Posts Tagged 'cell phone'

What Is A SIM Card?

From MakeUseOf.com

The struggle with SIM cards can be an annoyance when upgrading to a new cell phone or reverting to a backup. Haven’t we come far enough with technology that such a thing shouldn’t matter anymore? What is a SIM card and what does it do?

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Why We Hate Email, But Love Texts

According to BBC-Capital –

The first text message (“Merry Christmas”) was sent way back in 1992 in the UK. Text messaging spread as mobile phones became more popular in places like Japan, creeping into places like the US sometime later, but by the late 2000s, it was everywhere. By 2012, it’s estimated that 14.7 trillion messages were sent from mobile phones worldwide. That number grew to 28.2 trillion in 2017.

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How Phones Are Designed To Be Addicting [video]

WiFi Hell [comic]

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Really LG? An Android Flip Phone?

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Gizmodo reported –

LG Gentle isn’t quite the Motorola Razr of yore. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, sports a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage space, which is expandable via a microSD slot. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be able to do much with that 3.2-inch 480 x 320 display. Oh and a 3-megapixel camera because why not?

Now the bad news  – it’s only available in Korea.

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10 Strange Cell Phone Designs That Were Actually Produced

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Now that most phones are nondescript slabs of black glass, it is easy to forget that just a few years ago the phone manufacturers tried all sorts of designs to catch the eye of consumers. Makeuseof.com gathered 10 of the most unusual designs HERE. All 10 of these phones were for sale at one time.

30 Weird Apps [video]

Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your Phone

2014-01-16-radioshackad-sA HuffingtonPost article points out how technology has advanced in the last 23 years, by comparing the products for sale at Radio Shack in 1991 with his smart phone.

So here’s the list of what I’ve replaced with my iPhone.

  • All weather personal stereo, $11.88. I now use my iPhone with an Otter Box.
  • AM/FM clock radio, $13.88. iPhone.
  • In-Ear Stereo Phones, $7.88. Came with iPhone.
  • Microthin calculator, $4.88. Swipe up on iPhone.
  • Tandy 1000 TL/3, $1599. I actually owned a Tandy 1000, and I used it for games and word processing. I now do most of both of those things on my phone.
  • VHS Camcorder, $799. iPhone.
  • Mobile Cellular Telephone, $199. Obvs.
  • Mobile CB, $49.95. Ad says “You’ll never drive ‘alone’ again!” iPhone.
  • 20-Memory Speed-Dial phone, $29.95.
  • Deluxe Portable CD Player, $159.95. 80 minutes of music, or 80 hours of music? iPhone.
  • 10-Channel Desktop Scanner, $99.55. I still have a scanner, but I have a scanner app, too. iPhone.
  • Easiest-to-Use Phone Answerer, $49.95. iPhone voicemail.
  • Handheld Cassette Tape Recorder, $29.95. I use the Voice Memo app almost daily.
  • BONUS REPLACEMENT: It’s not an item for sale, but at the bottom of the ad, you’re instructed to ‘check your phone book for the Radio Shack Store nearest you.’ Do you even know how to use a phone book?

You’d have spent $3,054.82 in 1991 to buy all the stuff in this ad that you can now do with your phone. That amount is roughly equivalent to about $5,100 in 2012 dollars.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

 

Mom’s New Phone [comic]

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$6690 For An Android Phone? No Thanks!

expensive-android-sAccording to ZDnet –

Vertu, formerly Nokia’s luxury brand of smartphone, has launched Constellation, one of the world’s most expensive Android smartphones with prices starting at €4,900 ($6,690). The entire face of the 5.1-inch device is covered with a layer of sapphire crystal (pictured) weighing more than 100 carats, according to Vertu. So owners won’t have to worry themselves about marks on the 4.3 inch 720p display — unless a diamond ring brushes it. Its casing is made from polished titanium which, besides being lightweight and tougher than stainless steel, is expensive.

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Is It An Android Phone Or A Condom?

GraphJam presented this helpful chart –

 

No Bluetooth – No Problem [video]


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