Author: Colleen McColl

Mobile Apps
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Exciting iPod apps for the outdoors

There are a variety of apps available for the outdoorsy types on iTunes. EveryTrail app is a free one; connect with Wi-Fi and search for trails, select a location and activity and get a list of trails with details of each trail length, elevation change, duration, history, map and directions to the trail head. Then just save the trip and head on out.

HTC
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Rogers announces HTC 911 fix: Magic 1.5 with Sense UI

Rogers has gone to drastic measures to ensure all users get the update immediately by stating that they will take “precautionary measures of temporarily disabling internet access for Dream and Magic users on Sunday January 24 at 6:00AM (EST).” The internet will be reactivated within 24 hours of completing the upgrade.

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CableJive duaLink sync cable for iPod, iPhone doubles the fun

CableJive has introduced its new duaLink. The duaLink is a nine-inch splitter cable that houses a micro-sized custom USB hub right in the connector. This provides two dock connectors that allows connecting, syncing and charging of both your iPhone and iPod from a single USB port, wall or auto charger at one time.

Technology
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Terabyte rugged notebook is a first

GammaTech Computer Corporation is bringing a new notebook to market will be able to withstand drops, shocks, spills and whatever else you can throw at it. The D14 E-Series is unique from their other notebooks; this one comes with one terabyte of disk space.  The D14 E-Series has 3 models (E0, E1, and E2) that […]

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Toshiba NB305 Netbook priced at $399

Toshiba has come out with the NB305, an upgrade to its predecessor the NB205. Still with an oversized touchpad and buttons, a metal keyboard, textured lid with matte finish, and a little power button that glows.

Apple
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AppOmator to launch iPhone app building portal

Companies and individuals from the music industry can see the opportunities in building their own apps, although building an app isn’t necessarily an easy task. Some Web services provide templates to build your app. NonLinear allows users to fully customize their app. Using AppOmater

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HTC HD2 Stylus is available for purchase

Yes it’s a stylus. As much as we have tried to veer away from them, I have to admit that there are times when I would like to have a stylus handy. Like on a Canadian February night at the outdoor hockey rink.

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Apple MobileMe Gallery app available free on iTunes

Apple has released their new app that gives subscribers of their MobileMe online service the ability to view photo and movie galleries from either an iPhone or an iPod Touch.  It is also allowing users to share links to their own galleries via email and to view the galleries of other MobileMe members. With the […]

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Google Mobile App fresh for the BlackBerry

Google Mobile App now searches your phone’s e-mail and address books and performs a full web search when you type or speak a name into the search bar. The latest version responds to keywords as well as names, tiny icons that match the keyword you‘ve entered to content within your address book, email or from the web search.

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Google flips the switch on SSL encryption for Gmail

Google announced Wednesday that it will start encrypting all its Gmail traffic when using a remote wireless server.

This comes within days of Google’s announcement that it might pull its offices from China after discovering concerted attempts to break into Gmail accounts of human rights activists.

Science & Tech
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Mobile charity giving sends over $1 million to Haiti

There is one unlikely hero among the devastation in Haiti. The cell phone. All conventional lines of communication are lost. It was the cell phones that allowed the people of Haiti to convey their desperate state. And it could be the cell phone that brings them the much needed support to get back on track.

Mobiles
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Soda power your mobile phone

I just don’t know what to think of this one, takes me back, way back, back to the future. Designer Daizi Zheng’ has created a new Nokia phone for their latest ‘alternative power source, green phone concept’.

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BlackBerry to get Sirius XM, shhh

Sirius XM Radio for the Blackberry has been outed. Initially it will roll out to the BlackBerry Storm 1 – Series 9530 and Storm 2 – Series 9550, the BlackBerry Bold – Series 9000, 9700, the Tour..

Apple
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iPhone becomes a mobile bank check deposit device

A Texas-based USAA bank has created [email protected] service, a new banking app for your iPhone that lets customers make deposits using their iPhone.

Apple
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ION keyboard for iPhone gives you squinters a break

ION has announced full-size keyboard that connects to your iPhone designed for those travelers who want to use a large keyboard when writing emails, texting or surfing the web. I’m not sure how well it will fly with the younger generation of iPhone users.

HTC
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HTC Droid Eris gets the smallest update ever

The HTC Droid Eris has come out with one of the smallest updates ever; it is designed to fix just one bug. ROM version 1.17.605.1 is making its way to you via the phone’s over-the-air update mechanism, fixing an intermittent bad signal indicator when bringing it out of standby.

Android
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Inbrics M1 is a super slim sexy Android slider

Inbrics has been behind the scenes working their M1, this Android-powered smartphone with Wi-Fi 802.11 an AMOLED touchscreen, which slides aside to reveal a QWERTY keyboard has probably got everything you would need . What’s particularly stunning about the phone is that it is only half an inch thick.

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Android Lock defeated by ‘back’ button

Attention Droid owners, Android OS version 2.0.1 has a flaw that makes it possible to bypass the phone’s screen-lock security mechanism. The security feature requires users to input a particular pattern using the onscreen dots before they can access most of the phone’s features.