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Office computer phone systems are getting more and more popular with time due to the convenience offered by it. You are not required to dial any sort of area code through the office computer phone. You just have to dial the regular seven digits regardless of the position of the other person to get connected with him or her.
Call Forwarding Feature
Call forwarding is one of the most important features of business telephone. This feature enables the businessmen to be mobile while dealing with the customers through phone. You do not have to be stuck in the office for all day long for performing business. The computer phones offer this feature to the consumers along with the caller ID through which it is pretty easy for the person to know about the caller before picking up the call.
Comparison Between Land Telephone and Computer phone
The land telephone service is known for providing the information about the incoming and outgoing calls through the bill that is to be paid on the monthly basis. However, the data for missed calls is not available with the land telephone service. On the other hand, computer phones provide you with this unique feature through which you can get all the info regarding the calls that have been missed by you due to any reason. There is no additional fee for this feature and you can call back the person who was trying to call you at any time.
Call Waiting Feature
Call waiting is considered as one of the most interesting features offered by the telephone service providers. It is available with a number of services. However, the unique thing added to this feature by the computer phone system is that you are not going to listen to only the beep sound as an indication. Rather you will also see the caller ID and name of the caller while you are on another call. Isn’t it one of the most useful features offered by the computer phone systems? It would be easier for you to make the decision for getting the call or not.
Click to Call
Once you have placed a person on the computer address list, you are just required to click on the name of the person and the number would automatically be dialed by the computer. The interesting name that is given to this feature of computer phone system is the “click to call”. It is a major time savor feature offered by the computer phones. It helps a lot in case of business situation when there are numerous contacts.
Do Not Disturb!
You do not have to save the addresses and the phone numbers into your cell or phone diaries anymore, as the computer phones are going to do the business for you. You can electronically store all the info into it and can access it later. Another interesting feature that is being offered by the computer phones is “do not disturb” feature. Through this you can send the call to the voicemail when you are not interested to attend it. You can even call multiple persons through the computer phones. Call phones are good alternatives. However, there are still some features that are not offered by cell phone but the computer phones.
Through broadband video phone it’s possible to snap participants just be plugging into internet connection and analog phone. To see each other, both parties must possess video phone service. Some stroking features are rotatable camera having LCD screen, programming of caller number, privacy options, option for auto answering, adjustable video, and slide show. These units are very easy to use. Even conference calls are also possible through some units. VoIP technology y is used to transfer videos and graphics. Wireless facilities are also available.
VoIP technology is gaining popularity in last few years, especially in the business community with worldwide setup. Data is compressed and then is transferred between parties. Same technology is used by broadband video phone. Video communication is also possible through VoIP. Now a person can keep in touch with his family and friends by using this technology.
To save money while using video phone services, a user has to subscribe to virtual number by paying a monthly fee. Virtual number is for local phone line; therefore, no extra charges are required for long distance calls. Depending on the cost virtual numbers are of two types, local or country calls and international calls. Few more dollars are required for making international calls. Virtual numbers are used by business having global setup. Fee for domestic or international virtual number is only one time activation and is very reasonable.
Another option is available in the case if user does not want to use analog phone. This option enables a caller to use headset or microphone. Connectivity of microphone or headset should be possible on broadband video phone. Keyboard number allows a person to make a call. Other features offered by this unit are multiuser video conference and software integration for the transfer of data.
It is also possible to connect a TV set to video phone service. Before buying, a user has to make it sure that this facility is available. Through wireless system it is possible to connect all computers available, without using wire network. A consumer can buy the unit which can allow the connectivity of headset or analog phone. Compatibility with other unit also requires consideration.
Sometime net surfing makes a user confused. However, extensive information of broadband video phone is available on many sites. Customer services are provided by many sites, if a consumer has some unanswered question. Miscommunication is also possible between consumer and retailer, so a consumer must get sufficient answer. Warranty is also provided by many units. Simple installation tip are also claimed to be provided online. But they are usually not simple for a consumer. Return policy should be checked before any purchase.
Video Call On Cell phones:
Video phone service is now also available of cell phone. However restriction includes network limitation. Both parties are to be situated in the network where video sharing is possible. Through advanced technology it is possible now to see a person while calling for long distance. Both parties need to be subscribed with a server plan enabling the person to use service. However, usually bill goes in the account of sender. Billing of this service is very inexpensive. By logging in a user can get all the required information.
Wireless internet access has made it possible for their users to operate a laptop computer to its maximum performance. Nowadays portable computers are more in use so for that they surely want their web connections to wireless internet access. Advance technology has enhanced the business structure by increasing productivity and accuracy. Moreover it surely saves time of the employees and the management with wireless internet access.
