Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: making foldable phones mainstream

In mid-May, I got a new phone, a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Launched in August 2021, this device bolstered Samsung’s reputation for innovation and leading-edge technology where they succeeded in bringing to market a smartphone with ‘flexible glass‘ that clearly was ready for the mainstream. Since then, Samsung has gone on to grab a commanding share of the overall foldable-smartphone market where sales of the Flip 3 accounted for 51% of all foldables shipped during Q1 2022. Overall, Samsung…

Travel in a time of Covid-19

I’ve been hearing increasing numbers of social media friends talking on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter about getting back to the normality of travelling again for business. Most of the comments I’ve seen are by friends who haven’t travelled since 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the commenters speak of their apprehension at travelling again, venturing literally into the unknown. Others worry about ongoing exposure to infection risks. And others speak of the challenges at this time, some with a…

Review: AAWireless gives you wireless Android Auto in your car

If there were a product available right now that lets you connect your phone to your car to use Android Auto without a USB cable, would you go for it? I would, and did, with a simple yet powerful device called AAWireless that does just that – lets me use Android Auto in my car with the phone being connected wirelessly. I’ve been a huge fan of Android Auto for some years as the primary method of planning car journeys…

Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel review: laptop winner

The bottom line summary from my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel laptop: Super light and thin clamshell laptop. Powered by an Intel hybrid Core i5 processor designed for smartphone-like battery life while running regular 64-bit Windows 10: handles with ease typical business applications such as in the Microsoft 365 suite, streaming video, participating in video conferencing with Zoom. Crisp, sharp and colourful 13.3″ touchscreen display powered by Intel UHD integrated graphics. It has a dedicated outdoor mode…

FIR 185: Hey Google, play me some content marketing

The July 2019 edition of “The Hobson and Holtz Report” features Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz discussing these stories: Have we hit “peak podcast”? Google’s trying social media again These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019 Communicators need to explore new channels for their messages You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to  your privacy Consumers are less attentive to news on mobile devices Dan York reports on interoperability, the new Twitter interface, Twitter’s “Live Cut” app/service,…

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