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Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartphone. Show all posts

Sunday, April 7, 2013

What is Whatsapp and how does it work

Whatsapp has become the No. 1 cross-platform mobile SmartPhone communications. The app to be used on an iOS platform will cost a moderate $0,99 per year. Android users have the ability to communicate with friends and family, absolutely free. The ability to Send SMS text messages absolutely free is what has made Whatapps the de facto standard from cross-platform communications. Users can communicate with each other for free without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. In addition users can also create groups and use group messaging to stay in touch with each other. In addition users can also share videos and photos for free with their friends.

Whatsapp - how does it workWhat is Whatsapp and how does Whatsapp work.
Whatsapp uses your own internet connection plan like 3G and Wi-Fi to send SMS messages for free. So since the app is using your own data plan - video messages and pictures messages can be sent for free. There are also no international charges for sending SMS or Text Messages. Everything is totally free.

Once you download the App it integrates into your SmartPhone easily and therefore no need to create a username or PIN. Your address book is then used to easily add your buddies, friends and family. If your phone is switched off, Whatsapp will still save your messages for you. You get them all once you turn your phone back on. The app is also good for sharing location and sending data.

Download Whatsapp for your SmartPhone here
Download Whatsapp app for Android
Download Whatsapp for iPhone and iPad

You might also like: What is Kik and how does it work

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What's the right age to give your kids a SmartPhone [Infographic]





So what is the right time to give your kid a mobile phone,smartphone or a tablet. The guys over at sodahead asked their users the very same question. The responses they got have been turned into an infographic and the results are quiet interesting. The poll of 1,066 parents shows that 66 percent of them believe kids should not have a smartphone until they turn 16 years old. With 54 percent saying a regular cell phone is fine for 13 - 15 yea- olds, while nearly a quarter feel that kids under 12 should be given a basic handset. 



Teens who took part in the poll also agree that 16 is the right age for a smartphone but we'll have the cell phone right now, thank you. Another interesting factor is that Dads were more likely to give kids under 12 a cell phone. Most parents would also opt to buy their teens a Wi-Fi tablet, which would ensure home use and keeping an eye on things.



Another interesting result from the survey is that face-time between parents and children has dropped by 30% since 2007. Facebook started becoming popular in Sep 2006. Wonder if there is a connection. So kids now know who to ask for a cell phone - Ask Dad.








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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Droid Bionic - Sept 8th


Motorola Driod Bionic - you must be wondering what all the fuss is about, with news-sites and blogs across the internet reporting about the Driod Bionic has a release date of Sept 8 - 2011 and this is not an official confirmation but speculation. Based on many tips dropped around and some leaked fliers.


What is special about the Driod Bionic
The phone is special for Verizon customers because it comes with two mush awaited features. Dual-Core processor and LTE. LTE is Verizon's 4G LTE network and their fastest in the US. LTE has been regularly expanding to newer cities across the US. So once the phone is out the benefits are you get it's dual-core speed with the fastest network available in the US. Gamers will be only too happy.  


Droid Bionic also has an App released which encourages participants to go on a scavenger hunt. With the chance of winning the Droid Bionic when it comes out. The scavenger hunt will last for 4 days from the 3rd to the 7th of September. Now that could be a clue for the Sept 8 release.



This could be further proof a leaked flier for a store. The headline also reads "The Wireless Device Group introduces DROID BIONIC by Motorola to the product line-up! This device will launch in all channels September 8th, 2011"



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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Google Sync: How does it work

Google Sync is a cloud based service that works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, Windows Mobile and Symbian Platforms and most other phones that are SyncML capable. Google Sync keeps your phone's address book in sync with your Google Gmail contacts. You can Sync two phones together and thereby both phones will have the same contacts automatically. Which also helps you to transfer contacts from one phone to the other without any difficulty. If you wondering how to transfer contacts from one phone to the other especially if you've got a new phones and would like to update the device with all your contacts. You can also sync you phone with your PC. Since it is a cloud based service once you change, add, delete contacts in one device, both the devices will get updated automatically.


Android based phones can sync with Google contacts out of the box. 


Google Sync will help your synchronize your phone's built in address book and calender with your Google accounts. Once you setup Sync on your phone it will automatically update your phone's contacts with contacts from your Gmail account. Sync will also download your Google calender events to your device. Sync is a cloud based service which means everything happens over the air and updating one place means both your devices synced will be updated. You can use Sync to synchronize your desktop PC and your mobile phone. Any changes made on one device means the other devices updates wirelessly. So you do not need to physically connect your phone to your computer. Updations on one device means the other device gets updated as well. All these services happen in the background or over-the-air. This simple means that all your contacts and calender events are always in sync no matter where you go or what you do. Because Sync works by backing up your info to your Google account. Your information is always safe even if you drop your phone in a pool. No more fears of loosing info when your phone goes missing or walls into water. 


When you buy a new phone and connect it to your Google Sync account it will restore your address book and calender. 


Visit Google Sync now



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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video: iPhone4 How to Pre-Order iPhone 4 G HD

iPhone4 How to Pre-Order Apple iPhone 4 G HD On JUNE 15, 2010 Now you can pre-order iPhone 4G HD through Apple Best Buy and Radio Shack All available for pre-order Tomorrow on 6/15/2010. The you can pick up at any of these vendors on the Apple iPhone4 Launch Date on JUNE 24, 2010. Wal Mart will also offer the iPhone 4 on June 24 at Most Wal Mart Locations.




