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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 remove the iPhone’s new “tamper-resistant” screw


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If you’ve taken your iPhone 4 in for service at the Apple store, you may have gotten it back with 2 new pieces of hardware that were changed unbeknownst to you. Though the iPhone 4 originally shipped with standard Phillips #00 screws, they’ll replace them with an obscure type called a pentolobular screw if you [...]
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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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Getting Started with Posterous


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There’s a lot of places online where you can blog, update your status, post your pics, and take whatever’s on your mind and translate it into something that can be seen online. Posterous is a service that can give you the capability of doing all these things through email. If you’re looking to start your [...]
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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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All you need to know about Simplenote


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Just type. Adam Pash at Lifehacker has put out this complete guide to Simplenote, but even that feels like more explanation than it needs. In short, it comes down to two words: Just. Type. Simplenote, for the uninitiated, is a web and iOS application that automatically stores all of your plain text and syncs it [...]
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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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