Author Archive | Ewan


Alfie’s been using VoipStunt like there’s no tomorrow.  It’s really workin very well for him.  I’ve yet to give it a good go.  I’m a bit suspect about the latency.  I tried calling myself and there was a good 1 or 2 second delay.  I wonder how that will work when I’m actually on a […]

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urPaizDed – text death updates for Czech Republic

Relatives of the patients who die in the local hospital learn about their family member’s death through an SMS message, something that experts in ethical matters consider inadmissible, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes writes today. Different, but, as the hospital director points out, efficient.  More: Here

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MMS a pic of your pet and win!

Is your puppy, cat, rabbit or guinea pig the cutest pet in Norwich? If so you could win a 拢20 voucher to spend at the Giant Pet Store, Twickenham Road, Norwich The Norwich Evening News are running a ‘good looking pet’ competition 馃槈  If you text in a picture to their MMS number (50p charge), […]

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mTouche client mistakenly spams half a million with a premium text

Link: SMS spam causes outrage – The Star Online THOUSANDS of cellphone subscribers were spammed with Chinese New Year greetings by a mobile content company, which later billed recipients S$1 (RM2.27) for each text message. The SMS messages that were sent out by mTouche to about 500,000 mobile phone users during the festive period elicited […]

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Texter’s Thumb

Link: Not cramping their style. Lindsey Blight starts her day by sending text messages from her cellphone, gossiping with girlfriends and making plans. I always like reading articles which give a sense of how people — in particularly the young — are using technology.  This article focuses on the possible injuries caused by over frequent […]

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Phone thief gets frisky by text

Link: Mumbai Mirror. Phone thief uses actor Nishit Verma’s cell to send SMSes to contact list Instead of trying to run up a bill or hawk the phone to the nearest fence, this phone thief decided to send out lewd messages to people on the phone’s addressbook!

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Texting spells freedom for deaf students

Link: Texting spells freedom for deaf students. "My mother also thought it was too dangerous for me to go to parties," says Streczek, now 17. "We had no way to contact each other in an emergency." Another wicked article about how text messaging is being used to great advantage by the deaf community.

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VoitStunt — quick review

Link: SMS Text News: HOT: Voipstunt?. Here’s a comment Alfie recently posted to my blog above. I’ve been using voipstunt all week now, the free calls remain free, but after a certain amount of time (like 10 minutes or so), you *have* to sign up with a credit card to carry on with the service. […]

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Hold that MDA Pro

I’m reading via Engadget about a new raft of HTC devices such as this one, the HTC Prophet, coming out.  Please, please, please don’t bring out an upgraded T-Mobile MDA Pro.  I’m only a few months into an 18 month contract. The moment i read about a new Windows Mobile upgrade I will immediately go […]

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