Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from Cyber Crave!

For the past three years, we've been following hundreds and even thousands of gadgets from all over the world. And now that 2012 is leaving, we would like to give our compliments in a very short message, "Happy New Year Everyone!" May the blessings of our Lord God will give you a much brighter year to come.

While other people are celebrating the goodness of 2012 this New Year's Eve, we are just hanging around watching the lively road of fortune. We wish you all of another prosperous 12-months to come in 2013. Join us in Cyber Crave as we continue our mission to share.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Get a Free NFC TecTiles and Flip Cover from Samsung

If you want to lift the design of your Samsung Galaxy S III or Note II, visit the official Facebook page of the company for a free accessories. According to report, users who are able to register in Facebook Owner's Hub can get a free customized care package. As part of their holiday season promo, Samsung recently announced the availability of these freebies.

Users can choose from variety of colors of Flip Cover and NFC TecTiles. However, you need to register your device as a complimentary response. The package is good for those who are willing to join their club in Facebook.

Samsung Flip Cover Protective Gear

These two different options for Galaxy S and Note handset can bring a much cooler design compared to its original cover. The free Flip Cover can give an extra protection and it is available in different colors.

Samsung TecTiles Accessory

TecTiles stickers is another accessory that can immediately turn your modes with a simple gesture. Tapping the upper side will direct you to a different option to choose without opening the user profiles.

Furthermore, these protective cover will cost you an about $40.00 each but in Facebook Owner's Hub, you can get it for free. Sad to say, it is only available in United States area and we are still looking forward for its availability in other countries.

S21H Android Mini PC for Only $70

At first, you might think of S21H as a regular flash drive because of its compact design. And probably, because of its USB-like body. But it is a powerful machine with ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU with 2GB of RAM. It is currently available at AliExpress for only $70.00 and you can get a more cheapest deal using a coupon code which are now hovering on the line.

Furthermore, S21H portable PC is packed with 8GB of built-in storage. Supported connectivity includes a typical Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also packed with regular-sized USB 2.0 port for additional peripherals like keyboard as well mouse. A Micro-SD slot is also available for additional storage and will probably support a maximum of 32GB size.

S21H Android Mini PC

S21H Mini PC has a specialized connector that works in HDMI port of any television. And it is a plug-and-play device with Google's Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.

Other pricing details of S21H are also available in some online stores that offer this ultra-portable gadget.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Xbox Live Users Are Experiencing a Cloud Storage Outage

Today, December 28, 2012, Xbox Live cloud storage is currently experiencing an outage due to unknown technical problem. According to reports, Microsoft is now working to fixed the possible cause of the said glitch. For now, inaccessibility of their server will not take for long as noted by our source. If you are one of those folks who are now craving for their files and saved games, just extend your patience!

Other services of Xbox Live are currently available except for their cloud storage. Microsoft recently announced this problem and you can find it straight in some of their online portals. However, today's outage is not common for all users who learned how to rely on their platform. We are waiting for other important details coming from their side for updates.

Xbox Live Cloud Storage Logo

Furthermore, try to retrieve your files soon and check the status update of your account. You cannot lose your games and be guided by their additional instruction. And as we can remember, there is no limit to access an Xbox Live account for a premium users.

BlackBerry Z10 Leaked Specs and Photos

Just a couple of days ago, we heard that RIM is planning to announce a new line of BlackBerry handset. Recently, a reliable source leaked a mostly complete details about that stuff coupled with photos taken from assembly line of the company. According to previous reports, they are about to revealed this phone on Consumers Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this January.

Furthermore, this new report coming from BBin shows a much clearer view of the entire phone. According to them, this handset will be called BlackBerry Z10, a name probably given to its original installment in the market.

BlackBerry Z10 Leaked Photo

For more, here's the specs noted by BBin for BlackBerry Z10:
  • CPU: TI OMAP 4470 1.5GHz (dual-core)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: Available in either 16GB and 32GB
  • Screen Size: 4.2-inch with 1280 x 768-pixel resolution
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, typical Wi-Fi
  • Ports: Micro-HDMI output, and Micro-USB
  • Operating System: Unknown
  • Others: The handset is probably designed to work on LTE quad-band
Let's try to find out the other important details as BlackBerry Z10 hit the road of CES 2013. See the following for leaked photos taken by our sources:

Predecessors of this BlackBerry phone are currently bumping not only in economic struggle of smartphone industry but also to its tough competing products from Apple and Samsung.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

ZTE Revealed Their Upcoming 5-Inch Grand S Tablet

Like of other electronic manufacturers, ZTE is looking for the right time and place to introduce their upcoming 5-inch tablet, the Grand S. According to our source, the company recently revealed the Nubia Z5 and followed another thin model which is expected to reached the market by the first quarter of 2013. Compared to Z5, Grand S is much lighter but it has a similar processing speed. In terms of specs, everything that lies within the two different device are all the same except from batteries.

Furthermore, Grand S and Nubia Z5 are powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon (probably, a dual-core version) with 2GB of RAM. Both measures with 5-inch screen to support a full high-definition (HD) 1920 x 1080-pixels resolution. Packed with 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and unknown capacity on front. And these machines are also expected to showed out in the upcoming Consumers Electronic Show (CES) on January.

ZTE Grand S Tablet

ZTE Grand S Photo

In addition to this report, this might be the cheapest and lightest tablets to hit the market on next year. But of course, we are still waiting for other models to surface on the line before we can totally put judgement. Android Community also noted that these handheld machines will probably come for about $400.00 to $500.00 per piece.

ZTE Nobia Z5 Photo

And before we can forget, Grand S as well Nubia Z5 will added to the list of Android-powered slates. We heard nothing about a 3G or 4G-enabled features but you can join us as we continue to follow the other important details related to this article after of this break.

Huawei Ascend D2 is Coming to CES 2013

The upcoming spectacular event in Las Vegas, Nevada is a couple of weeks to go. And guess what, manufacturers and product producers are looking forward for the success of their gadgets in 2013. It is through a gathering that may boost their profit, a portal to show the world that they have the best stuff that will change the life of consumers around the world.

