Archives for September 2012

What is the Best Cellular Network for the iPhone?

Recently, I went on a trip with some friends about two hours north of our city. While driving, we were discussing which network was the best for the iPhone. Of course, I argued for AT&T while others stuck to their Verizon and Sprint networks. My argument is always that AT&T has a really fast connection although I know sometimes there are coverage issues in rural areas. In my city, AT&T was a little slow to get 3G and now I’m waiting for LTE to come to the area. Still, the speeds I get on my iPhone are typically faster than others in my area who are on Verizon and Sprint. Today, as we drove out of the big city, I continued to have high speeds while others dropped quickly. I’ll admit, we were on a highly traveled interstate. The only time I had bad signal was once we got to our destination and was in the basement of the building. At that point, I had no signal. Others, on Verizon, had signal. Of course, there was Wi-Fi available so it didn’t really bother me. Almost everything I need to get on my phone can be done on Wi-Fi. This includes iMessage, email and all notifications. The only thing I would need is text messaging, phone calls and voice mail. Every once in a while, at the back of the building, I’d get a connection and would get my text messages. This location and only one other that I travel to maybe twice a year have this issue. Otherwise, I have this high-speed 3G connection. [Read more…]

iOS 6 Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The new iOS 6 firmware for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been released. You can learn about the new features here:

First thing I would suggest is backing up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Either back it up in iTunes or use iCloud. I use iCloud so here’s what to do: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > and scroll to the bottom. It should show the last backup and a button to “Back Up Now”. If it can’t be tapped, you need to be on Wifi. If it’s plugged in and on Wifi then it will do it automatically periodically. Here are the devices that can be updated to iOS 6. [Read more…]

iOS 6 GM Changes

For those of you that have been on iOS 6 Betas and getting over the air updates automatically through you Settings app, you will need to manually install iOS 6 GM (Golden Master). You can see my instructions here. Some of the new features that came with the Golden Master were not revealed or available before. Here’s what we and others on the web have found. Let us know in the comments if you notice others. [Read more…]

Apple’s New EarPods Video

Apple has published another video to YouTube on their new EarPods. This was a product that really needed an update. I’m excited to hear how they sound and if they fit into my ears. Apple says they “tested 124 different prototypes of the EarPods on over 600 people.” If they don’t fit now, what else can they do? [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Video

Apple has posted their video for the iPhone 5 on YouTube so now we can share it here! This video shows many of the new features and runs about 7 minutes. It features interviews from Jony Ive (Senior Vice President Design), Bob Mansfield (Senior Vice President) and Scott Forstall (Senior Vice President iPhone Software). It also shows some inside looks at the manufacturing processes and shows the new iOS 6 features. [Read more…]

Get iOS 6 on Your Device Right Now!

If you want to get iOS 6 on your device right now without waiting you can get it from a bit torrent. It’s really not too hard. I’ll guide you through the steps. This will put the same exact software Apple is releasing to the public. [Read more…]

Watch iPhone 5 Keynote Video

The recent keynote video for the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch and the new iPod nano is available for viewing at The video is just about two hours long and also includes previews of iOS 6. [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Live Blog

Apple has announced the new iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPod nano, EarPods, iTunes and a few more details about iOS 6. Check it out! [Read more…]