According to GigaOM, T-Mobile has started installing antennae that use 4-by-2 multiple input-multiple output technology, which the publication says has the potential to make T-Mobile’s LTE network vastly better for end users. The reason for this is that 4×2 MIMO technology essentially doubles the number of parallel transitions that an antenna sends out. For end users, this means that customers are more likely to maintain connection to the network as they move around and are less likely to see the download speeds drop if moving between cell sites.
Apple has launched a new program to help iPhone 5 owners affected by a fault that may render their sleep/wake button ineffective or unresponsive. The problem affects what Apple calls “a small percentage” of iPhone 5s made from March 2013 on. Apple says that customers can find out if their phone qualifies and apply for the replacement hardware by inputting the iPhone’s serial number at the support site created by Apple specifically for this program.
Google+ as we know it appears to be finished. Vic Gundotra, the executive in charge, is leaving the company, and TechCrunch says big changes are afoot. The three-year-old social network is being redefined — demoted? — from a product to a platform, and Google will stop trying to infuse it into all its other products and services.
MIcrosoft's Q3 earnings have arrived, and with them comes a single line-item that says a lot about the current state of the Xbox One. The console has sold 1.2M units to retailers, not consumers, in the past quarter, or about 400K a month. Sony’s PS4 sold three times as many as the Xbox One to actual consumers. It’s entirely possible that Sony sold more PS4s in one month than the Microsoft Xbox One did in the whole quarter.