Posts Tagged ‘t-mobile’

Wireless Service in NYC Subways

Posted in tech news on October 4th, 2011 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

Hate losing that signal when you walk down to take the subway? Good news for smartphone users looking to stream their music or update their Twitter feeds as they wait for the train. NYC has begun rolling out wireless voice and data services in their subway platforms.

The service is powered by AT&T and T-Mobile, providing commutes with access to the mobile network on the subway platforms. While currently installed in only four of the most trafficked areas (14th Street, 23rd Street), the city plans to install the service across the rest of its 271 stations in the next four years.

[CBS News]

Gigawhat Ep. 27: Hitting the Wall with Paywalls

Posted in podcast on March 21st, 2011 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

Twitter was abuzz with AT&T-T-Mobile acquisition. How will the affect current T-Mobile consumers? Speaking of AT&T, if you’ve been secretly tethering your device, you might want to look out for SMS or email messages! You may need to pay up.

Source: Crenk.com

And of course, speaking of paying up. The New York Times is building up their paywall – will you have to pay?

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AT&T Buys T-Mobile: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/20/atandt-agrees-to-buy-t-mobile-from-deutsche-telekom/

AT&T Cracks Down on Tethering: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2382228,00.asp

NYTimes Digital Subscriptions: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/business/media/18times.html?_r=1

Online – Print Paywall Comparison Chart: http://paidcontent.org/article/419-how-the-nytimes-paywall-compares-to-those-of-other-big-papers/

Netflix Original Shows: http://paidcontent.org/article/419-its-a-done-deal-netflix-making-content-play-with-house-of-cards/

Radiation Chart: http://xkcd.com/radiation/

App of the Week

NCAA March Madness
iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ncaa-march-madness-on-demand/id423246594?mt=8

Gigawhat Episode 26: Support for Japan

Posted in podcast on March 17th, 2011 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

With the Japanese disaster situation hitting close to home for many people, in and outside of Japan, we look into some ways to receive updated news as well as provide support for those directly affected. Be sure to check out the links below for more info on ways to contribute to relief efforts.

Tony Wang and I also look into the iPad 2 craze that has emptied out Apple stores across the nation. As online shipments have been pushed back to four to five weeks, the grey market is seeing prices soar to over $1,000. Is the iPad 2 really that amazing?

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Free Calls to Japan: http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/15/t-mobile-sprint-waive-japan-calling-and-texting-fees/

Google People Finder: http://techland.time.com/2011/03/11/google-launches-person-finder-for-japan-earthquake-victims/

Mobile Textcode Donations: http://paidcontent.org/article/419-mobile-giving-a-list-of-shortcodes-to-donate-to-japan/

Charities for Japan: http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Respond-to-Pacific/126706/

iPad 2: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Time Warner Streaming App: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/15/twcable-tv-app-for-ipad-now-available-but-dish-has-something-to/

App of the Week

Street Fighter IV
iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/street-fighter-iv/id354655665?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4#

Gigawhat Episode 19: Shop for the Holidays

Posted in podcast on December 8th, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

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Iyaz is back and we have the latest and greatest for this week. We also explain what 4G is (and isn’t) and give our two cents on gifts for this holiday season!

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Apple’s Find My iPhone/iPad Now Free: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/22/apples-find-my-iphone-ipad-service-now-free-doesnt-require/

4G: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/22/apples-find-my-iphone-ipad-service-now-free-doesnt-require/

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/01/verizon-lte-plans-start-at-50-month-for-5gb-of-data/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20024511-266.html

BBC Streaming in the U.S.: http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-bbc-plans-subscription-only-u.s.-iplayer-on-ipad/

Kinect Selling Fast: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/kinect_is_selling_2x_as_fast_as_the_ipad.php

App of the Week

Angry Birds Seasons
iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-seasons/id398157641?mt=8
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Gigawhat Episode 16: Lending You a Digital Book

Posted in podcast on November 1st, 2010 by ddawg – 1 Comment

Source: Amazon

Neither my lack of internet or Iyaz’s cut off from all digital communication means (cell, Twitter, etc.) was going to stop the two of us from bringing this week’s Gigawhat!

Like unicorns, leprechauns, and other things of myths and legends, we explore the rumors of the Playstation Phone and the white iPhone. I’m thinking about getting a Kindle but I don’t think Iyaz is too keen on this digital book “lending” business. So much for borrowing his copy of “Podcasting for the This Old Nerd.”

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Playstation Phone: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/the-playstation-phone-new-photos-more-details/

Possible White iPhone Cancellation?: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/27/apple-cancels-white-iphone-4/

White iPhone Light Leaks?: http://www.cultofmac.com/the-real-reason-white-iphone-4-is-delayed-hint-its-not-discolored-buttons/66224

Samsung Nexus Two: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371700,00.asp

Samsung Galaxy Tab for Sprint & T-Mobile: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/10/28/t-mobile_sprint_confirm_400_samsung_galaxy

Barnes & Noble Nook Color: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/barnes-and-noble-nook-color-revealed/

Kindle Lending: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20020503-1.html

Mario 25th Anniversary Collection: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/nintendo-bringing-classic-mario-games-to-the-wii-for-30.ars

App of the Week

Gmail (iOS): http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/10/gmail-in-mobile-safari-now-even-more.html

Smartphone Comparison Chart

Posted in mobile on June 23rd, 2010 by ddawg – Be the first to comment

BillShrink has yet again prepared a really cool chart to compare the specs and costs of today’s leading smartphones, specifically the iPhone 4 (AT&T), Droid Incredible (Verizon), Evo 4G (Sprint), and the Nexus One (T-Mobile). What stands out more is the cost, which depending on the pricing plan (unlimited, minimum, etc.) can drastically differ from carrier to carrier.  While there are other considerations (contract eligibility, carrier service, app availability, etc.), it’s still a good reminder of the true cost behind each phone.  Click the link/picture for a larger view (on BillShrink).

Smartphones: The Latest Generation [BillShrink]