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The Real T-Mobile News: Freedom to be Unlocked

5:57 PM, Mar. 27th, 2013 · David Chartier · Analysis

T-Mobile didn't make just an iPhone announcement this week, it made the first real attempt in probably over a decade to improve the US's wireless industry with no-contract plans. But the language in all this buzz of "no contracts" isn't really the story, it's all about unlocked phones.

Reading, Writing, & Saving the World

9:00 AM, Sep. 1st, 2012 · David Chartier · New on the App Store

Gather round your lawn chairs and break out the coolers. Summer isn’t over yet, but we still have plenty of new apps to check out—text editors, a different kind of news reader, an even more different kind of to-do list (no, really), and, of course, games.

Video Streaming, Weather, & Geofencing

7:45 PM, Aug. 3rd, 2012 · David Chartier · New on the App Store

New on the App Store

It’s time for another episode of TMO’s App Highlights, featuring a little sum’ sum’ for everyone. But if you don’t see your particular brand of something here, definitely let Dave know in the comments. He’s an equal-opportunity sum’ sum’ writer.

TMO’s App Highlights: ThisLife, Chrome, Cheddar & More

9:30 PM, Jun. 28th, 2012 · David Chartier · News

It probably goes without saying, but there are way too many great apps flying off the shelves these days. So many, in fact, that we can’t cover them all with individual articles. So what did The Mac Observer — a pinnacle of information dissemination, a beacon of observation — decide to do? Why, we’re going to start rounding up some of the most interesting apps so you don’t miss them.

Apple’s HDTV: Just a Big iPad

6:06 PM, Oct. 30th, 2011 · David Chartier · Analysis

Apple executives rarely lob softballs to pundits and the rumor mill. But Jobs posthumously floated a whopper by allowing Walter Isaacson to quote that he “finally cracked it,” in reference to a mythical Apple HDTV. Some decent pieces have been written about the features an Apple HDTV could have and the content partnership doors it could open, but David Chartier thinks the specific nut Jobs was referring to is iCloud.

Pixelmator 2.0 Gains Drawing Tools, lots of Lion Features

12:20 PM, Oct. 27th, 2011 · David Chartier · Product News

The Pixelmator team released a major upgrade on Thursday to its flagship image editor for the Mac. Pixelmator 2.0 answers some of the company’s most longstanding feature requests with loads of new tools, an updated design, and support for most of Lion’s new perks, including Versions, Auto Save, and Full Screen.