Apple and AT&T activate LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service by Loon Balloon

 Apple, AT&T, the FCC and Alphabet’s X division have all put into motion efforts to give residents of Puerto Rico more cellular connectivity. Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved,… Read More

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming

 Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord-cutting platforms like Netflix and Amazon, the shows weren’t exactly, say, House of Cards or Transparent. But a number of moves over the past several months find the company positioning itself as a serious… Read More

All the major cases where an LTE-enabled Apple Watch would be great

 Apple is reportedly working on an Apple Watch that won’t have to be tethered to your phone for data, freeing that small fitness tracker on your wrist from the oppressive confines of having to carry around a now-critical piece of technology for operating in your daily life. This will probably have repercussions for the battery life of the watch that you have to charge every evening. We… Read More

How Apple could become a $1 trillion company

 Apple reported its earnings this week, and with a surprisingly positive report the shares spiked again as Apple signaled a potential huge iPhone release. With that jump, Apple’s market cap is now over $800 billion. This year alone, shares of Apple are up almost 35%. If Apple’s promise plays out — or exceeds — what Wall Street hopes for the September quarter, we may soon… Read More

How Apple could become a $1 trillion company

 Apple reported its earnings this week, and with a surprisingly positive report the shares spiked again as Apple signaled a potential huge iPhone release. With that jump, Apple’s market cap is now over $800 billion. This year alone, shares of Apple are up almost 35%. If Apple’s promise plays out — or exceeds — what Wall Street hopes for the September quarter, we may soon… Read More

The next Apple Watch reportedly won’t need an iPhone for data

 The Apple Watch is one slick piece of engineering — but it’s not without its faults. Amongst other things: if you want to leave your phone at home, your smart watch is suddenly a good bit less smart. Without an iPhone nearby, it can’t pull data — be it messages or music — over the cell networks. According to the latest whispers out of the rumor mill, that might… Read More

The next Apple Watch reportedly won’t need an iPhone for data

 The Apple Watch is one slick piece of engineering — but it’s not without its faults. Amongst other things: if you want to leave your phone at home, your smart watch is suddenly a good bit less smart. Without an iPhone nearby, it can’t pull data — be it messages or music — over the cell networks. According to the latest whispers out of the rumor mill, that might… Read More