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How Parents Influence Their Children’s Use of Technology

November 5, 2012 |

There is no doubt about the impact technology has on our lives. With the birth of the internet and the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and pocket sized computers this technology is now inescapable. What is new and awe-inspiring to us as adults is just as new to a child or toddler as a banana or jigsaw. The question then is; as parents, how can we influence the use of technology for our children and what, if any, limitations should this include? Many parents are immersed in technology and forever playing on their smartphone or laptop, won’t even consider the ramifications that this technology will have on their children’s development. Not to mention that children have a tendency to imitate the behaviour of their parents; monkey see monkey do. Could this all be leading to teen-tech-addicts? What can we do as parents to prevent this?

As parents we can’t raise our children in caves or keep … Read More

Smartphones- A Great Business Tool

August 20, 2012 |

Mobile phones are very useful for business people in maintaining contact with each other. But with the upcoming of smartphones, business has really become easy. Smartphones have become a very helpful tool for business as it helps you in various ways so as to make your business go smooth without any trouble. It makes the handling of business quite simple and also provides various tools and applications for fulfilling different purposes of a business. From a common salesperson to a high level executive, a Smartphone proves beneficial to one and all in the corporate world.

Today, when the work of business is stretched for many hours, a Smartphone is an effective way for managing your work, even on being away from the workplace. Thus, a Smartphone only decreases the burden of your business and office work. If you are still not having a smartphone then it is the time to go for it today. You … Read More

Branding Interactions

July 24, 2012 |

As powerful and pervasive as smartphones like the Google Droid Nexus One and the iPhone seem to be, believe it or not, Americans overall still prefer their predecessor feature phones. While the popularity of smartphones is definitely on the rise, more U.S. users still have feature phones in their hands than smartphones. Some examples of popular feature phones include the Sony Ericsson Elm, the Verizon LG Cosmos, Accolade and enV Touch and the Samsung Monte.

With all the hype and accolades circulating for smartphones, how can this be? How is it that people are still choosing the previous generation of phones instead of the loaded, cutting-edge smartphones?

The reasons for this seem to boil down to cost and simplicity. At this time, feature phones are still cheaper than smartphones, sometimes significantly so. Although the smartphones do, indeed, come loaded with features as well as the capacity for even more features, this can be intimidating to … Read More

Feature Phones: The Nearly Forgotten Workhorses of the Cellular World

May 21, 2012 |

Smartphones, like the iPhone, the Blackberry and the various phones of the Android platform, have become incredibly popular, with recent statistics showing smartphone user stats beating feature phone user stats in the U.S. today. Many users praise the abilities of their phone, listing it as one of the top reasons that they own a smartphone at all. The assumption, however, that only smartphones can go on the Internet and perform helpful actions beyond phone calls is actually not true: The feature phones being made today are actually quite powerful and capable and you may not need a smartphone to get the features you want. Keep reading to learn some amazing things that you never suspected a feature phone could do!

Browsing the Web — No Smartphone Required

Today’s feature phones are able to browse the Internet in many cases. For example, the Nokia 112 and 110 both allow for Web surfing through the Nokia Browser. This browser uses … Read More

Are We Heading Towards a World of Multi-Phone Owners?

April 10, 2012 |

In a recent blog on his website, Stephen Fry wrote about his own tendency to carry more than one smartphone on him; in fact, he carries one of each of the major operating systems (sorry, Symbian), saying ‘As a matter of course, the iPhone goes in one pocket; the Lumia or HTC HD7 Windows Phone into another (I can interchange happily there, whichever is charged and simmed up will do); the BlackBerry (bless) Bold into one more and then I have to choose an Android handset.’ Okay, so Stephen Fry is definitely a little eccentric, but is this an indication of the direction that the western world is heading in?

It’s not such a strange idea. Take the examples of computers and games consoles: it’s not unusual to own, say, a Mac and a PC, and it’s certainly not odd to own both an Xbox and a PlayStation – why? Well, despite being used … Read More

Low Cost Airlines that offer Mobile Phone Apps

March 30, 2012 |

For better or worse, this is the age of mobile computing – and even low cost airlines know that. Even though these companies usually operate around a “no-frills” motto, some of them have not failed to realize the importance of connecting with their customers through the new channels.

And even though there’s notably an absence of mobile-ready websites from most European low cost airline guides, not all is lost. There are a few low cost airlines that already availed free mobile phone apps, that make it so much easier and pleasurable to interact with them.

In case you’re not familiar with it, this article will run you through the best official lost cost flight apps that you should probably download to your smartphone or tablet.

