Category Archives: Smartphones

New Sprint Service Comes to you!

Wcar01_smallith the 1st Roll-out of the New Sprint Direct 2 You service today in Kansas City and 2nd and 3rd planned for Chicago and Miami, the potential for Jobs and a better experience when transferring your phone data – Sprint believes we could see up to 5000 Direct 2 You positions created by the end of the year.

Read More on the Service along with a informative Q&A from Sprint on our site at

http://www.techtalkradio.com/articles/direct2you.html

 

Video cameras, garage door apps for today’s homeowner – Tucson News Now

Be sure to check out the Video Segment from the Latest KMSB Fox 11 08/25/2014 with TechtalkRadio’s Andy Taylor – It is available on our website at http://www.techtalkradio.com

Photo from Tech Segment on KMSB Fox 11
Segment from 08/25/2014 Looked at Seeing-Cam.Com and Chamberlain

In this weeks segment from 08/25/2014 We take a look at some products for Home Monitoring. First up is the DXG Seeing-Cam.com 110v. This R2D2 Like Camera can rotate a full 360 and tilt 90 degrees and can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet or PC. We also looked at the Chamberlain MyQ Garage for keeping track of and manage your Garage Door Status, Open or Closed? Need it closed? Easy – you can do it remotely from your smart phone.

Read our Column about the products on the Daybreak Website! 

How does the new Amazon Fire phone stack up?

We wrote this column for Tucson News Now on our First Look at the Amazon Fire Smartphone, It seems that almost every time we turn around we find a new ground breaking App for our Smart Phones or a new version of a Smartphone that is packed with features to help us in our daily lives. With the newest smartphone on the market, we get both. (READ MORE ON TUCSON NEWS NOW AND SEE THE VIDEO)

How does the new Amazon Fire phone stack up? – Tucson News Now.

Just how much does that Samsung Galaxy S5 Cost?

A Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5
A Photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Last Friday, April 11th 2014, The Samsung Galaxy S5 was made available to the public. While the newest smartphone in the Galaxy line carries a individual price tag of around 650.00,  the components used to build the features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have been calculated to about 256 bucks.

A tear down of the Samsung Galaxy S5 was conducted by the Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service at IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).  The tear down group took a look at the cost of the materials such as the  WTR1625 radio frequency (RF) transceiver , the PMC8974 power management chip and the core processor, all from Qualcomm and generally improvements and updates to the previous Galaxy model. New features and faster speeds generally mean an increase in cost to build.

The numbers presented by IHS only indicate the projected cost to build a Samsung Galaxy S5 and the model used included a television receiver as this tear down unit came from South Korea. This estimate doesn’t include software, licensing and other royalties and cost.

The report from IHS also looked at comparative reports for previous tear downs including the Apple iPhone 5S which was estimated to cost 207.00.

TechtalkRadio received a sample Samsung Galaxy S5 for testing from AT&T and while it took me a few days to completely put down my iPhone 5, I am enjoying the experience. I’ll have more to report in a couple of days. Are you using the Samsung Galaxy S5? What are your thoughts!

Andy Taylor


Andy Taylor