iTunes has become a staple of the media household.
I’m not a “Genius”, but something has to give.
I’ve been researching technology throughout my college career. I’ve been carefully studying the ins-and-outs of the tech industry, particularly in terms of history. And history says this: when something isn’t perfect, you need to make it better. Right now, Apple has some excellent products on the market: the iPhone, iPod and iPad, to name a few. And there’s the ever-popular (and ever-changing) Mac lineup of personal computers. However, I feel there’s on glaring problem with these two immensely successful platforms. The big issue that Apple has?
Media distribution is a painful process.
I was able to take a couple of weeks off to fly to Taiwan (home base of HTC and Hon Hai/Foxconn) for a family vacation. The last time I was there was in 1996… when DVDs first came out, Windows NT 4 was the dominant enterprise OS, Internet Explorer 3 was on your PC, and the first version of Java was released. Obviously, nobody really cared for the smartphone or tablet. Most folks were still chugging along on dial-up Internet access.
It was a grueling trip on airplanes (had two stopovers). I flew on United and traveled light, i.e. didn’t bring a guitar (thank God). In fact, I didn’t even bring my notebook. In terms of gadgetry, I only brought my iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and NOOK eReader.
But throughout the trip I found myself only using the iPhone. I also found myself severely inconvenienced without mobile phone service. Luckily prior to the trip I had called Verizon to SIM unlock my iPhone in anticipation of buying a local Taiwan provider SIM to use.
Good news for iPhone users wth AT&T!
Not sure what changed their minds, but AT&T will unlock your iPhone to be used with another carrier (worldwide), providing that your contract with AT&T has expired.
This goes into effect on April 8th, 2012.
I have a Motorola Atrix 4G (Android OS, AT&T, unlocked through AT&T unlock code), so I will not be able to verify this… maybe one of my colleagues can do this and post an update?
Or better yet, maybe one of you, our royal readers can make a call to AT&T, verify this, and post something in the comments.
Original Article – AT&T will allow out-of-contract customers to unlock their iPhone
I love technology. I love the Earth. Sometimes it can be tough to find a good marriage between the two.
GreenSmart aims to find this sweet spot with their eco-friendly accessories, including bags, laptop sleeves and more, all made from recycled materials. Can a product be truly functional – and look good – even if it’s made from recycled materials? Click through for the full review.
Yesterday, we reviewed two pairs of headphones from Subjekt, a company focused on creating “good looking headphones” for “serious audiophiles.”
We took a look at the fashionable on-ear “White Rogue” TNT model, which is currently sold out! The headphones feature great sound for the price, an anti-tangle fabric cable, and, of course, they look great! Now here’s your chance to win a pair!
Here’s how to enter:
I’ve said it before: there are a lot of headphone companies at CES. I’ll say it again: there are a lot of headphone companies at CES. In fact, a wise man once told me that all it took to push headphones at CES was “a booth and some babes.”
Subjekt is a headphone company that caters to a unique crowd. According to their site, Subjekt aims to provide “good looking headphones” for “serious audiophiles.”
We picked up two pairs of Subjekt headphones – TNT on-ear models, and Rave earbuds. Are these fashionable headphones really for true audiophiles, or do they fall a bit flat? For full review and contest details, click through.
Last year, we reviewed FX Photo Studio for both iPhone and iPad by app developer MacPhun. Cartoonatic+ is a new(er) fun little app that lets users throw on a number of different cartoon/comic book filters on their iPhone photos and videos.
Like most photo/video filter apps, there are enough different filters to keep users entertained. But is the app worth paying for? Read the full review below.