LG Ready to Slim Down Laptops and Smartphones with AIT Touchscreen Panels

While there is no immediate remedy for the draining battery issues, manufacturers are now focusing on making electronic devices slimmer and sharper with increased resolution.

Boosting the claim, LG has confirmed in a recent press release that they are ready to launch an all new type of display panel in the third quarter of 2015. The company has named the new technology as Advanced In-Cell Touch shortly known as the AIT panels.

One of the biggest reasons that most touchscreen displays including those found in smartphones and tablets are thick is that there is a LCD panel which is covered with a layer on top of it. It adds up to the width which LG aims to remove with their new AIT panel. These panels are powered by sensors that are directly integrated into the LCD screen, making them slimmer, which obviously leads to lightweight laptops, monitors and other types of displays.

LG Touchscreen

According to LG, the new technology will enable manufacturers to shave at least 1 millimeter thickness off any display and it also reduces the weight by 200 grams. The contrast and brightness levels will be much higher because there are no additional layers on top of the LCD to block them.

To start with, the manufacturer will be shipping those screens for notebooks that have 15.6-inch and 14-inch displays. Apart from making them slimmer, LG AIT panels are also optimized to be the best touch friendly devices so that they seamlessly work when paired with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

“With AIT technology, the notebook market will witness a new lease of life with better touch support and thinner design, making it easier to carry them. LG displays have always been the pioneers of latest technology by introducing products with QHD resolution and those that support pen touch. We expect the demand for AIT to soar as soon as the first line up of products hit the market,” said Vice President and Head of Mobile Group, Byeong Koo Kim.

With the advent of tablets and smartphones, desktop PCs and notebooks witnessed a strong slump in the past few years but recent statistics show that people are looking forward to switching back to productive computing devices. By 2019, the laptop and PC market will witness at least 30 percent of growth in sales. A thin display and lightweight build could further boost its reach in the future.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Announced – First Peek At the Specs and Features

Samsung Galaxy S5 was a hit in the Android world. Now Samsung has announced two of its new phones which are Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Galaxy S6 is far better in design than all its predecessors.

This gorgeous smartphone is made of eye-catching fusion of metal and glass. It has a much better feel than the other smartphones of its range. It’s quite compact and can easily fit in your hand. Due to its new premium design, the removable battery option is no more available. It also lacks micro SD slot. The curved sides make the phone look more attractive. The first advantage of the curved edge is that you can assign five different colors to your favorite contacts. When the face is upside down, you would easily know who is calling simply by seeing the color on the edge of the phone. The edge also lets you see notifications, texts and calls without even opening the phone cover.

Galaxy 6 has a beautiful 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which makes the colors of the phone very striking. The phone is quite fast due to its Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB RAM. It is available in 3 different versions 32, 64 and 128 GB according to its storage capability. It has a great 16 MP rear camera with OIS and an excellent 5 MP front camera with 90 degree wide angle lens which is great for taking selfies. Both S6 and S6 Edge have almost the same specs other than the battery and the edge option.

The other features include WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS and GLONASS. It also offers LTE cat 6 300/50. It comes with WPC and PMA wireless charging system due to which it could be charged really fast. S6 has a battery of 2,550 mAh, whereas S6 Edge has a battery of 2,600 mAh. The phone can be fully charged in 80 minutes. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is available in four striking colors; black, white, gold and blue.

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So will the S6 perform well on release? It looks set to and the only real concern is the Apple Watch taking some of the limelight away</a>.

The new S6 phones have many handy camera features like the HDR mode. It has a new tracking autofocus feature which tracks moving objects in a picture. If you double tap the camera, it would launch the camera in just 0.7 seconds. Both the models offer IR Detect White Balance and Smart Optical Image Stabilization which helps in taking wonderful quality of pictures.

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We do not know the price details yet, but the phone would be available for purchase pretty soon.

How to Activate WhatsApp Free Voice Calling Feature in 5 Easy Steps? It Works, Finally!

Have you been waiting to activate and use the free WhatsApp calling feature in your Android smartphone?

Well, here’s a step by step guide to make it work.

The developers have once again opened the beta program so that you could test the voice calling feature in Whatsapp. All you need to  do is follow these simple steps.

 

1. Check the version number of your WhatsApp. Go to Settings -> Help -> About.

2. You need to be running version 2.11.561 or higher to use this feature. If your version is an older one, you need to update the app from the Google Play Store.

3. Open the Play Store app, type ‘WhatsApp Messenger’ in the search box, select the app and click on ‘Update’.

4. Go back to your app and check the version number again. Follow Step 1.

You’re just one step away from experiencing the feature!

How to Make or Receive Voice Calls in WhatsApp?

Once you have the latest version installed on your smartphone, anyone who has the voice calling activated should make a call to you. As soon as you receive the first incoming call, your WhatsApp user interface will change and a call icon will be added to your dashboard.

The easiest way to activate is to ask your friends who have this feature to call you via WhatsApp.

If you’re too embarrassed to ask someone to call you, you can also find users who are ready to call and activate voice calling for you here in this forum – http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsapp.

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Try it out, have fun and spread the word!

Useful Pieces of Technology to Help You Keep Track Of Your Personal Finances

Making money is difficult, but spending it is often far too easy–and that’s not a good thing. Considering how important money is in the world that we live in, it’s simply unwise to blow it recklessly on things that aren’t absolute necessities. Unfortunately, many people have trouble with managing their personal finances because they don’t pay attention to details. Keeping track of this and that here and there is too much work for some, so it’s worth looking at this list of convenient financial technologies to keep our bank accounts in the positive.

