Ultimate Ears MegaBoom

Ultimate Ears MegaBoom

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With a name like that it barely needs anything else. This is a Bluetooth speaker that can be paired to your mobile device. Ultimate Ears is a brand of Logitech. This device will be available in India this month. Why so interesting? The speaker offers some impressive features whilst maintaining a very competitive price. For example it is designed to give 360 degree sound owing to its basic cylindrical design. Maximum sound level is 90dBA with a frequency range of 65Hz to 20kHz. It comes with Google Assistant and Siri Voice Assistant. It can be controlled by these interfaces and ...
iPhone X

iPhone X

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X Marks the Spot Maybe this is what Apple had in mind when they were designing the new iPhone X. Have you got yours yet? So many questions and ideas surrounded the release of Apple’s flagship phone. Now however, the mystery has gone and everyone can see for themselves. If you haven’t had the chance to look at one then here are a few details that might interest you. These days security is a big deal when it comes to your phone and keeping your content and messages secure.   The new iPhone X offers facial recognition software as the ...
Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo

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Marshmallow or Nougat? If you have a sweet tooth you will definitely go for nougat. That said you can’t go far wrong with a few marshmallows on your chocochino. However, the tech savvy would answer ‘neither, I’ll have an Oreo!’ Welcome to the world of Android confectionary codes. Ever since 2009, Android operating systems have been given codenames in alphabetical order following a confectionary theme. The first was Cupcake with Android 1.5 followed by Donut with Android 1.6. There was also Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice-cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat and now Oreo. Why did Android use ...

Internet and Instant!

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Back in the 90’s when the internet started to take shape on a greater scale and more and more people were accessing it, the idea of ‘instant’ was a long way off. In fact due to slow internet speeds and limited processing capabilities, the internet could be a real test of patience! Now however, everything has rapidly moved on. So much so that users expectations are climbing ever higher. Now users want to access crisp, clean and rapid apps that are responsive and fun. The challenge though is that many apps get downloaded to devices and then left dormant for ...
Location Location Location!

Location Location Location!

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So goes the famous adage when selling or buying property. It is of course true and therefore has stood the test of time. However, this famous adage is taking on new meaning in 2017 and 2018. It is now becoming true for mobile location based services. Mobile technology including the network services are becoming more and more sophisticated so that many apps require location based data from the user in order to offer tailored services. Perhaps the simplest application to understand is the use of Google Maps. When you are out and about and what to find a nearby ATM ...

Total Cost of Ownership

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Have you considered the TCO? So what is TCO? It is the ‘total cost of ownership.’ To put it simply it is the full cost of owning anything. In our industry that could be focused on the full cost of owning a mobile device. The basic concept is that all too often we think we may have a good deal because the initial price appears competitive or even cheaper but we may fail to take into consideration many other related costs. An obvious example would be a handset that is cheap to purchase but has a battery that is inferior ...
Rugged Tablet

Rugged Tablet

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What is a Rugged Tablet? No doubt you have been reading our blogs featuring some of the discussion points around owning a rugged device versus a standard device when you work in tech-hostile environments. So what exactly is it that makes a device ‘rugged’ when compared to standard devices? The first major aspect is that you can drop a rugged device without worrying too much that it will shatter the glass. More specifically, the T20 tablet from CAT is capable of falling from 1.8 metres without any ill effects. This is not a license to bounce it like a basketball ...

Land Rover or Lamborghini?

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It is nice to have the choice but what has that got to do with this blog? Most people quickly recognise that there is pleasure in a sports car and in a rugged off road 4X4. They both offer transport and both are well designed but they serve different purposes and different environments. Use the wrong vehicle in the wrong surroundings and it will not only disappoint but is also likely to end up costing a lot in repairs. This summarises the challenge for some mobile phones. Your top end state of the art mobile device is perfect for many ...