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Common Sense Calling

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Colin here. T-Mobile announced that iPad customers will get 200 MB of free data every month…no strings attached. Apple’s iOS  features audio-only Facetime. And, of course, VoIP services are generally available for about $1.50 a month plus 1-cent per minute. Let’s do...

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Get Me A Cell Phone Stat

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Portlandia has some very clever bits, this emergency cell phone purchase is too close to home. It’s a free service once you pay for it. It’s a one time charge because it’s only charged once a year.

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Do You Suffer from Nomophobia ?

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File this under Things People Research When They Have Too Much Time. The following research was sent to me by securenvoy.com, I thought I would share it. First identified in 2008, it would appear nomophobia – the fear of being out of mobile...

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Recap on Carrier IQ

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Excellent summary and lots of links of what we know and what occurred regarding CarrierIQgate posted on TechDirt. The story so far: security researcher Trevor Eckhart exposed some very disturbing information about the “Carrier IQ” application here. This set off a small firestorm,...

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Microsoft’s RIMshot

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News today from Blackberry World is Microsoft partners with RIM? “We’re going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform,” Ballmer said. “Bing will become the default search provider in the browser and maps” on BlackBerry devices. What does that mean?...

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My Keychain

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A lot of things are changing these days – books, newspapers, retail, communications, etc. But this one snuck up on me. Take a look at my keychain: Look ma, no keys. I have my car fob which is a remote...

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