TREO 650 – NOTES FROM THE FIELD

I’ve used a Treo 650 for a few months now. The Treo 650 is one of the most popular devices combining cell phone and organizer functions, and all of the major cell carriers are now offering their own versions of the Treo 650. Here’s a few notes for anyone...

THE COMING DEATH OF VOIP

Internet telephony – “voice over IP” or “VOIP” – is just now approaching the mass market. Consumer products are hitting the market from the likes of Linksys designed to work with AT&T and Vonage systems, for example, and Skype...

CELL PHONES AND THE “DO NOT CALL” LIST

The last few months have been slow for e-mail hoaxes. DId you get any of the messages last week about registering your cell phone numbers with the national “Do Not Call” list to avoid waves of telemarketers? I got a few from well-meaning friends. It was a...

CELL PHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY

You’re now able to retain your phone number when you switch cell phone providers. The FCC mandate went nationwide last week. Theoretically you can even move your landline number around – transfer it to your cell phone, for example. It’s a decidedly...

CAMERA PHONES

Here’s an article about cell phones with cameras, which are the fastest-growing consumer technology ever, according to a recent study. Eighty million camera phones have been sold worldwide. This year more camera phones will be sold than digital still cameras....

SKYPE

The buzz is rising to deafening levels for Skype, new software for making telephone calls over the Internet. It’s a new project from the Swedes who invented Kazaa, and in the last two months it’s been downloaded at a dizzying pace, setting new download...