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Samsung Kies Update Kies_2.3.2.12054_19_1 Broken No outlook Synch

June 13, 2012 5:09pm by wombat

Happened: 
In My Life

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II. I use the Samsung Kies software to update the firmware and synch with Microsoft Outlook. I just updated to Kies_2.3.2.12054_19_1 from Kies_2.1.0.11112_41_7 . Read more

Lies, lies and more lies

June 12, 2012 8:19am by Chantel

Happened: 
In My Life

I was trying to get on my husband’s special plan from Sprint. We were told by a sprint customer service representative via their web chat that we could do it so we set off to a Sprint store. After an hour of waiting and the sales guy messing with our accounts, we found out that we in fact couldn’t do it. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S II HDMI Out Requires Expensive MHL Adapter

April 12, 2012 11:36pm by wombat

Happened: 
In My Life

I purchased the Samsung Galaxy S II Android Smartphone. So far I am in love with the phone after having a Nokia N900 for a couple of years. The processor and features are awesome and being an advanced user I purchased it for the advanced specs including the advertised HDMI out. When the phone arrived to me the plastic protector on top stated HDMI out (MHL adapter required.) Read more

T-Mobile is not giving customers Unlimited Data but is throttling service to make it unusable

March 12, 2012 2:04pm by hearit

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In My Life

T-Mobile's unlimited data plan is showing to be very limited. The company advertises unlimited transfer but I didn't realize that only applies to cell customers staying below a minimum. Once customers hit a monthly allowance, the provider sends a text message stating my service would be throttled until the next billing cycle. Read more

Nokia N900 No Longer Charges With Wall Charger But Charges With Kindle Fire Charger

March 6, 2012 3:36pm by wombat

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In My Life

My Nokia N900 no longer charges from the wall charger. For a phone that was priced at almost $1000 in the US when it was brought out this is crazy. There are posts on the Nokia site with no replies from Nokia which is not all that surprising considering the way they handled this phone. Read more

8 Cell Companies Named in Carrier IQ Tracking App Federal Lawsuit Scandal

December 7, 2011 2:22am by editor

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In The News

Carrier IQ--the software now accused of operating on Android, Blackberry, Symbian devices and Apple iPhones--is moving on to court. Attorneys claim an "unprecedented breach" of 150 million cell consumers, alleging "carriers and manufacturers were caught ... Read more

Life's Good When LG Optimus T Gets Android Gingerbread Update

November 30, 2011 9:53pm by Shannon Miller

Happened: 
In The News

LG has announced that the Optimus T will begin Android Gingerbread 2.3 updates in December but I am not holding my breath since the phone has been out for a year awaiting a long overdue update. The LG Optimus T is a great little phone but the slowness from LG to get it up to date with the new Android 2.3 is a real buzzkill.
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Dokkiri iPhone 4 Cell Phone Case Gives Helping Severed Hand Before Halloween

August 4, 2011 7:28pm by copythis

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In The News

For those who want a unique handshake, there's a new Apple iPhone cell phone case: It's a hand you hold, straight out of Japan. No one's been left out on this one: There's three models including a severed 'Lady's Hand' model, the larger 'Men's Hand' size--or the cut-off 'Kid's Hand' mobile phone case for the iPhone 4. Read more

Apple Developer Under Fire after iPhone App Dubs Photo Effect Nigger Brown

June 14, 2011 3:52pm by hearit

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In The News

Apple's already battling allegations it stole a student's app Store submission. Now an iPhone app maker has dubbed its “Picture Effect Magic” photo effect with the racial slur of "Nigger Brown". Read more

Same Old Problems New Provider Apple Antenna Cell Issues Hit Verizon iPhone 4

February 10, 2011 9:28pm by hearit

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In The News

Oops, Apple did it again: Verizon customers may have the new iPhone service but online consumer complaints spread as iPhone 4 cell phone users claim the same antenna problems as AT&T customers who wer Read more