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 orders@mtxone.com and for inquiries, tap them in support@mtxone.com. 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.

Facebook Offers a Virtual Privacy Education Tour to Newbies

Securing your Facebook account privacy remains a big problem and questionable to others nowadays, right? We cannot deny it because uprising problems from million of users around the globe continue to flood the help and support center of the giant social networking site. Compared to Twitter, FB shows a more sophisticated way of securing our accounts in any form exploitation. However, a constant update can change the way we work on the platform but giving us a maze-like environment.

And today, Facebook offers a virtual privacy education tour for newbies giving the most efficient way to inform their users about the security setting of the website. That includes the basic tools and additional features which can really help anyone to be more responsible of their accounts in the future. Not only for newbies but the virtual tour is also available for anyone who wish to catch it.

Facebook Virtual Privacy Education Tour

Facebook is educating the people on how to secure their private details, photos, and clips online. The virtual tour can guide the user to locate the most sophisticated part of the platform. Helpful tips and guidelines are made easy to reach for those who are not aware of any possible mess in the future.

Currently, Facebook has more than one-billion active registered users around the world. The commitment of the company to make us safe increases and for us probably to think of a more reliable site on the web. File sharing over the social networking site remains a big question for most of us because somehow, this issue remains an unsolved problem.

The only tip that we can share is, "be responsible all the time!"

iPad Mini is Slightly Bigger Than Nexus 7 Tablet

We do not know how to compare Apple's iPad Mini and Google's Nexus 7 in terms of overall performance yet. But after watching the promotional video of the two different tablets, we can say that one of them can really change the way we work with some applications in iTunes as well in Android Market. Supporting devices can let us decide where to put our side but knowing that most of its underlying technology came from the same manufacturers, it is good to keep away from that stuff for a moment.

Talking about the display screen of iPad Mini and Nexus 7, Apple's newest slate has a much wider display to support most of available apps. It's 7.9-inch high-definition (HD) support for existing apps is already one of its advantage but in an Android-powered tablet, developers need to decide whether to change or not the user interface of their software just to fit in a smaller devices.

Nexus 7 and iPad Mini Photo

Before, iTunes are filled with only two types of applications. And those apps that will both work in iPhone and 10-inch iPad. As the advent of 7.9 model, the new screen resolution must be address by app and game developers, right? Compared to Android-powered machines and smartphone, they really need to specify the right platform before releasing the most efficient one.

Samsung Galaxy II 7-inch model is another competing tablet next to iPad and Nexus. In terms of consumers choice, the Google-owned slate is already on the top in terms of performance as noted by reviews because of a good response from technology award-winning bodies globally.

Google Nexus 10 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 Dual-Core CPU

Predecessors of Google Nexus 10 continue to compete in the global market. However, its availability in United States will start on 13th of November 2012 as well in other neighboring countries. According to CNet review, this tablet is more powerful than any other Android-powered devices nowadays. Probably, for a $400.00 slate, it must have the right performance compared to Apple's iPad machines, right?

The price is quite high for practical buyers who would like to own an Android tablet. We cannot deny that there several brands which are more cheaper compared to Nexus 10 with the same capability. But of course, its dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU running at 1.7GHz can make the entire stuff to stand out later. It came from Samsung line of microchip designed primarily for a fast and reliable handheld computers.

Google Nexus 10 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 CPU

Its 10-inch high-definition (HD) display supported by Nexus gives a few problems in Android developers. Because some of those existing apps must be modified to fit not only on its current screen size but also for the performance issue. In addition to this report, Nexus 10 might be an alternative for any version of iPad (4th generation) because in terms of price, they are both playing on the same level.

Pricing details of Nexus 10 is now available on its official product page along with its complete specification. And the only disadvantage of this slate is the charging capability while in use. Furthermore, this issue is not common for those folks who are using their machines while filling up the battery.

