AT&T knows that the mobile Internet on your Apple® iPhone™ is indispensable to you. That’s why we want to remind you that international data usage is not covered under your existing U.S. data plan.
Your iPhone provides access to email, Visual Voicemail, Web browsing and other applications that can use a significant amount of data. It’s no surprise that you might find yourself using more data than you thought.
The good news is that now, when you’re traveling outside the U.S., you can save money on your international data usage by signing up for one of AT&T’s newly created Data Global Plans with low rates in more than 90 countries.
Turn Data Roaming “OFF”:
By default the setting for international data roaming will be in the “OFF” position.
To turn data roaming “ON/OFF” tap on Settings>General>Network>Data Roaming
– Turning “OFF” data roaming blocks email, browsing, visual voicemail and downloads, but it will not block text or picture/video messages.
– When abroad, international roaming rates apply when you send text or picture/video messages.
– To access audible voicemail when data roaming is “OFF”, tap on Phone > Voicemail.
International roaming voice rates apply.
Utilize WiFi Instead of 3G/GPRS/EDGE:
WiFi is available in many international airports, hotels and restaurants to browse the Web or check email.
Turn Fetch New Data “Off”:
Check email and sync contacts and calendars manually instead of having the data pushed to your iPhone automatically. This way you can control the flow of data coming to your iPhone.
– To turn off the Auto-Check functionality tap on
Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data.
Change Push to “OFF” and Select Fetch Manually.
Consider Purchasing an International Data Package:
If you are traveling outside the U.S., purchasing a Data Global Plan will significantly reduce the cost of using data abroad. To add an international data package call 1-877-707-9208.
Reset the Usage Tracker to Zero:
When you arrive overseas access the usage tracker in the general settings menu and select reset statistics. This will enable you to track your estimated data usage while abroad.
-To reset Usage Tracker to Zero tap on
Learn more or call 1-866-MOBILITY
Voice and data usage outside the U.S., including data usage incurred from delivery of Visual Voicemail Messages, will be charged at international rates. Data Global Plans for iPhone can be added to the Data Plan for iPhone for reduced data rates in more than 90 countries. Visual Voicemail Messages received when roaming internationally are charged at international data pay-per-use rates unless the Data Global Plan applies, in which case receipt of Visual Voicemail Messages will decrement kilobytes included in the plan. Substantial charges may be incurred if the phone is taken out of the U.S. even if no services are intentionally used. <sp ><sp>TM and ©2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. © 2009-2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are property of their respective owners.
Copy and paste the following in a text message and send to your friends iPhone, this is some of the sickest most amazing footage of rally/stunt driving you have ever seen. Also see this video by clicking Play Arrow on video below……
Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.
What version of the iPhone do you own?
Those of you who are looking to upgrade or switch to the iPhone may be looking for a comparison between the popular iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4 models. Here is a side-by-side diagram of both. Also check out the squidoo lens for iPhone comarison.
Click below to see the full diagram.
Presenting a list of 150 Twitter feeds of people and organizations associated
with media that appeals to geeks you should be following on Twitter.
Whether you’ve been using Twitter since 2006, are determined never to use it unless dragged kicking and screaming, or are somewhere in between, you probably know that it’s wildly popular with all sorts of people. In addition to the celebrities who make a big deal about Twitter (e.g., Ashton Kutcher), there are tons of people, both famous and not, who tweet about lots of interesting things.
Twitter ID’s Listed Here
Al Yankovic alyankovic An icon of geeky music
Discovery Channel US Discovery
Items of interest about shows on the network Matt Roush RoushTVGuideMag
A good source for info about all sorts of TV shows, including geeky ones Cracked.com cracked
Awesomely amusing lists of stuff Lore Sjöberg loresjoberg
A strange, strange man who writes for Wired and other publications Carlton Cuse CarltonCuse
Writer and Executive Producer of LOST Aasif Mandvi aasif_mandvi
Correspondent for The Daily Show, actor in a few movies Craig Engler Syfy Craig is a Senior VP at Syfy, and tweets about shows on the network. Plus he gives away stuff now and then.
