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QA I know that digital cameras are now standard on most cell phones, but besides taking pictures of business contacts (who never really want to be photographed) and snapping random shots to send occasionally to my friends, what can I do with it?

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As mobile phone technology has advanced, the ways in which we can use our cell phones have expanded tremendously. Who would have thought that in a few short years we would have gone from simple instant messaging Exchanging text messages in real time between two or more people logged into a particular instant messaging (IM) service. Instant messaging is more interactive than e-mail because messages are sent immediately, whereas e-mail messages can be queued up in a mail server for seconds or  to Skypeing (Internet phone (1) See IP phone and softphone.

(2) (Internet Phone) The first VoIP telephone service in the U.S., introduced in early 1995 by VocalTec Communications Ltd., Fort Lee, NJ (www.vocaltec.com). Using a Windows softphone, calls could also be made to a regular phone.
 calls; www.skype.com) and Meebo-ing (Web IM for multiple messaging platforms; www.meebo.com)?

But, I digress di·gress  
intr.v. di·gressed, di·gress·ing, di·gress·es
To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
. In terms of what to do with your phone's digital camera, check out what the folks at SnapTell have developed (www.snaptell.com). Currently targeted at retailers, content providers, and Web publishers (among others), the company has developed proprietary image-recognition technology that lets you use your phone's camera to do a number of things. My favorite is the mobile marketing solution called "Snap. Send. Get," which enables shopping and comparison shopping. Say you're looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
 a digital camera but you want to get the best price. Simply snap an image of the device's sales tag at the store, send it to SnapTell, and receive price comparison via SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.

(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server.
. The same can be done with other goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax. . Wine Enthusiast is already employing it. Look for it to hit the mainstream soon.
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Title Annotation:CYBERWISE; using your mobile phone's camera
Author:Donaldson, Sonya A.
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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