Bathroom Break Aka Text Messaging Break Aka Phone Call Break

Let’s say, what percent of us go to the restrooms, powder room, lavatory, john or whatever we name it to check a text message, voice mail, answer or make a call and/or just to play some app games on our phone. Well we would be part of the 750 Americans out of 1,000 that use our phone in the restroom. In the United States, its common how technology these days are improving much faster, but then it seems that we ignore WHERE we use our mobile devices. In class we always discuss the improvements, upgrades, differences of new, old, presently and original devices/technology. But this is a different chance for use to talk about.

It’s a close chance that one of us follow into the percentage of  “67 percent reading, 63 percent answering a phone call and 41 percent initiated a phone call without waiting to exit the facilities first” in the United States from the IT in the Toilet study. It appears clearly that whenever we feel bored or feel the need to keep ourselves busy we reach for our devices. I would like to discuss the reason or need why we have this urge or addiction I might call it to be part of the 77 percentage “we can’t keep our hands off our devices”.

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Furthermore into the study, it’s funny, sick and not thought of that they found out that 92 percent of the individual respondents wash their hands after using the restroom, BUT while the 14 percent DON’T was their phones. So let’s think about that while a making a phone call, text, game play on your or another’s phone/device.

Going through articles, additionally found is What the heck, while who ever is on the toilet, not only playing apps on our phone but a app that flushes your toilet. One that flushes, cleans after your business and adding more to keep a diary of your stuff to keep you on track to healthy. This article, is a smart phone app that can make your bathroom experience better? Is this something nessary?

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Now since we were talking about using mobile devices in the john, I came by an article that a technology device made by Mario Lukas from Germany invented and created a toilet paper dispenser that prints out twitter feedback, yea I said PRINTS OUT on the toilet paper the feedback. Will this be something that we spend much more time in the restroom or is this taken a little too far.

Here is the link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20113537-1/toilet-paper-dispenser-prints-your-twitter-feeds/ & Video. Image

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Samsung Vs Apple

How many of you have the latest iPhone 5 or the latest Samsung Galaxy S3? How many of us just want the best phone, if money is no matter? How many want what’s “hot” in the technology world? How many just want a phone that can do anything that relates to our life? For example: student, business, marketing, painting, writing, and etc. Do you want a camera, internet connection, games or just a SIMPLE PHONE!?

Well Since the beginning of this course we have been discussing in detail of technology, the design and reason for the design then how today it’s be ing updated, changed and used. In this article it’s similar and/or relates to our discussion/activity on comparing in detail of Facebook and MySpace.

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This particular article talks about how Samsung and Apple are in a feud of not only the “similar” designs of the devices, but more into detail the process. From reading this article, what I got out of it was that Apple isn’t only making an announcement that Samsung has obviously “copycat” its design but more of a threat is the “Cook” side of Apple.

“Jobs the credit for the adjectivesbeautiful, elegant, innovative, andfun. We’ll give Cook the credit for the adjectives affordable, reliable, available, and profitable. Jobs designs them, Cook makes them and sells them.”

Meaning that since Job’s part of Apple, which is their design are “copy-able”, like laptops, phones, tablet and etc. But the Cook side of Apple which is the marketing of supplies economically wise is more threaten from reading this article. Besides the lawsuits design wise that Apple is handling, Cook’s side of things are a threat, but can’t be copied. The reason for this is stated that Apple’s decade long process can’t be copied by their rival’s…more toward Samsung can’t manufacture this decade long process in shorter time…or can they?

Basically that Apple’s product time is not fast enough in the product line, unlike Samsung. Since Apple doesn’t want to risk lining up with another company for manufacture. Relating in the article about Dell and Asus computers or HTC One X phone. Samsung is feeding into the mainstream of Apple’s news feed of their technology, meaning that it’s being heard and then customers are comparing but “people aren’t making these decisions based on huge design differences between the devices. The basis of competition has shifted.” Hence “Apple’s economy of scale advantage” Which in the article, Tim Cook announce that manufacturing will move back to the states. Here is another article of Apple and Samsung, “Has Apple created it’s pwn threat in Samsung?”

Overall this relating to the course is we can compare and list the design of the two devices by listing the pros and cons. Furthermore go into detail of the two companies’ strategy of production.  Like we did in the Facebook and Myspace talk of the basic design, then going into the uses of them and who uses it.