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Three favorite apps for Android phones

clock January 10, 2014 09:01 by author Frank Ling

At the beginning of 2014 we’ve found quite a few apps and games that were installed and uninstalled on our Android phones and tablets during the course of last year.

The survivors, or the ones we kept around, are some of the most useful and entertaining out there for Android, in our opinion. Not all of these selections are well known, but they all have something in common; they do what they do very good.

So here are a few of the apps and games that are favorites of mine, and hopefully, they’ll be as useful and fun for you as well. More...



Top cool products at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

clock January 8, 2014 13:53 by author Frank Ling

It’s that time of year again where gadget lovers and technology fans from all walks of life gather at the annual Consumer Electronics show (CES) to see the latest and greatest devices and electronics.

While “The Show” only runs from January 7-10, the overwhelming display of wares and products can dazzle and numb the mind. But in spite of this there are several standout products that may be worth mentioning.

We’ll take a look at some of these show stoppers that may be an indication of what trends we may see in the future. More...



Which small tablet should I buy?

clock December 26, 2013 14:57 by author Frank Ling

Some electronics industry watchers have predicted that laptops will someday be a thing of the past and will eventually be replaced by tablets. We don’t know if this will happen or not, but tablets are very popular with many people.

If you are someone who has thought about buying one, but don’t really know where to start, we’ll give you some information so that you can make a wise decision.

You may be someone who only needs basic functions while others will opt for more advanced features and power.

But which one should you buy? Keep reading and we’ll narrow down the choices for you. More...



Last minute electronic gifts for your favorite pals

clock December 20, 2013 09:00 by author Frank Ling

Can you believe it? There are only a few more days till the official Christmas and holiday gift giving season is upon us.

And guess what, some of you still haven’t done your shopping yet and are getting a bit frantic on what to get for your favorite friend.

Not to worry because the gifts on this short list can be found at local big box department stores, or can be rushed to your doorstep via one or two-day shipping from an online store. But be forewarned, your gifts still may not make it on time because of the huge volume of packages during the holidays.

But if you want to do it the old-school way, going out to brave the elements and facing the shopping hoards, you’ll have a better chance of snapping up a quickie gift. More...



Three cool accessories for your iPhone

clock December 18, 2013 20:14 by author Frank Ling

If you are a big fan of the iPhone it probably goes without saying that you’ve probably looked into buying a few accessories.

But let’s face it, there are virtually thousands of goodies out there for the iPhone, but which ones are really useful and worthy of being used with your little electronic wonder?

We’ve gathered a few ideas and think these gadgets will make just about any iPhone fan happy.

Panasonic SC-HC27 compact stereo system
We know this is pushing it a little as far as calling this an accessory, but for what it does, we think it should be a welcome addition to anyone’s room, office, kitchen, or dorm room. More...



Top games for your iPhone

clock December 13, 2013 09:00 by author Frank Ling

There’s an old proverb that goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” We should also add that this includes all the Jills out there too.

So what are we getting at here? There’s a time to study and work hard, but having fun outside of homework and your job adds some fun to your life. And what better way to do this than to play an occasional game on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod iTouch?

There are literally tens of thousands of games listed on Apple’s App Store, so which ones are the best ones?

That depends on who you ask, but what we’ll do is list some of the ones that may have slipped through the cracks.

Virtually everyone has Candy Crush, Plants vs. Zombies, Temple Run, or Subway Surfers, but the games we’ll be listing may not be as well-known, but they are still pretty fun to play. More...



More stocking stuffers for the geek in your life

clock December 11, 2013 13:10 by author Frank Ling

The countdown to Christmas and the gift giving holidays is quickly accelerating and time is running out to get the perfect stocking stuffer for that geek in your life.

There are so many choices, what on earth can you give them to make them smile? We’ve come up with a second list in addition to the first one we posted several articles ago and think that these suggestions may help bring a little happiness to your favorite gadget guy or girl.

Most of these gifts are quite affordable so you won’t be stuck with a heavy bill for your efforts. More...



5 great apps for your iPhone or iPad

clock December 5, 2013 08:41 by author Frank Ling

The iPhone and iPad are marvelous electronic marvels and anyone who owns one or both can attest to how they can make their lives more productive and fun.

You can use your iDevices for surfing the web, making phone calls, and shopping online, but there is so much more that you can do with them if you download some apps that are available from the hundreds of thousands of titles on the iTunes App Store.

