Showing posts with label TECH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TECH. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Advantages of Laptops Over Tablet Computers

Advantages of Laptops Over Tablet Computers

Tablet computers such as Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab continue to get increasingly popular. Being user-friendly and compact, these gadgets keep are gainng popularity with young people and adults alike, developing into a kind of new fad and necessity. Many people have shifted to using this as a personal computer, leaving their laptops to rest at home.
There are still lots of users, however, who think that laptops are still the best when it comes to mobile computers. If you’re thinking of jumping in on the tablet bandwagon but are unsure whether this could function as a second laptop, read on. Below are some of the advantages you’ll get if you decide to get a laptop computer.
Storage capacity.
If you’ll be using the tablet for storage–if you’re planning on having plenty of music, movies, documents, and programs–you’ll still be better off with a laptop. The largest drive available on tablet computers today is  only 64GB, and unlike laptops, you cannot simply add a hard drive in them. Laptops can easily be upgraded if you want to enhance the performance (improvements like increasing the hard disk space or the RAM, for instance), so in terms of storage capacity, laptops are more promising
Flexible software.
Unlike tablets, laptops have the ability to run any operating systems or software. Tablets could handle basic tasks but they are not yet that efficient in terms of applications because operating systems such as Android and iOs are system-specific, which means your app choices will be limited.
CD / DVD Feature.
Tablet computers still do not have the technology for CDs and DVDs (playing, copying, burning). This will surely come out in the future, but right now, laptops are still definitely ahead in this aspect, so if you’ll be needing these for watching movies or backups, laptops are the gadgets to deliver.
Tactile function.
The touch interface is one of the things why many people still opt for laptops. While tablets have the touch screen technology of on-screen sensors that allow you to type and navigate, the tactile aspect of laptop keyboards are still preferred by many, especially those who need to type long texts. It is already possible to add keyboards to tablets, but this will mean that you’ll have more stuff to carry and connect.
External connections / ports.
Aside from the CD/DVD function, most laptops also have many connectors where you can link your external devices like audio connectors, USB ports, and an outlet for ethernet. Tablets, on the other hand, rely mostly on connections like WiFi and 3G so independent devices or connections will be limited. If you always need to transfer or store files, a laptop will be more convenient.
Whether you’re using it for business or personal use, you should evaluate your needs carefully before buying so you’ll be able to make the most out of your new gadget. Laptops and tablets each have their own strengths, and it just depends on the user to  see which gadget will be more appropriate for their activities. Deciding whether to get a laptop or a tablet computer could be confusing, but these pointers should help you narrow things down.
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Types of MP3 Players

Types of MP3 Players

MP3 players are classified by how they store data. If you’re thinking of buying one for your favorite tunes, you shouldn’t just look into qualities like color and size. You also have to examine the types of storage that each model has, as they’re the most important aspects that determine the capacity and price. Below are some information on some of the most common types of MP3 players in the market today.

Flash Memory

Flash memory players are small in size and capacity. This type is for those who want to have just a few songs at a time (there are some models wherein you can expand the capacity by adding a memory card). Popular with people who love to run, exercise, and do other active hobbies, this memory has no moving parts inside, so you don’t have to worry about songs skipping in the middle of a workout or a bumpy ride.

Hard Drive

Hard drive memory has more storage, and is excellent for people who want to put their entire music library in one device. The downside of this, however, is it contains moving parts and is relatively larger than flash memory, so it is not suitable for doing activities like running or exercising. If you have a big music library (10GB or higher), this type will be good for your collection.

Multimedia

This is for those who need more than just music in their player. Multimedia players are some of the most high-tech MP3 technologies we have today. One example of this is Apple’s iPod Touch, which has camera/video features and allows the user to not just transfer music to the device, but also have the ability to conveniently make playlists, buy music online, have internet and radio, apps and games, and so on. Because of the many added components, this is one of the most expensive players out there, so you need to carefully evaluate if you’re really going to use all of the extra features.

MP3 CD

These may be the least famous one in the list, but you’ll be surprised at the number of people who still use this type today. This isn’t the regular CD player that plays just one album–as the name suggests, these CD players accepts MP3-encoded files. You store albums in one CD/CD-RW (common size is 700MB), which fits about 10-12 albums–if you choose this type of player, make sure that you have a CD burner. Like the hard drive players, these are usually sensitive to movement, so it’s not really advisable for you to bring this in mobile/busy activities. This is the most affordable one on the list, that’s why there are still lots of people who prefer this over the newer ones.
Think about what you want out of your MP3 player before you make your purchase. Don’t think about the accessories you can add and the extra features you want to explore just yet–focus on the type first, and work your way up from there. This will be the home of your favorite songs, so make sure that you choose wisely!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Buying an iPhone Case