Check.me

This useful app helps users keep track of their payments. While it’s not the most comprehensive money management tool out there, Check.me works great as a constant reminder of the bills that you have to pay in the near future and offers suggestions for how you can do so. Basically, the app will keep you updated on what needs to be paid, whether it’s a credit card, utility bill, or charity donation, and gives you ways to fix the problem as soon as possible if you’re late on payments. As a free app, Check.me is definitely worth checking out, and it is available online or as a download for iOS and Android.

Mint.com

Mint.com is an awesome personal finance site, and there is also a free smartphone app that you can download for major operating systems. This money management software is perfect for those who want to monitor their spending down to the smallest detail because it links all your bank accounts–whether it be checking, savings, credit card, investment, retirement, or others–to provide you with real-time statistics on your spending habits. You’ll be able to view account balances along with spending numbers that are separated into different categories such as dining expenses, mortgage/rent, or recreational expenses. No matter how you choose to burn through your earnings, Mint will show you exactly how you did it.

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Doxo

This service is similar to Check.me in the way that it allows you to access all of your online statements using a single program. By connecting to all your service providers, Doxo displays all your bills on a single screen and makes checking up on your financial responsibilities quick and painless. This app is also free to download, so don’t hesitate to add it to your arsenal of management tools.

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YNAB

YNAB is an acronym for You Need A Budget, and it’s an innovative app that aims to teach users, using videos and tutorials, why they need to have a budget. Although YNAB will allow you to manage all of your finances, there is no syncing option to connect to your accounts, which means that you’re required to enter everything into the program yourself. This aspect is a bit disappointing, but the focus of YNAB is to inform people of budgeting tips and tricks. TopTenReviews.com rated the app as the third best personal finance software for the coming year, even with its price tag of $60.

YNAB

Gathering receipts isn’t the most efficient way to record your spending. Its 2014, so you should be taking advantage of advanced software and hardware to aid you with managing your personal finances. You won’t even need to spend a penny in order to obtain some of the most effective budgeting software available. Talk about a bargain.

Sarah has decided to really lockdown on her finances, and is documenting the best techniques in doing so. She recommends Francis Clark Financial Planning for those looking for expert financial advice.

Fun Ways to Inspire Learning – Kids Study Table and Rooms

Beautiful kids study table

Having a kids study table and a dedicated kids study room can help you get your child to sit in one place and study. Their attention seems to wander every few minutes to attractions like outdoor swing set or the television set. The children become fidgety in their study area when asked to finish a specified task. One of the reasons of this inattention is a boring study area. A wooden desk and chair placed in a corner facing a bare wall does not call out to kids. This may adversely affect the learning of a child.

You can help this situation by putting some effort and creativity while designing the kids study area. There are many inventive ideas available to spruce up the homework space of children. To start with, you need to communicate with your children and get to know what they like. It would also help if you knew about your child’s favorite subject, hobbies and interests. You should include your kids in the redesigning of the study room by asking them to choose the furniture or the wallpaper colors or accessories. What follows is a collection of tips which may help you in creating a fun learning space for your kids.

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Children’s Furniture

The pair of traditional wooden desk and chair is too lifeless to infuse any enthusiasm in your kids. Try unique designs for the chairs or may be use comfortable stools instead of chairs. You can play around with the colors of the furniture. The market is full of brightly colored children’s furniture. You can also try uniquely shaped desks like oval, half rectangle and others. Make sure you choose proper desk and chair combination. Don’t overdo the color and design alterations and ensure the comfort level of the sitting arrangement.

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Wallpaper or Paint

Adding a fresh coat of paint to an existing kids study space is sure to add life to the room. You can let the kids choose what paint color or wallpaper they would like. Try not to keep the color theme too bright; otherwise, there is a chance of children getting distracted by the color. The different wallpaper options are cartoon characters, artful wallpapers, color and shapes. You can also choose to make a chalkboard wall for your kids to experiment on or decorate the walls with innovative wall decals.

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You can personalize your kids study area by adding a few things they like. It may include their sports passion, or favorite toy characters. It will add a character to the space and help develop your kid’s interest in learning. Another useful addition to the room can be a pin board on the wall. Your child can pin his latest task, project work and homework. It can also be a place to showcase his well graded papers or project sheets.

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The important point is to keep the study area clutter free and organized. This will incorporate a sense of purpose in your child to achieve heights in his life. It would be great if you start integrating these tips in your child’s lifestyle at an early age and boost his learning curve for a better future.

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iPhone App Reviews – Top 5 iPhone Apps of 2013

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There are more than one million apps on the App Store. There is an app for everything these days, literally. The common perception is that the gaming apps are the most popular ones. But that is not necessarily the case. You’ll be surprised to see how many non-gaming apps are frequently used by people.

To get the most out of some of these apps you’ll need a fairly powerful device. As iPhone is sort of a given, I would like to provide an Android alternate for Android users.  Therefore, look no further than the Nexus 5 which performed extremely on the GFXbench tests earlier in the year and considering its affordable price point, it is ideal for both casual and hardcore mobile phone gamers.

Top 5 iPhone Apps of 2013

Here we go, here are the top five:

Afterlight

Afterlight is a photo editing app that allows the iPhone users to crop, rotate and edit photos. There is an advance set of tools such as filters, gradients, color shades, bordering and texturing etc. The good thing about this app is that it can turn an ordinary photo into an artistic one. You can get this amazing app just for 99 cents.

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Duolingo

Duolingo was recently nominated as “app of the year” by Apple. It is a teaching app that allows users to learn new languages. At the moment there are five languages it can teach: German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. There is both verbal and visual assistance provided to the users. And remarkably enough, this app is free!

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Temple Run 2

You probably knew that this app would make the list. Even though it is a free app, it is the most widely played iPhone game in the world. Great graphics, adrenaline rush, skill, hand-eye coordination – this game will push your limits. Based on the sample principle of collecting coins and trying not to fall or get hit by objects, this game has been treating iPhone and Android users the day it came out.

