After more than a decade as a customer of the company now known as AT&T, I finally switched everything to Verizon this month. Although I had given up on AT&T long ago, I waited for the iPhone 5 to come out before buying new equipment. Now that I have moved over, I have no regrets. The process was amazingly smooth, and, at least where I live, the Verizon network is two … [Read more...] about Switching from AT&T to Verizon for the iPhone 5
The mobile phone network landscape is incredible confusing. I pulled together the following overview to help myself make sense of it, and I thought it might benefit my readers, too. Overview: 2G, 3G, 4G, and more-G! Today's worldwide mobile phone network consists of many different technologies operating at many different frequencies. Setting aside the frequency issue … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Global Mobile Phone Networks
IBM has really stepped up their game this year, and they will highlight all this at their upcoming storage technology conference, Edge2012. I'm really looking forward to seeing what IBM Edge is all about, and I'll be attending and speaking at the event in June. Introducing IBM Edge2012 IBM Edge2012 is divided into 3 tracks: TechnicalEdge is targeted at IT professionals; … [Read more...] about IBM Edge2012 – Orlando
Americans have terrible mobile broadband network infrastructure, yet our service providers make it sound awesome. Now that 2 of our 4 national wireless providers now offer 4G service, one might conclude that the United States is awash in mobile broadband. But neither of these supposed 4G offerings is anywhere near fast enough to meet the ITU standards for 4G, and even our 3G … [Read more...] about 4G: Is It Really A Standard If No One Cares?
Ever see that screen? You want to download a podcast from the iTunes Store on the iPhone, but you can't. It's over 20 MB, so it's off limits. Surprise! There is a way to stream any podcast of any size to the iPhone, even over EDGE, with no hacking required! Although Apple and the wireless providers limit downloading to 20 MB, they allow streaming files of any size. This … [Read more...] about How To Stream Any Size Podcast to an iPhone, Even Over 3G or EDGE!