And this Chinese electronic company is one of those smartphone manufacturers who are willing to showcase their very own Ascend D2. This model is much bigger compared to its predecessors in the market and pretty similar to Ascend Mate. It is packed with the newest version of Android, a customized platform to fit on its uniquely-sized screen.

Specs and other important details of Ascend D2 is now available in the official website of Huawei. You can grab a chance to catch their handful of photos to know more on what's inside the box. According to our source, the new breed of Ascend is really different to deliver a better performance. Aside from a dual-core processing technology, the premium overall design is just one of its teasing features.

Huawei Ascend D2

A 5-inch wide IPS display is already reasonable for Android users who would like to shift their favor on Ascend from other smartphone. Pricing details is not yet available but it is much cheaper compared to HTC and some Samsung phones.

iPhone 5 Best Accessories and Protective Gears

If you love your iPhone, the following can probably help you to protect and prolong the lifespan of your gadget. And of course, be the first to know the best stuff that can make your smartphone more reliable by giving a spectacular theme base on your own taste. These accessories can give a much better performance or probably, can tweak some of its original function.

Let us start with a "Lighting Dock" for about $35.00 only. This original accessory will work on the 5th generation of iPod Touch and iPhone 5 as well on iPad Mini. The newest version got a slimmer design and will only work on the new wave of Apple products. It is now available in aluminum-like and hardwood look models. A Lightning Connector is also optional with another corresponding price.

Next, a waterproof case from Amphibx Go noted by our source. This protective gear will only cost you an about $50.00 for keeping your iPhone 5 dry in any weather condition. And what is good about it is that, you can directly use your handset without leaving the case. It has a specialized design where you can use its rear and front cameras too.

Furthermore, to keep your iPhone going without a power outlets at your side, Mojo Hi5 Powerbank is another accessory that can multiply the lifespan of your battery pack. It is like a docking station for your smartphone in aluminum-like cover. And it is mounted at the back portion and it has a capability to recharge along with main device.

A 30-pin adapter from Lightning Connector is also available for old iPhone and iPad models. You can now use your new original charger for about $40.00. And of course, it works in some other accessories which only require this adapter.

ShockDrop is another protective gear that can protect your iPhone from a possible damage. It is a ragged case with a silicon absorbers located on each edge. That includes a screen protector, aside from a 10-millimeter thick cover. This can give your handset a shockproof capability without really changing its original outside appearance.

These accessories and protective gears are few of those original stuff that can enhance your iPhone. As we try to look around recently, other brands are also available and you have the option to choose from variety of products in Amazon as well in other online stores.

From a car mount to stylus pen, markdown in prices is on as stores started to offer their year end promo.

Old Samsung Galaxy Note Models is Up for Jelly Bean Update

Samsung recently announced that old Galaxy Note models can now experience the coolest features of Android 4 (Jelly Bean) mobile operating system. Update is coming for the pioneering breeds of the handheld machine. According to our source, they are about to send a confirmation message to worldwide users and it's up for them to download the necessary part of the entire system.

Furthermore, we also heard that AT&T is now giving their consumers to experience the multi-screen capability of Android which is not actually available before. While other network providers allows their subscriber to choose the newest version of Android, the company are now joining the other Galaxy Note users to have a multi-window support.

Starting this Thursday, December 27, 2012, Galaxy Note II users binded with AT&T services can download the latest patch for their handsets and tablets. And this might be the right time for us to embrace the power and challenging features of Jelly Bean from any old models of Galaxy Note machines.

Reviews as well important details for handheld machines powered by Jelly Bean tells us a few spectacular leaps but of course, they are giving us a chance to decide either to catch this opportunity or not. And before we can forget, updates will come to any sizes of Galaxy Note smartphones or tablets. Just prepare your stylus pen to explore the impact of this changes.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Windows RT Introduces NVidia TegraZone

Few months ago, we heard that Microsoft is working for a powerful machine, a touch-screen enabled device that will change the perception of gamers all over the world. However, that rumor become one of the most exciting story we are trying to figure out. And yes, Tegra 3 technology is just a few taps away from the upcoming Windows RT tablet of the company. NVidia TegraZone gaming portal is also designed to work on Windows platform!

According to report, TegraZone has been optimized for Windows RT as well for Android devices and that is for game developers to make a new changes on their upcoming version of applications. Microsoft's very own Surface slate was spotted by technology enthusiasts hovering in TV shows ads placements. But far from what we know, the underlying pieces of this device can totally amaze anyone in the world of gaming.

NVidia TegraZone

Furthermore, NVidia introduces the new breed of GPU along of free new collection of video games. And all of these has been optimized to work with TegraZone. This can offer a spectacular rendering capabilities which are not available from other gaming consoles. Enhancements are all visible as noted by our source, the dynamic effects and its teasing new lightning features.

These handful of video games are now available for download in Windows Store. And to experience the overall capabilities of TegraZone, learn how to make a few more choices by changing your old GPU or catch a piece of Windows RT in the future.

Kupa X15 Convertible Machines with Windows 8 OS

Microsoft is joining computer manufacturers to bump their products by making a big twists not only for its typical function but also to gain the impact of touch-screen technology. Last January of 2012, we heard that Kupa convertible machines is coming and now, it is currently available for pre-order starting from a base price of about $1,100.00 for X15 Elite model.

That is already good for an Intel Core i5 powered hybrid computer with 64GB SSD storage. And guess what, it is also packed with 8GB of DDR3 RAM with 10.1-inch IPS display. A multi-touch enabled device packed with digitizer, a unique feature from the series of Kupa X15 machines. However, it is the cheapest model because probably of some shortcomings on its storage size.

Kupa X15 Tablet

Kupa X15 was followed by X15 Pro for about $1,250.00 with 128GB of SSD storage. Other models are now packed with the same storage size and 8GB DDR3 RAM. Next is X15 ($1,350.00) Lux, a 3G-enabled version with the same specs with X15 Ultra ($1,600.00) except for its processor, a new generation of Intel Core i7 to run a true quad-core technology.

