Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Facebook Poke App

Facebook Poke App

Facebook released a new app for the Apple iOS app store and we can only assume will eventually come to the Android Market (now known as Google Play).  This new app is called ‘Poke’ and is basically the rebirth of Facebook’s old poke system, which was minimalistic communication and essentially the digital equivalent of a head nod. Poke’s are almost never used as over the years Facebook’s new features have greatly depreciated its use.

The new Poke app, released Friday afternoon, is a rebirth of the old concept with some kinda cool new features. We tried it out and heres what we learned. The simple free app, called Facebook Poke, allows you to send fleeting messages, pokes, photos and 10-second videos to Facebook friends. The messages expire after a set period of time, from 1 to 10 seconds, and cannot be retrieved by either party again.

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I recently recovered this post from our old site, since this post was written I have collected more interesting data.

AT&T - Death Star Communications

AT&T – Death Star Communications

AT&T’s LTE speeds are impressive. My experience ranged from 20MBps down to almost 80MBps down over their LTE, for upload bandwidth from 9MBps up to over 50MBps up. By contrast with Comcast’s biggest baddest home cable connection I average 18MBps down and 2MBps up. AT&T’s data speeds are constant its not a short burst at those speeds its sustained for the entire connection.

This data has also been compared with Verizon and Sprint. Verizon’s LTE network has averaged around 25MBps down and 5MBps up comparatively Sprint’s WiMax network delivered 14MBps down and 2MBps up. AT&T also wins out for the ability to run voice, data and text simultaneously. So while AT&T might not have the greatest customer service they do have a far superior network, and for those of us that don’t talk to customer service and do rely heavily on speedy and reliable data. AT&T is the choice.
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iPhone 5 Black

iPhone 5 Black

As many of you know Apple released the iPhone 5 in late October of 2012. What is truly astonishing about this is the shear volume of sales that the device has done. In its first weekend it sold more than 5 million units alone. In a recent bit of research conducted by several independent groups some amazing and interesting facts have come to light. One of the most noticeable being that the iPhone 5 sales alone have single-handedly moved the entire $15 trillion U.S. economy by half a percent. That statistic doesn’t count the sale of older generation iPhones or any of Apple’s other hardware such as the MacBook, iPad, or iMac. Apple has over the last year taken the stock market by storm, and set record after record.
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