“Anybody here from New York? Any of you use AT&T? Any of you that use them, you happy? Of course not, the network’s crap.” Pretty bold words from a CEO of a major company? For a while ATT and T-Mobile have been trading jabs about network quality. I have been testing the T-Mobile network on my Galaxy Nexus for the past few months in the Long Beach area of California, and, so far, it has worked better than the ATT HSPAA+ network. I also have not had a dropped call, which happens pretty frequently with my ATT service. It looks like the iPhone 5 that will be released in April on the T-Mobile network will support the specific LTE and HSPA+ frequencies for the T-Mobile network. For Android folks, it looks like they will also be selling the highly regarded HTC One also. Both can be had for $99 down and then $20/month. I’m not sure if they phones come unlocked, but that would be nice if they were.
I haven’t checked the internet most of the day, but I was helping someone reset their AppleID so they could set up a new iPad for them. When I went to the I forgot webpage, it said is “Currently Unavailable” A quick check of Daring Fireball revealed the news; you can reset someone’s password knowing their email address and birthdate. That’s a pretty big security hole. Apparently, this stuff isn’t easy.
I had wondered why the Russians were interested in the bank crisis in Cypress. Over at the NY Times, Paul Krugman explains what happened and why something needs to be done about overseas tax havens. via @davewiner
Just received a notice from Alfred that a new minor version has appeared. So if you just updated to Alfred 2, time to check for updates!