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      What's New! — mobile apps

      Panic Over, The Powerbank is Here...

      The most irritating technological problem of today is actually more basic than one would imagine when posed with this question.  After all the advances made in the last ten years in mobile and gadget technology, there is one thing that still really irritates the masses- BATTERY LIFE!

      It’s always when you need your device the most that it chooses to run out of juice.   It’s weird to think that a smartphone that can seemingly do anything, won’t last 12 hours without needing a refuel. 

      I have felt the irritation that I know I share with every other human who thought life would be made simpler with a smartphone.   As an example, a few weeks ago I was on my way to a job interview and was looking up the location on my smartphone.  I have now begun to take for granted that I have a built in sat nav on my phone.  It was 2.30pm.  Bear in mind that my phone had been on charge all night.  I admit that in the morning, I had sent a few emails and texts catching up after the weekend…maybe I was even listening to some music (I can almost hear the collective, “Well, what did you expect?”).

      And as I sat on the tube, listening to my music, suddenly I was warned that I only had 10% left!  How had this happened?  It was taken off the charger at 8am!  It had only been 6 and a half hours! I quickly switched my music off and was forced to turn off all my apps.

      As I got off the tube I turned on the maps on my phone and prayed that there would be enough battery to get me to my destination.  We got off to a promising start, my phone and I.  Until, that is, half way on my journey it completely switched off.

      Now I began to panic.  How was I going to find the offices?  I couldn’t even call or email them to tell them I was going to be late!  I stopped a few people on the street to ask for directions, and then suddenly remembered I didn’t know what the door number was.  I hadn’t thought of a back up plan in case my phone switched off!  I finally made my way to the Kings Road, not knowing which end I was meant to be at.  I had 8 minutes to spare.  My mind started flooding with worry and I began to sweat like I’d just come out of a Bikram yoga session.  

      In desperation, I found a payphone and called my flat mate at her office.  I think the alarm in my voice must have translated, as she immediately rose to the occasion.  “Have you left the boiler on again?!” she asked. 

      I explained my predicament.  She signed into my email account and gave me the address for where I needed to go. I got there three minutes late, not the best of starts...

      When the Bitmore® e-Fuel™ 2600mAh Smartphone Powerbank walked into my life, I could practically see the clouds parting and the angels singing.  I grasped it with two hands, not quite believing that this little ray of hope could answer my prayers.

      After charging it for two hours, I eagerly put it in my bag, just willing my phone to lose its battery.  My carefree step was probably visible to anyone who saw me walking around, possibly thinking I had a new boyfriend, new job or maybe had just put down the deposit for a first flat.  Little did they know it was simply down to a powerbank!

      And lo and behold, by 5pm the phone was dead.  Not a panicked bone in my body, I simply sat on the tube, whipped out my iPhone 5 and charging wire and plugged it into the powerbank, which was sitting snugly in my pocket.   

      Within 10 minutes I had 10% battery, enough to make a call, and within an hour and 15 minutes I had 100% with 5% juice left on the powerbank.  So plenty for one full charge and a little left over!

      This little baby has changed my life, I can use it with my phone, MP3 player, even my digital camera.   Now when I go out, there are occasions when I still hear the odd “Oh my phone’s dead, now what?” or see someone waiting to use the plug point at Starbucks.  If only they knew what I knew….

      The Best Things Come in Small Packages...

      The world loves things in micro form. That’s a pretty obvious fact, I know. But
      our obsession with making things tinier and tinier is actually quite fascinating. I
      can’t say that when a well-loved product launches its new smaller, thinner,
      sleeker version, my eyes don’t pop with wonderment.

      Technology has moved at lightning pace in the last ten years, it’s hard to keep up with all the new and exciting changes. But one thing is incredible whether you keep updated or not...How does technology become ever more advanced, in such small models?

      Laptops have got thinner, PC monitors sleeker, MP3s are virtually non-existent to hold; a radical change considering that less than ten years ago, we barely had access to emails on the move. Tablet PCs have changed the game yet again, now that we can do practically anything, all on the move and by carrying a device that is no bigger than a thin notebook. Downloading movies, books, accessing emails and the internet, getting directions, making calls, playing games; these were things we could barely even dream of in the early 1990s.

      Twenty years ago, the few of us who had mobile phones walked around with big blocks attached to our ears. Over the years they have got smaller and smaller, as designers came up with innovative ways to make things miniscule without compromising the quality (or frankly just coming up with ways you could still see the screen!) Anyone remember the Samsung u550? So minute, the designers came up with a flip screen for customers to still be able to see it without a magnifying glass.

      Our want of small technology is just in our nature. We don’t want to carry around or use heavy, bulky products. We want to travel lightly. We want minimal fuss, instant access and great quality in one.

      I saw the game change yet again when I tried out the new Bitmore e-Atom. The best things certainly do come in small packages. The world’s smallest wireless portable Bluetooth speaker certainly does pack a punch. The bass is incredible for such a small speaker and the beauty about this little thing is that you can carry it anywhere, even on your keychain! And just like the e-Wave and e-Storm speakers, it also has a conference calling feature, which means you can take your calls on it. All that in a speaker no more than 3.8 cm tall!!! Wow! Just amazing!

      As the world, and all the gadgets in it, keep getting smaller, how does the future look for the next wave of technological advances? At this rate, it doesn’t look like sizes can shrink much more...or maybe I’m wrong.

       

      Is There Anything Our Mobile Phones Can't Do?

      With nearly 76 million mobile phone users in the U.K. alone, it is clear that these little devices are now a part of everyday life. The advent of smartphones has further increased the ability to do just about anything with the press of a button, especially when it comes to shopping. A friend can text you a link from an email she received about a sale at Harrods and you can be there in five minutes taking advantage of the bargains. You can hear a song while walking by a car and your phone can identify the tune and direct you to a site where you can then purchase it to enjoy at your leisure. It makes you wonder, is there anything mobile phones can't do? The key to the enhanced power of mobile phones is apps. There are literally millions of apps available and more being released everyday. The great thing about apps is that there are many useful apps you can use for shopping that you can find for free. And the ones you have to pay for are really worth it, if you choose carefully. Just take a minute to think about how your shopping experience has changed since mobile phones turned into something once dreamed up only in science fiction movies. Mobile phones have brought us the following shopping innovations: 


      • You can browse your favorite shopping site from wherever you are located. 
      • You can make a purchase via your phone if you can't physically get to a store. 
      • You can check ahead of time to confirm that the item you want is actually available. 
      • You can check competitors' prices at the touch of a button before you make a purchase. 
      • You can track your orders via your phone to know exactly when they will arrive. 

      While there is still something to be said for the in-person shopping experience, mobile phones have taken the shopping experience beyond the walls of a physical location. With a mobile phone in hand, you quickly become an educated consumer. Of course, this also means that those serving you at actual stores have to be a little more prepared themselves. It turns out, some of them are. More stores are now offering their own special apps that can be used to give customers a little extra savings. Don't forget about the coupon and discount codes you can find for additional savings. It is really the interactive nature of mobile phones that makes them an even more valuable shopping tool. Some stores allow you to reserve items you want or order them via your phone and pick them up later in person to save on the shipping fee. You can even check the weather before you head out for a day of shopping to save you from buying an umbrella out of desperation. When you factor in live traffic reports and easy access to directions on how to get to your shopping destination as quickly as possible, it's easy to make the argument that mobile phones can do just about anything. What do you think? How has your mobile phone changed how you shop?