Archive: August, 2011
FACT: Every year, more and more Canadians are moving from cellphones to smartphones.
FACT: Smartphones continue to play a more vital role in our daily personal and professional lives.
FACT: Smartphones are for more than just makings calls. We email, store detailed contact information, use applications that connect us to communities, organize our lives and soon to be, our money.
That being said, we have to ask “How safe are we from malicious software or malware attacks on our devices?” One thing is for certain, hackers are working tirelessly to come up with new ways to hack into your smartphone.
August is almost at an end, and that means that there is one thing on the minds of most parents students:
Back-to-School carries with it the long-standing tradition of back-to-school shopping. Students, whether in elementary school, high school, post-secondary, or beyond, need school supplies, new clothes, text books and a host of other items to prepare for the coming year.
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Everyone knows that BBM is the glue for RIM and BlackBerry at the moment. It’s the main reason that several of my friends stick with Blackberry, to communicate with friends and family around the world over BBM for FREE. Well today, RIM announced a new add-on for BBM, called BBM Music.
So what is BBM Music?
As RIM put it, “BBM Music is a BBM-connected social music service that allows BlackBerry smartphone users to share and discover music through their BBM Music friends”. The word missing from that description is “subscription” service.
So what will your $5 USD per month for BBM Music get you?
Tim Cook replaces Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple Inc.
I’m surprised that the stock fell after learning about Steve Jobs resignation as CEO of Apple yesterday. Who builds the best tech tech company in the world running it as a one man show? Steve Jobs did an amazing job at building a great culture and team. In fact, Apple became the Apple today after he hired his current executive team, namely Tim Cook who has been with the company for last 13 years.
Many of us have been there. We hear the great sales pitch or online offering and we get excited about a plan that comes with tons of features. There are so many to choose when customizing our cellphone plans but which ones can we add that will ensure our bills remain as low as possible? How do we know the features we are adding actually make a difference? Each feature we add, increases our monthly plan price. Read the rest of this entry »
Texting popular means to Communicate
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has announced that Canadians sent 18 billion person-to-person text messages in Q1 2011, representing a 10% growth over the 16.4 billion text messages sent in Q4 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Android, iOS dominance force HP out of space
HP announced that it is getting out of the webOS game after lackluster sales of its Palm based products, Pre, HP Veer, and the TouchPad. Despite fairly good reviews of its recently launched tablet the TouchPad, customer interest in the TouchPad was significantly lower than the market leader, Apple’s iPad. None of its devices gathered enough momentum to challenge for market share in a very rapidly evolving space. So what’s next for HP?
iPhone or hiPhone? And, no, that isn’t a typo.
How about a little trivia?
Which phone do you think is the real Apple iPhone. (Left or Right?)
Before I give you the answer, what if I told you that it has all the same features as the Apple iPhone4 plus more:
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Apple iPad cited 94.5% of the time as main tablet
We can all agree that the tablet market is defined primarily by one device, the iPad! A survey conducted by Robert W. Baird in the US found that with regards to customers’ interest in tablets, 94.5% cited the iPad as their main device of interest, followed by the HP Touch with 10.5% and the playbook with a meager 3.8%.