Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Roundup: Gaming site hacked, possible IOS 6 features, astronomical phone bill

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August

Phones for those with failing hearing, sight: Two phones are on the market that caters to those with failing sight and hearing: Jitterbug Plus and Clarity Pal. Jitterbug Plus is a flip phone with large typeface, and has simple controls and buttons. It has a basic camera, texting, contacts list and calendar, plus an operator you can call to place a call for you. Clarity Pal  is a candy bar-style phone with large type. It reads out the number of the caller and can amplify the phone by 25 decibels.  New York Times

Blizzard gamers beware: World of Warcraft, Diablo II and Starcraft 2 players would do well to change their passwords after a hack of the Battle.net gaming service website. Cult of Mac

What might be coming to iOS 6: Apple gave a glimpse of some iOS 6 features back in June, including the new Maps app, Passbook (storage for consumer loyalty cards, boarding passes, movie tickets, and gift cards),Facebook integration, online photo sharing and more. But more features appear to be coming, including Bluetooth file sharing and Wi-Fi to cellular data switching.  PC World

Overcharged?! A British woman on vacation who bought a pay-as-you-go phone got more than she bargained for: a bill of more than $42,000.   Huffington Post

Free Windows apps for college: Note-takers, list makers, organization apps, electronic text books. Here are some free apps for the busy college student.  NBCnews.com

[Last modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:22pm]

    

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