With Patrick King, head of consumer sales for Digicel Jamaica. Patrick's Twitter address is @padworthy
Tech Times (TT): When they just came out, cell phones were referred to as 'fridge' because of their large size. Now they seem to be returning to this format. Do you think cell phones will get any bigger?
Patrick King (PK): Based on the trend, I think we will see a variety of sizes to satisfy all tastes. Take, for example, two of the handsets that we carry in our dealer channel - the popular and well-sought after Samsung Galaxy S3 and now the smaller version being the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Additionally, already we have seen where the term 'phablet' has been coined for devices with screens between five and seven inches like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which serves both as a tablet as well as a handset. Phones in the past had very small screens because they were only needed to show the number for incoming calls or the number that is being called. Today, with a growing appetite for data worldwide, more and more people want to access the Internet, take photos, view videos, so smartphones have opened up a whole new world and have given customers the advantage of being able to do all these things from a larger screen.
(TT) Where do you mostly keep your mobile phone? In a holster, a bag, or in your pocket? And what is your reason for this?
PK: My days can get very hectic moving from meetings to dealer stores, so I keep my phone in a holster so that I know where to find it at all times. It also helps to avoid some of the bumps and bruises that inevitably happen to all phones and, therefore, prolong the life of the device.
How to record/copy VHS to DVD using a computer
Why you need to know
To make copies of family home videos, movies or information recorded on VHS to a more current usable format, here's what you will need:
Computer with DVD burner
Computer with RCA inputs or RCA to USB converter.
Video-capturing software, for example, Sony Vegas.
Blank writable DVD disc.
How to get it done
Make sure the video-capturing software, e.g. Sony Vegas is installed properly. Insert the VHS tape into the VCR player and connect to the computer using the RCA cables (these colour-coded cables are easily found at any electronics store) or using the USB converter. The video-capturing software should outline the options to record, set to record and press 'PLAY' on the VCR player. The movie should be visible on the computer's monitor or screen. When the movie is finished, press 'STOP' on both the software and the VCR player. Close all programs opened on the computer and open the DVD-burning software, insert the blank writable DVD disc and open the recent video file copied from the VHS tape and select 'Burn'. Test the DVD once the burning process is complete to see if the file was successfully copied.
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