Just like the internet, WiFi is a utility that we have come, not only to rely on, but to actually expect to be available when we need it in various places we visit. WiFi has become more prominent in our lives because of the popularity of various mobile devices that now allow us to access the internet wherever we are. WiFi has also practically replaced wired networks at home since it is easier to set up and allows multiple devices to connect to it. [Read more…]
Archives for March 2012
It’s been six months since the release of the iPhone 4S. The newest generation of Apple’s insanely popular smartphone came with a truly wonderful feature. Siri was the virtual assistant that captured the imagination of the Apple faithful. Apple boasted that it will be a game changer, but has it?
According to research conducted by Parks Associates among 482 iPhone 4S owners, it was discovered that 87 percent of the owners used Siri at least once a month. Among those questioned, slightly over half said they were very satisfied with the way Siri worked. Around 20 percent of the respondents said they are not as enthusiastic about Siri but still find that they are satisfied with it. About nine percent said they were unsatisfied with Siri. [Read more…]
Research in Motion is working overtime to try and regain the ground it lost over the last few months with many corporate clients jumping ship to other smartphones. The company has announced that it will be releasing the newest version of their OS, Blackberry 10. The company plans to release 2,000 prototype phones, which will be given to select developers who will attend the Blackberry 10 Jam conference set for May this year in Orlando, Florida. [Read more…]
Losing a phone is something a lot of people have experienced. We’ve either gone through this experience or heard of others going losing their phones. Losing a phone is a very inconvenient thing to go through – most people don’t back up their phone details so the loss of data can be quite catastrophic.
According to new industry report by mobile security company Lookout, the average US mobile phone user loses a phone every year. The report was based on an analysis done on 15 million mobile phone users. About $30 billion worth of mobile phones were lost last year. [Read more…]
Draw Something has been a runaway success since it became available for iOS and Android smartphone and tablet users. It has generated the kind of interest and rabid following that Words with Friends generated before.
Zynga, the creators of Words with Friends and other hit games (and arguably the top social gaming developer in the world), knows a hit when it sees it, so instead of developing a Draw Something clone to compete with the hit app, they made the best move they can make – buy the developer of Draw Something. [Read more…]
Nokia recently filed a new patent application for a new technology that is so far out there in terms of concept.
The new patent, which was reported by Unwired View, is about a new way of informing mobile phone users through a new kind of technology – vibrating tattoos. The patent Nokia filed involves the use of some kind of ferromagnetic material that can either be sprayed or stamped directly to the skin. This is then linked to a mobile device. The ferromagnetic material can detect a magnetic field and react by vibrating. The patent was filed last week with the US Patent and Trademark Office. [Read more…]