0800 Calls from a Mobile

Supposedly free mobile phone calls can cost up to £0.41 per minute – even if free landline calls are included in your tariff 0800 numbers are “non-geographic” – ie they are not numbers connected to a particular location (such as 020 7xxx xxx for inner London, and 020 8xxx xxxx for outer London). The mobile …
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Touchscreens

Touchscreens are becoming ubiquitous on smartphones. This will be hastened by the advent of Windows 8 Phone, and the Windows 8 laptop/desktop operating system will increase their popularity on these machines as well. As my computer clients know, I am not the world’s biggest fan of Apple computers. That opinion used to extend to the …
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The Etiquette of Mobile Devices

Something that really, really annoys me is going into a shop, approaching the counter, and being greeted by someone behind the counter chatting on the phone. I say “greeted”, but it’s more likely that the nearest I will get to a greeting is a slight backward tilt of the head indicating “yes – what do …
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