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Being a mother is the toughest job on earth, not a single human being can argue with that. She is the one who held your hand, put on those band-aids and kissed your “boo-boos” away as opposed to your dad who told you to man up and rub some dirt in it. She’s also the one who sewed up your worn out Star Wars blanket long after it had seen better days, and it was her as well who cleaned your mess after you had broken the VCR by shoving those beloved peanut butter sandwiches of yours inside.
Now that we are “legally” grownups, it is time for us to repay our moms for all the craziness we put them through. So make the dinner reservations, buy the flowers and as for the gift, we are here to help. Here are 10 tech gift ideas to show your beloved mom how much you appreciate her not being so traditional and old-school and thus rewarding her with the latest in the gadget world.
Is your mom an absolute tablet hater? If so, a Kindle Paperwhite is probably your best substitute especially for anyone with a passion for reading. Besides, future gift-giving is also thought of with Amazon gift cards. Quite brilliant, right?
Speaking of gift cards, did you know they’re also available for Google Play? These were only inaugurated a couple of months ago and are now available in $10, $25 and $50 packs. These are nice to be given alone or to compliment an Android device.
We plead forgiveness from you father of tech for we have sinned and recommended an Apple product. Okay, we may have exaggerated but yes we do prefer Android. However, if your mother or wifey is more iOS inclined then an iPad mini is a befitting tablet that is thin, light and rather affordable.
4. Just Dance 3
What’s cool about the Kinect as well as other motion control mechanisms is that it exposed gaming to a much greater audience. Along with the opportunity to innocently have a laugh at the ones you love, which is where Just Dance 3 fits right in. It’s a great way to get some exercise as well.
5. Roku 3
What makes the Roku family of streaming devices (and the Roku 3 in particular) so amazing is their design; it’s designed in a way that makes it simple for every skill level. Roku’s interface is extremely easy to navigate, making even the least tech savvy moms rock Netflix and other streaming channels like a rock star.
Fact: One can never have enough USB ports, it’s quite unquestionable. Second Fact: your mom loves flowers. What do you get when you combine these two together? Well, the USB Tulip Hub of course!
Geekery is never bond by gender or age, and it’s very likely that your own passion for technology was inherited from your mom. She might have taken you as a toddler to see Star Wars and was just as upset to find out the franchise had been sold to Disney. If it so happens that your mother drinks tea then your search for the perfect gift ends here and now; The Star Wars Death Star Tea Infuser is what you need.
8. SkinIt Skin
Does your electronic device need a revamp? Well, the right skin or case always does the trick and which SklnIt, you can choose from a variety of different designs. If you cannot find the one that speaks to you, then you can always upload your own picture (a baby picture of you and your mom for instance). That would be quite interesting for your mother.
9. HTC One
For the penultimate gift idea we bring you a powerful, big screen and of course Android Jelly Bean phone. It’s probably been a while since your mom got a phone upgrade so why not entice her with a lovely HTC One.
Last but not least, we bring you the Barner & Noble Nook; no don’t you roll your eyes on us just yet! There are two legitimate reasons we would recommend a Nook: first being that B&N just recently added Google Play access to the equation, moving these devices beyond the glorified eReader status. Second, they are on sale for Mother’s Day for the marginal price starting at $149!
It seems that Apple take pollution seriously when it comes to our environment, however, we do not know how true that is when it comes to polluting one’s personal profile!
This Tuesday, Apple was granted a patent that allows it to legally publish lies for the sake of privacy.
It seems that in this fast paced world of ours, everything we do can be tracked down through a simple search on one of the many social networks that we use. The patent includes a method to increase one’s privacy through the generation of fake online profiles. So if, let’s say, you were on “Big Brother” anytime soon, you can rest assure that the paparazzi will have a bit of hard time to document your genuine actions; the patent goes as far as generating fake actions on your behalf in fields that do not necessarily reflect your actual interests.
“Any network eavesdroppers, which are performing dataveillance on a principal, are polluted by the transactions that are in fact divergent from the true principal’s areas of interest,” the patent says. “In this manner, data collection is not prevented; rather, it is intentionally polluted so as to make any data collection about a principal less valuable and less reliable.”
Apple discovered the secret to crowd-pleasing; amplified privacy. Last year, Apple has implemented this enhanced privacy through the limitation of third-party data-collection that is meant for advertising. One concrete example is the “do-not-track” browser header in OS X Lion. Its Safari browser also defaults to blocking cookies from third-party websites, a feature Google cushioned as means of resolving conflicting user preferences.
Apple’s privacy approaches have also received improvement due to the controversy over its storage of exposed location data on the iPhone and of iOS developers’ use of the UID identifier as the key to date profiles of iPhone users.
The latest patent comes with an ironically apt typo; in the document it actually says “Litter Brothers” instead of “Little Brothers” in one of the sentences. The typo pertinently unveils what the patent actually does; means of polluting electronic profiling for the sake of combating invasive date collection.
While we do not know if Apple will ever implement this patent in any of its future products or not, however, from the looks of things and from our instincts to defend ourselves against invasive tracking, it is quite probable that such measures will no longer be looked at as absurd in the future.
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If you are an iPhone enthusiast I am sure you have heard all the hype around the new iPhone 4. News is spreading all over the internet about the new iPhone’s antenna issues and all the controversy surrounding Apple’s cover up of the incorrect signal strength bars.This might throw off people from having a full overview off the phone and its capabilities. The following article from TechCrunch explains the phone’s amazing capabilities as well as explores all of its faults in an amazing, detailed review.