myDigitalLife Blogs

Blogs about Digital, Lifestyle, current news and opinions

Pippen's technology high's and low's

Posted by: Pippen

Tagged in: tablet , Steve Jobs , IOS , Cloud , apps , android

Pippen

What technology innovation has changed the course of time?...

2011 has been a very interesting year for technology. The rise of the tablet has certainly been my high! Having an electronic device that fits comfortably in your hand with all needed apps and information makes life so much more convenient. This creates an opportunity for gamers to become more mobile (and those games are sooo addictive),  as well as using the concept of the cloud by having all your documents available anywhere. This makes the whole world just a little bit smaller. Information has never been this accessible before!

Concerning which OS is better (iOS or Android), well this debate will probably go on for many years to come. The exciting part is that there is no monopoly with regards to this and that competition is good for all of us! If one can make apps that are cross platform, then it should not really matter.
I know that this is probably a cliché, but the low has to be the death of Steve Jobs.  He remains a legend; a Ghandi of technology. His innovations and impact on humanity will last for many generations. He will surely be missed.

Nearing the end of 2011, one can only imagine what 2012 has in store! Will the tablet just climb in fame, or will there be another new ingenious concept that will take the world by storm?...

I own an awesome xbox360! ;)

 

Comments (7)Add Comment
MJK
...
written by MJK, December 01, 2011
The rise in technology is undoubtedly linked to mobility. Our generation is characterised by constant motion and change.
Charmed
...
written by Charmed, December 01, 2011
You never really said what your (tablet/OS) preference is?
Pippen
...
written by Pippen, December 02, 2011
To be honest, I'm a little stuck! I love the concept of open source, but I'm not sure if it will outperform iOS soon?... Apple is fast and furious. Android is not quite there yet (maybe with Ice Cream Sandwich we will see a leap?). The customisability of Android is thrilling, yet the stability of iOS is soothing. Android's web browsing is a bit "laggy", where I have not seen or heard of any such issues with iOS. I guess it depends what you want to use it for?...
With Android, I have enjoyed the Samsung range. If the leap from pc to tablet was too big, I would go for the ASUS eeePad (yet no 3g is a bummer, but it is allegedly coming), as it has more of a laptop feel with the dock. I'm an Apple fan by default, because the aesthetics and performance is just beautiful! It is soo intuitive. I admire the simplicity of the iPad and can get lost in the app store for hours! BUT, I am keeping a eye out for Android. I think they still have a couple of tricks up their sleeves.
Charmed
...
written by Charmed, December 02, 2011
Android feels like it's in beta all the time. I'm not a fan.

Have you seen the Asus EEE Transformer? Better than EEE Pad. It's a tablet that comes with a keyboard dock so it becomes a laptop when you want it to. They claim it has a 17 hour battery life. The social media girl at ITWeb uses one to tweet from events. She loves it.

Pippen
...
written by Pippen, December 02, 2011
Yeah! The new Transformer Prime is out soon... Its the first with the new NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which is going to blow us away! smilies/cool.gif It is a gamers dream! It just needs 3g to be complete (can't confirm that yet). I will honestly struggle to choose between the two (ASUS and iPad). Apparently it will run the new Ice Cream Sandwich (Android), so this would be the one to watch in 2012! At $499 (+-R4000) for the 32g model, it's gonna be mean competition out there!
RIC007GP
...
written by RIC007GP, December 02, 2011
I would love to get some quality time with Android. The few times I have fiddled with Android phones and tablets I have found the interface not nearly as good as Apple. Funnily enough I have been most interested in Web OS and Windows smartphones as being contenders, but HP have virtually destroyed Web OS and Windows have not yet made much of an impact.
MJK
...
written by MJK, December 13, 2011
great piece. Im glad that you won.

I am an apple fanboy so you know where my loyalty lies.

You refer to Steve Jobs as the Gandhi of technology - yet Gandhi was known for being frugal.

They did share a bald head though. maybe Ben Kingsley will play Jobs in the movie adaptation.

Add your 2Cents
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy

Member Login