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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 614: Ten Years of Podcasting

We just recently passed the ten year anniversary of podcasting, which is when Adam Curry published his first episode of the Daily Source Code via an RSS feed with some ApeScript that could sync said episode to an iPod.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 613: Airplanes Hollywood Style

Ever wonder how they shoot movies inside airplanes? Wonder no more.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 612: Pay As You Go, Uncarrier Style

T-Mobile USA is revamping their pay-as-you-go mobile phone plan, making it much simpler, and also making it possible to acquire (for brief periods) high speed data.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 611: Dumb Phones Still Sell

Microsoft is still selling dumb (i.e. Not smart) phones. In fact they're releasing a new model.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 610: RINA vs TCP/IP

I had a fun debate with Martin Geddes over Twitter about RINA vs TCP/IP. While RINA may solve some fundamental issues in TCP/IP, the reality is I still live in a TCP/IP world and I still have security issues to fix.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 609: PhoneBoy Visits The Googleplex

With the Googleplex being as unique as it is, is it any wonder the products that come out of the Googleplex aren't always human friendly?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 608: TR-069 Ownage

Shahar Tal did a great presentation at Defcon about the insecurity around TR-069, which was covered in PC World. What does it mean? It means your router supplied by an ISP could easily be pwn3d by hackers.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 607: Flat Tablet Market

The PC market has been flat for a while (i.e. Not growing at all). The tablet market has now hit that same plateau.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 606: Minimally Expensive

Being a minimalist can be expensive.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 605: Secret Butthurt

People are upset that Secret exists and investors are investing in it, despite the fact it's used to spread lies. I say: who cares?

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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.