Posts Tagged 'smart 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?

Continue reading HERE.

How Phones Are Designed To Be Addicting [video]

Prepare For Halloween With These 13 Android Apps

MakeUseOf.com published a list of Halloween themed apps. Get games such as Plants vs Zombies 2, or customize your phone with Halloween Live Wallpaper and Halloween Ringtones, or how about a photo filter app from AMC’s The Walking Dead. Excellent for those who can’t get enough of Halloween.

Go to MakeUseOf.com

NoPhone Will Help With Your Smart Phone Addiction

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If you can’t keep your hands off of your smart phone, NoPhone may help ween you from your addiction. NoPhone is a slim slab of plastic that has no electronics inside, it is a slab of plastic, nothing more. It is available for $12 from Amazon.

When You Really Need A Quick Charger [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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30 Weird Apps [video]

Cheer Up! Now There’s An App That Tells You If Your Plane Will Crash

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Gizmodo reported –

More than just being a $0.99 novelty, though, ‘Am I Going Down’ is a good case study in human irrationality. Most nervous flyers are probably dimly aware that they’re at far greater risk driving or walking or shovelling snow, but there’s something emotionally terrifying about plane crashes that captures our imagination.

Read about the ‘Am I Going Down’ app HERE.

 

 

Can A Ziploc Bag Protect A Gadget As Well As A Waterproof Case? [video]

Best Vacation Ever? [comic]

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Taking Selfies – A Guide For Men

selfie1MajorGeeks.com posted a simple, illustrated, step-by-step guide for men thinking of taking selfies.

Read the guide HERE.

 

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.

 

 


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