Should you buy the new ipad 2

indexjThere are some genuinely fantastic deals to be had with the original ipad, so should you rush out and buy the new ipad 2? Lets take a look at what’s on offer…

For gadget lovers all over the world we are now a few weeks into the launch of the new ipad 2 in the UK. So will you be tempted to buy? Or should you stick with the original ipad because there are some great deals to be had?

So the ipad 2 will offer video calling and is up to twice as fast because of a new dual-core A5 processor and of course is thinner and lighter. At around the same price you can see why people may be tempted by the ipad 2.

On the other hand the ipad (original) is available with some great tariffs as mobile operators look to boost ipad sales before the ipad 2 takes over.

Orange is offering 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G version of the original iPad for just 99 on a 24 month contract. Existing customers pay 25 a month, new customers, 27, for 1GB of anytime and 1GB of ‘quiet time’ data, plus unlimited BT Openzone Wif-Fi access. The 64GB version is even better value; 100 less; 249 for existing customers.

Personally I like my laptop to be mylaptop, my mobile phone to be my mobile phone and my desktop PC to be my desktop PC. I like to go running and I certainly would not take an iphone out to listen to music, let alone with an ipad stuck under my arm; that’s what my ipod nano and ipod shuffle are for! Keep things simple when it comes to gadgets that is my thinking. Perhaps that’s just becuase I’m an old fashioned kind of gadget lover…


Mobile Phone Recycling, The Environment And Your Pocket

imagesgSo how does recycling your old mobile phone impact on the environment?

When you recycle something like a mobile phone it creates a circular supply chain. These types of supply chain benefit the environment in a number of ways. They reduce carbon emissions, as there is no longer a need to produce all of the components such as printed circuit boards. This has an effect further back on the supply chain, as less of the primary materials are sourced-so the carbon footprint reduces further.

Another benefit is waste management. At this point emissions are reduced as there is less metal and electronic waste (e-waste) which ends up in the landfill recycling process. Nearly all metal waste can be and is melted down to its purest form and re-used: It is important that we do this to keep scarce natural resources in circulation. Although the waste from your recycled mobile phone still has to be recycled, this it carried out by specialist, private companies and does not impact on government waste management funds.

There is an estimated 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste produced each year which can house harmful components such as lead and cadmium. This waste makes up 5% of all solid waste and with an average lifespan of only 2 years for a mobile phone (in developed countries), it can only increase.

Still think its just too much hassle to recycle your phone?

Perhaps you should think about not only the long term environmental damage e-waste will do to our planet, but the long term damage it will do to your finances. When you choose to throw away your phone with general household waste it is taken away by your local Council. This service is paid for with your taxes and if we continue to increase

Sony Sound Bar System Review

Sony has made the HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar System the key to all of its interconnects so that all you really need is one device to put everything together.

For example, let’s say one purchases a 65-inch Sony HDTV and Playstation III and adds in a set of Sony speakers which leads to the question: how do you connect everything up into one system that uses only one wire to take care of typing all the various pieces together?

The HT-CT150 may be that device. In reality, it is a low-powered HDMI repeater that takes audio and video signals from the pieces of your Sony home entertainment system and it ties them together, using just one cable as the return cable for audio and video.

It’s not a small system. It can’t be small to handle all of the audio inputs that it has to handle (HDTV, blu-ray player, Playstation III, Surround Sound System, 3D system, for example) and bring them back to your speakers with just one wire.

This is the tool that completes your Sony Home 3D system by providing simple interfacing ability yet yielding full surround sound ability at the same time.

The HT-CT150 has the latest decoding technology built-in so that it not only can sync up all of your varied home entertainment systems, but if you have any other Bravia systems – it is Bravia compatible – it is also able to handle syncing the Bravia systems, as well.

The HT-CT150 is versatile in that it can be shelf-mounted underneath and in back of a false front in your home entertainment center. Or, if you don’t mind having it sitting on a shelf by itself, you can also mount it on a shelf in back of your system so that it shows just how important

Battery Comparisons for Blackberry, Android, Apple and Windows Smartphones

You make a plan to meet up with your friends to show off the latest and greatest smartphone that youve just spent a small fortune on. Taking it out for all to view, you hit the power button. Nothing. In a mere few hours since buying the mobile device, the operating system used on the smartphone has drained it dry. To avoid this unfortunate situation, compare the iPhone battery to the Windows, Android and Blackberry batteries.

iPhone Battery Comparisons Apple has made it one of their goals to produce devices with extended battery life times. The iPhone battery life has some of the longest talk times currently on the market. The Apple iPhone 4 has talk times between seven and fourteen hours depending on whether the 3G is turned on. This was an improvement over the iPhone 3 battery with average talk times between five and eight hours. However, the iPhone 4S has an average of six hours of talk time. It is potentially caused by the iOS 5 included on the device. Apple is expected to offer an update to correct this problem.

