Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Joy A Smartphone Brings You

Smartphones are life. Can you imagine going through your day without your handy and ever so reliable smartphone with you? You’d even go to great lengths of going back home in the unfortunate event of leaving your smartphone back home. The possibilities are endless when you have your smartphone with you and you likely won’t get bored ever again. Moreover, Internet services have significantly improved to power the increase in demand among web users, so you can surf the web for all you want.

With an advanced mobile operating system that rivals that of most laptops and computers, smartphones are truly an icon of our times. And the best thing of all is that you are sure to have an option no matter what price you can afford. Even if it does not always sink in to you, it’s truly amazing to have almost everything that the world has to offer on a gadget that fits the palm of your hand. For only a decade, their existence has drastically changed our lives – both for the good and bad.

Next month see the 10th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone and the start of a smartphone revolution that has shaped the intervening decade in many ways, both obvious and subtle.

But the birth of the smartphone also presaged the death of something else, something whose absence we hardly remark on but which is of momentous importance – the smartphone has in many ways eliminated boredom in the developed world.

Those moments of idle reflection and those minutes of frustrating inactivity have been rendered a thing of the past by the devices in our pockets, which provide short bursts of diversion whenever we have a moment to fill.

(Via: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/innovation/how-smartphones-killed-off-boredom-1.3076980)

There is no such thing as boredom anymore. You no longer have to wonder how to kill time when there are countless things you can do with your smartphone. The memory of going crazy when you have nothing else to do a couple of decades ago is nothing but a distant memory, something that the younger generation won’t be able to relate to.

Part of this article came together for me in the shower. Why is it that ideas so often come to us while doing mundane tasks? It’s because moments of boredom free up our mind to think creatively. And regular bouts of boredom play a powerful role in building cultural intelligence (CQ).

Yet who has time to be bored these days? As I travel across the U.S. and around the world rarely, if ever, do I see people who are bored. And that’s largely thanks to smartphones!

You can fast forward through the boring commercials watching your favorite show, pass the time waiting in line by scrolling through your social media feeds, or sit through a religious service or class by surfing the web and texting. I’ve even seen security personnel and traffic cops using their phones to alleviate boredom. I recently stayed at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur where a VIP was staying. Security was everywhere. Yet several of the security officers were leaning against the wall scrolling through their phones every time I walked by them.

Our smartphones are an insurance policy against ever being bored. Granted, not everyone across the world has one - I still catch glimpses of elderly people in certain communities who are simply sitting outside apparently doing ‘nothing’ - but the reality is, most of us reach for our phones whenever there’s a minute to spare.

(Via: http://www.management-issues.com/opinion/7262/boredom-smartphones-and-cultural-intelligence/)

While we have high praises for the wonder that is our smartphone, it has some unintentional drawbacks. We may hate boredom but it does us some good after all. Your sense of creativity and innovation are heightened by feelings of utter boredom. The convenience offered by smartphone use reduces our creativity by providing us answers to our questions right away. It prevents our mind from thinking out of the box. We also miss out a lot on the beauty and benefit of actual conversations with other people and not through chat threads that we so adore now.

Let us remember that it is us who are in charge of our lives and not our phone dictating us on what to do. You forget to live in the moment because of your constant preoccupation with your smart gadget and it’s making you miss out on some of the finest moments of your life. While boredom is the least of your worries with a smartphone to keep you company, hard drive failure is a nagging threat to all computer users. When trying to recover your data, avoid these http://www.harddriverecovery.org/blog/hard-drive-failure-recovery-three-major-user-mistakes/ and save yourself from the headache of data loss forever. Make sure you ask for the professional help of someone like us http://www.harddriverecovery.org/clean_room.html who understands clearly everything about data recovery for your ultimate peace of mind.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

What Is All The Buzz With Apple’s New Ads

Apple users have been complaining for a while about not seeing or hearing about any updates on Mac’s computer line considering how many changes can now be seen on new Window-powered computers that abound the market today. That’s because for quite some time, Apple focused on iPhones and their sales are primarily what kept the company afloat during the years when its computer sales were waning up until today.

Recently, the company aired their switch ads that show how easy it is to switch data from your phone (an Android one) to an iPhone and the obvious perks of using an Apple product are just some of the reasons why you should make the switch from an android phone to that of an iOS. The ads are so streamlined they can even work very well on certain social media platforms like Instagram without the need for spoken words too. The visuals speak for itself. It resembles old “I’m a Mac” ads that featured old pals, Hodgman and Long that were quite entertaining too.

The new spots, which appeared on YouTube on Monday, are too short to be called ads and too abstract to engage on any emotional level.

There's no dialogue, just brief illustrations of the difference between "your phone" and the "iPhone."

In each, the screen is split neatly down the middle. Invariably, a character travels (either by their own volition or through someone else's) from one side to the iPhone side. If the character is running slowly on the "your phone" side, they speed up on the iPhone. If someone is snooping on the main character on the left, they're alone and secure on the right; if they're ploddingly playing piano on the "your phone" side, they're a concert pianist in the iPhone space. 

Each transition is accompanied by a few on-screen words that promise more speed, ease of music transfer or better privacy.

There is a small thread of connection between the memorable theme music from the old "I'm a Mac" commercials, but it's also all over the map, especially because some of the music is there to help illustrate Apple's point. In the speed spot, for instance, the music starts off slowed down and distorted and speeds up to normal when the runner reaches the Apple side.

(Via: http://mashable.com/2017/05/22/new-apple-switch-ads/#s4VfdH7JKkqu)

The message of these ads is quite clear – everything is so much better when you are using an Apple device. These ads are short yet sweet and showcase the superiority of Apple gadgets from other smartphones sold in the market.

Apple is notoriously secretive.

The California technology giant almost never speaks about upcoming products before officially announcing them. Journalists who ask about rumours and reports might get told "no comment" — if they're lucky enough to get a response.

But for all its mystery, Apple can't stem every leak. Reports and speculation inevitably swirl in the run-up to rumoured launches, while many of its products are released on a regular annual schedule.

Here are some of the things we should look out for that Apple has in store for all of us this year:

  • A Siri smart speaker

  • The iPhone 8

  • The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

  • Improved Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air

  • New iMac

  • 3rd-gen Apple Watch

  • 4K Ultra-HD Apple TV

There’s even word of more investments in health technology and more upgrades on Apple’s computing line that is in dire need of an upgrade for a long while now.

(Via: http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-rumoured-launches-iphone-8-siri-speaker-macbook-pro-2017-5)

It’s been a decade since the first iPhone was launched and a lot has changed since then. The smart technology has been so successful that almost everyone owns a smart gadget these days. There is so much more in store for the loyal Apple users this year. Patience is indeed a virtue and it will soon pay off for everyone who always wondered what Apple got under their sleeves all this time and these ads are but teasers for more to come.

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The Joy A Smartphone Brings You

Smartphones are life. Can you imagine going through your day without your handy and ever so reliable smartphone with you? You’d even go to g...