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  • My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years

    My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years

    January 19, 2011. It's a day I'll always remember. It's the day I finally got to destroy a Horcrux that had been bringing misery into my life: AT&T. That's the day I finally cancelled my AT&T service after years of dropped calls, non-existant service, gross over-charges, and all around frustration. I even did it before I knew for sure that Verizon was getting the iPhone. I had had… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Twitter’s New Activities

    Gillmor Gang 8.13.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — waxed and waned about the latest in social media buildout. Most notable was Twitter's new Activities and @mention views, which rolled up not only your @mentions but follow and favoriting signals in a realtime notification stream. Activity view did the same thing for those you follow, with an aggregate stream of… Read More

  • Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    At this point, it's already clear that the iPhone has become the camera many people use on a daily basis. The iPhone 4 is now by far the most popular camera on Flickr (and that's true even though it's being undercounted — likely drastically). And apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic, and Camera+ are exploding in usage, despite being iPhone-only. But some upcoming changes in iOS 5 point to an even… Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 4 Update Now Available, First To Be Released Over-The-Air

    Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 4 Update Now Available, First To Be Released Over-The-Air

    It's been just 11 days since Apple released Beta 3 of iOS 5 to developers, but a new Beta is already up in the air — literally. iOS 5 Beta 4 has just gone live, and it appears to be the first update to support installation via iOS 5's new over-the-air update system. We can't actually get the update to work over the air right now, but the patch notes specifically define it as an option: Read More

  • IPhone Vs. Android Sales, IOS 5 and Facebook Project Spartan

    OMG/JK: The iPhone Empire Strikes Back?

    This week's episode of OMG/JK is a long one — the longest yet, in fact, at 30 minutes. Jason and I apologize for going on and on but we had a lot to talk about. It's been roughly three weeks since we last recorded an episode and a ton of stuff has happened. And while we don't even come close to getting through all of it, we do go pretty in-depth on some of the major things: iPhone vs. Android… Read More

  • At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram Through A Rose-Colored Filter

    At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram Through A Rose-Colored Filter

    When we first previewed Instagram nine months ago, most of the initial comments predicted it would be dead on arrival. To say those people were wrong is a vast understatement. And Instagram now has five million ways to prove it. Yes, Instagram now has five million users. That's 625,000 users for every month they've been in existence — with the growth accelerating. Just this past weekend they… Read More

  • The Little Red Dot.

    The Little Red Dot.

    I see it right there, staring me in the face. It’s like a laser beam burning a hole in my retinas. I can’t help but click. That damn iOS notification red dot gets me every time. And things are about to get much worse. I’ve been addicted to Push Notifications since their inception with iOS 3 — and that’s in spite of the fact that they’ve more or less sucked for all but a handful of… Read More

  • Game, Set, iMatch

    Game, Set, iMatch

    Usually Apple launches are all about new product, and the WWDC keynote by Steve Jobs and crew was no exception. IOS 5, OS/X Lion, and iCloud were the tech version of a triple play, mainlining the iPad into the Mac and virtualizing the two product lines via the Cloud. What this means for Apple's competitors is being debated right now, particularly in Redmond and the GooglePlex. But The Company… Read More

  • Apple Just Handed Twitter The Keys To The iOS Kingdom — Here's Twitter's Take

    Apple Just Handed Twitter The Keys To The iOS Kingdom — Here's Twitter's Take

    When we first broke the news that iOS 5 would come with Twitter integration, I wasn't thinking big enough. Based on the fairly vague (but credible) information I had, I figured it was mainly based around the Twitter Photos product which Twitter was rushing to get out in time. Turns out it goes much, much deeper. Apple has essentially baked a "Twitter Connect" into iOS 5. It's something that allRead More

  • Gillmor Gang on iCloudy

    Gillmor Gang 6.7.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — were rendered iCloudy in the aftermath of Steve Jobs' WWDC announcements. Even stalwart Google fanboys Taschek and Marks found it difficult to withstand the halo surrounding Apple's aggressive move to the Cloud and iOS as the dominant platform moving forward. Betaworks' John Borthwick applauded the… Read More