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A smartphone offers many possibilities, it serves much more than calling by phone and sending messages

Smartphones, smart speakers and much more: technology in our day to day

A smartphone offers many possibilities, it serves much more than calling by phone and sending messages

Everything related to technology advances by leaps and bounds , just take a look at the first computers, occupy a room and could not compare anywhere near with the equipment that exists today. Although if we talk about computers we could say that they did not enter our homes until the 80s, the golden age of the 8 bits.

Technology has advanced so much that we can control some things of our home with the voice, there are smart bulbs. If we have one of the intelligent speakers from Google or Amazon, we can turn the light of a room on or off with our voice. But these speakers have many other uses , for example, serve as a personal assistant.

Technology makes our lives easier

While many of the devices we use daily are not indispensable, the truth is that they make our lives easier . For example, there are smartphones. You just have to take a look around us as we go down the street to see many people with one of these mobile phones in their hands.

A smartphone offers many possibilities, it serves much more than calling by phone and sending messages. We can consume content and install all kinds of applications, for example, one to consult our bank account and perform operations.

Microsoft in its day tried to take part of the cake if we talk about operating systems for smartphones, however, we could say that the Redmond arrived late. They tried it with Windows Phone 7/8 and later with Windows 10 Mobile. If we focus on Windows 10 Mobile, it was not a bad mobile operating system , but the developers did not turn to it.

Currently everything is a matter of two, iOS and Android. Microsoft may try again, if something we can take for granted is one thing, the Redmond do not give up easily. Now, they will have to learn from mistakes and offer something different to what there is currently.

Technology has advanced so much that it is present in many devices that we use. Even vehicle manufacturers every time they announce a new model comes with more electronics, inside they carry authentic multimedia and navigation systems. We have said it before, we could say that so much technology is not essential, but it makes our lives easier. In addition, in the case of cars, it improves safety .

Behind most electronic devices there is a lot of work, starting. Electronic circuits are indispensable. There are software companies that have been developing tools to make it easier to design the circuits that we just mentioned,

When talking about electronic circuits an example would be the motherboard of our computer, it is an indispensable component . It has everything you need to connect the graphics card, processor, RAM, power supply and all kinds of peripherals.

In short, we are surrounded by technology and we can use it for many things . Everything is moving so fast that possibly in a few years the smartphones that are currently there will be seen as obsolete.

Samsung featured some products in June 20 London Event

What Did Samsung highlight in London Event?

As you probably already know, last night an event was held in London organized by the South Korean firm in order to present its new products. At the beginning of the conference, Samsung immediately highlighted the three new variants of its flagship smartphone, namely the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom. The technical characteristics of these devices are of course already known by most consumers, however, Samsung sees fit to do a little demonstration so that everyone is aware of the interest that could provide these products.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Galaxy S4 Mini is a variation in average end version of the Galaxy S4. It embeds thus a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED with qHD resolution. Under the hood, the device offers a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz driven by 2GB of RAM. A primary digital camera 8 MP equips the device. Its average character range will therefore belittle its price compared to conventional Galaxy S4.

Samsung featured some products in June 20 London Event

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The Galaxy S4 Active in turn is a more robust variant of the Galaxy S4, as it is IP67 certified. Certification that allows it to be completely sealed against water and dust, making the device able to stay for 30 min under water to a depth of one meter. Aqua mode has been added to the 8 MP digital camera to use this property, and to take a picture with the volume button on the device, because the touchscreen does not work inside the water.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

In any case, Samsung has not failed to demonstrate by placing the product in a container of water. Moreover, the technical specifications of the smartphone are similar to the classic Galaxy S4 except the camera and the screen, because the smartphone will carry a camera of 8 MP instead of 13 MP, and a screen TFT if the Galaxy S4 uses a classic super AMOLED. The SoC quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 followed by 2 GB RAM and battery 2600 mAh will always await you.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Finally, Samsung has focused on the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is the first smartphone to feature a 10x optical zoom. Of course, if you are a fan of cameras, you might know that the images taken by a digital sensor are less favorable than those with an optical sensor, if one focuses only on the noise, or the color. The same is true for video recording. In addition, the functionality of the camera terminal revolve around its manual zoom on the lens, and can also be used for switching between 25 shooting modes offered.

