Four Hundred Feet from an iPhone

While I have very mixed feelings about AT&T ("Your world. Delivered. to the NSA.) still the lure of the iPhone is very very strong. I'm free and clear on my current cell service through Alltel. I even held off on refreshing to new phones to avoid a recommitment to a new year-long plan, just to be free to switch to an iPhone if it looked as good as I thought it would.

With the announcement of AT&T's "affordable" (that is, not horrifyingly expensive) monthly plans, I'm ready to buy.

Except for this.

AT&T Coverage Map
I can taste the disappointment. Even my wife has said "those iPhones sure look cool."

Come on, AT&T, I'm not that far out in the country.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

Rants:

iRack

Not quite as sharp as the "iRaq. 10,000 volts in your pocket. Guilty or Innocent" posters from NYC several years ago, but definitely funnier than MadTV's parody of the iPhone launch a few months ago.

Bad Alert Dialog Design by Adobe

Check this image out. It came up on my screen this afternoon.

Baddialog

Now, what if I didn't want to restart the download?

And no, there wasn't a "quit" option in the menu bar, either.

Bad, bad design.

Rants:

Roughly Drafted on Exchange vs. OS X Server

Roughly Drafted does some great tech analysis.

In this article, they share some fascinating stuff I didn't know.

You should read the whole article, especially if you're considering rolling out an Exchange server in an enterprise environment.

One excerpt:

Not Everything Can be Solved with the Right Apple Product

Because some problems are bigger than Apple, Different Computers has a new web site for the big problems in life that can't be solved with elegant technology. Instead, at Prepped for Anything we look at elegant answers for every other kind of problem. Check it out at preppedforanything.com.

Alltel's Answer to the iPhone?

Alltel messages cell
Alltel doesn't build hardware of course. Anything they do has to be from the "back end"– the services they supply. With their new "celltop" service, it looks like they want to add lots of eye candy to the phones that can handle it.

Rants:

Vista Doesn't Trust You

Here are yet more reasons to buy a Mac instead of a new PC when you realize your current computer won't run the new Microsoft operating system.

It really does seem that Microsoft thinks its customers are suckers too dumb to avoid buying things that are bad for them.

Technorati Tags: ,

Tips:

Rants:

Pages

Subscribe to Different Computers RSS

Networking

The cable company won't tell you how to get your three home Macs on a network. We can. We'll show you how to get everyone on the internet, how to get everyone backed up, and how to access your home Mac when you're not at home. If your business still relies on modems to connect to the rest of the world, call us to untangle the confusing world of DSL, cable modems, ISDN and other dedicated internet access.

Purchasing assistance

Purchasing Assistance
Can't decide between a MacBook Pro and an MacBook? Curious if you should buy now or in two weeks? Are you wondering how to get the best deal? Call Different Computers for a consultation.

Set up

So you just bought a Macintosh. Or 50 Macintoshes. Call us for help getting your new computer zooming, or to get those 50 computers up and on a network. Save yourself the hassles of configuring email and web browsers while gaining the benefits from computers set up the way they should be.