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A guide to AT&T freebies


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With the release of the iPhone on Verizon, it seems that AT&T is doing all it possibly can to keep its customers from jumping ship. But unless AT&T has contacted you directly, you might not be aware of all the freebies you can get. In this post, I’ve rounded up these deals and just what [...]
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How to get Sprint’s employee discount


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If you’ve been in the market for a new smartphone, you might be aware that Sprint recently announced that all of their smartphones activated after January 30 will have an additional $10 per month tacked onto the monthly bill. You can easily sidestep the new fee, however, if you get a referral from a Sprint [...]
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All about iOS 4.1


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Hot on the heels of Apple’s Fall announcements is the release of iOS 4.1. For most users, there’s mainly incremental changes that fold in the new Ping and TV show rental features of iTunes 10. The biggest change (only for owners of the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch) is the addition of the [...]
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How to Turn Off Facebook Places


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As it has been much rumored to do, Facebook has just introduced a new feature called Facebook Places. Based on my reading of their blog post, it works pretty much just like their competitors at Gowalla and Foursquare – when you go somewhere you can “check in” so people in your network will know where [...]
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The piece of Africa in your pocket


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Since 1998, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been embroiled in Civil War and the number of people who have died numbers more than 5 million. In the Eastern part of the country, sexual violence has spiraled out of control, and has earned the region the dubious honor of being the rape capital of the [...]
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How to not make phone calls with a mobile phone (huh?)


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In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson has a very interesting take on the changing nature of cell phone use. Rather than making voice calls, most people are using a variety of asynchronous forms of communication to get in touch with one another. Social networking tools, texting, and instant messaging allow us to remain in “constant, [...]
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How to turn off geotagging on your photos


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Cell phones and cameras go together naturally, and when paired with social media services like Twitter, it’s become incredibly easy for us to share our lives with our loved ones. The problem comes when we unknowingly share more than we’re aware of. Nearly all digital photos contain metadata, which is information about the photo. Usually, [...]
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Installing non-Android Market Apps on an HTC Aria


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If you only followed major media outlets, you’d be forgiven for thinking that only worthwhile smartphone available to AT&T Wireless subscribers in the US is the iPhone. With the release of the HTC Aria running Google’s Android OS, AT&T does offer up a worthwhile alternative. The phone’s biggest drawback, however, is it’s inability to install [...]
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Gear Guide: Using an iPhone or iPod Touch as a Computer Replacement


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With the release of iOS 4, iPhone and iPod Touch owners now have the option of pairing their devices with a Bluetooth keyboard. With rumors surfacing that Apple will soon make available a version of iWork for these devices, there’s definite potential for using these devices as an ultra mobile replacement for a computer. In [...]
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