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How Steve Jobs was able to negotiate a revenue-sharing agreement with AT&T

Forbes has an extremely interesting article detailing how the negotiating prowess of Steve Jobs helped Apple secure, for a short time, a revenue-sharing agreement with AT&T along with a host of other perks that carriers had previously been staunchly opposed to. The following Steve Jobs...

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AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage to 8 new markets

Today AT&T announced eight new 4G LTE markets as part of its continuing push to roll out the service across the country. The move brings the company's reported coverage zones for the service to 336 regions in the USA. Residents of Greenville, Ala., Troy, Ala., Madera-Chowchilla, Calif.,...

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Daily Update for July 22, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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AT&T announces new Mobile Share plans

AT&T have announced an expansion of their pre-paid Mobile Share plans, offering relatively low-cost plans coupled with incredibly low data allotments. For US$20 a month you can get a whopping 300 MB of data each month, while $50 gets you 2 GB. Both plans include unlimited talk and...

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Daily Update for July 16, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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AT&T introduces AT&T Next, yearly upgrade option for smartphone or tablet owners

Following in the footsteps of T-Mobile, AT&T announced today that it is adding an upgrade option for customers who want a new smartphone or tablet each year. The yearly upgrade plan is called AT&T Next and allows customers to buy a device with monthly installments. After 12 payments,...

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AT&T rolls out 4G to 35 new US markets

This week AT&T announced that it has rolled out its 4G network to 35 new US markets. The rollout will of course be a huge benefit to anyone in those markets who owns an iPhone 5 or the latest iPad equipped with 4G LTE. AT&T says it plans to expand 4G to another 45 markets this summer. For...

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AT&T iPad hacker appeals conviction

The FBI in 2011 filed charges against Andrew Auernheimer, known as "weev," for exploiting a security hole on AT&T's servers and obtaining approximately 114,000 email addresses of iPad users who accessed the web via a 3G connection. The security breach made headlines, in part, because weev was...

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AT&T joins discount parade, offers iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S at 50% off

Well, it looks like Walmart and Best Buy aren't the only places folks can go to purchase a discounted iPhone. For a limited time, AT&T is running a promotion where users can get 50% off the purchase price of any smartphone up to $199. That being the case, a 16 GB iPhone 5 can be snatched up...

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AT&T begins FaceTime over cellular rollout

As noted by AppleInsider, AT&T has begun its FaceTime over cellular rollout to users. Back in May, AT&T stated that, by the end of 2013, all users would be able to use FaceTime over cellular. It appears that transition has begun. According to AppleInsider: So far, activation of the...

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Goal Zero and AT&T join up for Street Charge in NYC

Goal Zero's solar charging products are a favorite here at TUAW, and the company loves New Yorkers -- it provided a number of charging products during the power outages after last fall's Hurricane Sandy. Now Goal Zero, AT&T and Brooklyn-based design studio PENSA are teaming up to offer public...

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AT&T Wireless subscribers to get emergency alerts on iPhone 4S and 5

AT&T today announced that subscribers who have either the iPhone 5 or 4S will begin receiving a software update which will enable their phones to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts. With Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) enabled, users will receive text alerts whenever an alert goes into effect....

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AT&T extends iPhone upgrade period to two years

AT&T is extending mobile phone upgrade periods from 20 months to a full two years, according to Engadget. The news was obtained from a corporate memo leaked to the site. Previously, smartphone owners could upgrade their contract phones after 20 months, but now those owners will need to wait a...

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AT&T's GoPhone prepaid brand to fully support iPhone

AT&T's prepay GoPhone service is to include an iPhone purchase option as of today. The service will also gain the addition of 4G LTE and HSPA+ support, according to MacRumors. GoPhone lets users sign up for AT&T service without joining a contract. Previously, iPhone owners could sign up...

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AT&T to enable FaceTime over cellular for all customers by end of 2013

In a statement provided to The Verge, AT&T has indicated that all iPhone subscribers will be able to use FaceTime via a cellular connection by the end of 2013. For video chat apps that come pre-loaded on devices, we currently give all OS and device makers the ability for those apps to work...

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