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Articles by Marin Perez
posted in August 2008

Steve Jobs Is Alive

If you're a subscriber to Bloomberg newswire, you may have been worried about the status of Apple's CEO as the news company inadvertently published an incomplete obituary Wednesday afternoon. It quickly retracted the story, but it's still morbidly interesting to give it a read.

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Thoughts On The Palm Treo Pro

While the Palm Treo name used to put large smiles on a mobile professional's face, it has fallen off a steep cliff in the recent history. But the company is hoping to reverse that trend with the stylish and powerful Treo Pro. I've spent about a week with the handset, and share my thoughts in this post.

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Making iPhone 3G Games Better

Since the launch of the iPhone 3G and Apple's App Store, it's clear that video games are going to be a big part of its appeal. With a touch screen, strong graphics, accelerometers, and a quick and easy distribution channel, the handset is sure to battle with Nintendo and Sony for portable gamers, right? Not quite. But, an upcoming accessory may give it a fighting chance.

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A Handset Strictly For E-Mail

Would you pay $100 for a handheld gadget that can only check e-mail? I thought about that question as I saw the thin, QWERTY-board sporting device from startup Peek. I'm still struggling to think of a reason for this thing to exist.

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SMS As A Reminder

I don't know about you, but I've frequently been out and about when I remembered something I needed to do later. It could be as mundane as returning a movie or remembering to pick up the dry cleaning, but if I can't write it down, it may be lost in the wind. But the reminder service Kwiry can help you stay on top of your tasks with your cell phone.

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How Is Google's Android Shaping Up?

Ever since Google's Android was announced, we've been itching to see a handset running it. Can this first phone -- which will almost certainly be dubbed a GPhone by the press -- possibly live up to the hype?

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Mobile Voice Searching With Yahoo

Using your cell phone for searching can be a godsend when it's done right, and the prospect of using voice to search really intrigues me. It's not that it's incredibly hard to bring up a mobile version of Google, but, if done correctly, voice searches can be the lazy man's best friend.

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Obama To Announce VP Through Text

With the presidential election less than three months away, the missing piece of the puzzle is who will be the vice presidential nominees. Barack Obama recently said he'll be announcing his nominee in a way that might make some say OMG!

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Americans Divided On In-Flight Calls

There's a new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation that finds America is divided on whether to allow cell phone calls during flights. Not surprisingly, there is a vast difference in opinion depending on the age of the person you're asking.

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BlackBerry Bold Has Launched

Research In Motion's highly anticipated BlackBerry Bold has officially gone on sale. Where can you get the company's new flagship phone? It's currently only available in Chile.

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An iPhone Nano Before Christmas?

Looks like the hot rumor going around the Web is that Steve Jobs and company are planning a smaller, cheaper version of the iPhone before the holiday season. Of course, this isn't the first time this idea has come up, but a report from the Daily Mail said this time it's real.

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