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Reverse Phone Lookup

One of the most irritating things that you can come across is when you get that anonymous phone call and you are left wondering… who is it that called you and disturbed you in the middle of something important.  Things can be even more serious that this. You might have got the same blank call from the same phone number, so many times. Now, there is a way of finding the person behind those calls – The Reverse Phone Lookup Service.

As the name suggests, the Reverse Phone Lookup Service, enables you to find the name and address behind the number that has been calling you for so many times. How do you carry out a Reverse Phone Lookup Search?

Get the number you wish to search ready. Next browse the internet for sites that give you a Reverse Phone Lookup Services. You can try out Yahoo and Google directories or Anywho to get such services. Input the number into the search box to carry out your search.  Search results will list the full name and address of the person behind the number. In addition to finding out the name and address, you may also be able to find a site link or a blog link, which tags to that name or even their business listing. Thus, Reverse Phone Lookup Search does give you comprehensive information on the person you wish to investigate.

Now, the thing about the Reverse Phone Lookup Service is that not only can you use it to do investigations, you can also use it to find the name an address of a business or a service you seek, using just their phone number. For example, your friend gave you the name and number of a reliable auto repair shop. You want to go there in person, but don’t know the address. Use Reverse Phone Lookup to find out such information, in a matter of seconds.

When you search for Reverse Phone Lookup Services on the internet, you can find a lot of sites offering your free services. Such services are useful only for identifying the name and address of listed numbers. They are not effective for cell phone numbers and unlisted numbers. So, be aware of this before you take up such services. The reason why they are not effective is because it costs a lot to maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive database with latest numbers, unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers. Free services cannot bear such costs and their databases are small. You may have good luck in finding the name and address of certain numbers, through them, but not others.

How do you find the best Reverse Phone Lookup Services?

Search the internet for them and compares the sites that offer Reverse Phone Lookup Services, to find the one that will show you dependable results. Such services will cost you, but you get the benefit of finding the right results. Mostly the cost of such services is one time and you can use the site for as many times as required, under your subscription period.

Camera Phone

Almost all cell phones today, come with a camera facility. Actually, this feature has increased the popularity of cell phones.

What makes a camera phone so attractive? Is it because it is stylish to use your cell phone like a camera or because it’s easier to shoot photos this way? Well, actually it’s both. Today, cell phones with cameras are all the rage, and no matter what kind of cell phone you buy, you must look into whether it offers a camera for versatile usability.

What are the benefits of getting a camera phone? Well for one thing, you don’t have to take a camera and a cell phone with you, when you have both functions in one device. It’s great for taking impromptu shots in your office and when you go out with people in groups. Those, whose job requires them to take photos, will find using their cell phone to be a smart way of taking photos without being so obvious.  You don’t have to remember to take your camera with you as the cell phone camera will do.  In situations when you want to photograph something that is happening in front of you to share with others, nothing can come to help like the cell phone camera.

If you want to get a camera cell phone that let’s you shoot quality photos, get one with 2 megapixels and above. Look into the kind of lens that the phone feature offers. Is it a good quality lens for example like a Carl Zeiss Lens? This is an important point for those seeking to take serious good photos with their cell phone and want to get as much good shots as possible, like they do when they use a high quality camera.

Other interesting features that will enhance cell phone usage are Xenon Flashlight, to spruce up the light when natural light settings are low and various picture settings through which you can take varied types of shots and do many different things with your camera shooting. Having a cell phone camera with many camera features makes our photo shooting experience enjoyable and lets you enjoy taking as many different types of photos as you can. Zoom options and red-eye reduction features are also highly helpful in getting the right shot and a photo that looks good.

Finally, look into easy-of-use. When you are going to use the cell phone camera function, so extensively, it is better to opt for a model in which the camera can be accessed in a  few clicks and where focusing is made easy.

If you look into the above features, you can be sure of getting yourself a cell phone with high quality camera functionality. You can, of course, find camera functions available even in lower model phones, but you won’t find the output very good. It might be just fine, if all you want to do is shoot whatever you fancy and send to friends, but not use in a serious way, as taking professionally good photographs.

Verizon LG Decoy Phone

Verizon LG Decoy Phone

The Verizon Decoy launched this week ($179 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate) with the much-lauded built-in Bluetooth headset, as well as the usual specs, including a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.2-inch “mirror-like” 240 x 320 display, a micro SD card slot, V CAST music and video support.

