This is from an article on CNET, one of my favourite websites for technology and gadget news, and statistics are based upon ad impressions as tracked by Millennial Media and released in March 2011.
According to the article, while Android is still the leading OS on Millennial Media’s advertising network, Verizon’s adoption of the iPhone has helped boost iOS ranking – rising by 11 per cent since February.
1. Meal Snap: good for those who count calories, this app analyses what you’re about to eat. Take a photo of your meal (before you’ve eaten any of it) and the app provides you with an approximate calorie count.
If seen to fruition, the new law will add a 75-cent monthly tax to Missouri resident’s mobile phone bills. However, while everyone hates new tax, the reasons behind it seem somewhat legitimate, as the tax will go to fund 911 emergency services.
Some taxes are already in place and according to St Louis, St Charles, and Jefferson county 911 call centres, the tax you are seeing goes to the wireless companies for infrastructure, not towards the support and maintenance of 911 services.
If you’ve just purchased a new cell phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, why not consider selling your old cell phone for cash? It’s a quick and easy process, especially when you go through Sell Cell. Simply type in the make and model and press enter; a list of recyclers will come up showing what they are offering for a good condition handset.
According to an article in Australia’s The Daily Star, the government over there is poised to ban the use of cell phones in classrooms. Not because the students are abusing their cells, but because the teachers are.
If you have time, Google Vodafone’s “Evolution of the Mobile” video that was created to advertise Android – a video which takes an old chunky handset and morphs it into a modern smartphone.
The video was produced for Vodafone, one of the UK’s top cellular phone service providers. The technology behind the video is 3D projection mapping, where an object serves as the projection screen, rather than having the traditional flat projection screen hung behind it on a wall. For this video, the screen is a table on which a series of cell phones are placed. According to the write-ups, the 3D projection mapping techniques are being used on a small scale never seen before.