John Cusack shockozulu An excellent actor in many movies, some of them geeky
DavidHLawrence XVII dhlawrencexvii Extremely creepy and evil villain Eric Doyle on Heroes on NBC and the BBC, etc.
The Big Picture big_picture Some of the best photographic features on the web; always worth a look
Psych_USA Psych_USA The official Twitter account for the excellent, and geeky, show “Psych.”
Guy Kawasaki GuyKawasaki A good source for interesting news stories
Ira Glass iraglass The host of This American Life; his Twitter account is “on hiatus,” but hopefully he’ll come back soon.
Kevin Smith ThatKevinSmith The director of “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” etc. Warning: Many, if not most, of his tweets are NSFW.
Chris Hardwick nerdist Fun and interesting geeky stuff
Bear Grylls BearGrylls The guy from “Man vs. Wild,” which isn’t inherently geeky but is often awesome.
Michio Kaku mkaku2050 Theoretical physicist, star of “Sci-Fi Science” on the Science Channel.
Discovery Space Discovery_Space All kinds of space-related news
Josh Schwartz JoshSchwartz76 TV producer and screenwriter; co-creator of “Chuck.”
Alyson Hannigan alydenisof Actress from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and, currently, “How I Met Your Mother”
Felicia Day feliciaday Actress, writer, geek, best known for “The Guild” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”
Neil Gaiman neilhimself One of the best writers of any sort alive today, and an often-entertaining tweeter
Richard Garriott RichardGarriott Pioneer of computer gaming (the Ultima series, e.g.). Also recently traveled to space and back
James Kyson Lee jameskysonlee Plays Ando on Heroes
Henson Company hensoncompany Yes, that Henson. They don’t own the Muppets any more, but they have some awesome projects nonetheless.
Teller MrTeller As in “Penn and Teller.”
Brilliant magician; also an actor and author Stephen Colbert StephenAtHome If you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t follow him.
Peter Serafinowicz serafinowicz British actor, comedian, and voice artist.
Always good for a laugh. Star Wars starwars The Official Lucasfilm StarWars.com
Twitter Mo Ryan moryan The television critic for the Chicago Tribune, often tweeting about geeky shows.
The Muppets Studio MuppetsStudio The official Twitter account of The Muppets Studio
Lucasarts Games lucasartsgames Official Twitter feed for LucasArts, creator of videogames from Fate of Atlantis to The Force Unleashed
Bill Corbett BillCorbett Self-described “Clown Prince of Crime.” best known as Crow from MST3K. Currently works on RiffTrax.
Penn Jillette pennjillette The magician and TV personality; has an opinion on just about everything.
Eliza Dushku elizadushku Actress on “Dollhouse” and “Buffy.”
Peter Sagal petersagal The host of the always-awesome “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” radio show.
Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me waitwait The oddly informative news quiz from NPR
Beth Riesgraf BethJRiesgraf Actress on the excellent show “Leverage” (she plays Parker).
William Shatner WilliamShatner Captain Kirk himself
Burn Notice BurnNotice_USA The offical Twitter feed for the great TV show, which you should watch if for no other reason than that Bruce Campbell is a regular cast member.
Miles Kahn mileskahn Producer on The Daily Show; often tweets about interesting stuff.
Bill Prady billprady Executive Producer, The Big Bang Theory
David Blue DavidBlue Actor who can currently be seen on “Stargate: Universe.”
Paul McCartney PaulMcCartney If you don’t know, telling you probably won’t help.
Discovery Communications DiscoveryComm News from Discovery Communications, parent company of the various Discovery networks
Jeffrey Donovan Jeffrey_Donovan Actor, star of “Burn Notice,” often tweets from the set.
Paula Poundstone paulapoundstone One of the funniest people on Twitter.
