In the 21 century due to technological progress, modern means of communication are evolving very rapidly. Nowadays mobile phone industry is one of the most developed ones in the diverse world of technology. In fact, mobile phone is not just used for making and receiving calls, it has become a unique and vital part of a modern person's lifestyle. Mobile phones made a human life more comfortable and gave us the opportunity of being connected with the whole world, at the same time enjoying huge number of features it offers, such as music, messaging, Internet access, camera, radio and many others. There are a plenty of various and unique mobile models, which have different operating systems and diverse features, any person can find the mobile which suits her/his style and requirements best. There are so many companies which offer great software applications and provide new and advanced services, which are specifically designed for mobiles.
Today increasing number of people, especially young people are extremely interested in mobile technology industry and they are really anxious to be aware of every innovation in this field. Whenever a new model is introduced, they are willing it to get it and enjoy all the new features it offers. I have so many friends who check about the latest news in this field not every day, nut I can say even every hour and minute, and when they see there is something new, they just rush to mobile centers and buy or exchange the “old” model with the latest one. Those people are aware of all diverse features the latest models can offer, sometimes they also know what new features companies have announced for the coming models. Yeah, it's really good to have such friend, if you decide to buy a mobile phone! This mobile addiction is becoming more and more actual, as it is completely a new world and its diverse and advanced features attract more and more people.
In fact, mobile technology is very dynamic, as the number of mobile providers is increasing very quickly in the world and there is an intense competition in the market, that's why new models are introduced every month, even every day.
Here is the list of the top 10 mobile phone brands in 2014 basis the number of shipments that have happened in first 2 quarters (http://www.mbaskool.com/fun-corner/top-brand-lists/9865-top-10-global-mobile-phone-brands-in-2014.html):
Let's check the latest models offered by the top brands on 2014
There is fascinating news for those who are crazy about iPhones. Apple is expected to release the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 around September of 2014. It will include a larger, redesigned form factor with 4.7" and 5.5" diagonal screens. The 4.7" model will be launch first around September, with the 5.5" model following later. Along with a larger screen, the iPhone 6 may feature a durable sapphire display in at least some models and it may adopt slimmer bezels and a thinner chassis. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 might also incorporate Optical Image Stabilization as a differentiating feature from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. It is also possible that the larger iPhone 6 will be the only model with a 128GB storage capacity.
HTC One M8
HTC announced a new version of the HTC One — codenamed M8 — in late March 2014 in New York City and London. The overall look of the Android smartphone is in the same vein of the 2013 model, with stereo speakers flanking the display and providing the excellent "Boomsound" experience.
The new HTC One launches with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and an updated version of HTC Sense — Sense 6.0, actually. BlinkFeed — a custom newsreader — is still on board and very much a prominent feature of the new HTC One, and it's gotten some nice visual tweaks. BlinkFeed was one of the more controversial features of Sense 5, since it took over the far left-hand position on the home screen.
The HTC One M8 launched in three colors and two finishes. Gunmetal Gray is the crowning achievement, with the aluminum sporting a brushed finish (which HTC says was not easy to do) and polished to a glossy shine. (Almost too polished, we think.) You also can get it in the same silver as the original HTC One, and also a champagne gold color. Both have the same texture as the 2013 HTC One.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsumg Galaxy S5 offers even more advanced features than Samsung Galaxy S5.
The camera has evolved to give clearer, faster snaps. The fitness-tracking abilities of the S5 are enhanced over the Galaxy S4 by packing in a more powerful S Health app and a dedicated heart rate monitor on the rear. A fingerprint scanner adds to the most secure Galaxy phone ever made.
The battery is larger, the screen bigger and brighter, the processor quicker and the design altered.
The spec sheet certainly doesn't let it down: a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh (removable) battery, 16 / 32GB of memory (with up to 128GB extra through microSD), one of the world's most vibrant screens that's been extended to 5.1-inches and added biometrics.
Sony Xperia Z2
The Sony Xperia Z2 is a high-end Android smartphone manufactured by Sony and released in April 2014. Under the codename "Sirius", Xperia Z2 serves as the successor to the Sony Xperia Z1. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The phone features a new display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and the ability to record 4K videos. The Xperia Z2 also allows removable microSD storage. It was unveiled alongside the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and the Sony Xperia M2 during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on February 24, 2014, and was first released in Taiwan on March 24, 2014, in Singapore on April 5, 2014 and entered more markets in May 2014. In the United States, the Xperia Z2 will be released in August 2014.Many reviewers praised the phone's screen, camera and waterproof design. Similar to the devices under the Sony Xperia Z series, the Xperia Z2 has an "Omni-Balance", according to Sony, which is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. The phone comes with the same aluminum frame as its predecessor. It also features tempered glass on the front and back with an aluminum power button placed on the right side of the device.
It may seem strange but alongside with those who are obsessed with new mobile models, there are also people who are addicted to their old mobile phones and they are so attached to their mobiles that they are reluctant to choose a new model, even if it can offer so many features and benefits. This is mainly typical of older generation, perhaps the reason is that they get used to their mobiles and find it difficult or just don't wish to learn new things. They treat these mobiles as living beings and wish to use them always. My grandparents also belong to this category of people, when they are used to something they will never get rid of them even for the best model with various advanced features. But I know also people, who have tried different models, and use the latest ones, but they still keep their first mobile phone.
