Ahh, smart phones: the modern human’s weapon of choice in braving today’s hyper-connected digital world. Have you ever wondered why they’re still called phones nowadays? More than anything, the functionality of our so-called smart phones has transcended their original purpose. They’re now devices jam-packed with applications that let you do almost anything, and they have become less of a traditional phone in every sense of the word.
In typical fashion, Apple just released something a bit disappointing and something exciting at the same time: the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 respectively.
Now more than ever, we are expected to be connected all the time and we send and receive information using all kinds of platforms and devices. This fast-paced exchange of information can be difficult to keep track of especially if you’re working with multiple devices. But, hey, guess what, there’s an app that can help you with that. It’s called Pushbullet and it is arguably one of the best productivity apps of the year.
With the creation of innovative and practical mobile payment systems, mobile payment is becoming more accessible than ever.
Types of mobile payment
Mobile payment systems these days come in all kinds of flavors. There are those that make use of external accessories like The Square and “Tap and Go” pay systems that turn your mobile phone into a mobile wallet, where you go into a store and check out with your smartphone. Mobile payment systems that are in the latter category include Google Wallet, One Touch PayPal, and the recently launched Apple Pay.
Have you ever turned to YouTube to look for video tutorials about how to fix a bug on your computer or figure out how a particular application works? Chances are that how-to video you watched was made using screencasting software.
We are now connected more than ever. We communicate with friends and family through social media; handle banking transactions, shop and communicate with our friends and colleagues online; transfer confidential files and sensitive information via email; and more.
Reports of sharks attacking undersea fiber optic cables have actually been happening since the 1980s. This phenomenon is something that has recently caught media attention as footage of sharks aggressively biting undersea fiber-optic cables have resurfaced on the Internet.
These days, we spend hours in front of monitors and screens. In fact, it’s something that most of us don’t even notice anymore since it has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. We sit in front of our computer at work, constantly look at our smartphones throughout the day, and watch television for long periods at a time. This constant screen-time has been proven to cause eyestrain, and this is something that has harmful effects on our eyesight over time. Now many of us have to resort to wearing glasses or contact lenses just so we can see what’s on our screens – but what if we don’t have to?
Wearable tech has come a step further with smart contact lenses. Google’s is working on contact lenses that have a built-in camera and sensors. They actually filed the patent back in 2012 with the US Patent and Trademark office and the contact lens is currently being developed by Google X labs. This is Google’s top-secret facility, where all manner of technological advancements and products are created, most of which – like the smart lens – almost seem too science-fiction-ish, but are actually just wildly imaginative and groundbreaking.
Now that iOS8 is available, the questions arise “Is it worth it?” and “Should I upgrade?” Many people tend to update blindly whenever there are any updates available (this one is big at 1.1 GB) while others like to wait to see what issues arise and have the first round of bug fixes addressed beforehand.