From time to time, exactly every 2 years customers have to choose between quit or extending the mobile contract. The business terms of t-mobile been fine and when extending the next choose will be between invoice credit or a new phone. Mostly my decision had been the new phone, but which one ?
The technical data was discussed alot and I’ll not repeat it here. I hadn’t experience with the Microsoft Windows 8 OS until now and no time to test. Still Android and iOS on the list. The new Nexus and the Sony Xperia Z wasn’t available at the time of ordering and the other competitors are to heavy in their dimensions for a mobile phone. Decision between Android, iOS and Windows 8 was a neck-and-neck race and the key point had been the invested money in Apps. Binding the hardware and the software in the way Apple does makes it some kind of difficult to change the operation system.
iPhone 5 slims in weight and is still good-looking, overall a good decision.
The good news, Apple and Google seems to be friends again. The google maps app is still back to iOS 6. But Samsung uses the map ‘problem’ of iOS to place a funny advertisment in Australia.
(Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)
found via http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/12/samsung-targets-apple-maps-with-new-promotional-display-in-australia/
Woman acceptance factor is accomplished !
Control your light environment from your iPhone or iPad. The starter pack is available for 199$ and in Germany for 199€ via the Apple online store. I’m not aware of the opportunity to buy them in the retail store, but maybe they have the Hue in stock too.
Light automation without the need for an additional home house bus system like KNX / EIB for example.
“KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol for intelligent buildings. KNX is the successor to, and convergence of, three previous standards: the European Home Systems Protocol (EHS), BâtiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB or Instabus). The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association.”
Never seen the gadget before today, found it as a buyers recommendation when looking for Sphero found via http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Angerollt-Roboter-Kugel-Sphero-1542563.html.
“Each Sifteo cube packs a clickable, full color LCD display, a variety of motion sensors and a rechargeable battery into a sturdy 1.5 inch block – perfect for hands of all ages to grab and play with.
Sifteo cubes connect wirelessly to a nearby computer via a compact USB radio link, and can hold up to 4 hours of play on a single charge. Our SiftRunner desktop software is your command-center: browse and play your games, create your own with the Sifteo Creativity Kit™, and find more in the Sifteo store! The included Sifteo charging dock can recharge up to six cubes at once, and can house your cubes and USB link when not in use.”
Company blog site http://blog.sifteo.com/