AT&T comes to the party with all 4 main carriers now offering Unlimited plans

AT&T has a new unlimited data plan! Hooray!

 

 

Starting today! HOORAY

 

Previously only having unlimited data plans available to customers who were also DirecTV or U-Verse Customers, this unlimited plan will be available to all postpaid AT&T customers.

 

The new plan will provide unlimited talk, text, and data on four lines for $180. This includes unlimited calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico and unlimited texts to more than 120 countries around the world. Customers are also able to talk, text, and use data in Canada and Mexico with no roaming charges.

 

BUT the $180 is after a $40 credit for the fourth smartphone line, which will start after two billing periods. Prior to then, customers will need to pay $220 per month for the plan.

 

According to AT&T, the company “may slow speeds” during periods of network congestion for customers who consume more than 22GB of data, because, 22GB is kind of a lot, you know?

 

With AT&T coming to the party, now  all of the major carriers in the United States have unlimited data plans available!

 

UNLIMITED DATA PLAN PARTY

 

Sprint and T-Mobile have offered unlimited data plans since August, and Verizon announced its unlimited plan just this week with inclusions like 10GB of tethering data and HD video streaming. T- Mobile have since implemented similar changes.

 

T-Mobile is $70 per month for a single subscriber, Verizon’s plan is $80 or $180 for four subscribers, and Sprint’s plan is priced at $55 per month for a single subscriber, but its coverage can’t compete with T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.

 

AT&T is $100 per month for the first smart phone, and $40 for additional smartphones with the fourth line free after bill credit.

 

From the Source:

 

 

“We’re offering unlimited entertainment on the nation’s best data network where and when you want to enjoy more of what you love,” said David Christopher, Chief Marketing Officer of the AT&T Entertainment Group.

 

 

 

 

WWDC in San Jose this year!

Apple’s annual 28th Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off June 5th, and this year it’ll be held at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. Last year it was held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and between 1998 – 2002 it was held in San Jose at the convention center, after which it moved in between the San Francisco Moscone Center and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

 

Now, the conference is exciting for all kinds of reasons – bucket loads (about 5000 buckets worth) of developers getting access to over 1000 Apple engineers, learning about their platform tech and how to work together to create even better tech based in these platforms – but of course, for most of the population, the most exciting thing is the Keynote speech.

 

Cue fancy music!

 

Every year, Tim Cook and his posse of cool beans execs go on stage with exciting and (for the most part) mysterious new products and amazingly well produced videos showcasing them. This year, we’re looking at the reveal of the mucho, mucho anticipated iPhone 8.

 

Well, maybe.

 

As always, Apple doesn’t create and tell until it’s ready to do the telling. But we’re going to go with maybe the iPhone 8? Apple has’t revealed an iPhone at WWDC since 2010, so there’s that to take into consideration. The iPhone 8 is the 10th anniversary update of the iPhone, and people are pretty excited about it.  Rumors are swirling around wireless charging, 3D face recognition instead of touch ID, no more home button, an edge to edge OLED screen, and a fantastic new line of sight teleportation feature.

 

That last one might be us being optimistic…

 

We should definitely see the reveal of the latest versions of Apple’s software platforms, which this year is likely to include iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4.

 

Tickets will be offered by random selection for $1,599. Ticket lottery registration opens Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Those that plan on registering must be a member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of February 16 at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

 

The conference will be live-streamed through the Apple Developer website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

 

Your smartphone choice might be affecting your success in the dating world

Do you judge people on their smartphone choice? Is it a factor for you when choosing a mate – either for the night or for forever – ever?

 

Because apparently, this is a thing.

 

A survey released by dating site Match.com has revealed the following fairly enlightening statistics on millennial dating:

 

14% of singles who are looking to mingle don’t like mingling with people who have a cracked screen.

 

Android users are 15 x more likely to judge you negatively for using an iPhone.

 

iPhone users are 21 x more likely to judge you negatively for having an Android

 

Women are 92% more likely to judge you negatively for not having an up-to-date phone.

 

Did we mention we buy old and cracked iPhones?

 

So, you know, we’re basically here just for you guys to have better success with the opposite sex. … Not that you need it, obviously, but if you do… might be time for an upgrade?

 

See how much we’ll buy your iPhone for here. 

 

New Apple AirPod Ads

Apple has just shared a bunch of new ads featuring AirPods on its YouTube channel. All three ads feature the song “Down” from Marian Hill. They are the first set of ads for the AirPods, although all of them also make sure to include mentions of iPhone 7.

 

Watch them….. NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make you wanna get AirPods yet?

