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Roundup: Annoying telemarketers, safeguarding Android, more parental control

donotcall.jpgRobocalls, telemarketers and politicians, oh my! Don't let telemarketing calls annoy you. Make sure you register your number (including your cell number) with the Do Not Call registry. But this doesn't guarantee you'll be call free. The New York Times explains the exceptions.

Protect your Android: Android devices are popular targets for malware. Some can defeat antivirus detection. PCWorld recommends three free apps to keep your device safe.

Defining geekdom: Gadgets geek, Apple geek, internet geek... What kind of geek are you? Find out using Gizmodo's infographic.

Calling from the skies: Aviation experts say inflight phone calls will soon be a norm in air travel, CNN reports. Virgin Atlantic recently announced that passengers can use their cellphones to make calls in their London-New York flights. More airlines are sure to follow.

Major carriers help parents control kids' phones: Having a cell phone is on almost every kid's wish list. But with all the dangers out there, parents should have ways to monitor and control these phones. USA Today takes a look at expanding options available to parents.

[Last modified: Monday, May 21, 2012 3:12pm]


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