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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

Destination: Mobile – Carving Your Slice of the Apple Pie

July 16, 2012 |

Despite the oft-bandied slogan, “There’s an app for that,” many companies and software developers continue to find new opportunities to develop innovative mobile apps that fill niches and address the needs of consumers. Unfortunately, the distance between a mobile app concept and successful design and implementation is riddled with obstacles and potential hang-ups that can derail a mobile app design or simply make it an ineffective one.

With so many considerations to keep in mind while designing a mobile app, it’s important to plan out everything thoroughly to ensure it works across multiple mobile platforms. Screen size, touch navigation and platform type, as well as the differences between mobile apps and mobile websites, are just some of the issues that need to be weighed and addressed before and during mobile app design.

These differences haven’t stopped entrepreneurs from founding companies and starting businesses around the sale of apps. While the mobile app design can be … Read More

The Mobile Cloud

April 26, 2012 |

With the rise of powerful cloud computing applications–and smartphones– the future of the Web is more about access than ownership. Applications won’t be owned, they’ll be accessed through the cloud. The same will be true for books, music and every other form of consumable digital media. Though Amazon stands as the giant of public cloud computing, there are many Amazon competitors that offer services with varying degrees of similarity to the electronic retailer’s own products. This is all made possible through elements of the cloud that only require minimal processing power on the devices used to access them. Mobility is the natural evolution of cloud technology. It won’t be long before everything that can be done on a computer will require neither a hard drive nor a computer, but a smartphone and a fast wireless connection. Here are a few current cloud-based technologies breaking ground in the mobile space.

1. Cloud Printing – Digital printing has … Read More

Three Possible Risks of Mobile Phone Use

March 30, 2012 |

A lot of people are now using phones all over the world. Moreover, a lot more younger people are using them at a very young age. There have been a lot of studies that show that there are three possible risks when it comes to excessive use of mobile phones.

Decreased Levels of Male Fertility In 2007, the Cleveland Clinic has conducted a research and published it in Fertility and Sterility journal. The research included 32 men who gave sperm samples for the study. The sperm samples were then placed an inch away from a mobile in talk mode. Upon evaluation, the test group had increased levels of harmful free radicals and lower levels of antioxidants compared to the other samples that were not exposed to the mobile phone. This has sparked an interest in mobile usage decreasing the fertility level of males.

Increase Risk for Cancer There has … Read More

Facebook Reveals Aim of Challenging Apple’s Dominance in App Market

February 29, 2012 |

This week social media giant Facebook set out a clear and direct challenge to their largest rival, Apple, in a bid to move onwards and upwards in the mobile internet market. The two companies have been circling each other for a number of years now, with both showing massive growth in their own separate specialist areas, but occasionally treading on each other’s toes.
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4 Reasons Why the iPad Still Beats any Android Tablet

February 26, 2012 |

The year of 2011 brought forth the release of a number of Android Tablets. At CES, Google put forward its Honeycomb Android tablet edition to the anticipating crowds. Big components manufacturers went on to make fancy reports about their tablets with Honeycomb. Yet, the numbers speak for themselves, and Android tablet edition did not manage to out-sell the iPad as many had predicted.

In our opinion, this is due to four main factors:

Cost Efficiency

As Apple came up with the original iPad back in 2010, many experts sighed to study its cost tag of $500. Many analysts assumed that no one would care for purchasing such an expensive device just for browsing the web. However, the sales numbers spoke for themselves, and Apple’s tablet went on to become a huge success, showing the cost-efficiency ratio of the product was just right.

With the release of competing Android Honeycomb Tablets such as the Motorola Xoom, … Read More

The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons: Going Paperless in the Multi-Generational Office

February 16, 2012 |

What does a multi-generational workplace have to do with the human resources department going paperless? More than you might think. Today’s workforce is comprised of four distinct generations – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y, or Millennials, as some refer to the youngest of workers. Survey results vary, but early sources indicated that Traditionalists and Millennials together made up a smaller percentage of the workforce than did Generation Y and Millennials – however, traditionalists’ presence in the workforce was expected to rise by 50 percent between 2002 and 2012. Recent economic turmoil has industry analysts revisiting theories about Traditionalists and Baby Boomers retiring en masse.

Employers benefit tremendously from the kind of multi-generational diversity found in today’s office. They reap the benefits of having the seasoned doyens from the Traditionalist generation as much as they value the expertise of a tech-savvy Millennial. Nevertheless, there are myriad challenges of running an HR department when you … Read More

5 Top Coupon Apps for Android

February 10, 2012 |

Lately it seems we all want to save money everywhere we can. From items we use every day to big ticket items, it is not uncommon for a consumer to spend hours looking for the best deal or coupons to help pinch pennies. If you are a mobile user however, you have an advantage over the rest of the consumers. Coupon apps have been popping up in handfuls every day. If you are looking for the best deals and use your Android phone for everything, consider these top coupon apps for Android to help you save money.