But there are so many of them how can you tell the good ones from the bad ones? You could download each app, but going through a few hundred thousand apps isn’t feasible, not to mention your life will come to a standstill if you attempt doing this.

Fortunately for us, the Internet is full of reviews on the best apps out there. We’ve compiled a short list of top 5 apps according to this information so you can make up your mind what’s best for you. More...



What sort of digital camera should I buy?

clock December 3, 2013 19:02 by author Frank Ling

Choosing the right camera for a friend, family member, or yourself can be easy if you have the right information. Your Aunt Martha may love a standard digital camera but it may be less than adequate for someone who is a serious photo fan.

So what are the differences between camera models and how do you choose the right one? We’ll go over the basics of each type of camera so you can make the right decision.

Compact digital cameras
These are the digital cameras that almost everyone recognizes because they are the most popular and are usually very affordable, so almost anyone can fit one of these in their budget.

Compact digital cameras are rectangular in shape with fixed or permanent lenses attached to them. The top manufacturers for these cameras are Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Sony. More...



Why should I buy a DSLR camera?

clock November 26, 2013 15:17 by author Frank Ling

Many people havae owned some sort of camera to take pictures with. It may have been an old school styled film camera, an “instant” camera, phone camera, or one of the popular easy to use point-and-shoot digital cameras.

But if you are someone who really likes to take pictures, you’ve probably seen professionals use DSLRs. If you’ve ever wondered what DSLRs are all about and asked yourself the question, “Should I buy a DSLR camera?” you’ve come to the right place for answers.

We’ll give you some basic information on what DSLRs are and if a DSLR camera will suit your needs as a photographer. More...



Stocking stuffers for the geeks in your life

clock November 21, 2013 09:00 by author Frank Ling

In about a month, the Christmas and gift giving holidays will be upon us, and the yearly task of finding something for your friends or loved ones, who are electronics geeks, isn’t the easiest thing to do.

But instead of buying the usual USB drive or latest CD, why not be a little creative and put something in those stockings that will make your geek grin from ear to ear?

We’ve assembled some of our favorite gadgets and we think that these will definitely brighten up any electronics fan's day. More...



13-inch iPad expected to be unveiled in 2014

clock November 19, 2013 18:04 by author Frank Ling

We’ve already seen Apple’s tablets take on a smaller size with the introduction of its iPad mini last year in November. But according to sources, it seems that Apple is in the midst of developing a larger tablet that will have a display of 13-inches.

What will the new iPad be called, when will it be available, how much will it cost, and what will it feature?

As usual, rumors about upcoming Apple products are always a bit inaccurate, but we’ll tell you what we’ve heard about this new device. More...



iOS 7: Things you wanted to know about the new Apple OS

clock November 15, 2013 09:15 by author Frank Ling

On September 10, in San Francisco, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S to the world, but also on that same day it showed off its brand new operating system—iOS 7. Although the majority of the attention went to the new iPhone, the announcement of iOS 7 also created some buzz from the press and Apple fans.

So what exactly is iOS 7, who can upgrade, and what can it do?

These questions and more will be answered so you can know all the things you wanted to know about iOS 7. More...



iPhone 6 rumors: It will be bigger with a different case and screen

clock November 12, 2013 13:45 by author Frank Ling

A source inside Apple has revealed to Bloomberg News that the upcoming iPhone 6 will depart from the traditional rectangular shape and will feature a new body look. Not only that, it’s expected to have a larger screen size that may come close to the display size leader in smartphones—Samsung.

But as we all know, rumors about upcoming iPhone models should always be viewed with a wary eye and some skepticism because nearly all of them are inaccurate or way off base.

In saying this, we’ll dish out what Bloomberg reported and give you our take on what we think is in store for the iPhone 6. More...



A closer look at the iPhone C: What do you get besides the low price?

clock November 7, 2013 19:32 by author Frank Ling

For the first time in the iPhone’s history the flagship device from Apple was released in different case colors. It was first revealed in San Francisco on September 10 at a special press event.

Most people know that the iPhone C comes in different colors, but this feature alone doesn’t describe what this new phone is all about

So besides the nice colors, what else is there about the iPhone C that would gain people’s interest? We’ll go a bit deeper into what makes this phone tick and show you what you need to know before buying. More...



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