By Frank Ling
As everyone knows, mobile phones aren’t just for making calls – they’ve evolved into devices that help us to do tasks such as schedule our week, remind us of events, surf the web, take photos, shop online, and of course, play games!
We've selected some of our top picks for mobile phone games and hope that you'll get as much fun out of these as we do. But we never play these games during work or school hours, right? (wink, wink)
The game Angry Birds has the distinction of being the most popular game app in history with over 500,000 downloads. It only takes a minute to learn but the game has such an assortment of fun physics-based puzzles that you can literally spend days in trying to solve some of the more challenging levels.
Gameplay is simple: slingshot various birds to crash into green pigs and other baddies. There is a selection of different types of birds for each version of Angry Birds, each one possessing a unique power. Some act as bombs, others can split up into several smaller birds, and one even blows itself up like a balloon. More...
By Frank Ling
As new models for smartphones come out every few months, the costs of owning one of these cool devices may seem out of some people’s price range and budgets. But not all is lost because you can buy a good one for just under $50, believe it or not.
If you don’t mind last year’s tech but still want to own one of Apple’s most successful products, you can pick up an iPhone 4 for the price of $49.99 with a two-year contract, and applicable data plan through Best Buy stores.
The iPhone 4 has an abundant supply of features for any potential smartphone customer. It has a great easy to use interface, is relatively speedy, fun to use, and has access to the iTunes store where tens of thousands of apps are available for downloading.
Some of the tech specs for the 8GB iPhone 4 model are its super-sharp Retina display, 3.5-inch touchscreen, 960x640 resolution, 7-14 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours of standby time, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash, HD video, and 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. More...
By Frank Ling
Many of us don’t give a second thought to how we carry around our mobile phones. They’re usually tucked away in a pocket where they’re susceptible to all types of damage from loose change, house keys, and other objects. Purses also contain their own little shop of horrors to mar and scratch cell phones.
Tablets fare a little better because most users buy an aftermarket case or screen protector. But after a while, the care for a new device starts to get more casual and the dings and dents start to accumulate.
Keep your machine clean and pristine
The thought of keeping our electronics neat and clean isn’t the highest priority for a lot of us, but the benefits of doing so can mean extra cash in your pocket when you trade them in. All it takes is a little care, a few dollars of investment, and a little foresight on what these preventive measures can do for you.
Buy an outer shell
Whether you have a tablet or a mobile phone, a small investment in the purchase of a protective case covering can not only help you to preserve the new look of your device, it can also save it from minor damage related to slippery fingers syndrome or the occasional accidental drop. More...
By Frank Ling
If you want to see some sparks fly among dedicated gamers and smartphone users, just mention that smartphones are as good as handheld game consoles for gaming---you’ll witness some intense debates on the subject and in some cases, perhaps a bit of yelling, too.
To clear the air, we’ll try to give a general overview of the two types of devices and make a determination on which one wins in terms of being the best portable mobile video game platform.
Handheld game consoles
When it comes to these types of gaming machines, Nintendo rules the pack as far as the selection of different models. They range from the standard versions such as the DS Lite to Nintendo’s crowning achievement, the 3DS, which offers three-dimensional graphics that pop right out of the screen without wearing special glasses.
Sony offers three handheld gaming machines; the Sony PSP ( PlayStation Portable) that allows gamers to play from Sony’s library of old and new games; the PSP Go, a smaller edition of the PSP; and the recently launched Sony Vita that sports a quad-core processor, super-fast performance, 3G connectivity, and other upgrades.More...
A phone is only as good as its ability to power on. If it doesn't power on, it's no good! But how do you tell whether or not a phone powers on? This handy guide will light the way.
Before powering on a phone, make sure a battery has been inserted into the device, a known working battery is best. Next, press the power button. It should have a symbol like on the picture above, keep in mind that another key, such as the "end" key, might also act as the power button. If you see no light eminating from the device, the battery might be drained.
Plug a charger into the phone and see if any charging indicators pop up, if none pop up, then your phone doesn't power on, but if it springs to life? Huzzah! Your phone powers on!
The hardest part for customers of BuyMyTronics is deciding what condition their phone is in. It's a subject science, for sure! What could be one persons "trashed piece of junk" could be another's "slightly used device." This guide will help you figure out how to accurately rate your items.
For working items, we offer quotes for four different condition levels. Each level holds a specific price, so it’s important to be as accurate as possible when submitting an order. Below is a breakdown of each condition: More...
By Frank Ling
As odd as it may sound to some tech-hounds, not everyone wants or needs a quad-core, Super-AMOLED, 4G LTE lightning-fast, fire-breathing mobile phone. Why? Because some people just want a dependable no-frills phone. Perhaps it’s contrary to logic, but low-tech can actually outperform high-tech when it comes to mobile phone value. For example, simple mobile phones start at prices as low as $29.99 (and even free sometimes) from wireless carriers with a two-year contract.
If you don’t need Internet access, low-tech phones don’t require a mandatory subscription to monthly data plans that can cost an additional $360 or more per year for Internet connectivity. More...
By Frank Ling
Are you looking for a smartphone that is a head-turner and is able to raise your pulse every time you use it? Are copycat-styled phones making you yawn? Do you want an Android phone that will totally knock you out? More...
August 2, 2011 10:26 by JulieM
Obviously, at BuyMyTronics we are tech-geeks. Luckily, our in-house expert Chris is willing to share the coolest features of new gadgets with you.
Here he reveals the how the HTC Evo 3D works, and shows off the 3D picture results. For more fun videos, check out our BuyMyTronics YouTube channel and subscribe today.
What do you think about the 3D feature? Would you buy the Evo 3D Smartphone just for this component?