Archive for October, 2013

The Best Part Of Twitter’s New Design Is That It’s Experimenting In Public

Oct. 31, ‘13: Love or hate Twitter’s new design features — I like the in-line photo and video previews, but the reply/fav/retweet icons under every tweet feel a little too noisy — they say one great thing about Twitter: That it’s not afraid … Continue reading →

The Great Apple Lull

Oct. 28, ‘13: Is excitement around Apple winding down? Or winding up? An infant could not have drawn it better: This is Apple’s last decade in one line. (No, it’s not the snake from The Little Prince eating a genetically modified elephant.) Technically, … Continue reading →

5 New Tools I Love

Oct. 24, ‘13: It’s been a slow gadget year for me. For the first time in ages, I’ll end up spending less than $1,000 on Apple gear in 2013. Probably a retina iPad mini, and that’s it. Everything else still works great. But … Continue reading →

Is T-Mobile’s ‘Free’ International Data Roaming Worth Switching For?

Oct. 11, ‘13: It’s a great headline and a nice bonus. But as always, look at the fine print. Since T-Mobile’s U.S. exit plan was spoiled by the government, new CEO John Legere has promised loudly to anyone who will listen that he … Continue reading →

Data Roaming Report: 3 UK

Oct. 7, ‘13: Carrier: 3, which is the UK’s fourth-largest mobile operator. Price: £20 (~$32) at an airport vending machine for a nano-SIM and 3′s current £15 all-in-one add-on, which includes a month of unlimited data, plus 300 voice minutes and 3000 texts. … Continue reading →

Data Roaming Report: Orange France

Oct. 7, ‘13: Carrier: Orange, which is France’s largest carrier. I originally purchased my SIM card this past February at Orange’s République store in Paris, which was easy enough — the combination of my French and their English got me set up quickly, … Continue reading →