Tag Archives for Electronics

Real Phone Hacking

Interesting glimpse into the real world of phone hacking–not the amateurish stuff we’ve been absored by in the UK–by Sharmine Narwani: In Lebanon, The Plot Thickens « Mideast Shuffle. First off, there’s the indictment just released by the Special Tribunal for … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by jeremy
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How Not to Disintermediate

With traditional media on the rocks, there are lots of opportunities for companies and organisations to  disintermediate: to project themselves directly to the public. Indeed, in some ways, this is the future. But here’s how not to do it: to … Continue reading

03. September 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Media, PR | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Third Screen Talks to the Second

Nokia has finally woken up to the potential of connecting its phones to a computer. I’ve written elsewhere about the PC Suite, but its latest version has made some great strides in allowing you to use the computer to manage … Continue reading

01. September 2008 by jeremy
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It’s Your Mother Calling

A few people have asked for the transcript of yesterday’s commentary on the BBC’s World Business Daily about getting your  mother’s voice to be your ringtone. It follows below, and here’s the (still active) link to the actual program from … Continue reading

29. November 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Wikiscam

Just because something has the word Wiki, community and/or .org in its name, doesn’t mean it isn’t a scam. I just received an email from someone called Navin Mirania about Wikimmunity which on first glance sounds like a worthy project: … Continue reading

26. November 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Scams, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Time to Give the Telephone Back to the Cellphone?

Was interviewing a guy intimately involved in the mobile phone industry the other day, and we were comparing the various features of our sophisticated smartphones, when he suddenly leaned over and said, “Off the record, but this is my favorite … Continue reading

22. October 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 comments

The Gadget Gap

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only, I’m afraid) is about what I call The Hole — the absence of decent devices in terms of size, weight and functionality between the smartphone and the notebook. To me it’s not just about cramming everything … Continue reading

28. July 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Devices | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

Cyberwar, Or Just a Taste?

Some interesting detail on the Estonian Cyberwar. This ain’t just any old attack. According to Jose Nazario, who works at ARBOR SERT, the attacks peaked a week ago, but aren’t over: As for how long the attacks have lasted, quite … Continue reading

18. May 2007 by jeremy
Categories: datawars, Malware, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Seasons’ PR Greetings

It’s that time of year: Lots of Christmas greetings messages from PR folk. I don’t want to sound like Scrooge, but I’m never quite clear why they bother with these things. Nokia sent me a link to a flash message … Continue reading

15. December 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Internet life, Media, PR | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Thwarting the VoIP Eavesdroppers

Interesting piece in Intelligence Online (subscription only) which mentions the growth of both software to intercept VoIP traffic, and services to thwart it. Companies mentioned: Amteus [company website] which “has developed secure software for Voice over IP (VoIP) communications but … Continue reading

18. September 2006 by jeremy
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