Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting to Provision Smartphone eSIMs

One of the headline features of this year’s crop of new iPhone models (our story) was support for having two cellular plans active at once – on one device. Apple has enabled this feature by pioneering eSIM (embedded SIM) technology that allows you to use one traditional physical SIM card, and one virtual SIM installed […]

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Project Fi Rebranded to Google Fi – New Features and Phone Options

Google’s Project Fi has long been an interesting and unique entry in the mobile connectivity space, designed to use WiFi along with multiple cellular networks behind the scenes to automatically pick the best option wherever you happen to be to deliver voice, text and data service – even internationally! Google announced some major changes to the service […]

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New iOS 12.1 Enables Dual SIM Usage – But Carriers Aren’t Ready For eSIM Yet

UPDATE (December 11th, 2018): Carriers Are Finally Offering eSIMs AT&T and Verizon have finally managed to enable eSIM support (and T-Mobile has given a sneak preview) – but things are still a little rough around the edges. Read our new story here for all the details: Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting […]

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Apple’s New Flagship iPhone XS Brings Gigabit LTE & Dual-SIM Support

Like clockwork, this time every year Apple announces a new generation of iPhones. And this year there have been some pretty significant jumps when it comes to mobile internet capabilities – with the new models checking off pretty much every item on the cellular connectivity wish list. The flagships iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max in […]

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Apple’s New iPhones – Cellular Performance Potential Analyzed

This past week Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 line, and the stunning all-new iPhone X. In just about every way these new phones raise the bar for the entire mobile industry, with laptop-caliber CPU performance in your pocket, incredible augmented reality features, and cameras that promise to take absolutely stunning pictures. But… While the latest iPhones are […]

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Hulu iOS App Disables HDMI Mirroring

The latest versions (5.6.0 and 5.6.1) of Hulu’s popular iOS streaming app brought several unwelcome changes for digital nomads. The newest version of the app dropped support for HDMI mirroring via Apple’s Lightning HDMI connector. Additionally, mirroring via Airplay now only works with the 4th generation Apple TV. Previously the app worked with 2nd and 3rd […]

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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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