Rejoice iPhoners, you now can get Google Now for your very own.
Well it is that time of year again….. re-up on cell phone season. And first up to the plate is Samsung with their Galaxy S4 phone. For those of you who are ready to renew your contract they will be in stores April 27th. If you preordered look for the Fedex man April 25th. Yep re-up season is here….. you have next Apple.
I am pro-Note 2 in this piece. So I am pretty amped about the Samsung Galaxy S4 and what it means for the Note 3. And from the looks of it Samsung hasn’t let me down.
One thing about cell phones these days is that the latest and the greatest is always coming around the corner. Samsung is prepping us for the release of the Galaxy S4 with this teaser video. Look for more info when Samsung introduces the latest Galaxy product March 14 in New York.
Since the launch of Apple’s App Store in 2008 there has been a flood of smartphone apps all with the intention of making our lives easier. Because of these apps we can find out instantly what song is playing on the radio without having to be told, we can know the square roots of pi is to the 137th decimal, and much more.
Take a look at this list of other useful apps. They might teach you about something you didn’t know before or help to make your life just a bit easier.
Damn who needs a real keyboard when you can have that virtual freshness?? Brookstone has introduced a thingofmajig that connects to your smartphone or laptop thru bluetooth or USB. It then projects a keyboard for you to do your typing. The future will set you back $99 which is actually not bad.
Maybe you can put this on your Christmas list Moguls!!
Whenever I test a new gadget, I like handing it over to my non-tech friends to see what they think. That’s what I did the night I got the Galaxy Note II, Samsung’s update to its polarizing phone/tablet hybrid that will go on sale through T-Mobile and AT&T for around $299.99 with a two-year contract.
My friends had no idea what they were holding. Most were surprised when I told them it was actually a phone. That’s because the Note II is massive compared to other smartphones thanks to its 5.5-inch display, which is big enough to fit an entire iPhone 5 with plenty of glass still peeking out from either side. Add in the bezel and most humans won’t be able to operate this thing with one hand. It’s that huge.
Then there’s the stylus, which Samsung calls the S Pen, a relic of the Palm Pilot era that has been modified with nifty tricks beyond just writing and doodling. For example, the S Pen can detect how hard you press on the screen and act as a mouse cursor for hovering over drop-down menus on websites.
So the Note II is big. But is it worth buying? Here’s a look at how it performs.
Jay-Z is pushing Powermats now. The Duracell product allows users to keep gadgets fully charged without the use of cords. Nice! Look for the mats now in 40/40 Clubs, soon to be in other spots.
If that pebble blue or cocaine white Samsung Galaxy SIII isn’t your thing, maybe red will tide you over. AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the “Garnet Red” color beginning on July 15th.
If you are in the mood for a new smart phone you may want to hit up RadioShack. The Shack has a select number of Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T, free Nov. 20-23 with a qualifying new or upgrade two-year plan and data pack.
- HTC Droid Incredible 2
- LG Cosmos 2
- LG Enlighten
- Pantech Breakout
- Pantech Hotshot
- Samsung Stratosphere
- HTC Inspire 4G
- HTC Status
- LG Phoenix
- LG Thrill 4G
- Motorola Atrix 2
- Samsung Infuse 4G
- Samsung Evergreen
- Pantech Breeze II
- LG Marquee
- LG Optimus
- Kyocera Milano
- Samsung Conquer 4G
- Samsung Replenish
- Samsung Transform Ultra
- Samsung Trender
- Sanyo Vero
So it looks like smartphone maker HTC has bought the lion’s share of Dre’s Beats Electronics for $300 million. Beats Electronic is the maker of the famous Beats By Dre headphones and it was started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre. This is a major power move by both parts. My only hope is that HTC figures out a way to make their batteries last throughout the day. Because if I am listening to my Droid phone with Beats By Dre on speaker phone, I want it to last the length of the song before I get the low battery warning.
Ever lose your cell phone? Me neither, but for those of you who said yes which city do you hail from? Maybe you are a product of your environment and it is your destiny to lose your iPhone. Sucks to be you. But at least I hope you are putting sometype of password on your phone. NMake it challenging for whoever finds it so they just can’t get to the naked pictures you have of yourself.
By John Simons
Energy analysts see more price hikes ahead. Three-quarters of Americans drive to and from work (alone). So it makes sense that the average car-owner uses about 550 gallons of gas per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent data. At a price of, say, $4-per-gallon, many of us are spending about $2,200 a year on gasoline. Until we’re all zipping in electric cars, the best way to economize (apart from driving less) is to make sure we’re getting the best price for gas.
To help you manage the rising price of gas, I recommend these three mobile apps that can help you find the lowest gas prices wherever you happen to be driving:
1) GasBuddy, available for free on BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, and Windows devices.
2) Fuel Finder, a $2.99 iPhone-only app that promises to save you about $300 a year.
3) AAA TripTik Mobile, a free iPhone and Android app.
Each of the apps and websites work virtually the same: punch in the name of the city or town you’re in (or the zip code), and the app spits out a map showing the location of several nearby gas stations along with their current per gallon price for “regular” gas. When I entered my own zip code in New Jersey, MSN’s tool, for instance, displayed about 12 gas stations within a five-mile radius of my home. Prices at these local pumps ranged anywhere from a high of $4.08 to a comparatively cheap $3.69. Guess where I’m filling up next time the tank’s empty?
Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre features a matte black PVD body with detailing in polished stainless steel or polished 18 carat gold.
Surrounding the pillow, the polished stainless steel or gold detailing features a new step-design, unique to this product, giving a more geometric styling to this component.
The navigation key is finished in polished black PVD, as are the turn key, flash and lens surrounds, forming the essential design DNA of Constellation.
“Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre is Vertu’s first product to combine its smartphone technology with this most contemporary of design materials,“ said Perry Oosting, Vertu President.