T-Mobile on Monday said its new coverage map is based on \ »customer usage data points\ » rather than theoretical coverage. I call bullshit. I’ve had T-Mobile service for about two years now. I became a T-Mobile customer after a brief dalliance with Straight Talk Wireless, back in 2013. The company had just brought the IPHONE 5 online — its first IPHONE. At the time, T-Mobile was still managing a transition to 4G LTE coverage from what it had before and things were rough. I went a long time before I saw any data speeds or coverage close to what I was accustomed to as an AT&T customer. Even now, though I’m having problems. Which makes T-Mobile’s new more accurate map questionable, in my eyes. In all fairness to T-Mobile, they’ve improved leaps and bounds in the surrounding area since then. They’ve really improved data speeds and coverage, and plan to continue to do so. When I go up to Boston, about an hour and a half from where I live, I get really good service (at least when I’m outside; go into buildings and things still go pear-shaped quickly). But in my local area, about 60 miles as the crow flies from Boston, there are still lots of areas where I’ll watch my coverage go down to one or two bars, or my IPHONE 6 will tell me I’m now on GPRS or EDGE. So it was with curiosity that I read T-Mobile’s press release on Monday. The company claims it is a \ »more transparent and accurate map showing, for example, where to expect 4G LTE, 4G, 3G or other levels of coverage.\ » Here’s what the map looks like where I live. I live in almost the center of this map. which is almost edge-to-edge magenta: Indicative of 4G LTE coverage. When I zoomed in closer I found plenty of points on the map to show the actual customer data they’re talking about. But that’s not a realistic portrayal of T-Mobile’s coverage in my area at all. The area at the top of the Mac – Sandwich, MA — has a downtown area that’s almost a total dead zone for T-Mobile. I can barely make a phone call in some area, let alone get anything close to 4G LTE data speeds. It’s not unusual to see \ »No Carrier\ » appear on the IPHONE 6. Driving home, I’ll watch my phone jump from three or four bars of LTE — in close proximity to Route 6, what we locally call the \ »Mid-Cape Highway,\ » one of the main thoroughfares tourists use to get to their vacation destinations in my area — down to GPRS in the space of less two miles. Most of the ride from there may indeed be LTE, but it’s only one bar, and pretty close to useless. And that’s another problem I have with this map: It doesn’t tell the whole story. Just because a phone registers LTE doesn’t mean that LTE actually does anything. I understand full well that any customer-facing content a company like T-Mobile is going to put on its own web site is going to be heavily skewed to favor its own marketing message, but this announcement that the map is more accurate rubs me the wrong way. As a tech reporter, I’ve gotten accustomed to getting regular PR and marketing updates from T-Mobile in my in-box. They’re continuing to sink a lot of money into getting the word out about their network, and they’re making a lot of noise. I truly believe that T-Mobile is causing some beneficial disruption in the American wireless market, too — some of their efforts have caused Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to change the way they do business. I hope they keep it up. Just based on my own experience, however I remain skeptical of T-Mobile’s claims about the overall speed and reliability of their network. They have a long way to go before they have anything as robust as their leading competitors’ networks, at least where I use them. Despite all of my ranting about T-Mobile lying, I still remain a customer. I like their position as scrappy upstart; I admire their plain-talking (often profane) CEO John Legere, I like the perks, like using my IPHONE as a hotspot, rollover data (or whatever they call it), no data charge against streaming music services like iTunes Music and more, and I still appreciate the considerably lower monthly bills my family pays for coverage through T-Mobile compared to the competition. But I don’t like being lied to. And this new map lies. T-Mobile, quit lying. It insults us both.

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Demain, c’est le premier Avril et avec lui, ses fameux poissons ! Avant l’heure pour nous mais en phase avec les premiers pays à changer de date, Google vient de dévoiler l’un de ses poissons d’Avril, presque un "easter egg" avant l’heure d’ailleurs. Il se trouve dans l’application Google Maps et propose de transformer certaines rues de lieux emblématiques en véritable Pac-Man urbain : Pour lancer le jeu, il faut tout d’abord trouver un lieu compatible, il y a par exemple Times Square à New-York ou l’Arc de Triomphe à Paris. En mode portrait (uniquement), un petit bouton Pac-Man apparait en bas à droite de l’écran. Un appui dessus et hop, l’appli de cartographie se mue en jeu de monstre glouton dans les rues. Les sons et les pastilles à gober, les fantômes, tout y est ! L’application Google Maps est gratuite ici On ne va pas l’ajouter à notre guide de 10 astuces Google Maps, parce que cela ne va pas durer, mais on aurait bien pu ! La chasse au Pac-Man est ouverte : vous en avez trouvé ou ? Suivez l’actualité iPhon.fr Suivez nous sur Twitter Devenez fan sur Facebook Abonnez vous au fil RSS Vous aimez ? Partagez !