AT&T no longer supports Original iPhone.

Are you… Are you still using an original iPhone?

 

Nah, man, we’re not judging, we’re impressed. That ish is 10 years old dude!

 

But… we have some bad news. AT&T has announced that its 2G wireless network was officially shut down on January 1, 2017, following four years of planning for its discontinuation. Apple made the device obsolete in 2013.

 

This means that your original first generation iPhone will no longer get cellular service from AT&T. Which means… it’s over, dude.

 

You can still use it on Wi-Fi though! House phone! Wait… didn’t we used to have something like that? A House phone?

 

 

You won’t hear the Note7 ban pre-board notification anymore

Last week the Federal Aviation Administration made a statement which said it was dropping the requirement of U.S. flight attendants to make a pre-boarding notification that the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is prohibited.

 

This is apparently because public awareness that the banned Note7 was a fire risk was deemed to have reached a sufficient level. So, like, everyone’s sitting there going, DUH LADY/DUDE, WE KNOW.

 

And no-one needs that in their lives.

 

Samsung has since released a statement claiming that over 96 percent of Note 7 devices have been returned so far. U.S. carriers have sent out an end-of-life software update to handsets that remain in circulation, rendering the devices unable to charge.

 

Samsung will be releasing the details of its investigation into what caused some handsets to explode or catch fire while charging around the end of the month.

 

Is Apple bringing an AR product into the game?

There are some big rumors floating around the techisphere that Apple has partnered with German lens specialist Carl Zeiss to create Augmented Reality/mixed reality smart glasses.

 

It would make for some lovely symmetry if, when the world is expecting a great iPhone 8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking iPhone, they instead produced another groundbreaking product… and a great iPhone 8.

 

The rumor has come about because of a (purposefully?) not-very-tightlipped Zeiss employee at CES, at a Zeiss booth, which had no Augemented Reality products, but was situated in the AR area.

 

So… not super concrete.

 

But it sounds good, right? Augmented reality, in case you’re wondering, is different from Virtual Reality, because it superimposes digital information and images onto your view of the world, instead of creating a whole new world (good luck getting that song out of your head now, suckers).
Think: Pokemon Go, but less annoying?

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook has talked-momentarily- about his interest in AR before, and that he considers it to be of a higher commercial value than Virtual Reality, and Apple does have some patents out that could relate to this possibility , but we’re just not sure if this might not be reaching a bit.

 

Exciting rumor for this Wednesday Afternoon though.

The iPhone was introduced 10 years ago today

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco.

 

The iPhone was officially released to the public six months later, and well over 1 billion of them have been sold since then.

 

From the Sauce, CEO Tim Cook:

 

“iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live, iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

 

Oooh… ! Them fancy iPhone 8 words! Well, actually, it’d be super weird if he said ” The best is behind us!” Right? The best better be yet to come, Apple! We do love us our iPhones though, so thank you. Ten years of iPhoning for the win!

 

 

The release of the iPhone 8 in the Fall will be the tenth anniversary iPhone and there are rather large expectations that come with it. At least one new model will feature glass casing with a curved OLED display, with (apparently) a nearly bezel-less edge-to-edge design with the Touch ID embedded directly into the display. Wireless charging, facial or iris recognition, and a vertical dual-lens camera capable of 3D photography effects are also rumored.

Cinema Mode in iOS 10.3

According to reports, Apple will shortly release iOS 10.3 on iPads and iPhones around the globe. Features of the update are supposed to include ‘Cinema Mode’ or possibly ‘Theater mode’ which will appear on the control center.

 

It’l be shaped like popcorn and will allow users to put their phone into a dimmed mode, whilst also muting sound and preventing notifications.

 

Let’s hope there’s a little more to this update, huh?

 

Can’t save all the good bits for the iPhone 8, Apple. We have a whole year of iPhoning before that guy comes along (with his wacky flip-body and rad teleportation features).

 

You read that right. Predictions 101, yo.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Hart + Nike + Apple = TeeHee?

Kevin Hart is: “The Man Who Kept Running.”

 

Literally, as the star of a set of new crossover ads between Apple and Nike, Kevin loves his Nike+ Apple Watch that he just can’t quit running.

 

There’s 7 ads in all, which can be viewed on Nike’s YouTube Channel here. 

 

The Apple Watch Nike+ is a Nike-branded (duh) version of the Apple Watch Series 2 with an aluminum casing and a special perforated band. It includes exclusive Nike watch faces and it works with the Nike+ Run Club app, designed to motivate users to run each day.

 

Watch the 1st three ads here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Did they convince you to get one yet?