Kupa X15 Pricing Details

Compared to other convertible tablets, Kupa is also packed with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating systems. Sad to say, to place an order, consumers are encourage to directly sent their request on its manufacturer. Prices will vary base on user's selected configuration as noted by our source.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Dual-Screen Feature from AT&T

AT&T recently announced that they are giving their customer a change to experience a new set of features for their Samsung Galaxy Note II tablet. And that is a dual-screen or multi-window capability to optimize user's multitasking gestures. According to our source, update will become live starting this December 27, 2012 for download.

However, this feature is already available in other Galaxy Note machines in United States stores. But AT&T doesn't allow their consumers to experience a two apps running in one screen. And now, they are ready to offer and join the other slate with the same features. Download will probably start as early of 12:00 midnight of that day and that will run for good.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Dual-Screen Screenshot

For more, here's a statement coming from AT&T:
AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning this 27th of December.
Other important updates and reports related to this article are also available in AT&T's official web portal for their costumers all across the U.S.

Acer to Offer $99 Android Tablet?

If other brands continue to bump their handheld machines to Apple's blockbuster tablet, Acer is working on the other side. We heard that they are planning to sell a $99.00 machine, an Android-powered slate and a 7-inch model just like of iPad Mini. According to Wall Street Journal Report, they are planning to introduce this unknown gadget by the first quarter of 2013. This might be the upcoming cheapest tablet in the planet compared to other slates which are now struggling to compete in the market. Sad to say, our source noted that this tablet could not probably reach the American soil.

Acer Iconia B1 Android Tablet

Furthermore, Wall Street Journal report noted that this machine will be called Acer Iconia B1, an iPad-like tablet with 1.2GHz (dual-core) processor. Other specs are not yet available but the upcoming World Mobile Congress and Consumers Electronic Show this January can give us a much clearer clue. Budget-friendly machines coming from China are cheaper than iPad or Samsung's Galaxy Pad and Note. However, to have a $99.00 slate is really a different story, right?

For more, you can take a look for other important details and join us as we continue to follow the upcoming Acer Iconia B1 machine after of this break.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Blackberry 10 is Coming in Spring of 2013

Few months ago, we heard that Research in Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of Blackberry phone is planning to release the 10th generation of their handset. However, the Christmas Day gave us a few reason to say something about their possible plan. According to our source, the device might come ahead of other upcoming new version of smartphones and will probably fall on the first quarter of 2013.

Blackberry 10 might be the fastest among its predecessors which are continue to struggle just to survive in the toughest and vulnerable market share. The favor of consumers around the globe counts and probably, this upcoming model was primarily designed to bump against the blockbuster iPhone and Samsung smartphones soon.

Furthermore, Blackberry 10 got a Qwerty-type keyboard, a touchscreen device with faster web browser. Compared to some mobile phones in the market, RIM continue to enhance the capabilities of their handset to get the right formula to succeed. Their sales continue to drop as other competiting products started to showed out in stores.

Blackberry 10 Smartphone

Nokia and Microsoft are working on the other side to promote the newest Windows phone in the planet. But of course, reviews of Blackberry handset shows a great deal for consumers.

Netflix Subscribers Continue to Suffer Wide Outage

Spokeperson of Amazon recently answer the problem which are currently faced by their Canadian and American subscribers. Since the Christmas Eve, Netflix users started to experience an outage of service from the company due to unknown technical reason. The company continue to investigate the main source of glitch to cater the holiday season movie and television show viewers all across the neighboring countries. Affected devices are PlayStation 3 and Nintendoo Wii as well the Blueray users. According to report, their subscribers need to expect the restoration by Tuesday, December 26, 2012.

Netflix are apologizing for this problem and they are willing to answer the calls of anyone who would like to reach their presence on the middle of the outage. Furthermore, the problem was caused by their cloud computing server somewhere in Virginia and they are currently investigating the other possible glitch that may happen in the future.

Netflix Logo for Amazon Web Services

For now, comments for Amazon Web Services has been disabled to avoid flooding of message from angry costumers.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is Now in Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile is joining the other telecom network provider to offer the second generation of Galaxy S, the 4G-enabled smartphone in United States. It is currently available for about $370.00 plus a monthly $15.00 for hotspot monthly services. They are now one of the country's official outlet of the handset which also offers a $35.00 4G subscription.

That is already good for unlimited access added along with other plans. A package which is cheaper compared to other services offered by Verizon and AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Photo

For specs of Galaxy S II 4G phone, see the following list below:
  • Processor: Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: Up to a maximum of 32GB with MicroSD card expansion slot
  • Display: Super AMOLED Plus
  • Camera: 8-megapixel in rear and 2-megapixel in front
  • Mobile OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Connectivity: Typical WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0
And for additional details, try to look around for reviews and comparison of prices. You can also catch the complete specs of 4.5-inch smartphone on Samsung's official product page.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD

We heard Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD way back in February and now, reviews of 10.1-inch tablet shows a few difference to the newest upcoming handheld machines. Compared to Samsung's Galaxy Note, it is more lighter because probably of its sleek design. A little bit thinner and got a shiny overall look. We also tried to compare the slate to third generation of iPad. However, we cannot find a closer similar features aside from its operating system support of HTML 5.

MediaPad 10 FHD is only 8.8-millimeter thick and weighing 580-gram only. Galaxy Note II is 20-gram heavier because of its plastic container cover. The built-in speakers is really visible compared to other brands which are hiding this part either in both sides or in the bottom portion. But of course, it has a much clearer sound with a fully dynamic stereo performance.

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Hands-on Photo

The price of Galaxy Note is much higher compared to MediaPad 10 but with a promising features which are not available in the other. And the advantage of having a Samsung tablet is like joining the group of geeks who are willing to rely in a pen-based technology than to find a much cheaper device.

