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To choose a tablet would have been an easy thing to do last year. You had to decide between small and large tablets. And then you had to either go for the quality and pay a lot or you could choose a cheaper option. But now it's more complicated than you can imagine. The market is now full of different brands at different prices and many,many d...
5G is the future of telecommunications. Well, that's rather obvious, isn't it? I mean, 5G stands for 5th generation, and it comes after the current 4G so of course it's the future. But what future, when and what does this all imply. If you're not familiar with the differences in development of the various telecommunication and wireless technologies then fear not – you are not alone. Actually, most people have no concept of what the different numbers and letters mean when we are talking about the technological generations, but they know that more is better, for some reason, mainly because that''s what the good people on the telly are telling us when they are trying to get us to buy a new cellphone. Of course, they can't not tell that you this new generation technology will change your life forever because they can't have a good marketing campaign without a strong marketing pitch; that being said, they are not going to tell you what this actually means, either. All you need to know in order to be impressed is that it's new, and fresh, and next generation and you will be happy knowing that of course you have a newer and better cellphone than Bob, that annoying kid next door. But what is this 5G stuff, anyway?
Unlike its 3G predecessor, 4G's biggest jump was providing excellent cellphone and Internet bandwidth coverage smartphones and whatnot. Most of the advancements were connected to bigger frequencies, better connectivity, Internet access, and more. All of the good and interesting benefits you're getting from the current generation technology right now has all been implemented with the introduction of the 4th generation.
But make no mistake, the 4G network isn't just here for the mobile phone users. It's also given us some goodies like high definition TV, cloud TV, IP telephony and many more. Our whole wireless connection and Internet evolution would've been much different if it weren't for quintessential advancement of the 4th generation.
Such technologies usually make a leap every ten years or so. However, since 4G was the biggest leap in mobile evolution so far, it's principally possible for it to last a bit longer. Even so, the benefits of the technology are enormous so it's not outside the land of possibility that by 2020 the 5th generation may begin its rise. But what will it bring?
Well, as of now, it's not really clear what in the name of all that's good and holly, it's not really clear what the 5th generation will be. We can basically speculate, though. What we can be sure of is that the Internet connectivity will be better and much more implemented in the whole of telecommunication. We can also be sure that the Internet will be faster and possibly the IPv6 will finally get into the light of the common spotlight. Overall connectivity will be better and devices will use much smaller battery charges in order to be connected than at this point. The network will also be much better for humans, as we've seen that advancements in the field have helped reduce the risk of many diseases as compared to the 1st generation. All in all, it will be a fun ride and technologies will be much smarter. I really can't wait for all of this to become reality. Imagine all the possibilities and simply being connected all the time, for a much smaller price, anywhere and everywhere, with an excellent Internet connection. It will be a brave new world and I am proud that (hopefully) I will be a part of it.
Author Bio: Rose Finchley is blogger who loves to write about Internet and cell phones. She works as a coordinator at http://www.cleantoperfection.co.uk/deep-cleaning-sw14-mortlake/ and she has a lot of experience to share with her readers.
5G is the future of telecommunications. Well, that's rather obvious, isn't it? I mean, 5G stands for 5th generation, and it comes after the current 4G so of course it's the future. But what future, when and what does this all imply. If you're not familiar with the differences in development of the various telecommunication and wireless technolo...
Folding DisplaysThis is a technology that is really on the verge of surfacing at consumer level, and it will drastically redefine the displays on most mobile devices, starting maybe as soon as next year. When the folding display technology matures fully, it will likely be possible to create laptop sized displays as thing and flexible as a sheet of paper, neatly folding multiple times to conform to the expected size of a mobile phone. From then on, it shouldn’t be long at all before this kind of screen becomes the norm, since it delivers the best of both worlds: portability and convenience. At this point, tablets should get obsolete... and full-blown laptops and desktops will then be next in line for losing their throne as main computing devices.
