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March 26, 2012 in Sammual James - McLoughlin - Editor in Chief / Publisher | Permalink
Free mobile apps which use third-party services to display advertising consume considerably more battery life, a new study suggests.Researchers used a special tool to monitor energy use by several apps on Android and Windows Mobile handsets.Findings suggested that in one case 75% of an app's energy consumption was spent on powering advertisements.Report author Abhinav Pathak said app makers must take energy optimisation more seriously...
March 21, 2012 in PJ Arts - Deputy Editor & Smartphone Editor, New Providence, US | Permalink
My iPad 3 arrived yesterday and I put it, along with my iPad 2 and Kindle Fire, under my microscope. Here are the images. They are :
Kindle Fire at 10X
Given the thickness of the Fire, I was not able to get the microscope to focus at 60x.
iPad 2 at 10x
iPad 3 at 10x
iPad 2 at 60x
iPad 3 at 60x
iPad 2 icon
iPad 3 icon
What do you think of Deck for the jailbroken iPhone?
[From Hans] Another one from Forbes, 8 ways the iPad can help you earn and save money. "With Apple unveiling its new iPad today, even more consumers will likely be joining the “iPad revolution.” I’m not a techie by any means but I can tell you that the iPad has certainly changed my life in certain ways. It’s made accomplishing certain tasks both more efficient and more fun. So how can you bring some of that iPad magic to your financial life? (You didn’t really think it was just for playing Angry Birds did you?) Here are some things you can do while curled up on your couch with your iPad"
[From Hans] Interesting editorial over at Forbes. "My company sells applications. Just applications. Although we can be very dangerous, we do not specialize in infrastructure like hardware, networking or security. This is good because we can stay focused on the technology we know and be great with those programs. This is not so good because we have to rely on others to make sure our clients’ infrastructure is working correctly. And if a client’s infrastructure is not optimized, our applications look bad. And then we look bad. So over the past eighteen years of doing this in the Philadelphia area we’ve come across some great information technology people that have helped us succeed. Yes…geeks. These are the guys that probably spent most of their Saturday nights in high school doing lab experiments and playing Dungeons and Dragons with their other nerdy friends. Wait a second…that sounds pretty much like my Saturday nights in high school too."
[From Hans] Good tip, how to install iPhoto on your first generation iPad. "It is of course true that many original iPad owners may be looking to upgrade this year, but for those are still happy with their two-year-old devices, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with a relatively simple little hack allowing iPhoto to be installed on their devices. As is always the case though, there is a downside to proceedings. For those that just want to forge ahead regardless, here’s what you’ll need to do…"
ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT US PT.
I'm in the mood for a throwaway, I will choose a PalmAddict reader at random to give a unlocked black iPhone 4S 16GB [or cash equivalent payable by paypal].
For a chance, send me a couple of lines on how you're using your mobile device whether it be for business or pleasure [remember tell me what mobile device it is in your user thought]. It is compulsory to give your user thought a title, not a boring "how I'm using my mobile device", something that relates to your user thought. Anyone not giving a title will not be entered. It's user thoughts only for this, no news snippets or website recommendations, no pleas, purely user thoughts on how you're using your mobile device.
Send your user thought to me and put FEB in the subject line. I'll choose one person at random. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org