Every parent on the planet wants their kid to be happy and well-adjusted. That means at some point early in the kid’s life you have to give them the freedom to roam and play. The problem for parents is that giving children the freedom to go places and visit friends by themselves can be very nerve-wracking.
One of the worst things about using a wireless modem on the go to connect your computer to the Internet is that it’s a pain in the butt to know how much data you’ve used. A data overage can cost you hundreds of dollars or more, so most people will keep a close eye on exactly how much data they are using.
AT&T found itself on the sharp end of the stick when customers revolted because the wireless carrier wanted to charge extra to allow FaceTime over mobile networks for iPhone users, even thought they’re already paying for data.
AT&T has offered up its financials for Q1 2011 and while I care nothing for how much money the wireless carrier made, I am curious to learn what happened with the iPhone over the quarter. With Verizon now offering the iPhone 4, many of us expect that AT&T may quickly start to see the err in the ways it treated iPhone users in the form of mass defections.
If I am to be honest, I have never understood why people have been so enamored of the white iPhone 4. I guess it’s mostly because they can’t have it. The white iPhone 3GS wasn’t any more lusted after by most geeks than the black version (and it actually showed scratches more).
I can’t imagine that many AT&T customers will be happy with the latest announcement from the company. AT&T is instituting data caps on its DSL and U-verse broadband services starting in May. The data caps are nowhere near as paltry as those you see on mobile broadband, but going from being able to use all the data you want to a limited amount will not sit well with lots of folks.
Have you ever kind of thought that someone really didn’t give a crap about you, and then were surprised when you learned it was true? I think that there are lots of people out there on AT&T feeling that way about now.
After the public relations nightmare that Apple created as a result of yesterday’s unexpected $200 iPhone price drop, it was only a matter of time before the company responded to public outcries.
Well it’s not like getting $200 back in your pocket, but Apple has announced that they will provide a $100 credit to spend at the Apple Store if you purchased your iPhone prior to the price drop.
Back in the early 1980’s, industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger of frog design fame was cranking out machines for a young little tech company called Apple Computer. As a matter of fact, he was the man behind design of the wildly popular Apple IIc personal computer.
Well, now that I’ve had about a day to try out my new iPhone, I’m ready to give you guys my initial impressions.
First off, my purchasing experience was surprisingly painless. I arrived around 5:20pm on launch day at the AT&T store that’s by Harlem and Irving Park Avenues, just Northwest of Chicago.
Look what I just got my grubby little hands on…
After a brief, uneventful visit to my local AT&T store (on the Northwest side of Chicago,) I managed to score one of the last couple of 8GB iPhones in stock.
AT&T and Apple today revealed what it will cost monthly to use your shiny new iPhone. The good news is that all of the calling and data plans include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail and mobile-to-mobile calling.
Apple today made a significant announcement regarding the estimated battery life of their upcoming iPhone.
According to the company, the iPhone will offer the following battery life, depending on your use:
Phone talk time: 8 hours
Video playback: 7 hours
Internet surfing: 6 hours
Audio playback: 24 hours (wow!)
Apple today released a series of television advertisements which reveal the official release date for the highly-anticipated iPhone mobile media powerhouse. The ads confirm a release date of June 29, 2007, keeping Apple’s original promise of a June launch.