Modular processingAlso at this point, you may be thinking “there’s no way that smartphones will replace laptops, because the former always lag a few years behind in terms of raw processing power”. True; but only if thought of under the present paradigm of independent, self-contained processor architectures. Well... what about tandem processing, which may arise soon? In the future, you should be able to combine multiple devices seamlessly just by putting them next to each other, thus amassing all the computer processing you need. Getting more processing power will then be as easy as adding more devices/processors to your home cloud (as opposed to buying a completely new machine).
Advanced connectivityWi-Fi technology is amazing, but it’s barely evolved past its infancy. In the next decade, you can expect everything to be wireless – from battery charging to the actual interaction between different components of a smartphone without them necessarily having to be in the same physical package. As you may imagine, this will make way for even more futuristic designs: read on for further speculation on this matter.
Wearable phonesAnother possible big trend for the future of smartphones involves wearing said devices, instead of holding them. Possible form factors include bracelet designs (iWatch anyone?), but with a key novelty - a folding display rolls out of the bracelet when it’s needed, or even (courtesy of advanced connectivity) seamless mobile computer designs will be possible: such as wearing a pendant or ring containing the “heart” of the smartphone that synchs up instantly with other peripherals, such as goggles with a HUD, earing-style microphones and just about any other interface offering any real usefulness.
Augmented RealityWe already have Google Glass, which in future will possibly be regarded as the granddaddy device of all Augmented Reality. The whole concept of wearing a HUD (Head Up Display) will likely become pervasive as the most effective way to get visual feedback from your mobile device. Together with flawless Voice Controls, this will make it very natural and intuitive to interact with your surroundings in quite the futuristic fashion. Can you imagine?
Flawless Voice ControlsAnother technology that made fast strides in the past few years involves the possibility of controlling a smartphone using voice commands. If you’ve tried Siri or Android’s own Voice Controls, you realize this feature already works rather decently. But can you image what it will be like when voice controls become virtually flawless, 100% reliable in picking up your commands accurately and promptly executing your instructions? What will happen is that touchscreens will no longer be the main way that people interact with their smartphones. Without second thought, you’ll find yourself saying things like “Android, show me the recipe for this banana bread I’m mixing here; also, pull up the Wiki page so I can learn about who invented the banana bread while I’m at it.”
Final ThoughtsAs you can see, most of the technologies mentioned here are either already real or they will very soon be. Looking at the big picture, what you can expect from the future is for smartphones to become even more widespread, and average users will have no valid reason to need or even want conventional computers. In fact, people of the future may look at the current “standard full-size” computing devices as being as old-fashioned and crude as the original room-sized computers currently appear to us. What do you think? Is that too far-fetched? Or do you think it won’t even take an entire decade for all the above innovations to bloom? Checkout Dom's Tech Blog for prophetical as well as practical articles on the present and future of everything computer related.
Not even 10 years have passed since smartphones went mainstream - and for most of us there is no turning back. But with the technology evolving ever faster, what can we expect looking forward in anticipation of the future smartphone? In this article, let’s ponder on what can be expected of the smartphone within the next decade. The quick answer?...
The new iPhones – 5S and 5C hit the market recently, but the hardware wasn't the only aspect of innovation released by Apple. The new iOS 7 which will power the new flagship phone and it's cheaper alternative has now been made available for older devices and we all know how much most people love their updates. Personally, I get excited every time my system introduces minor updates, but when something as major as a new OS release is presented, I go absolutely crazy. However, there can be several reasons for you to want to hold on to your old OS, which will be especially difficult if you're like me, but you should definitely at least try, because there are several things you need to know before you update to iOS 7, namely...
iOS 7 is not very friendly to older devices
If you're packing hardware several generations old (shame on you!) then I have some bad news. It's not like the OS won't work on older devices, it's just that it won't work too well. You see, the system has to give life the barren circuits of the newly released handsets from Apple which it has been optimized to work better with them. This is good news for people with new phones (well, it's not technically news because Apple have always been famous for doing this; after all, they manufacture the hardware and the software so they can have the perfect optimization) and not so good news for older hardware owners. If you decide to update either way, you should know that apart from slowing down your performance, it may also cause different problems, drain your battery and you will still not have access to all the new features. Tough luck! But not as tough as...
