CONTEST: Mobile Magazine Gadget Grab Bag Giveaway!

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How do you like the new digs? As you may have noticed Mobile Magazine has just undergone a bit of an extreme makeover. We want to celebrate the new look by giving away some fabulous prizes. You do like winning free stuff, right? That’s why we’re here to hook you up! How Do I Enter? […]

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Six new Jabra headsets, all with Lync and touchscreens

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Feel like stretching out that corporate expense account with a few new toys? It looks like Jabra has gone headset crazy, announcing no fewer than six brand new headsets this week. The kicker is that they all come paired with their own little touchscreen displays and they all play nice with Microsoft Lync.

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Giving your heart its very own IP address

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Wireless technology often looked upon as a means for communication and resourcefulness, can also mean the difference between life and death for some people. Take cardiac patients for example, many have an implanted defibrillator that is designed to give an automatic “shock” every time their heart rate takes a spike.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView extends your phone to a nano-like display

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Basically, the Sony Ericsson LiveView is a Bluetooth external cell phone screen that pushes most of the functionality from your phone onto its 1.3-inch OLED display. You can read RSS, check Facebook, and do whatever else without ever taking your phone out of your pocket.

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Should there be a total ban on ANY cell phone use while driving?

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You could be living anywhere from Toronto to Los Angeles, with the majority of cities having one sort of law or another preventing the use of handheld devices while driving. And now, a safety group wants to take things one step further by outright banning cell “conversations” regardless of any hands-free device used.

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BlueAnt Q2 Bluetooth headset enables noise-free calls

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Blueant’s new Q2 bluetooth wireless headset may not be as crystal clear as having a person next to you, buts its claiming to be the closest out there. 1.5 years after the Q1 was released, Bluant has revealed the new Q2, and if it all works out as they have planned, the wait will well worth it.

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Get tougher with BlueAnt T1 rugged Bluetooth headset

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We’ve seen more than our fair share of rugged cell phones. We’ve also seen all sorts of rugged notebooks, PDAs, and other handheld electronics. What if you want to keep your hands free when you’re using these rough and tough gadgets? BlueAnt has the ticket, it seems, because they’re issuing a rugged Bluetooth headset.

What you see here is the new BlueAnt T1. It may look like any number of other Bluetooth headsets with its earloop and plain black appearance, but this is supposed to be one of the toughest headsets on the market today. Solid Snake would approve.

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SafeCell app uses Bluetooth to make in-flight passenger communications cheap

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Making a phone call on any international or domestic flight is going to cost you a pretty penny, some airlines in Europe, Asia and the Middle East offer GSM Picocell connections for in-flight calling, others like Lufthansa use a SkyPhone service. Regardless of how a the call is made it’s going to cost you about $10 a minute.

A company called ASiQ, based in Melbourne Australia has announced a new SafeCell App in conjunction with a Bluetooth access point for airlines to offer passengers affordable SMS, MMS, voice messaging and text email from their mobile phones.

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BlueAnt Stereo F4 Interphone Motorcycle Kit Does BT

People who ride around on four wheels have the opportunity to use a series of different Bluetooth car kits. They can use a headset, speakerphone, or even something integrated into the car stereo. BlueAnt is paying a little attention to the two-wheeled counterparts with the launch of the Stereo F4 Interphone Motorcycle Kit. It may […]

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REVIEW – Scosche solCHAT Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speakerphone

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It is illegal to use a handheld cell phone while driving in California. A similar cell phone ban recently kicked in over in the province of Ontario. While you could certainly partake in a regular Bluetooth headset or even a wired headset, it may be more comfortable in the long run to consider a Bluetooth […]

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Ontario Cell Phone Ban Kicks in October 26

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Remember a few months ago when we learned that cell phones would be banned in Ontario? This would follow in teh footsteps of other jurisdictions, like California, where it is unlawful to use your handheld cell phone while behind the wheel of a vehicle. At the time, we didn’t know too much regarding the particulars, […]

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