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Venmo

Venmo is another creative app that addresses a very common problem: retrieval of small loans you give to your friends. Don’t worry about that $5 you lent! This app enables users to connect their checking account with the app and pay money with a click or a ‘touch’ would be more appropriate. The best part is that there is no processing fee for Venmo, the transactions are completely free! The app is not only about payments, one can also use it for “recovery”. The app sends reminders to your friends, family and coworkers to send your money. And hold onto your hats: Venmo is a free app.

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ThirdLove

ThirdLove is another example like Venmo of a small technology solving a real life issue. When ordering clothes online, there is always a threat that the clothes won’t fit. This is lingerie making company’s app that allows woman to send pictures so the appropriate bra-size can be determined. It is another useful app that is free. However, since the company that owns the app is an online store, they make money when you purchase anything from them.

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iPhonemania – When the Hobby Becomes Madness

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The iPhone is the first real Smartphone to have any success and become a big deal. Since its release in 2007, Apple has had a monopoly on the Smartphone market and has happily brought their business back from the oblivion that Microsoft were pushing them into. But what about the happy go lucky iPhone fan? When does their hobby become absolute madness?

Over 56% of Smartphone Users Shop with iPhone in Their Hand

In America, a poll suggested that over half of iPhone users do their shopping with iPhone in their hands. They have admitted to using it for all purposes, from checking their digital shopping lists, checking prices online and using a calculator app, all the way to using their shopping time as a nice time to catch up on SMS messages and emails.

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iPhone Addiction

You may have thought had heard it all when an addictive compulsion around Star Trek became a true legitimate addiction. Then, the Facebook addiction became a true addiction in all medical sense. Now, an iPhone addiction is also a medical condition and a legitimately documented addictive compulsion.

iPhone addiction

People have become addicted to the use of their iPhone. Not only do they become panicky, flustered or angry when they are separated from it, but they have also been known to suffer withdrawal symptoms if deprived of their iPhone for long periods of time.

The iPhone is the Most Stolen Phone Model in the World

This may be due to the fact that it is both popular and expensive to buy. And, even though there are security features on it, there are still people out there who are able to crack the iPhone security and use your stolen iPhone.

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Fans Hated the Original Name of the Apple iPhone – “Purple

The first iPhone was going to be called ‘Purple’. It was developed in a room that was named the Purple dorm. In those days, nobody cared what Apple was up to, as it was a dinosaur in the technology trade and had one foot out the door so far as most people were concerned.

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They developed the purple in the purple dorm, and their top secret security protocols included a poster that quoted a line from the movie “fight club” with the classic “first rule of fight club.” They market tested the name Purple, and people hated it. Eventually they decided that the phone should be called the iPhone with the small letter “i” being a feature.

iPhone Fans See the Face of…Bono?

In the music function of your iPhone, there is a section called ‘Artists’. Pay it a visit, as many iPhone fans have agreed online that it is modeled on Bono from U2.

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iPhone Fans Have Been Thrilled By Their Own Gestures

It is possible to create your own gestures for using your newest iPhone. You can decide what types of touching and moving gestures do what, from scrolling to flipping and closing screens or apps. Fans have loved the idea since it started.

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Samsung Owns the Rights, Production and Development of an iPhone Part

There is a processor in the most current iPhones and it turns out that Samsung own the rights/patents to it. This literally means that Apple has to buy parts for their iPhones from the people at Samsung. Obviously, it is in both Samsung’s and Apple’s interest if this is not blatantly advertised.

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iPhone Autocorrect is the Most Commonly Seen Autocorrect Funny on Facebook

There are lots of these images on Facebook where people have meant to write one thing but autocorrect changed it to something else. A data collection survey showed that more iPhone autocorrect funny images were on Facebook than for any other type of mobile device.

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Oprah Made a Classic Mistake

She tweeted that she loved the new Surface tablet from Google and that she bought it for herself and has bought ten for her family and friends. However, many people were quick to take screen prints of her tweet before it was taken offline. They did this because she had used the iPad signature at the bottom it said that she had tweeted it from her iPad.

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Fans Have Admitted that their iPhone Has Got Them in Trouble

With the iPhone you may delete certain calls from your call history whist leaving the rest of your call history intact. Cheating lovers have abused this little trick for a long time. However, iPhone users have been caught because deleting it does not delete it from their phone bill. Their unsuspecting lover glances at the phone bill to see that the iPhone user has something to hide.

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Fans were Shaking about the iPhone 5

It is possible to customize how your iPhone vibrates on the iPhone 5. You can tell it how to vibrate and at what intervals. It is basically a programmable vibrating machine. Lots of iPhone fans have found this very exciting.

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About the Author: Korah Morrison, savvy and guest blogger, pro in SMM, SEO and Blogging. Now she’s working as freelance essay writer at proessaywriting.com.

Best Tech Gadgets for Home and Family – For Today and Tomorrow

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Technology adds a lot of convenience to our daily lives. People love saying that technology makes us lazy, but it can also do a lot to keep your family safe and entertained. Here a few imaginative options for the whole family to take part in.

Smart TV

Tablets

Tablets are useful for a variety of reasons. Having a tablet for the family is an absolute must, and everyone in the household can have a different use for it. Some may use it to read books, while another person can use it to watch TV shows. Students can use it to do homework, and others can use it to read newspapers. Majority of the people use it to surf the web while the home computer is in use. There are many different apps that can make your lives easier. Google Now is a helpful study tool, and the Weather app is a great way for everyone to quickly check the forecast. A tablet can serve a ton of different functions for your family.

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NetFlix + Chromecast

NetFlix is probably going to be the most useful app for your family. Forget cable TV, there is always something to watch on NetFlix, though you may want to prepare for arguments over what to watch. The best thing about Chromecast is that it can be streamed from your tablet, smartphone, or PC to your HDTV! Now your entire family can enjoy various TV shows and movies on NetFlix in full HD.

