FreedomPop Launches Beta Broadband Service
FreedomPop today began offering mobile broadband services under the "beta" label. The company resells access to Clearwire's WiMax network, though it will eventually switch to Sprint's LTE 4G network. FreedomPop is offering 500MB of mobile broadband for free each month, with additional gigabytes costing $10 each. The company isn't selling phones; rather, it is offering a mobile hotspot and a laptop dongle to start, with WiMax sleeves for the iPhone and iPod Touch to follow later. The hotspot and laptop dongle are "free," though they require refundable deposits of $89 and $49, respectively. FreedomPop is also offering rewards for certain customer behaviors. For example, customers who sit through ad can earn an extra data each month, and customers who refer friends or family can also be rewarded with additional buckets of data. FreedomPop is offering data speeds ranging from 4 to 6Mbps down and 1 to 2Mbps up.
CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
Apple recently published updates to its core productivity applications for the iPhone and iPad. Pages, Apple's word processor, has a significant number of new features.
Verizon iPhone Users Gain Access to Isis via Cashwrap Case
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Incipio Cashwrap case for owners of the iPhone. The Cashwrap case includes an NFC radio and compatibility with the Isis mobile payment service.
Ting Now Supports Apple iPhone 5
Ting, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, is now allowing customers to bring their own iPhone 5 and activate it on Ting. The iPhone 5 must be a Sprint-compatible version.
Apple iPhone 4S
3.5" display 640 x 960 pixels
Apple A5 processor
0 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)