The Federal Communications Commission has announced its plan to craft new rules for net neutrality, following a defeat last month in federal court. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler highlighted a plan that greatly resembles the old rules, including provisions for transparency, as well as a prohibition on blocking and limiting traffic based on its source.
Samsung USA has pulled the wraps of its latest Apple-mocking ad campaign today, but does it have a point this time? The ads in question — one up top, one down below — show the Galaxy Note 3 and brand new Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. LeBron James is "running away from this (i)Phone" because of its small, non-HD display, while the Tab Pro is chosen over the iPad Air on its multitasking and display quality. The question is, are Samsung's points valid? Are they mocking Apple based on features that iPhone and iPad owners really do desire?
T-Mobile US has announced eSIM, a way to eliminate roaming charges across the U.S. and Canada with respect to machine-to-machine connections. Machine-to-Machine, also known as M2M or the Internet of Things, covers devices like smartwatches, fitness bands, and more that connect to your device in order to get data from the internet.
Rogers, one of Canada's big three carriers, is now joining it's U.S. counterparts in offering an early upgrade program — a Next of their very own. Kicked off by T-Mobile's desire to disrupt the industry, early upgrades let people get new phones faster, but often with a huge catch — extra cost. So is Roger's Next any different?
Apple is having a hard time courting advertisers for its iAd program, with buyers seeing them as too slow and unwilling to build relationships in ways that advertisers prefer. Despite the desire of media buyers to work with them, Apple continues to trail companies like Google and Facebook in advertising revenue.
Apple has long held a policy of building their advertising efforts around ideas and uses instead of specs and features, and the latest entry in their "your verse" series is no different. The last entry took us deep under the sea, and so it seems only fitting that Apple turn the spotlight to the opposite extreme: mountain climbing. Mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington talked about how the addition of the iPad to their gear has changed how they scale some of the tallest peaks on Earth:
The rumor mills be churning once more, this time with talk of no Samsung and no integrated LTE inside the next generation A8 chipset. The first of those comes out of Taiwan and claims that TSMC and not the Korean giant will be tasked with production of the A8 due to low yield.
iTunes Connect, the portal developers use to manage their App Store apps, has had it's Sales and Trends section updated today, making it not only modern, but much more useful. In addition to the better look, new features include sales within selected time periods, sales groups, filters, and estimated proceeds.
Sir Jony Ive - he's a Knight, don't forget! – did disappear from Apple's executive bio page this morning, but don't worry, he still works there. He's back on the top line, and presumably whoever accidentally deleted him either feels really dumb or has since been fired. It also didn't happen everywhere, in the UK he was present the whole time.