Someone has created a unique way to look at Tuesday's Apple event using Twitter. People following the would often use the #AppleLive hashtag to post reactions to the event. Now there's a handy map to show us exactly how excited Twitter was at specific times during the event, created using CartoDB.
T-Mobile is announcing music freedom as part of its Uncarrier 6 announcement today. With 67 percent of music streamers listening to music on their mobile devices, T-Mobile's un-CEO John Legere says that he doesn't want users to limit their streaming due to fears of overages. As such, streaming from all the major music streaming services won't count against your data limit as part of Uncarrier 6.
A bug in Apple's AV Foundation framework, which handles streaming audio and other media for podcast apps, radio apps, and more, could be behind the mysterious, maddening cellular data spikes many users, myself included, have experienced since updating to iOS 6 or the iPhone 5. In essence, iOS just keeps on downloading data, over and over and over and over again, sometimes gigabytes worth at a time.
AT&T has announced that it will off a discount off any iPad or other tablet if you sign up for a new two year data plan. The new offer starts on November 9th and offers $100 off any iPad with LTE. The offer doesn’t just cover iPads either, any tablet that AT&T sells can qualify for the $100 discount.
UK network Everything Everywhere has finally revealed its pricing structure for its LTE data service which starts on October 30th. Everything Everywhere has a UK exclusive on LTE for the foreseeable future and to be fair that is reflected in the costs of the plans.
Apple has released a small update for Verizon iPhone 5 users after it was discovered that the iPhone 5 may be using cellular data even if the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The update started rolling out last night and was in response to a number of complaints from Verizon iPhone 5 users who noticed that their data allowances were shrinking even when using a Wi-Fi data connection.
If you're in the U.S. it's probably not so easy deciding which carrier is best for your iPhone 5 needs, AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Price is always a huge factor to consider when choosing a carrier, but coverage should be just as, if not more, important when making a decision. Since the iPhone 5 supports LTE cellular technology, you're going to want to take a close look at which carriers offer the best LTE coverage in your area. Then there's the matter of simultaneous voice and data -- AT&T can do it over HSPA data, but Sprint and Verizon need Wi-Fi. And don't forget international roaming.
Verizon has announced a new family plan that includes a shared data bucket for households chocked-full of iPhones and iPads. Each smartphone can be added to the plan for $40 (which includes unlimited talk and text) while tablets cost $10. On top of that, you'll have to pay for the data you want to share.
Sprint has confirmed that it will still offer an unlimited data plan for the next generation iPhone. There was some doubt that the unlimited data would remain, especially if the iPhone 5 has the expected LTE radio.