Archive: January, 2012
We all know a thing or two about getting what we want in a negotiation and when it comes to cellphones everyone has a tip. Some believe they know how to get the carriers to kneel to the ground, while others feel like its an exercise in high blood pressure. Either way, these tips will help you avoid a few common mistakes before making that call.
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To save money on your cell phone bills today, you just need to be a little creative. Sure you could go with more conventional methods like, the now infamous, “Can you call me back?” to take advantage of FREE Unlimited Incoming (assuming you have that feature of course), but we have “smart phones” now and we ought to be smarter – right?
If you are wondering what SOPA is then you probably haven’t visited Wikipedia today, which is blacked out today in protest. But SOPA is a bill which the US congress wanted to pass and it stands for Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). It sounds harmless enough, after all we all want to stop piracy…don’t we! While we are against piracy we certainly aren’t against FREE SPEECH and SOPA takes it too far suggesting a China like authoritarian rule where record labels and cable companies have the power to shut down website because of alleged piracy acts, no matter how small the piracy act is….it may be as simple as you uploading a video of you and your family at a family bar-b-que with Lady Gaga playing in the background. You may be in violation and your website may be shut down.
Still not convinced, here are 5 reasons why SOPA needs to die…
From BB to iPhone, what to expect
So you’re contemplating the jump from BlackBerry to iPhone and wondering what you should expect. Having done the same thing a few months ago, I wanted to share my experience and help you save some time getting your iPhone set up to suit your needs. You’ve already heard how great the iPhone is, so instead of preaching more of the same, I thought this blog would be more helpful if I highlighted a few of the challenges with making the switch or, a few things you may want to consider before making the switch.
Last year we were inundated with negatives news about RIM and the BlackBerry, and while that was the case there are still 75 million BlackBerry subscribers and many die hard Blackberry users and enthusiast who can’t live without their BlackBerry cellphone. Even Barack Obama is on the BlackBerry bandwagon, so for all those who say BlackBerry is dead, there will likely be 75 million objections. The truth is BlackBerry has a niche and fills a specific purpose while other phones like the iPhone and Android fill another need altogether.
With so many apps available in the iTunes app store and everyone’s top 10 iPhone list so similar, you always feel as though there are some real gems in there that you haven’t discovered as yet, especially knowing that hundreds of new apps get added every day. So let’s not waste time with too much preamble and get to the apps you need to have on your iPhone.
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Look around the office, restaurant, niteclub, lounge, coffee shop, hockey arena, etc and wonder. Recent scientific studies say that roughly 17% of cellphones(that’s 1 in 6) have traces of E coli, a bacteria of fecal origin. Now I have to admit that when I heard about this I was disgusted but that quickly changed into an Arsenio Hall moment “Things that may you go hmmmm” (Lame 80’s reference). Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t make these mistakes on your next cell phone upgrade
It’s been 2 – 3 years and you want to upgrade and get a better deal with your existing carrier or maybe you want to pay less and just get a better deal, either way, don’t make these common mistakes we all make when trying to get a deal with our existing carriers. We know the process, we have to call or visit a store and negotiate a good deal for that new iPhone or Android or BlackBerry that we’ve had our eye on for a few months now.
Many will agree that RIM dominated the 2011 headlines with negative news after negative news. It seemed that the Canadian technology company could not catch a break in most news circles. As Canadians, we take pride in home-grown companies that are successful, but it is hard to ignore the evidence of 2011. Lets take a look at eight of those headlines. Read the rest of this entry »
Seems like every blog we do of late is about RIM, because it’s difficult to watch a giant go down without a real fight. We have long communicated that BlackBerry desirability – ideal phone choices by customers at myCELLmyTERMS when creating a proposal – has been steadily declining to under 10% at the end of the last quarter.