First off, I have to admit that my position on tablet computers has changed somewhat over the last year . This was largely a result of reading my first e-book, on the iPhone of all things. Sure it was a great book and that was the catalyst, but more importantly, it changed my perspective on the utility of tablet computers and given that experience, I wanted to share that perspective with you.
Tablets are small lightweight portable devices for surfing the web, checking email, staying organized, listening to music and using apps.
So what are the advantages of a tablet computer at this stage: Read the rest of this entry »
Many users with Apple iPhones and iPads with iOS 5 have complained about the weak battery life from the minute they bought their
devices. Battery drainage so alarming that blog and message boards have been lit up. Apple acknowledged the battery life issue
by saying it could be fixed with an iOS 5.0.1 update. But the verdict is out. Many users have said the issue still exists and some have even said the battery draining problem has gotten worse. For its part, Apple has tried to get in front of the issue after its own message boards were lit up with users still complaining of the drainage issue. They say that although it worked for most users, there is still a handful out there with the issue. In my opinion, wait till there is a confirmed update that actually works. Visit various Apple blogs and communities and see what fellow users are saying. Stay tuned.
For the last few years, we have heard about the unfriendly user experience and limited number of apps available on Blackberry App World. It took me forever to find the apps I was looking to the point that I would just give up searching. The NEW Blackberry App World 3.0 looks to reconnect with its’ users with an updated user interface combined with new features and functions. But what’s different?
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.
What are the differences between 3G and 4G?
If you have been listening to cell phone companies in Canada and the US you can get completely confused with all the “G” symbols and what it means. To make matters worse, Apple complicates the discussion with its iPhone labels, 3G and 4. So what does it all mean? That is what I wanted to find out myself so I did a little research and this is what I found.
Can Google Voice transform our cell phone industry?
Unlimited calling across Canada
What does Google Voice mean to Canadians? Quite simply the possibility of unlimited calling! Google Voice is a telecommunications service based on Personal numbering, which means that the service is independent of your cell phone, home phone or instrument and attached to you, hence personal. This means that you finally have a form of unlimited calling on your cell phone regardless of which cell phone company or carrier you use. This is the same sort of service that Wind Mobile is trying to achieve with its unlimited calling plans. Unfortunately Google Voice is only available in the US, although I have heard about a work around that can get it working in Canada, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
Cell Phone Batteries Lasting Till the End of a Contract?
To all of our benefit, battery manufacturers have made a significant improvement over the years on the life of our cell phone batteries. Many of us can not live without our phones; I have mine glued to me at all times. One of the greatest challenges for cell phone batteries is their limited life span. Can a cell phone battery actually make it to the end of a three year contract?
There are several types of batteries that are found in cell phones, two of the most common are nickel metal hydride and lithium ion. Older cell phones used nickel cadmium batteries which had a memory, meaning the phone will only charge to a certain level, no matter how long it stays on the charger. Read the rest of this entry »
LOL, L2G, LMAO, MTF, ADN, CUL… A new language is emerging. There are over 1000 different text messaging abbreviations out there. Many of these are used by different groups of people with all sorts of hobbies and interests. The average texter only uses about 20 of the most common ones such as LOL (laugh out loud), TTYL (talk to you later), and BTW (by the way). Not only is this a faster way to communicate with each other; it saves money! If you are not on an unlimited text plan, typing out every word you are trying to say would cost you a small fortune every month. Read the rest of this entry »
Netbooks. The future or the past?
Many recent articles have cited the increase in Netbook sales as one of the most interesting stories of 2009. The surge in sales and the quick popularity has changed the computing landscape. This is exactly the reason why many US cellular companies have decided to get on side and bundle their offerings. “Thank you for calling, would you like a Netbook with that”? But how about the Canadian marketplace? Will we follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »