Tag Archives: Africa

China’s Static Mobile Phone, And Its Mobile Static Phone

By | June 22, 2004

One of the things I noticed at last week’s CommunicAsia expo in Singapore was the range of phones. And not just fancy handhelds touted by dancing, skintight woven women, although that did claim some of my attention. But China, for example, is pumping out machines that run the gamut of needs, including desktop GSM phones. Guanri, for example,… Read More »

HandyMan.Com, Coming Your Way

By | March 2, 2004

Here’s something for U.S. readers only: Find a computer repair guy online. For individuals and companies that can’t afford IT support personnel, ComputerRepair.com offers access to more than 3,000 technicians in all 50 states, and counting. It’s a kind of eBay of tech support: Users are encouraged to post their feedback and rate those computer repair technicians they use.… Read More »

Is The Era Of The Nigerian Scam Over?

By | January 21, 2004

The Register says that Nigerian scammers are getting run out of town by vigilant ISPs and greater user awareness. The article points to how scammers are having to use more obscure free email addresses — Elvis.com, Irangate.com, Handbag.com, for example — to avoid getting shut down before they can reach their target audience.   They’re also trying new… Read More »