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Tech News: Study on Selfies
Whether you love selfies or hate them the research is in – “Houston, we have a problem.” Our Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with visual evidence of us liking ourselves, our activities, our work, and our things. However, selfies are something different according to research.
Three universities studied photo frequency and photo type postings on Facebook and have come to a conclusion: Too frequent Facebook photo posting (selfies) could “risk damaging real-life relationships … alienating friends, family members, and colleagues.” Hmmm, should we be concerned? I don’t know. Isn’t this what social media is about partly – expressing yourself?
Nevertheless, I leave you with the quote from cnet.com on this study – “Indeed, to some it might appear that the poster is trying to make their life seem more exciting than it is. And failing.” Source
Tech News: Mixbit
Mini videos are trending. Vine. Instagram. Now Mixbit. Launched Thursday Mixbit for iOS and the web (Android coming soon), video app lets us record 16 second videos on our smartphones. Owned by YouTube creators, Mixbit will feature some goodies that we are use to with YouTube like cutting bits of video together – and not just your videos but other people’s video too to create an hour long video creation remixed. That’s write you can string together several 16 second videos to recreate a remix of your video and others featured on Mixbit.
Tech News: Is This the Future of Twitter?
Brands are starting to capitalize on the rise of “black twitter.” Even with Twitter’s diversity, Northwestern University wanted to know why African American’s flock to Twitter. Northwestern’s study concluded that some young African American’s join Twitter with an interest in celebrity and entertainment news. Knowing this bit of information Twitter maybe due for a visual upgrade. With Facebook’s timeline and newsfeed upgrades, a designer has proposed Twitter changes its visual design to capture the essence of entertainers, musicians, and actors. The visual change would capture a better mobile experience and discovery for brands looking for more followers and tweets for their brands.
What do you think of this Twitter prototype?
Divas and Dorks reflect: How often do you take selfies, post Instagram and Vine clips, and rely on Twitter for entertainment and the latest gossip?
PC World Magazine has released its list of America’s Most Tech-Friendly Cities for 2013 (April issue). The list is based on a compilation of tech amenities for tech savvy people that spend a large majority of their time working, playing, and shopping online. If you are at home, work, and out and about the cities should have smart phone apps, WiFi hotspots, and technological city services for your needs. So which cities are the most tech-friendly?
How Did They Rank the Cities’ Tech-Friendly Level On?
The magazine measured the cities tech-friendly based on ten factors: IT jobs, computer science graduate programs in the area, WiFi, speed of 3G/4G cell service, LTE wireless services, speed of home broadband, the number of tweets that originate from each city, and city government smart phone apps. The city government apps include apps to report potholes and paying for metered parking. Here is the rundown:
America’s Top 5 Most Tech-Friendly Cities:
1. San Jose/Silicon Valley, California – ranked high in public WiFi, IT jobs, city Apps, IT graduate programs, LTE services, and 4G download speed.
2. Atlanta, Georgia – ranked high in public WiFi, daily tweets, home broadband speed, and LTE services
3. Boston, Massachusetts – ranked high in public WiFi, IT graduate programs, and home broadband.
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota – ranked high in public WiFi, and home broadband.
5. San Francisco, California – ranked high in public WiFi, IT jobs, IT graduate programs, and LTE services.
Which of the Tech-Friendly Cities Had the Most WiFi?
Some cities ranked higher in one area over others. Minneapolis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Boston, and San Francisco are the cities with the most publicly available WiFi Networks.
Portland, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, and Denver were the fastest 3G/4G wireless combo.
Is your city one of the most tech-friendly cities in America? How did your city rank? Were you surprised by cities that did or didn’t make the list?
Got an Apple iPhone 5 During the Holidays?
Here are a few things to know to get you started.
If you were lucky enough to get the iPhone 5 for Christmas you are in for a treat. With such power and beautiful design at your fingertips it’s know wonder this little gem is one of the best selling smart phones. Although, we admire the iPhone 5 thin and light design, there is no shortage of performance and features it has to offer. Here is a list of features you should know and understand to use the full value of the iPhone 5.
iCloud (What is it and how do I use it?)
iCloud allows you to download any media you have and access it on any Apple device without synching. For example, when you download a song or movie from iTunes, you can view it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac PC immediately. Your media is saved on Apple’s cloud service so no need for worrying over using all the space on your iPhone 5. You can save music, photos, video, books, documents, calendar, contacts, and email to the iCloud – and automatically synchs with your other Apple devices.
iSight Camera (What’s different?)
The iPhone 5 now features an option for panoramic view of photos you take. “The new panorama feature lets you capture everything from a family reunion group photo to a jaw-dropping shot of the Grand Canyon. With one smooth motion you can shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to 28 megapixels.” (Apple.com)
The camera also feature enhanced HD video recording that also allows for still photo snaps as you record – a first for iPhones.
A separate vehicle GPS is no longer needed with Apple’s voice enhanced turn-by-turn Maps app. With vector based image mapping the images are crisp with better response time. It also features 3D, panoramic and street view. With real-time traffic updates the GPS will reroute you to avoid traffic.
AirPlay (How can I view my photos and video on my T.V.?)
With AirPlay your video, games, and photos are wirelessly streamed to your T.V. (if you have Apple T.V.). Whatever you do on your iPhone 5 will mirror on the television so everyone can view.
AirPrint (How can I print?)
Using an AirPrint-enabled printer you can wirelessly print whatever is on your iPhone 5. Know worries about installing software, drivers, and cables for the iPhone 5 or printer – everything is wireless.
Wireless Technology (Will downloads be slow?)
Unlike the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 uses Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology which is the next generation of cellular networking. You will get a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps, which mean your videos, music, apps, email, etc., will download faster.
The Processor (How fast is it?)
Two times faster than the previous iPhone4S model, the Apple A6 processor chip speed is 1.3Ghz which means the response time completing an email, using apps, downloading media will be lightning speed coupled with the LTE technology mentioned above.
The Battery (How long does the battery last?)
This smart phone packs a punch with so many features, functionality, and power and it demands a battery with excellent battery life. The iPhones are known for keeping a charge for more than 8 hours with regular usage starting at 100% battery charge. With the iPhone 5 you can get 10 hours of streaming video playback time. That’s awesome.
The Connector (How will I charge my phone?)
The Lighting is what Apple is calling the new battery charger. The new iPhone 5 is not compatible with the old 30-pin connector.
The iPhone 5 is a power and elegant mini-computer you can fit in your pocket, staying on the go taking care of business remotely and wirelessly.