Shake App Turns Everyone into a Transactional Attorney

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Start-ups and small business people of the world rejoice: you no longer have to run up huge attorney fees or worry about having crappy contracts. A new smartphone application called Shake puts a transactional attorney in the palm of your hand. And, best of all, it is currently free. Read more »

Ubuntu Edge Set to Revolutionize and Consolidate Smartphones and Computers Once and For All

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Imagine if you could carry your desktop computer and your phone all in one device.  Imagine that all you need to switch from smartphone to computer mode is a monitor (and bluetooth keyboard if you want some room to type).  Well, you aren’t the first to imagine it, and it may soon be a reality.  Meet, the Ubuntu Edge. Read more »

The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For: Totally Free Wireless Phone Plans!

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I remember my first cell phone.  It was an analog Motorolla flip phone; the old grey one roughly the size of a soda can.  I was just starting college (1994) and my mother insisted I have it in case I had car troubles driving home on the weekends (yes, she was bribing me so I would visit more often).  We started off on the now defunct Bell South, and had a plan that you had to pay a flat fee for plus any minutes you used, so literally no free minutes.  And, of course, there was no such thing as texting or wireless internet, so those features were not even an option.  At the time, I thought it was the coolest thing because it reminded me of a communicator from Star Trek, and I thought we were very thrifty with our low cost voice plan.  Of course, as time went by our technology and wireless plans got more powerful, more feature rich, and less expensive.  Flash forward almost twenty years to the present and things have evolved to the point that FreedomPop has announced that it will be offering a FREE wireless plan that includes free voice, free texts, and free data.  Wow! Read more »

Building Better Door Locks; Are Mousetraps Next?

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2013 appears to be the year of the smart lock.  Three interesting new offerings provide different types of functionality and and ease of use for getting in and out of your home.  Below is a quick rundown of their most interesting features. Read more »

Google Glass-Are We About to Disconnect As a Result of the Future of Connected Technology?

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Google Glass may well be the future of connected technology.  While people once quipped “who would want to carry a phone with them everywhere they go?” (yes, I am old enough to remember a world before the rise of the cellular phone) most of us could not live without our smartphones today.  Some are skeptical of the success of Glass, given its unusual and not entirely fashionable appearance, but all indications are that it will be one of the most wildly popular tech gadgets since the iPhone when it is finally released to the general public early next year.  But will Google Glass add to our lives or further strain our human interactions? Read more »

Think Everyone Wants an iPhone 5? Think Again

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Sure, news has now been spreading around cybertown that demands for Apple’s iPhone 5 are falling. This may be true to some point – mainly because some Apple fans are smart enough to wait for the later iteration of Apple’s “insanely great” phone; may also be untrue  as there is also this one article discussing about how the iPhone 5 is a “not-so-cool-anymore” smartphone according to teenagers, but we all know this could be just too incredible to believe. But there is one question to ask Apple fans, including myself: Does everyone really want an iPhone 5? If you are like me, as a personal preference I don’t really need to jump from the iPhone 4S to its younger brother. A colleague of mine owns an iPhone 4, but he doesn’t really plan to upgrade either. Maybe if I owned a really old phone – the first iPhone, perhaps?  Or even if I had an iPhone 3G. I wouldn’t even tolerate a 3GS, in my humble opinion. But there’s a different story for everyone. Take freelance journalist Peter Falck for a good example. As reported from The Unofficial Apple Weblog, this guy displays one unique kind of loyalty to Apple. He owns an iPhone 3G, which he obtained way back in January 2009. Yes – with an officially a four-year-old smartphone, Falck says he still loves the very same features Jobs boasted off about back in 2009. These days, those kind of phones would have already been damaged. In other cases, not even the newest smartphones are given the proper treatment that they deserve – take some of the craziest experiments done by teenagers on the iPhone 5, as seen on YouTube. There are actually a few advantages to the iPhone 3G, even against today’s standards. Some of these are as follows: The curved plastic back. According to Falck, this ergonomic quality gives off that ease of holding the 3G, as compared to recent improvements in aesthetics of the iPhone 4 up to the 5. The old, smoothly rounded design feels easier and friendlier to the hand. Sure it’s fatter, but fat can be sexy, too. Slow can be good, too. As a writer, Falck says that the slow speed of his phone forces him to write slowly. He also tends to be careful with his choice of words, thanks to this uncanny feature. But this can be a double-edged sword; Falck shares that this also slows down his train of thought, which results to some ideas lost in the process. Web and Media content is still there. While the lack of compatible apps due to updates can be a nuisance to using such an old device, Falck is still happy with the things he can do with his 3G – IP Telephony and eMail. Besides, it can still play videos nicely. Well, I’d give him a good two thumbs up for that. Anyone else sharing the same philosophy as Falck? Feel free to tell us about it below in your comments. Read more »