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The Telecom Digest for Sep 25, 2014
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|A Texting Driver's Education||(Monty Solomon)|
|iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S: Performance isn't the (only) problem||(Monty Solomon)|
|A slide into obsolescence: iOS 8 on the iPad 2||(Monty Solomon)|
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|Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:01:47 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: A Texting Driver's Education Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> A Texting Driver's Education http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/business/a-texting-drivers-education.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** From a historical perspective, cellphones have a couple of unique attributes: 1. They became popular long after political leaders learned the value of keeping accurate accident statistics. 2. With few exceptions, there is no demonstrable contribution to public safety made by motorists who text while driving. As a result, the cellular industry is having to face a sharp downturn in mobile usage, as states ban not only text, but ALL cellphone use by drivers. Connecticutt will be citing users after October 1, and it's only a matter of time before the rest follow. A cynic might say that the Insurance industry's lobbyists are duking it out with the cellular industry's lobbysists, but I think there's a more prosaic reason: the same computers which enabled texting have also enable the sharing of news and opinions by voters at all points on the political spectrum, and that means that ordinary people have been confronted with irrefutable evidence of the dangers of using cellphones while behind the wheel. Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:25:33 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S: Performance isn't the (only) problem Message-ID: <email@example.com> iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S: Performance isn't the (only) problem New OS wants screen space and processing power that the old phone doesn't have. by Andrew Cunningham - Sept 17 2014 Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/ios-8-on-the-iphone-4s-performance-isnt-the-only-problem/|
|Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:25:33 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: A slide into obsolescence: iOS 8 on the iPad 2 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> A slide into obsolescence: iOS 8 on the iPad 2 It didn't seem like 6 could be worse than 7, but 7 to 8 is a different story. by Casey Johnston - Sept 17 2014 Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/a-slide-into-obsolescence-ios-8-on-the-ipad-2/|
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