Samsung Galaxy Note II 10.1-inch Tablet Photo

In terms of accessories and cases, most of available stuff for Galaxy Note could also fit on MediaPad. But you need to do a little modification to target its rear camera and some buttons located in sides. We saw a couple of these tablet cover recently, a rubberize and made of leather-like synthetic fiber in a shiny container.  And we suggest a right typical design for each machine than to end-up with a disaster in drilling your selected cases.

Both of these slates are powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but runs in a different processor and equipped with pen-based technology.

Storage capability are almost the same and availability remains the big question for us to cover. Pricing details are all available on their manufacturer's official website or product page and you can find handful of photos as well video review in YouTube. We also tried to compare Galaxy Tab with MediaPad which shows a great difference in terms of underlying parts last month. A 7-inch model of Huawei slate is also available in AT&T along of its two big brothers.

And you can join us as we continue to follow MediaPad and Galaxy Note as well their other competing brands in the market after of this break.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Samsung 4-Inch Galaxy Beam Smartphone with Projector

We heard Samsung's Galaxy Beam last February of this year in World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain. That make us interested on its built-in projector than the underlying specs. According to review, the smartphone is equipped with DLP Pico light-emitting device coming from Texas Instruments. However, the handset is powered by Android Gingerbread, a much older version compared to what we can get from Galaxy Notes and Tabs nowadays.

Compared to Galaxy S Advance, the device is quite similar in terms of specs. Both of these are powered by NovaThor (dual-core) processor running at 1GHz speed. Good enough to accommodate the requirements of a typical but small-size projector. Sporting a 768MB of RAM, 8GB to 16GB of storage, and features a WVGA TFT 4-inch display.

Beam and Advance are both equipped with 5-megapixel rear cameras that supports a maximum of 720-pixels resolution. This might be their shortcomings compared to some 8-megapixel cam of the newest Samsung's smartphones. See the following clip below posted by Engadget showing the performance of its camera:

Galaxy Beam is a compacted version of any other handset coming from its line.

Asus Taichi 13-inch Convertible Touchscreen Notebook

This winter season, expect the upcoming game changer notebook of Asus, the 13-inch dual-display Taichi with Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. It is like an all-in-one PC in some manner but still an ultra-portable device. A touchscreen-enabled workstation with a typical LCD display powered by Intel Core i-technology.

We also heard Asus Taichi last month when the company CEO, Jerry Shen introduces the new version of PadFone. However, there are few other models similar to this machine which are now headed to the market. This touchscreen notebook got a powerful underlying parts, the third generation of Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU. Availability will probably start by December and we need to expect its appearances soon.

Asus Taichi 13-inch Convertible Touchscreen Notebook

The following are the currently available specs of Asus Taichi coming from B&H:
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3317U or Core i7-3517U
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: Available in either 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • Display: 1920 x 1080-pixel
  • Connectivity: 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OS: Windows 8 64-bit version
Furthermore, this machine is quite different from a typical notebook computer. It is because of its two screen where user can shift from one side to another. It is also possible to turnoff the other to work in a single display.

The above features of Taichi shows that user needs to study the right way to use the device. This can make the entire stuff to stand out among the competing brands but leaving a few stuff to remember from its ergonomic design.

Walmart Officially Revealed Their Black Friday Ads

As holiday season sales gathered thousands and even millions of shoppers all through the country, Walmart is the first participating store that revealed their Black Friday Sales online. They are about to give a two-hour extension for craving buyers during the Thanksgiving Day from the usual period. Their stores will open at exactly 8:00 A.M. as noted on their official website for early and first wave of customers.

They are giving a great chance to anyone who would like to spend their Thanksgiving Day with big discounts in different items. Markdown of prices in variety of products in Walmart will probably start this week. Coupon codes as well Black Friday ads are now hovering from toys, electronics and households stuff. The store is joining Best Buy as their toughest competing mall in United States along with the other.

Their promo will run until the Cyber Monday sales for buyers who are expecting a much cheaper price this holiday season. And if you are a practical shopper, you will probably choose not to miss this offer. You can try to look around for other important details for a lot of budget-friendly gadgets in Walmart.

Furthermore, we are encouraging you to place your orders ahead of the shopping rush few days from now. We cannot deny that there are some electronic products which are limited to the number of buyers. Aside from that, be guided by reviews as well by official product pages to counter-check the specs of your chosen stuff especially in buying smartphones and computers.

Black Friday Ads 2012 of Walmart

Healthy tips online can guide you to choose from the teasing prices of every item in Walmart as well in other stores. Be wise shopper and don't make your day out of control in buying.

Serious Glitch of Apple iPhone 5 Spotted in U.K.

A video game developer based in U.K. reported a possible glitch in the fifth generation of iPhone. It's all about when the device renders its screen when user makes a speedy scroll while moving the device in new direction. According to our source, it can immediately freeze leaving no action to take when a followup touch occurs. This might be common to other version of iPhone but the person who revealed this problem is pointing the high-definition (HD) support of the device.

Furthermore, the current version of iOS is not the source of this glitch because they also tried the newest update but the problem continue. This video game company is no other than CMA Megacorp who would like to make a function while the handset is in diagonal position. They discover this serious problem for them to do some extra features in one of their application.

Serious Glitch of Apple iPhone 5

As I can remember, iOS 6.0 brought us a few problem in my wife's iPhone 4S. After her upgrade, she found out that the handset is capable of sending text messages but continue to search for any available network connection. Because of this, she tried to change the software to iOS 6.0.1 which eliminate this problem. However, other glitches might be in the other side just like of CMA's trying to prove in a much wider device.

Aside from that, iPhone 5 got a few reported problem in Bluetooth connectivity. The newest version of iOS already save the handset as well the appearing lines on its virtual keyboard. Other smartphones are probably facing a similar problem too, but for now, we heard nothing but the different screen resolution for apps of Samsung Galaxy.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smartphone is Now in AT&T

Along with Samsung's newest Galaxy Tab 10-inch tablet, the second generation Note smartphone is now available in AT&T. The company official announce the handset way back in the month of September and just landed in United States stores. Subscriber can pick the 5.5-inch phone for about $300.00 with two-year binding contract.

