Be prepared to feel ancient — the first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote “merry Christmas” on a computer and sent it to the cellphone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. It was a modest start, but it ultimately changed technology and even social norms. For more check out, The first text message was sent 25 years ago – Engadget.com
Texting has radically changed the way we communicate. Used to be you passed a paper note back and forth. Sometimes I prefer it to voice communications. It’s so amazing how far we have come though in the past 25 years where we send photos and other media too.
(CNN)So everyone is shuffling around furiously swiping at their phones and bragging about their Vaporeon and you’re just sitting here like “What’s a Pokéball?”
Source: Here’s your beginner’s guide to Pokémon GO – CNN.com
This craze has swept the nation and perhaps the world. People are out and about playing it in droves. I get this, sort of. You know, if it gets people to connect with one another then it’s cool. I doubt I will be downloading it and putting it on my phone but there are people who are doing it and I shall live vicariously through their fun.
This evening I am doing a factory reset of my Samsung Galaxy 5s. When you do this it means deleting your downloaded apps and having to reinstall them. Any non synched data is usually wiped out too. Mobile phones are computers that need to be cleaned periodically and this is an extreme way of doing that. Tonight I hope to have everything back to normal or perhaps better than before. I hope everything goes well though.
Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
Source: For some people, the older the smartphone, the better | Times Free Press
A person on my team at work has a flip phone and it’s cool. My grandfather has a flip phone too. I do miss the fun of those phones and how much less space they take up. I also like the slider phone too.