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Task manager The Hit List has hit version 2.2, adding a share extension that lets you create new tasks and reminders from inside other apps. Once you set up the share extension, you can use text and links to create a new task for The Hit List wherever extensions are supported. Along with the addition of the extension, The Hit List 2.2 fixes a number of bugs. Check out the list below for all of the fixes: Changes to an existing task’s title or notes could be accidentally discarded mid-editing Tasks due soon, and without a start date are properly formatted in task lists Some types of change to a task’s repeat rule weren’t syncing to other devices Better organized sections for smart lists (and tags) that are sorted by priority The Hit List 2 landed in December 2014 with task cards, short cuts, and the ability to sync to the Mac app. The Hit List 2.2 requires iOS 8.2 and is available in the App Store now. $14.99 – Download Now

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Our favorite clear cases for iPhone 6

Posted by phil under The IPhone Blog on Mardi mar 31, 2015

If you have an IPHONE 6 and don’t want to cover it up, but also don’t want to sacrifice protection, there’s always an awesome clear case for that. The IPHONE 6 has a gorgeous design and for many folks, it’s not something we want to cover up, particularly if you opted for the gold model. That being said, if it makes you nervous to think about carrying your IPHONE around naked, we understand that too. That’s what a great clear case is for. This way you can rest assured your IPHONE 6 is safe, without adding a bulky or unattractive case you really didn’t want in the first place. However, not all clear cases are created equal. These are currently our favorite transparent cases for IPHONE 6! Case-Mate Naked Tough Case The Naked Tough case by Case-Mate consists of two parts, a bumper and an outer shell. From afar you won’t even notice this case, especially if you opt for the completely clear model. It gives you just enough grip to hold on to but won’t stick to the insides of your pockets or pick up lint. The buttons are also super easy to press, a must with cases like this. There’s a smoke black transparent option too. $16 thru $20 – Buy now Poetic Atmosphere series I have always loved the feel of Poetic Atmosphere cases and their clear case for IPHONE 6 is no exception. This case is slightly more rigid than most silicon clear cases making it more durable. The edges can also be outfitted with an accent color if that’s your thing. For less than $15, it’s by far one of my favorite budget clear cases that still looks and feels super high quality. $10 thru $14 – Buy now Case Ace Crystal Clear If ultra clear and ultra thin is what you want, the Case Ace is one of my favorites. It’s one of the best see through cases since it’s so thin. Buttons are easy to push and for the most part, you’ll forget you have a case on your IPHONE 6. Just remember that thin, light, and ultra clear also means minimal protection. $10 – Buy now Caseology IPHONE 6 Clear Case If you want clear but also want a touch of color, the Caseology Clear Case for IPHONE 6 gives you just that. It functions more of a bumper with a built-in back guard that happens to be clear. You can choose many different colors as trim color, or just opt for clear. The lip around the edges is also raised just slightly in order to protect the screen should you drop your IPHONE face down. $11 – Buy now Spigen Case Capsule Clear Case Spigen makes awesomely laser precise and high quality products. Their Capsule Clear case for IPHONE 6 is no exception. It’s clear, grippy, and looks great. Spigen also treats their clear cases with a coating to prevent against yellowing in the future. If you’ve had that issue, Spigen may be your safest bet. $11 – Buy now Case-Mate Tough Air Case If you want something with a little more texture and grip, the Tough Air Case by Case-Mate is a great choice. It features grids on the back that allow your IPHONE 6 to stay in your hand, and on a table or not so flat surface. There are tons of fun edge colors to choose from too, and of course you can go for straight up clear as well if you prefer. $10 thru $20 – Buy now Your picks? These are our absolute favorites when it comes to keeping our IPHONE 6 protected without complete covering it up. We know there are lots of transparent case options out there to suit all kinds of personalities. If you found something different that you think is totally awesome, be sure to let me know in the comments! */

