Mobile Gadgets

Clever Tips on How to Speed up Your Wi-Fi Connection

Turtle Slow?

It is indisputable that the wireless network technology made a big impact in our lives nowadays.

In this fast paced and high-tech generation, most people prefer to do things comfortably. The innovation of Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) technology has made people lives easier. With Wi-Fi network connection available on your portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Tablets, or Laptops, you can get connected to the Internet “On the Go”. It’s pretty obvious it has been a trend these days.

Wherever you go, Wifi are widely used by countless of people worldwide; however, what if one day you noticed that that wifi Internet speed isn’t as reliably fast as it should be? Or, you few of your computers or laptops at home lost the wifi connection? These situations can be very frustrating especially when you are in the middle of working on something on your wireless portable devices.

Experiencing slow Internet can be frustrating!

Below are several smart tips on you can boost your Wi-Fi connection:

Tip # 1   Position your wireless router or gateway to the center location

Regardless of how powerful or what brand your wireless router is, its signal strength has limitation. The walls in your house or large objects may cause interference resulting to experiencing weak signals or sluggish Internet speed. It best to setup your router in the central part of your house or office to ensure you get better signals.

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Android 3.1 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 3.1 Ice Cream Sandwich


Android 3.1 Ice Cream Sandwich represents the version that converges the two branches of the current OS, one configured for smartphones and one for the shelf. The Android Version 3.1 will preferably jumpstart lead to a size Android ubiquitous, so the system can also be utilized on TV screens over Google, bringing in the concept, code and tools configured for Mountain View (and the market booming and market opportunities for developer). The converging of diverse ongoing projects that can merge the experience and development tools that make Android a valid reference for each type of device.

Among the new Android 3.1 has embodied to bring extinct fresh API (API Open Accessories, USB host API, Real-time Transport Protocol API) and Near-Field Communication (NFC). The update will be available in the 4th quarter of this year, probably in connection with the distribution of the new unit ready to take the greedy towing the Christmas market. Delicatessen, home of Google as a sandwitch Ice Cream.

Is it practical to buy a Tablet when you already have a Smartphone and a Laptop?

Over a year ago, the revolution of modern tablet was piloted by the introduction of Apple’s iPad tablets. They were considered a “third class” gadget to counterpart the laptop computer and the smartphone. The allegation was a tablet will be just as vital as other portable devices. Does a tablet have an edge over your smartphone or laptop? Does it have features to make it better?

Every invention has its unique and has its own purpose. Even though these devices have Wi-Fi capability, each has its own distinct features. A laptop has plenty of things that a smartphone do not have such as physical keyboard, word processor, software and web development, and a larger screen. Similarly, a smartphone offers functionality of GPS (Global Positioning System) which a laptop doesn’t have.  GPS allow users to check directions or maps wherever they are and find establishments nearby. Tablets provide GPS maps on the go, a full-featured web browser, basic word processing, and photo editing.

A tablet can do anything better than a smartphone. For example, the GPS maps feature is both available on both a tablet and a smartphone; however, tablets got bigger screen than an Android or iPhone. You won’t like squinting on the maps on its small screen. It is the same with movies and games.

So what about tablets vs. laptops? Web surfing is better on a tablet. It doesn’t really make sense because most websites are designed for desktops or laptops, but it is a fact. The tablet’s physical design is more comfortable to hold and navigate. Though laptops are better to use when multitasking, focusing completely on one application at a time has its advantages. Also, tablets have better battery life.

After knowing these things, should one buy a tablet? The answer to this is optional or definitely up to you. If you are financially on a budget, it is not probably practical to buy one. Tablets will not really add anything new especially when you already own a computer, a smartphone, and a laptop.  If you can afford, it will make one’s life easier. An additional gadget such as a tablet is a luxury, not a necessity. We would all be lucky to have such luxuries but it is not good to make a huge financial sacrifice just to buy one.

Google Talk for Android releases its Video Chat Feature

We all know that Apple’s iPhone has become very popular because of its Facetime app which allows iPhone users to make video calls or chat via WiFi, 3G, or 4G. Android users will never have Facetime but have various of ways to make video or voice calls using various apps like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Fring, Qik, and etc. Now, Android’s Google talk supports video calls. Good news for Android or Google users!

Google Talk for Android with Video Chat feature

Google has made an announcement today about it. The updated GTalk will be applicable on Nexus S devices and then other Android OS 2.3 devices. One of its major features is that video calls can be made between users of Android devices and desktop Google Talk users.

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White iPhone 4 Launching on Thursday

White iPhone 4

After several months of rumor and nearly a year after the iPhone 4 was introduced in the market, the white iPhone 4 will finally hit the market on Thursday, April 28. Verizon and AT&T will offer the white iPhone 4 in the United States. Prices for the white iPhone 4 will be the same as the black iPhone at $199 and $299 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively.

The wait is finally over!  “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” according to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. Moreover, Apple “worked to get every detail right.”

The release of the white iPhone 4 will be global as it will also make its debut in 27 other countries including UK and Japan on April 28.