Archive for September, 2009

The Biggest Secret in Cellular Accessories

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

It’s unfortunate but many service providers program their GSM phones in such a way that they won’t work with SIM cards from another. Let’s say Verizon Phones won’t work with another carrier. Unlocking your GSM Cell Phones means overwriting such programming. But what if your service provider minds? Not likely: besides some kind of stipulation in your contract that charges you with never altering your phone in any way whatsoever, it’s your phone; you own it. And even given such a clause you might still actually unlock your phone, as your provider makes money whether the phone is locked or unlocked. Besides, you probably wouldn’t unlock your phone anyway unless you were switching to another provider – in which case it doesn’t matter if the old one minds! Just be sure to keep any unlocking codes for future reference, as there has been at least one report of a provider relocking a phone – even though it wasn’t even one issued by that provider! (Note: If you haven’t guessed it by now, CDMA Cell Phones are excluded from this discussion.)

Now, carrying cases and belt clips rank among the most popular of cellular accessories, though some of them are from the Didn’t Know You Need It Department! But the most stupendous accessory of all is likely to have been overlooked because it’s from the Didn’t Even Know It Was An Accessory Department! That’s because it isn’t an object that goes with a phone but a service that’s performed on one. But this is more than a game of semantics: recall what it means to accessorize something. Doesn’t it involve somehow helping you to use that something better, basically enhancing your overall experience? Well, unlocking your phone, which is more an act than an accessory, will enhance your cellular experience better than any accessory! More than any carrying case or belt clip, unlocking your GSM cell phone is the ultimate in cellular accessories, in this sense: the one true must-have for all!

You can check whether your phone is already unlocked just by inserting another SIM card into it. Nokia phones are usually unlocked through codes that can be purchased very cheaply, but entering secret codes yourself is only one way to unlock a GSM phone. Many of the Motorola, BenQ-Siemens, and Sony Ericsson models will require a firmware rewrite, also known as reflashing their firmware. In such situations, the phone must be sent to a company that has the special hardware necessary to reprogram it. Not all companies can service all makes and models of cell phones, so make sure to first check and see whether your particular phone can be reflashed by that particular company.

Where to Get Your Apple Product Repaired

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

For most Apple customers, their ipods and iphones have everything they need stored inside, so when either or both stop working, the ipod repair or iphone repair needs to be made as soon as possible. There are a variety of ways in which one can have their ipod or iphone fixed. About a half of Apple customers prefer to take their broken ipod or iphone back to the Apple store to have their item fixed. Others ipod or phone users prefer to take their device to a private repair shop. Both choices have their advantages and disadvantages so it is all about what each consumer determines which route they want to take.
When an ipod or iphone stops working, a choice consumers have is to take it back to an Apple Store to get it fixed. There is a specific part of the store that is designated as the location where customers are able to drop off any broken Apple device to get fixed. The advantage of going directly to the Apple Store is that the employees most likely have the greatest knowledge of the products and the problems they are prone to have. However, one disadvantage is that most Apple stores can get very crowded and it can take some time to get an appointment and to get your device fixed. Another disadvantage is that because it is the Apple Company it will cost more to get it fixed by people who work at the Apple store instead of going to a private repair shop.
A large amount of Apple customers prefer to take their broken Apple devices to a private repair shop that specializes in fixing Apple products. A positive that comes from going to a repair shop that is not Apple, is that it should be less expensive than Apple because these kinds of repair shops have competition, and there usually aren’t standard prices for all of the different kinds of repairs. Also, it is almost always easier to get an appointment to have your device fixed and it usually doesn’t take as long to get your device back compared to the Apple Store. The one minor drawback of going to a repair shop is that, depending on the shop, they usually will not have as much knowledge on the products and their issues as an Apple employee.
For most consumers who have an ipod or iphone that breaks, it is important for them to get their device fixed as quickly and as efficiently as possible. As far as getting an Apple device fixed, people have only around basic options. They can take their device directly to an Apple Store, where the employees will most likely have the most knowledge about the products, but it may be difficult to get an appointment and your fixed product back quickly. The other choice is to go to a repair shop where the repairs will most likely be less expensive, and it shouldn’t take long to get your device back and fixed, but the people at the repair shop may not have specialized knowledge about the Apple products. Choosing where you want to get your Apple device fixed is completely up to you, it all depends on how quickly you need your device fixed and how much you are willing to pay for its repair.

What Is Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Due to the innovative noise reduction technology known as “NoiseAssassin”, Aliph’s newly-released Bluetooth headset called Aliph Jawbone Prime is considered one of the industry’s best. “NoiseAssassin” was especially developed for the DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA uses it mainly for monitoring sound in order to minimize unnecessary backdrop clutter in different military environments.

The Jawbone Prime Bluetooth headset was developed in May of 2009. This highly innovative Jawbone Bluetooth headset is equipped with a better NoiseAssassin technology known as NoiseAssassin 2.0. It is a stylish headset that allows for a better fit. Its noise reduction technology allows for a highly improved audio quality as a result of better noise-cancellation features.

Excellent performance and stylish design are both found in Jawbone Bluetooth headsets. Jawbone 2’s fashionable style and fit were made even better by the Jawbone Prime. It is lightweight and small enough so that one can easily carry or wear it discreetly. It is only 2.1 inches in length and is half an inch wide and thick.

The Jawbone 2’s outer design of diamond pattern was improved by way of the Jawbone Prime’s sophisticated dimpled loop pattern. This makes it easy for anybody to wear the Bluetooth headset along with any clothing style or design, and for any occasion. The drawback, however, seems to be the buttons, which are quite hidden. Users need to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the buttons, including its location. This can prove to be quite annoying. Hidden buttons are all right, but real buttons are better, especially if one has to make an emergency call.

Jawbone Prime is perhaps the best Jawbone Bluetooth headset that we have come across so far. Its design and features speak for itself; and it is highly functional what with all the necessary functions it carries like last number redial, call waiting, call mute, voice dialing and battery indicator. Aside from answering calls, it also allows the user to reject or end calls; and it carries technology that makes it possible to connect to at least two devices at one time. These are features that make this Bluetooth headset truly innovative and useful. This Bluetooth headset is something certainly worth having. Clearly, Aliph has succeeded once again in coming up with the highly modern, stylish and functional Jawbone Prime.

Verizon and Sprint Mobile Phones Use CDMA Technology

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Are you in the market for a new Cell Phone or PDA? Whether you are looking for a new BlackBerry Pearl, Curve or Storm, Samsung Instinct or Lotus or Palm Centro or Pre, or any other cellular phone or device that uses CDMA technology, you most likely would have considered going with Verizon Wireless or Sprint Cell Phones since both Verizon and Sprint currently use CDMA technology for their networks (CDMA is short for Code Division Multiple Access). CDMA, a competing cell phone service technology, competed with GSM. GSM (stands for Global System Mobile) uses SIM Cards, a small chip that goes in and out of the phone usually behind the battery area, and is widely used worldwide.

CDMA uses a “spread-spectrum” technique. This technology separates data and voice packets using codes, it then transmits that data and voice using a wide frequency range. By allocating more space for data, CDMA is an excellent technology for 3G. 3G is a high speed Internet connection for mobile phones.

The CDMA standard is primarily used in the United States as well as some parts of Asia, as opposed to GSM which is used worldwide. Currently both Verizon and Sprint use CDMA technology and T-Mobile as well as AT&T use GSM technology.