Smartphone innovations came fast and furious in the years after the introduction of the original iPhone in 2008. In those 8 years, smartphones went from basic wireless emailing devices to our primary computing devices, replacing cell phones, laptops, cameras, camcorders, radios, portable audio players, GPS units, and handheld video gaming consoles along the way. And those are just the basic features. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve looked at your social media newsfeed in the last few weeks, chances are you’ve been inundated with posts about Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is a legitimate sensation with 7.5 million U.S. downloads and daily active user numbers that have already surpassed WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger, and are approaching that of Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »
In 2014 and 2015, wearable tech was all the rage, with analysts predicting unheard of growth in the sector through the next half decade. Leading the charge in wearable tech was the smartwatch, with the Apple Watch at the forefront. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve looked at your social media newsfeed in the last few weeks, chances are you’ve been inundated with posts about Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is a legitimate sensation with 7.5 million U.S. downloads and daily active user numbers that have already surpassed WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger, and are approaching that of Twitter.
History Of Pokemon
Pokemon is based on a fictitious world in which people catch, train, and battle creatures known as Pokemon. The ultimate goal of those in the Pokemon world are to “catch ‘em all.” The Pokemon franchise exploded in popularity among children in the 1990’s, spawning video games, cartoons, collectible cards, and a slew of other toys.
Although Pokemon’s popularity waned over the years, it is now making a comeback in Pokemon Go—especially among the same children, now adults, that grew up with the franchise in the 1990’s.
Pokemon Go is an augmented reality platform. What that means is that the app uses your smartphone’s GPS to track your movements through the real world. The app populates the world with Pokemon, and when you are physically near a Pokemon, the app alerts you to its presence, allowing you to attempt to catch it. It also populates the world with other points of interest where you can train and battle your Pokemon or obtain unique items.
The app encourages exploration by placing certain types of Pokemon in certain areas. Naturally, for those playing Pokemon Go, this is great incentive to go out walking in your neighborhood or local parks in order to “catch ‘em all.”
A great way to take advantage of Pokemon Go’s propensity to encourage physical activity is to pair it with a fitness band such as the AMZER FitZer Ka. The FitZer Ka is a Bluetooth enabled health and fitness wrist band that can pair with your smartphone to track your step count, distance traveled, floors climbed, and calories burned.
FitZer Ka also allows you to set workout goals so you can monitor how close you get to your daily fitness targets.
By pairing the FitZer Ka with Pokemon Go, you can not only explore the world trying to “catch ‘em all,” you can keep track of your physical activity and make sure you meet your daily fitness goals.
FitZer Ka comes in a stylish design and 3 colors so you can stay on top of your health whether you’re in the gym, in the park, or in the office.
Today however, SamMobile has got their hands on a build for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The video below shows the ROM in action. A boost in performance is what can be observed and almost everything seems to be running perfectly fine and much smoother than before. This shows that with fine optimizations, the manufacturer can make earlier devices age more gracefully.
In terms of design, the Lollipop build of the Galaxy S4 is pretty much identical to that on the S5. You have the new notifications that appear on the lockscreen and everywhere else in the UI. The stock apps have been updated with new Material Design UI elements. The multitasking menu also has the new card-style layout.
This is pretty exciting news for all the Galaxy S4 users out there!
Folks outside the US have been waiting for the new Nexus 6 since a couple of days. Google finally has some good news for you’ll – The Nexus 6 has gone live on 12 additional countries around the world, although it’s not yet available for purchase.
The list of additional countries includes Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. The versions and the prices have been listed on the respective Play Stores but they aren’t taking pre-orders or shipping them yet.
The phone should go on sale shortly with early stocks being limited as usual. Are you planning on getting yourself a Nexus 6?
The stainless steel version of the Apple Watch is going to start at $500, a new rumor claims. While that may be expensive for a smartwatch, it’s going to be a lot less than what you’ll need to pay for the gold variation – between $4,000 and $5,000. $5,000 is also what one analyst believed the most premium variant would go for.
The $349 price tag which was previously announced by Apple will only be for the Aluminium model apparently. The top model is equivalent or rather even more than an entry level Mac Pro Which can enable you to be a pro-film editor. Is it just style and elegance or something else that justifies your actuation to buy it?
A working version of the new software fell in the hands of eager bloggers who posted several screenshots. Unlike the Nexus brand, the LG G3 features a customized Optimus interface and that won’t change with Lollipop. The leaker reports that however in action, the UI feels a lot smoother than before. It also features shadows and animations that Lollipop is all about.
Sony has today made the Android 4.4.4 update official for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet. Sony has appended some excitement to the relatively small update as well. Both the Z2 and the Z2 Tablet will get PS4 Remote Play functionality, following in the footsteps of the Z3 family. This means the smartphone and tablet will be able to act as a remote screen and to connect to and control your games on the PlayStation 4.
The Z2 series also receives the ability to play Hi-Res audio via the USB port as well. Other updates include a new Battery Stamina mode and smart camera modes ported over from the Z3 as well. Do you happen to own one of these devices? Are you excited about the new features?
Both of these will become available on November 7, so this Friday. In its main promo image for the duo (which you can see below), AT&T proudly states that it’s exclusively offering the Desire Eye. The purchase will set you back $549.9 and $149 if you choose to go with a 2 year contract.
If you plan to buy the RE together with the Eye then you can avail a discount of $50 on the latter. Are you looking to buy this selfie focused smartphone from HTC?