Three technology breakthrough products in 2013

June 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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The year 2013 is done but it brought lots of technology innovations that will help us in the next years. Innovations led by education and knowledge make our lives easier. Here are some breakthrough products that marked the previous year:

1. Pebble watch. Pebble smartwatch introduced many people to the benefits of wearable technology. The Pebble’s e-paper display links to a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing users to control their music, view text messages or tweets, and screen calls. And thanks to a software development kit, programmers can create apps to run on the watch. With just a twist of the wrist, a user gets a quick and stealthy peek at the wider world. Well also you have to pay around $150 as-well.

2. Seiki 50-Inch 4K TV. I am sure most of you have never heard of Seiki. Well it is a television company that offers a 4K TV for $1300! Major electronics manufacturers were planning to introduce similar-size ultra-HD (3840×2160) sets at prices around $5000 but Seiki beat them with no-frills TV that has no Internet connectivity and no 3D , just super –HD at a good price.

3. Thalmic Labs MYO. It turns human motion into digital control. However, the MYO is not confined to a room or a desktop. The bracelet uses a variety of motion-tracking sensors to measure the position and orientation of a user’s arm in space. It senses the electrical activity of muscles that corresponds to finger movements, allowing for complex gesture controls such as pinch, point and grasp.

Samsung Electronics

January 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsungbrand, and is the largest South Korean business conglomerate.

Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea’s economic development, politics, media and culture, and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle of the Han River. Its affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports. Samsung’s revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea’s $1,082 billion GDP.

They sponsor the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, the English Premier League club Chelsea and also F.C. Swindon Town and Leyton Orient.

Samsung operating many sports clubs, football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, baseball club Samsung Lions, basketball club Seoul Samsung Thunders, volleyball club Daejon Samsung Fire Bluefangs and etc.

Samsung Electronics Co. is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has been the world’s largest information technology company by revenues since 2009spent an estimated $14-billion (U.S.) – more than Iceland’s GDP – on advertising, promotion, and marketing in 2013.

At 5.4 percent of annual revenue, this is a larger proportion than the world’s other top-20 companies by sales (Apple Inc. spent 0.6 percent and General Motors spent 3.5 percent. Samsung became the world’s biggest advertiser in 2012, spending $4.3-billion, compared to Apple which spent $1-billion. Samsung’s global brand value of $39.6-billion is less than half that of Apple.

In recent years, the company has diversified into consumer electronics.It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices. The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices.

Phone applications

January 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Phone applications are very popular nowadays and that’s why many people making them and trying to learn as much as possible about making better applications.
There are two ways to get a phone application:
1. Pre-installed during manufacturing
2. Downloaded from various mobile software distribution platform
3. Delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing to provide an “application-like” experience within a Web browser.

Here are some of the most popular phone applications:
1. Facebook application
2. RunKeeper
3. Dropbox. Plenty of apps exist for transferring content between your computer and your device, but Dropbox is free and easier to use than most of its contemporaries. Dump files you want to sync in a folder on your computer and Dropbox for your device will enable you to access them, download them for offline viewing, and, in many cases, view them.
4. Skype
5. TonePad. Virtual pianos and guitars are all very well, but purely digital musical toys are more suited to Apple handhelds. TonePad is the best of them, using a grid-based interface that enables you to turn notes on and off and compose pleasing and harmonious loops; your creations can be edited, saved and uploaded to share with other users.
6. Twitter
7. Ebay
8. Google Earth
9. XE Currency allows you configure a list of currencies, and it shows current conversion rates.

Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy

January 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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One of the most interesting technology fights in the technology world nowadays. Samsung has been very aggressive company and seems like it has a goal to bring iPhone to its knees by all the commercials that are making in the last few months. Anyway, if you buy any of them, you will not regret, that’s for sure. But there is still big difference between them.

Why iPhone is better than Galaxy:

1. Better applications selection. If you have an iPhone, then you are guaranteed to get the best new mobile applications first.

2. Better video and music selection. The main reason for this is iTunes which allows iPhone to have access to the best selection of music, movies and TV shows for renting or owning.

3. Free technical support from Apple! Yes, this is a big advantage for iPhone owners. If your Galaxy breaks down there is nobody you could call.

Why Galaxy is better than iPhone:

1. Longer talk-time. Talk-time on IPhone is 8 hours, talk-time on Galaxy is over 14 hours.

2. Better screen resolution. Galaxy has 1920×1080 compared to iPhone’s 1136×640.

3. Galaxy has infrared and iPhone does not have.

4. Better camera software. Galaxy has 13 megapixels camera compared to iPhone’s 8.

5. Galaxy users can expand the Galaxy’s storage.

But as I said, no matter which one you will choose, you won’t regret buying it !