Pricing varies base in buyer selected model. It is currently available with either 16GB, 32GB, as well in 64GB storage with the same 1.6GHz Exynos line of CPU (quad-core). According to some reviews, this might be one of the toughest or powerful handset in the market from its underlying technology. Compared to the newest version of iPhone, Galaxy Note 2 is also an LTE-enabled device with a slight wide screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smartphone Pic

Note 2 is packed with 2GB of RAM, rear 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus technology and front-facing 1.9-megapixel. It supports a 1280 x 720-pixel high-definition (HD) resolution capable of playing a good video quality in any format. And it is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) just like of its big brother Galaxy Tab slate.

Galaxy Tab 2 is also available in AT&T for about $400.00 for 16GB model with the same binding contract. More cheaper compared to 32GB device with the same specs. An Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered machine with 3-megapixel rear camera as well VGA-supported front facing one.

Both of these are all pen-enabled device with a pretty similar accessories aside from their sizes. And currently cheaper compared to Apple's 7.9-inch iPad. Consumers can also choose from variety of colors for Galaxy Note.

Top Participating Stores in Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

For almost three years already, we've been following the top participating stores in Black Friday as well in Cyber Monday sales. We tried to figure out the spectacular items that can be found in our list during the holiday season especially in electronic stuff. According to reviews of other technology enthusiasts sites, these stores are giving a great chance for anyone to pick their favorite laptops, television set, and other stuff.

However, we would like to warn you about the myths that could push you towards your limit because of the teasing prices. It is good to treat our self this holiday season but to end up with a big debt by the end of this year, it shows a different story, right? Markdown in prices as well coupon codes are now available on the line coming from some of these stores. But of course, be responsible of every consequences in buying.

Black Friday Shoppers in Walmart

According to our analysis, Amazon remains on top for three years. And we cannot deny it because people are looking forward to any affordable stuffs online before getting out to visit the nearest malls. The best practice that can complete our day without leaving our house. Coupon codes for some items found in Amazon started to round before the Black Friday sale. Sometimes, you can directly catch it from official websites of manufacturers or from a product page.

Following Amazon, we listed Walmart and Macy's as the second top participating online shopping portals. Their twenty-four seven websites can accommodate numerous orders with a full support from their customer care center. Where buyers can freely navigate their handful of promising products with a cheaper prices compared to other stores.

Best Buy got the fourth place of our list. They are also moving on the line in behalf of their nationwide outlets. They are giving a great deal that could turn the heads of shoppers because of their cheapest tags than Walmart and Macy's. Early shoppers can choose some limited stuff which are only available during the holiday season sales.

Aside from these stores, online portals are also flooded by a some promising products. E-Bay is also joining the nationwide sale and some of anticipated brands are just popping out on them. Rugged tablets and other form of computers as well electronic gadgets. From a slightly used digital cameras to fishing gears, these are just the few stuffs that can be found in e-Bay.

And for now, we do not know the exact dates for these participating stores to open their doors to shoppers. But it is good to know that they are also preparing for the crowd to punch in. Stabilizing their checkout counters for numerous items coming from their stands and stocks.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that we in Cyber Crave are willing to share our healthy tips and insights in buying as the rush continue. We are glad to help anyone who would like our assistance as Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales kickoff. Don't be fool by ads and flyers but we want you to be vigilant in choosing the right product for you this Thanksgiving Season.

How to Make a Right Deal in Black Friday Sales?

Coupon codes, markdown in prices, and cheapest deals are all over your place. But the question is, what if a tricky tags can ruin your shopping spree? Myths coming from experienced shoppers can really put us in danger, putting our money out of the right track. However, what if we have to start from our own intuitions? It is possible to grab a piece of advice from others but to know more from nothing, we are now teaching ourselves to grow, right?

This holiday season, the most anticipated sales are giving us a big chances of owning our wishlists for the whole year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales is coming as well the ambiance of Christmas are now knocking our pockets. Not like of any ordinary, months of November and December are all about treating someone or even our selves with what we want.

Make a Right Deal in Black Friday Sales

But of course, we need to learn how to make a deal from these stakes. Craving buyers of any tablets, laptops, or any electronic gadgets can sometimes end up with frustrations after knowing the defects and shortcomings of their selected gadgets. Good reviews and other helpful tips around the line are just waiting to help as well to guide. Visit the official website of the product's manufacturer or page for a much detailed information you need.

Folks in Best Buy, Target, and other top participating stores in United States are encouraging everyone to be vigilant in choosing the right stuff. And far from what we know, technology enthusiasts sites are also working for your ease by giving a brief description of some products. We can extend our hands to help anyone who are asking for our guidance too.

To make a right deal this Black Friday sales, judge base in your intuition, place your order, move to the checkout counter, and don't be afraid to go out and pick your stuff personally. Do not rely on freight services and sit back to wait. It is good to know something before allowing that product to enter your home.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Philadelphia Topped for Lost Smartphones in U.S.

If you are one of those folks who are willing to sacrifice everything just to have a new and shiny smartphone this holiday season, be aware that you can lost it at any time upon handling your gadget. According to Lookout recent report, case of stolen smartphones is rising in United States and they are able to track a handful of reports from owners. Their statistic shows that Philadelphia is on the top of the their list with a high number of cases.

Furthermore, the statistic shows that an about one-hundred thirteen smartphones was reportedly lost every minute base in the total number of reports all over the country. It is quite alarming for those people who are not aware of what will possibly going to happen on their newly bought handset without a warning. Robberies continue to rise that involves high-end mobile phones.

Philadelphia Topped for Lost Smartphones

Compared to Manchester, England, Philadelphia is not yet similar to what they know as the highest rate of smartphone lost base on the density of population. However, it is a serious issue that the government need to intervene for the safety of their citizens, right?