As you can see mobile addiction which is very popular nowadays, can have different types.
Well, from first sight long distance relationship may seem not so related to my blog theme, but, don't hurry up in making suppositions! In fact, long distance relationship has become a very actual theme nowadays, and my aim is not only to give you some useful piece of advice concerning long distance relationship conversation themes, but also to suggest you solutions from modern communication technologies' point of view, which is very essential for making long distance relationship more effective.
Long distance relationships have become quite common nowadays, as our life conditions have improved a lot and today people travel a lot for various purposes: education, vacations, business, different projects, youth exchanges, trainings and so on. During these trips they get to know people from different parts of the world and fall in love. Social networking channels, which are gaining more and more popularity day by day, is another place where different people meet and begin a long distance relationship. Online dating websites also have become very fashionable nowadays, as due to these sites many loving hearts found each other and formed happy families. Well, none of us knows in what part of the world we'll find the love of our life. Maybe Armenia, Italy, USA, Georgia or perhaps Africa ? The answer is: no one knows, as love has no age, no nationality, no religion, no traditions and customs, it is just the unity of two souls. For many people long distance relationship seems to be very romantic, as it is said that distance makes love even stronger, because a real love is able to overcome all the difficulties, even such hard ones as distance. In fact, in most cases couples prefer to keep in touch by telephone, in this way they share their emotions, thoughts, opinions and everything happening in their life with their partner. These conversations play an essential role for preserving your relationship and making it even stronger, interesting and full of colors. So, you should always choose the right topics to make your conversation interesting and effective. In this article we'll make some suggestions concerning successful topics of conversation for a long distance relationship.
Talk about his/her personality
Ask your partner questions about his/her interests, hobbies, point of view concerning different issues. These questions will help you get to know your couple's personality even better. These themes are quite effective and interesting topics for conversation for a relationship, especially in case of long distance relationship. You can ask him/her, “What movies do you like?” “What type of music do you prefer to listen to?” By and by, you can refer to a more serious topics such as: “What do you think about gender equality?” “Do you believe in social justice ?” and so on. These themes will reveal your partner's personality and you can see the world and life with his/her eyes. Always remember, it doesn't matter how romantic is your relationship and how hot and handsome is your couple, the basics of successful relationship is the following quote “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction'', Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Talk about his/her customs, traditions and social rules
In case of long distance relationship, very often people live in different countries, have different traditions, customs, religions, social rules and so on. So, speaking about such issues is a very interesting and useful topic for conversation, as it's a good chance to get to know many new things about the culture your couple comes from. It's essential to have information about the environment your boyfriend/girlfriend grew up. You can ask him/her to teach a few expressions in his/her native language, and you can actively use these phrases during your conversations, he/she will be really very pleased to hear it from you. You can also talk about his/her national music, dresses, cuisine. You can tell him/her, you desire to learn to cook some national food and so on.
Talk about his/her main occupation
Ask him/her questions about his occupation. If your couple is a student, ask him/her about his/her University, about his/her University friends, the subjects he/she likes at the University and etc. Ask him/her such questions as: “Why did you choose exactly this profession?” “ What clubs do you attend at the University ?” “What subjects do you enjoy studying at the University” and so on. It is very essential to get to know your couple's University friends, everything concerning his/her student life. It is very effective and good to know his/her examination and test dates, you can ask him/her about the results, the marks he/she got, this way you show your concern for this person. If your partner works, your main themes can be his/her work, company, colleagues and so on.
Talk about his/her friends and family
Friends and family are precious for any person, most of us are willing to share everything going on in our hearts, minds and life with them. So, for this reason being very well aware of them is highly essential. Referring to this theme as well, you show interest in the life and well-being of the ones your couple cares and loves very much. You can ask such questions “How is your brother/sister doing at school/University?” “Did your friend pass his/her exam” and so on.
Callimax: the most affordable solution for your international calls
Now it's high time to refer to what I mentioned at the beginning of my article, that's to say, my advice concerning your choice of the most affordable solution for your long distance communication. In fact, a lot of people now prefer telephone conversations to writing messages, as it is essential to hear the person's voice, as in this case you feel the person's presence even better. Well, in this case the problem is that cost for international calls is very expensive and this is a serious obstacle for chatting with your beloved as much as you want.
Today there are many companies which offer cheap international calls to any destination of the world. I have tested several companies and have chosen Callimax service. I like its quality and a number of interesting and useful features you get after downloading Callimax app for your Android Smartphone or iPhone. That`s why I would like to suggest you Callimax for your long distance calls, as it is the most affordable solution for your international calls. By the way, after downloading Callimax you get 10 min free trial and can test the service absolutely free!
I wish you happy testing and all the best for your long distance relationship!
Hi! I am Isabelle Brock, I work in the sphere of VoIP technologies, I show great interest in Telecommunication field and I enjoy writing about the latest developments and innovations of this field. I am eager to share my knowledge with my readers. Follow me on Linkedin and Google+ and always stay up to date about everything going on in the world of technology and Telecommunication.