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Google unveils its new flagship phone: The Nexus 5

clock October 31, 2013 16:25 by author Frank Ling

Google showed off its latest phone today, the Nexus 5, and aimed its sights on its competitors by offering better pricing, a larger display, and other features to make it a viable alternative for Android phone fans.

We’ll go over the specs and pricing of the Nexus 5 so that you’ll know all you need to know in order to make a decision to buy it.

The case specs at a glance
First off the bat is the Nexus 5’s larger 5-inch display (actually 4.95-inches but who’s counting?) that has a full HD IPS resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 445 ppi.

And for those who are bit accident prone, the display is made out of tough Gorilla Glass 3 manufactured by Corning.

The Nexus 5 has shed some of its weight and has a slimmer profile for 2013 and tips the scales at 4.6 ounces with a thickness of 8.59mm. More...



Do I have a DSLR or a bridge camera?

clock October 30, 2013 19:29 by author Frank Ling

If you’ve ever tuned into to some of the shopping network television shows you’ve seen DSLRs and bridge cameras for sale. Bridge cameras look almost identical to DSLRs, and there is some confusion as to which one is which.

A DSLR can do everything that a bridge camera can do and much more, but a bridge camera can only do some of the things a DSLR can do.

So do you own a bride camera or a DSLR? What are the differences between these models? If you’re looking to buy a new digital camera should you buy a DSLR or a bridge camera?

We’ll tackle some of these questions and put everything in focus for you. More...



What kind of Canon camera do I have?

clock October 24, 2013 09:00 by author Frank Ling

Canon products are very familiar with the general public because of its extensive line of inkjet and laser printers. But Canon is also known worldwide as one of the major manufacturers of digital cameras.

If you own a Canon camera you may have wondered if it is a DSLR or not.

We’ll go over the basic camera categories that Canon presently produces and give you the info you need to find out what sort of Canon camera you have or use this info to make a decision on which one to buy. More...



Apple announces new iPads, laptops, and computers

clock October 22, 2013 20:37 by author Frank Ling

Today in San Francisco Apple unveiled new upgrades to its iPad line, and also revealed product refreshes to its MacBook laptop and Mac Pro desktop computer.

The news wasn’t much of a surprise to the industry but the improvements will be enough reason for some Apple fans to trade in their old models for the latest ones.

We’ll go over what Apple showed off today and give you some of the early details of the new products.

The iPad Air: thinner, faster, and sharper
The news that everyone was expecting became a reality with Apple’s reveal of the iPad Air. This new iteration of the iPad is the thinnest profile of any full-sized iPad ever made and comes in the colors space gray and silver.

Sorry guys and girls—no new colors such as gold, green, red, or blue...maybe next time. More...



What kind of Nikon camera do I have?

clock October 17, 2013 17:01 by author Frank Ling

Although this may be something obvious to some people who are “shutter bugs” or to those who are fans of photography, a question like this isn’t as easy to answer as it may seem.

There are literally hundreds of models of cameras out there, and finding out what model you have can be sometimes confusing.

Fortunately, Nikon has made indentifying your camera a lot easier by prominently placing the model ID on the tops or fronts of their cameras. But this only answers half the question of “What sort of Nikon camera do I have?”

We’ll dig a little deeper and map out just what Nikon has in its product line and explain some of the differences too. More...



New iPads coming: Apple announces press event for October 22

clock October 15, 2013 15:07 by author Frank Ling

As the tech world finally settled down since Apple’s release of its new iPhones—the 5S and the 5C, another public relations barrage is set to hit fans as the company sent out invitations to the press about a news event scheduled for October 22 in San Francisco.

Most bets are on the announcement of new iPads coming from the California-based electronics giant.

Details about the event are scant but this hasn’t stopped industry observers from making guesses as to what will be revealed. We’ll list some of the most popular ones here and give you our take on them. More...



Fun accessories and toys for your mobile phone

clock October 11, 2013 16:51 by author Frank Ling

Let’s face it, some of us probably spend more time with our cell phones than with our boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/friends. Our mobile phones are always with us and we treat them with care and consideration.

So it isn’t too surprising that we sometimes buy things for our phones that aren’t really necessary, but are fun anyway. We buy things that personalize them and make them look better.

We’ll go over some of these unnecessary necessities, so to speak, and show how these can make your phone a bit more fun to look at and use. More...



Switching to another wireless carrier: Should you do it?

clock October 8, 2013 16:25 by author Frank Ling

If you are considering switching to another wireless carrier because of problems due to poor customer service or cell phone service, several consumer blogs and publications publish annual ratings of how these companies do and how they compare with each other.

