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Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Is Today

7 hours, 21 minutes ago · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Today is the last day for comments to be submitted about revisions "net neutrality" rules the FCC is considering. If you aren't familiar with the issue, I gave an overview earlier this year right here at TMO. If you don't want to read, you might want to check out John Oliver's brilliant breakdown from Last Week Tonight, included below (language warning, it's bleeped but it's in there). You can submit comments two ways: You can send an email to openinternet@fcc.gov or you can use a prefabbed letter from the Electronic Frontier Foundation at its site Dear FCC. Either way, keep in mind you are filing a document as part of an official FCC proceeding and your name and address become part of public record. Those comments will be accepted until 11:59PM Eastern Time tonight, so if you haven't taken action already, now is your chance.

AT&T Supporting Wi-Fi Calling Eventually

6:27 PM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has announced that AT&T will support Wi-Fi calling (announced as a feature of iOS 8) sometime in 2015, even though it's not really necessary due to the great reach and reliability of the AT&T network.

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AT&T says their network is so awesome nobody needs Wi-Fi calling anyway. That's cute.

Senators Request Security Update From Tim Cook Over iCloud Attack

9:40 PM, Sep. 11th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Senators John D. Rockefeller and Claire McCaskill

Two Senate committee chairs have sent a letter to Tim Cook requesting more information about the security situation at Apple, specifically as it concerns iCloud security and measures taken to protect customer data.

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Hopefully this is an awareness move and not just a move to get attention and look like they're doing something about iCloud security.

T-Mobile Unleashes Wi-Fi In Latest Uncarrier Event

8:40 PM, Sep. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

T-Mobile held another Uncarrier event Wednesday, title Wi-Fi Unleashed. This includes free Wi-Fi calling and texting for any capable T-Mobile device, a partnership with In-flight internet provider Gogo, and a T-Mobile Personal CellSpot, hardware to help improve reception indoors.

How To Download That Free U2 Album

7:36 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

Apple announced (among other things) Tuesday that the latest album from U2 would be available on iTunes exclusively until October 13, and that it was free to all iTunes customers. Kelly explains how to get the new album from iTunes on a computer or a mobile device.

How To Prepare Devices For An iOS 8 Upgrade

6:58 PM, Sep. 8th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · How-To

We know iOS 8 is coming, and we're pretty sure there's a new iPhone in the near future as well. Kelly explains how to technologically prepare devices for iOS 8 (emotionally preparing is a totally different process).

How To Clean Lint from iPhone and iPad Ports

5:20 PM, Sep. 6th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · How-To

If you have trouble charging your devices or your headphones don't work quite right, it might be an issue with junk accumulating in the 30-pin/Lightning port or the headphone jack. Kelly has some tips on how to de-gunk those ports.