Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Challenge and Beyond

It seems as though I have avoided this long enough.  I began this blog as part of the 2010 Challenge.  BTW, I wonder how many Challengers are reading this.  I would love to hear from you.  I have a few … Continue reading

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Do YOu Still Use The Phone?

Do you still use the phone? “I remember when I was growing up, the rule was, ‘Don’t call anyone after 10 p.m.,’ ” Mr. Adler said. “Now the rule is, ‘Don’t call anyone. Ever.’ ” Phone calls are rude. Intrusive. Awkward. “Thank … Continue reading

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Surf the Web, or Surf the Sea

Here is a video of a Japanese ship taking the tsunami wave head on.  In a way, it is the same sensation as when I was out in a big surf, only much, much bigger.

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Textfree Exchanges 1 Billion SMS Messages Monthly

Do  you want to save some money on texting?  This story might just be the answer. Textfree gives users a free, unique phone number which they can use to send and receive free text messages through the service’s mobile app. … Continue reading

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A Billion Tweets Per Week on Twitter

Can you believe it? One billion tweets per week in only five years. And 460,000 new accounts per day. http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/14/new-twitter-stats-140m-tweets-sent-per-day-460k-accounts-created-per-day/

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Android Takes a Bite Out of Apple

Android is eating into Apple’s  iPhone sales big time.   Apple was riding high for a long time, but now Android is out selling iPhones. the Android operating system has 31.2% of the US market, up 7.7 absolute percentage points … Continue reading

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CNET TestsTablets

CNET tests tablets for web speed and battery life. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20035094-1.html?tag=topStories3  

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Malware Found in Android Apps

It looks like the bad guys are at it already.  Users love the Android OS because of the openness, but that openness also makes it vulnerable to malware.  The malware was discovered apparently in pirated versions of legitimate apps. Google … Continue reading

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Making Millions at 99 Cents a Pop

Amanda Hocking is the best selling indie writer on Amazon.com.  She sells approximately 100,000 copies of her books per month.  By publishing for the Kindle she has no printing costs, and doesn’t and to store a garage full of books … Continue reading

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Survey Scam Spreads Quickly in Twitter

Beware of this rogue application on Twitter.  It uses the file shortening service of bit.ly. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/03/02/11-6-hours-survey-scam-spreads-like-wildfire-on-twitter/

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