Saturday, January 28, 2012

Find: Siri isn't ruining your cellphone service

So it's not siri clogging the pipes, it's pixels & pop. 

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The Washington Post's Peter Farhi posted an opinion piece this week entitled "How Siri is ruining your cellphone service," in which he says that Apple's voice-powered assistant — a staple of the iPhone 4S, and presumably every iDevice going forward — is a "bandwidth guzzler" that's "flooding" our mobile networks with unprecedented data utilization, a trend that will ultimately saturate available spectrum. We should "prepare for higher cellphone bills," he says, or — perhaps looking to rile the defenders of net neutrality — "we could put some traffic cops on the beat to regulate our data demands and limit the traffic snarls and bottlenecks."

GigaOM's Stacey Higginbotham does an excellent job of debunking the piece, noting that...

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