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Palm Pre owners: Big Brother is watching

August 12th, 2009

Ruh roh. It looks like Palm may be pulling a Big Brother on Pre owners without their knowledge — until now, anyway. This morning, developer Joey Hess publicly examined a portion of webOS code that reports information back to Palm in order to determine exactly what info the manufacturer is retrieving behind the scenes. What …

BlackBerry's newest BlackBerry Messenger client is beautiful, functional

June 12th, 2009

Barely any major updates since launching way back on those now sure-be-stuck-in-a-landfill BlackBerry 7290s, RIM’s latest version of BlackBerry Messenger — unreleased to the public — is absolutely awesome. They’re finally getting hip, people. Here’s some of the new features and enhancements we’ve find while quickly playing with it: Avatar support — set your own …

Palringo adds maps and location data to its iPhone app

January 28th, 2009

Palringo first launched its instant messaging app for the iPhone back in July and for six months it has been one of the best options available for IM on the iPhone. The app is sleek and functional, marrying text IM, picture messaging and PTT-like vocal messaging with a multi-platform solution that covers all of the …

Tagggit is hitting geotagging from a different angle

December 5th, 2008

These days in the mobile world, it seems like geotagging applications are a dime a dozen. Snap a pic, add a position to the EXIF data, upload it to Flickr or some other image sharing site and so on. Isn’t there something more we can do with our geotagged photos? A recent addition to the …