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Volume 29 : Issue 47 : "text" Format

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 Though Absent, Apple Permeates Barcelona Fair
 Re: How do you get your number off a list so that it's gone, gone
 What is an "app"? 
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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 01:14:53 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Though Absent, Apple Permeates Barcelona Fair Message-ID: <p06240829c79e9699c051@[]> Though Absent, Apple Permeates Barcelona Fair By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN The New York Times February 15, 2010 The biggest gathering of the global mobile phone industry begins on Monday in Barcelona, and much of the talk will be about the company that is not there: Apple. Its iPhone has been imitated by larger competitors like Samsung Electronics, Nokia, LG and Research In Motion. All of them will be showing touch-screen devices and application stores, two innovations popularized by the iPhone. In App Planet, a special section of the sprawling Fira de Barcelona convention grounds in the city's center, more than 50 small software developers, many of whom make applications for the iPhone, will display the device's capabilities. Elsewhere, manufacturers of netbooks and other mobile, connected devices will show their answers to the iPad, the tablet computer Apple introduced last month in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Apple's longtime rival, Microsoft, will be seeking some attention for the first glimpse of its Windows Mobile 7 operating system software for cellphones. The company does not plan to offer it on devices yet, according to people familiar with the company's plans. Microsoft's impact on the industry has been diminishing in the face of increased competition from other operating systems. Apple, one of those new competitors, has never exhibited at big industry trade shows, including the Mobile World Congress. Secretive and focused, Apple rarely ventures beyond its own well-staged promotions. The company has sent executives to the Barcelona show, but has never taken center stage. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/technology/companies/15apple.html
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:52:14 -0500 (GMT-05:00) From: inarms3223@mypacks.net To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: How do you get your number off a list so that it's gone, gone Message-ID: <6743694.1266162734787.JavaMail.root@mswamui-swiss.atl.sa.earthlink.net> Quote: > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > Privacy protection is like spam or virus prevention: it's an arms > race. Those who call have learned to make caller-id less useful by > either putting your own number on it, or "Out of Area", or an 800 > number that they hope you'll be curious about. > > The next step in the arms race will be active devices that demand a > secret code, and after that will be active devices that demand the > code from numbers the devices don't recognize. > > In the future, (remember what I said about social maps?) those who > seek to talk to you without your invitation will insert the phone > number of one of your friends into the caller-id info, and you or > your automatic screening device will answer the call without > thinking. > > You heard it here first. > > Bill Horne > Moderator' Arms race? Good grief....I hear/see this constantly....usually from techno-geeks that consider the call a personal affront and challenge to their technical capabilities to overcome and prevent. I have 4 wired phone lines at home, and 3 mobile phones in the family. I get plenty of marketing calls. It doesn't seem to keep me up at night like many, nor cause me to take steps to the point that calling me becomes a vetting procedure like allowing access to a highly secure area. If the phone rings, I answer it. I usually don't even glance at the CID. If it's a telemarketer, I simply hang up. What's the big deal, gentlemen? Sometimes, I mess with them....usually, I just hang up. Good grief, it's like this is something IMPORTANT.....there are WAY bigger things to worry about. Pet the cat....tell your wife you love her....send the Salvation Army a small donation instead of blowing the money on phone-ringing controls. Don't spend your lives worrying about some "arms race" you can't control. ***** Moderator's Note ***** A "Type A Personality" stumbles across the techno-geek section of the Internet ... ... but I digress. I don't have a cat anymore, being allergic to pet dander. The Salvation Army receives regular donations from me; when I was a soldier, they helped me out of a tight spot. When the cost of avoiding unwanted telephone calls exceeds the benefit of having peace and quiet as I contemplate the mysteries of life, read a Neal Stephenson novel, teach my son his grandfather's trade, moderate this publication, or fix my wife's bicycle, I will follow your suggestion. In the meantime, don't call me unless you know my password - er, extension number. Does that annoy you? Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:29:26 -0800 (PST) From: hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: What is an "app"? Message-ID: <7ed21179-029a-43fb-bc55-01cab548f541@q21g2000yqm.googlegroups.com> The term "app" has been floating around a great deal these days in terms of fancy cell phones. What exactly is an "app"? Is the word merely shorthand for 'computer application', that is, a computer program (or programs) that perform tasks for the user, such as a word processor, alarm clock calendar, obtain and display train schedules, etc.? Or is it shorthand for the Apple Company and its products? In the old days, a "computer application" consisted of things like the accounting system, payroll system, etc. It was notably distinguished from "system programs" which were the core operating system and associated utilities that ran the computer itself, instead of doing useful work for a human. Thanks. [public replies, please]
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:44:31 -0600 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: What is an "app"? Message-ID: <6645152a1002151644w7cab60fdk388092e6b7816e57@mail.gmail.com> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:29 PM, <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote: > The term "app" has been floating around a great deal these days in > terms of fancy cell phones. > > What exactly is an "app"? > > Is the word merely shorthand for 'computer application', that is, a > computer program (or programs) that perform tasks for the user, such > as a word processor, alarm clock calendar, obtain and display train > schedules, etc.? > > Or is it shorthand for the Apple Company and its products? I've never heard it suggested that "app" was shorthand for "Apple". Instead it's short for "application" and is used beyond the iPhone. John -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmayson
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