Many of us are in the market to upgrade our homes or our businesses. Maybe we have a vacation home or how about a hunting cabin many miles from where we live. A security system is an upgrade that to many is a requirement. How can any one invest so much time and money into something they love and not want to protect it with a video surveillance equipment? With a video surveillance system we can monitor our property from anywhere in the world, provided there is internet access. We can leave our homes for a longer period of time knowing that if anything should happen like burglary, vandalism, or even arson we have a video to investigate the facts. It seems in today’s time and standards’ living without this technology is just plain silly.
Finding the right system for you depends on what you are trying to protect. Look on the web to find a local security company that can give consultation for your needs. Make sure it is a reputable company that can provide an excellent track record. You will need assistance from this company throughout the life of your camera system. On the other hand if you are good with your hands and familiar with computer and video technology adding video surveillance equipment to your property can be as easy as hooking up an entertainment system. Be sure to do your homework and get the right cameras for you. Some cameras can be used outside only or inside only. Some cameras are infrared so they can be used at night. Which ever or wherever you are putting a camera system do the right thing and make sure the system you choose will do the job you need. Don’t get stuck with a cheap system that will end up costing you more in the end.
What exactly is 3G? Well first of all, let’s start off with the “G.” G stands for ‘Generation’ in terms of cell phone technology. 3G is the third generation of standards pertaining to accessibility and speed for mobile devices. These technological standards are set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). 3G technology enables wireless telephone usage, broadband internet access and video calls over a very wide area and is only accessible by 3G capable phones. 3G capability not only enables these services over a wide area, but it does so with increased speed and bandwidth. 3G capable phones can be used in most worldwide locations thanks to intentionally engineered compatibility in the system.
To understand where 3G comes from, we must first explore 1G and 2G technology which were used by the first widely available mobile phones. Remember the “brick” phones? These cellular networks were analog and were called AMPS or advanced mobile phone service networks. When technology capabilities and popularity of mobile phone service increased, innovations were needed to upgrade service networks. Second generation technology began in the 1990′s and used digital voice transmission for the first time. This allowed multiple calls per channel and the use of more than one band of frequencies.
Compared to 2G, 3G is extremely advanced because it includes much more than just phone calls. The 3rd Generation technology will be able to access large amounts of digital data for uses like GPS, broadband internet access, and multimedia. The implementation of the 3G networks has been relatively slow but it is advancing and hundreds of networks are now in operation worldwide. The only disadvantage to 3G is its sometimes spotty service when traveling through areas where 3G networks are not available. There may be loss of data service and possibly dropped calls in these areas although they should be few and far between.
The most well-known 3G capable device is the iPhone, however, hundreds of cell phones are available that utilize this technology. The most widely used 3G capable devices for business users are the Blackberry and Palm devices. The HTC Touch, HTC Hero and Samsung Instinct are other popular 3G capable devices. The HTC Hero is the latest and greatest 3G capable phone and takes advantage of all that 3G technology has to offer. It is highly customizable with thousands of applications available for download and use. Outlook email and calendar, contact synchronization, games and productivity suites are all available on most 3G capable phones.
Rate plans for 3G phones are relatively inexpensive and enable anyone to take advantage of this technology. So jump on the 3G bandwagon and stream, download and text your heart out.
One of the best things about the Apple iPhone is that you can completely personalize it to your own needs and personality. While customization is one thing, the ability to install new applications so that your iPhone can do exactly what you need it to do is one of the many reasons that so many people have chosen this remarkable phone. New applications are being released every day and you are very likely to find something that does just what you want. One application that might interest you is the Marq application.
Although Marq may seem like a low-tech application the one thing it does very well is getting your message across to whoever you need to. The reason for the unusual name is because you type in whatever you want to say and it then creates a marquee-style message that scrolls across your iPhone’s screen.
This truly gives you a very novel way to get your message across. You have options to change the colors used, the speed of the marquee and of course the message itself. This application really does add a lot of fun to your iPhone. Of course, there are more practical applications available such as iRibbit. What iRibbit does is bring eBay to your cell phone. Now you will be able to see what items are available and place your bids if you see anything that interests you. If you are a keen user of eBay then you simply need to install iRibbit on your iPhone. Continue reading