Topless Robot ToplessRobot Nerd news, humor and self-loathing.
John Kovalic muskrat_john The awesome cartoonist behind Dork Tower and all the illustrations for Munchkin, among many other things.
Disney’s D23 DisneyD23 The official community for Disney fans
Girl Genius girlgenius The Twitter account for Phil and Kaja Foglio about their awesome webcomic.
Tim O’Reilly timoreilly Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media; tweets about lots of awesome stories.
Pavel SciFiScoop Sci Fi Scoop is a science fiction and fantasy news site.
Bre Pettis bre Founder of MakerBot, contributor to MAKE, all-around awesomely geeky guy.
Ken Plume KenPlume Very funny guy, has worked with Kevin Smith a fair bit.
Dr. Horrible drhorrible A Twitter account that has on occasion actually been manned by Joss Whedon… we think. Tweets news of all things Whedon, not just Dr. Horrible.
John Scalzi scalzi Sci-fi writer, essayist, blogger, and huge geek.
Brian Bendis BRIANMBENDIS Comic book writer extraordinaire
Neil Grayston neilgrayston Plays Fargo on SyFy’s “Eureka.”
AnimalPlanet AnimalPlanet Updates on all things Animal Planet.
Sockington the Cat sockington Not really geeky, but so much fun we had to include him.
Walt Disney Pictures DisneyPictures The official Twitter account for Walt Disney Pictures.
Rainn Wilson rainnwilson Best known as Dwight from “The Office” (US version). Tweets about all sorts of interesting stuff.
Diane Duane dduane Writer of some of the best Star Trek books from several decades ago, and tons of other good stuff.
Dean Devlin Electric44 Producer of “Leverage,” among many other things.
Ken Levine KenLevine Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer.
Tory Belleci ToryBelleci MythBuster. ‘Nuff said.
Cory Doctorow doctorow Writer, blogger, major geek.
Patrick Norton patricknorton Part of Tekzilla
Greg Grunberg greggrunberg Plays Matt Parkman on “Heroes,” voiced Kirk’s stepdad in the new “Star Trek” movie, and is very much a geek himself.
Dave McKean DaveMcKean An incredible artist who collaborates with Neil Gaiman from time to time.
Simon Pegg simonpegg Hilarious British actor. Played Scotty in the new “Star Trek” movie.
Chris Anderson chr1sa Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine; GeekDad’s Editor Emeritus; popular author of many books.
John Cleese JohnCleese Quite probably one of the funniest men ever to have lived
Jane Espenson CapricaSeven Writer of many geeky TV shows, including “Buffy,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and the upcoming “Caprica.”
J.K. Rowling jk_rowling Author of the Harry Potter books, of course.
Disney•Pixar DisneyPixar The official Twitter account of Disney•Pixar.
Andy Ihnatko Ihnatko Technology pundit
Matt Nix MattNixTV Creator of the USA Network series Burn Notice.
LeVar Burton levarburton Actor best known to geeks as Geordi from ST:TNG.
Bill Cosby BillCosby Still one of the funniest people around
Psych Writer’s Room psychwrites An account shared by various of the writers of “Psych.”
Stephen Hawking Prof_S_Hawking Yes, that Stephen Hawking.
Steve Levitan SteveLevitan Co-Creator, Executive Producer of ABC’s “Modern Family,” which is one of the funniest new shows on TV.
Heinz Doofenshmirtz DrDoofenshmirtz The evil “genius” from “Phineas and Ferb.” Probably not official, but still fun.
Neil Patrick Harris ActuallyNPH Dr. Horrible himself! Has proven to be much, much more than Doogie.
Sesame Street sesamestreet The official account for the great 40-year-old kids’ TV show.
Nar Williams narwilliams Host of the show “Science of the Movies,” and all-around geek.
John Hodgman hodgman Much more than just a PC.
Mindy Kaling mindykaling Writer and actress (Kelly) on “The Office.”