Likes: Headset, tools, navigation, 5–way directional joystick, screen & camera resolution (though they could have bumped up to 3.0 megapixels), and sliding ability. My favorite feature? The Bluetooth headset which has superior sound quality; and I love that I can put it back in the phone when I’m completed using it. (Still, Verizon provides headset insurance, just in case.) One quibble: when the headset is out, the indentation worries my thumb, as if the cover is off.

Next, the tools: The calculator has the capability to do powers, for example 5^2=25. You never know when you may be called on to do advanced math, such as checking your tweenies’ homework. Also, the EZ Tip Calculator is handy, if you’re math challenged like me. Simple to set up, it makes that task very simple. The navigation software is intuitive.

If you like the Blackberry Pearl’s scrolling “pearl,” you’ll like the joystick center button on the Decoy. And compared to a Razr, the resolution on the screen is very clear and bright.


Eco mobile phone made of corn – coming from Samsung

Eco mobile phone made of corn - coming from Samsung

If you can’t sleep at night thinking about the environmental damage caused by your need to have a new cell phone every six months, you’ll be glad to know that eco-friendly cell phones made of corn flour are about to be launched in Korea by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung SCH-W510 has a battery cover and other parts made of bio-plastic constructed from corn starch and other environmentally friendly materials. The W-510 is the first of its kind from Samsung, and, according to PCWorld, the handset contains no heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium). Apparently, the high price of oil is partially responsible for this renewed interest in using plastics made of corn in manufacturing.

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Petite panda cell phone charm

Petite panda cell phone charm

Have you ever seen something that was just so darn cute that it brought tears to your eyes? I know it was probably something legitimately touching and precious like a baby consoling a grandparent or a puppy curled up next to a kitten that had you reaching for the tissues, but for me, what pulls at my heart strings are these adorable, adorable, adorablepetite panda cell phone charms.

Yes, you read that right. A photo of a dozen variously posed 1.18? to 1.57? panda bear charms makes my eyes well up. Whether it’s the fact that each one has a ring bolted into the top of its head so that it can dangle oh-so-callously from a cell phone, the powerlessness I feel in not being able to select which panda to save (Strapya World chooses one at random), or that the $3.11 handset accessories are currently sold out is to blame for the waterworks is something only my therapist can discover.

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Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

The Buddha cell phone probably does not adhere to the Buddha’s Middle Path in design or appearance, but incorporates Buddhist aesthetics – down to the startup screen and ringtones!

The specs for this customized Nokia N70 are downright flashy – a “golden” outer case that has apparently been made by using 24-carat gold plating over a steel base, a huge “jade” button for video (looks more like plastic), and a jewel encrusted camera. The other “regular” features include bluetooth, mp3/mp4 compatibility and video or still photography (duh). The screen also has handwriting recognition – which means, for example, you could just pull out the pen concealed at the side and write down insights that you might want to share with others. Pretty handy.


Motorola RAZR V3 Cellular Phone

Motorola RAZR V3 Cellular PhoneAdvanced technology is uniquely blended in to the sleek design of the V3 Razr. This phone is even available in multiple colors and designs. The phones operates on either GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, or GPRS band networks. Like most other Razr’s, this phone is a clamshell, also known as flip, type phone. The stunning display has a resolution of 176 x 220 and features 65K Colors. There is also 5 MB of memory built in the phone for your convenience. You won’t find an antenna sticking out of this phone, since it is integrated. The Bluetooth feature on this phone also works very well. The digital camera gives you 4x of Digital Zoom. Message in an array of formats including SMS, MMS, EMS 5.0, POP3, SMTP, IMAP4 and Wireless Village Instant Messaging.

Cool phone features include an Integrated speakerphone, iTap predictive text input, Photo caller ID, Voice dialing, Alarm clock, Calendar, Calculator, Currency converter, JAVA Applications and an external display. The address book can manage up to a whopping 1,000 contacts. The phone is incredibly thin, with a depth of just 1.4 cm. Accessories that you’ll find along with your purchase include Lithium Ion Battery, Travel Charger, Headset, Software CD, Belt Clip and USB Data Cable. From a Gadget Addicts perspective, this phone is recommended because of its overall capabilities and the good looking design it carries.