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Written By: administrator on January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Carrier IQ spawns cellphone privacy bill

Carrier IQ spawns cellphone privacy billNews from msnbc.com:

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By Athima Chansanchai

In the wake of tracking software Carrier IQ being discovered on many cellphones, one Congressional representative has proposed a bill that would make providers reveal such Big Brother installations to subscribers.

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), who is also the co-chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, released a […]

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Written By: administrator on January 30, 2012 Comments Off on LG Spectrum Smartphone HD Screen Shines for Multimedia Consumption

LG Spectrum Smartphone HD Screen Shines for Multimedia ConsumptionNews from eWeek:

The LG Spectrum smartphone, available now from Verizon Wireless for $ 199.99 on contract, is the latest in a long line of multimedia-friendly Android handsets that flaunts large screens, big battery life and powerful application processing.

It’s quite possible, this Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” 4G LTE […]

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Written By: administrator on January 30, 2012 Comments Off on Cell phone helps police locate stolen vehicle

Cell phone helps police locate stolen vehicleNews from New Baltimore Voice Newspapers:

A 41-year-old Chesterfield Township man was arrested on Saturday after the stolen vehicle he was traveling in was located through the GPS tracking system on the vehicle owner’s cell phone, which was inside.

According to a press release from the Chesterfield Township Police Department, a […]

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Written By: administrator on January 30, 2012 Comments Off on School bans fuzzy boots used to hide cell phones

School bans fuzzy boots used to hide cell phonesNews from Reuters:

PHILADELPHIA | Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:35pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Singer Nancy Sinatra may have had boots made for walking, but she never attended Pottstown Middle School.

Starting Monday the Philadelphia suburban district is banning the wearing of fuzzy open-top boots, including the […]

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Written By: administrator on January 29, 2012 Comments Off on Motorola RAZR: longest lasting 4G smartphone

Motorola RAZR: longest lasting 4G smartphoneNews from Fox News:

If smartphones are so smart, why can’t they last longer? At least one phone can.

Although much faster than their 3G competitors, 4G LTE phones have suffered from notoriously short battery life. How short? Try less than four hours in some cases. 

Fortunately, Motorola’s new Droid RAZR Maxx is […]

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Written By: administrator on January 29, 2012 Comments Off on Carjacked Bronx boy saved by cell phone

Carjacked Bronx boy saved by cell phoneNews from New York Daily News:

Courtesy of Dallane Corona
Maximus Saavedra, 3 year old – in a van as it was being carjacked.

Courtesy of Dallane Corona

Maximus Ramirez, 3, and mom, Lucila Saaveda, were reunited Saturday after ordeal. Tot was trapped for more than an hour in mom’s stolen minivan.

A 3-year-old […]

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Written By: administrator on January 28, 2012 Comments Off on Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile Madness

Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile MadnessNews from InformationWeek:

What’s the world’s priciest smartphone? Hints: It’s got nothing to do with fruit or robots, it comes from Europe, and it carries a 10-figure price tag.

Kudos if you guessed Windows Phone–specifically the variety produced by Redmond’s Nokia division. Okay, Nokia is still an independent company, at least […]

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Written By: administrator on January 28, 2012 Comments Off on North Korea Reportedly Outlaws Cell Phones

North Korea Reportedly Outlaws Cell PhonesNews from ABC News:

For everyone who protests the new internet restrictions that could have come with SOPA and might still come with ACTA, this one comes from the perspective department: North Korea has threatened to punish anyone using a cell phone as a war criminal.

Reports from the Democratic People’s Republic […]

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Written By: administrator on January 27, 2012 Comments Off on Possible Cell Phone Ban in Mass. Moving Forward

Possible Cell Phone Ban in Mass. Moving ForwardNews from abc40:

Possible Cell Phone Ban in Mass. Moving Forward

By NewsTips – emailJanuary 27th, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — Renewed efforts to ban hand-held cellphones while driving have received a boost from a key legislative committee.

The Joint Transportation Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the measure, moving Massachusetts closer to 10 […]

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Written By: administrator on January 27, 2012 Comments Off on HTC Windows Phone Titan reviewed – Fudzilla

HTC Windows Phone Titan reviewed – FudzillaNews from HTC Windows Phone Titan reviewed – Fudzilla:

HTC Titan was among the first smartphones with Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango operative system and has been on the market for a couple of months now. You can find it priced at about ?467. As the price suggest, the Titan […]

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