Henson Parents hensonparents The Jim Henson Company’s official outreach to parents.
Veronica Belmont Veronica Host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on PSN. Also, a geek.
Buzz Aldrin TheRealBuzz The second person to set foot on the moon, among other things.
Neil Innes NeilInnes Composer of very silly songs, many of them with the members of Monty Python.
Jewel Staite JewelStaite Best known to geeks as Kaylee in “Firefly”/”Serenity.”
Rob Corddry robcorddry Former correspondent on The Daily Show. A strange, strange man.
Rachel Maddow maddow Political commentator on MSNBC; occasionally mentions geeky subjects.
Michael J. Nelson michaeljnelson Mike from MST3K; founder of RiffTrax. Hilarious guy all-around.
How I Met Your Mother HIMYM_CBS The official Twitter account for the very funny show
Adam Baldwin adamsbaldwin Best known as Jayne from “Firefly”/”Serenity.” Currently plays Casey on the excellent and very geeky “Chuck.”
Stephen Fry stephenfry The amazingly funny British actor, author, and blogger.
Zachary Quinto ZacharyQuinto Sylar, Spock, geek
Ming-Na MingNa Self-described geek, actress who can currently be seen on “Stargate: Universe.”
Bonnie Burton bonniegrrl Editor and Writer at Lucasfilm; author of several excellent books.
Elizabeth Banks ElizabethBanks Actress in the Spider-Man movies (Betty Brant) and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Very funny tweeter.
Zachary Levi ZacharyLevi Plays “Chuck” on the show of the same name.
Miles O’Brien milesobrien NOT the Star Trek character, but an excellent journalist specializing in space and technology.
Steve Jackson Games SJGames Probably the best game company in the world.
Drew Carey DrewFromTV Actor and current game show host. Also an admitted geek.
Science Friday scifri The official account for NPR’s Science Friday. Tweet them questions during the show.
Mark Bittman bittman Food columnist for the New York Times. Author of many excellent cookbooks.
Jon Favreau Jon_Favreau Director of Iron Man and, soon, Iron Man 2. Self-described geek.
Grant Imahara grantimahara MythBuster and major robotics geek.
Discovery News Discovery_News Science, technology, and related news stories
Warren Ellis warrenellis British author of comic books, novels, TV shows, etc.
Rob Neyer robneyer Writer on baseball who includes geeky observations every so often.
Great White Snark GreatWhiteSnark Very geeky humor
Ruth Reichl ruthreichl Former editor of Gourmet magazine. Tweets about food-related things, mostly.
MythBusters Official MythBusters If you like the show, you should be following this Twitter account.
Annalee Newitz Annaleen Writer and Editor-in-Chief for the sci-fi blog io9.
John Rogers jonrog1 TV, comics, and film writer
Jason Segel Jason_Segel Actor, writer, currently working on the next Muppet movie.
Trace Beaulieu TraceBeaulieu Former MST3K-er, now on Cinematic Titanic.
Robert Scoble Scobleizer Well-known geeky blogger.
The Onion TheOnion Often hilarious fake news
Michael Ausiello EWAusielloFiles TV news, often including geeky shows.
NASA NASA News from NASA
Bill Amend billamend Cartoonist, best known for “FoxTrot.” Self-described geek.
Carrie Fisher CarrieFFisher Best known to geeks as Princess Leia, of course, but a very talented writer and actress in other roles besides.
Curt Smith curtsmith Co-founder of the excellent rock group Tears For Fears. Appears to be fairly geeky.
DK Publishing DKPublishing Publishers of some of the best kids’ books, and many excellent grown-ups’ books around.
Rod Roddenberry roddenberry Gene Roddenberry’s son
Jayson Peters nerdvana Excellent geek blogger
Adam Savage donttrythis MythBuster, geek dad, funny guy.
PBS Parents pbsparents Official Twitter account for parents regarding PBS programming.