Philadelphia is followed by the city of Seattle and Oakland. Lookout also noted that one of every American is losing one smartphone a year which can reach an about thirty-million dollar damages. The United States Federal Communications Commission launched their campaign for the rising problem.

Owner of any lost smartphone are encourage to report their concern on their network provider to block IMEI number of the device. That's will leave the stolen phone unusable for good. A way that thefts cannot sell the handset to others.

And before we can forget, it's time for us to be more vigilant and learn how to protect your iPhone and Android-powered handsets from thefts.

Pre-ordered iPad Mini is Now Headed to Consumers

Folks in United States who placed their order for a 7.9-inch iPad recently got a few more days to come to celebrate for their tablet. According to report, the first wave of customers received an e-mail message telling them that the device are now ready for shipment. It's a five-day notification mail before the arrival of the most anticipated slate in the country.

Furthermore, it is for a WiFi ready and 4G LTE-enabled orders but there is no official statement that confirms the exact date of arrival. Apple also noted that they are currently tracking the serial numbers of each device for those people who are now waiting for their handheld machine. Shoppers in United States are probably expecting their tablet by November 21st, the possible date for its official release.

Verizon as well AT&T are also waiting for their customer to serve. And upon the arrival of iPad Mini, they are currently preparing for a bunch of craving consumers. For about $460.00, a device with 16GB storage might be the first model to reach the market and other versions are expected to follow. Review of the smaller iPad are now available in other technology enthusiasts sites who already handed the actual device.

7.9-Inch iPad Photo

It shows that American continue to patronize their own product because of high number of orders. Availability of iPad Mini in other countries are also expected within this year. However in Singapore, placing of order is already live in Apple's recognized outlets.

Other stores already posted their promotional flyers to inform their buyers that they are also selling this machine on the same price as noted by Apple. A way where they can let anyone turn their heads to the blockbuster device.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ainol Novo 10 Hero II Tablet with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU

Upon hearing Novo 10 Hero II tablet recently, its less-than $200.00 breed which are now in stores flashback. However, this new version is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor from the line of Actions Semiconductor. It has a cheaper model with Amlogic 8726-MX with a lower specs compared to this model. It is currently available for only $240.00 per piece coupled with accessories like a typical standard headphone.

Expect a standard touchscreen capability from this device but with a less responsive performance compared to some toughest slate in the market. Probably, it is because of some shortcomings on its functionality but it is capable of bumping to other cheaper tablets.

The following are the few informative specs of Novo 10 Hero II slate:
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Actions Semiconductor (quad-core)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB (no words for 32GB yet)
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Ports: USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Camera: Front and Rear
Furthermore, this device is totally made in China and probably, you need to expect a strong quality from Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab than relying to this cheapest tablet PC we heard from the wild.

Ainol Novo 10 Hero II Photo

Compared to other brands, Novo 10 Hero tablets are more cheaper but with a promising quad-core technology. The 1.5GHz speed is already reasonable for folks who are willing to sacrifice their money for a handheld machine with the newest version of Android OS.

For additional details and handful of photos, try to visit the official website of Ainol, the maker of Novo 10 machine.

Get a Samsung 840 Pro SSD for Free Assassin's Creed III

Guess what, Samsung is making a twist on their newly released SSD 840 Pro storage by giving a free downloadable Assassin's Creed III from Ubisoft Entertainment. However, it is only limited to the number of allowable online users who bought a 128GB and 256GB as well a 512GB models. The device is currently available for about $140.00 to $700.00 for a much bigger memory capacity.

Aside from Assassin's Creed III, they are also giving a big discount for their new line of ultra-portable drive products with a promising speed that reached the maximum of 540MB per second transfer rate. The video game coupled on these items are now in American Revolutionary Historical War where Ezio Auditore and other characters continue their missions.

Samsung 840 Pro SSD Photo

Availability of Samsung 840 Pro SSD started this November 7, 2012 and chances of having a free video games are now live for anyone who wants to have it for free. Furthermore, the external design is pretty similar on its pioneering version in stores but it is wider to compare.

Consumer reviews of its predecessors shows a promising performance for any Samsung SSD's but we will leave you to believe on every words that describe their product.

NEC's AccuSync 19-Inch AS192WM LED Backlit Cheap Monitor

The Japan-based computer screen manufacturer recently revealed the new line of their upcoming budget-friendly monitor. A top grossing Energy Star as well from TCO rated device which can measure its own carbon emissions. And according to Slash Gear, it is also power efficient and lighter compared to a typical mountable display.

It is NEC's 19-inch LED Backlit LCD monitor that supports 16:10-widescreen with a tilt-enabled stand that supports the entire device. The base was designed to accommodate its weight while in the rough or flat surface. Furthermore, it can be mounted to any flat walls just like of its other predecessors in the market. Availability of this device will probably start by this month for only $150.00 per piece.

The AS192WM is also designed to work with other entertainment system through its VGA as well through a DVI-D available ports. It has a built-in stereo speakers and a standard audio out jack for headphones. It supports a 1440 x 900-pixel high-definition (HD) resolution, good enough for Photoshop users who are working in wide variety of images.

And what is good about this monitor is that, you can have the three-year warranty period upon buying with a full support from their local service center. Compared to CCFL backlit technology, it is more efficient in terms of power economy.

NEC AccuSync 19-Inch AS192WM  LED Backlit

If you are a practical buyer, we are not promoting this stuff but we are just telling you to embrace a cheap device for your desktop computers with a higher Energy Star compliance. For reviews and additional details, try to catch some more soon about the AccuSync AS192WM as we continue to follow this cheapest monitor and appearances in any stores after this break.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Matrix One $90 Tablet Shipment Problem and Suspension of Orders

Due to some undisclosed issue, Matrix One recently announce that consumers who recently placed their orders will receive their $90.00 tablet not in the exact schedule of shipment. According to Engadget, the distributor of Android-powered slate is having a few issue to resolved with the customs. Aside from that, the manufacturer also decided to accept incoming orders because of some other problem.

