How iPhone Apps Steal Your Contact Data and Why You Can't Stop It

The internet is starting to realize something unsettling: our iPhones send information about the people we know to private servers, often without our permission. Some offending apps are fixing themselves. Some aren't. But the underlying problem is much bigger. » 2/15/12 11:42am 2/15/12 11:42am

Facebook and Gmail's Dispute Over Your Contacts' Details Has Got Dirtier

Google allows its users to download their data for exporting elsewhere. But after their tough stance against Facebook not sharing its own data, they blocked that option. Facebook's cleverly circumnavigated the block, meaning Gmail users can still find friends there. » 11/09/10 4:10am 11/09/10 4:10am

Friend Book App: Shake Two iPhones Together to Share Contact…

A company called Tapulous is planning on delivering an iPhone app called Friend Book for the Friday launch that promises to turn your boring old address book into a "super address book" with features like a "face dialer" that allows you to place a call through your contact images. But that functionality pales in… » 7/09/08 5:33pm 7/09/08 5:33pm

Royal SIM Card Reader Keychain: Just Like Your Cellphone But Without…

Here's a little key chain trinket that's small enough to easily carry around in your pocket. The Royal SCR1 SIM Card Reader/Writer keeps all your keys together and functions as an alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, and best of all, it can read and write to that SIM card that's in your GSM-based cellphone. » 4/11/07 3:25pm 4/11/07 3:25pm