Of all the mechanical devices in homes today that could be made better by adding an electronic element, the lowly door lock appears the ripest for picking. This is supported by the fact there are several companies that have created “smart” locks, which includes the iPhone-managed Kevo and Lockitron. And currently, serial entrepreneur Jason Johnson and designer Yves Behar are the latest to get into the lock industry with the opening of their corporation, August, and its introduction product, the… Continue reading
HTC had a pretty bad year in 2012 – not in terms of the quality of their phone, but in terms of their actual sales figures. They’ve produced some amazing phones that were even lauded by industry pundits. However, they failed to turn a profit. It appears that their brand hasn’t caught up with the quality of their phones.
Talking to the Public
As pundits, when we talk to the public, we often try to find out about the perceptions… Continue reading
Samsung could be making tougher, more durable handsets in the future following an alliance it has formed with another firm.
The Korean tech giant has teamed up with materials manufacturer SGL Group to make gadgets using carbon fiber, a substance that could be stronger than anything we have seen from the Galaxy maker before.
This brings about the prospect of a new era of handsets from Samsung that could be a radical change from what we have seen before.
Carbon… Continue reading
Blackberry has been synonymous with business and enterprise mobile use for years, and for good reason. The stylish and professional look of the devices, the ease with which users can type long form messages and notes, and the reliable and intuitive way they enable people to access email and the web were a recipe for success long before the iPhone made smartphones mainstream. Of course, as more competitors entered the market, RIM, the makers of Blackberry, have had to work… Continue reading
When the first smart phone was released most people couldn’t care less about the operating system as being able to make phone calls, browse the web, listen to music and plan your day all from one device was something of a revelation for mobile phone users. Since then the market has evolved along with the technology that powers the devices which we love so much. Some of the top brands on the market are BlackBerry, iPhone and the long list… Continue reading
Instead of simply sitting in front of the television and giving undivided attention to what’s on the screen, viewers are using smartphones and tablets while the action is happening. Often, those “second screens” are being used to enhance the overall viewing experience by allowing viewers to interact with the shows or gain valuable insight regarding programming. Some applications even reward viewers with prizes just for watching. Citing a report from the NPD Group, 87 percent of Americans have used a… Continue reading
1. SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC
With the arrival of smart-phones and tablets, swift, dependable mobile data storage has become more important than ever. SanDisk SDXC cards deliver the speed and capacity smartphone users need to get the most out of their cellular devices. Armed with their N.A.N.D memory architecture and proven reliability, SanDisk microSD cards are an ideal choice for OEM applications.
Designed by the trendsetter of flash memory technology, SanDisk’s microSD cards possess fast data transfer speeds and substantial… Continue reading
Are you tired of using speakers during game play time? Don’t fret, ZAGG is here to help you. ZAGG is a retailer that gives you a chance to browse gaming headphones that will surely be a good fit for you. Over the ear head sets with an attached microphone are the most popular and ZAGG has some choices available for you.
ZAGG has some new headphone innovations in order to give you all the comfort and sound quality you’ve been… Continue reading
The Sony Xperia Z is beyond doubt one of the most sought after mobile phones of this generation. Sony Ericsson has not failed in delivering excellence with their innovative products. This phone is specifically designed to meet the highest standards in mobile technology so be ready to find about its remarkable features.
Sony Ericsson is known for providing phones with high definition cameras. Sony Xperia Z also has this outstanding feature with its 13 megapixels camera. But then, there is… Continue reading
The world of mobile phones is littered with all kinds of lingo, abbreviations and technical speak that can make cell phone shopping a nightmare. One of the phrases that you may have heard or seen whilst on your phone hunt is “quad band phone.” So, what exactly is a quad band phone, and why might you want one?
What Makes a Phone Quad Band?
Mobile phone services are different in different countries. Because each country and continent designed its… Continue reading
If you are a windows smart phone lover, then the HTC Corporation has something for you. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the latest smartphone off the assembly line of this company and it is a windows 8 based smart phone. It comes with a variety of the latest features but, some people have commented that it is lacking somewhat in the entertainment department. The HTC Windows Phone 8S supports the 2G and 3G networks for better voice and data… Continue reading
The Galaxy S4 is right on our doorsteps, if you believe the hearsay.
Rumors abound about the new phone, the coming upgrade to the famed and popular Galaxy S3. The world held it’s breath in anticipation for the S3, showcasing Samsung’s domination of the android market – the phone even had it’s own unveiling ceremony, where scads of people showed up for a simple reveal.
The S3 received Best Smartphone of the Year Award in 2012 from T3 Gadget, a… Continue reading
One of the biggest annoyances people have with tablets is how slow they become after a time of using them for music, photos, games and other general files. This happens with all tablet devices, no matter which brand you buy and how many GB you have.
How can you prevent your tablet from becoming painfully slow?
The trick is to keep an eye on how much space you are using on your tablet and to keep deleting or removing files… Continue reading
The Asus Transformer tablet PC had its first incarnation with the Asus Transformer Prime. This nifty gadget was pricey, with a retail recommended price (RRP) of £350 in the UK for the 16GB model and £499 for the 32GB version.
In 2012, Asus followed up the Transformer Prime with the Transformer Pad 300. This nifty tablet PC doubles as a netbook when it’s slotted into a keyboard dock.
The latest Asus tablet PC called Transformer Infinity, is upholding the tradition… Continue reading
Please insert disk 7
Some PC gamers may remember a day when they purchased their games in boxes containing piles of 1.44MB floppy discs, but they were better off then gamers before them, who had to install their games 720KB at a time.
Go back even earlier than that to 1956, when the first hard drive was unveiled by IBM. It was able to support an impressive 4.4MB of data. The first hard drive able to support gigabytes’ worth of… Continue reading
A Big Smart Phone Against A Dual Device Tablet And Smart Phone
These two devices are very different in many ways. The Padfone 2 is a smart phone that docks into a slave tablet. The Note II is a stand-alone mega-smart phone with a 5.5 inch screen and stylus. So how do they stack up on the key aspects of the appearance and design, storage capacity, processors, and operating systems, as well as the displays? Let’s take a look.
Appearance… Continue reading
Oppo is a Chinese manufacturer that was established in 2004. Most consumers might know them best for their Blu-ray home theatre system, which was well-received and picked up some awards. With the Oppo Find 5, the company is entering the high end of the most desirous consumer electronics market on the planet.
Why is the smartphone market attracting new companies?
The smartphone market is attracting new companies because it remains a massively profitable category. The telecoms industry remained buoyant through… Continue reading
The long awaited and much rumored arrival of the Kindle Smartphone is set to take place in the second quarter of this year. According to details leaked to technology news specialists, Digitimes, the Kindle Smartphone has undergone significant alterations from its original design, but is now ready to be manufactured and released onto the American market.
Reports from a supply chain insider indicate that the new smartphone will feature a larger screen, in common with many of the competing… Continue reading