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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 486: Where Printers Come From

There's a special place in hell where printers come from.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 485: HeartBleed: Who Cares?

While those of us in Information Security are very concerned about things like HeartBleed, most normal people quite simply don't care. It's the not caring that, quite frankly, is the real issue we need to solve.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 484: Windows Phone 8.1 Initial Thoughts

I loaded my Lumia 520 up with Windows Phone 8.1 thanks to the Windows Phone Developer Preview Program which you don't even need to be a developer to leverage. I had a few thoughts but they are very preliminary.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 483: Get Taxi

While I've heard quite a lot about Uber, I haven't heard much about Get Taxi. I gave it a shot in Tel Aviv, Israel, and I was impressed.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 482: Comcast: Your Next Mobile Phone Service?

Comcast isn't content to own your cable TV and home Internet. They want to provide mobile phone service over WiFi, or so reports say.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 481: HeartBleed Heart Burn

HeartBleed is causing everyone heart burn. Fortunately, if you are a LastPass user, their Security Check feature now checks if the sites you have passwords stored for were affected by HeartBleed and provides specific advise about changing your password.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 480: Rapid Charge

Someday, we'll be able to charge our mobile phone battery in 30 seconds

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 479: Improving iPhone Battery Life

An ex-Apple Genius shares tips for improving iPhone battery life.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 478: Tweet The Friendly Skies

Funny The Verge should mention it but I had my own experience with airline customer service recently.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 477: Long Live Windows XP

Windows XP will be End of Life this month, unless of course you're a company paying Microsoft for a custom support agreement that includes XP. It's nothing new but I wonder if we'll see a big move to Linux on the desktop?

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.