If you have a mobile phone, tablet, digital camera or multimedia device that accepts an SD memory card, that’s very good news for you because you can expand upon your unit’s storage capacity. The “bad news” is that there are so many different types of SD cards to choose from that it can be a pretty confusing process for some people.
In this article we’ll go over the ins and outs of SD cards and shed some light on the mysteries of these great little storage units.
Do you need one?
This should be the first question that should be asked. If your device has 16GB of onboard memory or more, you should be doing fine and may not need the extra storage capacity that SD cards offer.
But if you like to take a lot of pictures, download a lot of content or apps or want to backup your files, an SD card may be a good investment. More...
When thinking about purchasing a new mobile phone, most people like to compare different models from all the manufacturers in order to gauge which ones are the best. Each company has a “flagship” phone or in other words, a device which represents the best it has to offer.
In this article we’ll present the flagship phones from some of the most popular companies in the industry and give a brief synopsis on each device.
Which one is the best out of all of them? For that answer, we’ll leave that up to you because everyone has different needs, tastes, and preferences. But what we can do is to showcase what’s out there so you can make the right choice. More...
Since the iPhone first launched in 2007, the device has taken the world by storm and has been a consistent top seller in the smartphone industry. But in spite of the popularity of the iPhone throughout the years, Apple’s competitors have been constantly challenging the iPhone for market share.
We’ll go over some of these alternatives to the iPhone and give a quick overview of each one, their advantages, and who may want to purchase them.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Of all of Apple’s rivals, Samsung is the one company that gives Apple the most worries because of the South Korean smartphone manufacturer’s constant drive to overtake Apple as the world’s number one phone company.
For anyone looking for a solid performer in smartphones, the new upcoming Galaxy S4 is something to definitely look at, literally, because it sports a huge Super AMOLED 5-inch HD screen. The display has 16 million colors available at its beck and call, and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for super sharp detail, color, and contrast.
If you are someone who wants to use a smartphone as a primary way to view video content, for playing video games or surfing the Internet, the Galaxy S4 fits the bill nicely. More...
Mac laptops are pretty easy to use and are relatively carefree, which adds to their reputation as dependable and user friendly computers. But even Macs can have their share of problems such as slowdowns in performance or slow boot times.
In this article we'll point out three of the most common reasons why your Apple notebook computer isn't as quick as it used to be. By following the suggested remedies, you'll be able to keep your Mac healthy and happy.
There's too much “Icon Clutter” on your desktop
If you have lots of icons on the displays screen of your Mac, this could be a reason why your computer seems slow in performance. Each icon takes up a bit of computer power from your system, and the more you have on the desktop, the more resources are needed to manage them.
If your desktop looks like a crowded parking lot, it’s time to remove some of the icons or place the ones you don’t use very often into a separate folder. More...
The seasonal occurrence of iPhone fever has started up again and will continue to get more serious until a surefire remedy is applied—buying a new iPhone. But if and when the new models come out later this year, talking heads and industry buzz abound on the Internet about the next iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, and even a cheaper version of the iconic device from Apple.
We’ll break down these rumors into their respective iPhone models and see what may be in store for loyal Apple fans.
Although early buzz surrounding Apple’s next gen smartphone said it would be coming at the end of this year, the latest rumors say that it probably won’t make its appearance until 2014 due to the additional time needed to incorporate all of the phone’s new features.
First off the bat, for iPhone 6 rumors, is the possibility of a new display screen that will measure at least 4.5-inches with a higher resolution than the iPhone 5. Others report that the iPhone 6 may move into the category of a “phablet;” a device made popular by Samsung with its Galaxy Note smartphone. More...
You'll immediately recognize them at coffee shops, libraries, offices, college campuses, parks, and just about anywhere people are working or relaxing. The little glowing Apple on the top of the cover of these popular notebook computers is a clear indication that the person on the other side of the computer is using an Apple MacBook.
But Apple MacBooks come in different flavors, so to speak, even though they may look similar. In this article we’ll go over the ins and outs of MacBooks and also find out why they are one of the most respected brands in the industry.
In the beginning
Apple wasn’t the first company to produce notebook computers, and truth be known, Apple entered the notebook business rather late in the game: May 2006. By then notebook computers were produced by many other companies, and the competition was formidable with rivals such as HP, Dell, Compaq, and others.
But as history shows, the MacBook notebook computer became, and still is, an enormously popular computer product with the general public. But MacBooks have evolved over the years and there are now different models, which are geared for specific users and needs. More...
When Apple’s iPod iTouch was first introduced in September 2007, some critics disparagingly called it “an iPhone without the phone.” But Apple guessed right about the public’s reception, and the iTouch has become one of Apple’s best selling devices.
For those who are a bit puzzled about what an iTouch exactly is, and what the benefits of owning one are, you’ll find the answers right here.
What’s an iTouch?
If it could be described in three words it would be “portable multimedia machine.” It resembles the iPhone, and as has been pointed out by others, it’s an iPhone without the phone.
The device can be used as an MP3 player, handheld video game console, streaming video player, Internet browser, and camera. Added to these functions, depending on what type of apps you load onto it, the iTouch can serve as a sketch pad, photo editor, word processor, weight management system and even as a portable slot machine! More...
Because Apple now seems to be ramping up its iPhone refreshes at a quicker pace than before, iPhone fans can expect to see newer improved models more frequently than the standard one-year waiting time in the past.
As Apple’s schedule for the release for these phones shortens, it means people who want to buy the latest tech will have to eventually get rid of their old phones somewhere. Some will just throw them in their old electronics drawer, never to be seen again, while others will pass the old models to friends or family.
