Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: REBLOG, Standout | Tags: Apple iPhone, iPhone 6s, REBLOG | Comments Off on REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s
When it comes to technology, there are early adopters (ie those mad people who will stand in the rain outside a store for days to get their fix) and what I like to call normal people.
I am usually one of the last people in my peer group to get the latest It Phone. To illustrate, I was still using a Blackberry Bold long after the first iPhone was already growing barnacles. But a serendipitous turn of events – aka the end of my iPhone 5s contract – meant I got my hands on an iPhone 6s Plus reasonably close to the release date :: Read the full SMH article »»»»
Posted: August 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News, News From the web, UPDATED! | Tags: Inflight Devices, Jetstar, Mobile Devices, QANTAS, Virgin Australia | Comments Off on Australia Lifts In-flight Ban on Mobile Devices
Australian flyers will from today be allowed to use their mobile devices during the entirety of their flight on Australia’s two most popular carriers.
Qantas and Virgin Australia had applied for permission to allow passengers to use electronic devices during take-off and landing on flights within Australia last month.
Under current rules, passengers are told to switch off their smartphones, tablets and e-readers before their plane takes off. The devices can then be used during the cruising part of the flight but must be switched off again before landing.
CASA spokesperson Peter Gibson said Virgin and Qantas lodged applications for the lifting of the ban last month. It should be noted that CASA had no specific ruling on the use of electronic devices, the issue is covered by regulatons requiring operators to ‘ensure safety is maintained at all times and passengers comply with the safety instructions given by crew members,’ implying that a simple script change is all it took?
In November last year we reported that the US aviation authority, the FAA had lifted the retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings had been in place for more than half a century. The initial change in the US didn’t include mobile phones
The ban is expected to be lifted for flights this afternoon according to QANTAS “Qantas customers will be able to use their personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and music players in flight mode, for the duration of each flight, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment.
Qantas was approved to revise its personal electronic device policy by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority today following new guidance on the safe use of personal electronic devices inflight,” the airline said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Facebook, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Advertising, Business News, facebook, Mobile Advertising Platform | Comments Off on Facebook Mobile Ads ‘Delight’
Facebook reckons its better than expected first quarter result were in the main thanks to rapid uptake of its mobile advertising platform.
Revenue in the three months to March jumped by over 70 percent to $US2.5 billion, versus analyst estimates of $US2.35 billion. After costs, net profit came in at $US642 million.
Revenue from mobile ads made up almost 60 percent of the total earnings compared with 30 per cent the same time 12 months ago.
Facebook’s active users also grew, hitting 1.28 billion by the end of the period, with just over a billion of those users accessing the service on mobile devices.
However, while the growth in mobile users and ad revenue growth was viewed as a positive development, the company said its still has some way to go to make advertising content relevant to consumers :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android Open Source Project, AOSP, Blackberry, DeepMind, Google, Google Android, Google Quantum AI Lab, Lenovo, Microsoft Windows Phone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility | Comments Off on Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old
We all thought Google’s 2013 was mammoth, celebrating it’s 13th year of existence the search behemoth ended the year with a purchase – $US3.2 billion for Nest – It began the year by releasing it’s Nexus Tablet range and in between took ownership of the smartphone market, hinted at Glass, dragged it’s stock price over the $US1000 barrier, sold 50 billion apps via Play and stayed well-ontop of search.
That so doesn’t sound impressive enough! Search by Google was astounding in 2013, A billion monthly unique searches, Microsoft’s Bing – the 2nd place getter – managed 290 million a month. Point is, it was good to be Google in 2013, gloating won’t slow the giant, 2014 is likely to be a GREAT year for Google :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Google, Tech-Business News, UPDATED! | Tags: Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, ASUS, Google Android, Samsung, smartphone, Smartphone Sales, Table, Tablet Sales | Comments Off on Taken Control: The Mobile Market Runs on Google’s Android
The uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.
The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.
The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.
The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 3rd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Naked Truth | Tags: Adult Theme, NSFW!, NSFW! Sexting, Selfy, Sex, Sexting, smartphone | Comments Off on New Twist on SEXTING!10 Percent Using Smartphone During Sex
According to a new study by mobile experts JUMIO, 10 percent of Americans have admitted to using their smart-phone while having sex, either to answer a call or send a text, the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits Study found.
“People view their smartphones as an extension of themselves, taking them everywhere they go — even the most unorthodox places — from the shower to their commute, from the dinner table to the bedroom,” Marc Barach, chief marketer at Jumio said, the company that funded the study for Harris Interactive. The report compiled surveys from 1,102 smartphone users.
The study also noted that a whopping 72 percent of Americans said they were within five feet of their phones at all times, making it proximal even while between the sheets.
Not everyone is happy about the prevalence of tech in traditionally intimate spheres: 12 percent of respondents reported that smartphones were “getting in the way” of their relationship. For the demographic of 18-34 year olds, the number jumps to 20 percent :: Read the full NSFW! article »»»»
Posted: September 3rd, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Microsoft, News From the web | Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Mobile Devices, nokia, Nokia Mobile Devices, Risto Siilasmaa, Stephen Elop, Steve Ballmer | Comments Off on Microsoft Buys Nokia Mobile
Just a week after CEO Steve Ballmer spruked his retirement, Microsoft has announced it will buy Nokia’s mobile phone unit for almost $8 billion. The Finnish phone maker will grant Microsoft a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents, and will itself focus on network infrastructure and services :: Read the full article »»»»