Those in the computer security industry aren’t impressed though.
Verizon recently throttled a fire department’s command and control vehicle in a pursuit of $2, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet have some thoughts about the propriety of such an action. They also wonder whether rumors of a new iMac mean we can start trusting Apple to update its Macs again, or if Lucy will just yank the ball away instead. They cap the show with a look at Netflix’s baby steps towards rebellion against Apple’s App Store cut for subscriptions.
Verizon has crawled ass-backwards into a PR nightmare of its own making after throttling firefighter bandwidth during an emergency in an effort to get $2.00 more per month.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Verizon’s plans for 5G broadband in our homes and how that may work out.
Verizon has announced plans for a residential 5G service to be tested in four cities that includes an option for an Apple TV 4K. You’ll need a Verizon 5G modem and plan.
Starting Thursday, August 16 both new and existing customers on a Verizon Unlimited plan can take advantage of this offer.
It costs US$3.99/month and blocks advertising. But is it safe to use?
Later this year the carrier plans to launch 5G in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Effective immediately, you can only activate an iPhone 6 or later with Verizon.
To whom and for what purpose? Everything from preventing credit card fraud to providing roadside assistance…or surveillance.
At the same time, the retailer is marking down the same models by up to US$150.
T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a US$26.5 billion merger deal with plans to make the first truly nation-wide 5G cellular network.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss Microsoft’s decision to not patch a Skype updater security flaw, plus they offer up their thoughts on Verizon stopping unlocked iPhone sales.
Sprint and T-Mobile are both planning to dial back their aggressive discounting in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal. Both carriers—the #4 and #3 carriers in the U.S.—are prime pushers of cheaper plans, and their tactics have served as checks on pricing from Verizon and AT&T (#1 and #2, respectively). In other words, there’s a chance we’ll see higher prices across the board this year. So yay?
In a feat of willful ignorance or outright deceit, Mr. Pai believes that free market competition can keep the Internet open when there is no competition.
Apple’s customer support account on Twitter says this is an issue with the carriers, not with Apple, and shared some steps you can take.
The installment plan is standard, meaning you’ll have to keep the iPhone X for two years (24 months) before you can upgrade.
Some people report they can add the LTE watch to their grandfathered plan with the help of an AT&T representative. The watch can be set up as an independent wearable and linked to your account with NumberSync.
Of course, the real news from Friday’s announcement for many may be something more like, “Huh, AIM is still around?
Remember the big Yahoo! data breach where a billion user accounts where compromised? Turns out it was really 3 billion, or every single Yahoo! account.