The wonders of Broadband Internet

Posted by David J. Green on February 8, 2011 under communication | Be the First to Comment

If you were among the first users of an internet connection in the 90s, you’ll definitely remember the use of the dial up modem. The sound of a modem trying to connect to a phone is probably ringing in your ears right now. The very act of connecting to the Internet used to be such a long process.

One would probably try at least five to ten times before successfully connecting to the internet. Even after connecting, one could even go and make a cup of tea before a web page could open. And if on the off chance the connection speed was good, a phone call would just disconnect the connection.

But who would have thought then that connecting to the internet would become as simple as just turning on the computer or hand held device! With the introduction of Broadband internet, it has become so simple to connect to the internet.

Broadband access to the Internet, which is shortened to “broadband” is a high speed data rate connection. Dial up connections were limited to 56kbit/sec typically and required the use of a telephone line. Comparatively broadband can deliver two times the speed of dial-up connection without blocking telephone lines.

With regards to telecommunications, broadband refers to a signalling method that includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies. These frequencies can be divided into channels or ranges of frequencies. The term is always relative, and usually used within the context. The capacity of a broadband channel for transmitting data is decided by the bandwidth.

ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) and cable internet are the standard technology used by broadband. There are new technologies, including VDSL (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) and pushing fiber optic connections to subscribers of cable systems and telephone.

Fiber optic communication is a key player in broadband Internet access. It makes transferring information over long distances more cost effective than copper wire technology.

In areas where broadband cable or DSL is not in use, Wi-Fi is installed for community use. A number of municipalities have established municipal Wi-Fi networks to serve the entire city. Wi-Fi is used on a smaller scale to provide Internet access in offices and even for personal use at home.

Mobile broadband has become more and more popular with the massive inflow of Smartphones into the market. Since most of these smartphones are Wi-Fi enabled, a number of public places like shopping malls allow their customers to access their networks. Cafes and restaurants also offer Wi-Fi at a certain price or for free to its customers.

There are a lot of Service Providers that offer very good plans for Broadband packages. These include plans for Business as well as for home use.

Want to know more about how to switch broadband providers or broadband visit www.switchbroadband.co.uk

RSS Applications for the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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If you are an Android user on the go and need to get your daily of news, look no further. There are applications that allow the user to keep up with all of their favorite blogs and news broadcasts. The Android market has a few RSS readers that have made it to the top of Android app user’s lists.

G Reader for example is one of the best reader applications constructed for all Android phones. This application allows users to view all of their favorite RSS feeds. While using a protector, tap RSS feeds with the comfort of secure screen protection. The simple, fast, and intuitive gReader makes keeping up with on the minute news as easy as checking in to any other online account. The gReader is accompanied with excellent features like auto sync, article sharing capabilities, full screen mode, podcast support, and widgets. If you find an interesting RSS online and do not have the time to read it, no problem. This app has an offline reading feature which is great for reading stuff later.

The free of cost NewsRob Android App features a Google Reader sync tool. This application will download RSS, news and articles to your mobile phone. This app also includes a reader option which allows users to read offline. Other great tools that this app provides are category, page markers, and favorite selectors. However, with the paid version of NewsRob, this news reader has additional capabilities like adding side notes to articles of interest and share the article with colleagues or friends over the net.

Pulse reader is another great app that integrates the Google Reader most efficiently, helping you keep up with on the minute news wherever you are. This reader has a elegant reader format in which RSS shows up on your mobile device through square tiles. This feature can significantly compliment visual features of accessories. This application offers greater functionality than other reader programs. With just a single tap on the screen surface of the screen, articles are formatted in smooth readable mobile format. You can also customize your mobile news reading experience with a local directory of news sources.

Buzz Voice is a very nice multifunctional news reader for busy Android mobile users. This app is perfect for sharing prime audio feeds with many friends online and through social networks. And if you are in the middle of other tasks and you do not want to miss the informative and pertinent news, you can just hit the pause button and come back to the cast later. The unique pause feature will stop any audio feed whenever a call comes in. This app is a great way to get news without having to spend time actually reading RSS articles but still get your favorite article news in for the day.

With a case in hand, News Followers can link up to Google News and Twitter feeds. This app works much like Google Alert but will not require you to have an account. News topics can be saved for later viewing and can be deleted whenever you want. If you become interested in the news article that you are reading, you can single tap on the news feed which will direct you to the content writer’s website. This app is wonderful for mobile users who are more interested in keeping up with the Google News service.