Furthermore, the management of Matrix One officially announce their apologizing statement for their concerned customers. It is true that they are currently working to make the shipment go back to the right track as soon as possible. This few inconveniences is also common to other products, right? However, it is good to hear that they are giving a public apology ahead of time after of what happened.

Matrix One pre-order started way back in August. And pre-ordered products are now headed to those folks who already placed their orders online or in any recognized outlet of the company.

Matrix One $90 Tablet

And before we can forget, here's the complete specs of Matrix One less than a hundred bucks machine:
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A8 1.5GHz (single-core CPU)
  • RAM: 512Mb and also available in customized 1GB model
  • Storage Capacity: 8GB or 16GB
  • Operating System: Google Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean)
  • Ports: Standard USB 2.0 and HDMI
  • Connectivity: Typical WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Original Price: $90.00 and $10.00 for shipment
  • Size: 7-inch
For questions and follow up details, you can contact Matrix One through and for inquiries, tap them in These two e-mail address might be important for you and we are also glad to hear your side if you wish.

Availability will probably back few weeks from now. Suppose to be, we would like to add some more for Matrix One 7-inch machine but we missed to catch a detailed review of the entire device from other tech sites.

Amazon Prime is Now Available in Monthly Basis

Amazon brought out a new twists for Prime loyal customer. Membership is now available in monthly basis for only $8.00 without a binding contract. Accessibility of any member in video streaming services can now stopped their subscription as they wish with no additional charges just like of their previous rule which runs for a year.

Free Two-Day Shipping is also affected by their changes in terms and conditions. Buyers can still enjoy their services for $79.00 only as well for Kindle users who are using their lending library services. However, subscription for a short-term services is just an option for those who are willing to take the entire year contract.

The holiday season is coming and Cyber Monday is up for numerous number of shoppers all over the country. And probably, Amazon is giving us a chance to pay a much cheaper price for their promising services. A free-trial version is also available for folks who would like to try the potential of having a cheap way of buying anything in online shopping stores.

Amazon Prime Available Movies for Live Streaming

Furthermore, Amazon Prime remain as the cheapest live streaming provider in United States compared to Hulu Plus as well in Netflix and other competing apps. Watching movies in high-definition (HD) format has been made easier and in a budget-friendly term.

And before we can forget, this offer or promo from Amazon will probably last for good as noted by our source.

AViiQ Introduces 5200mAh Portable Battery Pack

Next to their cheapest mobile phone accessories, AViiQ introduces a new portable charging station with 5200mAh battery pack. It has a single outlet which can accommodate a multiple number of connection from any ultra-portable device. The company is also known for this type of gadget and we heard a few stunning reviews in regards of their products.

Compared to other portable charging station, their new 5200mAh-powered battery pack has a promising performance and it can last for up to three to four hours in a single charge. It is packed in a small Power Bank back with a small outlet next to its Cable Rack. Charging has been made easier because of it has a removal part where user can recoil connecting wires.

The above photo shows a leather case or pouch of AViiQ. It is spacious and strong enough to protect the battery pack. This might be good for iPhone and iPad as well for other handheld devices. Probably, it is also capable of charging a typical Samsung Galaxy Tab, phone, and other Android-powered device.

Furthermore, it is currently available for about $160.00 each in a compacted 7-millimeter pouch. It is now in Amazon as well in other recognized outlets of AViiQ. And to know more about their newest charging station, see the following video below:

Review of AViiQ's Portable Battery Pack is also available in other technology enthusiasts sites. You can visit the official website of the company for additional details.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sony Reader is Joining Thousands of Apps in iOS

Since 2008, there are already an about ten-thousand registered apps in iOS as noted by the current statistic. Compared to Android Market, these software are also exclusive for Apple-powered devices only. And guess what, Sony Reader is joining the crowd as they officially announce the availability of their very own application for any version of iPad and iPhone recently. However, iPod Touch is not supported by this e-reader software.

Furthermore, Sony Reader is a free app added to App Store and anyone can have it in just a mere minutes of downloading the entire source file. Registration is also available as the first credential needed by consumer to buy an e-book online. It has a full cloud environment like a wide library for any downloadable files. A full control for the device display setting is also available for screen contrast and lightning.

Aside from that, it has the adjustable daylight and night reading mode. Users can browse a variety of books through a front cover shortcut and additional summaries. It allows e-book shoppers to organize their own collections from numerous files. Sony is also planning to implement a cross-platform support and probably, for all Android users.

Barnes & Noble might be one of Sony Reader's tough competitor who are already enjoying the goodness of their apps. But the company is not relying in e-books business only and they are capable of giving the needs of their customers by introducing their own machines, the Nook tablets. And they already have a new upcoming two models, the Nook HD and HD Plus. They are also dropping the prices of Nook Color and Tablet nowadays to response the needs of a much cheaper tablets.

Sony Reader in Apple App Store

And before we can forget, pricing details for Sony Reader's available e-books are also coupled in each available entry. Remember, the app is totally for free!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is Now Official, Availability is Up!

We heard that Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is coming this year, another fully convertible Windows 8 machine with a promising underlying capabilities. Last week, it became official and few days or weeks from now, you are about to catch it in the market along with other newest brands with similar features. Just like of any ultrabook line, this machine is more lighter compared to other breeds and totally unique because of its overall look.

And what makes IdeaPad Yoga 13 different from other brands? It is the only notebook computer that uses its built-in keyboard to stand. User can flip the screen directly backward without flipping and turning the entire screen a certain angle. Compared to Asus convertible machines, you can find a two supporting handles that attach the monitor and keyboard and which is common to a typical handheld computers.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Convertible Notebook Computer

Furthermore, review of IdeaPad Yoga 13 shows a spectacular performance starting from its responsive touch-screen technology to its processing performance. It has a 1366 x 900-pixel resolution and makes it unique from other typical notebooks in the market nowadays. And there are four available different modes and user's can shift from one form into another in an instance.

Yoga 13 is packed with Intel Core i5 CPU running at 1.7GHz processing speed. A 4GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB SSD storage. It has a standard ports for USB 2.0 and 3.0 as well for audio devices.

