Verizon Responds to AT&T “The Truth Hurts”

The latest filling was by Verizon on behalf of AT&T’s, which is basically summarized as “False and Misleading”.  because they confuse customers into believing that AT&T Coverage is blank in most areas of the network. Verizon final conclusion filled Monday in Atlanta court basically tells AT&T to suck it up.

In the final analysis, AT&T seeks emergency relief because Verizon’s side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparison of its own 3G coverage with AT&T’s confirms what the marketplace has been saying for months: AT&T failed to invest adequately in the necessary infrastructure to expand its 3G coverage to support its growth in smartphone business and the usefulness of its service to smartphone users has suffered accordingly. AT&T may not like the message that the ads send, but this Court should reject its efforts to silence the messenger.

AT&T also as mention before released an issued response directly to its customers, saying the ads “so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T’s wireless data coverage” AT&T then went on a highlight the speed of its network and the total coverage of its 3G and EDGE Networks.

The thing that I don’t understand is why AT&T is doing this, I mean its a commercial of course ads, and going to try and prove there service/product is better than the latter, and a mere 30 seconds. What AT&T has to do is drop lawsuits and not calls. 3G is great in most areas, I usually never get EDGE, and I think AT&T and there customers know that. What Verizon should have focused on in the ads was not there data coverage, but there main weakness, Calls. Drop Calls. I can’t tell how many dropped calls I have had through AT&T’s network.

Fix your mistakes, or your users will make a mistake not switching sooner.

AT&T’s and Verizon ‘s Fiasco

These past couple of weeks have been really berserk over the whole AT&T and Verizon. AT&T has argued, that Verizon’s advertisements are misleading, showing users maps of AT&T network coverage with blank areas that represent no signal at all. Verizon then shows its own map with a higher amount coverage, while AT&T portrayed much smaller.

AT&T Response to “Island of Misfit Toys”  ad. AT&T told court this “the image of the sad and wilting iPhone on an island of misfit toys falsely communicates that the iPhone is a broken device because it cannot browse the Web or download applications when outside of AT&T’s depicted coverage area.”

AT&T then tells its customers through an online letter in response to the Verizon “misleading” advertisements.

To Our Customers:

As the U.S. market leader in wireless data service, we typically don’t respond to competitors’ advertising. However, some recent ads from Verizon are so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T’s wireless data coverage.

The key facts are:

AT&T’s wireless data coverage reaches 303 million people – or 97% of the U.S. population, where they live and work. Our data coverage consists of 3 different types of technology:

3G. 233 million people or 75% of the population are covered by AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest.

EDGE. 301 million people or more than 96% of the population are covered by EDGE.

With both 3G and EDGE coverage, customers can access the Internet, send e-mail, surf the Web, stream music, download videos, send photos, text, talk and more. The only difference – with some data applications, 3G is faster than EDGE

GPRS. Covers 303 million people, allowing you to talk, text, e-mail and access basic websites optimized for wireless.

AT&T is the #1 network for smartphones, with twice the number of smartphone customers than Verizon, our closest competitor. Some of the reasons include:

Most popular smartphones. Unlike Verizon, AT&T offers the most popular smartphones in the industry.

More wireless apps. Unlike Verizon, AT&T customers have access to more than 100,000 applications, more than with any other wireless company.

Talk and E-mail at the same time. Unlike Verizon, AT&T’s 3G network lets wireless customers simultaneously talk and surf the web or do e-mail.

Fastest 3G in the nation. Unlike Verizon, AT&T has the nation’s fastest 3G network.

Thank you for allowing us to set the record straight. We appreciate your business and will continue to work hard to deliver the best wireless data experience in the industry.

Your AT&T Team

Apple introducing a couple new things tomorrow?

Another rumor going around. Apple is apparently going to release a skew of new hardware, new Macbook design refresh, Redesigned iMacs, Updated Minis, including Snow Leopard Server, Multi-Touch(magical mouse). Heck even a very hard to believe but might possibly be true, a Multi-Touch desktop trackpad that Apple is set to release tomorrow morning. Keeps your eyes open, stay  close to your Macs and iPhones, and check back soon.

