December 26, 2011                                                                                                         ...
December 26, 2011                                                                                                         ...
December 26, 2011                                                                                                         ...
December 26, 2011                                                                                                         ...
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  1. 1. December 26, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk 3 Things You Should Hold Off Doing for New Smartphone or Tablet owner 3 Things You Should Hold Off Doing for New Having said that, this article is another recommen- Smartphone or Tablet owner dation piece, but this has the intention of helping you avoid making common mistakes with your new CloudTags: smartphone , tablet , mobile , technology mobile phone or tablet device and getting off to a , Hp 510 laptop battery , Dell inspiron 1750 batteries , bad start. Consider it a bit of friendly advice that pa3534u-1brs battery you can use before you let The Next Web or the Internet’s finest tech websites suggest how to get the most of out it.http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/3-things-you-should-hold-off-doing-for-new-smartphone-or-tablet-owner/ Rethink purchasing a screen protector. Millions of children, adults and people somewhere in-between will have received new gadgets from their friends and loved ones, allowing some to fi- nally enter the digital age and discover the world of mobile computing. As you may have already discovered, technology blogs (including ourselves) are using their collec- That glass-fronted iPhone or Android tablet looks tive expertise to mine the hundreds of thousands of like it has been deliberately designed to collect applications available and pick out a small selection scratches the minute that you remove it from its to help you get started. packaging, but they are a lot more durable that you think. Others have gone to the trouble of taking you through the setup process and holding your hand until you Whilst the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S might be suscep- are finally ready to handle that iPad or that Android tible to damage when you drop them, the screen phone without help from the resident 14-year old on these devices (and most modern handsets and gadget expert in your family. That’s great, but James tablets) is made from a variant of Corning’s Gorilla Kendrick points out, mobile devices are becoming Glass — a chemically reinforced glass material that increasingly personal and some people should be is revered for its strength, scratch resistance and left to themselves to identify what works for them. thinness. It is estimated that Gorilla Glass was used in 20% of the world’s 200 million mobile phone Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
  2. 2. December 26, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk 3 Things You Should Hold Off Doing for New Smartphone or Tablet owner handsets in 2010 and has increased its share since Use common sense, not virus checkers. then. That means your mobile device is likely to feature that all-important toughened glass. It doesn’t matter which screen protector you buy, there will always be that tiny layer between you and your device’s touchscreen. When all you want to do is pinch-to-zoom, scroll down the screen or draw a quick doodle, the screen protector is just another barrier to the already smooth and responsive glass on your smartphone or tablet.http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/3-things-you-should-hold-off-doing-for-new-smartphone-or-tablet-owner/ If you’ve ever tried to put on of the damned things on, you’ll know the pain that everyone feels when they want to ensure the alignment is just perfect, Given millions of Windows users are still opening without getting the rage-inducing air bubble. dodgy file attachments in their emails and infecting their PCs, this is easy to say but the chances of it This isn’t to say you shouldn’t get a case or grab a resonating are slim. protector if you are so inclined – cases can be in- valuable. With a decent case, you can reduce the Mobile viruses and malware are still in their in- chances of your device ever meeting a surface that fancy but that isn’t to say that they can’t capture can scratch or impact your device — reducing the some of your personal information or rack up an need for a protector. insanely large monthly phone bill. However, the vast majority of malware developers are unable to circumvent both Apple’s and Android’s built-in security protections — unless you let them. If you received a new Android phone or tablet for Christmas and you are interested in downloading the very latest apps, always ensure you download from the Android Market and stay away from those enticing downloads on third-party websites that claim free downloads of the same paid apps — they are destined to cause trouble. Even if you do install these apps, Android will still prompt you to provide the application with per- mission. This prompt will list the services that app requires, requesting access to services including your phonebook, messages, system tools and your personal information, allowing you to determine Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2
  3. 3. December 26, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk 3 Things You Should Hold Off Doing for New Smartphone or Tablet owner whether that racing game really is a racing game mobile developer community to remove restrictions (especially when it needs unfettered access to a large that have been put into place by both Apple and number of services on your device). Google and in some cases the vendors that build Android devices. The same goes for Apple, but due to the tight control the company has over its devices, you are unlikely On iOS, users can ‘Jailbreak’ their iOS device and to be able to infect your new iPhone, iPad or iPod on Android, users can Root their smartphone or Touch with an erroneous download, as Apple will tablet. Whilst they sound pretty different, they in- not typically allow you to install it. volve escalating the user’s privileges on their device and allowing them to perform actions not usually The problem with Android virus checkers is that permitted by Apple, Google or smartphone/tablet their effectiveness is relatively unknown and if they vendors. are run on a slower device, they can take up impor- tant resources that could be better appropriated This may enable you to install custom software (orhttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/3-things-you-should-hold-off-doing-for-new-smartphone-or-tablet-owner/ elsewhere. They have also been known to interfere ROMs) and modify your device but if you have just with the Android platform itself and caused users received it as a gift or bought one as a Christmas to restore their operating system to get their device present to yourself, it does come with some poten- back to a usable state. tially annoying drawbacks. Always remember, you will not be the first or the You are running the risk of voiding your warranty last to be presented with a difficult choice to make and reducing the chances of vendor assistance when it comes to downloading a file or application should you need to return it if you encounter issues. on your mobile device. A quick Google search will Modifying or ‘flashing’ your device also increases almost certainly be able to provide some insight and the chances of ‘bricking’ your device, meaning it help you from doing any damage to your device or could be unusable if something goes wrong. your mobile phone bill. Think of it this way, if you can’t afford to replace Don’t rush to Jailbreak or Root your your new smartphone or tablet out of your own device. pocket, you shouldn’t be modifying your handset. Or, if you are a power user – go nuts. Conclusion It’s always wise not to throw your new mobile gad- get, jam a CD-ROM into it or use it as a doorstop but we’d hope that you wouldn’t want to do that with such a useful piece of technology anyway. The points above may be common knowledge and simple for many but there are ever increasing num- Devices powered by Google’s Android and Apple’s bers of technophobes and older people picking up iOS platforms are the hostellers in the smartphone smartphones and tablets for the first time and will be and tablet markets. Both have been embraced by the eager to check out all of the opportunities available Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 3
  4. 4. December 26, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk 3 Things You Should Hold Off Doing for New Smartphone or Tablet owner to them, especially if they act upon recommenda- tions from friends and family. Whatever you choose to do with your smartphone or tablet, it is your device and you should do wha- tever you feel comfortable with. We hope that these three tips help identify certain things you shouldn’t necessarily rush into doing, allowing you to learn how to operate your tablet or new mobile phone at your own pace. If it’s a little basic for you but you believe it would be of worth to a friend or family member, do be sure to pass it on!http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/3-things-you-should-hold-off-doing-for-new-smartphone-or-tablet-owner/ Related Articles: Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or subscribe to my feed and get articles like this delivered auto- matically to your feed reader. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 4

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