iPhone vs Android, Anttenna’s Decision.

iPhone vs Android Phones
written by: philips08

Smartphones have been quite popular in recent years. They are supposed to make our lives much easier. A good smartphone can help you get directions, manage emails, keep track of your workout regimes, help you shop, share information with family and friends, watch movies and listen to music. However, with a lot of smartphones to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. Here is an overview of two most popular platforms.

Google Android OS

Android has quickly become one of the most widely used mobile operating systems in the world. Currently, it is being used by numerous mobile device manufacturers, including Motorola, Samsung, Sony, HTC and many more. These mobiles come in a lot of different designs, with varying specifications and screen sizes.

 

Android is a very customizable platform. You can change its operation and appearance in many ways. Moreover, you can download thousands of apps for this platform. Android is the closest thing to Windows’ in the smartphone market.

Apple iPhone/iOS
Apple has always adopted a completely different philosophy and approach. It has always focused on one smartphone model, while trying to regularly updating its version. It is the only company which makes iOS based devices. Moreover, it completely integrates its hardware and software. For instance, USB hub, iTunes and iOS are completely integrated with each other.

This product is considered superior by many users. However, it also has certain limitations. Apple does not allow a lot of modifications in user interface. It also offers little range in hardware options. This has been a major problem for consumers. Most of the chargers, adapters and USB cables are not compatible with Apple products. You will have to buy hardware manufactured by Apple to use it with iOS.

However, its strength has always been a wide range of third-party software available for download. You can easily use a lot of entertainment and high-productivity options. Although Apple believes in keeping iOS a closed system, it gives the company complete control over user experience. Thus, this operating system is easy to use and intuitive.

Some Points of Comparison

Interface – When it comes to interface, iPhone is the clear winner. It has a very simplistic design with intuitive controls. On the other hand, Android’s interface sometimes looks clustered.

Screen Size & Quality – The screen size and quality of iPhones is exceptional. However, some high end Android devices can easily compete with Apple’s crystal clear display.

Camera – Although iPhones always offer the best camera quality, there are some Android devices which have excellent control and features.

Apps – With third-party applications, Android devices can offer numerous applications from the Google Play Store. iPhone’s selection is limited.

Your final choice will depend on your needs, budget and preferences.  For us, it was iPhone first.

Popular Mobile Applications For iPhone

written by: Todd Burnett

hen the first generation iPhone was launched in the market back in 2007 no one could have ever thought of how radical the changes of internet usage would be affected. With majority of people preferring to get connected online with the mobile device, companies launched into a new venture of utilizing the ability to create applications that can be applied on mobile iPhones and enhance internet connectivity worldwide.

Mobile applications for iPhone have become the latest and most trendy ways to take over the technological phase of enhancing communication as well as enjoyment. Almost every website and online organization has designed a mobile application that can be applied to an iPhone and conveniently supply the recipient with all the data they need. The variety of applications are not secluded to business alone but almost all and any type of internet web usage that can exists. Everyone and anyone can enhance their ability to get connected online with these highly efficient applications and have the luxury to explore their hobbies online, become more effective in their business transactions online, and generally enhance communications effectively.  One can even research mundane topics like long term care insurance and then get insurance quotes online via their phone.

Some of the most popular mobile applications for iPhone include:

1. Social media sites applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace whereby one will be able to update themselves on their online friends posts as well as post their own daily activities and expressions.

2. Chatting sites applications such as Skype, Whatsup, IM+ which will allow you to chat in various platforms such as Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook etc.

3. Entertainment sites applications such as Youtube, Shazam etc. These applications enable the video contents posted to be viewed via a mobile iPhone anywhere with internet connectivity in the world.

4. Search engine applications such as Google Chrome, Opera which are considered to be the fastest applications to be utilized on the mobile internet. People check are now able to check for more information via these applications at anytime anywhere in the world.

5. Email sites applications such as Gmail, Dropbox etc. people are able to view their emails and send emails without having to wait to do this on a PC.

6. Advertising sites such as eBay

7. Mapping sites such as Google Earth, and Google maps which provide a better service that the GPRS.

8. Online books sites such as Kindle, iBooks which readers can continuously nourish their hobbies by reading their favorite books at the comfort of their environments.  There was a recent antitrust suit about this.

9. Software applications such as Adobe Photoshop express.

10. Financial currency rates such as XE Currency.

11. Security applications such as Kaspersky which will protect the mobile phone from susceptible acquisition of online viruses, and Find My iPhone which is used for locating a lost iOS device.

Why Anttenna Selected Social Media

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What is the Difference between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Whatsapp? written by: marvintana At the rate at which social media is growing, it is becoming extremely hard to stay afloat of things. Before you get conversant with one platform, people are already on another. It is time you understood the difference between four of the most popular social networking sites.
Twitter.

Twitter is a social and micro blogging site that allows people to share different forms of content that include short messages known as tweets, videos and pictures, a registered user is able to view and respond to the material and add acquaintances or persons of interest or brands to their list by following them. This way they’re able to see everything that whoever they’re following adds on their handle which is a synonym referring the owner’s account.

Facebook.

Probably the only social media site that is more popular than twitter, Facebook is the most popular and most used social site. With close to three billion users all around the world, Facebook allows its users to add friends to their accounts by sending out friend requests and one send private messages, create groups and post their opinions to their walls. Unlike twitter, Facebook allows you to add friends and also follow those that you might not want to add to your friends’ list. Additionally Facebook, allows friends to comment directly to your posts not to mention it has been found to have a more user friendly interface than Twitter even though the latter is considered more hype.

LinkedIn.

Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp, LinkedIn is a very unique social site that is tailor made for the professionals. It is the ideal place where one can go for contacts hunting for virtually any person with a profession of your interest. LinkedIn not only allows you to create contacts and connect, it also allows the users to make groups depending on things like subjects, issues or even a geographical basis. It’s a great site to find people with similar brains and in the same professional field.

Whatsapp.

Now this is an entirely different prospect from the other three. As much as it is considered a social site, Whatsapp is really a messaging service that allows people to send texts, short videos and photos to each other over the internet. The best thing is that this runs as long as you have an internet connection which means that you get an alert when someone sends you a text. In simple terms, it is like the sms service only that Whatsapp offers the same through the internet.

By understanding the most renowned social websites currently in the world you are able to better understand why everyone is talking about them and the impact that they have. Basically, all four have the superior ability to connect people who are worlds apart in a simple and convenient manner reason as to why they have become highly revered.