Mobility Of Internet
It has become so common that users can have internet access everywhere they go around the globe. For those who want to use internet all the time can now take their laptops with wireless internet access everywhere. With modern technology marketing and industries are being modified. Due to laptop wireless internet access there is no need to be dependant on wires; it can be used anywhere like offices, schools, public places etc. Moreover it can be moved freely anywhere without the problem of wire.
For connection only thing required is wireless service with the coverage area. Offices use network providers and ISPs for internet access. On the other hand in homes internet service is provided by using gateways to networks connecting with small electronic devices. Adding to this Wi-Fi has increased the access to internet in public areas and in offices. Through this users can log in with Wi-Fi facility available in location nearby. Customers are amazed by the incredible speed and the accessibility of the wireless internet access.
Availability Of Wireless Network
With passing time new technologies are rapidly being introduced in the market; making internet access easier and more reliable. Hotspots have added more convenience for businessmen especially for those who travel all the time can easily log in anywhere with wireless LAN connections. Salespeople and dealers can now save their time while waiting for their flights at terminals with notebook wireless internet access. Read More
We can easily explore any desired song as technology is giving us unlimited ways to do so. We do not need to bother by the search of music as it is available at our fingertips. We just have to find out ways in order to get the most out of our music-listening experience. Below is given description about the best gadgets which are not only well-made, but also ideal for anyone who value the clear music sound and high quality.
1. Jawbone Jambox:
This is another ingenious device from the makers of Jawbone headset. It is basically a portable wireless bluetooth speaker, which assures you of clear, room-filling sound. It has also got a fitted microphone that even functions as a speaker phone for conference calls.
2. TDK Boombox:
It looks like as if it is from the past as it has a USB and RCA auxiliary ports that can attach to your music source. But it is really a wonderful attention gaining update. You can still tune to AM/FM radio, but it includes touch sensitive-buttons in spite of old analog switches.
3. Beats Studio:
This particular gadget gives assurance regarding amazing clarity, power and deep bass to all those, who are locating over-the-ear, noise-canceling headphones. It takes almost three years of research and development to make these headphones. It has also got a iPhone enabled headphone cable with already fitted microphone and answer button, which enables you to switch from listening music to talk on your phone.
4. Djay App:
There are a lot of ways to enjoy music on iPad, but there is another amazing app which is of real concern to you if you are a music lover. This is called Djay app as it converts your iPad into a complete DJ system. It puts together effortlessly your entire iPod music library. You have the feeling of twisting on turntables instead on your iPad.
5. Shure SE425 Sound-Isolating Earphones:
Those music lovers who merit not only a clean but also a precise and stable sound can find this device an incredible one.
Samsung has just added a new tablet to its lineup for Galaxy Tab Series. Its new edition is called Galaxy Tab 10.1. In my humble opinion, it is a total failure. A disaster for the company and disappointment to fans all over the world.
The design is good, sleek and stylish. But in an attempt to compete with iPad, It made loads of compromises on functionality and usability. It is not a phone and its not a computer as well, so what is it good for? Browsing the internet! Yeah, you can do that on it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has Flash enabled browser. That’s great. But the good news stops here… For everything else, you need an adapter. I hate lists but here is my list of things I hate and love about new tablet.
Things I Love about Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Its Andriod 3.0 HoneyComb
- It has WiFi Built-in
- It has Flash Support so web browsing is great
- It is light-weight
- It is slim
- It is cheap
- It multi-touch
Things I hate about Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- It has short battery Life
- Back Camera is 3.0 Mega Pixel and front is 2.0
- No GPS
- No Mobile Network
- No 3G Network , No Edge Connectivity
- No USB Port
- No SD Card Slot
- No HDMI Output
- Non Standard Charger Cable 30pin
- No Stylus
- No TV out Cable
So verdict is out, I have 11 reasons to hate and only 7 to love the new Galaxy Tab 10.1. I will not have it even if someone pass it as a gift to me.
Blackberry has launched new BlackPad tablet along with their new operating system. But there is a minor fault that we don’t know the real name of this product we call it so because RIM have announced it. As they have announced it they called it professional tablets this means that it has established for the users that are already using the BlackBerry smart phones. This combination means the transfer of data on the bigger screen. This can be done using Bluetooth connection. Through all this we can’t say that playbook is only for the users of Blackberry. By its specifications we can know that it contains a 7 inch screen, 1GHz core CPU etc. Here are some more specifications of this product of Blackberry:
- BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
- 7” LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multitouch and gesture support
- 1 GB RAM o 1 GHz dual-core processor
- Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
- Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
- HDMI video output
- Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
- Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
- Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java.
We can’t say that it is only a business tablet but it is in the competition with iPad on the basis of its specifications. But not on the battery life which is not explained by RIM’s. But it should be nearer to iPad’s battery life that is 10 hours. Read More
Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble is considered to be the only competitor for Amazon Kindle DX and Amazon Kindle 3rd generation readers in the market. Without wasting time, the company has launched the 2nd generation Nook eReader named NookColor. These eReader are based on different approach and are a big step ahead.
