Don’t be surprised but Amazon has finally unveils the Fire Phone. Amazon’s new handset is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Has a big 4.7-inch 720p HD display. Amazon also claims that the screen will be bright enough to be visible in outdoor lighting. We are going to have to test that out before we can believe that one. The Fire Phone comes packed with 2GB of RAM, dual stereo speakers, a 13-megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for video chats. The Fire Phone come with earbuds that are tangle-proof, with flat cables and magnetic buds that stick together. A pretty big perk of buying the phone is the unlimited cloud-based photo storage that comes with it. To play devil’s advocate, what happens when you change phones? Do you have a set time frame to remove your pictures or is there a fee to keep them in the cloud? ,
The phone has a customized version of Android. Think Kindle Fire but smaller. You will not find the Google Play Store in this phone. You will have to use the Amazon Amazon Appstore or download one of the many other knockoff Android stores out there. The phone does not look any different than the other touchscreen phones out there. It’s basically a black thin slab. What makes the phone unique is the combination of sensors and four front-facing cameras. The sensors and cameras will track the user’s head so it can create the right UI for you heads location.… Read the rest
Transporter Sync: It’s like having unlimited space on Dropbox without the fees
Love Dropbox but hate having to pimp out your friends and contacts to get more space? The company Connected Data has just the thing for you. They have come up with a device called Transporter Sync. The Transporter Sync gives users Dropbox-like functionality without subscription fees or hassling contacts to sign up for anything. The Sync lets you use any external HDD that is smaller than 4TB.
The Sync does just what it’s namesake says. It synchronizes between all the top operation systems and devices out on the market. It will work with Mac OS® X 10.7 or higher, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8 32 & 64 bit. The App will work on Apple iOS 5.1 and higher as well as Android 4.0 and higher. Sorry Linux and Windows Phone. You will be able to start working on a file at work. Save it on a folder. Get home sit on the couch, pick up your tablet and finish working on that same file. The company says you will get seamless syncing between your computer, smartphone or tablet. All of your data is saved locally so they should be very safe. Sync will be available for $99.
Apple is not going anywhere. Don’t listen the hype. The Apple TV is the innovation that annalist are waiting for. Not the Apple TV that is out now but the Apple TV set. Not to mention that the iWatch will change the way people look at their wrist the same way people look at their phones now. Apple has acquired Matcha.tv to help it on that path back to the forefront of innovation. If you have never heard of Matcha.TV you are not alone. The iOS developer is known for its “second screen” companion app that lets users watch TV or streaming videos online.The app was a basically an enhanced TV guide for Netflix and Hulu as well as provided personalized recommendations. Matcha.tv’s app has already been pulled from the App Store. It has not been confirmed but rumor has it that Apple only spent less than $2 million to buy Matcha.tv.
Apple brought Matcha.tv for the long-term improvement of its devices for now though they have iPhone 5C & 5S to get people excited again about the company. Since Steve Jobs Apple has been really bad at keeping anything under wraps. We have seen a lot of Apple’s “iPhone 5C”. The highly anticipated phone is due out this fall. Rumor has it in the middle of October but it could always be sooner or later. Details have been leaking for months about the low-cost phone. We have seen parts in high quality photos and even mockups of the phone.… Read the rest
PressReader is one of the few apps out there that go above and beyond what is advertised. The app has most major publications from around the world.
Press reader is on on almost every mobile format from Android to iPhone and more. PressReader means you can have all your publications with no compromises in quality. The large screen of a tablet like the iPad works best if you want to read the paper. If you are on the go in the morning like me, I suggest that you use the iPhone. I use the app like a podcast. Every morning on the drive or metro to work. It reads me USA Today. Before I was only able to fit sections into my day. Now I can hear the who thing read. PressReader has auto-delivery of newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With over 2,300 newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 55 languages, you will find something to read.
Pro: 2,300 newspapers and magazines from 97 countries in 55 languages. PressReader is the best app of its kind.
Con: You need internet connection for PressReader to read you the publications. It would be helpful for those that ride to metro or subway to not have to steam content.
Cost: Free to play up to $29.95 to commit.
Aye/Nay: This is a Aye. This is a slick easy to use program that has mountains of content. $0 to start, it’s worth it.… Read the rest
Did Valentine’s Day only remind you of your ex? The app KillSwitch will help you wipe them out
Was Valentine’s Day a reminder of a past relationship that you would love to forget? There’s an app for that. You can now remove all pictures and status updates featuring your ex. This app only works for Facebook so if you are following them on Instagram, you might want to just unfollow them. The KillSwitch app will identify a your ex from your Facebook friends. Then it will find every photo and status update from that person. It will remove every picture and post from them. Don’t worry they will never know you did this if you want to keep it on the low.
Your ex is not permanently delete should you want to revisit. A new folder will be created that you can access at anytime if you really want to go see her again. KillSwitch does not want to permanently delete photos because the co-founders “do not see KillSwitch as a vindictive tool but part of a greater healing process. They go on to say that “KillSwitch is for anyone fresh out of a break-up looking to move on.”
I gave KillSwitch a try and I must say it was fast and every effective in removing all traces of the person you want gone. I wonder however if you want to bring that person back to life so to speak how easy or hard would that be? Turns out its not possible. While all pictures are stored on a folder you can not restore them to your timeline.… Read the rest
Want Android on Windows 8? You can with BlueStacks
Have you ever wanted to play an Android game or use an Android app on your Windows computer? No? Well, keep reading anyway. BlueStacks makes a program called “App Player” for the Mac, Windows 7, Surface Pro tablet and Windows 8 devices. The very popular program gives users access to more than 750,000 Android apps. It’s a free download that adds new software to your system. BlueStacks App Player has been downloaded over 5 million times across OS X and Windows. BlueStacks has also formed partnerships that will have it’s App Player preloaded on more than 100 million PCs this year.
Rosen Sharma, CEO of BlueStacks said “We’ve had our users asking for a Win8 version for a long time. Now that it’s finally available on our website we’re looking forward to getting feedback and building on the experience. The number of mobile apps being written overall is expanding exponentially and Microsoft has not added apps to the handful it has. Our goal is to get people more value out of their Surface Pro and Win8 devices.”
“The response in the OEM community has been as strong or stronger than the surprising numbers we’ve been seeing from organic downloads,” said BlueStacks head of Global Sales and Strategic Alliances, Apu Kumar. “We seem to have reached a tipping point where we’ve brought mobile apps to so many computers worldwide, the remaining OEM’s customers are asking for these apps also. We’re the perfect conduit to get popular programs back on the PC.”
Microsoft unveiled Xbox SmartGlas at 3E this past summer. It was hyped as a new vision for enjoying entertainment at home. Xbox SmartGlass is an app for Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, PCs and tablets that connects to your Xbox 360. What it does is make your more interactive. One of the games that was showed off was Madden. The EA Sports rep posed a question “What if you could use your tablet to draw up a play in Madden NFL and then perform it to perfection on your TV?” With SmartGlass you will be able to do just that. To be fair. WiiU is betting that you will do this over and over again. However I bet you didn’t know you can already do this with some iOS games such as MetalStorm pictured below.
I am constant defender off almost all things Apple. (Sorry, MacBook Air cost just too much compared to a Ultra Book) Is the Galaxy S III a better phone than the iPhone 5? If you just go by specs, than yes. However if you use both you will be pro Apple iPhone. It is not about what is on paper it is about the whole experience. I had a friend text me and ask how to make folders. I explain how to do it. They texted me back asking; How does it know the name I wanted to give the folder? That is the staple of Apple.… Read the rest