Apple Fans: Brace For Impact (To Your Data Plans)

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 13th) is a big day for Apple: iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are being released to the public, soon to be installed on hundreds of millions of phones and tablets and wrists around the world. And while new features and bug fixes (for free!) are always welcome, every year we hear from […]

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Apple’s New iPhone 7: Understanding Carrier Models & Cellular Limitations

Apple launched the new iPhone 7 yesterday – showing off major new features like water resistance, stereo speakers, and some extremely impressive new camera capabilities. For mobile internet fans – the big news on the cellular front is yet another leap in theoretical peak speed – with the addition of 3x cellular carrier aggregation. Apple describes it this […]

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Apple Releases iOS 9.3 With Verizon Wi-Fi Calling, Improved Wi-Fi Assist

In addition to launching new iPhone and iPad models, Apple today released the biggest iOS update since the major iOS 9 update in September. The headline features in iOS 9.3 are moderately interesting (as a night-owl, I am eager to try Night Shift), and the massive amount of bug fixes and refinements are very welcome. But lurking deep […]

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Windows Security Warning: Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 are Orphans Today

Today (January 12th, 2016) Microsoft is releasing the final security patches for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 – as well as a final update for the original version of Windows 8.0. If you are still using these browsers (or Windows 8.0) – do yourself a favor and UPGRADE today. Microsoft announced that this day was coming […]

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iOS 9’s “Wi-Fi Assist” Improves Your Life, May Eat Into Your Data Plan

One little known feature lurking inside Apple’s newly released iOS 9 update for iPhones and iPads is “Wi-Fi Assist” – a new feature enabled by default that causes your device to: “Automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor.” What does this actually mean? Don’t phones already do this? Will you be burning through […]

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Apple’s iPhone 6s Takes LTE To The Next Level

Whether or not you are an Apple fan, there is no denying that the annual release of a new iPhone model is a huge deal in the mobile technology industry. This week’s launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s+ is no exception – and from the mobile internet perspective there is a lot to be excited about, beyond […]

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GigSky Lets Apple SIM iPads Roam Around the World

When the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 were released last October – Apple also debuted the magical multi-carrier “Apple SIM” card. Rather than having to pick a cellular carrier at purchase time and then paying roaming fees to your home carrier when you travel, the Apple SIM lets you select your carrier and […]

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Hey Apple: WiFi Does NOT Mean Fast, Free, or Unlimited!

If you’ve noticed a few hundred megabytes missing from your cellular data buckets this month, the guilty party may be lurking in your pocket, or sitting on your nightstand. Yep – Apple had done it again. As we wrote about last September when iOS 8.0 was released – Apple assumes that any iOS device connected […]

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AT&T Takes the Shine Off the Apple SIM

Last week the mobile internet world was abuzz about the promise of the new Apple SIM that was launching included with the Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The Apple SIM is the first multi-carrier SIM, allowing you right from within the iPad’s settings app to pick a carrier and sign up for short term pay-as-you-go cellular […]

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Verizon Unlimited Plan Prices TANKING!

In the process of researching our guide to acquiring a Verizon Unlimited Data plan, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks closely watching eBay prices on these plans fluctuate. With Verizon’s announcement on October 1st that they were backing down on plans to throttle unlimited plans, I had actually been expecting […]

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One SIM to Rule Them All: Introducing the Apple SIM

All LTE cellular devices have a place for a tiny removable card, known as the “subscriber identity module” or SIM, to be inserted. The SIM identifies your account to the your cellular carrier. If you move the SIM to another compatible and unlocked device, you transfer your service and your phone number to that new device. SIM […]

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Apple Launches All Out Assault on Mobile Bandwidth

Last week’s U2 Missile Strike was just the first volley in what is turning into an all out assault by Apple on mobile data plans everywhere – and if you ever use a mobile hotspot you might have already been hit. Apple released iOS 8 to the public last week on Wednesday, September 17th. Apple is calling […]

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Warning: Apple Launches U2 Missile at Your Data Plan

As part of the big iPhone 6 launch on Tuesday, Apple announced that they were making music history in conjunction with the band U2 by instantly giving away a full copy of U2’s new album to over 500 million people with iTunes accounts. Apple and U2 are giving the new album Songs of Innocence to […]

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Notes On The iPhone 6

As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 6 yesterday. There is a lot new in both the phone and in iOS 8. Here are a few of the key bits from the Mobile Internet perspective… The iPhone 6 and 6+ (aka ‘big’ and ‘bigger’) are both getting faster LTE radios than the iPhone 5S and 5C […]

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