September 13, 2012
iPhone 5 - is it worth upgrading?
Now that the iPhone 5 is official, many iPhone 4S owners will have troubles sleeping at night as they will be wondering whether upgrading to the latest model is worth it. After all, we can't deny that the smartphone looks awesome on paper and has more than a few features that make it better than its predecessor. But on the other hand, an iPhone is an expensive investment, especially if one has to pay a fee in order to upgrade early. That is why we decided to give these iPhone 4S owners a hand with our post. We have collected all of the iPhone 5 major upgrades in one place and compared them to what the iPhone 4S has to offer. First things first, let us discuss the iPhone 5's design.
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September 12, 2012
Everything You Need to Know About iOS 6 in Under Three Minutes [Video] LIFEHACKER | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 http://pulse.me/s/deE6q
iOS 6 is packed with a lot of great new features and it can be a lot to take in. We'll show you everything you need to know in under three minutes so ... read more
iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: what's changed?
ENGADGET | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Its name is enough to send CEOs into cold sweats, which is why the rest of the mobile world spent last week announcing their hardware back-to-back to ... read more
So the new iPhone 5 was announced today. Pre orders will begin on Sept 14 and will begin shipping on Sept 21st. Are you getting one?
Apple takes wraps off iPhone 5, 4-inch screen and all CNET | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 http://pulse.me/s/desWU
Apple's Phil Schiller showing off the new iPhone 5. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) As expected, Apple has announced the iPhone 5. The object of much a... read more
September 5, 2012
Helpful tips and tricks from Computer Hope.
"Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should knowUsing keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use."
Is this the way of the future?
What the mobile payment craze is really about: Coupons!: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57503750-94/what-the-mobile-payment-craze-is-really-about-coupons/?tag=mobile_social
September 3, 2012
First to put it simply, the iPhone is one phone. There are several generations of it but there is always one current version of it. The previous devices are still well known and are milestones in mobile technology today.
Unlike Android, Windows, or BlackBerry, the iPhone is just one phone. So when someone says mentions the iPhone there's usually no guessing game. Apple is the company that created the iPhone. Apple, the same company that almost went bankrupt if it wasn't for their iPod. Apple realized what it was that consumers wanted. Have you ever noticed that many times before the smart phone generation that when someone wanted to do something on a computer for the first time normally they would touch the computer screen in an attempt that it would cause something would happen. A reaction is what we look for from an unknown device. Yes computers are stupid but we are the ones that control them. The problem we face, as consumers, is that we do not know how to give the computer these commands and we do not understand what it is capable of. The interface that the iPhone uses is called iOS. The iPhone allowed users to touch what they wanted and more likely received a response they wanted. Users knew how and what to touch because......almost all of the apps look the same! This can be a good thing for someone that has never used a device similar to this. For any problems the consumer has that is beyond what they can resolve themselves they turn to Apple Support. When they need something to add color or style they turn to the large array of accessories to add personality. iOS can be considered the most stable interface for a mobile device. Part of this reasoning is because users are limited to what they can do on their devices. For some people this is a good thing, this does 3 things to ensure the user experience is at the quality to ensure customer satisfaction for the user.
- It enables Apple support to be able to assist users with their device problems in a quick and timely manner.
- The user cannot create software damage to their own device.
- It prevents the iOS interface from crashing completely therefore increasing the stability of the software.
So where does this leave a company like BlackBerry that had the same popularity before the iPhone? BlackBerry did not have good support (that went down the drain with the Storm) for their devices on a consumer level, on the business side it required a lot of maintenance for it's BlackBerry Enterprise Server system. When consumers are left astray they try something new. What more can we do? We all want to know that someone cares about us. BlackBerry didn't.....or at least not as much as Apple did.
In closing I applaud Apple with their success in re-branding their company. Though I do not use nor own an iPhone I can only say 3 words that describe it. In the words of the late Steve Jobs, "it just works."
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