Can’t tell you what, obviously. But there’s something brewing. Gruber doesn’t know about it, but the people we care about are being briefed in advance. Stay close to your Mac or iPhone, and have your credit card ready.

via [Fake Steve Jobs]

Dan Lyons Apparently Thinks Yours Truly Hasn’t Heard About the Redesigned Plastic MacBooks, Redesigned (‘Impressive’) iMacs, Updated Minis (Including One That Ships With Mac OS X Server), the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse, and, as the Wildcard I’m-Not-Sure-I-Really-Believe-It-Myself Out-There Rumor, Maybe Even Some Sort of Mentioned-Nowhere-Else-But-in-This-Very-Headline Multi-Touch Trackpad Gadget for Desktop Macs That Apple Is Set to Release Tomorrow Morning

via [Daring Fireball]

Apple’s departure prompts questions of chamber representation

Following the departure of Apple and other high-profile companies from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, some have begun to question whether the organization represents the interests of its members.

Traditionally aligned with the Republican Party, the chamber must now wield influence over a Democratic Washington, and its stance on climate change had led a handful of companies to resign from its ranks. In the wake of recent comments about global warming, some officials have questioned whether the chamber has “the pulse of their membership,” according to BusinessWeek.

Much of the issue lies with President Thomas Donohue, whose “bulldog style” has rubbed some the wrong way. Donohue personally became involved when Apple abandoned the chamber earlier this month, writing a letter to the company accusing it of forfeiting the chance to “advance a 21st century approach to climate change.”

“There aren’t many who would willingly take on Apple icon Steve Jobs — and lecture him on technology,” the report said. “But Thomas J. Donohue, the combative head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, isn’t one to step away from a fight.”

As some in Washington see the chamber as less of an influence, the White House has relied more on the Business Roundtable, a consortium of over 160 CEOs on which it relies for feedback and input on issues. The group aims to be non-partisan, and has not taken a stance on a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions.

But Donohue argued that the roundtable does not provide an opportunity for CEOs to be frank. Instead, they must be polite in order to be a part of the group. That’s why, Donohue said, he’s needed to play the “bad cop” and protect business interests.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu praised Apple for its departure from the chamber, calling the move “wonderful.” Greenpeace, too, noted Apple’s decision to leave the group.

Preceding Apple in departure were Pacific Gas & Electric, PNM Resources and Exelon. Nike also withdrew from the chamber’s board, but retained its membership.

The Mac maker has recently pushed to highlight its environmentally friendly approach, and began reporting carbon emissions of its hardware for the first time. Apple has said that its products themselves produce a great deal more emissions than its operations or manufacturing.

[Apple Insider]

Skate 3 in testing!

Readers have just send a new leak or hint that provides information that Skate 3 is wanting test, EA Canada has a focus group signup to test out the game, to following people. I wonder what are new in stores for this game. It will focus on testing of Skate 3 and Everyone is able to come, and it will be next thursday. Check out the picture, showing proof Skate 3 is in the works of being tested.

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Tekno Reminder: MMS on iPhone coming Friday, or simply do it today

Many of you already know MMS is coming to the iPhone this Friday, Regardless, we are almost done with the wait people. AT&T is finally putting a go on MMS.

Sure, this day marked in your calendars but would any of you like to take bets on whether or not the network will buckle when you have every single iPhone owner sending picture after picture all day long? Don’t be too upset when the person you are sending the image to tells you they have not gotten it yet. That’s more than likely to happen unless AT&T really used this extra time wisely and beefed up their network like they claimed in preparation for the flood gates they are about to open…

Still, according to some of our readers, it seems as if AT&T is currently sending out text messages reminding you of this day that so many of you cherish.

“Picture &video message(MMS) will be available for iphone on 9/25. While we prepare your account for MMS capability, the current ” view my message” experience will be turned off but your ability to send and receive text messages will not be affected.”

How many of you have received this message?

Via[TIPB]

1. First, you need to download the updated AT&T carrier file… The AT&T 5.1 carrier file can be downloaded here.

2. Then, you’ll need to tweak iTunes slightly so that it will let you update the carrier file manually. Here is how you do that:

For Mac – Open up Terminal, and at the prompt type defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE and hit Enter.

For Windows (32-bit) – Go to Start > Run and type in command, then hit Enter. Then, at the prompt, type “C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1 and hit Enter.

For Windows (64-bit) – Go to Start > Run and type in command, then hit Enter. Then, at the prompt, type “C:\Program Files(x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1 and hit Enter.

3. Then, plug your iPhone into your computer and fire up iTunes. Once it’s all loaded, go to your iPhone in iTunes and hold down SHIFT (or OPTION on the Mac) while clicking on the Update button in the main iPhone panel (not the sidebar). This brings up a dialog box that allows you to choose a file for updating. Go to where you saved the AT&T carrier .ipcc file and open it up. You will need to choose the .ipcc file type from the files of type drop-down menu in the dialog box in order to find it. This takes just a moment to update.