Playstation 4 + PS Eye

A lot people continue to think that videogame consoles are for kids. However, the brand new Playstation 4 can be a huge benefit for the entire family. It can be used as a dedicated Blu Ray player, and it is another device that is capable of streaming NetFlix. So your family will be able to use the tablet or Playstation to watch TV and movies on the big screen. There are also a ton of family friendly videogames that are available for the system. When you invest in the PS Eye, it comes with a bunch of mini games that are fun for the entire family.

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iRobot Vacuum

Sick of constant cleaning? If so, this little guy is a must. The iRobot vacuum is an autonomous robot that goes along the floor, picking up crumbs and dust. This guy will save a lot of time on cleaning the floor. This helps you do small jobs automatically so you have more time to spend with your family!

iRobot Vacuum

Vivint Home Automation

We have smartphones, Smart TVs, smartcars, and now we’re being introduced to the concept of smarthomes. Home automation allows members of the household to remotely control a variety of things like the locks, the lights, wireless communication, and many other aspects of the house. Vivint is a leader in home security systems, and can be a big help to you and your family. These systems now include video surveillance, detects intrusions, fires, and thefts. All in all, this is the perfect mixture of convenience and safety.

Vivint Home Automation

There are many ways that technology has made our lives easier and safer. As technology continues to progress, there will be many more useful inventions that make our daily lives better.

GOSF – Jackpot for Online Shopaholics this December! Act Fast & Smart

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GOSF online shoppingAn initiative by Google India, GOSF or Great Online Shopping Festival was kick started for the first time in December 2012. The idea behind GOSF is to set aside a day exclusively for online shopping. Several eCommerce sites are going to offer its customers huge discounts on the day(s) of GOSF. According to the official website of GOSF, the mega shopping festival is going to held for 3 days this year, December 11, 12 and 13, thanks to the overwhelming response from online shoppers last year. 

CouponDunia is a one stop shop to pick the BEST deals offered by eCommerce sites like Flipkart, Jabong, ShopClues, etc. Here, you can find some of the top deals and offers given away as coupons to every single shopper! CouponDunia has set aside a dedicated page for GOSF and you can find several GOSF coupons from its page.

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Gear up! It’s time for some ‘intelligent’ shopping as you get to save more money than ever before. Grab this one-time opportunity with both hands!!!

How to Make Money off Your Old Technology

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If you’re like most people, you probably have a pile of old electronics lying around your home. This includes older TVs, cell phones, computers, entertainment systems, and even appliances that you don’t use anymore. Instead of leaving these things to sit in your basement collecting dust, however, why don’t you turn them into cash? Try these suggestions to turn your old electronics into cash.

1. Pawn shop

A lot of pawn shops give cash for a wide variety of electronics. In addition to the car stereos and laptops that everyone knows about, according to a shop that does gold buying in Columbus, these shops are also willing to buy kids’ toys, video games, and even a lot of professional equipment. You’ll clean out your house and make some money.

2. Yard sale

If you have a lot of smaller items and/or children’s items, consider a yard sale. While they might be a lot of work to put together, you could potentially make hundreds of dollars. While you’re setting up, include a lot of other items from your house that you just want to get rid of. Don’t worry about anything being too old; you’ll be shocked at what people will buy. If you don’t think you have enough stuff to attract a crowd, ask your neighbors if they would be willing to hold one with you and split the advertising costs.

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3. Donation

There are a lot of charities that are always looking for donations of cell phones, appliances, and professional equipment. If you’re not using your stuff, give it to someone who can use it. You’ll help them and be able to write off the cost of the items on your taxes.

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4. Recycle

Even if you can’t sell your old electronics to anyone, you might be able to earn some money by selling them to a recycling service. These services dismantle the devices and separate them into their individual components. From there, they can sell the pieces that people still want and get money for the rest by selling pieces with heavy, precious, and rare earth metals. While you might find people who do this via word of mouth, also check with a few local pawn shops that buy gold and silver. Because many electronics contain these elements, many of these dealers are willing to buy or know someone who will.

make money with technology

Apple iPad Repair – Top 5 iPad Problems

Apple iPad Repair

Over 100 million iPads have been sold worldwide, but this doesn’t mean they don’t come without any flaws. Apple iPad repair is something many tablet owners still have to deal with. The iPad is Apple’s flagship tablet and the fourth generation came out at the end of 2012, alongside the iPad Mini. They are popular among adults, elderly people, and children alike and are now even used widely in the classroom. Generally, the iPad is a reliable and user-friendly tablet that has a lot to offer, but if you have one it might be useful to read up on easy ways to repair yours if it ever goes ‘belly-up’.

So, we’re giving you some tips on how to go about fixing the most frequent and annoying problems you may happen to encounter with your iPad.

WiFi / Internet Problems

A problem with internet connectivity seems to be the most popular and frequently talked about issue with the iPad, but there are some simple solutions to try if yours is playing up. If you’ve seen the TV comedy ‘The IT Crowd’, then you may snigger at this suggestion, but simply turning the tablet off and on again as a troubleshooting method does often work. Turn the router off and back on whilst you do the same to your iPad; this refreshes everything and may prompt your Wi-Fi to wake up. You should also check the basics: got to Settings > Wi-Fi on the iPad and make sure that it is turned on.

Apple iPad Repair

Ensure that you have the latest iOS software by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Before you update the software, make sure you plug your iPad into the power adapter. You can update the older version of iPads with iTunes. You will see the option ‘Check for Update’ on the Summary tab.

Frozen Screen

Is your screen lagging? Frozen? Or generally not being its speedy self?

