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Hey Lifehacker, I am a single user of both phone and internet. I am thinking it makes sense for me to get rid of my landline and broadband internet and perhaps just buy a smartphone that does everything. I use the Internet mostly for emails, web browsing, Skype, YouTube, Facebook and share trading activities. I also have a smart TV that I thought might be useful to hook up to internet. What’s the best way for me to go about this?
Shopi is a free iPhone application from Aussie developer Sapient Pair that attempts to make grocery shopping easier. The app’s main claim to fame is that it “learns” the more you use it, updating your favourite food items and ordering preferences automatically. You can also share your list with friends and get them to make updates while you shop.
Businesses battling to keep their information safe pricked up their ears last week as it was announce that Boeing has produced a mobile phone that self-destructs should the wrong person try to use it. It sounds like the stuff of Hollywood action movies but the idea of being able to protect phones in this way could offer the solution to a rising problem.
Naughty, naughty. This advertisement for Lebara (seen at Sydney’s Wynyard Station) states that its unlimited plan includes 3GB of data each month, but a quick check of the relevant page on its site shows that it actually offers 2GB.
A new Australian study has confirmed what most of us already know: texting on your mobile phone makes you walk like a short-sighted drunkard. Scientists have found that writing messages on the move drastically alters a person’s posture, gait, balance and ability to walk in a straight line, which may pose additional risks to pedestrian safety. Face, meet lamppost.
Vodafone has dropped the price of its prepaid international call rates by as much as 90 per cent in 12 countries including Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq and Germany. In addition, prepaid customers will receive 250MB of data for all international recharges $20 and above from now until 3 March.
The ‘Connected Man’ survey from AVG Technologies attempts to shed light on the impact of connected devices on the lifestyles of Australian males. Interestingly, among the findings was the revelation that men are nearly three times more likely than women to have content on their phones that they wouldn’t show their children. We wonder what they’re hiding?