But there is a third solution: sell your iPhone to a used electronics buyer such as BuyMyTronics.com for cash.
What’s the version?
The first thing you have to do before you can get some cash for your used iPhone is to determine what model you have. Although this may sound like an obvious thing to most people, there are some who received their iPhones as a gift and may not know the difference between iPhone versions (you know who you are out there). More...
The recent models of the iPhone look very similar in shape, size, and color so if you are planning on buying one, just what are the differences between the models and even more importantly, which one is the best iPhone for you?
Three to choose from
At the time of this writing (December 2012) there are three basic iPhone models to choose from: the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, and the most recent addition to Apple’s smartphone line, the iPhone 5.
All iPhones have access to Apple’s extensive library of applications from its App Store and iTunes music library where hundreds of thousands of songs, games, and software can be downloaded and purchased or obtained at no cost.
Although the three editions of the iPhone, at first glance, appear to be almost the same, we’ll find out that each one has its own personality as far as features and performance. More...
By Frank Ling
If you are in the market for an iPad, Apple has made the task a bit easier by cutting down its selection of models to just three basic ones. We’ll go over these and find out what the difference are, and which one may be the perfect fit for you.
The iPad mini
This little guy is Apple’s answer to Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, which are also excellent small tablets. But if you want to take advantage of the Apple ecosystem full of hundreds of thousands of apps, programs, and games, the iPad mini may be just what you are looking for.
In essence, the iPad mini is a scaled-down iPad that has a display screen size of 7.9-inches as opposed to the 9.7-inch display of its big brother. The iPad mini behaves, operates, and functions just like the bigger iPad.
However, unlike the larger iPads and the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, the iPad mini does not have a high definition display, which may be a deal breaker for some. The basic iPad mini comes with 16GB of internal storage. There are also 32GB and 64GB versions with LTE capability.
The size of this unit is what the entire buzz is about because it is easier to handle, and lighter. If portability is what you are after in an iPad, the iPad mini may be the perfect fit for you. More...
Just as expected, Apple recently announced its newest product, the iPad Mini which goes on sale today. The device itself may be slightly bigger then some of the other competitors in this category, but its definitely sleeker. Its extremely thin, strangely light, and downright beautiful. If we were going to hold a competition for overall look and feel of the device, the iPad Mini would win hands down, but that’s not why we're here!
The specs are nothing to scoff at. It will have an A5 processor, 5MP camera and 720p video. With 512mb of RAM, the iPad Mini is right in line with the iPad 2, including its resolution at 1024x768 at 163ppi, falling short of the Nexus 7 at 216ppi. This allows all the iPad apps to work flawlessly without Devs having to do excessive rescaling.
When the iPad Mini was rumored, one of the larger complaints was that the excessive amount of downsizing needed by App Developers to make their products work on the new screen would turn them away. Luckily by using the same resolution of the iPad 2, Apple avoided that. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple has sent out invitations to the press about an upcoming event for October 23, and most industry observers are guessing that Apple will be announcing its newest member to its iPad family, the iPad mini.
What is it?
At the moment, the kings of 7-inch tablets are Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. All this attention and huge sales numbers for these devices has finally gotten the attention of Apple and it seems that the company will finally enter the market with a small tablet of its own—the iPad mini.
As it is with most pre-released Apple devices, specific details on the small iPad are hard to come by, but what has been speculated is that the new iPad mini will sport a 7.85-inch display and feature virtually everything that its larger big brother has—just on a smaller scale.
A recent leaked price list from MediaMarkt.com, a large European online electronics retailer, shows 8 different models of the iPad mini. When currency conversion is factored in, the entry level version may be priced at $249, while the high-end LTE 64GB version will clock in at $650. More...
By Frank Ling
With all the attention going to the new iPhone 5 launch, another product from Apple seems to have been buried in all the news—the fifth generation iPod iTouch. We’ll go over some of the highlights of this new model and see what’s in store for prospective customers.
Lots of colors
The first thing that will be apparent to this new model is it will be offered in different colors. This isn’t earth shaking but considering that every iTouch and iPhone case has, up till now, been only available in black and white, it’s pretty big news for Apple. More...
By Frank Ling
San Francisco--On Wednesday, September 12 at approximately 10:15am PST during a foggy morning in the city where little cable cars reach halfway to the stars, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, took center stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and introduced the company’s new baby—the iPhone 5. It weighed in at 112 grams.
Smaller and lighter
The iPhone 5 (yes it’s really called that) is the lightest and thinnest iPhone Apple has ever produced. It only weights 112 grams or about 4 ounces, and is 7.6mm (0.30 inches) thick.
The body of the iPhone is made of aluminum and glass. Tim Cook said the iPhone 5 was “the most beautiful product we have ever made.” The iPhone 5 will come in the colors black or white. More...
By Frank Ling
Whether you’re at the gym, taking a nice walk or just relaxing, listening to your favorite tunes during these times is something that almost everyone likes to do. Today’s MP3 players have come a long way since the introduction of Apple’s iPod in 2001--MP3 players now come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges.
If you’re in the market for a good MP3 player, we’ll help you try to choose a MP3 player that’s just right for you.
Lots of options
MP3 players have evolved to a state where you can watch videos on them, use them as pedometers, play games, and even surf the Internet. The features for MP3 players range from simple devices that just play music to full-blown miniature multimedia units.
More features are not necessarily better. If your primary goal is to have a simple but reliable MP3 player, these models range in price from $30 to around $60. Basic features should include a display screen and a minimum of 2GB of storage or more.
For MP3 players that have more advanced features such as video playback, and other options, higher end units will cost about $150 and up. More...