For more, here's a video review made by Slash Gear for IdeaPad YoGa 13:

Nexus 10 is Cheaper Compared to Any Version of iPad

Reviews of Google Nexus 10 showed out some of its outstanding performance as well for its negative sides. But compared to any version of iPad tablets, it is more cheaper but also capable of playing high-definition (HD) videos coming from supported live streaming websites as well from apps. The newest Android operating system is now headed to its 7-inch version this might be the first tablet to be treated by the major changes of its platform.

Its 2GB of DDR3 RAM is a reasonable choice for consumers who would like to have a powerful slate with a dual-core CPU. For about $400.00, it is probably one of iPad's alternative but Samsung is also working to earn the tastes of Android-device craving buyers. The competition continue to affect the pricing levels and they've got a much lower tags compared to iPad and Nexus nowadays.

Apple iPad and Google Nexus 10 Photo

Actually, choosing a cheaper brands is pretty tricky especially when some of Asian countries made tablets joins these original machines in electronic stores soon. It cannot guarantee because the flagship remains on top of every issue, right?

And lets go back to Nexus 10! The new upcoming model is thinner and lighter compared to its predecessors in the global market. It is quite large than a 10-inch iPad but the problem is, you cannot totally grab all the Android Market available apps because of its screen's very unique size. And that is only good in watching live streaming videos as noted by our source.

We cannot connect the other dot in several issue between Nexus 10 and iPad. But of course, if you are a practical buyer, you will probably choose the right stuff for your budget. Be vigilant and learn how to evaluate the possible performance and capabilities of your chosen model before of anything else.

Prices of Barnes & Noble Nook Color is Dropping!

This month of November, expect a big markdown in prices of Barnes & Noble Nook Color and Tablet. Starting today, it is now available for only $139.00 and $159.00 as noted on their official product page. However, the HD version is coming this fall for about $200.00 per piece. This might be the reason why they are dropping the prices of their two 7-inch slates, right?

Nook Color and Tablet are both 7-inch wide with 1024 x 600-pixel resolution. Packed with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) customized OS. Availability of this machines started few years ago and we can already find some second-hand models in Amazon as well in eBay.

Barnes and Noble Nook Color Photo

The Nook Color is powered by TI Omap 3 CPU running at 800MHz with 8GB storage capacity. Compared to what we can get in the market nowadays, this processing power fall shortly from any single-core handheld machines. We cannot find the right words to describe its entire performance but before, reviews of this slate shows a good choice for e-book lovers.

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet

Furthermore, Nook Tablet reached the market in the last quarter of 2011 following its predecessor. It has a similar size with Color but it is powered by TI Omap 4 1GHz dual-core processor. And it became available in either 8GB or 16GB models.

B&N Nook HD and HD Plus Photo

The upcoming Nook HD and HD Plus is now on its way to join the competition of iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Samsung Galaxy tablets. And the price of HD+ is much higher compared to the other model. That will come for about $270.00 and availability will start by November 8, 2012. Expect a cheaper tablets from Barnes & Noble few days from now as holiday sales kickoff few more days from now.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Apple's 7-Inch iPad is Powered by Samsung Display Technology

Before, we know that Apple embrace the technology of LG for LCD screen. But now, their closest rival in the global market is also one of their raw material supplier. According to iFixit recently, they spotted a Samsung display chip inside of a 7.9-inch iPad. It means, their legal battle towards an infringement case is useless, right? And it is because they are both playing at the same field.

Other chip manufacturer of Apple has been revealed by iFixit. That the famous SK Hynix Incorporation for the flash memory of their device as well the Fairchild Semiconductor International for some raw microchip and Broadcom for its touchscreen controller.

Samsung LCD Screen in iPad Mini

And it is possible for some iPhone models to have a Samsung's LCD display too.

Last Friday, November 2, 2012, availability of iPad Mini started in thirty-four countries. Pre-order is now live for a craving consumer who would like to own a fourth generation of the slate. It is smaller than what we thought, lighter and more handy compared to 10-inch models. However, Apple is giving us a reason to change our perceptions towards their gadgets in the future.

In the other hand, competing brands aside from Samsung are struggling to earn the favor of buyers. Dropping of prices in Asus Android-powered machines are teasing practical buyers to turn their heads before deciding for a right stuff that will jive on their tastes. A budget-friendly machine can really make the competition gets going and we are expecting a cheaper iPad few weeks from now as holiday sales kickoff.

Furthermore, Nexus 7 is currently on its way to join the competition packed with the newest version of Android. There are other 7-inch machines which are also headed to the market waiting for the FCC approval. And smaller tablets with quad-core processors as well upcoming apps are getting a new chance to be heard soon.

Android 4.2 Photo Sphere and Multiple User Account

For now, taking a 360-degrees panoramic photo shoots is quite impossible for any available Android-powered devices to attained. However, Google is up for another version of their renowned operating system that will make everything possible. And that will include a Photo Sphere app and multiple account support. We probably need to expect a major changes that will come first to Nexus 7 slates before it became live for other tablet and smartphone users.

According to our source, Android 4.2 will provide a quick access for the device settings and configurations through a pull-down menu located on its home screen. It looks like a typical widgets of Windows OS that docks in the right-side of the platform by default. A multiple account in a single device will now possible and switching from one user to another will be made easier.

Android 4.2 Photo Sphere Demo

Locking a typical Android-powered devices supported by upcoming updates is also accessible from a selected widget added by its user. Miracast wireless technology app is added to enhance the display features of its supported device.

Currently, the upcoming Nexus 7 tablet will demonstrate these features. Its NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core technology is probably capable of bringing this anticipations to reality. Check the following YouTube video below posted by Google Nexus introducing their new 7-inch handheld workstation:

Some reported problems coming from the predecessors of Google's OS will be addressed by the upcoming update aside from its additional features.

Join us as we continue to follow Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) in other upcoming tablets aside from Nexus 7 after of this break.