Archive for June, 2007

Call Evidence Using Smartphones

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I came across something interesting on BNET the other day. It seems that many smartphones are capable of recording voice conversations.

 Now you will have to check your state legislation regarding the recording of phone calls, but in most cases, as long as one party is in the know [that’s you], all is well.

All it takes is a bit of inexpensive software….

Most software versions will record either all calls, or just the ones you selelct.

For comparisons of smartphones and PDA’s


iPods Power Depends Upon Haircut

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Never worry about batteries again…..just plug your ipod and cellphone into your jacket. Well, that’s the idea behind a recent entry into an Italian fashion show this week.

Solar Powered JacketZegna debuted their solar powered jacket, made with conductive textiles and a solar panel in the collar. This allows the person wearing it to charge cell phones and iPods through the jacket.

Two solar modules in the coat’s collar convert the solar energy into electricity.

The electricity is routed by conductive textile cables to a buffer battery.

The battery is then used to charge a device directly or store the power until needed.

I guess that’s one more reason to keep your hair cut short.


Cellphone Wars Hotting Up

Monday, June 25th, 2007

As the impending launch of the Apple iPhone will rocket IP cellphones into a new orbit [expect an announcement June 26], it brought my focus back to not only cellphones, but to wireless carriers.

Obviously, there is no point having sexy cellphones, without the carrier services. So I took a wee peek and found some interesting user reviews of the main wireless network carriers USA. (more…)