ICE buying 17,000 iPhones

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) replacing 17,000 employee BlackBerry devices for iPhones.

“Google […] provides their operating system as open source to support a wide variety of implementations across many hardware manufacturers. Google’s score is a direct reflection of ICE’s needs in sharp contrast to Google’s strategy. What is a strength for Google, is a risk for ICE.”

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=186e774db8ef58c216dcd06c5479d34f&tab=core&_cview=0

Download: iPhone_LSJ_Redacted.pdf

100 minutes, Unlimited text, Unlimited Data = $30 with T-Mobile

I wish I could keep under 100 minutes…

You can switch over to the $30 plan you’re mentioning even if already have a plan with T-Mobile, and keep your number. Here is what I did (originally I had a $60/mo prepaid plan):

1) Buy a T-Mobile SIM (or “activation kit”) online for $1

2) When the SIM arrives, go online to t-mobile.com and activate it with the $30 100min/unlim/5GB prepaid plan. You’ll get a new T-Mobile number.

3) Call T-Mo customer service and ask them to transfer the phone number you have with your $60/mo plan to your $30/mo plan (you’ll need to give them both numbers and possibly SIM #s). Also ask them to cancel your $60 plan once the transfer is complete.

4) Wait a little… usually no more than 24 hrs, typically it takes much less. You should get a text notification on your $30/mo SIM/phone that your new service is activated, mentioning your old number.

5) You’re done! Enjoy your $30/mo savings 🙂

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/10dy9u/ im_in_london_for_work_and_paying_24_for_300/c6cuvd6

Comes down to making money

“Right now, Google will never admit to this reality. To be honest, I’m not sure most people on the Android team even realize this reality. But at the end of the day, this comes down to making money. Microsoft is currently making more money off of Android than Google is. iOS is providing more mobile revenue when it comes to Google searches. The model is already broken and it runs the risk of cracking wide open unless there’s a product that can keep it together.”

http://parislemon.com/post/32313479175/the-second-coming-of-the-google-phone

2010 Favorites: Webcasts and iPhone Apps

Favorite webcasts of 2010:


Favorite iPhone Apps of 2010:

  • Angry Birds (I can only complete 1/3 of the game before wiping my phone and having to start all over.)
  • Dropbox
  • Google Voice (I can’t believe Apple finally allowed this. This is probably one of the best written iPhone apps of all time.)
  • Instagram (I keep trying to get friends to use this, but they don’t listen.)
  • Kindle
  • Navfree USA (HOLY 2GB OF OFFLINE CONTENT!)
  • Wyse PocketCloud (#1 App!)
  • Zillow (Very interesting when you’re cruising through a neighborhood to see the prices of the houses.)