Should we be concerned about the UK Government’s draft Communications Bill, or is it just a lot of hot air? Here we will look at some of the important issues involved. Firstly, what is this Bill? Essentially it is a proposed extension of existing powers of the authorities to be supplied on demand with information on anyone’s internet related communications history. It means that information on every email that is sent, each text message, all mobile phone communications, each social network communication, and every website visited must be retained, and must be searchable.
It was just close to 2 months ago that Apple unveiled and released their highly anticipated successor to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and LifeProof has followed suit with their launch of the LifeProof Frē case for the iPhone 5. Much like the LifeProof cases made for the iPhone 4/4S LifeProof states the Frē follows their four proofs of protection by offering a Water Proof, Dirt Proof, Snow Proof, and Shock Proof case for the iPhone 5. We were happy with the results of protection that LifeProof provided for the iPhone 4/4S when we reviewed that case and are glad to report that, so far, we have seen the same level of protection with the iPhone 5 variant of the case. We also will have a video hands on of the case after the break, now lets talk about the case.read more
AOL has unveiled a web-based email client called Alto that appears to be much more refined from what we have seen from AOL in the past. Instead of having to create a new email address, users will be allowed to log into the service with their existing email addresses from GMAIL, Yahoo, AOL, and even Apple’s iCloud accounts and can just use alto as a means to help facilitate email correspondence and organization. Alto will not provide you with yet another email address. Instead, it will pull in your existing previously mentioned accounts into one central location and sort email into prioritized stacks. Alto can handle up to five accounts per user. Alto is now available as a limited preview, and is accepting new users on a first come, first served basis.read more
Sprint Nextel Corporation has acquired 50.8 percent of Clearwire Corp stake after a deal that bought out Eagle River Holdings’ from ownership in the company. It appears Sprint may want more control over an LTE strategy at a quick pace. Now Sprint will be able to make any choices it wants since it now has more say over Clearwire’s network.read more
Over a week ago we got our hands on the Otterbox Defender Series Case for the new Apple iPhone 5. The Defender Series case offers quite a bit of protection to the iPhone 5 and Otterbox has many variants for the case for different smartphones as well. In this video I will mention why I purchased the case and where improvements have been made. I will also mention some downfalls and missed opportunities. The case offers 3 layers of protection that include a poly-carbonate inner shell, a built in hard screen protector, and a silicone outer portion that is there to absorb shock from falls as well as cover many of the ports from dirt and debris. Check out the video after the break for a close look at this case.read more