3 11, 2010

T-Mobile dominates AT&T with new ad

By |November 3rd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

T-Mobile (USA) just started airing a new ad on TV that directly attacks AT&T and Apple. Well, not so much Apple as AT&T’s crummy network restrictions. No one is a fan of the numerous handicaps AT&T places on iPhone customers… handicaps that don’t exist on other networks. Verizon and now T-Mobile have been very vocal with their competitive offerings. In fact, they like to take AT&T restrictions and advertise the snot out of them. If we liked Android, we wouldn [...]

28 02, 2010

2011: the year of LTE

By |February 28th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Several news sources have recently reported that AT&T has finally signed the papers authorizing Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson to get cracking on the infrastructure necessary for the transition to LTE (4G). That's not very big news... but it could be tremendous for those of us who have had continuous issues with the AT&T network since the introduction of the iPhone. We're still very adamant that any network would have terrible service with the massive amount of extra data iPhone users eat through o [...]

24 02, 2010

Apple’s dictatorship has lasted long enough

By |February 24th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now, almost everyone is familiar with the fact that Apple "allows" us certain privileges with the iPhone OS. Be warned: this is an editorial piece that will most likely anger some and affirm others. Apple has become drunk with power... so drunk, in fact, that they honestly believe their users will put up with anything they do. What will it take for all of the Apple fanboys to get pissed off, or are we forever pathetically committed to a company that thinks it can control our every move? I'm s [...]

19 02, 2010

Apple ups the app size for 3G downloads

By |February 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple actually increased the 3G download size to 20MB from the previous 10MB. If you were out and about trying to download applications on your iPhone, you were only allowed to download it if the app size was 10MB or smaller. That size was increased to 20MB today. It appears that it's not world-wide. Some countries are still reporting the 10MB cap, but thank goodness U.S. AT&T customers are good... otherwise we might see some serious uproar. This is great news for [...]

31 01, 2010

iPad Analysis Part Two: The Hardware

By |January 31st, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the second part of our iPad analysis trilogy. Please make sure you have read the first post about the iPad’s software. We’ll be following this article up with our conclusion, which will combine everything we’ve learned about the software, hardware and hopefully formulate a verdict. Here’s everything that we know and you want to know about the hardware: things may change as we find out more about the iPad, but for now, what you see is what you get… and [...]

28 01, 2010

Apple and AT&T remove VoIP 3G restrictions… Updated

By |January 28th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , |

After developers have had some (very little) time to dig through the new 3.2 SDK, iCall announced that it already has a 3G-capable Voice over Internet Protocol update in the store today. They also announced that Apple has removed the 3G VoIP restrictions in iPhone OS 3.2. We're not quite sure how they managed to get their app out so quickly, but mad props to them for being the first -- soon to be followed by, well, everyone. We haven't heard of iCall specifically, but we've known about Fring sin [...]

22 08, 2008

Apple Tells AT&T Customers to Update: Does Nothing

By |August 22nd, 2008|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , |

This afternoon at 12:05 PM Mountain Time, we received a text message from AT&T on behalf on Apple.  Read for yourselves, it says that there has been an update available from Apple for your iPhone 3G since Monday.  Great.  So what?  This update was obviously intended to improve the 3G connectivity that AT&T and pretty much every other carrier has struggled with.  The sad and pathetic part of it:  Apple and AT&T think it's crucial enough to send a text message to every iPhone 3G owner. [...]

20 08, 2008

2.0.2 Killing 3G?

By |August 20th, 2008|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , |

We’ve read a lot of reports, blogs, forums… whatever saying that the supposed 3G fix through Apple iPhone firmware 2.0.2 has actually killed a couple a lot of iPhones and their ability to call out through 3G. We can definitely say that we’ve noticed a difference. Here at work, in Denver, we could typically get 2 bars of 3G service all the time… now we’re lucky if we have any bars. […]