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Cellphones an ‘inexpensive necessity’ for homeless

January 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Like most people these days, Todd Rau needs his cellphone. Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: To Serve and Protect

July 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

I was fortunate to have June 30 off from work. That gave me the opportunity to take my 3-year-old daughter to the Fourth of July parade in downtown Dickinson. Continue Reading

Sprint cellphone, data services experiencing problems after cut cable

June 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sprint cellphone and data services in the area are experiencing problems after a regional fiber optic cable was cut earlier today, according to local Sprint officials.
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Weather alerts coming to your cellphone

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Starting this week a new system of weather emergency alerts will be rolled out across the country aimed at reaching people, no matter where they are, through their most-used communication device: The cellphone. Continue Reading

TECHNOLOGY: Gov’t says parents need more info on apps for kids

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Who is monitoring the apps that kids use on their phones? The government complained Thursday that software companies producing games and other mobile applications aren’t telling parents what personal information is being collected from kids and how companies are using it.
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Limit on ‘unlimited data’ takes AT&T customers by surprise

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Under a new policy, AT&T has started cutting their data speeds as part of an attempt to manage data usage on its network. AT&T has some 17 million customers with “unlimited data” plans that can be subject to throttling, representing just under half of its smartphone users. Continue Reading

Cellphone apps hold potential for agriculture

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Though still in its infancy, the combination of cellphones and cellphone applications is providing agriculturalists with new tools that can help them be more productive away from home.
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Smartphones make farmers smarter

February 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Like a growing number of agriculturalists, Rick Swenson uses his cellphone for more than talking. Continue Reading

‘Marimba’ ringtone halts N.Y. Philharmonic performance

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The conductor first just turned his head to signal his displeasure, but the ringing from the first row persisted and minutes went by. Gilbert asked that the offending noise be turned off and finally stopped the orchestra until it happened. The Philharmonic said it was the first time the music director had ever interrupted a performance due to a cellphone or other disruption.
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OUR OPINION: Cars crash despite texting, phone bans

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Before we ban a tool that motorists find useful and convenient, let’s make sure the ban would work. Continue Reading