And before we can forget, 32GB Nexus 7 is now available for those who are looking for a smaller version with the same specs aside from the size of its screen.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 Earn the Spotlight from Windows 8

While predecessors of Nokia Lumia 920 is enjoying the treatment of network providers and stores, a detailed review of this breed shows an outstanding overall performance. And because of Windows 8 mobile operating system, consumers are attracted from its colorful screen as noted by our source. It has a unique way not only in style but also in the way it works.

Furthermore, we can find a similar features in Samsung Galaxy phones as well in other brands. It was the first Windows Phone to reached the global market from Nokia that embrace the technology of Microsoft. Compared to iPhone 5, the Lumia 920 is slightly bigger and even to its pioneering models like the 900 4G which is now in Amazon as well in AT&T.

Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 Smartphone

Last March, we heard the appearances of Lumia 800 Windows Phone, a much smaller version but with the same dynamic design. The colorful casing of Lumia 710 also captured our attention few months ago because of its vivid looks.

Pre-order for Lumia 920 is now available in AT&T as well in Nokia's recognized official dealers all across the U.S. However, competing brands can turn your heads upon catching the eyes of consumers from Android ultra-portable devices, right? Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note, the handset is able to stand out because of its new capabilities.

And before we can forget, Nokia is probably dropping the Symbian OS because nowadays, we hear nothing about a new phone coming from their line of products with the same old platform. Pricing for Lumia 920 is not so bad but markdown in tags is up as Black Friday and other holiday sales kickoff.

Availability is now in every corner of the globe. Join us once again soon as we continue to follow the other related reports for this handset after of this break.

Minix NEO G4 Android-Powered Miniature PC

Most of us who do not know of Minix NEO G4 will probably think of this machine as a regular computer. But wait! You need to think of a unique ultra-portable device in a size of typical flash drive. Currently, it is available in Deal Extreme for pre-order with free shipment for about $76.00 only. Compared to other brands, the device is small enough to fit in any pocket. However, it has a dual-core processor from the line of Rockchip's product.

Furthermore, NEO G4 got a newest version of Android packed with Micro-SD slot for additional storage capacity. It is capable of controlling other much bigger machines and can work as a remote control of any typical machines running a similar operating system.

Minix NEO G4 Android-Powered Miniature PC

For more, here's the few specs coming from the official product page of NEO G4:
  • CPU: 1.6MHz Rockchip RK3066 (dual-core)
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • Storage: 8GB (built-in but can be extended up to 32GB)
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n (no words for Bluetooth yet)
  • Ports: USB 2.0, HDMI, and standard audio jacks
  • Display: 1080-pixel
Others: Support for a maximum of 32GB Micro-SD card
In addition to this, the device is also designed to work with the newest version of Android. The manufacturer is currently working for its possible compatibility. There is no review that can give us a much clearer details but you can try to look around for handful of photos as well clips in YouTube for more.

What's Inside of iPad 7.9-Inch Tablet?

Most curious geeks will probably ask this challenging question upon handling a 7.9-inch iPad and can drive anyone to look for a mid-size screwdriver to check what's inside of the slate. An online writer recently shared his handful of photos taken from a dissected machine showing a much closer look than what we can get from its inlay card.

iPad Mini review from Engadget is not probably enough for us to know more and we also tried to track the other related reports from rumors to a more detailed hands-on video. The following clip posted by The Verge shows the comparison of two different version of the tablet:



Similar to iPhone 5, the fourth generation of iPad is also features a "Lightning" connector with a lesser pin compared to its predecessors.

Internal Part of iPad 7.9-Inch Tablet

Furthermore, the underlying parts of this tablet is quite difficult to find as noted by our source but some manufacturers already endorses their protective gears that can prolong its lifespan. Most of it are small enough that will also fit in some Samsung Galaxy slates.

