November 16, 2014 0

The iPhone6 (HIDDEN) killer feature on Verizon

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When the iPhone 6 specs were first released, I was completely underwhelmed. The upgrade that finally put me over the edge was the improved camera which performs much much better in low light situations that previous models (see comparison below).

 

 

Photo taken with iPhone 5

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Same photo taken with iPhone 6

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The killer feature I found after making the purchase however was both unadvertised and buried in settings!  Here’s the back story:

When I got the iPhone 5 back in October of 2012, I had just moved to Los Angeles and the AT&T network was performing extremely poorly. I took my purchase of the iPhone 5 as an opportunity to switch carriers to Verizon which people said was better in Los Angeles. When I was making the decision, a bunch of people warned me that by moving to Verizon I would no longer to access the internet while on the phone. This seemed like a silly feature that I never used and so I was quick to dismiss these warnings. After making the switch, I immediately discovered this is something you do all the time. You’re on the phone and you need to update directions while driving. You’re on the phone and someone asks you about an email that was just sent. You’re on the phone and you absolutely need to update your twitter feed! So many random things reasons you want to access the internet while on the phone…all things you don’t appreciate until they’re taken away from you.

Flash forward 2 years: Verizon has updated their LTE network and the iPhone 6’s hardware provides the capabilities to access data and voice at the same time. The big caveat to this however is that this capability is NOT turned on by default and is not advertised by Apple or Verizon at all. I think Verizon is trying to save on data costs while still achieving feature parity with AT&T.

Anyway this post was written to expose the easy steps to turning on this killer iPhone 6 feature.

The feature is hidden under Settings -> Cellular -> Enable LTE

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The default setting is “Data Only” and all you need to do is change it to “Voice & Data”.

 

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Et voila. Simultaneous phone calls with internet access!

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December 4, 2013 0

My first Geocaching adventure

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April 10, 2012 1

Defense Against the Dark Arts (of Disruption): the Instagram Acquisition

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Tweet   In an earlier post (“The Fall of Facebook…”), I began an analysis of reasons Facebook and other digital media giants may eventually fall using the disruption framework pioneered by my Harvard Business School professor (and nicest guy in the universe) Clay Christensen.  I said that there were many users who were being over-served […]

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February 22, 2012 0

Jeremy Lin – Asian American Linning

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Tweet Wanted to put a short post out there to describe how big the Jeremy Lin phenomenon is for the Asian American community. I was in NYC right after his breakout performance against the Nets where he came off the bench to score 25 pts and lead the Knicks to victory.  This was before his […]

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January 26, 2012 0

What are some great ways to promote a new free SDK or API?

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Tweet What are some great ways to promote a new free SDK or API? Write an answer on Quora What are some great ways to promote a new free SDK or API?

January 23, 2012 9

Sharing internet and wifi with Windows 7 (Problems and fixes for Connectify and other methods)

By in Technology, Thoughts, Tips

Tweet       (this entry was done haphazardly with no screenshots because I don’t have my own Windows 7 machine to double check.  i wanted to at least post something now so i didn’t forget the steps.  I’ll clean up and add screenshots later.  1/22/12) While on a trip to India in January where […]

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January 22, 2012 0

Epic Taj Photo

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Tweet Just got back from a trip to India. Taj Mahal is a must see and incredible impressive in person. Check this photo my buddy and I took in front. This was a first take photo courtesy of our friend Rika with an Instagram filter. Epic!

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December 15, 2011 0

HOW TO make the Best, Most Convenient, Poached Egg evarrr!: method, explanation

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Tweet Every time I learn something new about egg preparation, I write a post on it thinking I have finally found the most convenient and tastiest way to prepare an egg with a runny yolk.  My goals are quickness of preparation, ease of cleanup (minimizing dish/apparatus washing), and quality/consistency of egg (runny yolk, not over […]

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December 15, 2011 3

How To Make Page Numbers in Powerpoint permanent, inaccessible, uneditable, background etc.!

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Tweet I recently spent a lot of time trying to create a template in Powerpoint where a few elements were in the background of the slide master and thus uneditable (untouchable, permanent).  Inserting an omnipresent logo and positioning a new text box was easy – dropping them in the master slide made them appear on […]

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November 23, 2011 1

Japanese Onsen Tamago (Japanese Softboiled Eggs!!!)

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Tweet After having an egg brunch with a friend where we tested out a less than stellar egg poaching device, I remembered I should post my youtube video about Japanese softboiled eggs.  Back in 2007 while living in Tokyo I came across a crazy Japanese softboiled egg that cracked open like a raw egg but […]

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