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News: inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, dies aged 74

Email is one of those incredibly useful communication tools that we all take for granted. It has become so prevalent, for business and for personal use, that we tend to forget there was a time without it. Over the weekend, the sad news came that the inventor of email, Raymond Tomlinson, died at the age of 74 from a suspected heart attack. Tomlinson […]

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“Cannot get mail”: STILL the most annoying prompt on the iPhone

Back on the 8th of November 2011, I wrote a brief post highlighting just how flipping annoying it is using an iPhone for more than just emails from your mother and Facebook alerts. I can’t believe it’s still a problem today. You and I get a lot of mail. We do, right? You’re reading Mobile […]

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Why you need to assume many people will read email on their phones now

The other day I got an email from Sky’s NOW TV team to ask me to give my feedback on their service. After signing up a few weeks ago for the streaming video service I haven’t done anything with the account. I took a brief look and found the service rather uninspiring. I reckon it […]

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Alan Ranger of Cloudmark saving the virtual world from malicious attacks

This is Momchil with a video covering various mobile spam topics. Alan Ranger, VP Mobile at Cloudmark, discusses mobile spam and presents Cloudmark’s methods to fight it. Cloudmark started with protecting the email world from attacks, then moved to the social networking world, and currently concentrates on mobile network protection from various spam SMS and […]

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What’s the worst generic email sign-off/signature you’ve seen?

Was it BlackBerry that started this whole game off? The automatic default signature on every message? For a while there it was semi-cool. Now it’s highly annoying. I get really annoyed when I setup a new iOS device and forget to disable the stupid ‘Sent from my iPhone’ signature. A reader — a highly connected […]

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Jamie Siminoff introduces Unsubscribe.com at BlackBerry World

This is Momchil here with a video of Jamie Siminoff of Unsubscribe.com In this video Jamie Siminoff, founder of Unsubscribe.com tells us how we can get rid of unwanted commercial email completely. He demonstrates how the Unsubscribe app works on BlackBerry. Over to Jamie:

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The INQ 1- Student Perspective Part 2

Last week I covered the basics of the INQ1 now I am going to be looking in depth at the applications in particular the social networking ones. Facebook Let’s be honest, this is probably the reason why you bought this phone. When you first start the phone you are asked to pop in your Facebook […]

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Teamer uses text & email to organise sports teams

I’ve been waiting for one of these. For a long time I’ve met lots of different people who have been working on the concept of designing a system that will help sports team managers organise games and player availability. I’ve never been a sports manager — in fact I haven’t actually ever played in a […]

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Email dictation on your Blackberry with MyCaption

Reader Jeremy emailed me in details about MyCaption — a service offering the ability to dictate email messages via voice. All you have to do is (for example) click on the “Reply (MyCaption)” menu link and speak. When you’re finished, the MyCaption service will insert the dictated text into your typing window. I think this […]

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The Ultimate Mobile Email System: Does it exist?

I have, for a long time, been hunting for the ultimate mobile email system. It doesn’t exist, as far as I am concerned, yet. There are some brilliant possibilities for normobs. For example, last night I watched as Honour Pearson of Momail described in 20 seconds how Jonathan MacDonald’s wife could get mobile email setup […]

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Mobile Email – A response

We just got this in from Lars, Vice President of Marketing over at Momail. — Hi, The thought’s in todays article is very, very right! The hurdles described are some of the ones we at Momail and quite successfully are trying to solve. Momail’s focus is consumer email and we focus on: Ease of use […]

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Email your photos to your WiFi Photo Frame

This is almost what our staffer, James Whatley, is gagging for: PicWing.com — buy a WiFi photo frame that you can email photos to. Genius idea. Absolute genius.