4. REBOOT YOUR IPHONE!

via [Geek]


Xbox 360 802.11n Wireless Adapter Confirmed

Microsoft Confirms 802.11n adapter for Xbox 360

There rumors running around, that Microsoft is working on a new Wireless Network adapter, and now finally the company has confirmed it. They have released an official statement to Team Xbox.

We can confirm that Xbox 360 will offer a Wireless N Networking Adapter that will enable Xbox 360 owners to seamlessly connect with their home network with the highest wireless ‘N’ technology,” the statement reads. “The Wireless N Networking Adapter will provide another choice to consumers and creates an easy way for Xbox 360 owners to fully enjoy the added benefits of Xbox Live. We look forward to sharing more details on this product soon. Stay tuned.

No further details have been announced by Microsoft, we still don’t know when this device will be released, or for how much. From the looks, it looks like this device will be selling along side with the current $100 Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter. Price drop anyone?

Play MKV Files in Quicktime X

“After Snow Leopard is now officially released I was eager to see how the various changes work out in day to day use. One thing I noticed right after installing Snow Leopard was, that Quicktime X is not able to play MKV files, even if you got Perian installed.

On the Perian User Group I have found a very nice Tip how to enable Quicktime X to play MKV files again. To do so you need to download NicePlayer, mount the Image and open it once. Now you can close and delete NicePlayer and open MKV files with Quicktime X again.

My assumption why it is possible to play MKV files again with Quicktime X after launching NicePlayer once is, that NicePlayer adds the MKV Container as videofile to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist. But since I don’t have the original file anymore I can not verify this thesis.

Anyway have fun playing MKV files with Quicktime again.”

Via [Benjamin Börngen-Schmidt]

How To: Snow Leopard on PC AMD

How To: Snow Leopard on AMD

1. First thing first follow the MPGK Guide Here and Download the latest Package Here

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

Downloads Section

2. Put the Kernel that is located in /Snow Files/AMD in the Root of your Snow Drive

3. Add this to Com.apple.boot.plist

<key>Kernel</key>

<string>mach_kernel.test7</string>

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string></string>

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>5</string>

4. Replace the Boot File, You can by opening ShowAllFiles in the DMG Utilities and Click Show

5. Once Files are shown go to the root of your Snow Drive and delete the existing Boot file and drag the new one in.

6. Once in Snow Leopard, Open Utilities and Open Marvin’s AMD Utilities

and run a CPUID Patch on this:

System/Library/QuickTime/

and

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/


and

/System/Library/PreferencePanes/Spotlight.prefPane


7. You Should now be running Snow on an AMD Machine

Snow Leopard USB Boot Method

How To: USB Boot Method

Download the latest Package from Here

How To: Install on AMD

How To: Boot From Snow Leopard Disc

How To: Boot from USB Drive

How To: MPGK Install

Downloads Section

1. Connect your USB Drive

2. Open Up Disk Utility

3. On the Left Side you Should see your USB Drive

4. Then Format and Partition the Drive to 1 Partition. Format at as Mac OS X Extended (Journal)

5. Name The Partition “USB”

6. Now Right Click on the New Drive in Disk Utility and get info, Look for the Unique Universal Identifier and Copy it to like Text Edit

7. Now Install Recommened Bootloader in the DMG to “USB” / Choose Customize and Deselect everything except themes

8. When the boot loader is finished installing

9. Replace boot file in “USB” By Opening “Show All Files” In the Utilities Folder in the DMG

10. Replace the Boot File, with the one in the DMG /Snow Files/USB Method

11. Now Right Click on the “USB” and Click Restore.

12. Drag your Snow Leopard DVD or Image to the Source Field

13. Drag your “USB” Drive to the Destination Field

14. Once the Restore Process is Complete add your DSDT.aml from the DSDT folder

15. Drag the SMBIOS.plist to the desktop and edit the field “SMUUID” and paste your Unique Universal Identifier in that field.

16. Move SMBIOS.plist to the “USB” drive in the /Extra folder

17. Copy the 32 bit com.apple.boot.plist to /Extra in USB drive as well. Edit the Graphics Mode Option with your Resolution

18. Go back into the DMG and go to /Snow Files/USB Method/Drivers and Select all the drivers and drag them to the USB Drive in /Extra/Extensions

19. If Chameleon is removed after Snow Leopard Restore, Follow steps 7-10 and 15-18

20. Your USB Is now bootable