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Old Cell Phone Ban Falls on Deaf Ears

The ban on using new or old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle in Washington State in the United States is now 12 months old, but is anyone actually listening? Washington State Patrol officers say that a large percentage of drivers just do not seem to care, with many not even attempting to hide the fact they are using a cell phone while driving.

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Old Cell Phones Grow on Trees

Old cell phones may not actually grow on trees, but they could help to grow trees, if a new Nokia cell phone recycling campaign in Indonesia pays off. The program, which has been given the name of “Give and Grow 2011: Give Mobile Phones, Grow Trees”, was actually first implemented two years ago back in 2009, but Nokia is stepping up the campaign.

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New Starbucks Android App

The popular coffee shop Starbucks has recently introduced a new cell phone application that will allow Android 2.1 and above users to pay for their purchases with their smartphone. The new application is free to download at the Android Market and will work at 6,800 of Starbucks’ stores and over 1,000 of their shops located inside Targets.