Funny Phone Applications

December 20th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Out of thousands applications made, some of them are good and useful, other are useless and are considered as failure. But there are other applications that are not useful but funny. Their goal is to cheer you up and make you happy, even for few minutes. Here are few applications that will make you laugh:

  1. 9gag – it is a popular website that shows funny pictures uploaded by other people. It has a special app for iPhone that facilitates access to the website photo gallery. So get the app and enjoy fresh geeky humor, daily portion of black humor and acute memes.
  2. Talking Tom is definitely one of the funniest!  It is a sweet cheerful kitty who lives in your Apple iPhone and talks to you. You can play with this cat, feed him, tickle, sing songs with him, etc.
  3. iFunFace – it is a fun video editor which you can use to put face into a funny character and make your own video. So by using this application on your iPhone you can create the funniest short video ever.
  4. iFunny – This app can capture you for hours. It shows up random funny photos and you vote for each pic. Don’t forget to have a stable Internet connection to have fun with this free app.
    1. 18,000 Cool Jokes – I believe there is no need to explain this application.

E-books and e-readers

December 15th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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E-books are becoming more and more popular every day! Instead of buying a book and waiting for it for a couple of days, you can buy one online and read it on your computer. Plus you save space at home as-well!

There are many benefits from e-books:

  1. An e-book can be ordered indefinitely, without even going “out-of-print”.
  2. Depending on the device, the book can be read even at night, without light.
  3. Printed books use 3 times more raw materials and 78 times more water to produce than e-books. However, the manufacture and distribution of e-book hardware (both the readers and the servers from which books are downloaded) consume materials and energy; the disposal of e-book hardware creates electronic waste; and the storage, distribution, and reading of e-books consume energy.

E-book reader, also called an e-book device or e-reader, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading e-books and digital periodicals. An e-book reader is similar in form to a limited purpose tablet computer.

Some of the major book retailers and multiple third-party developers offer free (and in some third-party cases, premium paid) e-Reader applications for the Mac and PC desktops as well as for Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone and Palm OS devices to allow the reading of eBooks and other documents independently of dedicated e-book devices (such as the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo eReader and Sony Reader)

Car applications for smart phones

December 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Who would’ve thought that there will be applications that will make you better driver? Well the phone applications are having bigger and bigger influence in our lives and there are all kinds of applications. Here is a list of applications related about your car. Some of them are free, some of them are not.

  1. Gas Buddy — Free(Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry)
    Why to pay more for money for gas when you don’t have to? This application is comparing local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in different grades, including diesel.

    1. Repair Pal — Free(Available for: iOS and Android)

Since auto mechanics don’t have the best reputation for trustworthiness, repair pal is helping you to calculate the amount of money you need to pay for your repair. Select your car and the

type of repair needed and it’ll spit out what you might expect to pay in your area.

  1. Witness Driving – $0.99(Available for: iOS and Android)

Dash cams are a great way to protect yourself from insurance fraudsters, bad drivers and even an undeserved ticket. Rather than shell out $50-$300 for a dedicated dash cam, you can simply convert your smartphone for only $0.99. Besides the looping record function, Witness Driving also logs time, date, speed, location and acceleration.

  1. Honk — $0.99 (Available for: iOS)

With this application, you can mark where you parked with a GPS pin. It can also track how much time you have left on the meter, alerting you when your time is about up.

Andriod or iOS?

November 30th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Android and iOS are very popular operating systems and considered as the best today. Those who have knowledge about technology can make difference between these and know about their pros and cons. But most of the people are not familiar with them and it is hard to choose one since they don’t know anything about them that will help them make a good decision. This is for those who want to learn the difference between them; here are few reasons why to choose one over the other.

Reasons Android is better than iOS:

1. Better notifications bar – When you see something in Android’s notification drawer, you can take action and respond without opening whatever app first.

2. Images with Contact list – Android can automatically import photos for your contacts (or allow you to set them yourself), so it’s much easier to see your friends’ faces in your virtual address book than it is with iOS.

3. More free applications – Android’s Google Play Store doesn’t always offer better quality, but it does offer far more options than the App Store.

Reasons iOS is better than Andriod:

1. iOS is more intuitive.

2. User Interface lags – Android phones suffer from lags in UI responses, even with the latest android version. iOS prioritize tasks or apps if user initiate new app or task. So iOS is lot smoother than androids.

3. Support and service.

4. Longer battery life.

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