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10/27/2009 Cell Phone Etiquette

Todays society is all about being connected 24-7. Cell phones now provide instant access to anyone and everyone, from corporate executives to housewives and children alike. While cellular connectivity is a comfort to some, it can be rude and disruptive to others. You may wish to be available at all times, but there are some times when it is simply not appropriate to use your cell phone.

Also, cell phones should not be treated as status symbols, and should not be paraded out simply to impress others. Regardless of how new and impressive your cell phone may be, dragging it out in a public setting is seldom going to win you any fans.

Follow these simple cell phone guidelines to strike a balance between accessibility and consideration for others...

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10/27/2009 Cell Phones Used To Contact Pilots

Minneapolis airport police say controllers tried to contact the pilots of a wayward Northwest Airlines jetliner by radio, data message and cell phone after it failed to land as scheduled.

Federal officials are investigating how the San Diego-to-Minneapolis flight overshot the airport by 150 miles on Wednesday. The pilots have told authorities they were distracted by a heated conversation.

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10/26/2009 Nokia says Apple iPhone Infringes on Patent

Nokia, the world's largest maker of cell phones, is suing Apple in U.S. federal court, saying the iPhone uses patented wireless technologies.

Nokia Corp. claims the iPhone infringes on ten patents covering both phone calls and Wi-Fi access. It says 40 other phone manufacturers have licensed these patents from Nokia, but Apple has not.

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10/23/2009 What Is Stored on Your Cell Phone Is Startling

There are certain things you do not want to share with strangers. In my case it was a stream of highly personal text messages from my husband, sent during the early days of our relationship. Etched on my phones SIM card - but invisible on my current handset and thus forgotten - here they now are, displayed in all their brazen glory on a strangers computer screen.

What Is Stored on Your Cell Is Startling


10/20/2009 Sidekick Halted

US wireless carrier T-Mobile temporarily halted sales of the Sidekick mobile phone Monday after a server failure caused many customers to lose personal data such as contacts and calendar items.

Sidekick models were listed as temporarily out of stock on the T-Mobile website following the incident with Sidekick data services provider Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft.

T-Mobile and Microsoft-Danger apologized to customers for the data loss in a statement over the weekend.

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10/16/2009 Walmart Cell Service

Walmart is teaming up with prepaid carrier TracFone to offer Straight Talk, a no-contract wireless service.

Users can choose between a $45 per month plan that offers unlimited calls, texts, and mobile Web access, or a $30 per month plan that provides 1,000 minutes, 1000 texts, and 30MB of mobile Web access.


10/14/2009 NotePage Green Efforts

NotePage is an eco-friendly business. In recent years, we have made a number of changes in an effort to become a more environmentally-friendly and conscientious business. Here are just a few of the things that NotePage has done in our effort to become a more green business... NotePage, Inc. Green Efforts


10/13/2009 French Looking to Ban Cell Phones In School

Pupils at French primary schools and middle schools could be banned from using mobile phones in school under draft legislation approved Thursday by the French Senate.

The measure, proposed by the government, is just one clause of an enormous piece of environmental legislation that must still be debated by the National Assembly before it has any chance of becoming law.

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10/12/2009 Vonage Going To Mobile Devices

Vonage is expanding its horizons beyond delivering VoIP over broadband Internet, and hoping to expand its customer base and revenue at the same time. The new app from Vonage allows Blackberry and iPhone users to place cheaper international calls from their mobile phones. It also highlights the shifting competitive landscape between previously separate technologies.

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10/07/2009 Steps Businesses Can Take to Go Green

A business that makes the decision to be environmentally-conscious will often promote goodwill among potential customers, while making the world a better place for future generations. Many businesses hesitate to adopt green practices because they fear it will hurt their bottom line and negatively impact profits. But many eco-conscious businesses discover that they can actually save money and bring in new customers who specifically patronize companies that actively make an effort to be environmentally friendly. Many customers may even be willing to pay a bit more for a product or service from a company that is green.

Steps Businesses Can Take to Go Green


10/06/2009 Device to Locate Kids

With a computer or cell phone and an electronic tracking device, you can locate a missing pet, follow the path of a stolen car, find a skier buried in an avalanche and rescue a hiker lost in the woods.
So what about a child snatched by a stranger?

About 800,000 children are reported missing in the U.S. each year. The vast majority are runaways, followed by parental abductions, said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. About 58,000 children are kidnapped by strangers, and 99 percent of those come home fairly quickly, often victims of sexual abuse.

Then there are the approximately 115 children a year like Jaycee Dugard, who are snatched then murdered, ransomed or kept for several years.

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09/30/2009 AT&T Accuses Google

AT&T asked the Federal Communications Commission Friday afternoon to look into Google's alleged blocking of some phone calls through its Google Voice service, a practice the phone giant called a violation of federal telecommunications laws.

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09/30/2009 Mobile Phone Banking

With the introduction of an iPhone app that lets you deposit a check by taking a picture of it, options for mobile banking are growing rapidly. And though you might think the boost in convenience comes at the expense of security, banking on your cell phone can actually be safer than using your PC if you take basic precautions.

Mobile Phone Banking


09/29/2009 Number of Wireless Carriers

How many wireless carriers do we need? It's a question that's popping up again as T-Mobile USA is said to be looking at buying Sprint Nextel Corp.

Now that most people have a cell phone and once-heady growth in the industry is slowing, analysts say carriers are going to be looking at buying each other to increase their scale and to avoid competing too much on price. Consumers have been benefiting from relentless price-cutting on cell phone service in the past few years.

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09/28/2009 Risks of Cell Phone Use

It is too soon to know if cell phone users are at risk of developing cancer, but research conducted in Scandinavia and Israel suggests that, at the very least, there is cause for concern and a need for further investigation, experts told a Senate panel Monday.

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