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thingCHARGER: The awesome new charger for ALL your things.

http://www.thingCHARGER.com thingCHARGER is one of those 'Duh - why did no-one think of this before' things. A gorgeous design, an almost invisible way to charge your things.

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8 Ways to Ration Your Mobile Data Usage

8 Ways to Ration Your Mobile Data Usage | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mobile phones make it easy to connect to the Internet, but they can also make it easy for you to outgrow your data plan in a hurry. Try these 8 ways to ration your mobile data usage so you can spend less money on your phone plan.
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JVD's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:03 AM

Some good advice here. Whilst on holiday recently, we found ourselves eating our Data bundles. We take these for granted when in the UK, at home using WIFI, of as part of your tariff, However, it's easy when you are abroad to forget just how much data we use, even simple switching to manual checking of email can save a lot.

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Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For now, we are making smartphone purchasing decisions not just on hardware specs, connectivity and price but even more so on the software and data entanglements of these device.
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Coming in April

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Coming in April | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The new Samsung Galaxy S 4, which was unveiled in New York City on Thursday night, will be coming in April
The company announced during a very theatrical event held at Radio City Music Hall the latest smartphone to its lineup.
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YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature

YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
YouTube updated its iOS app Thursday, adding the Send-to-TV feature it introduced for Android in November of last year.
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Top 10 Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (and How to Fix Them)

Top 10 Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (and How to Fix Them) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sometimes, smartphones can be a boon for your personal productivity, but other times it's amazing how much trouble they have performing simple tasks. Here are ten things your phone probably sucks at, and how to make it work better.
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Apps: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Smartphone

Apps: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Smartphone | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You might not have thought of all you can do with your smartphone. Here are 10 apps with useful functions to help you complete physical-world tasks.
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Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice search from a silly gimmick into a useful productivity tool.
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Report: Smartphone Shipments Overtake Feature Phones for First Time

Report: Smartphone Shipments Overtake Feature Phones for First Time | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time.

 

 

Smartphone shipments overtook feature phone shipments worldwide in the first quarter of this year for the first time ever, according to a new report from IDC.

There were 418.6 million mobile phones shipped worldwide in the March quarter, according to IDC, 216.2 million of which were smartphones. This marked the first time that smartphones represented more than half the market. Smartphone shipments increased by more than 40% year-over-year.

 

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Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy

 

One of the great things about attending Facebook’s events is that one gets to see Mark Zuckerberg mature as a chief executive and hone his presentation skills. And today, he didn’t disappoint in his ability to spin the media corps. It was all claps for “four colors on HTC First” and ideas “inspired” by the likes of Amazon Kindle (ads) and Path. But what he did most brilliantly was obfuscate the difference between an app (Home), the user experience layer and the operating system.

Zuckerberg did that for two reasons: First, to buy his company time to build a proper OS that will come to us in dribs and drabs and then will wash over us suddenly, like a riptide. And secondly, to convince people that ”Home” is just like any other app. Unfortunately, Facebook’s Home is not as benign as that.

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I read this with great interest. Even though I don't write as well as this author, he has been able to express my exact feelings about the new "Facebook Home" app/pseudo android home page enviironment. We all need to be aware of where this is going. 

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Top 10 Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (and How to Fix Them)

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Sometimes, smartphones can be a boon for your personal productivity, but other times it's amazing how much trouble they have performing simple tasks. Here are ten things your phone probably sucks at, and how to make it work better.
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How to Get Rid of Your Old Tablet

How to Get Rid of Your Old Tablet | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

When you’re ready to upgrade from your old tablet, you have a lot to think about. Should you sell or donate it? How do you make sure all of your personal information is safely wIped?

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Best Android Tablets

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The funny thing about tablets is once you have one, you'll use the heck out of it. The problem is, how do you justify the purchase if you haven't owned one?

 

Comparison shopping for new Android tablets can be quite the process if you are new to tablets and/or the Android OS. The funny thing about tablets is once you have one, you will usually use the heck out of it. However, before the purchase many people struggle to find reasons to justify the purchase. I mean, most people think “I have a smart phone and a computer, where would the Android tablet fit into the mix?”

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What to Do With Your New Android

What to Do With Your New Android | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
So you got a shiny new Android for Christmas? Before showing it off to all your Apple-loving friends, the device should be fully optimized at the start. Taking a couple measures ahead of time will make for a better experience later.
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Get comfortable with your new Android device with these "getting started" tips.

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