Sending SMS in foreign languages for example Arabic, Greek, Hebrew etc.

Written by Marinda Stuiver

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Prior to development of a user-friendly Java based application, users had to be familiar with Hex andrepparttar conversion of Unicode characters into Hex in order forrepparttar 105119 binary data to be sent to recipients via mobile phones from web sites.

This now all changed for end users. The java based application used for sending Unicode, available on, allows users to send sms fromrepparttar 105120 web site inrepparttar 105121 language their keyboard is set to. Once logged in, users haverepparttar 105122 opportunity to choose whether they want to send their text message in Unicode or in English. After selecting Unicode,repparttar 105123 user is presented withrepparttar 105124 opportunity to send their message in Hex or based on their keyboard settings (Keyboard input).

The process is extremely simple and user friendly - if your keyboard is set (for example) to Greek, you simply typerepparttar 105125 message in and click on "send" -repparttar 105126 text will be delivered torepparttar 105127 recipient in Greek. Unicode is still limited to 70 Characters, which is a GSM restriction, butrepparttar 105128 use of 160 characters is currently under development.

Visit to register for a free test account

Biography: Marinda Stuiver has been working in the marketing industry since 1996. She worked as International sales and marketing consultant for Station Africa Telecoms where one of her responsibilities was media liaison during sponsored events such as the Camel Trophy 4X4 events, Kathy ODowds firs ascent of Mt Everest, the 1999 BT sponsored Vasco da Gama Yacht race and many more. Convergence of technologies is her main area of interest.

Get Information in your home - Ambient Orb

Written by Andrew Hall

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Now, I hear you shout, how would that work?

Ambient Devices have released a wonderful new gadget which allows you to monitor information wirelessly from wherever you are. The Ambient Orb is a simple wireless object that unobtrusively presents information. Just like a clock on your wall, it allows information to be easy to access yet non-obtrusive. They communicate via subtle changes in color. So if your team won last night, it could show green and a brighter greenrepparttar more they won by (or red if they lost!). Or could show green if its sunny or red for rain - It could even pulse to warn for snow or storms!

The Orb rteceives information Via a nationwide wireless network calledrepparttar 105116 Ambient Information Network. It works in a similar way to cell phones and receivers. As it's wireless you maybe worried about radiation. Well, technically just about everything that is powered in your house gives off radiation. Becauserepparttar 105117 device only receives information, it gives off far less radiation than a cell phone or even a television.

The orb plugs simply into a power outlet, no computer is required, it doesnt need any configuration. Just plug it in and wait forrepparttar 105118 information to start flooding in.

For more information, check Ambient Orb or Buy an Orb


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