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iPhone 3G Launch Day: Queue-cast

Dan Lane covered the launch of the iPhone 3G here, but as his subsequent posts revealed his own purchase wasn’t as smooth as it might have been *cough* 8 hour wait *cough*.  If like me you revel in other people’s pain listen to this special podcast ‘queue-cast’ edition to hear a man who doesn’t know […]

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New body takes over US terror text warnings

The US Department of Homeland Security has taken another step towards a new SMS emergency alert system that will warn citizens of domestic disasters from earthquakes to terror attacks. The Department has announced it’s picked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to oversee the new system of emergency alerts and act as the aggregator for […]

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US gets disaster warnings by SMS

What do people do during disasters? Turn to their mobiles, of course. The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a plan that will see mobile networks used to transmit alerts during disasters or emergencies. The system, called the Commercial Mobile Alert Systems, will see texts sent to mobile users including, presidential alerts, imminent threat alerts and […]