When your iPad refuses to respond to your touch, the most likely reason is a fault of a specific app. If it happens regularly, make a note of which apps you have running at the time and uninstall one at a time to see if it fixes the problem. However, you may not want to do this if the app is one that you use often.

Apple iPad Repair

So to reset the iPad, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears. If the problem persists, try consulting an Apple iPad repair technician or head to the Apple store. You might be surprised to find out how cheap iPad repair can be.

Running Slowly

Giving a similar experience to that offered by the frozen screen, your iPad might be feeling a little ‘bogged down’ and thus be working slowly. This can be irritating when you’re used to a super-quick tablet and, is most likely to occur when you’re in a hurry.

Make sure your iPad and iTunes are both up-to-date and are running on the latest software as this can often be the root cause of many problems with Apple iPad repair.

iTunes Doesn’t Recognize the iPad

Again, a main issue here often lies with outdated software, and in particular you should make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

Firstly, begin by restarting your iPad, then your computer.

Check the USB connections. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad. Whenever possible, always connect iPad to a USB port that is built into the computer instead of the keyboard or an external USB hub.

For Windows users, it may be necessary to completely uninstall iTunes and then re-install the latest version of iTunes. It is not necessary for Mac users to uninstall or re-install iTunes.

iPad Won’t Turn On

If your iPad won’t turn on at all, don’t go straight into meltdown panic mode. It could all be fixed in a matter of minutes.

Apple iPad Repair

You may have to hold two buttons at the same time, namely the Home and the Wake (or) Suspend button. Once you do this, you will see the Apple logo become visible on your screen after pressing the Home and Wake (or) Suspend buttons for about two seconds. And this means your iPad is booting up and should be good to go in a little while.

However, if this doesn’t work you could have a hardware failure on your hands. In this case, your best bet is to take it down to an Apple iPad repair facility and get it checked out by the Apple doctors.

Thomas James writes for iTechnician, who offer iPad screen replacement services in the UK.

How to Manage the Use of Electronics in Your Family

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It seems like there are more mobile phones being created than people these days, so there are bound to be a few problems that pop up when it comes to how you are going to be able to manage all of the different electronic devices in your family. While most electronic devices come packed with an immense number of positive benefits, there are also some negative aspects of giving a little computer to every single member of the family. Whether you are getting a Blackberry Canada or you are just trying to figure out how many hours of video games your children are going to play per day, it is important to remember that electronics are a part of our daily lives at this point. Let’s take a look at how you can manage the electronics owned by the people in your household.

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Let the Kids Use the Computer

The first thing you should look at when it comes to what your children should be allowed to do is the computer. While there are a lot of terrible things that can be found on the Internet, there are also plenty of tools at your disposal to make sure that your children do not end up on some of the most problematic websites on the Internet. There is nothing wrong with letting your children use the Internet for many hours during the day, especially if they are actually learning something along the way. Playing Counter Strike or World of Warcraft all day is one thing, but you should not try to prevent your child by learning about the world through that electronic box.

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Should Your Kids Have Mobile Phones?

Some parents do not like the idea of giving mobile phones to their children because they think that kind of access to information could somehow be harmful. The first thing you need to realize when it comes to preventing your child from owning a phone is that it would be a mistake to leave your child without a phone in certain situations. The reality is that you are not going to be standing next to your child at all hours of the day, so you need to make sure that they are able to contact you if they find themselves in some trouble. At the end of the day, you also need to be able to contact them when you haven’t heard from them for an extended period of time. It is also important to remember that not all phones come with the Internet. You can give your child a regular mobile device if you are worried about that.

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Limit the Video Games

The most important thing you should limit when it comes to the electronics in your household is video games. While having fun is definitely not something that you want to disrupt when it comes to your children, the fact of the matter is that many children end up wasting their lives away on these devices. You do not need to take an authoritarian approach when it comes to video games, but you should at least explain to your children how video games can give them a false feeling of accomplishment.

How Do Digital Cameras Help in Taking Great Panoramic Pictures?

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There is a certain trick in taking panoramic pictures that excites the professional photographers who enjoy taking wide angle shots. These kinds of wide angle pictures can cover the 360 degree views. More often than not, these kinds of extreme shots are taken from the top of a tall building like a skyscraper or from a helicopter or from any point that is high enough, and then stitched together using a professional photo stitching software.

Wide Angle Shots with Your Digital Camera

Most of the new digital cameras today come with a dedicated mode for panoramic shots and in fact some of the smartphones also have the panorama feature. One cannot precisely define what these kinds of wide angle shots are all about. Many would just define it is a photo taken with a wider angle but one can quantify the term “wide” here. One can say that the angle is wide enough to be not seen by our naked eyes. With the help of special lenses such wide angle shots can be taken with one click but of course this technique doesn’t hold true for all degrees of wideness. For example, a 360 degree shot can’t be taken with just one click.

Panoramic picture

Creating a Panoramic Photo by Stitching Several Photos

Many professionals also create these panoramic pictures by attaching a series of separately captured pictures. This process is called as ‘Stitching’, which earlier used to be a very tricky process. Today, with the advancements in software, stitching different pictures has become quite easy. Some of the feature-rich Panorama software programs like Panorama Maker have made life easier for professional photographers who love to create panoramic views.

Panorama maker software editing

Panorama software programs like Arcsoft panorama maker come with easy-to-use tools and a very intriguing interface that makes everything a cake-walk. They not only help in capturing wide angle views or landscapes, but are equally efficient in taking pictures of huge objects that cannot be otherwise shot due to closeness with the object. For example, if a photographer is standing very close to a tower, it can get difficult to take the shot of the tall tower, but with the help of panoramic mode, a couple of shots can be taken to make a final panoramic view of the tall tower.

