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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 684: The Blood Sugar Monster

My thoughts on my first Halloween where I know I have diabetes. Doesn't make me want to handle candy.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 683: Even The Cable Companies Complain

Cable companies charge a lot for what they deliver. That's because the companies that provide the channels charge them a lot. [Some smaller cable companies have stopped offering TV services] (http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/the-tv-model-is-broken-says-isp-that-stopped-offering-pay-tv/#p3), the prices are so high.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 682: Airport Insecurity

It's sad that a dude walking around looking at his iPad can shut down an airport in Sydney.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 681: Social Media Addiction

Are you addicted to social media? Some scientists think it can lead to mental illness. It doesn't help that social media is designed to be addictive.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 680: The Sleeping

Why do we spend so much time sleeping? There's a good article from Time on the subject. Meanwhile, if you need help getting to sleep, let LeVar Burton read you a bedtime story. (Warning: NSFW)

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 679: AT&T Locks the Open SIM

That new-fangled SIM that Apple includes in their new iPads that makes it easier to change data service providers? Verizon chose not to participate and AT&T locks the SIM to AT&T if you choose them. What are they afraid of?

T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere explains the real story in a series of tweets.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 678: Caps for Cash

Those data caps you have on your Internet service, be it wired or wireless? All about the Benjamin's. And if that's not bad enough, AT&T and Verizon both charge their competitors more for roaming access simply because they can.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 677: Yondr

Have we become so addicted to our smartphones that we really need something like Yondr to keep us away from them at certain places?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 676: 911, Where Are You?

T-Mobile is telling the FCC the mobile phone networks simply cannot provide the kind of accuracy of location they're asking for using just the wireless spectrum, which in all honesty, isn't a reliable method to begin with.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 675: HEALTHeDiabetes

I'm using the HEALTHeDiabetes app on iOS to track what I eat, what I weigh, and what my blood sugar is all in one app, complete with data from Calorie King on the different types of foods out there.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.