Tag Archive: Speeds


Netflix admits to throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon usually get all the blame when it comes to throttling mobile data speeds, but in the case of Netflix, the service has revealed that it is to blame for lowering the video quality on mobile streaming videos. Netflix says it has been limiting video speaks on AT&T, Verizon, and most other wireless […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Christmas lights may be ruining your Wi-Fi speeds

Noticed a sudden drop in your WiFi speeds as the holiday season approaches? According to a new report from a telecom watchdog your ISP isn’t at fault. Blame your Christmas lights. The British telecommunications watchdog Ofcom claims that the number of complaints to Internet service providers spikes dramatically during the Christmas season thanks to electrical […]

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Google wants to help you surf the mobile web at lightning speeds

Google wants to make your mobile browsing experience better than ever with its new Accelerated Pages Project. The company hopes to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web so that pages, videos, animations, and graphics load “instantaneously.” “Publishers around the world use the mobile web to reach these readers, but the experience can often […]

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This simple new circuit could double iPhone data speeds

Your iPhone can send data pretty fast over a wireless network, but it’s hobbled in at least one regard: the wireless antenna design can’t send data while receiving data at the same time. That means that the data speeds of…Read more ›

FCC: T-Mobile can no longer lie about throttled data cap speeds

T-Mobile has tried to make a reputation for itself lately as the most honest wireless carrier around… but the FCC just had to rap the so-called Uncarrier’s knuckles for lying to its customers about how fast their data connections were…Read more ›

Uber speeds off with senior Apple Maps engineer

Uber has just poached one of Apple’s senior engineering manager, who worked on both the company’s Maps app and its iPhone software, says subscription website The Information. The senior iOS engineer in question, Chris Blumenberg, was among the first engineers…Read more ›

ColorSchemer Studio 2: A Little App That Speeds Design Up [Deals]

CoM - colorschemmainI may not be a designer, but I know what I like. And even with my lack of craftsmanship in design, I do have a sense of realizing when a color is just a bit, well… a little off. But what I don’t know how to do (at least with ease) is how to fix […]

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Your Carrier Isn’t Throttling Data Speeds On The iPhone And iPad

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Yesterday we reported that Joseph Brown, the young developer behind the recent carrier hacks, had found evidence that carriers are throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds without cause.

After investigating into Brown’s report (which has been deleted), AnandTech published its own investigation into the matter that proves Brown’s throttling claims are not true.

In his article, Brian Klug gives on general reason of why the iPhone throttling conspiracy  [Read More…]

Here’s Proof That Your Carrier Is Throttling Your iPhone Data Speeds For No Reason

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Over the last few years, cellphone carriers have become notorious for throttling iPhone users’ data speeds. Most of the time carriers claim they only throttle users when they’re consuming way too much data, but that actually might not be true at all.

Joseph Brown, the guy who made all the iPhone carrier hacks for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile has discovered that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all worked with Apple to bake throttling  [Read More…]

EE Announces Plans To Double 4G Speeds In 10 U.K. Cities

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EE has announced plans to double its 4G LTE network speeds in ten U.K. cities by the summer. The move will boost headline speeds to 80Mbps, and increase the average speed to 20Mbps for both new and existing subscribers. The carrier says this is part of its ambition to “stay one step ahead” as rival carriers prepare to launch their own 4G networks in the coming months.

EE is currently the  [Read More…]