Tricks of Taking Panoramic Shots

Most of the modern digital cameras come with panoramic mode with which, the lens of the camera is optimized for a wide angle shot to be taken. But, the functionality is not just limited to the settings of different optical parameters but these cameras also offer features that help the photographers to capture the series of pictures with ease and stitch them seamlessly after that.

Arcsoft Panorama maker software

Usually when a camera is switched to panoramic mode, the photographer is prompted to choose between vertical and horizontal mode. You also have the choice to go for the combination of both.

Once the desired panoramic mode is selected the camera allows you to start taking shots. Usually on the LCD screen you can see the photo you recently took and the one you are taking right now. This helps in complementing your older picture with the one you are shooting at the moment. You can smartly overlap the new picture with the older, which helps in stitching of the photos and making a good panoramic photo at the end.

Who Wins the Battle of Tablet Computers – iPad Mini or Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

who wins the heated battle between tablet computers?

Tablet PC or tablet computer is the recent twiddle around the technology driven world today.  Tablet PCs are mobile personal computer with almost all functions of the PC.  It is obvious, presumptuously, that the public have assimilated the broad-spectrum advantage in owning a Tablet PC.  Given the handy, shrunken, glossy looking portable mobile computer, the public dazzles upon something when they are out in the market to buy them.  Because of the advancement in technology, several firms have emerged in manufacturing tablet computers and each one boast their versions of tablet releases with fine refinements aiding user community.  The trending competition is between Apple’s iPad Mini, Google Nexus and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The Battles of Tablets:

The buzz on the buyer’s mind starts from the tablet price. The famous and much luxurious Apple recently released iPad Mini that is slightly thinner than the larger iPad, yet offering the entire experience of its predecessor at around $330. On the other hand, the basic models of Kindle Fire and Google Nexus cost just around $200 a piece. Despite larger screen of iPad Mini, it loses to Nexus and Kindle Fire’s resolution (being 216 ppi).  iPad Mini is much thinner and lightweight than its competitors.  As it goes with tablet processor, Google Nexus with quad-core processors easily beats its counterpart having dual-core.  iPad Mini with both front and rear camera at HD resolutions wins over the competitors in tablet performance.  Tablet life of all the competitors is roughly same.  All rivals share one year limited tablet warranty.  Both Nexus and Kindle Fire are android tablets while Apple has its own touch to it with Apple iOS 6.  To be precise, Nexus comes with Android Jelly Bean whereas Kindle Fire presents with a custom Android OS.  iPad Mini stands a notch up supporting both Wi-Fi and cellular services with 4G LTE connectivity.  Bear in mind, tablet life of all rivals are at par, given their brands popularity.

which is the best tablet computer?

The Verdict:

It will be quite difficult to conclude claiming one as ‘best tablet’ over the other.  Each of the competitors has something more to offer to their counterpart.  The most famous Apple’s iPad Mini has de-escalated processor and screen resolution compared to its previous release iPad.  Yet, it has two means of connectivity, namely cellular and Wi-Fi.  Besides, the adage of Apple’s products is something worth considering.  However, Google Nexus and Kindle Fire have captured its own audiences.  For example, enthusiastic Android users seek Google Nexus, for it now comes with the Android Jelly Bean.  Google Nexus features among gamers luring them with HD gaming experience.  Kindle Fire HD, as it is an Amazon product, is the right-on tablet to use among the Amazon members maximizing their interaction with Amazon products.  Moreover, kindle Fire tablet gives the best service for a common user with lower cost and high memory design.  Apple’s iPad Mini are costly compared to others.  The choice to conclude the ‘best tablet’ is in the hands of the buyer as he/she picks the best-suited tablet meeting their parameters of consideration.

which tablet computer is worth the money?

What is the Right Storage Capacity for Your Smartphone?

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When you go to the market to buy your first Smartphone, you are so very concerned with the features and Smartphone storage feature quite low in your priority list. Smartphone has made your world of communication a more compact one with one device enabling you to hear music, shoot videos, download games and managing your office network. With such huge areas to cover a Smartphone has to possess a good amount of memory. Some Smartphone will allow you to increase the memory with external cards, and some may ask you to delete some apps and pictures in order to make space for the new ones. The choice is quite tough; you love those apps and don’t want to remove the pictures of your loved ones. So, the question is how to decide on the storage requirement.

Why Internal Memory Is Important In Smartphone?

Though you can always extend your smart phone memory with external memory card, the internal memory has to support your regular downloading requirements. However, the internal memory is not focused much while the company is selling the Smartphone. For example, all Samsung Smartphones do not have enough internal memorys though they all offer expandable memory option. An android Smartphone allows you to access the play store and you cannot resist yourself from downloading apps and games with an average storage requirement of 5 to 10 MB. At the same time the all Smartphone including Samsung android phones come with great megapixel camera and you may not carry a camera with you when you have such a device.

smartphone memory should be right for good performance

How much internal memory is going to be enough?

There is always a bit of confusion between the iphone 5 and best Smartphone in town. In many Samsung Smartphones there are options to choose 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal memory, but the specific Smartphone storage option may not be available in your country. You can wait for the new model with more memory to launch in your location or be happy with the micro SD card slot.

high memory capacity does not mean a good smartphone

The SD memory card reduces the need of high internal memory. 32 GB memory in a Smartphone is considered to be good enough, but it again depends on your usage. Check the Smartphone with phone memory card options. Make sure it allows you to use a 32 or 64GB memory card in order to provide liberty to download. The best Smartphone are not only best for their features but they are also best because of their capacity.

smartphone memory capacity is important to measure performance

Smartphone memory is a huge concern nowadays, with people being friendlier to application download and clicking pictures with Smartphone. Though no amount of Smartphone storage can be considered enough, you can always transfer your photos, video and downloads to other devices that you hold. You can also have more than one micro SD card and change it whenever you feel the shortage of space in your Smartphone. Make sure you have clear idea regarding required Smartphone storage usage in your mind before you purchase one for yourself. Lack of information will make you repent in the future.