The Galaxy S4 Mini is a variation in average end version of the Galaxy S4

Finally, Samsung also announced the upcoming availability of new colors for its Galaxy S4 namely blue, purple, brown, and fuchsia for short. We are so eager to have its variants in hand to perform various tests.

There are phones of different brands that just use the Android operating system and allow you to download the same app like expensive phones

Which smartphone to choose: two straight ways

If you are looking for the new phone you will have turned in some electronics magazines and you have ideas even more confused than before. That’s why we described some basic tips and some important points that may help you.

There are phones of different brands that just use the Android operating system and allow you to download the same app like expensive phones

Specific immediately that it is not a treaty but just some basic advice for beginners.

If you just want to make calls and send SMS or MMS, you will not use the functions that provides avoid a smartphone that is certainly more expensive.

If your hands are trembling or have the famous “hands ricotta” let go of the touch screen phones surely you will start to call inopportune times unlikely to unknown or with whom you have little confidence.

But if you really want a smartphone in order to have access to email and social apps, the weather and still look for something on the internet so you can choose between an iPhone or a phone with Android or the new Windows phone.

All three systems have the app (i.e. small downloadable applications for free or at little cost) to the most disparate things but in this windows is much more behind its competitors (Apple and Android) and this can be a first discriminating.

To experience then I know that Apple and Android are much easier to use and configure.

Then you must ask the question, but I have to spend those absurd figures (500/600 Dollars or more) to read and send mail, make a check in with foursquare or update my status on FB?

No!

There are phones of different brands that just use the Android operating system and allow you to download the same app like expensive phones (iPhone).

One thing: pay attention to the internal memory available to the phone. Android is structured so as to require a lot of memory to run well and run the app to the fullest.

If your phone (such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace) has only a few megs of internal memory you will greatly limit the app or hack the phone and doing so will void the warranty (place then you are able to do so!)

Then go to a phone with at least 1 meg of internal memory. The fact that you can expand the memory with an additional memory card allows you to upload music, photos and more, but has no effect on the problem that I mentioned above.

Another thing to keep in mind: there are different distributions of Andorid and are generally updated but some can not be upgraded to higher distribution that some app may be usable only from mobile phones with the updated version of the software. (Usually there are apps for all versions so it should not be a problem).

So basically with a mobile phone from cost around 90/120 Dollars you can do pretty much what you would do with a 600 dollars smartphone.

Of course then change other things such as the quality of the camera or other things like that but what about the social functions, navigation and mailing will have no problems.

specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

Specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

Within the range of Android mobile of the Taiwanese firm HTC has highlighted a phone like the most affordable and simple terminal, aimed at users who want to learn the use of tactile devices equipped with many features, albeit in small proportions. It is the HTC Wildfire, a phone that was renewed last year with the HTC Wildfire S and that would be near reissued with improved third version of this model: the HTC Wildfire C.

specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

The HTC Wildfire C is a phone that is associated with which they talked with the code name HTC Golf. This HTC Wildfire C would debut, supposedly, in a couple of months, during the next June, although at the price you would not know. However, if you continue the tradition that the manufacturer is displaying this line, one would expect without risk of error that would be a relatively affordable mobile to be a smartphone.

In performance, the first details known of this HTC Wildfire C are very encouraging in the case of a mobile intelligent input. It has a touch screen of 3.5 inch the same size as the iPhone from Apple. The decision to develop the panel would be 480 x 320 pixels, integrating a quality camera with up to five megapixels.

The processor, in turn, would have a capacity of between 600 and 800 MHz and as to the device memory, an internal storage capacity of about four GB, while the RAM would stay at 512 MB. Of course, no shortage of the memory expansion slot via microSD cards. As is also standard in the last terminal of HTC, the HTC Wildfire C take the audio profile, Beats and a front camera, though in the picture that has leaked through PocketNow no trace of the secondary sensor.