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Les actus IPHONE, les app gratuites et les bons plans, c’est avec notre application i-nfo.fr gratuite A noter Pratique IPHONE : débusquez les applis qui utilisent votre GPS en tache de fond Poisson d’Avril : un Pac-Man dans les rues de Google Maps IPHONE / IPAD IPAD Pro : un second port de communication bien mystèrieux Joe Mobile, c’est fini Apple rachète désormais les smartphones Android, Blackberry et Windows Phone Dossier apps IPHONE : 20 applis IPHONE Réseaux sociaux, Blogs, Stats, pour gérer sa présence sur Internet Test du casque de réalité virtuelle Homido pour IPHONE Ajouter de la mémoire sans fil à son IPHONE/ IPAD : des solutions à base de disques durs, clés USB et mémoires flash Wifi … (Mise à jour) App découverte App VeryLastRoom : réservation d’hotel avec carte … Plus vous réservez tard, plus le prix baisse, sous vos yeux! 4 étoiles, gratuit ici VeryLastRoom IPHONE est gratuit ici Baisses de prix temporaires applis IPHONE et iPod touch NAVIGON Europe : 99,99 -> 69,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Blek : 1,99 -> 0,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Bioshock : 10,99 -> 2,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Cut the Rope : 2,99 -> 0,99 € Power Dos : 1,99 -> 0,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Civilization Revolution 2 : 14,99 -> 4,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Call of Duty : Strike Team : 6,99 -> 1,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD XCOM : Enemy Within : 12,99 -> 4,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Réussir le Code de la Route PREMIUM  : 4,99 -> 2,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Paper Monsters Recut : 4,99 -> 2,99 € pour IPHONE et IPAD Musique & sons en promo Blur – The Best Of : 10,99 -> 5,99 € Sting – The Last Ship : 9,99 -> 5,99 € Césaria Évora – Mãe Carinhosa : 10,99 -> 5,99 € The Police – The Police: Greatest Hits : 9,99 -> 6,99 € Souad Massi – Raoui : 9,99 -> 5,99 € Livres, livres audio et/ou BD en promo Moi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic : 14,99 € -> 8,99 Promotions films et séries Beetlejuice : 11,99 -> 5,99 € en HD et 9,99 -> 4,99 € en SD Les Simpson – le film : 9,99 -> 6,99 € en HD et 7,99 -> 6,99 € en SD Garfield 2 : 9,99 -> 6,99 € en HD et 7,99 -> 6,99 € en SD Voici les applications et jeux passés en gratuit récemment et pour une durée limitée . Pensez à vérifier la gratuité lors du téléchargement ! Les applications IPHONE et iPod Touch gratuites temporairement : My Data Widget : pour visualiser en un clin d’œil où l’on en est de son forfait data, pour IPHONE et IPAD Countdown : pour compter le temps qu’il reste avant un événement important, pour IPHONE et IPAD SmartScan Express : pour transformer votre machine en scanner de poche Note-IFY : notes, rappels et raccourcis avec synchro Dropbox, pour IPHONE et IPAD aTimeLogger 2 : pour mesurer le temps passé sur toutes les petites choses du quotidien, pour IPHONE et IPAD Run 5K PRO! : pour s’entrainer à courir 5 km en quelques semaines Contacts Pro  : gestion simple du carnet d’adresses, pour IPHONE et IPAD App découverte Stormfall: Rise of Balur : le classique Stormfall désormais sur IPHONE et IPAD, dragons, magie et forces maléfiques à combattre dans un MMO 4,5 étoiles, gratuit ici Stormfall: Rise of Balur IPHONE et IPAD est gratuit ici Jeux IPHONE et iPod touch gratuits temporairement : Top Bike : tentez d’arriver au bout du niveau le plus rapidement possible dans ce jeu de course et de cascade à moto, pour IPHONE et IPAD Chicken Zooma : un grand classique revisité à la mode de Pâques, pour IPHONE et IPAD Demolition Physics : si vous aimez tout exploser alors voici l’appli qu’il vous faut, pour IPHONE et IPAD Hunter Island : petit jeu façon ‘pokemon’ dont les notes sont excellentes, pour IPHONE et IPAD App Sponsor Taichi Panda : nouveau jeu de hack’n'slash en 3D avec un panda guerrier qui devra combattre pour progresser dans les donjons, gratuit ici Taichi Panda IPHONE et IPAD est gratuit ici Evolution: Battle for Utopia : devenez capitaine d’une expédition spatiale dans un jeu noté 4 étoiles, qui mêle action, stratégie et jeu de rôle, gratuit ici Evolution: Battle for Utopia IPHONE et IPAD est gratuit ici Mais aussi : Zombie Quest Tower of Fortune MUJO Escape With Me PILE Et pour l’IPAD : Ce sera plus tard sur notre site IPAD VIPAD.fr ici Vous avez manqué un de nos billets quotidiens ? Certaines applis sont peut-être encore proposées gratuitement : Retrouvez tous nos billets des gratuits et promos du soir ici sur iPhon.fr Suivez l’actualité iPhon.fr Devenez fan sur Facebook Suivez nous sur Twitter Abonnez vous au fil RSS Vous aimez ? Partagez !