RiffTrax rifftrax If you enjoyed MST3K, you need to know about RiffTrax
Adam West therealadamwest Batman — the campy out-of-shape one, not the one who needs a throat lozenge.
Rick Bayless Rick_Bayless Excellent chef, TV personality, and cookbook author.
Brent Spiner BrentSpiner Best known as Data, of course, but an excellent character actor besides.
Nathan Fillion NathanFillion Captain Tightpants himself
Damon Lindelof DamonLindelof Co-creator of LOST
Katherine Nelson katherinen VP of Communications at Discovery Channel
Maurissa Tancharoen MoTancharoen Co-writer of “Dr. Horrible.” Also Joss Whedon’s sister-in-law.
Science Channel ScienceChannel The official Science Channel Twitter feed. Features show information, network exclusives and breaking science & tech news.
Ryan Penagos Agent_M Editor of Marvel.com.
Anthony Daniels ADaniels3PO The man inside C3PO.
Get everything you wanted to know about the best-selling 2010 & 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid in the palm of your hand. Toyota has just launched a mobile phone website for your iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, or other mobile phone device and browser.
The new Toyota mobile phone website app is not limited to the Prius, the best-selling hybrid on the planet. If you want information on the Camry hybrid sedan, it’s there. Ditto, the Highlander hybrid SUV. And so is information about all the other Toyota models, from the compact Yaris to the hunky FJ Cruiser.
When I say information, I mean lots and lots of information. Photos, so you can compare and choose colors, even see how the dashboard navigation system looks. Trim versions, so you can compare prices and option packages. Punch in your zipcode, and up pops a list of dealers near you.
iPhone and iPod Touch users can see videos, including a 360-degree colorizer of the Prius. Within the next couple of months, Toyota will extend this rich media feature to other models – and also to other mobile phone models. Right now, the videos are limited to the Prius, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Promise me that if you go car shopping on our mobile phone that you’ll also stay in touch with the latest news about hybrid cars, electric cars, hydrogen and fuel cell cars, and other alternative fuel vehicles, right here, from your Green Car Examiner.
The Toyota mobile phone website app was created by iCrossing, a digital marketing company.
Toyota Mobile Website link: http://m.toyota.com/index.html
The decision to allow the practice commonly known as “jailbreaking” is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized use of copyright-protected material. The Library of Congress, which oversees the Copyright Office, reviews and authorizes exemptions every three years to ensure that the law does not prevent certain non-infringing uses of copyright-protected works.
For iPhone jailbreakers, the new rules effectively legitimize a practice that has been operating in a legal gray area by exempting it from liability. Apple claims that jailbreaking is an unauthorized modification of its software.
Mario Ciabarra, founder of Rock Your Phone, which calls itself an “independent iPhone application store,” said the rules mark the first step toward opening the iPhone app market to competition and removing the “handcuffs” that Apple imposes on developers that want to reach users of the wildly popular device.
Unless users unlock their handsets, they can only download apps from Apple’s iTunes store. Software developers must get such apps pre-approved by Apple, which sometimes demands changes or rejects programs for what developers say are vague reasons.
Ciabarra noted that Google Inc. has taken a different approach with its Android operating system, which is emerging as the biggest competitor to the iPhone. Google allows users of Android phones to download applications from outside the Android Market. Although Apple has never prosecuted anyone for jailbreaking, it does use software upgrades to disable jailbroken phones, and the new government rules won’t put a stop to that. That means owners of such phones might not be able to take advantage of software improvements, and they still run the risk of voiding their warranty.
Apple spokesman Natalie Kerris said Monday that the company is concerned about jailbreaking because the practice can make an iPhone unstable and unreliable.
“Apple’s goal has always been to ensure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone, and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience,” she said.
In addition to jailbreaking, other exemptions announced Monday would:
– allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
– allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws.
– allow college professors, film students, documentary filmmakers and producers of noncommercial videos to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so they can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism or commentary.
– allow computer owners to bypass the need for external security devices called dongles if the dongle no longer works and cannot be replaced.
