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AT&T to Clamp Down on Data Leechers?

The tech-savvy among us have been tethering our laptops through data enabled phones to AT&T's (formerly Cingular) data network for years. The concept of tethering is simple, attach your phone to your laptop via Bluetooth or direct connection, and make a connection to the provider's data network so you can browse the web and send e-mail with your laptop from anywhere. AT&T allows this practice on their top-tier data plans (starting at $59.99 per month), but users with smarts have been able to tether with unlimited data packages as low as $19.99 for years without any problems or additional charges.

Is the World Ready for a Google Phone?

History is repeating itself in an odd way, but this time Apple isn't the one in the limelight. After a year of hype, Apple managed to make a moderately successful entrance into the mobile phone space; a market filled with cutthroat competition that's near impossible to casually enter. Now rumors are flying that another huge name in the web 2.0 world, Google, is about to do the same... maybe even bigger. What is the search engine turned juggernaut up to?

Why I Chose the AT&T 8525 over the iPhone

A few weeks ago, I eluded that I would be talking about my latest phone purchase; a topic that's fun since everyone has a cell phone these days. With so many different options out there in both smart and generic phone varieties, I found this purchase more difficult than any of my previous phones.

Wii: Gaming Genius or Fitness Fad?

In the day following a report of stellar earnings, Nintendo's stock soared, rocketing it to a lofty, new position as Japan's fifth largest company by market value. That's right; Mario and Pokemon are worth more than Honda Motors. That's a little scary, but illustrates something that's been on my mind lately. Will Nintendo's seemingly golden touch last?

iPhone - Let the Attacks Begin

Apple's Mac OS X computers may not have a strong enough user base that the evil-doers on the Internet want to bother writing exploits and spy-ware, at least compared to the infinite number of Windows based computers. Why write code for millions of computers when you can write for billions?

However, Apple may soon find itself in the hacker spotlight thanks to the success of the iPhone. Word has it, that security experts in Baltimore said they found a "flaw in iPhone handsets that can be used by attackers to access private data stored on it".

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