Stories for Feb. 17, 2009

One of the things that can really help you when you’re starting out as a web worker is having a “safety network”  of mentors in your field. The ideal situation is to have access to a few people with freelance experience whom you know well enough […] Read more »

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By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere in Europe — either about to land in Frankfurt or already hanging around the city’s aging airport. I am on my way to India to spend a short week with my parents and also attend […] Read more »

As the PC and communications industries converge, among the biggest impediments to true interactive mobile computing are the carriers’ business models. The current prices and plans for mobile broadband access are expensive and inflexible. If the technology and communications industries want consumers to buy (and use […] Read more »

Well, today was supposed to be the big deadline for the national switch to digital television. While that date got pushed back to June 12, as of midnight tonight, 641 stations in the U.S. (36 percent of the country) will have shut off their analog broadcast […] Read more »

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Good morning TABers! I hope all of you (at least all of you in the U.S.) had a fantastically lazy President’s Day yesterday. I wanted to let all of you know that TheAppleBlog has jumped on the bandwagon and now has a Facebook page…so if you […] Read more »

According to Google, the biggest competitor to Gmail Tasks is good old-fashioned pen and paper. I still use written lists when planning projects and to make notes to myself. Unfortunately, my handwriting is appalling, which renders my lists useless for other people and, sometimes, even myself! […] Read more »

The successor to the T-Mobile G1 Android phone has been announced at the MWC in Spain.  The HTC Magic will be released by Vodafone and is sleeker and thinner than the original Android phone, the G1, also by HTC.  That thinnest is due to the loss […] Read more »

Here’s some good news in a particularly troubled time for Internet startups, and it’s especially piquant for anyone who’s been following the rise (and challenges) of social gaming: Offerpal Media is announcing today that it has secured $15 million in Series B funding led by D. […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 16, 2009

– Nokia: Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has launched 3 handsets at MWC. The E75 and E55 have qwerty keyboards and an enhanced e-mail user interface whic… Read more »

When 2-D barcodes/QR Codes first came out they were sometimes touted as providing content through the camera — of course this wasn’t the ca… Read more »

The CTIA has announced plans to “start making its case for the educational value of cellphones”, and the consequent introduction of these in… Read more »

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