Mobiles have become one of the most useful and widely used forms of technology in the present age. People use it for all kinds of purposes other than just for calling each other. Mobiles are used to access and send emails, use social media, install all sorts of apps, play games, take pictures, and record videos. There is a wide range of types of mobile devices, including PDAs, iPods, cellular phones, Bluetooth devices, and wireless data networks. Mobiles connect to the internet and provide the users with access to it using WAP. The range of bandwidth on the 3G technology is high that is why users can efficiently get the information.
Mobiles have assumed the role that was traditionally associated with computers as we can not only communicate, but also read online books, newspapers, and watch the television. The Metalanguage, which serves the purpose of communicating the data and which is used to develop the applications, is XML language. Mobile technology assists a student in academic works in a variety of ways.
The Functionality of Mobiles for Students
Students find the integration of mobile technology into the educational system beneficial and useful. Since mobiles are pocket-size and handy, they can be taken anywhere and provide more convenience of use than the laptops. Mobile devices allow for the downloading and reading of e-books. Some students use their mobiles as USB devices. They save their assignments and documents and download or print them whenever they need.
Mobile technology is more reliable for carrying the soft-copies of documents. Their tendency to malfunction like USBs because of viruses is very less. The materials can easily be accessed in the destination folders any time they are needed. Likewise, they can share the files with their friends and group-mates using the free Bluetooth feature.
Mobile phones are increasingly being improved with the integration of technologies that are helpful for the students. Universities commonly establish online portals and provide the students with their accounts so that they can download the course content, upload their assignments, and access the online university library. Students can get paper help without actually visiting the university library because all of the required research papers can easily be downloaded from the online portal. These portals are beneficial for promoting efficient communication across the student groups and between the teachers and students. Teachers take attendance of students using the online portals, and students can also see their performance assessment forms online using their mobiles.
Mobile Technology Keeps Data Secure
Mobile phones are particularly useful for carrying and securing sensitive information. Students also use mobile phones to make online transactions. They have installed the apps of their banks in the mobiles and can safely access their online bank accounts from the convenience of their classrooms or their flats.
Mobile technologies that the university students can use include SMS, Global System for Mobile communication known as GSM, 3G technologies, XML, and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). Everything ranging from the mobiles to the apps containing sensitive, private, and personal information is password-protected. If a student repeatedly enters the wrong password, the app denies access to online banking after four to five unsuccessful attempts, and the user has to contact the bank to grant access to the app.
Handy Solutions Offered by Mobile Technology
Mobile phones are integrated into the modern lifestyle in a way that they surpass even the laptops in their usability. Students who are going on a bus and want to revise the course content in one last before appearing for the exam can easily browse it on their mobile phones. There are charging backup devices to ensure that they don't run out of battery when they need mobile phones the most. There are distinct software programs in mobile phones that allow for video making, editing, and streaming. Many students make presentations using the apps on their mobile phones.
Owing to the huge usefulness of a mobile phone for a student, educational institutions should make the necessary changes in their systems to allow for increased integration of mobile phones. One way this can be achieved is by recording all lectures. Many universities already engage in this practice. Recording the lectures makes it possible for the management to upload them on the online university portals. Students find it convenient to play the videos from there. Not only the videos are helpful if a student missed a lecture, but they are also useful for the students who did attend the class but couldn't grasp a concept. Mobile technology plays a vital role in the future of education.
While the Galaxy Note 8 will obviously continue to be the talk of the town for months to come, the thing that must have caught your attention in the headline is most likely "Qualcomm Snapdragon 836!" Although we did see Qualcomm release two flagship chips last year; the SD 820 and the SD 821, it didn't seem like something that they would continue to do in the future as well. However, a new report is suggesting that the SD 836 will be a higher powered version of the present day SD 835 and it will be released by the end of the year.
Allegedly, the Snapdragon 836 will have a CPU clock speed of 2.5GHz and the GPU (which will most likely be the same Adreno 540) will boast of a 740MHz clock speed. If the American version of the Note 8 is powered by the SD 836, then does it mean that Samsung will release a newer Exynos chip with the Note 8? Probably not. Samsung just releases one chipset every year in the premium segment and there have been no indications to suggest that they will take a different route this year. As pointed out by the source itself, all of this should be taken with "a pinch of salt."
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
TEENA recently certified a device - Samsung SM-W2016 which is essentially a flip phone with the power of the mighty S6.
The flip phone sports a glass back with curves on the side that gives the feeling of the S6 edge. It has two identical screens both inside or outside and 3.9" Super AMOLEDs with 768 x 1,280px resolution (383ppi). That's not as good as the specs offered by S6, but the SM-W2016 measures 120.4 x 61 x 15.1mm, which is not bad for a flip phone. But 200g weight is obviously more than expected. Anyway, the performance is improved with an octa-core processor (supposedly the Exynos 7420) and 3GB of RAM along with 64GB of in-built storage. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop (Samsung is yet to upgrade to Marshmallow).
