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“Open” Android’s Closed Box Office


Interesting situation developed this week. Android Central reported that Google’s Android App for movie rentals won’t work on rooted phones. This decision by Google, “due to requirements related to copyright…

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Welcome to TalkingPointz

This site provides opinion and research on various Enterprise Communications topics. The site started by Dave Michels as the PinDropSoup blog, but today features multiple authors. Note that TalkingPointz has no ads or sponsors – just informed opinions about what’s new, great, and not so great in modern communications. In addition to regular posts, there’s interviews, podcasts, and independent research. There’s no editors, so you might also find a few typos and perhaps some political incorrectness.

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FCC is All Talk


The Apple Appstore is a flawed, yet brilliant model. I’ve never liked it. I’ve complained about the censorship it represents in several posts, but theiPhonefan base considered the trade-off –…

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Android – Keep on Waiting?


I believe I want an Android phone. I am still using my Tmo Dash, which – has been the best phone I ever had. It is nearing 3 years old…

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Halo Wars: Appstore Blocks Google Voice


Google Voice recently released a clever application strengthening its offering. The application was released for Android and RIM/Blackberry phones. Supposedly aniPhoneversion is in the works. That was strange. Sometime not…

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Apple: Farts are ok, but no Snorting Allowed


The iSnort iPhone application is useless and stupid; a couple of notches below iFart (one of the top selling applications in the Apple AppStore). But the fact that only Apple…

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There Is No “i” in Phone


What to do if you need a new phone right now. There is really only one choice, and I’m not sure it is a good one. The gap between the…

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Latest Interview


Cisco’s Rowan Trollope Makes ‘Spark’ Fly

[this interview originally appeared on NoJitter on November 19, 2015 though without the bonus content at the end] Three years ago Cisco appointed Rowan Trollope as the new leader of its Collaboration…

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