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Month: March 2015

Apple’s Place in our Lives

Apple has definitely earned its status at the top of the technological food chain. Their devices are every bit as good as they say, and they are constantly making improvements in order to further solidify their place as one without a real competitor.

iPhone as a status symbol

Nowadays, it seems that owning at least one Apple product is required in order to reach a certain social status; the more, the merrier. For many, this is Apple’s world-famous iPhone, which is generally considered to be the best smartphone out there and has set standards for other smartphones time and time again.

What puts Apple ahead of competition and how it will continue innovating

However, the rest of Apple’s technology is every bit as impressive for those who can afford it. Its devices like the iMac or the iPad are constantly revolutionizing technology in those respective fields, and they seem to run much smoother than any of their so-called competitors. What really makes Apple’s devices stand out is the ease of access, achieved through an interface friendly towards anyone regardless of their technological knowledge as well as enhanced security from the get-go.

We can only wait with bated breath as Apple continues to develop some of its highly expected innovations, like the iWatch, a smart watch that will likely have all of the functions of modern smartphones. One thing is for certain – Apple will continue setting technology standards for years to come.

Google Remains The Top Engine

The rate at which Google has expanded, especially in recent years, has been almost unbelievable. In fact, the scope of this expansion and the amount of technological fields that Google currently has monopoly over has raised concerns in many over Google becoming a ‘big brother’ of sorts, knowing everything about everyone.

While the criticism that Google perhaps has too much power and ability to influence everyday lives of people has its grounds, especially considering Google is a private company, we shouldn’t forget the positive impact the giant has had on the world.

Why Google should continue having an important role in our lives
Without Google, all of our lives would likely be dozens of times more difficult, depending on how much we utilize the internet and its benefits. The fact of the matter is that many ubiquitous free tools at everyone’s disposal like Google Maps or an all-powerful search engine wouldn’t exist without Google’s constant hard work and innovation. In my mind, this justifies the large control Google can be argued to have over us.

When you combine the fact that the company has thus far been accused of close to zero foul play with the amount of innovations they are currently working on that could change the world for the better, like nanotechnology and similar „Google X“ projects, it’s hard not to let Google have everything they need in order to improve our lives.

Internet Connectivity of Today

The days of one being able to successfully exist without being connected to the internet are coming to an end. As the 21st century moves forward, internet connectivity has become downright mandatory for just about everyone regardless of social status or the ways in which they use the web.

Internet has moved on past being a tool of tech wizards, just ask my buddies at the comal river tubing outfitter in texas.
They have built an entire business model around internet trafic.

What was once the domain of those sufficiently adept in technology is now almost like another world inside our own. These days, it seems it’s hard to lead a truly fulfilling life without being familiar with and connected to the internet, as amusing as it may sound to some.

This shouldn’t really be viewed as a bad thing, as the web has helped significantly improve the quality of life worldwide. Businesses are allowed to thrive more easily, people can stay in touch with one another even when being on the opposite sides of the globe, and a seemingly endless stream of information is available to everyone. The best part of it all is that most of these perks are free, monthly internet bill notwithstanding.

Increasing the positive impact of the web on our everyday lives

The only issues that internet presents is when members of a community don’t have a sufficient degree of computer literacy, thus rendering them unable to enjoy the many perks that the web offers. With a bit more effort placed into being connected by some of us that are more stubborn and old-fashioned, the internet could help people even more than it currently is, which is already a great deal.

Satellite Internet – Next Phase of Connectivity

The days of cable internet might be coming to a halt as satellite internet becomes more and more popular, and innovations in the field continue happening. Currently, the technology still isn’t where we would like it to be as fiber-optic communication is still preferred in most areas of the world, but this could change in the coming years.

How well does satellite internet currently function

Indeed, satellite internet might be the future for several reasons, despite not yet having reached its prime. Currently, the biggest drawback of satellite internet might be considered nagging latency issues due to the way data is transmitted back and forth. In spite of this, many internet service providers are already offering this type of internet to their customers, with many of them reporting a service of sufficient quality.

Satellite internet will improve people’s lives if we give it time

Needless to say, this technology could greatly improve the quality of life in certain areas of the world where internet is not as fast as it should be, or is even potentially unavailable. Many aren’t aware of how far satellite technology has progressed in recent times, and further advancements are likely to place this type of internet connection shoulder to shoulder with fiber.

Still, satellite internet will need all the advancements it can get in order to compete with regular fiber and especially the emerging Google Fiber, both of which seem hard to dethrone in areas where they are readily available.

Android Vs iOS

Users of smartphones and similar mobile devices who aren’t using Apple’s devices are almost certainly using some version of the Android operating system. For the longest time, Android has been just about the only alternative for anyone not making use of Apple’s highly touted iOS.

Which users will lean towards Android

Android devices are generally reserved for those who consider themselves a bit more tech-savvy. While they are somewhat easy to use for beginners and those new to mobile devices, the operating system allows for many different customizations depending on the user’s preferences, something that the iOS might be lacking at times.

The issues that this operating system should fix

This, however, comes at a certain price as Android devices don’t really run as smoothly as those running Apple’s OS. Despite the fact that Android is being developed by Google, Apple remains the undisputed mobile king for most and it shows in their exceptionally smooth-running technology, rarely freezing or crashing in any way.

While Android offers its users a wide array of options for tinkering, one can only hope that some of its underlying issues will be resolved in the future, creating a platform of an even higher quality that can truly hope to compete with what Apple brings to the table.