AT&T Introduces Rollover Data

It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

Rollover Data is a benefit that we’ve introduced with our Mobile Share Value plans where unused data from your monthly plan allowance rolls over for one billing period.

Example: If you have our 15GB AT&T Mobile Share Value plan and only use 10GB, you’ll roll over 5GB (your Rollover Data balance) to the next month for a total of 20GB to be used within the next month. There’s no cap on the amount of unused plan data within a given month that’s eligible for rollover. However, Rollover Data automatically expires after one billing period, and unused Rollover Data won’t carry over to the next month.

Square monitor from EIZO with 1920×1920 resolution

The basic specification list gives the IPS-based EV2730Q as a 16.8 million color display with 178 degree viewing angles, a 300 nit brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms gray-to-gray response time. Video inputs are via DisplayPort and a dual-link DVI-D, with a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz. Two 1W speakers are built in, along with a 2-port USB 2.0 hub. 100mm VESA is supported with 344º of swivel and 35º/5º of tilt. Height is also adjustable.

Size looks to be 27″. This could be an interesting monitor size for CAD and programming work.

Flashlight extends Spotlight

Dan Moren has a good write-up on the new Flashlight utility by Nate Parrott over at Six Colors:

Flashlight extends Spotlight with a number of additional plugins, letting you quickly bring up a weather forecast, quickly perform a Google search, query Wolfram Alpha, and more. All of these results show up in Spotlight’s preview pane, which is essentially treated as a webview. (It also seems to use the mobile version of some of the sites, such as IMDB, which is a little peculiar, but probably fits better.) You can also write your own plugins, presuming you’re conversant with Python.

I’ve been playing around with it myself and have already found it quite handy. The only complaint I have so far is that sometimes the search results/data take awhile to load.

Enable Continuity on some older Macs

via MacRumors:

The Continuity Activation Tool will enable Continuity on the mid-2011 MacBook Air and the mid-2011 Mac mini with no additional hardware required, as both of those devices include Bluetooth 4.0. That means installing the tool should get Continuity up and running on those machines in just a few minutes.

Works like a charm on my mid-2011 MacBook Air. Although, I did have to sign out and sign back in to my iCloud account before it started to work.

You can download it from Github here.

GhostTunes unveiled by Garth Brooks

Yet another musician trying to break into the technology business. Maybe Garth Brooks and Neil Young should have gotten together on the store thing?

Brooks’ beef with iTunes is that it is grounded in selling singles, while Brooks says he wants his music sold as complete albums to protect the songwriters and music publishers who depend on income from tracks included on those recordings.

The problem with his “beef” is that the market has shifted to singles away from albums. Kids these days…