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Update: Better news for Sidekick users

3:11 PM Wed, Oct 21, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Since my last post on this topic, T-Mobile has released some hopeful information for users of the carrier’s popular Sidekick mobile phone.

The original issue was that >> Continue reading: Update: Better news for Sidekick users



Phone users find data is here today, gone tomorrow

10:21 AM Mon, Oct 12, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

The Internet has a “cloud.” That’s the word tech types use to describe the place where millions of us now store our e-mail, our photos, and other important personal information.

Like a real cloud, the Internet “cloud” is (at least to us) rather ill-defined and ever-changing.

When you use Gmail or Hotmail or Phone users find data is here today, gone tomorrow



New study evaluates cell phone radiation

9:47 AM Wed, Sep 09, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 How safe is your cell phone?

We all know about the very real danger of trying to talk or text while driving, but there is another potential health ha…



Windows Mobile set for refresh next month

2:09 PM Tue, Sep 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 While iPhone and BlackBerry models tend to ge…



‘Crowdsourcing’ could give you a traffic advantage

8:54 AM Wed, Aug 26, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

This may be the first time you’ve heard the term “crowdsourcing,” but it won’t likely be the last.

There are various technical definitions, but essentially, crowdsourcing means getting reliable information from a “crowd.”

Let’s think about how that might work. Perhaps you magically have access to all the text messages that are being sent out from the new Cowboys Stadium during a game. Without being there — and without wat…



Nokia to offer featherweight netbook PC

8:25 AM Mon, Aug 24, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 A big name in mobile phones is getting ready to marry 3G technology with a netbook-size computer.

Nokia said today its new >> Continue reading: Nokia to offer featherweight netbook PC



First impressions: Microsoft My Phone

2:00 PM Wed, May 20, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Cell phones are such tiny little things. One slip of the hand and your do-it-all communications device can wind up in a tub full of water or down a sewer grate; leave it on a counter at the bank and it can disappear forever.

Of course, you’ve been meaning to archive all the phone numbers, appointments, messages, photos, video clips and music downloads you carry with you on the mobile.

Now they’re gone.



Pocket-size help at D/FW Airport

3:23 PM Mon, May 18, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 It’s an hour before your flight is scheduled to depart. You got stuck in traffic on the way to D/FW and now you’re on the shuttle bus schlepping you to Terminal …



An open letter to electronic gadget manufacturers

10:11 PM Wed, Apr 29, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Dear Electronic Gadget Manufacturer:

I am a frustrated electronic gadget user. Don’t get me wrong: I salivate over cool new cell phones, MP3 players and digital cameras. But what’s up with the battery thing?

Let me explain.

Once upon a time, just about every battery-operated product that I purchased used one or more of these types of cells: AA, AAA, C or D. That was it. It was easy to set aside a drawer with a collectio…



Get money for used gear

8:20 AM Wed, Apr 15, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

We had an item on the Computer Corner Blog last week about recycling your old electronics gear. That’s a great environmental option, of course, but it doesn’t necessarily put any money back in your pocket.

You can always try to unload your old cell phone, laptop or MP3 player on eBay or …



It’s new from Yahoo

2:04 PM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Yahoo is making another attempt to position itself as a primary destination for mobile phone users.

The new Yahoo Mobile service provides search functions along with news, e-mail and RSS feeds tailored to your personal preference. There’s an iPhone App available for those who carry the Apple product in their pockets; a mobile Web version works with some other phones, and a smartp…