November 26, 2011

Google is going to buy Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion


    To increase adoption of the Android OS, Google will buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. To do this Google will shell out $40 per share in cash. As you know, Motorola Mobility is headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois and manufactures hardware for smartphones and TV set-top boxes.  This is a awesome deal for both [...]

Mobile: Not all coverage areas are the same

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  On an earlier post, it was suggested that consumers are focusing at other factors, such as what phones are available, when deciding which mobile carrier to go with. This is not saying that other factors, like network coverage, are not being considered. This is especially apparent when choosing a regional cell carrier. When looking at a [...]

And the winner is.. Android OS!


  According to Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Android OS now makes up 43.4% of all smartphone sales. This is quite a jump from last year’s 17.2% figure. Apple currently now has 18.2% which has a more modest jump from 14.1 from last year. Bad news for Symbian, however. [...]

Security Tip: Stamp your information out as an alternative to shredding

Shredding Identity Theft

Ask anybody that knows me: I am a bit on the paranoid side when it comes to preventing identity theft and keeping my anonymity in general. I’ll make sure that anything that has my name (or address or  phone number or etc) is shredded. This means a lot of mail.. both expected mail and junk mail (I [...]

Review – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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With great CGI effects and character development of the protagonist chimp, this rebooted prequel  makes for a excellent choice for “Planet of the Apes” fans and newcomers alike.

Mobile – Are consumers choosing device over network?

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What are the deciding factors when choosing mobile carriers? Is it “unlimited” data plan prices and speeds? Is it coverage and reliability of the network? Or is it what cool and up-to-date devices that are available? The prerequisites that consumers look for have changed over the years along with the ever shifting technology.