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AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile: Which iPhone carrier to choose based on coverage

AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile: Which iPhone carrier to choose based on coverage

The iPhone 5s and 5c launch in less than 24 hours from now, which means you are likely thinking long and hard about buying your next iPhone. Besides which iPhone model you want to buy, the next most important question you need to ask yourself is which carrier should I choose. Some of you are not going to switch as you have too many friends and family on the same network. Many of you, though, want the coverage that suits your needs and are willing to switch if the fit is right. Read on as we compare each major carrier in the US and discuss their coverage options.

TiVo Launches Roamio DVRs, with up to 6 Tuners, built-in iOS streaming and more

TiVo Launches Roamio DVRs, with up to 6 Tuners, built-in iOS streaming and more

TiVo has just announced the launch of TiVo Roamio DVRs, its new lineup of DVR models.

It includes a feature called out-of-home streaming that will allow subscribers to stream TV and recorded shows to iPhone and iPad.

Android is not better than iOS, it’s just different

Paul Stamatiou has penned an essay titled “Android is better” that’s now widely being circulated across the internets. Who is Paul? According to his bio, he created three start-ups before finally becoming an “Experience Designer” for Twitter. I have zero doubt in my mind that this guy is extremely intelligent based on his prose, but I fundamentally think his statement is wrong.

Apple randomly signing iOS 6.0.x firmware, allowing users to downgrade and re-jailbreak [Update: Signing Window closed]

Apple randomly signing iOS 6.0.x firmware, allowing users to downgrade and re-jailbreak [Update: Signing Window closed]

We’ve some great news if you had accidentally upgraded your iOS device to iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 6.1.4 making it impossible to jailbreak your device due to the lack of a jailbreak.

Check out Camera Slider’s cool bounce effect in iOS 7

Check out Camera Slider’s cool bounce effect in iOS 7

We continue to discover some pretty cool effects in iOS 7.

Currently, when you try tap on the Camera grabber icon on the Lock screen, it bounces up to indicate to the user that you need to swipe up to access the Camera app.

Apple takes a dig at Android with new iOS fragmentation chart

Apple takes a dig at Android with new iOS fragmentation chart

Apple has recently added a chart on its developer website, which is in the same pie chart format used by Google to report Android users in Google Play.

Auto-generated passwords for iPhone’s Wi-Fi Hotspot can be cracked in 50 seconds

Auto-generated passwords for iPhone’s Wi-Fi Hotspot can be cracked in 50 seconds

iPhone’s “Personal Hotspot” lets you share your cellular data connection over Wi-Fi by creating a network that other devices can join. If you want to connect to the Wi-Fi Hotspot, then you may have noticed that you need to enter a password that is auto-generated by iOS. A group of researchers have noticed that these auto-generated passwords are too weak, and can be cracked in less than a minute.

Neat’s new mobile app makes going paperless easier than ever

Neat’s new mobile app makes going paperless easier than ever

I’ve been using the Neat app on iOS for some time, and I’ve found that I generally use it more often than my NeatDesk scanner. The ability to scan my receipts and business cards while at events is far more efficient than holding on to them all in a semi-organized fashion until I get home. The original Neat mobile app, coupled with Neat’s NeatCloud service, has really helped me adopt a paperless lifestyle far better than any other suite of apps.

Apple grows faster than Samsung in April, despite the recently launched Galaxy S4

Apple grows faster than Samsung in April, despite the recently launched Galaxy S4

You’d think that with Samsung launching their brand new flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, that it would eat into Apple’s U.S. market share, right? Well, you’d be wrong. According to the bean counters at comScore, roughly 39.2% of all smartphone owners in the United States owned an iPhone in April. That’s up from 37.8% in January. Admittedly, Samsung also grew, but only from 21.4% to 22.0%. Again, this is with their new phone out on the market and people already talking about the iPone 5S.

pod2g: Apple should release alternate firmware that allows unsigned apps

pod2g: Apple should release alternate firmware that allows unsigned apps

Earlier in the year, famous iOS hacker pod2g, a member of the evad3rs dev team that has brought us jailbreak tools like evasi0n had called for Apple to open up iOS for tweaks and themes.

pod2g believes that the way Apple has released an iOS SDK, which allows developers to develop apps and release them in the App Store, Apple should extend the SDK to allow developers to develop and submit tweaks and themes, which can be approved by Apple.