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? 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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Having finally got my hands on an invite to purchase the OnePlus One as well as purchase and receive the OnePlus One, I have had a good time to play with it to review it. I must say, it is something special!
With Apple seen as the premium product for the professionals, the eye candy for non-professionals and the status for the rich, I would say that I would probably fall into the first category as I am a programmer/developer. However, I have never had the need to purchase an Apple product. Before I get into this, I would just like to point out that this is not a competition between Apple and the world as I do believe they have a place in the market however I do think there are better and cheaper alternatives than the Apple product and the other products will meet the needs of most people out there.
If you know me, you probably know that I am not really much of an Apple fan & I usually write posts complaining about what Apple are doing and what people buying Apple products are thinking. However, although it’s quite rare, I do sometimes like the odd few features they release in the next iOS update or iPhone announcement. This time around, with iOS6, I am pretty fond about the new Passbook feature. I am not too fond that the iPhone 5 does not come with NFC though. Nevertheless, both Passbook and NFC serve a similar purpose – to identify or grant access to something. So what do I mean about this?
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