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Enter the Windows Phone 7 App Idea Contest now and win $5,000

Yes Windows is running are new Windows Phone 7 App writing contest on Facebook. Windows wants your idea you don't need to have any technical know-how. All you need is a great idea and writing skills. Since you need to be able to write down your idea very clearly. Don't want to write no problem grab your camera and start recording explain in detail your new App idea and Microsoft will build that App for you. Once you App is built it will be available as a free download in the Marketplace after the Holidays 2010 Launch of the new Windows Phone 7. 


The Grand prize winner get $5,000 and a Windows Phone 7 device
4 runners-up will get a new Zune HD 16GB. 
Contest Ends July 08, 2010
To Enter the contest please go here http://www.windowsphone7.com/ineedthisapp/



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Video: HTC Evo 4G from Sprint hands on



HTC EVO 4G specifications

The HTC EVO 4G is powered by Android 2.1, a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8650 processor, 1GB ROM and 512MB RAM. The phone will ship with a bundled 8GB microSD card, and its memory slot supports up to 32GB cards. There's also built-in digital compass, G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor and GPS. Additionally, the EVO 4G sports an 3.5mm audio jack and an HDMI out port, as well as supporting Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity. 


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Latest news and video on the Google Phone 'Nexus One'.

With all the rumors flying across thew internet. We now have websites also telling us the price of Google's Phone called Nexus One. Both Gizmodo and Engadget posted leaked documents which showed the price of the Nexus One to be $529.99 unlocked and $179.99 with a two year T-Mobile contract.

Google had earlier sent out invitations for a Android press conference. After which people started speculating about the new phone and it most probably is going to happen.

We just need to wait and see. As far as the pricing goes by comparative analysis it is quiet competitive. On Jan 5th we should have a lot of confirmations and its features should be in full glow. The phone has however garnered a lot of public interest as is with the launch of any big tech gadget. With the start of the new decade many possible surprises would emerge from companies involved in SmartPhones.

Here's a video of the phone found on YouTube



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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blackberry App World Launches in Australia and New Zealand

Addicts of Blackberry in Australia and New Zealand received an early Christmas present with the launch of Blackberry App World.

Maybe this will get Blackberry sales up in the land down under while the iPhone goes on walkabout. You never know. Hey at least you’ve learned something new about that part of the world. Something that has nothing to do with Nicole Kidman hailing from there, Mad Max movies, kangaroos or vegemite.


BlackBerry App World can be accessed over both Wi-Fi® and mobile phone networks in Australia and New Zealand and can be downloaded directly to the smartphone.
 
To download the Aussie version of BlackBerry App World, all you need to do is go to www.blackberry.com/appworld  or http://mobile.blackberry.com/ from your device’s browser.
 
From a press release on RIM.com
 
Key Current Features:




Front Page Carousel - BlackBerry App World showcases several applications on its front page carousel, making it easy for users to browse through a select number of featured applications. Featured applications will vary from time to time, helping users discover new applications for practically every aspect of life.

Top Downloads – The “Top Downloads” area on BlackBerry App World lists applications that are the most downloaded.

Categories – BlackBerry App World features a variety of application categories, including entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.

Search/Filter – BlackBerry App World includes a keyword search with filtering capabilities.

Reviews – Applications on BlackBerry App World can be reviewed by users and those reviews are reflected in star ratings. Users can easily access and read reviews, see screenshots and read a description of each application before they download it.

Recommend – BlackBerry App World users can recommend applications to other people through email, PIN, SMS message or BlackBerry® Messenger.

Application Storage – BlackBerry App World includes a folder called My World, which keeps track of applications the user has downloaded. It is a personal storage space that allows users to uninstall and re-install applications.

Application Archiving: users can archive applications to a microSD card or built-in storage memory on their BlackBerry smartphone.

Update Notifications: Users are notified of updates to applications they’ve downloaded on BlackBerry App World.

BlackBerry App World is also accessible from a user's desktop computer at www.blackberry.com/appworld.
 





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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Motorola Milestone, another Android

Next week sees the release of the latest Smartphone to run on Google's Android OS. Already speculated to be the next "iPhone" killer. It runs no the latest Android software "2.0".

"The platform was conceived to help bring a desktop computing experience to mobile devices, and make things like email, instant messaging and quick web browsing accessible to the masses. When the first Android phone went on sale last year, reaction was lukewarm; the handset, the G1, was clunky and didn’t compare favourably to Apple’s iPhone, the new gold standard for design."

Known as the Droid in the US. It has sole more than 800,000 pieces since the start of November.

Android allows users to do more on their handsets than the iPhone. Like instant Facebook and Twitter updates, listening to music while writing an email, and threading conversation. So you get to see your chats, email, and text messages in a single place rather than spread across programs.

It is also important to note it has a really really big screen.

The overall hardware specs are:

  • CPU: TI OMAP 3430 (Arm Cortex A8 @ 550 mhz, PowerVR SGX 530)

  • RAM: 256MB

  • Flash Memory: 512MB built in (for program storage)

  • Secondary: 16GB removable MicroSD (for music/images/general storage)










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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Acer Launches Android Phone

The world's second-largest PC brand entered the cellphone market this year with 10 models, with all but the Android phone using Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. Acer has launched its SmartPhone running with Google's Andriod software this week. Acer will sell only 50-100 devices each year. They do not plan to get into competition in the smartphone market but will do this in their own time.

Android had 3.5 percent of the global smartphone market in the quarter ended September, compared with none 12 months earlier, while Microsoft saw its market share fall to 8.8 percent from 13.6 percent a year earlier, according to research firm Canalys.

It features include a 5 megapixel camera which can also double as a video recorder. On-board memory of 256 MB. Rechargeable battery with 300 minutes of talk time. 3.5 inch WVGA touch screen with high resolution Also offers hard core social networking support.



The Acer Liquid


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