I ran through most of my month’s data allotment in a few hours yesterday afternoon (you can do this at LTE speeds). It was mere minutes between a warning from Verizon that I was 75% of the way through my data plan till another warning that I had hit 90%. More
Free Wifi is great, isn’t it? Except when it’s worth exactly what you paid for it: nothing.
I often have difficulty with hotel wifi. It drops out, you can’t get an IP address, the bandwidth is next to nothing. Forget about streaming Netflix over it, you’re lucky if you can check your email.
Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalyptic songs. Instead, “Bloom” allows me to anesthetize (or lobotomize) myself with a mini-Eno, embedded in my iPhone, happy to produce ambient music on demand or from my cue. … Tap out a few notes and it will play them back, looping them into a piece of ambient fuzz that could just as well be a song from "Music for Airports" . You can freeze the melody from evolving if you like it, but there are no provisions for saving, recording or sharing it, which is just as well.