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27 02, 2015

Net Neutrality Has Nothing (and Everything) to Do with Politics

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Net Neutrality is back in the news thanks to a recent FCC ruling that re-classifies the internet as telecommunication services under Title II of the Communications Act. That means the FCC officially ensures open access to the internet for all Americans. Specifically, it prevents your internet service provider from degrading your experience. That's great for the consumer, but this is also great for innovation. Some politicians want you to believe otherwise, but they're just wrong... willfully so. [...]

10 02, 2011

Jailbreak your iOS device with greenpois0n

By |February 10th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sure, jailbreaks have been around for a long time now, but there hasn't been a good, untethered jailbreak for the current iOS software until Chronic Dev released their updated greenpois0n tool last week.  This Jailbreak even works with the newly released 4.2.6 Verizon iPhones.  We've had the opportunity to put it through the paces and we liked it. Please remember, this is for jailbreaking only.  Chronic Dev suggests using TinyUmbrella to preserve your baseband before you update but we're not cov [...]

8 02, 2011

Hands on with Verizon’s Pantech UML290 4G LTE modem

By |February 8th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

No, we're not a Verizon blog (we're still on AT&T) but we have had the opportunity to put a lot of the new Verizon gear through the paces lately.  Our latest frolic was with the Pantech UML290 from Verizon.  It's the first 4G-capable, Mac-compatible modem available from Verizon.  The modems have been available from VZW for a couple months but they weren't Mac-compatible.  Thankfully, VZW pushed out an update to the VZAccess Manager software last week... we downloaded, installed and tested ri [...]

8 02, 2011

Enable Verizon iPhone Personal Hotspot

By |February 8th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of my friends asked me a couple questions about their new Verizon iPhone this morning... and I couldn't answer the last one easily.  They were excited to get everything going but they couldn't figure out how to enable the Personal Hotspot feature of their new phone.  Everything I saw online showed it on the homescreen of the Settings application, but you have to enable it first. Settings -> General -> Network From there, it's pretty self-explanatory but neither of us knew the right pla [...]

4 02, 2011

Verizon iPhone 4 cannot be unlocked

By |February 4th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This post will put all of the rumors to rest: you will not see an unlock for the Verizon iPhone. We're sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the complication involved with the Verizon iPhone unlock is two-fold: it's completely illegal, and every unlock would require carrier-specific adjustments to succeed. If you were to follow @MuscleNerd and @pytey on Twitter, you too would have come across this information.  The conversation started with MuscleNerd tweeting this: An "unlock" of next week's i [...]

4 02, 2011

iPhone 4 breaks Verizon launch record

By |February 4th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone... The iPhone 4 broke all previous Verizon device-launch records within the first two hours of its pre-sale.  What does this mean?  Every device that has debuted on Verizon was overcome by the iPhone 4 sales in the first two hours.  Furthermore, no one cares about Android or Blackberry. Well, maybe someone cares but it's not necessarily Verizon customers.  A new survey from uSamp (link to PDF) states that a whopping 50 percent of current Verizon custom [...]

18 10, 2010

Verizon iPhone 4 rumors persist

By |October 18th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To be honest, we’re extremely tired of writing about the potential Verizon iPhone. Everyone knows that the iPhone 4 exclusivity contracts are either recently expired, will expire soon or invalidated by AT&T’s terrible representation of a great Apple product. We can’t pick one source for this article… it’s been discussed by countless sources since the 1st generation iPhone came out in 2007. Instead of getting your hopes up, we’ll give you all of the reasons the iPhone won’t be coming to Verizon any time soon (was that too confident?). Hardware If you’re reading this website, you probably know this: the iPhone 4 cannot work on Verizon. Unlocking your iPhone can only get you to T-Mobile here in the United States and maybe some smaller carriers that piggyback on the GSM networks. Let’s go further… current iPhone hardware uses GSM technology to reach your cell provider. GSM is a well-utilized standard across the world: Verizon is one of the few networks using CDMA. Hardware is the main reason a Verizon rollout would be difficult. […]