Who would have thought that the time would come wherein so many things done with difficulty would be done so easily? Now, a two-year old child could be left to manage on his own certain tasks only five to seven year olds could do some years back. Current technology news never fails to catch our attention every now and then.
Recently, one of the most prestigious hotel groups who aims for modernization, the InterContinental hotels, switched from using hard copies of bibles with electronic versions which can be saved on Kindle e-readers. This could seem pretty exciting to those who keep watch on what’s new in the field of technology and robotics. For some, this could simply mean another milestone for those who are running the race to get to the top with their new inventions, making life easier. Others may even just easily shrug it off and say, “It doesn’t make much of a difference since we are not interested in the Bible anyway…” But for those who take their faith seriously, as in the case of those who are trying their best to reach as many people as possible to get to know God through His words in the Bible, surely, this is current technology news will be appealing. Perhaps for those who are constantly travelling, they might even be grateful for the convenience this Kindle e-readers could bring in the practice of their faith whenever they are on travel and stays at these hotels. Indeed, one doesn’t have to take so much effort any longer to get him into reading his Bible verses the traditional and conventional way. Compared to the printed copies of the Bible, there is no arguing that it is much easier and simpler to go through the verses with just a one-touch gadget.
However, would our different churches take on this current technology news positively? Is this a pleasant surprise for our different church leaders and their followers from different denominations? Some, if not most churches, regard the Bible as holy and sacred. Thus, the practice of reading and studying it is just as holy and sacred. With the advent of this current technology news, replacing the paper tomes with electronic versions, there could be some degree of contention as to the loss of the value of respect towards the Word of God. But since every believer has the freedom to exercise his faith according to his belief, this change most probably would be embraced more positively, especially if proven to be more effective and more beneficial in the long run.
The final quarter of 2011 marked the domination of iPhone4s, a smartphone manufactured by Apple Inc. With a good marketing strategy paired with commercials and ads that appeal to all walks of life, iPhone somehow dominated the realm of mobile devices. Not to mention the sensationalized death of Steve Jobs added to the marketing appeal of iPhone4s and other Apple Inc.’s devices. This totally raised an advantage over android phones.
However, the early quarter of 2012 threatens the iPhone domination as Samsung, HTC, LG and other reputable brands introduced their top of the line android phones that obviously surpass the features of the celebrated iPhone 4s. Whether the rises of android phones have shaken iPhones’ sales or not, one thing is for sure: it influenced to the upcoming release of iPhone 5.
With the high-end features of android phones such as 1.5 Ghz quad core processors, 12MP rear cameras and internal memories that can handle up until 32GB, smartphone enthusiasts can’t hide their anticipation for what iPhone has to offer. Apple Inc. has not officially set the exact release date of the new smartphone yet rumors circulated that it will be around September. Most people could not wait that long. That is why when the recent news about iPhone 5 parts was leaked, it sparked interest among majority.
Leaked parts are pointing to prototypes that have largely similar form factor. These parts, however, suggest that there will be no significant change in the phone’s aesthetics. Aside from its larger 4-inch screen, it is said that there will be no major “shock value” for the iPhone 5. In fact, it may be a disappointing to see that it will be just an elongated version of its predecessors. Whatever its appearance will be, the important thing is that it is packed with features that will surpass other smartphones and androids in the market. After all, Apple should justify the anticipation of the public by producing something that would end the domination of other brands.
Surely, the new iPhone will run on iOS 6. In addition, there will be minor tweaks and big improvements for people to get the best out of their smartphone experience. Notable enhancements with the iOS 6 are in Siri. Being the “bomb” of iPhone 4s, Siri still highlights the important features of the new iPhone. Notably, Siri can give you score updates of sports’ major leagues, movie trailers, and even restaurant reviews among many other features.
Additionally, there will be Facebook integration and mail functions that are more powerful than the current iOS. All these and many more are part of the 200 new features that will be available for the new iOS version.
Perhaps the new hardware and software improvements for iPhone 5 may be enticing to hear. However, other smartphones which are similar or even better are already in the market today. In addition, companies like HTC and Samsung will be extra competitive in marketing their products. With that being said, one challenge is posed for Apple Inc.: will they be able to dominate the market again?
Well, let’s wait for the anticipated release of the iPhone 5. After all, the said “leaked parts” are nothing but speculations. Who knows Apple is cooking something that will ultimately raise the bar in smartphone manufacturing?