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WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

‘iPhoto: The Missing Manual’ is Both Informative and Entertaining

If you write about technology, it’s hard to strike a balance between being technical and being entertaining. I feel as if the scale too often tilts …

Donna, A Proactive Personal Assistant App For iOS

Donna is a personal assistant iOS app by Incredible Labs named after the character Donna Moss from <i>The West Wing</i>. The app proactively provides you …

I started using Gmail in January 2005, my first year in college

<i>I started using Gmail in January 2005, my first year in college. It replaced the AOL account I’d been using since middle school. Before that, I shared an AOL account with my parents for a year or two. Before that, we didn’t have the Internet. I can tell you blood-curdling tales of pre-Internet. I was there. Never forget.</i>

Google launches 'Inactive Account Manager' to deal with your data when you die

Google has added a new way to control what happens to your account when you stop using it — most likely because you're no longer around. A new Inactive Account Manager, available in Google's settings, allows you to set a timeout period for your account. If you go three months to a year without …

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

commentary Microsoft's much-rumored Office app for iOS and Android may not pop up until later next year. But CloudOn's Office app fills the bill quite nicely.<p>Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a …

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