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Keep Your Old Cell Phones?

While everyone wants a piece of the latest technology, something that can often result in old cell phones being thrown into the trash or, more responsibly, given to a cell phone recycling company such as SellCell, it may be a good idea to keep a hold of your seemingly out of date old smartphone for […]

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New and Old Cell Phones Popular Travel Tools

Apps, websites and other tools that can be accessed by mobile phone, including old cell phones as well as the more advanced smartphone variety, have been cited as the most popular tool for traveling by experts. The experts, who were asked to choose their most loved tools for traveling by The Associated Press, almost unanimously pointed to the ubiquitous cell phone.

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Project to Track Used Cell Phones

A new international project is getting underway to try to track old cell phones, televisions and other items of electronic waste. United States and United Nations officials made the announcement about the new project on Sunday, which will see collaboration with port officials in Asia and West Africa.

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Smartphones Outsell Ordinary Old Cell Phones

Smartphones outsold ordinary handsets for the first time ever in the United States in the opening quarter of this year, it has been revealed. More than 50 per cent of the cell phones sold in the first quarter of 2011 were smartphones rather than the traditional handset variety, with Samsung the big player in the US market with a 23 per cent share, according to research firm the NPD Group.

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Old Cell Phone Bill Back Under Consideration

A new version of a bill that could force cell phone companies to place warnings on their products is being considered by the California Senate in the United States. The bill, which has been proposed by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) received its first reading by the Rules Committee of the State Senate this week and will now pass on to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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Nokia Loses Seven Thousand Employees

Nokia is set to slash 7,000 jobs as part of a massive cost-cutting program. The company, which is the biggest manufacturer of cell phones in the entire world, is set to reduce 12 per cent of its worldwide work force in a bid to cut costs by around 12 billion US dollars by the end of next year.

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Beware Smishing

Smart-phone users now have something new to worry about – smishing. Smishing is similar to phishing scammers on the internet, and means that anyone who responds to a text message or downloads an application on to their cell phone could be in danger of having their privacy and security compromised by hackers. “It could be as serious as a significant financial loss if they are able to access their bank account,” warns the chief technology officer at Cloudmark, Jamie De Guerre.