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Tawkon Updated With More Features for the Paranoid Smartphone User



Like Steve Jobs, we’re not really interested in Tawkon but it’s great to see that the company is still working on its product and releasing updates for BlackBerry. The thing to remember about Tawkon and cell radiation is that the amount of radiation you receive to your head follows the inverse square law. By using your headphones and text-based communication more, you’re reducing the amount of radiation to nearly zero. If you’re still paranoid and use a lot of voice minutes, you may appreciate these new features:
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Tawkon Mobile Radiation Monitoring App Updated with Free Trial



Tawkon let us know that they have updated their app with a free trial. Considering the app is $9.99, a free trial is a great way to give customers a little reassurance that their money is well spent. The new free trial allows the user to get 75 monitored calls on supported BlackBerrys.

We’re not sure about whether cell radiation is actually something that users should concern themselves with, and there are plenty of ways to avoid any potential risk. One such way is to remember the inverse square law. By communicating more through email, SMS and BBM, you avoid having the device close to your head.

Check out Tawkon’s new free trial in the BlackBerryCool Store.

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Tawkon Updated with More Device Support and 50% Off Sale


Tawkon is an app that addresses the cell phone radiation paranoia that has been a hot topic of discussion in the media for some time. Whether or not cell phones emit a level of radiation that has any significant effect on humans is still inconclusive, but some governments have already responded to the consumer fear. San Francisco recently passed a law that requires retailers to display the amount of radiation a phone emits.

Recently, the app was updated to include more devices such as the Curve 8520, 8900 and Bold 9000. Following this update, Tawkon is also offering their application for 50% off until July 6th (now $4.99).

If you have been interested in the app and how it works, now might be a good time to try it out. In general, the app features a wide range of alerts and statistics to give you a close look at the radiation you may be experiencing given your usage level and other conditions such as your proximity to a cell tower.

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Your BlackBerry does not cause eye cancer


Lost in the flowing rush of mobile technology is the potential effects of all those electrons and radio waves on our bodies after extended use. I’m sure it’s something most BlackBerry users don’t think about while taking a call or writing an email, but it certainly deserves pause for consideration.

Thankfully, the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has crossed one potential concern off the list. A study contained within the issue reports that mobile phone use is not associated with the risk of melanoma of the eye. Although there is no direct link between exposure to radio waves and DNA damage, which can lead to cancer, studies have examined the possibility of an association between mobile phone use and melanoma of the eye, also called uveal melanoma.

“In conclusion, we observed no overall increased risk of uveal melanoma among regular mobile phone users or users of radio sets in Germany, where digital mobile phone technology was introduced in the early 1990s,” the authors write.

Whew! Now if we could only get these doctors to find a cure for BlackBerry Thumb.

|via CN|

The BlackBerry Curve will give you Hulk-like powers


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Boy, is this a chilling thought. Apparently, C|net has compiled a list of various BlackBerry models in terms of their radiation emission levels. Checking the list, I was surprised to find that my very own BlackBerry 8330 is the king of the hill at a 1.54 W/kg SAR rating. It should be noted that the cut-off point allowed by the FTC is 1.6. Eep. The lowest emitting BlackBerrys? The good old 7100r and the 8830.

Check out the list below and find out whether or not your BlackBerry will help you “go smash now!” or prevent you from having children. Thanks Phea for the tip (I think).

(via C|net)