ATT can’t stop fiddling with their prepaid plans, Apple gives MobileMe users a little help getting ready for iCloud, and it gets harder to watch HBO even with a subscription.
- ATT Unveils New GoPhone Data Packages: Twice the Bandwidth, Voice Plan Now Required: ATT announced Wednesday that its $5, $15 and $25 GoPhone data plans now offer 50MB, 200MB and 1GB, in that order. Two weeks ago, the company notified pay-as-you-go customers via SMS that data plans would no longer be available without a $25 or $50 voice and text package. [The Verge]
- Apple Now Giving Away Snow Leopard to MobileMe Customers for Free: Subscribers of Apple’s soon to be defunct MobileMe cloud service can now request a free upgrade to Snow Leopard if they’re still running OS X 10.5 or earlier on an Intel-based Mac. They’ll still need to drop $30 on the next upgrade to Lion if they want to use MobileMe’s replacement, iCloud. [Macgasm]
- Copy Protection Means Some DirecTV Subs Will Need New Gear to Watch HBO: Some DirectTV subscribers are finding their TVs and DVRs with older HDMI inputs are incompatible with HBO’s new HDCP encryption, adding one more obstacle in the premium channel’s notoriously limited distribution of its programming. [Ars Technica]
- Fake Instagram App Infects Android Devices with Malware: Russian criminals are distributing a counterfeit Instagram app that sends background SMS messages on users’ phones, generating income for the creators. The fake app hasn’t been seen in app stores, only third-party websites. [Naked Security]
- Video Editing Presents: Audio Editing: YouTube’s AudioSwap feature now lets you choose from over 150,000 audio tracks to play behind or replace the original audio on your uploaded videos. The update comes with a new UI for finding tracks and more control over the volume of the backing tracks. [YouTube Creators Blog]
Title image remixed from Chris Young (Flickr).