Laptop, tablet or smartphone? Which device rules the mobile internet?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Marie-Paule Graham writes on behalf of Broadband Genie, the independent price comparison website for broadband and cheap mobile broadband .

Staying connected to the internet while on the move is important, especially if you make a living online, or are considering venturing into this field. With the ever improving 3G network, it’s possibly to be online literally wherever you want, provided there is signal, of course.

What’s the best device to use? Currently, there are three choices: laptop with dongle, smartphone and tablet computers, like the iPad 2.

Laptops

Most people are accustomed to carrying laptops with them every day; for work, school or university. Add a dongle to your daily load and you get the internet almost anywhere with the convenience of all the offline computer applications we’re accustomed to using. You also have the added luxury of both working and playing online in any location you like.

Mobile broadbandwith free laptop deals are designed to capitalise on the potential of the remote working lifestyle. Many of the free machines on offer come from the larger end of the computer spectrum, so getting a suitable bag for your laptop is important for your back. And if you’re a UK resident, a waterproof bag is also a good idea. If you’re looking for a smaller machine, seek a netbook, or be prepared to pay the extra in line rental for a fully-fledged laptop under 15”.Dongles allow the habits users have already created to continue: internet and all of the offline applications we know and trust. The laptop is the most cumbersome method of staying online while on the move.

Tablets

Tablets are mounting a sizable challenge on the personal computer market, with offerings from Samsung with the Galaxy TAB, Blackberry’s Playbook, Streak from Dell, the Motorola Xoom and of course, the iPad 2 are all part of a serious offering to consumers.

Their great advantage is they are small, thin and lightweight, making your daily load much lighter. The internal Micro SIM for 3G enabled tablets means you’re not relying on external hardware to access the internet, minimising the risk of leaving your precious portal on a cafe on the M6.The essential functions of any computer – keyboard and screen – are still best executed by the laptop computer. The market, currently just two years old, recognises this and we are sure to see the improvements that will challenge the conventional PC market.

Currently, the lack of tablet native apps and websites also means some medals don’t give you the full internet. iPad still excludes Flash content making a lot of unavailable. Samsung have opted out of making tablet native sites or apps for the Galaxy TAB, hoping that the internet will simply translate. The result is jerky scrolling and white spaces where pages won’t load properly, something Samsung will have to address if its tablet is to survive the speedy evolution of the market.

The Smartphone

Smartphones are the ultimate on-the-move device for staying online. Their size offers the user privacy whilst in a crowd and the ever growing app market is really putting the smartphones at the centre of our lives. If you’re a blogger at a live event, keeping your followers up to date through social media channels is both easy and discrete with a smartphone.

6 Newish Tech Fails You Might Not Have Heard Of

In the world of technology it seems that everyone has a voice, it also seems that there is new technology arriving on the marketplace each and every day. We all like to get our voice heard abut the newest, our favorites or what we dislike. We all especially like to hear of the fails so here are 6 relatively new tech fails we have seen in the world of technology.

1. Nokia Music Umlimited Never Took Off
“Please Say that again?” Is what I was thinking when I heard this had failed, but that’s not surprising that I didn’t know what it was because it never did manage to take to its wings and soar.

2. UK’s Plan To Filter Porn Simply Won’t Work
If you’ve heard of the great firewall of china you’ll know how frustrating it is for people in China to freely browse the web. They are behind a big firewall. In this case it is the UK who have a crazy plan to censor any porn, but while they go about thinking of how to do it, it seems it will never work anyway.

3. Russian Satellites Fail To Enter Orbit
The Russians were in the space race and were great contenders, and since then they have launched many orbiting satellites, though ssadly in this case the satellites didn’t make it into space at all.

4. iPhone 4 Signal Causes Problems
This was the buzz story on the tech fail side of things for quite some time. Apple had created a phone where it was hard not to block the signal from getting to the phone. Luckily people eventually found a workaround to the signal issues.

5. LAPD Wanted to Spend $7 Million On Gmail Accounts
This isn’t so much a fail on the LAPD’s side of things as they just wanted a better email service but it is when they expected Google to guaranteed their privacy. Something which can only mean trouble had Google claimed they definitely could and everyone knows web based email services aren’t guaranteed privacy.

6. Dell Sold Computers They Knew Would Fail
This sounds rather strange that a company would jeopardize relationships with clients, well in true fail style, Dell did go ahead and sell computers they knew would fail.

Top 4 Best Free Animation Software For Creating Animations

Today I was in search of a really good animation software when I discovered many different solutions for creating animations. I done my best to filter through them all to find the best, so this led me to creating a list of what I feel are the best animation software anyone can get for free. You’ll notice some are better than others and some will do what you want while some won’t though you can be assured out of these 4 you’ll possibly find one that meets your needs.

1. AnimatorDV Simple

The company behind AnimatorDV also have other software created for editing videos, this is their free version which is used for creating stop motion movies. As you can see from the screenshot it has s imple interface and will help you get the job done swiftly and easily.

2. Synfig Studio

This is a very complicated 2D animation software to get started with and that alone is proof in the pudding that this is an awesome free solution. Essentially, it is much like flash and can do everything that flash does. It is one of those free solutions that is definitely worth trying as compared to other similar freebies it is definitely ahead of the game. Even looking at the above screenshot screams “try me” doesn’t it?

3. Muvizu 3D
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Muvizu speaks for itself really. There isn’t much I need to say for it as they have so brilliantly made their site into a showcase of what can be done with the software so your best bet to learn more about this and see what it can do is to head over to their site and have a good rummage around.

4. FotoMorph
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This software is a one that will help you take your images and turn them into an animated video. It is mainly for morphing which is a form of animation that makes one image gradually turn into another. Probably not the best animation software solution but certainly great for those of you who want to make a morphing animation from your pictures.

In conclusion, these are the best free solutions on the marketplace but if you want it all you may need to buy some animation software that suits your needs. In the mean time you can start trying these out to see if they do what you need.