Tablet computing had plenty of false starts before it became the ubiquitous device it is now. A few decades ago, cellular phones were capable of merely making calls and sending primitive text messages, while companies still had to imagine tablets. Today, smartphones and tablets have turned into sophisticated pocket computers, making the personal computer superfluous for casual consumers.
This month, we’re shining the spotlight on our top five tech obsessions: from a music app that gives you access to over 30 million songs, an app that lets you watch Game of Thrones and other awesome HBO shows on-the-go, earth-friendly headphones, and two powerful smartphones that are light on the budget.
Time was when applying for a job only involved turning in a concise and well-written resumé and coming to an interview dressed appropriately. You were judged on the merits of your interview answers as well as your educational attainment and extra-curricular achievements (for first-time job seekers, at least).
The New Year is always a clean slate for many, with most of us making bold and brash declarations to make the incoming year the best ever. When the smoke has cleared from the all-night revelry and the alcohol has left our system, we mark the first day of the calendar with an unshakeable determination to break our bad habits and reinvent ourselves into our best versions yet.
Jokes and memes on food photography have bloomed on social media, with netizens gibing that people’s food rituals have changed: from praying before meals, they now take photos of their food and post them on Facebook. The practice has spawned gags on local TV, a Tumblr, Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food (https://picsofaznstakingpicsoffood.tumblr.com/), etc. Indeed, with smartphone cameras and artfully presented plates, it doesn’t take a Math genius to put two and two together.
A smartphone without a data plan is like buying a fancy sports car and then driving it on Edsa—you’ll look hot, yes, but you probably won’t be able to make it go full throttle. Sure, you can use a smartphone on Wi-Fi, but you won’t be maximizing its capabilities. Contrary to popular belief, data plans won’t bloat your monthly bill; it might even help reduce it, thanks to the many Internet-based messaging apps available to smartphone users.