by | | Desktops & Laptops, Mobile & Tablets, Reviews
Let’s start by a quick introduction. I’m a geek; I’ve been using devices in mobility for a while. Since using a handheld I was dreaming that one day, I would be able to have only one device next to my phone for all my uses. Until recently, the number of devices in my bag only grew. Until one day in April this year, when the Surface Pro 4 made the dream coming to life…
My Surface Pro 4 home desktop setup
Back in 2003 I used for less than few days a Slate Windows Tablet PC based on Windows XP. I liked the stylus idea, but the experience was not so great, especially because most applications where not yet designed for this. Since then, the tablet situation has changed a lot. With Vista and then 7, tablet pcs evolved, and while the stylus was getting better, the rest of the hardware was still far from perfect: heavy, low battery life (expect 2 hours and a half at best). Then came the iPad, which changed a lot the state of the art for the slates: good battery life, light, but with a mobile OS and its limitations and no stylus. Then came Surface, and Surface Pro. I will focus this piece on Surface Pro 4, which replaced my previous 2 years and a half old Surface Pro 2 one month and a half ago.
by | | Apps, Desktops & Laptops, Mobile & Tablets
Viber the application that allows you to talk for free over the internet on your mobile device, just launched today Windows and OSX desktop versions to offer a more complete experience.
The WhatsApp killer (Viber), already used by 200 million users worldwide, also incorporates video conference (in beta) between the new desktop versions. (more…)
by | | Customer Service, Mobile & Tablets, Services, Strategy
The biggest mobile provider in Switzerland, Swisscom announced today that the company lifted the SIM lock on all their devices since 1st of July 2013. This means that on this date, every customer from the company (with a subscription plan) will be able to unlock their phones bought through them. This will allow everybody to use any SIM card from any provider and use the phone with it.
by | | Mobile & Tablets
Jack Seeley, Sr, Systems Engineer at Samsung posted on Google+ a question that caught a lot of attention: “What new hardware/features/improvements would y’all like to see in Galaxy S 4?”
Its not new that a company like Samsung is already thinking on the next model of their flagship device after having a very good success with the Galaxy S3 estimating a rough ammount of 30 million devices sold throughout 2012… (more…)
by | | Mobile & Tablets, Opinion & Ideas, Strategy
Today I was reading an article on Gizmodo about the problematic situation of 3G/4G abonements. More and more devices you use will offer a better and more complete experience with Internet connectivity on the go (mobile).
Yesterday the Samsung Camera device was presented in Berlin IFA 2012, and together with a compact camera you have an Android device with mobile wireless connectivity to upload pictures and videos to Dropbox and other services. The problem? How many mobile subscriptions are you willing to pay for all your gadgets?
I was thinking about a way to solve this, for carriers to offer a bit better service to the people and not behaving as “Dracula” 😛
Although a workaround would be to have a MiFi device that would allow to instantly put up a hotspot to connect several of your devices, the idea is not to depend on one centralized device itself but on each device, independently.
What if providers could offer a Mobile Data plan of X amount of GB´s per month for up to 5 devices (for example) at a fair price?…