And the Rest Windows 7 phones use a single core processor which can reduce the drain on the battery life. The Samsung Focus S uses the Windows 7 operating system and users have been able to get as much as twelve hours of heavy usage out of the device before the battery has drained. The Blackberry battery life for the Bold 9780 is six hours of talk time and four hours of talk time on the Bold 9000. The Blackberry Torch battery has almost seven hours of talk time available. Although HTC devices have received some backlash, many of the Android devices from Samsung, Motorola and LG have talk time averages of eight hours or more.

Considerations It is

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Sneak Peek

With the Windows Vista Business operating system Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B is one of the best notebooks to have. It also sports an in-built camera for all those who like to have video chat. There are no color options available with this notebook. It comes in black color.

Key Features

Battery life of a notebook is the major concern for most of you when you look out for one. With Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B you may rest assured on this front. This notebook gives you the optimum amount of back-up. The total battery life is approximately 11 hours. This makes Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B definitely one of the best notebooks on the battery front. The notebook comes in black color giving it a very professional look, hardly giving you a chance to complain. This notebook will impress students as well as business executives in a similar way, because it has style, looks, and even not heavy.


The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B comes with the weight of 1.2 kg which is amongst the lightest laptops available. Its dimensions are 277 x 198.2 x 22.5 mm. It is a very sleek notebook. You will love it when you open it. The flap of Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B is so thin and compact that you can make out that the notebook is not heavy with having a look at it.

For internet and fax utilities, the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ17GN/B is provided with 802.11a/b/g WiFi port and an internal modem with the speed of 56 kbps. The screen size of VGNTZ17GN/B is 11.1″ widescreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 dpi.

Core Information

The memory of the Sony Laptops are the process Cache Memory which is 2048 KB. This form of memory can be considered as an intermediary between the main physical RAM and

Not To Lose Your Wallet And Mobile Phone

It is quite common for people to lose their wallets and important accessories such as mobile phone. Nowadays, majority of people store their most critical data including credit card, ATM card, drivers license, and social security card in a wallet. Likewise, most of the people now use the latest in the mobile phone, and in fact it is more than just an accessory to make and answer calls and may contain in it a number of files, from your most valid business or office information to digital files including music and video files. Hence, it would be quite distressing if any or both of these items are lost or stolen. Here comes the importance of iWallet the high tech cash and credit card wallet launched by Iwallet Corp.

iWallet has been designed in such a way to safeguard your most significant information stored within the wallet, in addition to protecting your most advanced cellular phone. One of the most prominent features of this wallet is that it could be open or accessed only if it recognizes your finger print. In other words, once your finger print is associated with your iWallet, only you could open your iWallet. Thanks to its incorporated biometric scanner. This in turn is beneficial, as it helps you to overcome situations like identity theft and children or someone in your home steal money from your wallet while it is unattended.

As mentioned earlier, iWallet also protects your mobile phone, since it could be paired with selected PDA cellular phones via the Bluetooth Technology. As an outcome, it results in producing an audible alarm, in case if your mobile phone and iWallet is separated by 15 to 30 feet away, thereby alerting you in situations like if you forget or when someone tries to

The Changing Trends In iPhone Application Development

The development trend of mobile applications got activated with the launch of the Apple iPhone. The Apple smartphone has combined the features of a mobile phone and an iPod. It has a very good navigation platform and with the help of these features one can do a lot of activities. You can connect with family and friends from anywhere. As new and updated versions of the iPhone released, development sector has accelerated and expanded. Hence the trend of developing applications for iPhone has also changed much. When applications development began at that time the demand was apps of for personnel and professional purposes, but now the professional section has over powered this section. The iPhone application development has come a long way and with the changes in the characteristics of smartphones, app development has also experienced many changes in trends and types. In the initial development of smartphone application developers had not maintained a relationship of equals between the two sectors. In fact, people were more interested in multimedia applications such as music applications, video applications, gaming applications, etc. They were easy to use and didn’t create much confusion. Moreover all those who were aware of the technology, began to use smart apps more for professional purposes. When applications development started for the iPhone, then there was an equal part between business and entertainment applications. But as the businesses started to grow exponentially and the world rapidly urbanizing, the demand increased for organised communication and greater connection. The iPhone infiltrated new ground and opened new doors for the organization and management, performing their tasks with simple taps and finger strokes. Development of iPhone applications was relatively easy and convenient, managing and resolving the complications associated with professional task. The app developers were able to pick the best and put them

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