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Premium-Inhalt. The BlueAnt S4 ($100 as of March 8, 2011) is sleek and slender--far more slick-looking than its predecessor, the . As with the Supertooth 3, you affix the S4 to your visor, thanks to the convenience of magnetic pull: You slide a metal clip onto the visor, and then the S4 clamps onto the clip by way of the magnetic blobs underneath the unit. The clip can stay permanently on the visor; you pop the S4 on and off the clip with minimal effort.
Premium-Inhalt. The personal information of 13,000 individuals who had filed compensation claims with BP after last year's disastrous oil spill may have been potentially compromised after a laptop containing the data was lost by a BP employee.
Premium-Inhalt. When you're trying to answer a phone call, fumbling around while you're putting on a headset can be all too easy. The Jawbone Era aims to fix that: The Era ($130 as of March 1, 2011) has a standout feature called ShakeShake, which lets you shake the twice to pick up a call when the unit isn't in your ear. This function worked great for me, as I like to keep my headset and phone on my desk; when a call comes in, I can see who's calling and can then double-shake the Era before placing it in my ear, so I don't lose the call.
Premium-Inhalt. The earbud accessories for the lightweight Motorola Finiti ($130 as of March 1, 2011) are the most peculiar I've seen in years--somehow I found this unusual design more noteworthy than the headset's excellent noise cancellation. To don the Finiti in hook mode, you wear an earbud cover that looks a lot like a soda can's pull tab (in gel form). If you'd rather ditch the hook, you switch to the earbud cover shaped like a tadpole, instead.
Premium-Inhalt. As go, the BlueAnt Q2 fulfills its job as a communication aid well. But it works best when you use your voice as much as possible (instead of its buttons) to interact with it. For a hook-oriented headset, the fit feels comfortable, sturdy, and lightweight to boot. (We tested the silver-hued Q2 Platinum version, priced at $130 as of March 1, 2011.)
Premium-Inhalt. The Motorola Oasis ($80 as of March 1, 2011) looks a bit like a folded-up miniature-golf putter. Its shape is unusual--the Oasis's hook is squarish by design--and its boom microphone folds inward, so ferrying it around is easy. Also unusual is the placement of the Call button: It's located on the boom, whereas on all other headsets I've tested the chief button sits somewhere around the ear's curve or adjacent to the ear. The novel position of the Call button took getting used to.
Premium-Inhalt. "Black and boring" is one way to describe the Jabra Easygo . But its $40 (as of March 1, 2011) price tag is attractive considering what you get: average to above-average call quality, extra earbud covers, and a choice of wearing style (you can go with or without the earhook).
Premium-Inhalt. I had high expectations for the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC. For starters, the $200 (as of March 1, 2011) promised to deliver a full-on communications package that would allow users to connect it to a PC for software installations and updates--the headset can integrate with Skype, for example. And its sensor technology can detect when the Voyager Pro UC is in the user's ear, so you can make it answer calls automatically.
Premium-Inhalt. Baseball season is almost here--Opening Day is Thursday--and coming with it is a major new update to Major League Baseball's iPad app, the $15 MLB.com At Bat 11. got an exclusive first look at the new version of the app, which should be available in the App Store later this week.
Premium-Inhalt. Terracotta is unveiling on Tuesday version 2.0 of its Quartz Scheduler enterprise-level job scheduler for Java applications, featuring a Web-based GUI and the ability to direct jobs to specific machines.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM has been selected by NBN Co as prime integrator to deploy a mix of its own, Oracle and systems customised by the National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesaler under a $200 million deal to implement operational and business systems over three years.
Premium-Inhalt. The BlueAnt S3 ($80 as of March 9, 2011) is the first model I've seen that lets you choose a language: British English, Australian English, or American English, as well as French and Spanish. When the device emits voice prompts, it does so in the accent you selected at setup. I have to admit that unleashing an accent from Down Under (male voice) or the UK (female voice) in the car gave the most mundane drives a little pizzazz. (The S3 attaches firmly to a car's sun visor with a clip.)
Premium-Inhalt. If you live in a state where it's legal to mount technology devices, such as a GPS unit, on your windshield, here's an innovative Bluetooth car accessory to ponder. The Parrot Minikit Smart ($130 as of March 1, 2011) takes on a number of roles: The cradlelike design lets you attach your phone (horizontally) to the Minikit, which acts as a charging holder and serves as a GPS unit and .
Premium-Inhalt. When I'm driving and I need to rely on a to handle calls, I like controls that are superlarge and a cinch to access by feel alone. You (and a gazillion other drivers) too, right?
Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to its friendly design and consistent audio quality, the Plantronics K100 is one of the best we've used, in spite of our few complaints. The K100 ($80 as of March 8, 2011) is easy to use, and produces generally clear and effective audio.