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AT&T Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling Support

2:28 PM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

AT&T enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones and other smartphones

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the FCC had granted a waiver allowing the cell service provider to enable Wi-Fi calling, and on Thursday the company followed up by actually turning on the feature. Wi-Fi calling lets iPhone owners use broadband connections via wireless networks for phone calls when their cell signal is too weak.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-08: Samsung vs. TSMC iPhone Chips, Lightroom for iPad

1:42 PM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Seems there's a difference between the A9X processors in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus depending on if they come from Samsung or TSMC. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about battery performance based on which version is in your iPhone, and how you can find out if yours is from Samsung or TSMC. They also look at Adobe's new change that lets you use Lightroom on your iPhone or iPad without a Creative Cloud subscription.

NASA’s Apollo Mission Photos Free on Flickr

11:36 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

People take photos when they go on really cool trips, and that's true for the astronauts NASA sent to Earth's moon. Instead of keeping all those photos tucked away in a dark closet, NASA decided to share them with the world. All of the photo rolls—they used film back then to take pictures—are available in high resolution on Flickr for your viewing pleasure. Bonus: Our tax dollars paid for everything that went into making those photos possible, so they're free to use as wallpapers, lock screens, or whatever else you can think of.

Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

Harry Potter Comes to Apple’s iBook Store with Enhanced Editions

9:14 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Harry Potter is on the iBook Store and enhanced

If you've ever thought the Harry Potter series was great, but still needed a little something more, Apple has you covered with the new digital editions of the books. Apple is calling the just released digital books "enhanced" thanks to their new artwork, interactive animations, and new annotations written by series author J.K. Rowling.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Your iPhone

10:54 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

Here's how to turn on Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

Now that AT&T says it can flip the switch and give iPhone owners Wi-Fi calling, we need to turn it on in our phones. That's easy to do, and assuming AT&T has enabled Wi-Fi calling in your area, lets you use broadband Wi-Fi connections whenever you have a weak cell signal. Read on to see how to turn it on.

AT&T gets a Green Light to Enable Wi-Fi Calling

10:25 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

AT&T can finally enable Wi-Fi calling support for iPhone users

AT&T customers who still rely on a MicroCell for reliable iPhone connections on calls (like me) are a step closer to getting Wi-Fi calling support. The FCC approved AT&T's waiver request, which means the carrier can start rolling out the feature nation-wide.

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The days of needing an AT&T MicroCell look like they're coming to an end. It's kind of funny that AT&T is using its own FCC waiver approval for Wi-Fi calling to slam T-Mobile and Sprint for failing to apply for theirs.