The Olympics never fail to leave me in awe. It is both humbling and enthralling to witness what the greatest athletes in the world can accomplish when they work hard and push themselves to excel. And this time around, watching the incredible achievements at the winter games in Pyeongchang has motivated me to strive for such excellence myself. Inspired by the Olympics, I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to jump over all kinds of stuff. I started with really small things, like a stack of books and the ottoman in my living room. That may not seem like much, but I have big dreams and you have to start somewhere. Besides, I’m pretty sure gold medalist Vincent Zhou didn’t land a quadruple spin thing the first time he put on skates. He started out doing easier jumps and worked up to the way harder ones, probably taking quite a few tumbles along the way. It’s a grueling process, but I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself … [Read more...] about Watching The Olympics Has Inspired Me To Start Trying To Jump Over Stuff
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On Sunday, Deutsche Telekom agreed to the sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T in a deal worth some $39 billion. But how to customers of T-Mobile feel about that? [poll id="611"] Let's take the temperature of the T-Mobile support forum shall we. The overall vibe - customers aren't very happy about the deal. ------------------------------------------------ I hate this. Every time I run away from AT&T they buy up who I ran to. I really dislike AT&T. We can expect constant rate increases as they squeeze as much cash out of us as they think they can get away with. ------------------------------------------------ i'm hoping they don't touch the plans but i know that's a fool's wish. i left them too a while ago due to the horrible prices, network and customer service... now i guess it's one of those "if you can't beat them or in my case escape them" you might as well enjoy the deathstar lol ------------------------------------------------ Oh no … [Read more...] about AT&T buys T-Mobile
All good things must come to an end. At least that's likely the case for T-Mobile USA customers who like using the carrier's Wi-Fi calling feature on certain smartphones. In this week's column, I discuss whether I think AT&T will keep the Unlicensed Mobile Access Wi-Fi calling feature that T-Mobile offers on some of its smartphones. I also discuss Samsung's problem with long delays for Android OS updates. And I explain to a Boost Mobile customer that he has two years to pick out a new phone before Sprint turns out the lights on the existing iDEN network that the Boost service currently uses. Ask Maggie is a weekly advice column that answers readers' wireless and broadband questions. If you've got a question, please send me an e-mail at maggie dot reardon at cbs dot com. And please put "Ask Maggie" in the subject header. Will AT&T embrace Wi-Fi calling from T-Mobile? Dear Maggie, Thanks, Dear Russ, The merger still has a long way to go in terms of getting approved. When the deal … [Read more...] about Ask Maggie: AT&T to cut T-Mobile Wi-Fi call feature?
For the second year in a row, Verizon Wireless takes the crown as America's fastest mobile network by delivering the quickest speeds and the best coverage across the map. The nation's largest carrier has maintained the quality of its XLTE network in the face of stronger competition than ever. To some extent, everyone's a winner, because heightened competition is the big story of our sixth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing. For the past six years, Verizon and AT&T have traded off winning the national title, largely because of far superior high-speed coverage when compared with Sprint and T-Mobile. But T-Mobile emerged as a force to be reckoned with last year, and now, for the first time, Sprint is competitive. The results show that the big four carriers didn't need to merge to succeed. They're doing just fine. Focusing on coverage, we ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving. Our new transportation partner, … [Read more...] about Fastest Mobile Networks 2015
I have yet to see an activity tracker costing less than $99 that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Fitness brand Bowflex (owned by Nautilus) is taking a stab at it with its $49.95 activity monitor, the Bowflex Boost. This wristband looks and feels beautiful. It's sleek in shape and is crafted from a soft and durable silicone that feels almost velvety. But it lacks a real interface, other than one indicator light and a single button. That means you have to look at your iPhone or Android phone to see stats for your daily steps, distance, sleep, and calories burned. Seeing as the app plays such a crucial role for the Bowflex Boost, you'd think it would look more attractive. Together, the Boost and app just fall short of being a great pair. I definitely recommend spending a little more—upward of $99 to be precise—on a fitness tracker that you'll love. My two favorites are the $99 Fitbit One and the more expensive $199 Basis Carbon Steel Edition, which includes a … [Read more...] about Bowflex Boost