Buying an iPhone Case

                                    Buying an iPhone Case

One of the first things that needs to be bought with a new iPhone (or any phone really) is a case. There are so many types of them to choose from, and your purchase will highly depend on the type of lifestyle you have. If you’re thinking of buying one, this guide will help you get the one that will be most useful to you–here are some of the most important things you may want to consider before buying a case/protector for your iPhone.
iPhone Leather Covers – Aside from being made from durable material, leather cases will also serve as excellent accessories to those who want a more stylish feel. The most common one is the leather flip case, which will fully cover the iPhone’s screen while it’s in your bag or pocket.
iPhone Plastic / Hard Cases – Most hard covers in the market today will be excellent in protecting the phone from drops, dents, and scratches. It’s best if you invest in the more pricey ones, so you will be assured of a good fit (look for brands that indicate the exact model of your phone).
iPhone Skins – These are usually made of durable plastic, and have so many different styles of artwork. However, they’re not as good as leather or hard cases in terms of protection. Usually, those who want to have both design and protection use skins as well as pouches–a kind of double protection, for when the phone is stored in the bag.
iPhone Silicone Cases – These are made of flexible material (usually with transparent colors) where you can easily slip the phone on and off. If you’re the type who likes to clean gadgets often, this is the case for you. Most silicone cases are excellent in protecting gadgets from dust, and are tear-resistant.
iPhone Waterproof – For users who are always outdoors or live in an area where it always rains, it would be best to invest in a waterproof protector. There are lots of different hard cases that will protect your phone from minor liquid drops, but if you want to get full shielding, you can have experts coat your phone with a very thin but durable material (you may need to leave the phone for a few days at the shop for this).
iPhone Workout / Exercise Cases – If you’re always in the gym or running laps on a regular basis, you must get a workout case that you can strap on your arm or waist. There are simply so many workout cases to choose from, so you should try to test drive different items before making your decision. Whatever style or function you settle with, you must make sure that you get the one that’s light–you don’t want to be bothered by extra uncomfortable weight while you do your activities.

There are many excellent iphone cases out there, but before getting one, you need to evaluate how you’re going to carry and handle your phone. Careful consideration and a bit of research are the things that you need in order to arrive at the most ideal one for you–so make gradual steps and weigh in all the different options available.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TV Buyers Guide

TV Buyers Guide

With the wide array of TV choices these days, it gets more and more difficult to pick one for your home. If you think it’s time to spend that hard-earned money on a good television set, don’t just dive right in and get the most attractive flat screen TV you see–you have to do some careful assessment of some things first. To get you started, here’s an article to give you advice on the main things that you must deliberate on.
TV Buyers Guide
Make sure that it’s the right size
Having a huge LED screen in a small room will not give you a very comfortable viewing experience–you don’t want to be overwhelmed by an oversized screen while you watch your favorite movie. The dimensions are really up to your preferences and the type of TV, but experts have some suggestions–for instance, THX suggests that if you’r putting an HDTV in a room with limited space, the most ideal way to measure is to divide the TV’s screen size by .84, therefore: a 65-inch TV divided by .84 is equal to 77 inches of viewing distance or 6.5 feet.
If this is too much math and work for you, you can simply ask the people at the store for suggestions. You just have to give them the size of your room and the important measurements, and they will recommend a good size for your space.
Decide if you want to get LCD or Plasma.
When buying a flat screen TV, you will be asked whether you’d like to have an LCD or Plasma display. Both of these provide excellent pictures, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses–for instance, LCDs generally have less screen glare, consume less power, better in bright settings, but have poor contrast ratios. Plasma displays, on the other hand, have wider viewing angles, contain deep black levels, have better motion tracking, but would not perform well in high altitudes.
Do your research carefully (online sources are very helpful, so don’t just hear the talks given to you by the guys at the shop) to know which one will suit your home best.
Be aware of the basic features.
All brands will lure customers into buying their product by providing added features and accessories that would look good on paper (such as extended warranty), but won’t really make your life easier. The things that you must pay attention to are the basic features. Some of the most important things you should look for are:
- HDMI inputs that will be able to connect all your gears.
- Picture settings and presents (if you want to adjust picture settings, make sure that the system allows modifications).
- The screen finish (either glossy or matte).
- Brightness control (choosing the automatic feature will allow you to save energy, as it will adjust according to the brightness of your surroundings).
- USB ports and slots of memory cards (so you’ll be able to easily view photos and play music).
Many people end up getting the wrong TV because they didn’t put enough research on it. The more things that you know about a certain item, the more confident you will be in choosing, so examine closely, read reviews, ask for recommendations, and evaluate your needs carefully before you purchase anything!
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