Uses of the Google Android Platform

Posted by Dan Edwards on January 31, 2011 under communication | Be the First to Comment

Applications can be built for mobile devices from Googles Android platform which provides open source operating system software for developers. The top ten Android apps created from the Android platform can help users do a variety of tasks.

By the use of Google Maps application cab4me users can call a cab to the place they want with just one click. The GPS locates the users location and also the location of the nearest cab company. Locale is another application with which you mobile phone automatically switches to the vibration mode when you enter your office. It will also forward calls to different groups, based on whether you are at home or in the office. A third among the top ten Android apps is the PicSay which is a picture editor which you can use to highlight, correct colors, add bubbles or even distort pictures.

Softrace is the fourth among the top ten Android Apps which allows you to create live races on bikes, skis or even foot with your friends. Here you can even track your friends progress. The application uses Google Maps API for this. TuneWiki is another social networking application and with this the user can share with his friends the music on his cell phone. Both audio and video is available along with the lyrics of the song that comes along with the music. Social events in the users life can be synchronized by the use of the Wertago which rates the current top entertainment spots in your city.

The seventh among the top ten Android Apps is the Life 360. This is another social networking application whereby the user is able to get information regarding his neighborhood. He can know all the latest event of his local community and family and even get alerted during any emergency in his neighborhood. The GoCart Application is the eighth ranked Android Application by which the user can collect all information regarding the various shops and he can even scan barcodes. This application is created using the GPS enabled Android built-in camera.

Ecorio Application helps you to keep a check on your carbon footprint to know how much you are contributing to pollution when using your car. The last in the list of top ten Android Apps is the Compare Everywhere which helps in comparing prices of products at shops and gauging the quality of the products.

Essential Apps for the HTC Evo

Posted by John Davies on January 28, 2011 under communication, Mobiles | Be the First to Comment

There have been a lot of applications that have been developed for the HTC Evo. Along with the gaming, task-management, and a variety of other mobile apps, music is of course one of the most popular. Whether you want to create and share unique ring tones and music or search and view videos, the screen size and resolution, storage capabilities, and other advanced technological features makes this quad-band smart phone perfect for the development and use of a wide range of music applications. Here is a breakdown of the top 5 music apps available for the HTC Evo. There is a little something for every user, in no particular order.

Slacker Personal Radio has developed a free mobile radio app for Android HTC Evo. It has over 100 preset music and news stations free of charge or you can upgrade to their premium service. Simply choose from one of the wide range of available genres, or pick from thousands of artists and styles and mix for your own custom mobile radio station. They offer fully integrated Twitter capability, cover art and artist bios, and excellent user support. An About.com Reader’s Choice winning app.

Museek is the ultimate smart music player app for the ultimate smart phone technology. As it takes your existing playlist, it’ll use that to give you some recommendations by finding other artists similar to what your taste of music is, all by knowing what’s in your playlist. Museek additionally features a memory mode that remembers skipped tracks, so it will only play the music you want to hear at that moment. It also offers seamless browsing, streaming music, song lyrics, and a visualization technology which can view your music collection in either 2D or 3D, and fully integrated synchronization with other devices using accessories.

Ringdroid is a handy little app for customizing your own ring tones utilizing your existing MP3s or using the record mode to record and mix sounds directly from your phone. It uses touch screen technology for precise cutting and editing on the waveform display screen. When you’re done editing your clip, it is as easy as a finger tap to save to your SD card and import or save on your phone as a music clip, alarm, or notification.

VuClips is a free music video application which is fast and takes full advantage of the large screen and excellent resolution. It has fast downloads and a well-organized library featuring hundreds of artists and clips. An anti-fingerprint screen protector can be found online for about $1 to make sure your screen remains scratch-free and video friendly. An case is another worthwhile and inexpensive purchase to protect your phone and keeps the music flowing.

There are several music composition apps available on the market, but Android Musical seems to be the best pick for a number of reasons. First of all, it offers many of the same pro-quality features in its free version-Android Music Lite- as are available in Android Musical Pro, which is only a few pounds or dollars and has regularly available free updates. It is great app for the professional songwriter to have available on a mobile device featuring a breath-activated pitch pipe, a touch screen 128 instrument keyboard and piano, drums, and a metronome which can utilize note and time-change values,. It can be also be used as a wireless MIDI transmission device. In short, this app has everything you need to be creative whenever the urge strikes and wherever you are.