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Verizon FiOS customer posts video that proves they throttle Netflix

imageIt’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience.

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ACLU first to file lawsuit against U.S. Govt for NSA PRISM spying program

imageWell, that escalated quickly! Thanks to the ACLU, the U.S. Government will have their day in court over the recent NSA spy program leaks. In a statement from the ACLU, they say: the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the [NSA PRISM] program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy.

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SNL mocks Verizon smart phone sales (video)

Last night on Saturday Night Live, they had a skit on Verizon smart phones and all the difficult to understand jargon that is used when talking about them. Such as Verizon 3G, 4G LTE, download speeds plus additional fluffer Verizon always throw in. Knowing the technical side of smart phones can almost always be confusing. Then factor in all the different phone brands and each different model for each phone. I think SNL nailed this skit perfectly and summed up everyone’s feeling about it.

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iPhone 5 coming in October with new design and on the Sprint network

There will be lots of big changes coming to the iPhone world in just a matter of weeks. It’s been confirmed that a new version of the iPhone will be coming out in October. Some argue it will be the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S or maybe two new iPhones, just in time for the holidays of course.

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Verizon Wireless traffic up 30% from iPhone announcement

Yesterday was the big announcement from Verizon that the Apple iPhone will be carried on their Verizon Wireless network. The lead up to yesterday’s announcement got a lot of media play over the past several weeks. If you check the last 7 days on the Verizon Wireless website you will see that site traffic had a big spike on Jan 7 from pre-announcement invitation.

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The Verizon iPhone is finally here!

Today at a special press conference held by Verizon, they announced that the iPhone has finally made it’s way to the Verizon Wireless network. Everyone rejoice! Take your AT&T contracts and burn them! No more dropped calls.

A more reliable and better mobile network which also adds much fuel to the competition for AT&T. This is also great for the mobile business as it will help lower costs on AT&T’s side if you decide to stay with them.

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New iPhone parts leaked (photos)

New parts for the iPhone were leaked to YouTube earlier by Global Direct Parts (as they intentionally show in their backdrop). Unfortunately, the video was removed from YouTube by Apple.  However, we were able to find a copy of the video (which since has been pulled too) and snag some of the pics that were shown.

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