When we compare the previous model of Nook and different models of Kindle with the latest NookColor we observe that the screen is big 7 inches and fully touch sensitive. The software is also improved and upgraded to Google Android Os 2.1 éclair. Although you cannot install ordinary Android application still some applications which are provided by Barnes and Noble are supported. Honestly that doesn’t make much difference because it is only a dedicated media reading device.
As it is clear from the name that the eReader is related to reading which means that library is essential. Barnes and Noble have provided us almost 2 million reading different reading materials which cost $ 9.99 at maximum. They have also provided us ease of selection. We can read the books for some time before making our choice and purchasing the material. You can also subscribe magazines. A trail period of 14 days is provided for any magazine you like. This a great feature because now can check whether the book or magazine is suitable for you or not. The company has also promised his customers that they will provide downloadable Enhanced Nookbooks including illustrations.
What’s It Good For?
Although the main feature of eReaders is reading stuff still it provides its users entertainment like surfing on internet, get connected online through social networks, listening to your favorite music and playing many games. NookColor is closer to IPad and many tablets to some extend but the eReader is not a replacement of your notebook. You also have to carry a notebook along with any eReader device.
We easily understand the difference between models and devices by considering few stats such as:
The screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad, 3rd Gen Kindle and Nook Color are 6” diagonal, 9.7” diagonal, 6” diagonal and 7” diagonal whereas Touch screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad and Nook Color are 3.5” color, 9.7” diagonal, and 7” diagonal correspondingly. Read More
Motorola has finally launched the much anticipated Tablet of 2011. Motorola is known for the smart gadgets. Motorola cell phones have already gained the very attention of millions of consumers in US. The brand value of Motorola has increased in the recent years. For a couple of months, it was expected that Motorola would get involved in the tablet game—that wasn’t beyond the realms of possibility—and happily, Motorola has now launched the Xoom tablet officially.
Features Of Xoom Tablet
The headline of Xoom Tablet is “It supports the Android 3.0 Honeycomb”. One finds the features spellbinding: 10 inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio (1280 x 800 pixels); Tegra 2 dual core CPU with 1 GHz processing; 1 GB RAM and 3G data modem, which can be upgraded up to 4G, given the availability of the chipsets. And, to everyone’s surprise, one will be able to upgrade their 3G Xoom from an authorized dealer in a matter of minutes and there’ll be no need of purchasing a new model—Motorola says so. Read More
The App Store has brought out a bunch of apps for the iPad. While there are many that were already available for the iPhone, they will look much better in the larger iPad. There are many new ones too. The costs are a bit high to what you would usually find in the App Store.
1. News and Social
NYT Editor’s Choice:
This app shows you what the ‘New York Times’ looks like on the iPad. It is free. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This app shows you how the ‘USA Today’ looks like on the iPad. This is free but there may be hidden subscription charges.
The Wall Street Journal has launched an app to allow its followers on iPad to read the paper. It is a free app. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This is a really good app. It includes video, image and text content as well. It has an unorthodox design. This is another free app.
NPR for iPad:
This is a digital version of the NPR. There is text and photo news along with the audio. It is a free app.
The tease at the App Store hints that this is not only a magazine scan. Rather it has been influenced by the amazing concept that surfaces in December. This app costs $5.
This old broadcaster is now on iPad with its very own app. There is all the BBC’s news coverage. This includes print, video and radio.
The app for all of you with a business sense. Your iPad can become a finance terminal with this app. It is free for now.
You can use your Stumble Upon account for simple link sharing and discovery. It is a free app.
The app that lets you save anything that you have come across online in a cleaned-up format for later use. It costs $5.
NewsRack worked great for the iPhone as an RSS reader. The great news is that if you have already paid $5 for the iPhone version, then the iPad download is absolutely free.
Feeddler is a free app that will cover all the basics if you do not want to spend money for a feed reader.
Some of you might not like the RSS readers. If that is the case, then Fluent is your thing. It will make your daily news to be a little guided into a single interface. This app is free.
The app that will make you an expert weatherperson. It includes prediction and reading. It is free.
Tweet deck worked great with the iPhone. It takes the column-based desktop app, and adapts it to the iPhone’s screen. The end result is in either two column (a portrait) or three column (landscape) modes.
AIM is the AOL’s instant messaging app. It looks pretty stunning. This app is free.
The app that will let you do some serious multi-protocol messaging. That includes Live, Facebook and Yahoo, among others. This app is for $10.
This app provides localism. Find out what is going on around your sofa, right from your sofa. It is free.
Foursquare on the iPad might sound like a strange idea now. Yet it won’t seem so strange the next time you are in Starbucks, with your iPad. This app costs $2.
