPhone, Verizon still remains behind a different carrier in terms of contract service. Read on, to find out who!
Stop what you're doing and listen closely. Yes, you're hearing it correctly: That's the noise made by thousands of eagle-eyed tech savvy consumers slapping their foreheads simultaneously in disbelief. What's caught their attention? Oh, nothing much--just a Verizon advertisement featuring an Android-powered Motorola handset that's apparently running iOS.
Verizon introduces a new iPad commercial with a pretty sweet Mi-Fi deal. So sweet that Susie's pretty bummed about her iPad 3G. Apple drops another patent and this time it looks like our beloved menubar is in trouble. Oh no, not the menubar!
Plus, we answered a few reader calls, and your questions from Twitter and Facebook.