Posted by Scott Quarterman on 7/24/2014
There was a time when the gulf between “tablet” and “laptop” was the size of an ocean. Early tablets may have been sleek and cool, but they were more like oversized smartphones than feasibly laptop alternatives. But with each wave of new tablets, with each added feature and with each extra accessory, tablets have gotten closer and closer to laptops, to the point where some modern mobile users are at the point where they are considering ditching their laptop altogether and using their tablet devices as portable personal computers.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 7/21/2014
Customers in search of a more secure, privacy-minded smartphone need look no more. A Swiss-based company called SGP Technologies SA has developed an Android-based device called the Blackphone, and its biggest claim to fame is that it provides levels of security that have hitherto been unavailable to smartphone users.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 7/18/2014
In this day and age, proper care for your phone is more important than ever before. Modern smartphones aren’t just fully functional computers that can fit comfortably into the palm of your hand; on the contrary, they are also beautiful pieces of engineering craftsmanship and technological ingenuity. A new iPhone is as sleek and pristine as any piece of jewelry, and just as you want to protect your jewelry and make sure it still looks like a million bucks years after you bought it, you want your iPhone to still look brand spanking new every time you pull it out of your pocket.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 6/27/2014
One of the greatest things about smartphones and tablets is that they’ve made it possible for our lives to consistently have a soundtrack. It used to be that our music listening was limited to the CDs, tapes, or vinyl records in our collections; then, it was all about MP3 players and which tracks you could fit on an iPod; now, the sky is the limit on what you can listen to and where you can listen to it, with mobile devices making it possible to take entire music libraries on the go, or to access huge catalogs of music via subscription services like Spotify. Long story short, if you’re a music fanatic, you’re living in the golden age of listener freedom, and mobile technology is a big part of the reason why.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 6/24/2014
It’s bizarre, isn’t it? Tablets and smartphones haven’t even been around for a decade yet, and countless tech analysts are already ready to declare that mobile devices are running out of places to go. There is, of course, a reason for the assumption: innovation in smartphones and tablets has slowed down markedly in the past few years, with the idea mill at Apple churning out fewer industry-defining features with each consecutive iPhone or iPad, and with many other mobile developers simply copycatting one another in a never-ending parade of the same basic ideas and design principles. If the age of rapid innovation is over, then it’s only a matter of time before consumers get bored with the novelty of the smartphone, right?
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 6/18/2014
If Apple stays true to the “third Friday of September” release date plan that it has observed with the last few iPhone devices, then the latest product in the company’s flagship phone line is still three months away. That hasn’t stopped iPhone 6 rumors from leaking to the web, however, nor has it kept Apple fans from making premature judgments about the company’s supposed plans for the highly anticipated iPhone 6.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 6/13/2014
Apple isn’t content with the iPhone just being one of the most popular smartphones on the planet. The company wants its device to be more than just a communication device, a means for accessing the Internet, a music and video player, a camera, a video game platform, an e-reader, and probably a dozen other items. Now, Apple wants the iPhone to also be the device at the center of all smart home technology.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 5/15/2014
Every day that the Google Glass gets closer to market, the question becomes more pervasive among mobile consumers: will the Glass and the wearable technology movement it will undoubtedly set in motion spell doom for smartphones like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy?
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 4/30/2014
When you buy your first Android tablet, you’ll immediately want to set to work taking advantage of everything that the device has to offer. From downloading a bunch of apps to loading the thing up with eBooks and other content, there are a number of things that virtually every tablet user does upon pulling their new device out of its box. However, with these more advanced tips and tricks, you’ll be able to really set your tablet apart from the crowd by making it run like the workhorse that it deserves to be.
Posted by Scott Quarterman on 4/25/2014
Before you shake your head and say something along the lines of “well of course e-Holster would encourage iPhone users to buy cases: that’s their product,” bear with us for a moment. Read on to learn more.