Friday, March 23, 2012

Free Batterylife issues and Tatoos, Slow Internet at the Olympics and the Weather

Ahh friday the best day of the week if you ask me, and this Friday we have quite a bit of news for you guys and girls so lets get going!

Let's get into this and the first piece of news is to do generally with smartphones. This is about a study made showing that free apps use up more battery than paid app because of adverts most free apps used adverts not only battery life was used up but so was a bit of data so if you have a small data cap you have to be careful! in studies it was shown that adverts took up to 75% of battery life compared to the app itself! Verdict? It's worth spending a little bit more to get the non advertised version most adverts have as it will save you lots of money in the long term!

Magnetic tattoos that also vibrate to give you alerts about your phone? Crazy or what? This has been put forward my Nokia in a patent that read:
"Examples of... applications may be low battery indication, received message, received call, calendar alert, change of profile, eg based on timing, change of time zone, or any other," 
I personally think that: A) all these patent rows are getting annoying B) Who would be this erm.... CRAZY?!?! Well I guess it's down to personal choice but it's not for me.

Meanwhile, back in England, as we know this year London are hosting the Olympics and there have been fears that the wifi to be provided at the Olympic venues will be unable to cope with all the tourists coming from around the world for not only the Olympic but for the tourist hotspots as well. I personally thing that the government and the service providers will need to pull it out of the hat to get a fast and reliable service to everyone this summer at, or around the Olympics.

The last piece of news this week is that google have submitted the idea of weather based advertising as well as your position and what you buy etc. I think this will be very useful because if you need an umbrella whilst it's raining you will be able to know thanks to an advertisement.

Well this has been an action (and patent) filled week so thank you for reading and I end with the question of : Do you think the "vibrating Tattoo" will take off and if so will you be getting one? Comment below!

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