phones

Tue
04
Mar
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'Let Me Type', and 'Image Properties For Camera Phones'

Let Me Type Like Microsoft's AutoComplete, LetMeType helps you enter text, regardless of the program you use. Running in the background, it analyses what you type. After some time it has collected enough information to guess a word after you have ... typed the first two or three letters. A list of the most probable words is displayed, and you can select one with a single keystroke or just continue typing. http://www.clasohm.com/lmt/en/ Image Properties For Camera Phones This is a utility designed to read EXIF information of JPEG images captured by camera phones. Information that can be read using ... (view more)

Thu
21
Feb
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Apple Claims Billion Dollar Loss From 'Smuggled' iPhones

The great missing iPhone mystery may have been solved. Bosses at Apple were confused that they'd sold 3.7 million phones in the United States and Europe, but only 2.3 million were actually registered on the phone networks which had signed deals to ... provide service for the iPhones. It turns out around 400,000 phones are registered with China Mobile, the country's leading cell phone carrier. The iPhone isn't sold in Asia, so it appears there's a rather ironic pattern by which the phones are manufactured in China, shipped to the US, and then unofficially imported back to China. Apple had ... (view more)

Sun
02
Dec
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Google Maps Link Up with Cell Phones

Google is introducing an innovative service to customers, this time targeting web mobile users. The 'My Location' feature in Google Maps Mobile 2.0 is currently undergoing beta testing and will attempt to provide mapping services via user cell ... phones. The concept of mapping technology in mobile devices is not particularly ground-breaking, as several smart-phones currently on the market have Global Positioning System (GPS) technology embedded into them. However, the advantage of this new service will be to provide access to mapping services to web mobile users whose devices do not have ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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Teens Banned From Using Cell Phones?

Driving is dangerous enough as it is. Add the distraction of cell phones to the equation and being on the road becomes more hazardous than ever. Now, a newly passed law is targeting the most inexperienced of those drivers -- teenagers -- by banning ... them from using their cell phones on the road. Even hands-free devices are considered off-limits. "They're just learning to drive. They haven't learned to juggle tasks, and they're a lot more easily distracted," said California senator Joe Simitian. "We know that driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and that cell phone use is ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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HP Invades Mobile Phone Industry

The Hewlett-Packard Company made its most recent push into the lucrative mobile phone market by unveiling two new cell phones, in addition to several other modern innovations. The phones were introduced as part of the latest iPAQ models amidst a ... huge star-studded gala in New York City. The iPAQ is a pocket PC and personal digital assistant that was first unveiled by Compaq in 2000. The device has been marketed by Hewlett-Packard ever since Compaq was acquired by the company in 2002. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) While the device has been regarded as the leading rival to the Treo Palm, it ... (view more)

Wed
29
Aug
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Microsoft and Nokia Forge Alliance

Nokia and Microsoft are partnering up to increase revenue from web services. The device uniting them is from Nokia, as the mobile manufacturer plans to pre-install Microsoft Internet applications on its new phones early next year. The ... Microsoft/Nokia relationship is not just for North Americans, but will be available in eleven countries, including Britain, France, Spain, and Germany. In the past, Nokia phones were equipped with a few Microsoft products such as Windows Media DRM10, which enforces copyright protection for audio files. Now, a whole range of Microsoft programs will dial their way ... (view more)

Thu
31
May
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Coming Soon: Cellphone Banking!

The Bank of America and Citibank are now offering nationwide services that allow their customers to do routine banking tasks using only their cell phones. As "smart" cell phones continue to revolutionize the market for mobile devices, so too will ... more banks look to remove the hassles of physically being inside of a financial institution in order to make simple transactions. The two social functions are merging as never before, combining work and play. The service provided by Bank of America allows customers who have cell phones with Internet access to check balances, pay bills and transfer ... (view more)

Fri
15
Sep
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Cell Phone Blocking: Coming Soon To A Movie Theater Near You?

Moviegoers may always have Paris -- to quote the famous line from Casablanca -- but will they always have access to their cell phones once the theater lights go down? Many of the people who voted in a recent UK newspaper poll actually hope not. The ... reason is obvious: no one likes being interrupted by an annoying "ring tone" in the middle of a movie. (Source: arstechnica.com ) Sadly, most theater owners don't seem to be doing much to combat the problem -- at least not enough to ease the frustrations of their fed-up customers. Over 80 percent of the poll-takers chastised managers for being ... (view more)

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