MacNotables #1208: Ted Landau Talks AT&T Pricing, Game Center Stats Cheating and a New Favorite App

Ted Landau is getting ready for a trip, and has some not-so-nice thoughts for AT&T in particular, and cellular data carriers in general, about their pricing models, especially for international travelers. Ted reveals some stunning numbers on the potential costs of using data when crossing the pond, and how he plans to deal with it. While not as important as some items on Apple’s agenda, the hacking and cheating going on in Apple’s Game Center statistics is also getting under Ted’s skin; he explains why, discovers why one particular high score number keeps showing up, and voices his thoughts on why this needs to be fixed. Finally, Ted discusses his latest favorite iPad app, and why one feature should be looked at by Apple for the Mac OS.

This edition of MacNotables is sponsored by Smile, the makers of the new PDFPen for iPad. Smile Software


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Ted Landau pens Ted Landau’ User Friendly View column at The Mac Observer, is a Senior Contributor for Macworld, is the author of several Mac and iPhone help books, and is the founder of MacFixIt. He blogs on Ted Landau’s Slanted Viewpoint, and you can follow him on Twitter.

AT&T’s Outrageous iPhone & iPad Rates by Ted Landau on The Mac Observer

Stop the Apple Game Center Cheaters! by Ted Landau on The Mac Observer

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