Why Will Windows 8 work in the Coming Age of Technology?

windows 8 os is the latest os from microsoft

The Windows 8 OS from Microsoft is its way of reinventing itself for the age of mobility and the new age of technology and offers a next generating operating system. The Windows 8 OS will work just as well in the coming age. Windows 8 Operating system is the new operating system from Microsoft and can be considered as the biggest user interface of Windows.

Aiding Big Businesses

It can be quite advantageous for big businesses to upgrade to Windows 8, as they can get a wider range of apps and services to choose from. Technology is also getting more affordable, making it all the more profitable for big businesses to make use of such options. Additionally, the cost of high speed networking is also reducing; we have sophisticated storage due to the presence of flash and solid state disk. In the past few years, we have also witnessed increase in memory and capacities of servers and infrastructures. Apps have become faster. The outlook for Windows 8 seems pretty good for the following reasons:

windows 8 os has an interesting metro UI

  • It is offered to consumers into a package that can be understood by the CIO.
  • The Windows platform offered by the new Windows OS is offered for various screens all in one single platform. It can be used in mobiles, desktops and in ultrabooks and so on.
  • It is possible for the CIO to consolidate under the Microsoft Windows 8 OS.
  • Security as well as mobile device can be managed in a built-in mode in Windows 8 OS, making it a corporate standard system.
  • Windows 8 RT is run on the Surface, which can also be used as a laptop for daily work.
  • It is possible to make legacy apps work with Microsoft Windows 8. This makes transition to the new Windows 8 OS very easy.
  • It has a UI that is metro style.

Windows 8 OS has great performace

You can download Windows 8 today and here are ten reasons why:

  1. Windows 8 OS is dirt cheap, at least going by Microsoft standards and if you already have Windows 7, it’s a great bargain.
  2. It is also less confusing and quite straightforward, as there is only Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro available.
  3. The boot time is quick and resumes are instantaneous, as it has been optimized for the use in ultramobile devices.
  4. It runs faster than Windows 7 and is designed so that it can run on ultrabooks and tablets as well as a traditional desktop.

Windows 8 OS has a spectacular design

5. The battery life is also better and it also looks better. The interface is cleaner and simpler with a modern UI that offers two OS by paying the price of one. This is not a fully additional OS, but rather a second user interface.

6. You can use the modern UI apps, such as the mail, calendar and people apps. There are new features, such as Flip Ahead for navigating longer web pages along with updates that are automatic. Data recovery and security has also been improved in the new Microsoft Windows 8.

What’s Hot in the New Samsung Chromebook – a Review

Samsung chromebook is the latest laptop offering from Samsung

A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Chrome OS, which is a cloud-focused operating system from Google, namely a Google laptop, or to put it more simply, they are laptops that run a Web Browser. The new Samsung chromebook is an inexpensive computer that can be used for a wide range of web needs, especially for those who are already into Google Drive and Google Docs; the Samsung chromebook has a good battery life and workable hardware. The chromebook warranty is for one year.

Compact Design

The fresh feature with the new chrome book from Samsung is that it is smaller, lighter and thinner with an 11.6 inch screen and it looks quite different from the earlier releases of the Samsung chromebook.  It has a compact design, a chiclet keyboard and quite a big touch pad. This cheap and tiny Samsung chromebook can offer a great typing experience. The chiclet board is comfortable and quite roomy with an effective palm cancellation feature that prevents sudden jumps when you are in the middle of a document.

Chromebook is a cool new laptop from Samsung

The groove is scalloped making it easy to flip the screen with the thumb. The screen resolution is good and offers good brightness, without much glare, thanks to the matte coating. The touch pad is excellent, with features of a two finger tap if you want to right click. If you wish to scroll or pan, you use a two finger swipe. The latest of the chromebook series from Samsung is also lightweight and has fast wake up times.

Chromebook is economically great device

Other Features

The SD card slot can be seen on the left edge of the Samsung chromebook along with a jack for microphone and headphone. The back of the chrome laptop holds an HDMI port 1.4 along with 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports. It also has a webcam above the screen with a flash memory of 16GB. Google offers 100GB space for a period of two years to its customers.

The battery performance is great for ordinary tasks offering six hours for tasks, such as writing documents, games, and social media and so on, but might stutter when you open several tabs.

Chromebook comes with Chrome OS

Operating System

The operating system is Chrome OS where Google’s chrome browser is put on a Linux foundation. The Google chrome OS allows you run several apps even when offline, so that you can work even if you are on a plane or in a place without wi fi.  You can create new documents and edit existing ones while you are offline, but the feature has to be enabled in the Drive settings.

Chromebook offers impressive advantages for Internet usage

The Good

The Chromebook price makes it a very economical device for those who just want to check their email, spend some time on Facebook, YouTube, have some bank payments to make, news to read and so on. The Wi Fi is very fast for reconnecting. It is an inexpensive chrome book for those who basically require a powerful browser.

The Bad

The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels; hence, full HD cannot be displayed. The speakers are bottom mounted and might get muted when kept on the lap. The keyboard is adequate; however, it is not backlit.

The Bottom Line

The Samsung Chromebook offers an economic laptop for those looking for an additional computer. It can be especially appealing for Google oriented web users.

Top 10 iPhone Apps for November 2012

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Among the many applications avilable in the App Store, some of the top 10 iPhone apps are listed below. Possessing thousands of amazing apps and advanced Wi-Fi, with easy access to mobile data networks from all over the world, these gadgets with enhanced apps and features are irresistible to anyone.

Top 10 iPhone Apps

More than 7,00,000 cool iPhone apps are available from the iPhone App Store, of which many are available for free. It is possible to download iPhone apps from the Apps Store to enhance utility features already present in iPhones. Have a look at the amazing iPhone apps for the month of November 2012, listed below.

