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

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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 ...

No need for Wired Broadband – Here comes 5G

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Is it possible that 5G will be so fast that you will not actually need to use your wired broadband in the office or home? Good question and one worth considering now. The problem with 5G at the moment is that people are still deciding what exactly 5G is. The standard for 5G is still being worked out. That said, it will be super-fast. Your cable connection at the office or at home probably delivers speeds between 20 and 100Mbps - that is megabits per second. There are 1000 megabits in a gigabit. Some of the latest 5G phones are ...

iCloud Vs Google Drive

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Which one do you use and why? Perhaps you use iCloud simply because you have an iPhone or iPad and setting it up was dead easy. Equally you may be an Android user and setting up your Google drive was a piece of cake. Perhaps you do not really need a lot of cloud storage as you mainly back up your files to a hard disk. These are all good reasons not to have a strong opinion either way. However, what if you had to choose? Which of these cloud storage solutions are better? Consider the following: Apple offer a ...
New iPhone 8 operating system

New iPhone 8 operating system

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iOS 11 Prepares for Take-off! It is not just the iPhone 8 that everyone is excited about but also the new operating system from Apple. They plan to release iOS 11 at the same time as the launch of the iPhone 8. That said, Apple have already released the public beta version so that you can download it to your device and get familiar with its new features. Of course it won’t be perfect, it will still have bugs, but if you are willing to put up with that then there are some exciting features you can benefit from. For ...
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Will iPhone 8 get ahead of the technology curve?

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Anticipation continues to mount almost in proportion to the gossip, leaks and fervent forum discussions about the new iPhone 8 and its impending release later this year. So what is the latest? Well everyone is interested in the new screen and its use of OLED curved screen technology. This has been adopted in Samsung’s latest phone which looks and feels good. However more than that it seems the new iPhone may actually have a glass body. This is shift away from its aluminium predecessors. Of course you will only really know what the new iPhone is like when you actually ...
Approaching a Moment in History

Approaching a Moment in History

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To answer very simply, it is the brains of your mobile device. It is the part you cannot see, the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and associated ‘chips’ such as the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Snapdragon is a product developed and made by Qualcomm. Originally most of Qualcomm’s focus was on designing and making wireless modems. The success of the Snapdragon has helped them make the transition into micro-chips. Furthermore, Qualcomm are ambitiously developing the functioIt seems that the mobile smart phone is reaching a peak. Almost everybody has a smartphone. Although there will always be someone who doesn’t have one. ...