– allow blind people to break locks on electronic books so that they can use them with read-aloud software and similar aides.
Although the jailbreaking exemption is new, all the others are similar to the last set of exemptions, which were announced in November 2006. The new rules take effect Tuesday and are expected to last a few years.
The exceptions are a big victory for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which had urged the Library of Congress to legalize several of them, including the two regarding cell phones.
Jennifer Stisa Granick, EFF’s civil liberties director, said the rules are based on an important principle: Consumers should be allowed to use and modify the devices that they purchase the way they want. “If you bought it, you own it,” she said.
It is reported that “a software glitch has misrepresented the phone’s actual signal strength for years”.
A N.Y. based Web designer uses Apple’s wildly popular smartphone for personal and business calls, Web research and e-mail. So when he lost a design project because his iPhone never rang, he was understandably irked. Calls about the project repeatedly went to voicemail, leading the prospective client to believe that this user was too busy or, worse, unreliable. And it wasn’t the first time AT&T dropped the ball — er, call.
“I’ve dropped countless calls while talking to clients,” says this individual, who admits — for better or worse — he’s an Apple junkie and has no plans to abandon his trusty, if sometimes unreliable, iPhone.
Then there’s a CEO and of a Public Relations firm in Los Angeles. She regularly uses her iPhone to call national television producers, new business prospects and retail clients. One recent call with an important client was dropped — at a very inopportune time. “Fortunately, the company still placed the order… but it didn’t look good dropping the call in the middle of contract negotiations”.
Poor reception and dropped calls have become a way of life for many AT&T Wireless customers since the iPhone was first introduced in 2007, and the new iPhone 4 — which, by Apple’s own admission, may drop calls if users hold the phone a certain way — has sparked a litany of complaints online. AT&T and Apple were dealt another public relations blow recently, after revealing that a software glitch has misrepresented the phone’s actual signal strength for years.
Sure, it’s annoying when calls get dropped, and it’s a reality for almost every cell phone and carrier at some point. But with millions of power users who live their digital lives on Apple’s superphone, and in part because it does so many other things so well, poor call quality has become a well-known Achilles’ Heel of the iPhone — especially frustrating for entrepreneurs and other business types who use it as their mobile offices.
A managing partner at Public Relations firm in Philadelphia, says AT&T’s dropped calls are a frequent frustration and make it difficult to develop “a new client relationship based on reliability.”
An expert in technology product management at a well known marketing firm, tries not to get worked up when his calls fail. “The client dropped the call, we all sighed heavily, he called me back, we concluded our business,” he says. This sequence has become somewhat of a tradition for this individual and his colleagues, who have experienced many dropped calls over the years.
Instead of shouting expletives at AT&T, an “insider” in Oregon (he asked to remain anonymous) is making light of the reception issues. On the heels of the viral success of @BPGlobalPR — a fake Twitter feed purporting to be from BP’s public relations department — the longtime iPhone user set off to create a snarky AT&T analog while he was on hold to pre-order an iPhone 4.
This insider says, “While AT&T’s servers were crashing left and right, I thought, ‘Huh, I’ve got a few minutes. Now would be a good time to “join” AT&T’s PR team.’ @ATT_Wireless_PR went live that afternoon in an attempt to give humorous voice to the frustrations that iPhone, and AT&T users in general, have felt for years,”.
But the mystery Twitterer insists he’s not trying to take down the company.
“The point is that in this brave new age of social media, even giant multinational telecoms like AT&T can be given a successful nipple-tweaking by one guy with a computer and too much free time,” he says. “Will this change the way AT&T does business? Almost certainly not. Will a few people have a laugh at AT&T’s expense? They already have.”
