AT&T TARNISHES iPHONE

Apple had to know that signing a deal with AT&T would lead to disgruntled customers. By definition, any customer of AT&T is an unhappy customer, right?It started when the first AT&T bills were delivered to iPhone users. AT&T chose to itemize each...

GOOGLE AND WIRELESS BROADBAND

In 2009, new frequencies will become available in the US for handling voice and data. The frequencies are currently being used for analog television, but the FCC decided years ago that analog television would no longer be supported after 2009; the frequencies are...

VERIZON BROADBAND FOR THE HOME

Broadband coverage is stalled. If you don’t have access already to DSL service or cable Internet service, there’s no reason to think it will be available tomorrow, or next year, or ever. Paul Krugman recently summarized the statistics – broadband...

USING SKYPE

Skype is well-known free software for making phone calls from your computer. Most people use it to make calls to other Skype users – always free, anywhere in the world. Calls are made from your computer and travel over the Internet; sound quality is surprisingly...

NOISE CANCELING HEADPHONES

I had my first experience with noise canceling headphones on airplanes and was impressed by how effectively they cut down the effects of jet lag and made the flights more pleasant.This isn’t news – the technology has been around for years – and...

GOOGLE MAPS MOBILE & PICASA MOBILE

If you have a Windows Mobile device (a Motorola Q or Treo 700W, for example), go to http://www.google.com/gmm on the mobile web browser and install “Google Maps Mobile.” It’s a special version of Google Maps optimized for a mobile phone, including...