My Perfect Smartwatch

Smartwatches

With Apple making the headlines recently for its release of the new Apple Watch, the term “Smartwatch” has now hit the spotlight amongst the majority. However, many people in the tech industry have known about smart watches and its potential to become the next “big thing” in technology. For me, the term “smartwatch” came around back in 2012 when Pebble launched its crowd funded kickstarter campaign and exceeded expectations by 100x the amount they wanted. And last year, Google launched their Android wear operating system for manufacturers to go ahead and make watches.

Obviously, with watches, there are certain physical constraints that have to be reasonably adhered to in order to be a watch and these cause limits to what a device can and can’t do. Unfortunately, I don’t know any manufacturer which has hit the nail on the head with getting what I would call “my perfect smartwatch”. Continue reading “My Perfect Smartwatch”

Telegram vs WhatsApp

Telegram vs WhatsApp

Telegram? No, I am not referring to the old form of communication telegraphy. Telegram is a new (actually been in development for over a year) cloud based messaging service which pretty much does everything our beloved WhatsApp does but a lot more. It is what I use more than WhatsApp. After having been using it for over a year, I feel confident to actually publicly give a positive opinion on this instant messaging service and most importantly, I can say that it has improved so fast and has caught up to WhatsApp. In fact, we’re now at a point where it looks like WhatsApp is now playing catch up with Telegram.

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The Definition of a Smartphone

SmartPhone OnePlus One

Originally our mobile phones were designed to make and receive calls but with mobile phones getting so advanced in functionality we’ve started to call them smart – or the phone companies have made us call them smart. Nonetheless, our typical opinion of a phone which isn’t smart would be a Nokia 3310 but that is our opinion of a traditional mobile phone that makes calls and SMS. Continue reading “The Definition of a Smartphone”

AirDroid – The desktop UI for your Android

AirDroid User Interface

I tell you what guys, this is probably one of the niftiest tools for Android I have seen since the birth of the T-Mobile G1 (the first official Android phone)! It’s like an operating system which operates the core functionality of your Android phone from a Browser.

AirDroid User Interface
AirDroid OS style, easy to use User Interface

You can:

  • Read/Send/Manage Text Messages
  • Add/Install/Manage/Export Apps
  • Manage Files
  • Manage Photos
  • Manage/Play Music
  • Manage/Set your Ringtones
  • Manage your Contacts
  • Manage your Call Logs
  • and Manage your Clipboard

All that in a lovely looking OS style, extremely easy to use interface!

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Know somebody who has lost their important data or work? Dropbox is the answer!

Dropbox referral

As I have come from a technical background I am faced with many of my friends and family coming to me with their technical issues and the issue that tends to upset the most is when they lose sentimental data such as Pictures and Videos. It is also upsetting when people lose that vital bit of coursework due tomorrow morning or that presentation to present in a few hours. Some folks also keep all their important work on that USB Flash Drive which is probably the most riskiest of places to keep your work. So what does one do to overcome this. Dropbox!

Dropbox back up no worries
Illustration by dropbox.com

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