 

Coupon Cloud:

The word “cloud” has been sprawled throughout many tech websites; however, this app doesn’t really fall into that category. Nothing about it would actually define it as a cloud app, but that doesn’t mean it’s an app to be overlooked. This app is simple to use, fast to load an offers savings from all … Read More

8 Must-Have Android Apps for Travelers

February 6, 2012 |

Traveling has never been easier, especially for people who own an Android smart phone. And if you think these modern gadgets are only good to make phone calls, you’re in for a surprise! Provided you’re familiar with the best apps for traveling, you can save much time and energy while out there exploring the world.

In case you don’t know exactly where to start, this post will present you to the 8 Android apps that every traveler should install into their phone. Most of these are free to use, so make sure to open the Android marketplace right away, and you’ll soon realize the true power of your Android.

Skyscanner: for booking flights

Drawing data from a gigantic database of hundreds of airlines and flights, this app allows you to quickly and conveniently look up the best deals and actually book your flights directly from your phone. With Skyscanner at hand, you will feel … Read More

Optimus Black

December 6, 2011 |

Optimus Black is introduced by LG and it is an ideal Android phone. The phone has clean and elegant features. It has 4 inches of screen display, which generates 700 nits of brightness. The weight of the phone is 109 grams and it has 9.2mm of thickness.  The back body and the edges are enveloped in plastic. The phone is very sensitive and requires special care. In the long term, the phone may suspect to the cracks and bruises due to its thin body.

Optimus Black symbolizes the decency and that is the reason there is no perfunctory detailing. Only the camera is embedded at the front of the phone. The camera of the phone is of 5 megapixels. The lens and the LED flash are placed in a manner that it will be protected from the scratches and scuffs. The result of the camera is mind-blowing. The camera can take a snap shoot of … Read More

Top 5 Android Apps to Put You on the Path to Better Health

November 9, 2011 |

Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone up or just make healthier choices, the Android market offers a myriad of apps that will revolutionize the way you grocery shop, whether you want to use hypnotherapy to lose weight and/or stay fit, there is an app for you. Here we take a look at 5 of the very best Android apps that can help improve your health.

Fooducate Nutrition Scanner by Fooducate, Ltd. Fooducate is an ingenious app that will change the way you shop. If you lack the time, patience or nutrition degree to decode nutritional fact labels and ingredient lists but wish to make healthy, informed decisions about the food you buy, this app is a must-have. Fooducate’s database contains 200,000+ unique UPC’s. Simply scan your item to see product highlights. You’ll be alerted to misleading claims on the packaging, concerning ingredients, positive attributes, calories per serving, FoodPoints value, etc… Each item also … Read More

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

September 22, 2011 |

We’ve seen only a few companies take the necessary risks to get ahead in the tablet market, Asus decides to step in as they released the Eee Pad Transformer earlier this year. It is by far the most versatile tablet product available. The main aim of Asus (as far as we can speculate), is to give consumers a product that can replace notebook computers and slim portable laptops; and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer does just that.

A first look at the Transformer will tell you that all tablets do resemble the iPad. It has bezel on all the sides that are about 1” from the edges to the screen, but has a bronze-brown finish at the sides and on the black plate. The back is made out of plastic that has been embossed, and the texture greatly improves grip. The Transformer is, indeed, aesthetically pleasing and the bronze-brown color scheme makes it look elegantly … Read More

Samsung unveils four new Android smartphones

August 25, 2011 |

Samsung has appear four fresh handsets in its Galaxy alternation active Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The aggregation has simplified the allocation of its Galaxy alternation which usually creates abashing amid its abeyant users. As per the fresh allotment strategy, the accessible Samsung Galaxy alternation handsets will backpack the names: Super Smart (S), Royal/Refined (R), Wonder (W), Magical (M) and Young (Y).

The flagship Android accessories from Samsung will backpack the Galaxy S branding area S stands for ‘Super Smart’. Galaxy S alternation smartphones will be top of the band smartphones with ample screens and heavy-horsepower accouterments beneath the hood.

After that comes the exceptional archetypal series, Galaxy R area R stands for ‘Royal’ or ‘Refined’. The Galaxy R alternation accessories will amalgamate power, architecture and abundance but will not accept all the appearance that the flagship archetypal has.

In the college articulation avalanche the Galaxy W alternation in which W stands for ‘Wonder’. The smartphone will … Read More