Having a Retina Display technology cannot guarantee but availability of its other underlying parts must be address by Apple before a serious problem rises from craving consumers around the world soon, right?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Newest Update of iOS 6.0 is Now Available for Download

Hot fixes for iOS 6.0 newest updates is now available for download. It is the first bug fixing module of the original software to answer some reported problems coming from the users. Few weeks ago, we heard that Apple received a handful of reports due to bugs coming with from their latest upgrade. There are several changes that affects the performance of its supported device as well in some available applications.

To name a few of it, horizontal lines appearing on top of a virtual keyboard, camera flash, and software updates for installed application through a WiFi connection. According to our source, improvements in network connectivity is now in iOS 6.0.1 along with integration of mapping service supported by other application developers.

Newest Update of iOS 6.0

It's a part of their incremental updates starting this week and there are several more to go as noted by reports. Enhancements in Safari browser, Passbook, and original Facebook are just few of those available applications to receive a treatment. However, this update is not a major revision of iOS but it shows a good way to care about our problems.

See the following photo below for example problem coming with iPhone virtual keyboard coming from iOS 6.0 update. It's a flickering horizontal line somewhere in the upper keys of space button.

Horizontal Line Appearing in iPhone Keyboard

And before we can forget, bugs for Passcode Lock which affects Exchange meeting app has been fixed. There's no need for users to switch in cellular data in changing their settings. There are other more problems that needs to be address soon and even reviews of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch cannot totally determine the exact source of these bugs.

Twelve South's HiRise for MacBook Stand Review

The exclusive accessories manufacturer of Apple, Twelve South brought out a new eleven to fifteen inches fully adjustable stand for iMac recently. If you are planning to buy a piece of this accessory, then you need to spend an about $70.00 only. It is much cheaper compared to some original cases as well in other protective gears for your machine.

Furthermore, HiRise for iMac was totally designed to meet the ergonomics way of leaving your ultra-portable device in a safe flat surfaces. However, changing the angle of its position is pretty impossible. It supports a 360-degrees turns from either left or right direction. And the strong aluminum build shows a reliable quality.

Compared to other brands, the weight is more heavier compared to some plastic notebook and laptop holders. A spacious sides of this device can give an additional place for other stuff while working with your machine. The sleek design is actually different from other stands in the market because it has a right angle for any MacBook users.

And before we can forget, it is pretty similar to Rain Design's mStand as well on its entire finish. According to our source, the price is already reasonable, a budget-friendly and with quality assurances for consumers. Pre-order is now live in Twelve South's online portals as well in manufacturer's recognized outlets. Availability in United States started few days ago and it is now headed to the global market.

HiRise for MacBook Photo

Other reviews of HiRise for iMac are also available in other technology enthusiasts sites. Hoping this few words of ours can give you a few important details and you can join us as we continue to follow the other related reports coming from other users after a break.

Halo 4: King of The Hill is Now Available for iOS Players

If you are one of those craving fanatic of Halo 4: King of The Hill, it is now available for iOS-powered machines. You can play the game in either iPhone or iPad (any version but no words for iPod Touch yet) starting this month as noted by our source. However, the game is a promotional stuff of Mountain Dew as well of 7-Eleven, iTunes is giving us the opportunity in Apple gadgets.

Furthermore, it is now available for download not only in United States but also in every corner of the world. Awards are currently waiting for those folks who wanted to get a free Double XP gear and Custom Locus Helmet from Halo 4. Sad to say, the promo is only good for players residing in North America and that includes Canadian fans with a chance to win a free Ghost Prop Avatar.

In addition to this report, players can choose a Mountain View themed Halo 4 as well from Doritos where they can earn their supplies while in the midst of the exciting battle. Currently, iPhone and iPad users can download the first version of this game with a size of about 39Mb only. And every game is only limited for seventeen players at the same time where they can compete locally before the national levels.

Halo 4 King of The Hill in iOS

As we all know, Halo 4 was originally designed for Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles but now, they are joining thousands of apps in iTunes and Android Market for a new possible niche. And before we can forget, the game was developed by Ogmento, the company behind of its success.