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Your Phone’s Second OS

It’s kind of a sobering thought that mobile communications, the cornerstone of the modern world in both developed and developing regions, pivots around software that is of dubious quality, poorly understood, entirely proprietary, and wholly insecure by design.

Thom Holwerda writes about the second operating system hiding in every mobile phone.

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Farewell Splashblog

Six Apart is shutting down their mobile service Splashblog, which they acquired in 2006. Contrary to rumors Rojo (which I use) is sticking around despite being offline from July 25 through August 7, almost two weeks of downtime.