June 2006

Does using a cell phone during a storm increase the odds of being struck by lightning?

June 28, 2006

According to the Dominican Today, the danger of being struck by lightning is increased when you use a cellular phone during a storm. They base their assumption on the case of a 15-year-old female teenager who was struck by lighting in a large park of London while talking on her cell phone. One year after […]

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How to synchronize Outlook with your cell phone

June 28, 2006

As more people use their phones as digital agenda, a problem always comes up sooner or later: how to synchronize an Outlook Calendar and a cell phone? Tech Tag explains 2 ways to synchronize Outlook with a cell phone using a synchronization standard called syncML. First, you need a few things: syncML compatible phone WAP […]

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Nokia study on digital convergence

June 17, 2006

On June 6th, Nokia has released the results of a global study they did to find out what else consumers do with their cell phone. This study allows them to get a feel of the future of what they call ‘digital convergence’.

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3 Don’ts when shopping for a camera phone

June 9, 2006

Nicolas Fogelholm from About Nokia writes on 3GWeek.NET about camera phones. In his article, he gives three tips when shopping for a camera phone: Don’t opt for a plastic lens. Try to find a cell phone with an optic lens for the best results. Plastic lenses are really not worthy of a real camera. Don’t […]

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The 31st Carnival of the Mobilists is taking place at All About Symbian

June 8, 2006

The Carnival of the Mobilists stops this week at All About Symbian. For the best articles on mobile technology, head over to the 31st Carnival of the Mobilists and spend some time browsing through the excellent articles that have been submitted this week! I have contributed to this edition of the Carnival with 7 tips […]

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How to get out of your cell phone contract for free

June 7, 2006

It’s hard to resist signing a 3-year contract when you buy a new cell phone. Cell phone carriers give you such a fat discount on the phone when you buy it with a contract, yet getting out of a contract can cost you hundreds in early termination fees. Chip Chick gives a tip on how […]

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7 tips to help protect your cell phone privacy

June 6, 2006

Today I received a brand new credit card because my old one had expired. To activate the new card, I had to call my credit card company so they could verify the card was indeed in the hands of the rightful owner. Having dropped my land-based phone line recently, I made the call from my […]

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The top tens of cell phone radiation

June 4, 2006

CNET’s Quick guide has a list of the ten highest radiation cell phones and the ten lowest radiation cell phones. The radiation level is expressed in SAR, Specific Absorption Rate. It is the amount of radiofrequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. Top Ten Highest-Radiation Cell Phones (SAR: 1.58) Motorola SLVR […]

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