Reports from consumer marketing survey firms such as J.D. Power and Associates can act as a baseline for determining which carriers have the best track records for taking care of their customers.

If you are experiencing problems with your wireless carrier, should you switch to another one? And if you don’t what are you options? More...



How to keep your identity and data safe when using public Wi-Fi hot spots

clock October 3, 2013 10:00 by author Frank Ling

We all know how expensive data plans are and some of us try to get a little extra mileage out of our monthly allotment by using public Wi-Fi hotspots or tying into our home wireless accounts.

Using public Wi-Fi can really be useful when we are on the go at airports, stations or bus terminals, and some restaurants and hotels also provide free Wi-Fi service to their patrons. For students, it’s as easy as logging into the school’s network.

But as convenient as these free Wi-Fi services are, they are also public, which means anyone on the same network has the potential of either spying on what you are doing on your computer, finding out where you are located, or at the very worst, steal sensitive data off of your laptop.

What can be done to protect you from cyber-spying and theft? More...



Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire HDX tablets: More power and pixels

clock October 1, 2013 15:32 by author Frank Ling

When Amazon entered the tablet market with its Kindle Fire in 2011, it gained the attention of the electronics industry by providing a full-featured tablet that was easy to use and very affordable at only $199.

Since then Amazon has released an upgraded version called the Kindle Fire HD in 2012. Last week, Amazon announced its new tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX, which comes in the familiar 7-inch display size and a larger 8.9-inch version.

The Kindle Fire HDX has a lot going for it, and those who have been sitting on the sidelines waiting to purchase a tablet may be interested in checking these tablets out. For present Kindle Fire tablet owners, the KF HDX may be a worthy candidate to upgrade. More...



Samsung is ready to launch Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch in October

clock September 27, 2013 09:05 by author Frank Ling

Samsung set the standard for mega-screen smartphones with the introduction of its Galaxy Note line. And as each new model shows up, the display dimensions get a little bigger.

With the soon to be released Galaxy Note 3, it gets even closer to tablet screen specs with its huge 5.7-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display. Also on the agenda for launch is Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch.

So is a bigger smartphone or new Smartwatch in your future? We’ll find out by giving you the specs, info and official launch availability for these new products. More...



Data monitor apps: Keep track of your data use and avoid overage fees

clock September 24, 2013 16:32 by author Frank Ling

Wireless carriers do their best to try to warn you when you are approaching your data limits. But sometimes these warnings either come too late or the limit was already passed while in the middle of streaming or downloading content.

Overage charges can get pretty expensive if you don’t have an unlimited data plan; it can cost you at least $10 for each gigabyte over your

So how can you monitor your data use without having to constantly log onto your service provider or going into obsessive compulsive behavior by watching every kilobyte?

Data monitor apps may be the answer you are looking for. More...



The iPhone 5S is sold out: Fans wait for the next window of opportunity

clock September 20, 2013 16:33 by author Frank Ling

Fans gathered outside Apple Stores around the world today waiting for their chance to purchase Apple’s two newest phones; the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Apple maintains that quantities are now very limited, and that demand for the new iPhones is high. Apple says there will be a wait for available stock for the iPhone 5S.

Sold out
When the doors opened at Apple Stores around the globe, many of them were reporting that the iPhone 5S was sold out in an half an hour or less. The new colors for the iPhone 5S are gold, silver, and space gray. More...



BlackBerry’s new Z30: It’s bigger, faster, and more powerful

clock September 18, 2013 17:11 by author Frank Ling

BlackBerry has been circling the rim, so to speak, of going down the financial drain due to past problems related to poor management, a stagnant product line, and the BlackBerry brand of smartphones fighting against phone behemoths for market share--namely Apple and Samsung.

But this hasn’t stopped the proud company from continuing to try to break out of its situation, and today Blackberry announced its latest and greatest smartphone—the Z30.

The newest BlackBerry
The Z30 competes with its competition by offering a new 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution. It features a dual core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with a QuadCore Adreno 320 Graphics processor unit, and is a touch-only device with no physical keyboard. More...



iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: The specs and differences between the two phones

clock September 13, 2013 18:37 by author Frank Ling

Now that the buzz has somewhat died down over the unveiling of Apple’s newest handsets, announced on September 10, some are wondering just what the specific details are on each model and how they differ from one another.

We’ll take a close up look at the iPhone C and iPhone 5S to see what they’re made of and how they differ from each other.

iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5C, long rumored to be in the works during the first half of 2013, is very close to the features various blog sites and news sites had been speculating on. This version sports the expected new colors in green, white, blue, pink and yellow. The phone's body is made out of polycarbonate plastic. More...



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