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There’s no doubt that my iPad has saved me money in a lot of ways. It has kept me entertained on long layovers where I might otherwise have spent time browsing the airport shops and I have streamed tons of movies and TV shows from it so that my cable bill will soon be obsolete. However, there are also plenty of ways in which my iPad has cost me money, which is a good thing to keep in mind before you buy one (or give one as a gift).
Music.iTunes is great because I usually don’t have to buy an entire album if I hear a song I like and want to download it. The prices are reasonable, but there’s no doubt that those little purchases add up.Being able to pull the trigger on a purchase in a matter of seconds rather than having to trek to the store to do so has definitely increased this line item in my budget in recent years.
Books. There are tons of free books out there to read on my Kindle app, but when I hear everyone talking about a great new read, I usually want to hop on the bandwagon and read that instead.Though digital versions are less expensive than print, I find myself using the library far less often and spending a lot more on reading than I have in the past.
TV & Movies.There is no doubt that the iPad has been amazing for helping me catch up on old TV shows or helping me avoid a rental fee from my cable company’s On Demand menu. However, my Netflix and Hulu subscriptions are still an added expense that I didn’t have a few years ago.When I have a long flight without Wi-Fi ahead of me, I often end up paying to download a movie or TV series from iTunes to keep me entertained.
I don’t tend to buy too many apps and my iPad doesn’t have 3G, so those costs haven’t been as significant for me. In general, I think most would agree that the iPad will change your life for the better, but just remember, it may come at a cost to your budget!
Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for the online short-term loan company called QuickQuid. QuickQuid provides hassle-free online loans and is one of the UK’s most trusted online lender. At her blog, AnnieIdea.com, you can get tips on how to take any idea and make it easier or cheaper to complete.
The European company Yamaha launched a new headset headset designed for everyday use, the HPH-PRO 300. The design is elegant urban, with slight curves and a touch of color that gives them sparkle. Above all premium ergonomics, without sacrificing sound quality. The Yamaha HPH-PRO 300 capsules coated pads are soft and flexible, and feature a padded headband and adjustable to ensure not only comfort but also better isolation from external noise.
They weigh just 200 grams, and feature 40mm speakers able to provide a powerful and realistic sound with deep bass. Technically, provide a frequency response of between 20 and 20,000 Hz, a sensitivity of 107 dB and an impedance of 53 ohms. Are provided with a cable length of 1.2 meters with remote control and microphone, so that we can use as handsfree and manage various functions of Apple devices.
That is, the user can receive and answer calls, track progress and control the volume at will with a quick gesture. The Yamaha HPH-PRO 300 can be folded for easy transport when you travel on hard case included, and are available in three different colors: white, black and blue
Sprint is the first major U.S. provider to announce an exact release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note II . The phone will be available from October 25, in two colors: white and metallic gray. Sprint is asking 299.99 dollars for it (of course, in the contract).
As we all know, the Note II HD screen has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, LTE connectivity, S Pen, quad-core processor (Exynos) of 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 1.9 MP front camera and a rear camera 8 megapixel.
Unlike the LG Optimus G – another high-end, that will soon Sprint (November 11 to be exact), the Samsung Galaxy Note II runs Android 1.4 Jelly Bean from day one.
After a while, T-Mobile could finally get what every great wireless company in the United States would have (always) in its catalog: the iPhone.
According to CNET , an analyst at Morgan Stanley (Nick Delfas) has sent a note saying that most likely the T-Mobile subscribers could aspire to an iPhone early next year (2013). Recall that T-Mobile is the only company in the United States that does not offer Apple’s iPhone.
These days almost everyone wants to know the future course of Apple iPad Mini , without the rumors are true will be announced on October 23 and released on November 2.
The release date comes from 9to5mac account on Twitter, the site notes that only has “heard rumors”, but for the moment nothing is confirmed. As some may know, Apple company has been used to implement each of the devices on a Friday, a week after his announcement, and on November 2 falls in line with that trend.
If all goes as it has budgeted, Apple will release the iPad Mini on 23 October by a press conference. It is hoped that this new and tiny gadget offers a 7.85-inch screen, a thin aluminum casing and a starting price ranging from $ 249 up to $ 299.
Beats, the audio company sponsored by rapper Dr. Dre , unveiled its new wireless speaker (Bluetooth) in pill form, comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and a microUSB connection for recharging as often as desired.
The sound system supports multiple codecs and technologies, including AAC and apt-X.
It also comes with a tap for NFC connectivity and battery promises up to seven hours with the volume cranked to 75%.
Pill Beats will be on sale with a price of $ 199.99. It comes in three color options: black, red or white.
Google sent invitations to the media (last night) for an event Android scheduled for October 29 in New York. It is widely speculated that the company based in Mountain View announce new smartphones Nexus and an updated version of its popular Android operating system.
Previous reports have suggested that Google is planning to launch Nexus branded smartphones from the most recognized manufacturers, including Samsung and Sony. The invitation gives little details of what the Internet giant will release, however, we are very aware of everything that comes after this event happen.
The company Apple has gone a long way since it was founded in the 1970s, but has not had an easy road (as many have come to believe). While still very young (in the 90s), Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy by serious economic problems, but with the help of Steve Jobs shortly after he recovered and consolidated (with the passing of time) as the most valuable company in the history of the United States.
There are countless ways to review the history of the firm from Cupertino, California, but an interesting new retronaut recently emerged. The site recently gathered a collection of 75 print ads created by Apple and its partner agencies, between 1975 and 2002.
The result is a fascinating timeline that illustrates the change in design aesthetics of Apple’s strategy. Some of these old ads we can see after the jump, and the whole collection can be seen on the website retronaut .
Google announced a new Chromebook manufactured by Samsung . The new Chromebook will sell for $ 249, making it the cheapest on the market. It is powered by an Exynos 5 Dual ARM, also this comes with a 11.6-inch display, 2GB RAM, Wi-Fi, two USB ports, HDMI output port, internal memory with a storage capacity of 16 GB, Bluetooth connectivity, and a battery capable of providing up to 6.5 hours
The portable Google also promises a boot in less than 10 seconds and buyers receive up to 100 GB of storage (free) Google Drive during the first two years.
Casio Japan is preparing to launch new G-Shock watches that will allow users to control their smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0. Of course, this is not a new concept – for example, Sony already has watches that can interact with an Android smartphone.
According to The Korea Herald , upcoming Casio wristwatches check allows incoming calls, emails or texts. Moreover, a special button on an alarm clock on your Smartphone, so you can locate it if it is out of place.
The image above is part of an old Casio G-Shock – not a new model.
It is unclear whether the new Casio watches will be able to control smartphones only Casio , or also from other manufacturers. But we will know more about this in October, when the first group of teams is released on the market.