1) Onavo Count app

Onavo Count app, which is regarded as the best of iPhone apps, can reduce data usage manifold, and also decrease cost. The introduction of a new advanced version of this app into the iPhone helps to analyse which of the apps is consuming data, effectively reducing usage over the month.

2) In:Play

A perfect alternative to the built-in iPhone music player is the, in:play application. It possesses an attractive design which focuses on typography, with movement-dependent controls and efficient sorting and navigation to filter through the largest collection of digital music.

top 10 iphone apps are really rocking

3) HowDo

This great iPhone app contains guidelines about how to do things in reality, with the guidance offered by others using the HowDo app. Taking photos coupled with sound recording and then sharing them with other members constituting the community, following tips from other experienced users is all possible due to this app.

4) 18 Months

18 Months, the new album released by Calvin Harris can be downloaded from iTunes. This app has a feature which detects movement and ensures the non-stop playing of the song as long as the user continues dancing or moving the iPhone.

top 10 iphone apps for this month are awesome

5) Oakley Airwave

Oakley Airwave is one of the free iPhone apps deemed to be essential for sports enthusiasts, especially for those with affinity for snow sports and mountains. It keeps track of your friends, shares information and experiences with them, monitors your alpine stats, and in sync with Oakley’s Airwave goggles heads-up display, helps to view trip history.

6) Beamr

Beamr is capable of packaging images from iPhone and iPad into a digital format, as seen in magazines,for sharing on Twitter, Facebook or e-mail. The novelty is that these images are sent at the original full resolution as taken on the iPhone. People can view, download, as well as print the pictures.

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7) Thoughtful Gift Finder

Thoughtful Gift Finder takes cues from Face book to decide the best gift to be given to friends and family, based on their character and preferences.

8 ) HotUKDeals

The website HotUKDeals is available as a free iPhone app now. It maintains a catalogue of discounts, deals and vouchers along with locations which can help you analyse the best deals or offers and also comment on them. The consumers can share information on discounts and exchange tips that are not advertised in stores or mentioned in flyers. All these features and more ensure the inclusion of this app in the top 10 iPhone apps for this week.

november's top 10 iPhone apps are rocking

9) Rappel

Rappel is the fastest Basecamp app which is full of desirable features for iPhone. Rappel helps you to remain connected with projects assigned to you from anywhere, even if you are travelling, thereby saving time. The app can be utilised to allot tasks, participate in discussions, and also upload data or files from iPhone.

10) Striiv Smart Pedometer

Striiv Smart Pedometer app uses GPS and sensors to keep track of movement, namely steps taken, distance covered and altitude reached, and translates the data obtained, into progress achieved in “MyWorld,” a virtual environment. You can thereby earn rewards while competing with other Striiv Smart users.

These were the top 10 iPhone apps for November 2012.

Top 10 iPad Apps for November 2012

path is one the top 10 iPad Apps this month

The App Store possesses the world’s largest collection of mobile apps, approximately more than 2,75,000 iPad apps, and the number is steadily increasing. It is easy to download iPad apps from the Apps Store. Many of them are free and provide enhanced fun and utility. iPad apps take advantage of the superior technology which is in-built and thus offers a better experience for users. The top 10 iPad apps for November 2012 are evaluated below.

1) Path

Path is a free iPad app which helps to view bigger photos, owing to the larger screen. Path also contains film, music, and book previews, along with the facility to see posts regarding the whole day’s activities in an attractive landscape setting.

2) Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe

Disney has introduced a new book-app for the animated film named “Wreck-It Ralph.” Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe narrates the story to children in an animated style, incorporating clips from the film, and also includes a racing game in which kids get the opportunity to construct their own kart.

3) Bubble Guppies

Animal School Day app teaches children about animals, their habitats, and food habits. Rewards upon completion of activities such as designing and decorating a doghouse, and the facility to register up to four children separately with the app is indeed favoured by parents too. This app is included in the top 10 iPad apps for this week owing to its educational purpose.

bubble guppies game comes in top 10 iPad apps

4) LinkTV

The LinkTV World News app focuses on international news, broadcasting videos from all over the world, in addition to written articles and documentaries.

5) Junior Astronaut

Breaking through the space barrier is a free educational app, targeting 9 to 15 year-old children. It imparts information about space travel generally. It deals with rockets, gravity, alongside other topics with child-friendly looks and feel.

6) Monogram

Monogram is a free app which searches for brands or spots new fashion houses from all over the world and assembles all these details in a slick user interface, which enables one to make the best choice.

monogram is a top 10 iPad app this november

7) HuffPost

HuffPost Live is a free app available only in the United States. It enables users to view and exchange ideas in video-based conversations along with posting comments or opinions.The app offers entertainment through social interaction and debates.

8 ) Creatorverse

Creatorverse app involves an invention toolkit which helps you to assemble shapes, moving parts or devices to invent or create something innovative. This social app allows sharing of completed inventions or creations online to enable incorporating them into inventions of others.

creatorverse is one of the useful top 10 iPad apps

9) Sooty Paint

Sooty Paint app involves digital painting, providing 20 pictures to be coloured by children, and a blank canvas in addition, to unleash their creativity.

10) Nigella Quick Collection

Nigella Quick Collection for iPad is Nigella Lawson‘s cookery app formerly limited to iPhone but has now been introduced into iPad too. It has more than 100 recipes, with full-screen photos and videos. Additional features include adding own voice and inserting text notes into recipes.

nigella cooking app features in top 10 iPad apps this month

The list given above highlights the top 10 iPad apps but you can browse through the App Store to download iPad apps other than those mentioned, which may be free or available for a fee. Apps pertaining to work, education or leisure and entertainment can be downloaded from the Apps Store.