Just like the screen, the camera also got a demotion. There's an 8MP/1080p primary snapper on the back (with a heart rate sensor) and a 5MP camera to take selfie. I'm quite confident that with a flip you can also use the camera on the back for selfies. The T9 keypad below the screen resembles older design and a SIM switch button placed above, suggests that it might be a dual-SIM phone.
The Snapdragon 820 SoC is right now the most powerful chipset that's powering Android smartphones in the market, but rumor has it that an even more powerful processor is on its way from Qualcomm and it may power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6. If the rumor is true, then the Galaxy Note 6 might just become the most powerful phablet ever created. If we were to take a cue from Samsung's earlier releases in regard to the Note series, then the Galaxy Note 6 will probably be revealed somewhere in between August to September.
Although nothing has been officially confirmed yet, the SD 823 SoC is supposedly made up of 64-bit class Kryo quad core processors, a Hexagon Digital Signal Processor and the Adreno 530 GPU clocked at 720MHz. While the customers in the US will be able to enjoy the raw power of the 823 SoC (if the rumors are to be believed of course), the international variants will probably be powered by an Exynos processor. We have already seen the trend starting with the S7 and S7 Edge this year.
In other specifications, the Note 6 may sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution. It is also rumored to be backed up by 6GB of RAM, but the chances of seeing a 4GB RAM variant is much higher. The S7 has a very good camera and the Note 6 will supposedly see an even more improved camera performance with the help of something that is termed as Super Optical Image Stabilization System. Other standard features like water and dust resistance, along with the hybrid secondary SIM card slot/micro-SD card slot from the S7 series will almost certainly make their way onto the Galaxy Note 6 as well. We will keep you posted on this as things develop.
Changing Power buttons are a reflection of design trends in modern technology. When smartphones first came almost a decade ago, nearly every phone had a power button the top of the device. As screen sizes become bigger, and that top edge went higher and higher in the position beyond the reach of a normal user's hand, the power button re-positioned to the side of the device. When screens grew larger and home buttons went extinct, the power button got built-in fingerprint sensors. And Apple is no different: the iPhone power button experiences the same trends.
So when Apple completely removed the home button, it made two significant changes about the power button, too. First, the power button on the iPhone X is twice as big as its predecessor, so it's always easy to press it. And it now activates Siri when held down, instead of offering the shutdown prompt (the other main function of the iPhone home button). Both of these shifts make sense and was approved by users with open heart. iPhones were getting bigger, and making the button easier to press is a natural extension of that. And as the last major button left on the phone, having the power button trigger Siri was essentially the only option.
It was a difficult-to-adjust change at first, but the difference is a positive one, I think. I use Siri for simple things like setting alarms and adding reminders to return Amazon packages far more than I did to turn off my phone. And putting that function in the power button - which I nearly always have a thumb on when holding my phone, even more so than the home button - makes it even more accessible. Plus, the bigger button is just more enjoyable to press, especially on brand-new devices when the click is still nice and crisp.
HTC's Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi has announced in a tweet that Android 4.4.3 is coming to Verizon's version of the HTC One M8 on Wednesday, September 10th. In addition to the higher release number, the over-the-air update will also include the long-awaited Extreme Power Saving mode.
This update will land a week after the feature arrived, ironically, on Verizon's version of the HTC One M7. With this OTA, a feature that debuted with the global launch of the M8 will have managed to hit every other version of the handset and last year's flagship before making it to Verizon's. Even for the Big Red, that's something to be proud of.
Do you need a phone with a bigger battery size but with a less price tag? Motorola has recently unveiled the Moto G8 power lite, an affordable phone with a huge 5,000mAh battery. Just a couple of months ago, the company introduced the Moto G8 Power smartphone. The Lite version offers almost the same specifications but comes with a reasonably impressive price that is less than $200.
The device has a 6.5-inch HD+ display, the Moto G8 Power lite is powered by the powerful MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The device comes with an expandable storage option that allows you to increase the storage up to 256Gb with a microSD card. As this is a power device it lives up to its name by featuring a high-capacity battery but relies on a micro USB port with charging at up to 10W speeds.
When it comes to the photography section, the device doesn't take it lite. At the rear side, you will find a triple camera array that has a 16-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel macro lens, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera has an 8-megapixel lens and is housed within a display notch. There is also a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner to open the phone using biometric prints.
The only drawback here is that the device is still relying on the older version of Android Pie rather than Android 10 out of the box. Moto isn't very good with software updates and that makes us wonder that if the users will get the updated OS anytime sooner or not. The company has launched the phone in two amazing colors - turquoise and blue. It will be soon available for sale in selected markets like Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania over the coming weeks.