The New York Times reports that “The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records, which includes Americans’ international calls, according to government officials.”
How do you feel about this?
Do you believe that this is the only company where your personal information is being supplied to the government?
A great deal has been written about the new iPhones (5S and 5C). Should you consider upgrading or sticking with your current phone. If you have the iPhone 4 or 4S, the new phones offer a significant upgrade. If you have the iPhone 5, you might not be interested unless you are interested in some of the new features described in the articles below.
Here’s what Shelly Palmer has to say about the new phones.
For another analysis, click below to read what Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal reports.
David Pogue in the New York Times outlines 3 lessons to be learned from the introduction of the new iPhones.
More people have found that making contact by texting is easier than calling.
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The open rate on texting is close to 100%. As for e-mail, it’s no secret that it might take hours or days to get an answer.
It’s not necessary to have a smartphone (iPhone, Android, or blackberry) to text. Although sending a text can be tedious on a basic cellphone, you have a better chance of reaching people than e-mailing or calling.
Running late for an appointment, need to ask a quick question, reach for your mobile phone and send a text!
Now you can give your phone a caffeine fix along with your latte. Not ready for prime-time yet, but definitely a great idea.
Biggest problem facing mobile phone users – – – – your battery running out of juice.
What do you do to increase your battery life?
We all know that it is costly to upgrade your smartphone before the end of your contract (usually 2 years). According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, fewer people are upgrading their smartphones.
Taking advantage of these offers require you to pay full retail for the phone. When you purchase or upgrade with a contract, you get it at a subsidized price. A subsidized phone could cost about $199, while the full retail price could be over $600. READ THE FINE PRINT CAREFULLY.
Before making a decision, be sure to evaluate whether or not the upgrade is worth it.
Sales of mobile devices continue to soar, with sales of tablets now exceeding those of personal computers.
The stakes are high as more hardware suppliers are rushing to catch up with the demand.
Are these failures indicative of poor planning or the high price points?
What do you think?
Do you have either an iPhone or iPad? Once the dominant resource for smartphones and tablets, Apple is now facing stiff competition from Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and other resources which has impacted Apple’s market share in both the smartphone and tablet markets.
This week, Apple unveiled a revamped version of its mobile operating system iOS 7. scheduled for a Fall release.
Will these enhancements impact your decision to stay with your Apple products?
Whether you’re sorting through hundreds of work emails a day or using the service to keep in touch with friends and family, keeping up to date on its latest features can help you get the most out of it.
If you are not g-mail user, you might want to consider switching or setting up a second e-mail account to separate your personal and business correspondence.
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via Yahoo and PCWorld