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3G vs 4G

For average consumers, ’3G’ and ’4G’ are two of the most mysterious terms in the mobile technologydictionary, but they’re used relentlessly to sell phones and tablets. If you’re shopping for a new phone, the answer isn’t clear-cut, and you shouldn’t always go for the higher number. Our primer will help explain which technology to pick.

3G vs. 4G: What Are They?

First things first, the “G” stands for a generation of mobile technology, installed in phones and on cellular networks. Each “G” generally requires you to get a new phone, and for networks to make expensive upgrades. The first two were analog cell phones (1G) and digital phones (2G). Then it got complicated.

Third-generation mobile networks, or 3G, came to the U.S. in 2003. With minimum consistent Internet speeds of 144Kbps, they were supposed to bring “mobile broadband.” There are now so many varieties of 3G, though, that a “3G” connection can get you Internet speeds anywhere from 400Kbps to more than ten times that.

New generations usually bring new base technologies, more network capacity for more data per user, and the potential for better voice quality, too.

4G phones are supposed to be even faster, but that’s not always the case. There are so many technologies called “4G,” and so many ways to implement them, that the term is almost meaningless. The International Telecommunications Union, a standards body, tried to issue requirements to call a network 4G but they were ignored by carriers, and eventually the ITU backed down. 4G technologies include HSPA+ 21/42, WiMAX, and LTE (although some consider LTE the only true 4G of that bunch, and some people say none of them are fast enough to qualify.)


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When your Small Business Marketing Strategy stops working

Have you hit a brick wall? What I mean is, do you feel that your marketing and sales efforts are only reaching a certain point of effectiveness?

Small business sales and marketing is a tough business.  It becomes even tougher when you feel as though you are out there advertising, yet not moving beyond the invisible “brick wall” I just mentioned.

Entrepreneurs that face such obstacles usually respond by trying harder, adding a few more dollars to the ad budget or cramming their existing ads with more detail and glitter.

If this marketing impasse has been an ongoing issue for your small business, I’d like to suggest you step back and examine your overall strategy.  It very well may be that your methods, medium of choice, or message may be in need of an overhaul, rather than a fine tuning.

Review Your Medium

If your marketing is stalling out only after bringing in a small number of prospects, it may be that your medium of choice is ill-equipped to meet your business demands.

An example of this would be sending out direct mailers to capture 10 new leads – only to see 5 new customers a month.

In this example, you may be tempted to move to a heavier stock of paper or target new zip codes. You’ve got to be honest with yourself.  Are you staying with a particular medium because it’s what you’ve always done – is it what you’re most comfortable with? It’s likely time to shift to another medium such as radio, TV or online marketing.

Start a New Conversation

There are times when you cannot move beyond a certain point with your marketing due to the fact that you’ve been communicating with the wrong group.

I once knew of a small business that insisted on communicating with the affluent prospects of their audience rather than middle-class folks – of whom accounted for 80% of their revenue. Their marketing was destined to max-out very quickly by virtue of going after such a tiny segment.

In the marketing world, there’s a huge difference between those you should be communicating with as compared to those you want to reach. Ideally, they should be one in the same, but not always. That is why you need to do a little research on who is likely to respond to your marketing efforts.  As a result, your messages are likely to travel much further.

Look at the Big Picture

As a small business, it is important to take a clear, sober look at what your business markets.  Are you promoting a product or service that is relevant, needed or desired?

As an example, during the height of all of the economic turmoil in our country, there was a sharp decline in the purchase of luxury goods. At that time, running a textbook-marketing-campaign wouldn’t have been enough to overcome the bigger picture.

If your marketing is always running out of gas, examine factors outside of your business.  Are their economic, technological, social, or legal changes encroaching on your efforts? If so, there may be a need to seek operational solutions rather that those found in communications.

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New Facebook Privacy Features

If you’re a Facebook user, you may have noticed some new icons that have begun appearing in the Facebook navigation bar. To the right of the “Home” link at the upper right corner of the navigation bar, there is a new Privacy Shortcuts icon (see below).

This new icon is intended to give Facebook users easy access to the privacy controls they are most concerned about, and to provide more detailed, plain language explanations of what those controls mean to the everyday Facebook user. Clicking on the down arrow next to each of the questions above provides quick access to your privacy controls so you can see your settings and change them if necessary.

For example, under “Who can see my stuff?” you’ll see who can see future posts (your post privacy setting), get access to the Activity Log so that you can view all of your posts and tags, and get to the “View As” link, which will show you what others can see on your Timeline.

Apps

One of the ways Facebook users can inadvertently share information they may not want to share is through the many Apps that have access to the user’s Facebook account. In the past, when an app wanted access to your Facebook account, there was only one button, to either accept or reject the connection between the app and Facebook. Facebook has now made changes to app permissions, so now when you go to your app settings, you will see a list of permissions the app has been granted, and you may allow some permissions and reject others.

Activity Log

The Activity Log has been streamlined, with some changes in the navigation, making it easier to find what you’re looking for and review your Facebook activity. You can easily review your own posts, posts you are tagged in, posts by others, and posts you have hidden in order to make changes, remove tags, or mark items as spam. You can even remove tags on multiple photos at once and send messages to those who posted the photo, asking them to delete it, if necessary. As you use these new features, Facebook will provide small pop-ups designed to make sure that you understand what you are doing; for example, Facebook will remind you that when you hide something from your Timeline, it may still be visible in other places, such as your news feed or in Facebook search.

