They should really have a separate app for WiFi settings on the iPhone. Especially with folders coming in iPhone 4.0. I hate going into settings each time to get to it (and I hate the auto pop up notifications more).
AT&T to offer iPhone insurance for $13.99/mo « Boy... →
So, over the life of your 2-year contract, this would cost you $335.76. Or, more than the iPhone itself. Even the expensive model. Oh, and you’ll still have to pay a deductible if you do lose the thing ($199 for a 32GB iPhone 3GS). God I hate AT&T — they should really call this option the “subsidy recouper,” because that’s basically what this is.
Every Phone Needs This
I’m going to write about this further — maybe tomorrow, on TechCrunch. But basically, I’ve been using the EVO 4G a lot over the past week or so. The device itself I’m not too fond of, but I would almost consider buying one just because it’s so damn easy and useful to turn it into a WiFi hotspot and tether it to your laptop. In fact, that’s how I’m writing...
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This Week In Congratulations!
Twitter / Doug Cook: I love how the new "journa... →
No, journalism is hearing about a piece of news and going out and confirming the story. Which is exactly what was done here. It’s unfortunate when the story is about you in a negative way, but that doesn’t make it any less of a story.
Steve Rosenbaum: Arrington Disrupts NYC - And... →
TechCrunch Disrupt deserves a serious recap, because it’s possible that it will quickly be the gold standard for tech conferences. Nice HuffPo write-up. TechCrunch Disrupt did go very, very well. Thanks to everyone who came or watched remotely.
Debunk: Steve Ballmer not speaking at WWDC --... →
Shocking that an analyst would be wrong yet again about something. Particularly with regard to Apple. Does anyone else notice that many of these analysts are sort of like bloggers who can get away with saying more outrageous things and yet no one really complains about it when they’re wrong most of the time? Not only that, they keep getting cited despite their awful track records....
Sugar, We’re Goin Down #VX22 - Paul Carr →
Blogging is the thing to do on this flight, apparently. Have I mentioned how much I love Virgin America? Seriously, it make the other airlines look like shit. Wish the seats were bigger though.
AT&T's Funny Solution
And just to follow-up on AT&T’s bullshit ETF move, the best way to retain customers is not to penalize them for leaving, but to make it so they don’t want to in the first place. In other words, fix the damn network. I’m heading to New York City tomorrow for a week, all I can say is thank god Google gave everyone at I/O a Sprint EVO 4G yesterday. I’ll actually have a...
AT&T An Open Letter →
God I love this bullshit spin. First mention the lowering of the ETF for the phones that basically no one breaks their contracts with because they don’t care which phone they have. Then mention you’re jacking up the fee for those more likely to cancel a contract. And it’s bullshit to spin this as “fair” since they subsidize phones — they’ve been doing...
Google Chrome Releases: Beta Channel Update →
This release contains some minor crash and stability fixes, in addition, we have also temporarily put our internal version of Flash Player back behind a flag. The baked-in version of Flash is causing problems. Shocking.
AppleInsider | Apple's latest iPhone OS 4 beta... →
It occurs to me that the App Store’s restrictions and control are to this coming...– Daring Fireball Linked List: ‘I Want Choice, but Only if I Agree With Your Choice’ Interesting thought.
Sprint 4G Phone Hits New Speeds, but Battery Lags... →
The EVO was much faster than an iPhone using AT&T’s network, which in Baltimore never got to even 1 mbps downstream and in D.C. averaged about 1.8 mbps. Verizon’s new Droid Incredible, another HTC Android phone, did well in both cities, averaging about 2 mbps downstream, but that was still slower than the EVO. Basically, AT&T’s network sucks every which way. Sucks compared to the...
Netflix iPad app adds video output support |... →
The iPad has a new utility: portable Netflix streaming set top box.
We were valued at over a billion dollars last September, so we’re going to...– Twitter COO Dick Costolo talking to Reuters
Twitter / John Lilly: Sigh. Forum conversations... →
Heh. I like Mozilla’s CEO suggesting that the founder of Firefox ripping Mozilla isn’t newsworthy. I’ll be sure to take that passive-aggressive advice into consideration. In case it’s not clear, there seems to be a direct correlation between some of the most interesting posts and people (with some stake) getting worked up about those posts. That, in turn, makes those my...
New Panera location says pay what you want -... →
This almost seems like an Onion article. But it’s real. It’s in an upscale neighborhood, but still.
About Those MacBook Pro Batteries...
So, I bought a new 15-inch MacBook Pro. Intel i7, the new high-res screen, and an SSD. Ever since last year I’ve been waiting to get one of the new sealed battery MacBooks to benefit from the huge battery life. This one promised 8-9 hours. Over the past few weeks, based on my regular usage (web surfing, a little iTunes, some chat, etc) I was seeing only about 3.5-4 hours of battery life....
Facebook Increasingly Grouping News Feed Stories... →
Smart move, I think. Many of the posts I see are still from Twitter — grouping those together will highlight others. Rather than being wusses, Buzz should let the full feed of tweets in and try this too. It’s the FriendFeed approach.
Official Google Blog: Nexus One changes in... →
“Changes in availability” — I like that spin. They’re killing the Nexus One online store. The next time someone dies, I hope the evening news frames it as a “change in alive status.”
No, we haven’t put Flash out to a standards body yet as we have with PDF...– Adobe co-founder: ‘We never abandoned Apple’ | CNET News I’m reminded of this, presented in Flash for your viewing pleasure.
Great idea. I wonder who will be first to bring it to market.– Daring Fireball Linked List: The Infancy of Mobile Video Gruber hinting that the new iPhone will have video chat. (As if it weren’t obvious from the front-facing camera.) My question is: will this be baked into the Messages app, or will we see a new Apple-made iChat iPhone app? I’m...
Now when first time users sign up for Tumblr, they don’t see many of the newer...– bijansabet.com | a tumblelog by Bijan Sabet It may not be a surprise that I absolutely love this idea.
Today, HTC is suing Apple back over five patents… Two are related to power...– HTC Countersues Apple to Stop All iPhone, iPod, iPad Sales - Gizmodo
Office 2010: Productivity, Productivity,... →
Microsoft has finally done it. The ugliest box in the history of boxes.
Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real,... →
The must-read article for anyone wondering what the hell is going on in this whole Facebook privacy debate.
Real Time Web and Real-time Ecosystem: Trends and... →
The panel I’m moderating at TiECon this Friday. Great lineup.