Most smartphone users are probably very familiar with mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. But what many people don’t know is that Samsung also developed its own mobile operating system – the Bada. Samsung’s proprietary OS was launched with much fanfare in 2009. The company said it was a ground-breaking piece of software and had pinned a lot of hope on this OS. The Bada will eventually claim a two percent share of the mobile phone market. [Read more…]
One simply brilliant idea that has the potential to be copied all over the world is one that the people at Asahi thought of. The popular Japanese drinks company has implemented what could be described as a moment of extreme ingenuity. The company has turned their vending machines into WiFi hotspots. [Read more…]
Adobe announced that it has released the newest version of its Flash Player for the Android mobile operating system. The new version, 11.1, now supports Androidâ€™s version 4.0 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich) of its popular operating system. The new update is now available for download from the Android Market. Alongside the new Flash Player version, Adobe also announced that it will be releasing a new version of Adobe Air â€“ version 3.1. Adobe Air is a crucial part of the Adobe offerings because it allows various Flash-employed apps to be brought to various platforms. [Read more…]
SIM cards are an integral part of mobile phones and even though it is one of those use it and forget it pieces of technology it is also evolving as new technologies emerge to change it. The SIM is now poised for another evolution as a new one is going to be introduced very soon.
The new SIM, called the nano-sim, will be introduced by GieseckÂ & Devrient (G&D), the same company that released the first commercial SIM card two decads ago. The nano-SIM is slated to be displayed to the public at a trade show that will be held in Paris from November 15 to 17. [Read more…]
As much as a convenience mobile Internet can be, it can also add up to your bills quite heftily if you donâ€™t know how to use it right â€“ so make sure youâ€™re prepared to make the most of your time while surfing the Web from your mobile. In some cases, it could be a good idea to install a new browser on your device, and not use the default one â€“ this is especially valid for non-smartphone mobiles, which tend to often have some questionable designs for their browsers.
The device itself is important as well, of course â€“ a phone with a small screen and uncomfortable keyboard can make it very inconvenient to do your browsing and subsequently increase the time you need to do anything when surfing the Web through mobile Internet. Nowadays, there are plenty of good deals for mobiles that are specifically designed for Internet users â€“ so do some shopping around until you find one and go for it â€“ if youâ€™re an active surfer, youâ€™ll be thanking yourself later on!
Donâ€™t just use the Web for your entertainment though â€“ this may sound like redundant advice for some of you folks whoâ€™ve been using their mobiles for this purpose for a while, but still â€“ it can also add up to your productivity to a great degree. You can check the schedules for the trains or public transport, check out whatâ€™s running at your local cinema, whatever you can think of â€“ be creative and try to really benefit from the powerful mini-computer youâ€™re carrying in your pocket!
It takes having some good pricing plans on your mobile Internet if you want to really make some benefit off of it though, so do your â€œhomeworkâ€ well before landing on a deal.