EasyJet Mobile App

This is simply one of the best mobile apps released officially by an European low cost airline. Not because it’s so amazing by its own … Read More

Make yourself familiar with the Smartphone ECG

March 14, 2012 |

Several people who buy Smartphones nowadays get pretty amazed due to the fact that there are a lot more ways to use a Smartphone then what they just knew. Quite interestingly, the selling of smart phones this year is comfortably and significantly outnumbering the market of PCs; I am sure that this trend might never turn around now. If you consider the power of today’s Smartphone; I would say that it would be considered as the most powerful PC back in the early 2000s. There is a wide variety of applications that make smart phones so powerful and we can control it all from our hands.

When Smartphones keep getting smarter…

The days are long gone when people bought cell phones with one purpose only: communicating with others. Today, smart phones have entirely changed the picture and made cell phones a whole package of accessories.

Smart phones now do not only stand apart … Read More

The iPhone is the Best Selling Smartphone Throughout Q4 2011

February 21, 2012 |

There has been some debate recently about whether the drop in sale of the latest Smartphone models produced by major manufacturers like Nokia, HTC and LG meant that the bottom might be dropping out of the durable Smartphone market. However new figures have indicated that this, the most recession-proof of industries, is not in decline, it is simply that more copies of the Apple iPhone are being purchased instead of those of these major rival companies.

The report by Gartner, which examined sales figures for Smartphones during Q4 2011, showed that the total number of Smartphones sold during this period reached an astonishing 149 million – representing a rise of 47 percent on the sales figures for the same period in the previous year – and clearly indicating that their has been no decline in public enthusiasm for Smartphones. However, what the figures released by Gartner have indicated is that a major chunk of this … Read More

5 Must Have Gadgets for Mobile Computer Techs

February 17, 2012 |

With technology integrated into our daily lives, mobile computer technicians are growing in abundance. Everyone who knows technology and how to repair it has at one point been called by friends, family, or even acquaintances to help repair their computers and gadgets. If you are choosing to take this service and make an income through freelance computer repair, there are a few things you may need to help succeed. For those up and coming mobile computer techs, here are 5 gadgets you must have.

 

Laptop:

When you decide to take on a mobile business as a repair tech, you need to have all of your software with you. The best way to accomplish this is to have a dedicated laptop for your repair jobs. This will assure you have a working computer while repairing the broken ones. Any software or information you will need can be stored and accessed on your laptop.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S II unveiled

February 14, 2011 |

Finally the Samsung Galaxy S II is officially unveiled. Being true to its reputation it is quite impressive with better specs and modern and redefined design.

The Galaxy S II, word’s thinnest Android smartphone is just 8.49mm, thinner than Xperia Arc. It packs together a larger and improved display with 4.27- inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus, an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash capable of 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, a dual- core 1GHz Samsung chip, 1 GB of RAM, bumped at TouchWiz 4.0, NFC capabilities and is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerboard.

It is also a comparatively lighter phone weighing 116g in comparison with 119g found on the first Galaxy S. But there still hasn’t been any word on the pricing.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 now available through Flipkart.com

February 9, 2011 |

Following the enthusiastic and encouraging feed back for making available Samsung’s intriguing Galaxy Pop and Nokia’s polished C5-03 at attractive prices Flipkart is back again with the announcement of the availability of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.

Bundled with very interesting features, the smartphone is listed as in stock with a service promise of three days delivery. The most prominent feature of this wonder set is its photography features. It integrates with it a cool 5 megapixel camera. The picture clicking will become a very enriching experience with the geo tagging, face detection and smile detection. The smartphone comes in black and white colors and it includes TouchWiz V3.0 user interface, GPS with AGPS support, touch-sensitive controls, Wi-Fi, and 3.5G connectivity.

Being made available through flipkart.com  the price tag of Galaxy Ace S5830 is at Rs. 14,990.

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Palm Pre Plus to be released on Verizon

December 20, 2009 |

A lot of rumor mongering is going on that Palm might be releasing its latest version of Pre, the Pre Plus on Verizon as a new year bonanza. As of now the speculations are rife about the kind of specs the gizmo might come loaded with. The screen is tad bigger than the existing one, with a lot of other exalted specs to make their way, thanks to its now new OS the webOS.

Rumors galore that most the OS might come loaded with many of Google’s apps with cross-platform integration with many other premium software.

What’s more is that they might announce yet another smartphone that runs on its new webOS, the Palm Pixi. Palm Pixi ‘d be the first smartphone to include Wi-Fi technology for Palm.

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