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What happened to my iPhone’s “Cellular Data Network” settings?

Recently I gave up on Android phones and got myself an iPhone 5. And because I wanted to stop paying ridiculous prices for cellular contracts, I made sure to get an unlocked GSM phone so I could use no-contract plans. My first choice of carrier (T-Mobile) didn’t quite pan out, even though they...

Walk This Way

After reading over the infographic below, I am SO glad that I live so close to my office that I can walk there everyday. After three years of commuting-by-foot I never want to give it up! Click image to enlargeFrom: Streamline Refinance via...

Now You’ve No Excuse

If you’ve heard any news or browsed the Internet at all today, chances are you’ve already heard plenty about Amazon.com’s newly-announced Kindle eReaders, especially their new 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire. CNET’s Molly Wood succintly answers the question everyone is asking, if this...

How do you spell “LOL”?: On Google Voice Transcriptions

A couple months ago I switched my voicemail to using Google Voice. It was much easier than I expected, mostly because my cellular provider is Sprint, who have a partnership with Google Voice that allows you to port over your real mobile number with very little hassle. (For me, keeping the same phone number...

You can make a difference

Back in March, I was dismayed to learn that Continental Airlines was discontinuing the gluten-free menu options on all their flights. This was particularly disconcerting to me since I usually fly with them on my frequent trips to Panamá. Long international flights are killer when you’re going...

Free year of TechNet Plus

For some reason, Micro$oft is giving away free one-year subscriptions to “TechNet Plus Consumer Services Professional Pilot”, which includes all the usual TechNet Plus benefits including eval software and support tickets. Click the link appropriate to your location: US | Canada | UK Their servers...

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