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The Telecom Digest for December 11, 2012
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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:48:00 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Disruptions: How Smartphones Are Making Wallets Obsolete Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Disruptions: How My Smartphone Emptied My Pockets By NICK BILTON DECEMBER 9, 2012 Growing up, I noticed that something happened to my father as he aged: his wallet expanded with each passing year. There were new credit cards, membership cards, coffee cards, business cards, pictures of his family, stamps and other plastic and paper things, added almost weekly. Eventually, his wallet grew so large that he would pull it out of his back pocket when he sat down, dropping it on the table like a brick. As I've grown older, something entirely different has happened to my wallet: each year, it has become slimmer. Things that once belonged there have gradually been siphoned out by my smartphone. Last week, I realized I didn't need to carry a wallet anymore. My smartphone had replaced almost everything in it. So, it's gone. Add that to the pile of things - my address books, Filofax, portable music player, point-and-shoot camera, printouts of maps - that have melded into the smartphone. So where did the things that used to live in my wallet go? ... http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/disruptions-how-my-smartphone-emptied-my-pockets/
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 01:47:16 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Hands-on: Gmail 2.0 for iOS is more Google-Plus-ified than ever (Updated) Message-ID: <email@example.com> Hands-on: Gmail 2.0 for iOS is more Google-Plus-ified than ever (Updated) Aside from the UI, multiple account support is the best new feature. by Jacqui Cheng Dec 4 2012 Ars Technica Google completely redesigned its Gmail app for iOS, releasing the 2.0 version to users through the App Store on Tuesday afternoon. And although the feature list may not be lengthy, the ones that were added have so far been met with great jubilation from regular Gmail users. In addition to being Google-Plus-ified in the UI (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on how you feel about Google+), the app has gained a number of very practical features. These may tempt users of Mail-or even Sparrow-away from their apps of choice. I decided to take the Gmail 2.0 app for a spin after its release (which is apparently still making its way through the App Store for some users). As noted above, the first thing I noticed was how much the interface has been redone to more closely resemble the redesigned Google+ app released earlier this year. The fonts now match between the apps, and Google uses a clean-but appropriately colorful-layout to draw the eye to the appropriate buttons and avatars. Lots of avatars. Everywhere Google can fit them in. ... http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/12/hands-on-gmail-2-0-for-ios-is-more-google-plus-ified-than-ever/
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