It is noteworthy that HTC does not include the HTC Wildfire C in Category One, a family made so far by HTC One X, HTC One V and HTC One S, emphasizing the brand Wildfire. The reputation enjoyed by the users name in the input could be behind the decision.

In its market segment, the HTC Wildfire C will be a phone that is called to compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus or the Nokia Lumia 610, i.e. phones that despite having adjusted to the terminal benefits of midrange the smartphone market, including a range of features that will not leave room for the user to miss some function. In such cases, the balance between price and performance on the device is the strongest argument in the face of your target audience.

Best Android Smartphone with Full QWERTY keyboard

MWC 2012 is over and there are many smartphones and tablet presented, with the Android you have done the lion’s share. Certainly, the touch screen is a proven technology on everything and required by all but resist the charm of a large, comfortable QWERTY keyboard that allows typing quickly, accurately, and for longer sessions. Here are the top 3 of Android smartphones with comfortable QWERTY keyboards.

Best Android Smartphone with Full QWERTY keyboard

Droid 4

Issued in February 2012, the new smartphone Droid 4 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread has a 5 lines comfortable QWERTY keyboard, backlit and universally indicated as the most convenient both in terms of response for the comfort when in contact with the fingers, as well as the presence of useful shortcuts preset. In short time you get used to the spaces that look right for fast, even without looking.
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The 12 most vulnerable smartphone of the world

Everyone knows, how important security is, in all fields, including smartphones. Indeed, above them, lately, more often become a digital warehouse full of personal information, passwords, telephone numbers, credit card numbers etc. The mobile operating systems are becoming more malicious throats, that for months now “repackage” more and more malware. It’s not a totally new viruses for Symbian and Windows Mobile already existed a few years ago, but with the rapid rise in the market for more advanced systems such as Android also “crap” malignant evolve and affect where they have a greater chance of effectiveness, a situation already seen in the PC industry with Windows. Through Settebassi, remained active on Twitter, here is an interesting link to an infographic by the curated information security Bit9.

 

how important smartphone security

 

From research Bit9, emerges as the 12 smartphones are all vulnerable to the world of Android. The iPhone, however, is in 13th place, more “protected” by its rapid adoption by users of newer versions of iOS. Just update the question seems to be a little sore point in the world of Android smartphones that has all the companies involved in the ranking does not shine; unfortunately for quickly updating devices. And do not talk about some of the transition from Android 2.3 to 4.0, just come out and whose absence on most devices is justified: during the months Google has released updates to bug fixes in 2.3 branch, not always promptly accepted by OEMs, which have absolute freedom to decide whether to provide or not. The result is that 56% of Android users have an outdated version of the operating system and thus are vulnerable to additional risks than those relating to the misuse of the product. On the other hand, Apple warrants the supported devices to the latest version of iOS, which includes the bug fixes related to discovered security flaws.

 

Google may at least partially remedy this situation? Yes, if he can get more authority over licensees of the system. This is damaging because of the same company in Mountain View, which is likely to find an image not too dissimilar to that of Microsoft’s desktop on the security front. You must make at least the obligatory bugfix updates, in a time frame acceptable. This malware will not disappear, nor will the system completely safe even from careless use, but it certainly will help you better manage the situation.

U.S. smartphone market Windows Phone, Android gallops

U.S. smartphone market: Windows Phone, Android gallops

News from Comscore that offers quarterly ranking with the spread of smartphone operating systems in the USA. Data comparing the end of June to September 2011 and portrayed a situation really complicated.
U.S. smartphone market Windows Phone, Android gallops
Windows Phone is making progress but has not yet managed to take off in the stopping at 5.6% of the market. Symbian is now near clinical death and RIM continues to see the ground crumble under the feet with a loss of 4.6%.
Guess who is increased by 4.6 percentage points? Yes, Android is the only OS that is growing and increasingly closer to 50% of the market.
In October, however, have come iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia, models that could bring about Apple and Microsoft, expecting for the year-end charts to find out.