Study: Business Pros Recommend Android 50%, iPhone 32%

“What phone should I get?” is quickly replacing “What computer should i get?” as the #1 question I hear these days, and that’s expected as more and more people are using their phones as their primary work tool. Easy access to email, scheduling, and documents in a device that fits in your pocket is a powerful asset, and everyone wants to make sure they get the most for their money.

TechRepublic recently released its poll of phone recommendations in the workplace. While the iPhone has the most marketing muscle behind it, it turns out that Android based phones are enjoying a healthy lead in the workplace. 50% of IT professionals are recommending Android phones to their workers, and with good reason. Read more of this post

9 Things Our Children Won’t Be Using

Technology moves fast.

Really fast.

Not so long ago, a new gadget or system that was accepted into the mainstream would hang around for decades. People listened to music from their record players for 70+ years, cassettes for 20 years, CD’s for a bit less than 20 years, MP3’s for ten years, and now we’re on to cloud based streaming as the most popular way to get tunes. It seems the more advanced a technology gets the shorter its lifespan.

This rapid-fire upgrading will become more and more common as we advance. I have two teen-age children right now, and by the time they’re my age, they’re probably going to be looking at these common technologies the same way I look at my VCR: Read more of this post

Your Pictures Are Too Big!

I was perusing a local electronics store the other day and found myself wandering down the camera isle. Since the transition from film to digital a decade ago people have stopped using silly things such as lens quality, light sensitivity, or optical zoom to pick out a camera. What matters now is megapixels. The manufacturers really want you to know how many megapixels their camera has. 10, 12, 18…one camera I looked at even boasted 24 megapixels! That’s pretty impressive!

There’s one problem with rating cameras like this: What the heck is a megapixel? Read more of this post

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