While the Craiglist website is a disaster, the Craigslist iPad app looks great. It is free.
2. Entertainment and Video
An app that provides Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi. You should first have a NetFlix account that costs around $9 a month these days. After that, you can have thousands of brilliant TV shows and movies in your hand. The app is free.
ABC Player is one of the first TV apps available in the store. It has made a promising start. It provides an amazing slick interface for the ABC video content that is available on their website. This app is free.
An app that turns your iPad into a comic book for real. It provides a free reader but the comics have to be paid for.
iBooks is the Apple’s ebook store. It is the best thing yet for iPad ebooks. There is no competition for now, but Amazon and Barnes will be hoping to change that soon.
NBA Game Time Courtside:
An app that provides you with a full and interactive dashboard for all the basketball games that you watch. It is a joy for all the basketball fans. It is absolutely free.
MLB At Bat:
It is an app that enables you to watch the live games like the iPhone version. The extra bit added is that it simulates the games you are unable to watch due to blackout or licensing issues. There are also statistics at hand. It costs $15.
For all of you out there who like to eat, drink and sleep sports, this is the app for you. It provides a constant feed of sports information. There are the specific game scores like on the iPhone app, but the iPad app has been enhanced to include scores of columns, frames and panes. If you love sports, it costs a mere $5.
Yahoo Entertainment pulls info from the vast network of Yahoo sites. It has complete TV listings, videos and entertainment news. It has been amazingly designed, and it is free so it is definitely worth a download.
SoundHound is a song recognition app with a difference. It has an immensely fast recognition engine. It does not only ID any music that is playing, but also provides lyrics, charts, music discovery and full playlist playback. The charts are based on what people are Idling and not based on buying statistics. It is for $5.
It is an app that provides song recognition. Still, it will not recognize your own singing voice or humming like SoundHound can. Also, the song recognition ability is not as good. Still, it is a free app so you can try it.
The Pandora’s iPad app is sticking to its basic customized radio feature. It provides artist info along with your playlists. Read More
The Kindle holds the title of the best selling product of Amazon.com in the last year. What makes it so good is that it is widely considered the best e-book reader. The 3G version comes for US $189, and the Wireless Fidelity comes for only US $ 139. The product has a very chic look and a 6 inch screen. The battery time is also quite high and can last for almost a month.
What really makes the Amazon Kindle unique is that it is the only e-book reader who has so many features and applications. The ever popular gadget is a very happening product, and that is why it deserves some spotlight. Every gadget is incomplete without its accessories and supplementary items. The Kindle too have created a lot of hype in the consumer market, and that prompted companies to manufacture newer accessories. The Kindles accessories make e-book reading even more enjoyable and easier. The following are the best Kindle covers, cases and accessories out there that consumers would want to know about.
Kindle Lighted Leather Cover:
This product is what Amazon itself created for the Kindle; it is called the Kindle Lighted Leather Cover. The leather cover has a very normal look yet it is a cool accessory to have. The cover has a light for reading in low light. The source of power for the light is the Kindles own battery. This is a compartment within the case that contains the LED light slide. The cover is made of leather from the outside and on the inside, there is soft micro fiber that protects the Kindle’s screen from scratches. Setting up the whole thing will not take more than half a minute. It is fairly easy to handle. The Cover comes in seven colors that include black, burnt orange, hot pink, apple green, burgundy red, chocolate brown and steel blue. The retail price is US $ 59.99.
Kindle Leather Cover:
Some consumers might think that the Kindle lighted leather cover may be too expensive. The Kindle Leather cover is a good substitute for the Lighted version and also comes in at a lot lesser. Retail price is only US $ 34.99 making it much cheaper than the lighted one. Like the cover mentioned before, this one is also an Amazon official. Coming in the same seven colors this version is the same. It is even set up in the same way as the other. E-book readers! Be on the look out for this product. It’s good value for money, and it serves the purpose it is designed for.
The Belkin Grip Kindle Sleeve:
The Belkin Grip Kindle Sleeve is fundamentally different than the Amazon ones in a few ways. First, it is manufactured by Belkin, a computer hardware company and not Amazon. Secondly, it is not a cover at all. Rather it is a sleeve case that you can carry with the Kindle. The Kindle stays safe during traveling, etc. It is available in different colors, including purple plum, coral pink, black and midnight blue. The outside of the sleeve is designed to give a firm hold, and the interior is made up of material who can provide some protection and safety to the product. All this comes in at US $ 24.99.
M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket:
This product is a black cover that comes with leather exterior and micro-suede interior to make the experience of e-reading better for the customer. It holds the kindle with four holding points. Another book lighter called the M-Edge e-Laminator can be bought a US $ 19.99 to help read in places with less light. Read More