Hello, now i definitly understand that it is very cool and exciting to get new things, for example a new phone. The question is if it is truly necessary or not to do so. This varies depending on each individual person. For example, if you are somebody who has a perfectly good phone that fits all of your needs and only want a new phone for lets say an upgraded design, it is in no way necessary. It is just a waste of a perfectly good phone being replaced for another one. I see this happening a lot now where people will upgrade and get a new phone even though their old one is perfectly working and fine. Money is not only wasted, but a phone with perfectly good potential as well.
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I see a lot of posts that talk about the satisfaction of getting a new phone, but they usually use the iPhone as an example. Some even regard it as a the best, friendliest ‘smartphone’ out there. I disagree. Why buy a phone that comes out with a ‘new and improved’ verison a couple months later, only to leave you in despair with the want to throw your device away and get the new one? In my opinion, we need to move away from Apple, Windows, and Android.
But what should we do about the lack of a smartphone in this technology-run world we live in now? How do I get by without the ability to check email on my phone, ect.? Well, there’s a solution in progress right now. What if there was a special kind of phone that, when it updated with something new, you didn’t have to throw the entire phone away, and only that changed part?
Introducing Phoneblok, a phone that keeps all the parts seperated into individual blocks.
The link at the end of this post will send you to the official site, that will explain the phone in more detail, and is also accompanied with the video (the video is in English).
But I do believe a new phone is a want that is becoming a need— but this is due to our technology-dependent world. What do you guys think, and what’s your opinion on Phoneblok versus other phone companies like Apple or Android, or even Windows?
From the iPhone to the Met: Changing The Way We ‘See’ Art Online
Smartphone apps like Google Goggles have fundamentally changed the way we look at art, providing instant information about the work itself.
Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or the Getty Museum, and download the Google Goggles app for Android or iPhone. Snap a picture of the art that you’re looking at. Goggles will pull up the work of art’s history, bibliography of its creator and perhaps even a story of the collection from the Met’s mobile-optimized website.
Apple Plots Its TV Assault
Apple Inc. is moving forward with its assault on television…working on its own television that relies on wireless streaming technology to access shows, movies and other content. Steve Jobs envisioned building a TV that would be controlled by Apple’s mobile devices.
Google Inc. is trying to enable users to access apps and Internet video on traditional TVs through its Google TV software, which shares some technology with its Android mobile operating system.
IMO, we can get ready to see the iPad enlarged to the size of flat screen TV in the near future… the same way the iPhone was enlarged to become the iPad…cool stuff.