What are monophonic, polyphonic and true tone ringtones?

January 10, 2007

While most cellular phones now support all three types of ringtones, it is good to know the difference between monophonic, polyphonic and true tone ringtones before spending bandwidth (or worst, money) on a ringtone version of the latest James Bond theme. Monophonic ringtones In the early days of cellular technology, most cell phones were only […]

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101 Uses for a camera phone

January 8, 2007

Photo credit: SamsungI have compiled a list of 101 uses for a camera phone to convince myself (and others) that the camera feature on you cellular phone can really be useful. All of these uses are legitimate and have already been tried by someone somewhere in the world. 101 Uses for a camera phone Use […]

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Carnival of the Mobilists taking place at Wap Review

January 8, 2007

The Carnival of the Mobilists is back after a long holiday break. This installment of the Carnival is hosted by Wap Review and it features a selection of 20 great articles on mobile technology sorted in 4 categories: History and Prognostication, Reviews, Technology and Business Plans. I encourage you to visit Wap Review for a […]

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CDMA vs. GSM, Which One Is the Best for You?

January 5, 2007
CDMA vs GSM

Are you looking to pick a side between CDMA vs GSM, the two major telecommunication standards that are used by the cellular networks worldwide? It can be a hard choice to choose between CDMA vs. GSM, as both have their own advantages. When in the hunt for a cell phone carrier, you may have to […]

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How to fix a wet cell phone and prevent water damage

January 4, 2007
Wet cell phone

One day at the pool, the inevitable happens: you get thrown into the water by a bunch of your drunken buddies. In any case, the $300 cell phone that was in your pocket got wet. Unless you own a water proof cell phone, you’ll want to know exactly how to dry out a wet cell […]

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Text messaging: the difference between SMS, EMS and MMS

January 3, 2007
Cell phone SMS

The various acronyms used to describe the different kind of text messaging services are not always intuitive and can be confusing to new users. Hopefully the following breakdown of the three most popular messaging services will help clear things up. 1. SMS SMS stands for Short Message Service and is the most widely used type […]

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Protect your cell phone with Save

August 21, 2006

Following up on a previous article, 7 tips to help protect your cell phone privacy, here is a software that can help you protect sensitive information on your cellphone: Save. Save is a software dedicated to password protect your cellphone information and personal data. AVE Technologies, the company behind the software, says it can even […]

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Tips for better camera phone photography

July 12, 2006

Pictures taken with a camera phone are usually of average quality, but there are a few tips to help with the quality of the image. The Digital Photography School has an article in which they give 13 tips for improving camera phone photos. Among those tips, my four favorites are: Well lit subjects – Camera […]

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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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