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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 622: Saves You A Butthurt

Dear Vox Media: If your entire business model is threatened by some dude on an iPhone posting to Twitter, you might want to rethink your business model and stop sounding so butthurt about it. Sincerely, The Internet.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 621: Camera Click-Bait

Everyone knows a real camera will take better pictures than a smartphone, so why are places like The Verge writing articles comparing the two?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 620: Pinboard

While on vacation, I decided to sign up for Pinboard, a paid bookmarking service that has a number of potential uses. I'm using it with Pinner on iPhone and iPad.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 619: Peeing for Power

Researchers are trying to figure out how to turn urine into power. I say: if they can do it from cow dung, why not?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 618: Bait and Switch Phone Service

Verizon is trying to get people to ditch copper in some rather dishonest and deceptive ways. Of course, so is AT&T.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 617: Cell Phone Trackers

John McAfee crashed the recently held DefCon conference and told people if they cared about not being tracked, don't use smartphones and use dumb phones instead. Dumb phones can track you, too. This isn't news.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 616: Still Dialing Up AOL

I knew AOL was still around, but I didn't know they were still making millions on dialup Internet customers.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 615: Master Password

My thoughts on Master Password, a program that takes a far different, and perhaps more secure approach to manage your numerous passwords.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 614: Ten Years of Podcasting

We just recently passed the ten year anniversary of podcasting, which is when Adam Curry published his first episode of the Daily Source Code via an RSS feed with some ApeScript that could sync said episode to an iPod.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 613: Airplanes Hollywood Style

Ever wonder how they shoot movies inside airplanes? Wonder no more.

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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.