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With fewer than 40 hours left in 2011, it seems like a good time to think about what 2012 holds in store. There are plenty of predictions about what we can expect in technology, based on what exists now, and the current trends.

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  1. 1. December 31, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk A 2012 Technology Wish List by batteryfast. co.uk A 2012 Technology Wish List by Better Battery Life batteryfast.co.uk CloudTags: Technology , Wish List , 2012 , laptop battery , Asus Latpotp Battery For a32-x51 , Hp 510 battery replacement With fewer than 40 hours left in 2011, it seems like a good time to think about what 2012 holds in store. There are plenty of predictions about what we can expect in technology, based on what exists now, and the current trends. I am going to take a slightly different approach, though. What follows is a technology wish list for 2012 that are not a predictions per se. The wishes exist on theirhttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/a-2012-technology-wish-list-by-batteryfast-co-uk/ own merits without regard for current technology. The world has gone mobile. From both a consumer At the same time, the wishes are not so fantastic that and business perspective, more people are relying they are beyond the realm of possibility. on notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to connect from virtually anywhere. The problem is that “vir- With that in mind, here we go: tually anywhere” is usually lacking in power outlets, so these devices need to have the juice to get through the day…at least. There have been significant strides in this area. My iPad 2 seems to last forever, and my current note- book can plow through most of a work day on a single charge. Smartphones seem to be heading in the wrong direction, though — both the iPhone 4S and the recently launched Galaxy Nexus seem to drain quicker than their predecessors — and there is still room for improvement. The first wish for 2012 is battery performance from mobile devices that allow you to roam the world with confidence, without scrambling to recharge in the middle of the day. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
  2. 2. December 31, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk A 2012 Technology Wish List by batteryfast.co.uk Less Adapter Confusion paying for a service to expect that service to be de- livered as agreed upon. Yet, major providers like RIM and Verizon have ex- perienced service outages lasting for days with little more than an “oops, we’re sorry”. Credits applied for disruption of service are typically paltry, and offer little consolation for not having a functional device for days at a time. 4G Everywhere While we’re on the topic of power, why does every single device have to re-invent the connector used to power or recharge it? If you are traveling with a laptop, tablet, smartphone, and/or e-reader, it is not inconceivable that you need to carry four separatehttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/a-2012-technology-wish-list-by-batteryfast-co-uk/ chargers. If you happen to forget one, you are pro- bably screwed because there is little standardization and the odds of you finding a random charger that fits your proprietary connection are slim to none. While we’re at it, lets lump in dead zones and ou- The point of each is to simply move the electricity tdated wireless service. This is 2012 (or at least it from the wall, or through your PC. There is no need will be in a couple days). Users should not have to for each vendor — actually each device because deal with dropped calls on a daily basis, or go out some vendors aren’t even consistent across devices of their way to navigate around known dead zones. — to require some unique connector to make that happen. I wish technology would pick a charging 4G wireless speeds are awesome…if you can find connector and stick with it. them.Even without the dead zones, though, users who select a device or provider based on the promise Fewer (Or Zero) Outages of 4G (or even 3G for that matter), should be able to use that service virtually anywhere. 4G service is Funny thing about wireless and Internet service limited to specific metropolitan areas in most cases, providers – they have no qualms making excuses and even 3G networks have holes like Swiss cheese. and justifying system outages for the services you’re At any given time it is a crap shoot to figure out paying for, but they seem to have little sense of hu- whether my wireless devices will be able to connect mor or appreciation for any “temporary outage” on 3G, or if they will fall back to some pathetically of your payments. It seems reasonable if you are slow legacy network. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2
  3. 3. December 31, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk A 2012 Technology Wish List by batteryfast.co.uk Wireless providers need to take all that money we’re Pooled Data pouring in, and invest it in a robust, reliable infras- tructure capable of actually delivering the speed and quality of service that they advertise. Fluent, Flexible Voice Interaction Siri is great. But, Siri is limited to only the iPhone 4S, and even on the iPhone 4S Siri has limited capabi- lities. So, for the 2012 technology wish list, let’s add voice interaction, a’ la Siri, that is more platform diverse, and more comprehensive in its capabilities. Siri is great, but it is not living up to its full potential yet.For starters, I’d just like to see Siri offered across the Apple ecosystem. I can’t see any reason why the In 2012, can we please get pooled data plans? I have same Siri voice interaction shouldn’t work just fine been preaching pooled data for some time, and it on my iPad 2 and MacBook Air as well as my iPhone appears that Verizon has something along those 4S. Beyond that, though, it would be nice to have lines planned. It doesn’t make sense that my mo- Siri – or Siri-like capabilities – available on devices bile devices share a pool of minutes when it comes beyond just Apple. to talk time, but that each one has to have its ownhttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/a-2012-technology-wish-list-by-batteryfast-co-uk/ separate data plan, with its own separate expense Aside from that, I wish for 2012 that the functionality and pool of megabytes. of Siri (or other voice interaction tools) is expanded. You should be able to open apps, or take pictures I’ll take that one step farther, and say that the data using voice commands. pool should include all of my data — not just mobile. Rather than having one bill for home broadband, and separate bills for every mobile device, I should be able to figure out how much total bandwidth I need, and purchase one pool that can be shared by all. Platform Agnosticism The world of technology is becoming increasingly diverse. It is not unusual for someone to have a Windows PC, an Android smartphone, and an iOS tablet. So, let’s wrap up with a wish that software become more platform agnostic in 2012. Whether it’s a game like Angry Birds, productivity tools like Microsoft Office, or cloud storage like Box. com, people should be able to use the same tools Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 3
  4. 4. December 31, 2011 batteryfast.co.uk A 2012 Technology Wish List by batteryfast.co.uk across all of their devices. And, more importantly, those tools should be kept in sync, and offer as much consistency in both features and feel as possible. Related Artivles: 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.http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/a-2012-technology-wish-list-by-batteryfast-co-uk/ Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 4

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