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Apple recherche des profils spécialisés dans les batteries

Posted by phil under IPhon on Mardi mar 31, 2015

Ces derniers temps, Apple semble visiblement avoir décidé de muscler son équipe dédié au développement des batteries et plus particulièrement des batteries des appareils iOS. C’est du moins ce que laissent entendre les offres d’emploi postées sur le site de la marque. Au moins une petite dizaine d’entre elles concerne, l’autonomie de nos machines préférées que sont l’IPHONE et l’IPAD : Alors que certaines sont plutôt orientées vers les batteries de MacBook, d’autres sont plus explicitement dédiés au travail sur les machines iOS. Il y est par exemple question d’un ingénieur logiciel travaillant sur l’autonomie, d’un ingénieur matériel et d’autres postes en lien avec les batterie squ’il s’agisse du côté logiciel ou matériel. Quoi qu’il en soit, Apple semble visiblement avoir envie de trouver des personnes et des solutions nouvelles puisque l’on peut lire que Cupertino est à la recherche de personnes ‘capables d’imaginer des solutions innovantes capables d’améliorer l’autonomie, tout en apportant une expérience utilisateur de qualité. Ce soudain intérêt est peut-être à mettre en parallèle avec les modèles d’IPHONE de cette année pour lesquels il faudra, une fois de plus trouver un moyen de concilier performance et autonomie d’autant plus que l’on annonce plus de mémoire RAM et donc un système un peu plus gourmand encore. Affaire à suivre. source Suivez l’actualité iPhon.fr Devenez fan sur Facebook Suivez nous sur Twitter Abonnez vous au fil RSS Vous aimez ? Partagez !

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Indie developer Rogue Rocket Games has launched its newest title, the Wild West-themed action-puzzle game Gunpower, exclusively on the IPAD today for $4.99. Gunpower has some similarities to the Angry Bird franchise, as players try to explode barrels of, well, gunpower, with the objective to set fire to as much stuff as possible. Players control \ »Incendio\ », a fox with a Robin Hood-like zeal to help steal money away from the evil robber baron wolf Boss Grimshaw. Here’s a quick summary of Gunpower. The first lesson in Pyrotechnics 101 starts with drawing lines of gunpowder with your finger. Players must then strategically place barrels to solve puzzles and discover surprise chain reactions through the use of numerous environmental objects such as flaming wagons, Gatling guns, chandeliers, cannons, mine carts and more! With the explosive tools at your disposal, you must recover the stolen gold and redistribute the wealth to bring order to the Wild West. Gunpowder is a one-of-a-kind physics-based puzzle game featuring colorful artwork, a charming backstory and clever game design that is sure to appeal to gamers of all ages. With 125 unique levels, timed trials, numerous Easter eggs, unlockable achievements and the ability to compete against friends via Apple’s Game Center, Gunpowder can be played many times over, as players seek to find the fastest and best way to solve each puzzle. $4.99 – Download now

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According to a new study, Apple Pay has seen high adoption among users in its first few months, though many users report disappointment with the in-store experience. Apple Pay, has seen a wide acceptance rate among customers, with 66% of IPHONE 6 and IPHONE 6 Plus owners adding at least one card to the payment service, according to a new survey. However, many customers are reporting disappointment when it comes to using Apple Pay in stores, in part due to inconsistent implementations of Apple Pay by merchants. From Phoenix Marketing International: \ »The demand is there: 59% of Apple Pay users have gone into a store and asked to make a purchase with Apple Pay. But so is the disappointment: 47% visited a store that was listed as an Apple Pay merchant only to find out that the specific store they visited did not accept (or were not ready to accept) Apple Pay.\ » When they do find a store that supports Apple Pay, many customers run into problems during checkout. Several respondents to the survey reported that payment terminals often worked slowly, and cashiers were ill-equipped to aid customers that needed help using the system. Apple Pay first debuted in October 2014 for IPHONE 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S. The payment service now has the support of 2,500 participating banks, along with 700,000 businesses. Source: Phoenix Marketing International

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This durable polycarbonate shell is crafted with a TPU bumper around the edges that helps absorb impacts and leaves access to the ports and buttons. On the back is a fold-out kickstand that’s great for watching movies while on the go. Get yours today for only $13.95!

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Hop on over to the iMore Store to pick up the latest accessories for your IPHONE or IPAD and save 20% Easter doesn’t have to be just about the kids, you know. Treat yourself to a brand new case, charger, car mount or even a backup battery — our selection of IPHONE and IPAD accessories is quite extensive. You’ll even find accessories for the most popular Apple devices including the IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6 Plus, IPHONE 5S and IPHONE 5C. Use coupon code: BUNNY15 and you’ll save 20% on your entire cart! We offer fast, free shipping on all orders over $50, and accept credit cards, PayPal and Amazon Payments. This sale won’t last forever, so be sure to place your orders before midnight, April 5 to receive your discount. Let’s go shopping! Find the hottest IPHONE accessories

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