Working with a buggy software
The new products have juts been released and even though I'm sure the folks at Apple know what they're doing and haven't released a bad product, it still stands to reason that the OS is quite buggy simply because it's new. You see, no matter how much they test it, they can never get rid of all the bugs pre-release. That's why we have that things called “updates” and “patches” - because they update and patch things making them better than they were before they were released. As new bugs are constantly reported and people are complaining, the programmers are doing everything in their power to fix as many issues as possible. That's why if you want to update so much that you can't hold it, at least wait for a few updates because you don't know how many bugs there are right now.
Apps aren't optimized for iOS 7 yet
Apps need a certain level of optimization and I am sure many will receive it in the following weeks but right now many of them haven't been updated to work perfectly with the new version which means it's possible they're buggy. Trust me, you don't want to work with a smartphone with a buggy OS and buggy apps – that's just too much frustration to handle. It's not like you can't wait for a while, do the smart things and let your friends try first before you try, too. Since most people like to complain, they won't shut up about it and you will know that you haven't made the same mistake they have.
You have to be ready commit before you update
Think about this very carefully because you won't be able to downgrade. Once you go iOS 7 – that's it. It's like taking the red pill in the Matrix. If you don't want to be sorry, think about it carefully. You have enough time.
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The new iPhones – 5S and 5C hit the market recently, but the hardware wasn't the only aspect of innovation released by Apple. The new iOS 7 which will power the new flagship phone and it's cheaper alternative has now been made available for older devices and we all know how much most people love their updates. Personally, I get excited every ti...
Sending a text message, a photo message or making a call will not put much pressure on your pockets anymore. If you have a smartphone handy, then get ready for the fun of free texting and calling. All you need to have is an app installed in your phone and start texting or talking to a friend for hours, without worrying about the bill.
Here is a list of apps that you may love to use. Pick the one of your kind and enjoy free texting and calling.WhatsApp:
Hardly, you get to see an app that works on almost all the platforms—Android, Windows, iOS or Blackberry. Surprise is that WhatsApp is the one that works on all these platforms. You can make use of this app to send across texts, pictures and voice or video messages to individual user or a group of users. Unfortunately, you cannot send messages to non-WhatsApp user. Upon installation, this app will check out for the known users in the contacts list of your phone.
Upon download, you can use it for free in the first year. However, to continue using it after that needs you to pay $0.99 per year.Viber:
Viber is slightly more than a free app to place calls and send text messages. Of course, it does these things in almost all the platforms. But, it can also handle desktop clients, such as Windows and OS X. This means that you can track your messages and calls through your computer also. VoIP calls are possible between Viber users.
Like WhatsApp, it scans your address book for other Viber users and you cannot make calls to non-Viber users. Use mobile data or Wi-Fi connection to set up your Viber connection.Facebook Messenger:
Facebook Messenger is another app that bypasses the SMS channel. Facebook messenger works on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. Unlike the above two apps mentioned, Facebook messenger connects to both Facebook messenger users and non-Facebook messenger users. This app supports Windows desktop client that tracks your messages, even when you’re not with your phone.Google Voice & Google Hangouts:
Google voice and Hangouts support Instant Messaging, group texting, photo sharing and location sharing. With Google Voice, you can make free calls within United States and Canada. However, the international calls will charge you according to the rates proposed by Google. These rates are certainly, lower than the rates of other carriers.
You can save a huge amount of money, by picking any of these apps for calling and messaging.
Robert R. is an avid guest blogger who writes on behalf of My Tech Gurus. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with the everyday computer user, by helping them with common errors, especially Windows installer errors and slow computer problems. Check out his articles at the Mytechgurus blog.
Sending a text message, a photo message or making a call will not put much pressure on your pockets anymore. If you have a smartphone handy, then get ready for the fun of free texting and calling. All you need to have is an app installed in your phone and start texting or talking to a friend for hours, without worrying about the bill. Here is a...