By Christian Zibreg on May 26, 2016
The United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) today granted Apple a brand new patent which seems to address a longstanding complaint among MacBook owners: the machine’s lack of an embedded cellular connectivity.
Titled “Electronic device with dual clutch barrel cavity antennas” and originally filed for in the second quarter of 2015, the invention describes using additional wireless circuitry for cellular data via cavity antenna structures that are not present on current MacBooks. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 24, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook was interviewed at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today by retired European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Nellie Kroes.
Asked if Apple would consider launching its own telecommunications service to cut off carriers, Cook responded by ruling out an Apple MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).
Cook said his company lacks the expertise to do so and reiterated that Apple is in fact quite content with the things carriers do. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 17, 2016
T-Mobile is expanding support for its data-free content streaming technology, dubbed Binge On, with the addition of Spotify, NBC, Tidal, Google Play Music, Radio Disney and other services, the wireless carrier said Tuesday.
Binge On permits T-Mobile subscribers to stream video and audio over its cellular data network, without eating into their monthly data allowances. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 26, 2016
Best Buy is running a new promotion that might interest those who’re in the market for an entry-level iPhone 6s. Just this week, the consumer electronics retailer is offering the entry-level iPhone 6s with sixteen gigabytes of storage for just $1.
The U.S.-only promotion requires would-be iPhone 6s shoppers to sign a two-year contract with wireless carrier Sprint or commit themselves to one of Sprint’s monthly installment plans that don’t require signing a long-term contract. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 18, 2016
It would be really nice if every single time you went to activate your new or restored iPhone, everything worked without any flaws, but that’s just not how man-made things work.
If you are having issues activating your iPhone after buying a new one, or after restoring your device in iTunes, we have some troubleshooting ideas that you can put to the test to solve the problem once and for all. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
T-Mobile, a Deutsche Telekom-owned wireless carrier, today revived its tabled bundle offer with a cool new deal: you can get fifty percent off up to $200 on any iPad model if you purchase a new iPhone from the carrier on an installment plan. You must purchase both an iPhone and iPad from T-Mobile in order to qualify for this time-limited promotion.
As mentioned, your iPhone purchase must be financed with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan. The rebate is provided on a prepaid MasterCard card up to eight weeks after your purchase. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
In another expansion, wireless carrier T-Mobile this morning added an additional sixteen services to its unlimited video streaming services, Binge On, and unlimited music streaming service, Music Freedom.
Starting today, Amazon Music, ESPN Radio and more music services stream free for T-Mobile customers.
On the video side, such services as Dailymotion, EPIX, Nickelodeon, Spike, TV Land and more are joining the list of providers streaming free to T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans with Binge On. Qualifying Simple Choice customers can stream audio and 480p video through Binge On and Music Freedom at no additional charge, without eating into their cellular data plan or worrying about overages. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 1, 2016
Sprint customers took to Reddit to complain about the inability to connect to Sprint’s LTE cellular data network after upgrading to Apple’s iOS 9.3 software update last week. The most recent iOS 9.3.1 update does not appear to have fixed the issue.
Sprint has acknowledged the issue in a text message to affected users and promised a fix, which will likely be delivered in the form of an over-the-air carrier settings update. “Your iPhone may be having data connection issues with the recent software update,” reads Sprint’s message. “We’re working quickly to fix. We apologize for the inconvenience”. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 30, 2016
In time for the new iPhone SE, which lands on store shelves tomorrow, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced a new BOGO (Buy One Get One) promotion that gives qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers half off any iPhone when they buy a second iPhone and add a line.
Devices eligible for this promotion include all iPhones that the company currently stocks, including the new four-inch iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Certified pre-owned iPhones are not eligible for this time-limited offer, which goes live on Thursday, March 31. Read More