Tom Capote

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Nov 16

AT&T acknowledges nationwide outage preventing users from making calls

“After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, AT&T has acknolwedged that some cusotmers are facing issues placing wireless calls. Reports of the outage first began earlier this evening and DownDetecor shows over 6,000 complaints from users.” View More

Nov 16

Apple reminds iPhone X owners they’re using an OLED display

“Apple’s bezel-less “X” is the first iPhone with an OLED screen — a technology known for its greater contrast and saturation, but also for its tendency to get burn-in.” View More

Nov 16

iPhone X teardown finds major changes inside the gleaming exterior

“The iPhone 8 may have been filled with the expected kit, but we’ve all been looking forward to finding out what fun Apple’s engineers had putting together the all-new iPhone X — and it doesn’t disappoint.” View More

Nov 12

Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 users can now disable the Bixby button entirely

“When Samsung announced that it would launch its own virtual assistant called Bixby alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, we were skeptical. When we actually got our hands on the phone and tried it for ourselves, we were disappointed.” View More

Nov 07

Microsoft ends its last free Windows 10 promo on December 31st

“Microsoft largely stopped offering free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016. However, there’s been an ongoing exception: if you use accessibility features, you’ve had an extension of that promo. And now, that last deal is coming to an end.” View More

Nov 04

AT&T sees almost 1M fewer upgrades during iPhone 8 launch quarter ahead of iPhone X release

“AT&T recently revealed some of its Q3 data, and the carrier says it saw 900,000 fewer smartphone upgrades compared to the year ago quarter. A recent Bloomberg piece suggests that the AT&T drop in year-over-year smartphone sales could be a sign that the iPhone 8 isn’t doing so hot.” View More

Oct 27

Facebook rolls out new juicy food delivery options in the US

“Facebook today announced it’s rolling out its Order Food option to all users. The site is partnering with food delivery services to allow users to order food directly from a restaurant’s Page. To order food, visit the page of a participating restaurant and hit the “Start Order” button.” View More

Oct 26

Amazon’s success is unparalleled — and ‘Type 2 decisions’ are a major reason why

“In his 2016 shareholder letter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos distinguished between Type 1 and Type 2 decisions. Type 1 decisions are irreversible and should be made with caution. Type 2 decisions are reversible, like “two-way doors,” and should be made quickly.” View More

Oct 24

Why You Might Not Recognize Cybersecurity In A Few Years

“It’s already been an exciting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. More than “an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity,” as the U.S.” View More

Oct 14

T-Mobile eliminates free unlimited LTE perk for Canada and Mexico travelers

“T-Mobile is bringing to an end one of its more generous perks that gave customers traveling to Canada and Mexico free unlimited LTE service. Starting November 12th, T-Mobile is putting a 5GB data cap on LTE usage when traveling outside the US in North America.” View More

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