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Opera sings praises of Mini mobile browser

Opera has unveiled its Mini browser, promising that the application will enable faster surfing on mobile phones. The application reroutes internet traffic to a special service that compresses the data and strips the website down to fit a mobile screen. This results in faster downloads and lower mobile data usage bills, according to Opera. Link: […]

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Key Insights into How to Avoid Premium SMS and Minimise Data Charges

Across the board, digital media retail brands and content providers are unhappy with the commercial models used to deliver mobile content directly to consumers. The frustrations are the same everywhere: PSMS outpayments from mobile operators are too low and standard data charges make the delivery of heavyweight music and video files too expensive for the […]

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World Tracker SMS GPS transmitter

Those who suffer from insecurity, here’s a great tool to allay those unfounded fears. The $600 World Tracker SMS is a GPS transmitter that sends SMSes to your cellphone along with the device’s coordinates for a monthly fee. When integrated with Google Earth, it can provide a photo location within 3 meters (!) of the […]

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VTU paper leak by SMS now?

BANGALORE: Question paper leakage is indeed going hi-tech. On Tuesday, first semester engineering students complained that their cellphones were jammed with SMSes of questions of the maths exam scheduled for Wednesday. Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1386134.cms The medium is well and truly part of the culture when people are whacking round cheats for exams by it!

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SMS still a craze among the Chinese

BEIJING, JANUARY 24:  Chinese mobile phone subscribers sent a record 304.65 billion short messages (SMS) last year, up nearly 40 per cent over 2004, boosting revenues, a report said here. Link: http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=115511 300 billion texts? Geez!  That’s A) a lot of revenue and B) a heck of a lot of annoying beeps 😉 

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HSBC’s business SMS alerts for companies

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd (HSBC) on Jan 25 launched its Business SMS Alert for corporate customers, whereby they will be instantly notified about their account transactions via the short messaging service (SMS). Link: http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_a5152800-cb73c03a-b113c700-8c523a00 This one just gives a little more information on HSBC’s new service.  Again, it’d be damn useful for their UK customers.  […]

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Kryptext secure SMS

Fair Internet is introducing Kryptext, a solution for sending and receiving secure SMS text messages. Link: http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=security&ID=5928&title=Kryptext%20secure%20SMS You need to have a Symbian 60 phone to encrypt your messages; but still, could be useful!

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Beijing Police Deal With SMS Fraud

The Beijing police have created a "fast response system" to be used when criminals use SMS to cheat banks and their customers. Link: http://www.chinatechnews.com/index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3469 Ah hah, perhaps the system is catching up!  The power and flexibility of the medium is often what’s most valuable to a criminal — but not if it’s actually used against […]

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Warnings don’t stop text message scams

BEIJING, Jan. 25 —  Despite repeated warnings, swindlers continue to use cell phone text messages to rip off unsuspecting local residents, and police don’t know how to solve the problem. Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097531.htm This stuff is still happening … and I reckon it will keep on happening. When an inexperienced user gets a text saying "Billing […]

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HSBC Launches Business SMS Alert For Corporate Customers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) — HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd aims to get 10,000 more small medium enterprise (SME) customers subscribing to its business short messaging system (SMS) alert within this year. Link: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=177368 If only they did this sort of thing in the UK.