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Podcast Episode 12

Mr MacLeod is back from his desert island this week and we're back in SMS Text News Towers too - normal service has been resumed. This week we preview Ewan's write-ups on the technology he took with him - the stuff that made it through customs and the stuff that didn't. We also celebrate Orange's entry to the 21st century with a sensible data tariff and their latest customer, talk about Yahoo's developer platform 'Blueprint', handset pricing, unlimited drinks Dublin and our usual 'things of the week'.

Private Mobile Network: First look!

Now I've got the Private Mobile Network from Teleware in my hands, I've been putting it through it's paces. Whilst it's rather complex (bordering on...

Rocking back to the UK with my PMN and a massive todo list

That's me returned back to Blighty. A buggy whisked me from the SMS Text News villa to the seaplane. The seaplane took...

The President of the Maldives to the rescue!

Mundhu, the Spokesperson to the President of the Maldives has sorted it. I had a continuing nightmare over the last week and a bit with...

Help, my private mobile network is still in Customs

Aye, it's no good. Despite the initial valiant efforts of Aisha at the Ministry of Information, I've heard nothing from the Customs folk,...

I’m in the hands of Aisha at the Ministry of Information

I called up the Ministry of Information this morning. Somebody answered! I was put through to a lady who then put me...

“That M1330 of yours is nice, how do you find it?”

Cover me in marmalade and call me Susannah! I was sat in the Dhoni (the boat) the other night with Marcus, the Director of Operations...

Remember to think about the batteries with The Flip!

I have been snorkeling. Probably one of the only times that I don't take my mobile phone with me when I go out....

I’m in the hands of Aisha at the Ministry of Information

I called up the Ministry of Information this morning. Somebody answered! I was put through to a lady who then put me...

The Maldives Government: It’s 4pm and no one’s home

Last Monday, your intrepid reporter -- that's me -- arrived on the ground at Male Airport at just past 9am local time. By 10am, my...

Podcast Episode 10

This week Ewan's still on his desert island but has managed to send us an update anyway. Ben, James and Dan discuss the launch of Nokia's E71, Dan's self-build phone, James' upcoming Glastonbury trip, Canadian mobile data, proposals for incoming call charges by an EU commissioner, Unlimited Drinks Dublin as well as the usual shouts and 'things of the week'.

Product on the beach shots = pain

I was out today in the midday sun, taking pictures of the various products we've been given to check out in desert island conditions....

What international calling service do you use?

I'm wondering what the options are. I've got some calls I need to make whilst I'm out here in the middle of nowhere...

Ahh; they don’t teach you this in geek school

It's been two days now and my Apple MacBook Air has been on full fan duty. They don't teach you these things in...

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