There is a new frenzy about touch screen mobile phones: touch or not touch? That’s the question my friend…
What are the strength and weaknesses of touch phones?
Touch screen is still a recent technology and some progress has to be made in order to be successful. Apple has it right and its touch screen technology is amazing but there is still progress to be made. If you want to write a long message, you can’t beat a real keyboard. Touch screen is intuitive for sure but again it’s not that simple. With a keyboard, you have many more options…
I have a blackberry with a real keyboard and I write a lot of messages so I guess touch screen is not for me. It’s a matter of preferences. Just make sure that you are aware of what you like and what you want when you buy a touch screen mobile phone. Enjoy!
You get so many ads right now on TV, magazines, internet or even on your mobile phone about the latest mobile phones. You shoul buy this or you should buy that but you don’t exactly know what is gonna be the right phone for you. It’s not that simple to find the phone that you will enjoy and have fun with.
Here are a few things to consider:
- What is the most important for you: Do you want to use it to make calls, send text messages, emails, pictures? Do you care about social networks (facebook, twitter)? Do you care about games or applications (Rocket Frenzy is a great one…)?
At the end of the day, it also depends on how much you are willing to spend. Phone manufacturers have been able to spend a lot of money on R&D because phone carriers have subsidized them massively.
It’s a matter of either you want to spend a lot of money on your phone or not….
JMT Apps has released its most recent iPhone application, Rocket Frenzy (http://bit.ly/9IUicd), an adventure game which will make your thumbs sweat according to early beta testers.
“If Flight Control and Angry Birds had a forbidden child, it would be called Rocket Frenzy” says publisher of the application, which is currently available for iPad, iPhone and iTouch platforms.
Rocket Frenzy is set in the middle of a raging war between the Evil Red Army and the Blue Freedom Army. As a the head of the Blue Army’s squad of rocket & torpedo launchers, you will have to triumph on seas at the Battle of the Atlantic, fight a guerrilla in the Black Forest and use urban warfare techniques in New York City, standing up against kamikaze-style attacks by the enemy’s boats, planes and submarines. The game also includes a tutorial called “Rocket School” and a “Death Match” mode.
“We believe this is the most awesome thing invented since sliced bread”, argues JMT Apps, “and we eat of lot of bread”, they add.
It might sounds simple but there is a simple way to save a lot of time: use shortcuts!
Let me give you a few shortcuts that are really useful!
5 shortcuts for Firefox:
Ctrl-K – Takes you directly to the search box
Ctrl-L or F6 – Takes you to the URL field to type in a web address (really useful!)
Ctrl-T – Opens a new tab
Ctrl-D – Bookmark the page
Ctrl-+ – Increase font size on any webpage
Ctrl-[-]- Decrease font size
Ctrl-0 [zero] – Returns font to original size
c – compose a new message
#- delete (if a message is useless, just delete it!)
tab + return/enter – send message
u – return to inbox (or previous conversation list)
r – reply
a – reply all
f – forward
e – archive
What are your favorite keyboard or computer shortcuts?
You will save a lot of time by using shortcuts!
1/ Facebook: simple application that gives you access to a simplified version of Facebook.
2/ Twitter fon: you get access to a simplified version of Twitter and you can tweet easily!
3/ LastFM: access last.fm simplified version that gives you access to thousands of songs!!!
4/ Google Earth: you can easily travel anywhere in the world with this app…
5/ Wikiamo: wikipedia in your iphone. It’s a simplified version and it’s a good one!