USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0

June 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Everyone is familiar with USB (Universal Serial Bus) and the benefits from it.

USB 3.0, the latest version of USB (Universal Serial Bus), provides better speed and more efficient power management than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices; however, data transfer speeds are limited to USB 2.0 levels when these devices inter-operate.

USB 3.0 is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (gigabits per second); that’s a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0’s 480Mbps (1,000Mbps equals 1Gbps). In practice, it won’t always be this much faster — mileage may vary depending on hardware configuration — but it will always be much faster than USB 2.0

USB 3.0 is more expensive than USB 2.0. Of course this is expected, but if you need it for something simple, then there is no need to spend more money and buy the USB 3.0

The standard-B connectors are smaller in size for USB 2.0but it takes extra space in USB 3.0 for more wires.

USB 3.0 also consumes 400 mA power than USB 2.0 which is also expected since it is capable of transfer speeds 10 times faster.

No matter which USB device, both of them are easy to install and easy to use. But as I said before, if you need it for a small project, then use the USB 2.0 since it’s cheaper and it consumes less power.

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 !

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.

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