Tomorrow Apple is due to launch its iOS 5 update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch's systems, bringing iMessage with it. Because of this, and other new tech, how your cell phone provider charges you for your service may be close to radically changing—powered not by internal company decisions, but by smartphone advances.
Apple's iPhone and iPod news explosion yesterday flooded the internet with everything you could possibly want to know about its products and people. If you only read one post on the event make it this one—because it's actually like reading 43 stories in one!
Along with a laundry list of other new features, Apple's iPhone 4S will sport advanced facial recognition that'll even find its way into apps...and the everyday life of tens of millions of iPhone owners.
Pew's latest survey shows Twitter is growing up, getting used more, and appealing to more older users. It's also a mobile affair for everyone half the time. With rumors Apple's about to integrate it, this could all become more significant.