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Category Archives: Poll

Where do you place your phone at night? [POLL]

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted an infographic detailing the different ways we use our smartphone. One of the featured sections of the infographic was a poll asking where people place their mobile phone while sleeping at night. I thought it would be fun to duplicate the poll to see if my readers clocked in with the same results. If you have a mobile phone, could you please take a few seconds to vote in the poll? Thank you! Where do you place your mobile phone while

What is the #1 thing you do on your smartphone? [POLL]

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A loyal follower of mine asked me if I had ever surveyed my audience to see what the number one thing is that people do on their smartphone? I found this to be a fascinating question because it seems the last thing people use their smartphones for these days is to call someone. So, let’s find out. I’ve added the poll below to the sidebar of the Noobie website but I’m including it here below as well to get the ball rolling. Can you help me out by

Which device would you choose for free? [POLL]

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Have you noticed all of the technology news hype lately has been all about smartphones and tablets? You don’t see much any more about desktop computers or laptops. This got me curious as to whether or not desktops and laptops are dying as much as some experts say they are. So I decided to do a little test. If you could choose a brand-new device from the list below for free, which one would you choose? If you could choose a brand-new device from the list below for

What do you think of Windows 8? [POLL]

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I’ve had Windows 8 installed on my laptop now for a couple of weeks. And I really, really don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I think the new start screen (dubbed “Metro”) is gorgeous. And I can actually seeing this type of interface being the future of home computing. But at the same time I am cursed with the knowledge of how to do things the old way. Which means the new interface tends to get in my way. It all reminds me of when Microsoft got

Which 7″ tablet is your favorite? [POLL]

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This holiday season is the season for 7″ tablets. Google has them. Amazon has them. And now even Apple has them (albeit the iPad Mini is slightly larger than 7″). So which one is going to be the hot seller? Is price going to win out (Google, Amazon) or is sex appeal (Apple)? This all remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Noobie is conducting its own little poll. Care to place your vote? If you can not see the embedded poll above please use the following link: Which 7″

Would you buy an iPad Mini? [POLL]

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Rumors are already flying about the hint of an iPhone 5 from Apple this fall. But there’s an equal amount of rumors flying around about a new smaller-sized iPad from Apple dubbed the iPad Mini. Theoretically, the new iPad Mini would have a 7″ or 8″ sized screen and be priced in the $200 – $250 range to compete with the likes of the Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab or other smaller-sized tablets. My question is, if these specs are accurate, would you buy the iPad Mini? I’ve set

Which situation best describes your view of the new iPad? [POLL]

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The dust has now settled on the announcement of the iPad 3… er… the new iPad. And I’m curious to see who ran out and bought one, who is going to wait a little longer and who has absolutely no interest in the new iPad. News stories have also popped up about problems with the new iPad including bad Wi-Fi reception, a misleading battery charge indicator and a poor display for some magazine apps. Will this affect anyone’s buying decision? I’ve created a new poll to see if

Which top tech fail of 2011 was the worst?

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CNN recently published the top 10 tech fails of 2011. Although there are 10 items on the list, I hand picked 5 of them that I thought people would be most familiar with. And for a little fun, I created a voting poll out of these 5 choices. So now it’s your turn. Which of the 5 tech fails below do you think was the worst of 2011? Which of the CNN top tech fails of 2011 below do you think was the worst? If you can not

Do you have a Facebook or Twitter account? [POLL]

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Ask techies what the most popular social networks are and undoubtedly Facebook and Twitter will be at the top of their list. But what I find interesting is that not everyone has an account with both Facebook and Twitter. Some use Facebook exclusively and poke fun of Twitter and its 140 character limitation. Others praise Twitter brevity while poking fun of Facebook’s barrage of automatic status updates from popular games like Farmville. And then there’s people, like me, who see the merits of each service and choose to

How do you back up your computer? [POLL]

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So now that the whole mess of my hard drive crashing is behind me, I’m curious to know about your backup habits. Do you backup your computer? If so, how? By using a USB hard drive or flash drive? CDs or DVDs? Or do you use a backup service like Carbonite like I do? Or do you throw caution to the wind and ignore backups altogether? I’ve created a new poll to gather your answers. Will you take a second to vote in the poll below? How do