Bad Mobile Manners Lead To Rage

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A new poll conducted by Intel reveals that our mobile manners are decreasing. This isn’t shocking. However, there are a few stats that are shocking. This poll surveyed 2,000 people. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 91% of them stated that they believed our “mobile manners” are decreasing year after year. When asked if they had poor mobile manners, only 20% of them replied yes. Upon ready the survey I must say that I was not surprised to see the results. I’m not saying that I condone the use rather that I see such poor manners each and every day. Let me ask you this. Have you ever walked into your local grocery store, favorite restaurant, or stopped to get gas only to have someone standing in front of you with a cell phone glued to their ear? I’m sure you have and you most likely you was in a hurry only to realize the idiot on the phone has no care in the world except for the conversation happening in their own little world. Here is an idea, the next technology breakthrough should come in the form a killing cell phone signals as soon as you enter a business establishment …

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Must Have Political And News Android Applications

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If you’re looking for that app that keeps you connected to the daily news and events that occur in real time then the following applications you may find very beneficial. This is a list of apps that I personally use on a daily basis however, there are one or two that I uninstalled for reasons that I will not go into at this time. The Android phones, which are growing in market share and supported apps, can be host to several politically-driven mobile apps which can help you stay on top of the news and know exactly what is happening around you at all times. If you missed my previous post titled Ten Must Have Android Applications be sure to visit it for other applications that you may find useful. Congress Congress is an open-source community of developers and designers aimed at opening up government to make it more transparent, which is aimed at getting Android users more involved in government. This app empowers you in a way that you feel like you are connected to your local congresswomen and congressmen by finding out where they are and also being able to contact them.  You can also see what they …

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Product Review: Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones

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Recently I found myself tired of my ear-buds that I have been using for both my Zune and Android devices when it comes to listening to my media and I was in the market for headphones that performed well while at the same time was not going to cost me a fortune. The ear-buds worked fine but the quality simply was not there and I had grown tired of hearing every noise that was occurring around me and a good set of headphones would achieve both of these goals. Features Top-of-the-head design for a secure fit and foam ear cushions for comfort 38mm drivers for deep bass; neodymium magnet 87.4% noise reduction Foldable and swivel design for convenient portability Included in-flight adapter makes air travel more enjoyable Frequency response: 30Hz – 20kHz Sensitivity: 102dB/mW Impedance: 40 ohms at 1 kHz Includes carry pouch, in-flight plug adapter, manganese AAA battery and extension cord Review I want to be up front and let you know that I am not a fanatic when it comes to my music as some people are that I know. With that said the price for these headphones was just right which at the time I bought them …

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Microsoft MIX 2010: Day One

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Thank goodness for the live broadcast and Channel9 for a seat from my home to see and hear exactly what is happening at #MIX10. There was a great deal of information provided by Scott Guthrie during the keynote address and I must say it looks like it will be an exciting year for Microsoft developers. The demonstrations and talks were dead on and it is really impressive how serious Microsoft is with the products this year. Just a few key points were: Silverlight market penetration is at 60% currently whereas last year it was at 45%. Windows Phone 7 Series supports the Visual Studio .NET traditional development platform. Windows Phone 7 Series development products are free of cost! Silverlight 4.0 (RC) announced and now you can watch media content full screen while working on other screens. Expression Blend 4 Beta announced. 4.0 will be a free upgrade from 3.0. Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator for Testing ActiveSynch is now a thing of the past. Resources Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Windows Phone 7 Series Training Developing for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight Silverlight Customers Light up the Web Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework v1.1 …

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Win A Microsoft Surface Table

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I recall when Microsoft Surface was first unveiled and I must admit I would love to have one of these sitting in my home? If you feel the same way then now is your chance to win one! The Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch tabletop multi-touch display that uses a camera-based vision system to interact with objects placed on its screen and lets users grab and move digital content with simple hand gestures and touches. The Surface developer kit includes the Microsoft Surface SDK SP1, Windows Vista Business (SP1), and all other software required to develop and test Microsoft Surface applications. Windows Marketplace for Mobile helps developers transform their ideas into profitable new business opportunities. Using familiar skills and comprehensive support resources, you can create unique mobile applications, easily follow them through the certification process, and sell them to millions of consumers all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned mobile developer or relatively new to mobility, Windows Marketplace for Mobile is the mobile application store built with your needs in mind. It’s time to become a mobile developer. If you’re a mobile developer don’t miss this chance to win!