It looks like it's going to be a balmy 30 degrees in New York for the big game and we are not going to get the storm of the century that threatened to push Superbowl Sunday to Superbowl Monday. Who's idea was it to hold it in New Jersey anyway? Wherever you plan on tuning in, here are some ways to follow it and interact online with other fans.
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Many of the more current smartphones have some unique photo options that will help you get the best holiday shots. For example, new Samsung smartphones give you the option to take video and snap a photo at the same time.
Today is one of those days where iPhone users have a lot to look forward to. No, it's not the release of a new phone, that happens on Friday of this week (September 20th). It's the release of the newest Operating System iOS7. It's like getting a new phone all over again! Here is what you can look forward to when you download and update your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
I don't know about the rest of the world but I love it when I can enhance a device I already own with an accessory. Before smartphones, never before has there been a device that is so versitile in what it can do for you. Here are a few things that have sprung up recently that can enhance a few different aspects of your life.
Apple is finally rectifying the whole battery issue that was a result of iOS 6. When iOS 6 came out, everyone wanted to get a piece of it. Apple Maps were supposed to be as great as Google Maps and there were all kinds of enhancements like turn by turn directions that made the upgrade so compelling that I personally stopped everything the minute my phone was ready for it. It took about an hour and a half because the rest of the world was probably downloading it too. That being the case, the rest of the world experienced what I did. Horrible battery drain.
I was rather fond of my first Windows 6 phone, in fact, I'm almost positive it was my very first "smartphone," as I was never a huge Blackberry fan. After the enormous learning curve, it honestly was very clunky, I could get my email, use the 5MP camera and look at pictures on a large touchscreen, albeit resistive. The mention of the large touchscreen was meant to poke fun at the Blackberry. That 3.2" screen was heavenly!
Apple's iPhone and Android eventually romped right over Windows and Blackberry, taking over the marketshare. So for the last few years we have been talking about the battle between Apple's iOS and Android. WP8 will be be jumping back into the ring and I think it's coming strong. Microsoft is admittedly spending more on this "launch" than they've ever spent in their history. The question I am most asked is, which Operating System is better. More often than not, they mean between iOS and Android but I should prep you for the third OS that's making a strong comeback.
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Fixed ecosystem-everything is intergrated so it's very easy to use, sync, backup etc.
Very intuitive Interface makes for a short learning curve.
All devices are running the same version.
Devices running on iOS are extremely stable. No freezing or locking up.
If you read my blog, surely you know my propensity for snarkiness or I prefer to refer to it as "telling it like it is. Occasionally a subject arises that even I can't make fun of and that is safety for your children. I'd like to talk about a few options using your smartphone (and in some cases basic phone) to keep track of your family. That doesn't mean just the kids. Often times this might apply to the older generation of your family or a family member with special medical needs.
Here are some options.
The In's and Out's of Video Chatting
Now that universities are in full swing and everyone’s settled into their new scenery (students new living situations / parents new exercise room?) there’s got to be that little nagging voice of missed communication. Even though you could always pick up your phone and dial their number, you still can’t get that “in person” feeling with just a voice call. But with recent advancements in mobile technology,( well, upgrades are more like it) you can still tell Mom that her hair cut looks nice and she can still yell at you for your dirty laundry being all over the floor. Here are several great apps that really do the trick at keeping that connection strong.