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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AT&T Enables Wi-Fi Calling – A Great Feature For Nomads

We reported in August that the iOS 9 beta revealed that AT&T has been working on joining T-Mobile and Sprint in supporting Wi-Fi calling – and as of this week AT&T has announced that at last this feature is enabled! Wi-Fi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to […]

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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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iOS 9 Beta Reveals AT&T WiFi Calling Support Imminent

WiFi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to fall back to WiFi networks to place and receive calls and text messages when cellular signal is lacking. VoWiFi turns any open WiFi hotspot into a virtual cell tower, expanding coverage indoors where cellular is often […]

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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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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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Avoiding WiFi Tracking With iOS 8

Very few people realize just how much information their gadgets are constantly leaking out into the world. If you have WiFi turned on, even if you are not explicitly connected to a network – your gadget is constantly scanning looking for WiFi networks to connect to. In the process – it broadcasts its “MAC Address” […]

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iOS 8 Announcement: WiFi Calling

Another feature of note seen on the iOS 8 feature list: WiFi Calling. WiFi calling routes phone calls and SMS messages over WiFi if available, allowing for calls to get through even when cellular service is unavailable. It only works with supported carriers – but it can be a great way to keep connected when […]

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Cool RVer Stuff Announced at Apple WWD 2014

Today was Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote – and the first public showing of iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”. There is a lot of awesome stuff in the pipeline – this was perhaps Apple’s biggest single software announcement day since iOS was first released. One new thing that in particular that […]

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Escaping iMessage

 iMessage is Apple’s awesome free messaging service that works beautifully for sending text, picture, and video messages (even group chats!) – not just between phones, but also to Macs and iPads too. Our favorite feature is being able to continue a chat thread on our laptop that we start on our phone – something that […]

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