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What to Expect From the New iPhone

It’s almost that time again: time for Apple to unveil their latest model (or models) in the iPhone line. Just yesterday, Apple announced that they’ll be holding an event on September 12th to unveil the new iPhone  There’s always a lot of interest in the newest iPhone model - that’s why Apple has a big announcement event for it every year - but this year in particular interest is high,…

Fun Facts About Android Phones

Changing Course The earliest versions of Android were meant to compete with the kind of smartphones Blackberry and Palm were making in the mid-2000s. The wild popularity of the iPhone in 2007 caused Google to change course, and they significantly reworked the software to incorporate the same kind of multitouch functionality of the iPhone. The One That Got Away Android was originally built by a company called Android, Inc. In…

Mobile Monday: Fun Facts about the iPhone

Will the Real iPhone Please Stand Up? Apple's iPhone wasn't the first iPhone. The first iPhone was a combination phone/internet terminal released by Infogear in the late ‘90s. A couple years later, Linksys bought Infogear, then Cisco bought Linksys. Cisco released their own iPhone - a VoIP phone - in late 2006, just weeks before Apple announced the iPhone. Cisco sued Apple, and the resulting settlement let both companies keep…

Tech Tip Thursday: Laptops vs. Tablets

In our recent articles, we’ve talked a lot about how to make decisions about the technology you buy. We’ve talked about how to pick a new computer, and how to pick a new phone and phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about laptops and tablets. As tablets like Apple’s iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab get better, people are starting to choose them instead of laptops. If you think a…

Mobile Monday: How to Pick a New Cell Phone

Life is full of choices. In a few recent articles, we’ve talked about some of the choices you have to make about your electronics, including choosing a new computer and choosing the right cell phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about phones, specifically, how to pick the right phone for you. Android vs. iOS Here it is, the great debate: which is better, Android or iOS? Google the phrase…