But these gripes aren’t limited to reception issues, nor are those of other AT&T users. A founder of an athletic footwear maker has jumbled contacts on his shiny new iPhone 4. For example, when his mom calls, it shows up as a different name and number. This user thinks it might be a “linking” problem that is mixing up his e-mail and telephone contacts. He hasn’t called AT&T to discuss the problem or find out how widespread it is, because he fears he’ll be put on hold for 30 minutes — and he has a business to run.
In fact, based on his own experience, this individual says it’s probably not a good decision for people to invest in AT&T’s iPhone 4 for business use, because first-generation models tend to have bugs, whether with reception, a wonky camera or a yellow bar on the LCD screen. “For the true mavens, get it,” he says. “For everyone else, wait it out.”
On Friday, Apple fessed up to the signal-bar glitch.
“Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display is totally wrong,” Apple said in a statement. How wrong? For many users, the iPhone adds two more signal bars than it should.
The statement went on to say that Apple is adopting an AT&T formula for calculating signal bars to accurately display signal strength in a given area — which, of course, doesn’t exactly solve the problem of poor reception, just how that poor reception is displayed. Apple will also issue a free software update in the coming weeks to distribute the correct formula to the millions of iPhone 4s that have been purchased since its release on June 24. Owners of iPhone 3GS and 3G will also get the update, since the erroneous formula is present in those versions as well.
Spokespeople for AT&T declined to comment on the issue and deferred to Apple representatives, who did not respond to questions via phone or e-mail. But the companies appear to be working together to address the reception issue.
And that’s good news for many businesses that have made — or want to make — the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone. AT&T says 40 percent of its sales this year have been to business customers, suggesting that iPhones are encroaching on corporate territory once owned by Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.
Since its debut in 2007, the iPhone typically has not been supported in corporate environments. IT departments had been reluctant to fix the expensive device, which was seen more as a toy than a business tool and didn’t offer much privacy protection. BlackBerries, although not as consumer-friendly, have always been durable, reliable and efficient — if not a little less fun and glamorous. But in January, Apple announced that 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies were testing or deploying iPhones. And the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is improving its privacy, devising new business-friendly apps, and offers more than just e-mail. Apple will likely welcome even more fans — business and otherwise — once it teams up with Verizon, a long-anticipated partnership expected to debut in 2011.
In the meantime, most iPhone users appear to be standing by their devices, albeit sometimes begrudgingly. A loyal iPhone user says, “That’s what we do, we sigh and accept it and move on.”
Top 5 iPhone Apps we’re back again to suggest to you the 5 best iPhone apps. Having many apps for your phone is a good thing as it allows you to pick from the best but sometimes to pick and choose from a large selection could be confusing. There are thousands of apps available at the App Store and the iTunes store. The list below will help you pick the best iPhone apps from the new additions.
Top 5 iPhone Apps
Find My iPhone The free app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. All you have to do is just install this app on any of your Apple device mentioned earlier to locate it. Features of the app includes it will locate your iPhone or iPad on a map, remotely set a passcode lock on your device as well as remotely wipe your device to permanently erase all of your personal data.
Apple Store Buy Apple products and accessories, read customer reviews, find an Apple Retail Store, stay up to date with in-store events, and make Personal Shopping, Genius Bar, or One to One appointments with the free Apple Store app.
Also check out this Apple products link: http://www.apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone/
Get all the awesome gaming news, reviews, previews, trailers, tips, tricks and cheats from G4TV.com right on your iPhone using the free G4 app.
The Toy Story 3 app allows you to download a toy box full of free and premium games, pins, and greetings. You can also launch the official Toy Story 3 mobile website from inside the app and get the latest movie info, watch trailers, check local show times, and much more.
Banzai Rabbit tells the story of what can go wrong when a rabbit, a flea and two scientists – one good and one evil – all find themselves involved in a terrible cloning accident. This game leaves you to save the world from certain destruction by an evil flea genius while avoiding getting squished by traffic, all so you can get your dream girl back!
“If you are planning a wedding, this is a must have application!”
As reviewed by the Daily App Show.
Company Website: http://www.my-wedding-concierge.com/
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