While AT&T isn’t saying goodbye to the iPhone entirely next month, they are saying farewell to their U.S. exclusivity for the handset -- but not before activating another 4.1 million of the handsets in the fourth quarter of 2010.
One of the most horrifying statistics for any wireless company is the “churn rate” -- that is, how many customers jump ship and move their service to a competitor. While it’s widely believed that Sprint and T-Mobile have suffered mercilessly from the iPhone onslaught, the reality may be it’s not so bad after all.
We all know that updating our iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to iOS 4.2 gets you cool new marquee features like AirPlay and AirPrint, but did you also know that it can help minimize congestion on your wireless network, which also improves your battery life?
If you happen to even casually follow Apple’s various patent filings, you probably already know that the cooks in Cupertino’s labs are already planning to implement near field communication (RFC) technology into a future iPhone, enabling wireless payments and other possibilities yet to come. A new report finds that one of those possibilities may include remote computing.
If you prefer the laptop experience on your desktop or perhaps you use a Mac mini as your home theatre computer, then BulletTrain has a new release just for you -- it’s unibody aluminum platform to combine your wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
You wouldn’t give a stranger complete access to your important, personal information; yet so many people don’t secure their wireless access points on their home network. With an open network, you are setting yourself up for a potential attack; be it packet sniffing, or network sharing snooping, you’re not secure until you enable wireless encryption.
Sales of the iPhone in China were less than spectacular because of a missing feature: Wi-Fi. The iPhones currently shipping to Chinese technology enthusiasts have Wi-Fi disabled, but that could soon change if a leaked Chinese network access license is real. Chinese regulation prohibited Wi-Fi on the device, but the cellular communications companies that provide the iPhone want Wi-Fi to be standard.
The Apple iPad was the first iOS-based product that would allow you to use an external keyboard. Apple offers two options for keyboard support: the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, both going for $69. The former connects to the iPad or any iPhone running iOS 4 using Bluetooth. This week, we'll take a look at some tips on how to get the most out of these keyboards.