Facebook Search

Speaking of Facebook search, one recent Facebook change makes things a bit less private – Facebook has removed the ability to hide your name from Facebook’s search. If someone searches on your name in the Facebook search bar, your profile will appear in the results.

Whether you use Facebook for strictly personal reasons or as a business development tool, it is important to review your privacy and security settings and to use caution when providing access to your account, photos, posts, etc., whether to other individuals, through sharing on Facebook, or through Facebook apps. These features change frequently, and staying abreast of changes isn’t always easy.

To learn more about how to use Facebook wisely for personal and professional reasons, refer to the cookbook offered by Internet Lawyers in New York

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Sizzling Nokia 808

Nokia’s announcement of its new ground breaking smart phone Nokia 808 few days back has really grabbed attentions. After Nokia N8 this new smart phone promises great mobile photography. Nokia 808 is a smart phone based on Symbian OS with a twist of an amzing 41 mega pixel camera. Yes you read it right, it has a 41 mega pixel camera.A combination of Carl Zeiss lens and Pure imaging technology is claimed to enable you to take clearer amd more sharp photos and share it instantly on internet.

Nokia 808 41 Mega Pixel Camera

Nokia 808 has a 4x lossless zoom in Video mode and offers great experience of HD video recording.It records 30 frames per seconds in HD videos with 4x zoom. It has got rich recording and a techy micro phone that can record clear and disturbance free audio at a level of 140 decibells with video recording. This camera isn’t only good at image quality but has got very good reaction time. It does not take mush time to get ready for photo shooting or video recording.The camera takes less 1 sec to get geared up.The camera zooms in and out fastly upto 3 to 4 times without loosing details or pixelating. Most mobile cameras even being quite techy are put to challenge when they are tested in darker environments but Nokia 808 has a camera with Carl Zeiss lens and 41 mega pixel that come with a Xenon flash for still photography and LED light for video capturing.

Fun doesn’t stop here with all these features, it is only starting. Nokia 808 allows you to share high quality pics and videos taken from its 41 mega pixel camera over the internet with your friends, followers and family. You can easily share your pictures taken from this 41 mega pixel camera to facebook, filckr and other social network sites. It allows you to connect your smart phone to a HD television through a HDMI cable for bigger screen view or you use wireless connection too for this purpose.Nokia 808 41 mega pixels has a great feature of nokia maps that is there with maps of over a hundred countries and hence can be a great tool to guide you on your way to your destination. If you are a tourist you can view the pictures of a place and see reviews of people about it before visiting that place.This smart phone comes with Dolby surround sound headphones to enhance your music experience.

From looks to sound and from media to sharing, Nokia 808 has all that most require.

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How Does HTC Stack Up?

The High Tech Computer Corporation, now known as HTC, is a competitor in the mobile phone industry and really entered the market competitively for phones using the HTC name in 2006. Even though they’ve only been active for the past 5 years they currently have phones available with multiple cell phone carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to offer services to multiple markets.

A large reason that HTC is so successful in the cell phone market is that they harness the technologies that consumers want, beginning with a touchscreen for navigation through the phone and used it as its primary focus. They have also evolved to answer to what the market wants, including introducing larger screens, thin phones, and of course, a mobile operating system such as Android or Windows Phone 7. These possess the ability to download applications and harness connectivity to bring web browsing and social networking as a focus for the smartphone market.

They bring personality and customization to their devices with a graphical user interface they’ve coined “HTC sense,” which gives users both a user experience and TouchFLO 3D design. It adds certain features to the phone including its own music and video application and manages social networks through its combination of applications. It also includes its own selection of widgets such as HTC likes, footprints, friend stream and easily accessible settings to adjust 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or data connectivity. The Sense interface was introduced as 1.0 and the latest versions of it include 3.0 or 3.5, depending on whether the device is a phone or tablet.

The primary drawback that HTC has when compared to other mobile phones is lack of variety. Most of their phones look the same and, unless you purchase a snazzy case or skin, you may not be able to select which phone is yours in a crowd of people. Whether selecting an HTC Android phone or one running an alternate operating system with the HTC interface, you’ll be able to do everything you expect on a phone and then some.

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Welcome to MyGeekPal

Hey there and welcome to Mygeekpal. Mygeekpal is developed by Mohammed Ameenuddin Atif, that’s me.. I am a webamsters hailing from Hyderabad, India. The purpose of MyGeekPal is to serve and guide people about computers and technology, help webmasters develop their websites, entrepreneurs how to effectively market products online and amateurs to help make money online as well.

So now on I’ll be providing you quality tutorials, freebies and stuffs, tools, and lots of opportunities to you all and help serve the webmaster and geek community. I am pretty sure you wont be liking to miss this opportunity so the first thing you do is subscribe to our feeds as well as subscribe by email to make sure you don’t miss anything.

I will be open to answer all the questions that you could possibly have, so feel free to use the contact form with your questions, and I will make sure to address them in a timely manner. Your comments are welcomed too. I would like to share whatever I know and you can use the contact form to suggest anything to me and people are free to write a guest post too.]

So that’s the end of the introduction and the real business starts here…

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