As the first smartphone on the market, the iPhone has a very large, loyal following. If you have been using iOS since its inception, you understand the benefits of an easy-to-navigate operating system on a slim phone. It only makes sense that competitors would enter the scene to try to capture some of the market that Apple dominated.
Since Google entered the smartphone operating system market with Android, it has captured 70 percent of the market share. While Google doesn’t manufacture phones, it has contracts with several different smartphone makers and nearly every smartphone that isn’t made by Apple is Read the rest of this entry »
The demise of the desktop PC is greatly exaggerated. More people are working full-time from home and they will not put up with ergonomically incorrect laptops or tablet PCs for long. Writers, web designers and programmers who make their living working on a computer will always prefer a desktop PC with a full-size external keyboard and mouse.
Streaming movies and Internet television are also a great reason to have a desktop PC with a large monitor. Why pay to rent a movie online only to watch it on a seven-inch screen? Read the rest of this entry »
Technology is crucial to our livelihood as a civilization. It is estimated that, in this country, the average American home has more than 3000 worth of electronic equipment in the home and we all rely on it for communication purposes, finding jobs, finding friends, ordering things, entertainment and more.
So what do you think would happen if a storm swept through your home and took it all away?
Let’s say, God forbid, that a regular Hurricane Sandy whipped through and took it all away? Well, now you’re left with no way to pay bills, find out what’s happening in the rest of the world or even order things.
Typically if you went through home insurance sites like www.shophomeinsurance.net, then you got some coverage for the electronics. What kind of coverage depends on what you agreed to? Hopefully you covered all your bases – flooding, in particular.
The amount of money you get back on your electronics depends on how much insurance you paid for. Usually, by default, it’s about a third of the overall value, which can be tough if some pretty high-end stuff was damaged.
If you have a home filled with thousands and thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics and you’re concerned about life’s little what-if’s, you should contact your provider and see if they can reassess the situation and coverage.
Most people are under the impression that netbooks are not nearly as useful as laptops. In reality, the exact opposite is the case. These small devices are continually being produced with better processors and features packed into the frame. An individual is bound to be surprised at what these mini laptops are capable of accomplishing. With that in mind, netbooks are more than worth a second look.
For starters, these devices are more than perfect for casual Internet browsers and even business professionals. Netbooks are starting to offer more memory and processing power in a smaller Read the rest of this entry »
What can go wrong with a laptop? It can be lost, dropped, the hard drive can crash, screens fail and much more. Chromebooks provide a way to use “cloud” technology to deal with laptop problems, especially the loss of data. The price is that a Chromebook needs Internet access provided by a wireless carrier or WiFi connection to be useful.
Thinking about a netbook for portability? If you’re planning to use it mostly for web access, you’re Read the rest of this entry »
In reality, there are quite a few tablet PC alternatives to the iPad available on the market. These devices are increasing in popularity with each passing year. Over twenty tablets are currently being marketed to consumers and offer various features. An individual needs to figure out what they want out of their future device. From there, he or she can then find the perfect iPad alternative.
Some examples of alternative tablets include the Galaxy Tab, Xoom, Xyboard, Kindle Fire, and Read the rest of this entry »
The Barnes & Noble Nook Color comes with a slimmed-down version of the Android operating system. The stock technology lets you access the Internet and the Barnes & Noble shop to purchase Android applications. Not just an e-book reader, the Nook Color is a slimmed down Android tablet performing many of the function of it’s full Android competitors.
Tech-savvy users who know their way around computers can root the Barnes & Noble Nook to turn it into a full Android tablet for the low cost of Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft’s Zune MP3 Player includes some innovative ideas as well as several conveniences that can come in handy for anyone who enjoys music, gaming and social networking. By making use of your Zune for a number of digital needs, you can take advantage of all the Microsoft Zune has to offer, and possibly discover some uses you never realized it had.
Organizing music and creating a playlist can be a pain sometimes with an MP3 player, but by utilizing Zune’s Read the rest of this entry »