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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New iPad Works Great for Mobile Hotspot

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/26/new-...-over-24-hours/

"Anandtech took a closer look at the new iPad's 42.5 Wh battery and discovered the battery is fantastic for those using the device as a mobile hotspot."

Anandtech was able to get 25.3 hours on a single charge when using their WiFi+4G iPad as a mobile hotspot on Verizon. Pretty impressive, but not unexpected I guess since this is in line with what the iPad 2 was getting when tested previously.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

AT&T Expands 4G to 11 Cities

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:33 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ancisco_la.html

"AT&T announced on Thursday that it has expanded its high-speed 4G long-term evolution network to 11 new cities, including the New York metropolitan area, San Francisco and Los Angeles."

And the cities, in no particular order, are:

New York City metro area, Austin, Tx, Chapel Hill NC, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh NC, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To LTE or Not To LTE, That is the Question

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:14 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/12/19/thou...-an-lte-iphone/

"A lot of Apple fans are sure that the next iPhone will support the true 4G LTE networks now being deployed by major cellular carriers."

Image Credit: hitechanalogy.com

Apple has said all along that they won't do an LTE iPhone as long as there are battery issues, and with the latest review from Engadget on the Galaxy Nexus, I think we will be waiting awhile. I won't buy a phone that has to have that much coddling when it comes to battery life. The speed of the phone isn't as important to me as not having to carry around an extra battery or two with me in order to use my phone all day. Or having to make sure I have a charger chord in my pocket. Until Apple solves the battery life issue that seems to be a problem currently with other phones, I doubt they will go that route. And if they did, I certainly wouldn't upgrade. What are your thoughts?


Monday, May 9, 2011

4G iPhone? Yes, With This Sleeve You Can Get It

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/wimax-slee...into-iphone-4gs

"We've seen our fair share of sleeves and cases in the past meant to graft new functionality onto an existing iDevice, the most obvious example being the Peel 520, which transformed any iPod Touch into a 2G iPhone 4. It was only a matter of time, then, before we could expect accessory makers to make a go of transforming the iPhone 4 into the iPhone 4G. Now they'd made a go of it, but sadly, it's South Korea only right now... but expect it in the United States soon."

Basically it is a battery and WiMax modem combined into an iPhone 4 case. You get up to 5 hours of 4G broadband capacity per charge, and all it will cost you is about $120.00 USD. But you can only get it in South Korea now, and if it came to the US it would be associated with Sprint since they have the only WiMax network. But who nows what will happen in the next year and a half, which is when it is expected to arrive here in the US.

Tags: hardware, iphone, , wimax, 4g

Monday, June 7, 2010

Are You Eligible? Find Out Today!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:21 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/06/is-a...e-upgrade-date/

"In anticipation of a new iPhone coming out soon, I visited my online AT&T account information last week to see when I'd be available for an upgrade. As of last Wednesday, the upgrade page showed that I'd be available for a new phone upgrade on 9/21/2010."

And what he found out was he was actually eligible early. When I first checked mine months ago, I had my eligibility moved up to July of this year. After reading this story I checked again on the AT&T website and found that not only had my phone eligibility been moved up but the other 4 iPhones on the account had also been moved up. Previously the other iPhones had varying dates of eligibility from August of this year to September of next year. The easiest way for a single iPhone is to just dial *639# as shown above and you get the nifty text message in a matter of seconds. It's kind of like playing a game of chance, try your luck and see if you get the winning message!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bonus Feature for iPhone 4G

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/behold-iph...t=Google+Reader

"Think you already know all the new iPhone 4G will do?"

I'm sure by now you have seen the 2nd sighting of a 4G iPhone, this one from Vietnam, but I haven't seen any of the added features until this one. As an avid coffee drinker, this is fantastic news!

Tags: hardware, iphone, humor, 4g

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What is Your Upgrade Eligibility Date?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 PM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/05/atteligibility/

"Now that you know more than enough about the upcoming iPhone, you're probably wondering when you'll be getting it. Well, while we don't have a definitive shipping date for you quite yet, there are plenty of little hints that all point in the same direction; June 2010."

So, more and more signs pointing to the usual June announcement of a new iPhone. With this information, gained by dialing *639# on your iPhone, it appears dates are being moved up for upgrades. When I did mine, it was moved up three months from the last time I checked and on our other two iPhones, they were moved up a month. How about you? Was your date moved up?

Tags: hardware, iphone, at&t, 4g

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Can We Have Our iPhone Back?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/apple_iphone...e+Intelligence)

"Apple's most senior legal chief has approached Gizmodo demanding the return of the iPhone 4G, revelations of which dominated news headlines yesterday."

I'm sure you are all aware of the news over the last few days, about the "4G" iPhone in the wild. Skepticism turned towards belief as more details emerged about the iPhone that was lost in a bar and reported by Gizmodo, who in turn paid a few bucks to get it in their offices. Now it appears Apple legal has sent them a letter demanding the "property" be returned (and has been returned according to Cult of Mac). So it all adds up to either a bad luck story for the engineer that lost it or a well planned PR scheme. What are your thoughts about the "new look" and the idea that this may have been just a huge PR event?


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The iPhone 4G, Visualized

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2010/01/18/ipho...t=Google+Reader

"Last week, some enterprising fans created a visual guide to the Apple Tablet rumors. Today, the French website Nowhere Else has done something similar for the next generation iPhone. The image highlights the various rumors surrounding the next version of the iPhone (the iPhone 4G if you will) into one annotated graphic."

I like how they set this up, with each feature given a percentage for probability. And it is always good when you get a well done image to go along with the rumors. Not so sure I like the Front Facing Video Camera angle, how is that supposed to work??

Tags: hardware, rumor, iphone, 4g

Monday, November 16, 2009

4G Comes to Austin

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article...in.san.antonio/

"Sprint on Monday launched its 4G mobile broadband in two Texas cities, Austin, and San Antonio. As before, the WiMAX network promises speeds between 3Mbps to 6Mbps for downloads in real-world use, which should bring VoIP, video and other tasks that are normally too data-intensive for 3G networks."

The Sprint expansion continues, adding Austin to the 4G coverage areas. They only have one plan, for $70.00 USD per month for unlimited access on the 4G network or 5GB limit on the 3G access. If you are a traveler, you can get a "day pass" and access 4G for $10.00 USD per day. If curious, you can check out the coverage map here. Too bad I'm just at the outskirts of Portland or I might try this.

Tags: sprint, 4g, austin

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