HowardForums was stolen. We’re located at HowardForum.com for now

Hi everyone and welcome to our temporary domain. As I’m sure you’ve noticed HowardForums is currently located at the temporary domain www.howardforum.com (no “s”). In case you can access this on some of your computers and not others, it will take a few hours for the changes to propagate throughout the internet.

In the meantime, do not access the site via www.howardforums.com unless you hear otherwise from me.

Unfortunately, our domain was stolen over the weekend and I’m currently working with my registrar, GoDaddy on getting it back. While I initially thought GoDaddy wouldn’t do anything till Monday, after a a few hours they got back to me. Since then, they have been working with me to get the domain back so kudos to them helping me on the weekend.

Our stolen domain was transferred away to http://www.austdomains.com.au/ so GoDaddy is waiting for them to respond. Hopefully things will go smoothly so we can get our domain back. So far it’s been 3 days and GoDaddy hasn’t gotten a response back Aust Domains. I hope Aust Domain gets back soon, there’s a lot at stake here!

In case you’re wondering our forum data is unrelated to the domain so it is safe.

How did this happen? My GoDaddy account is attached to a family member’s email. I did this so that our domains would be safe in case anyone ever tried to break into MY email. While the family member’s email is used for other things it doesn’t have anything else to do with the forum besides the domain. Last week, we were forced to log into this email at a hotel business center in order to print out something. Normally, I know better but we were in a bind. I suspect our thief was able to capture our email and password using a keylogger then.

The theif used the email to reset our GoDaddy account and then transferred the domain away. Before they did this they setup filters to automatically delete subsequent emails from GoDaddy. This would keep us from realizing our domain was about to be transferred away plus it would create the illusion that everything is okay.

Regardless, I apologize to all of you for our downtime and thank you for your support. I’ll let you all know more as the situation unfolds.

Howard Chui

Add comment September 19, 2012

Boost Mobile Drops Price on BB Curve

Boost Mobile has dropped the price of the BlackBerry Curve 8330.  The full QWERTY smartphone is now only $199.99, a $50 price drop.

Although the device is now a few years old it does feature a 2.0 MP camera, built-in GPS, and operates on Boost’s CDMA network.

Buy your BlackBerry 8330 on the Boost website today.

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4 comments July 1, 2010

Fido Releases Nokia 2220

Fido has release the Nokia 2220.  The super basic slider is only $65 off contract, or free on a 2 year term.

The Nokia 2220 features:

  • Dual-band phone for GSM 850/1900
  • VGA camera
  • FM radio with recording feature
  • Email
  • HandsfreeSpeaker
  • MP3 Ringtones

I recommend picking up this device off contract if it does appeal to you.

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6 comments July 1, 2010

Public Mobile Up and Running in Montreal

Public Mobile is now live in Montreal, becoming the first new entrant to offer service in the region.  Below is Public’s current coverage and future expansion plan for the Montreal area.

dark orange=current (full) coverage
light orange=current (partial) coverage
yellow=2010 expansion
green=2011 expansion

Head over to your nearest Public Mobile store to sign up.

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Add comment June 25, 2010

WIND Updates MY COUNTRY Add-on

WIND Mobile has updated the MY Country International Calling add-on.

Effective today-Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam have been added as options with the low per minute rate of $0.15.  China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore remain on the plan at $0.05/minute.

Give WIND a call at 1-877-946-3184 or 611 from your WIND powered device to add MY COUNTRY to your plan.

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3 comments June 24, 2010

We’re Losing Signal Captain! – iPhone Problems

Maybe it is better that the Canadian launch of the iPhone 4 has been delayed.  It looks like early adopters in the United States are having signal problems with their devices.  Instead of me explaining the problem to you, take a look at the video below.

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7 comments June 23, 2010

AT&T 3G MicroCell

AT&T has rolled out the MicroCell nationwide.  The MicroCell connects to your existing broadband internet service (ie. cable or DSL) and acts like a mini cellular tower to increase the signal in your home or small business.  The 3G MicroCell should provide full bars for an area up to 5,000 sq ft.

Any call placed using the MicroCell will not count towards your monthly bucket.  If you have to leave the house while connected to the MicroCell you will be seamlessly handed over to the AT&T network which means you can continue your call with interruption.

Learn more about the 3G MicroCell over at AT&T.

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4 comments June 23, 2010

Rogers LIVE 2010 FIFA World Cup App

We are two weeks into the  FIFA World Cup and Rogers has put the finishing touches on an app designed for the Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G.  The FIFA World Cup Live app allows users to stream the remaining games on their iPad free of charge.

According to the RedBoard post, the app is free to download and all data consumed by the application will NOT come out of your monthly data bucket.  The only catch I can see is that your iPad must be registered on the Rogers network and activated on a 30 day plan.

Download the app from the iTunes and start watching the games today.

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1 comment June 23, 2010

The Future is Friendly Again-No Activation Fee

TELUS Mobility is removing the bogus account set-up (activation) fee.  According to the internal bulletin the removal of the fee on 3 year term activations is in direct response to Bell and Rogers.  Got to love the competition in Canada’s wireless industry.

TELUS is also offering unlimited local calling for 6 months and early night and weekends starting at 6pm on new 3 year activations.

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1 comment June 18, 2010

Canada iPhone 4 Launch Fast Tracked?

It looks like Apple Canada has removed the “Coming in July” banner on the device from the online store.  This change could mean one of two things: either the July launch has been fast-tracked or it has been pushed back.

The Canadian carriers have always said that the iPhone was launching in the “coming week”, if the launch was planned for July why did they no say the device would launch next month.  Also, the end of July is still 6 weeks away, giving Apple plenty of time to catch up to demand.  This leads me to hope believe that “Coming Soon” is referring to sometime this month, after all it would not make sense for Apple to say “Coming in June” as the month is already half over.

I can hope…right?

live_strong

5 comments June 18, 2010

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