Striking the Right Balance between Smartphones and Personal Life

          The following post is a collaboration between Ms. Allie Cooper and Kyle Albert.   image courtesy of Symic (via Flickr)   You check your Inbox every time you wake up. You take a photo of everything you encounter and upload them to Instagram. You feel helpless when your phone’s out of reach. You feel the urge to reply immediately after receiving a text message. You don’t pay attention to your loved one because you’re too busy tweeting. Well I have news for you. You’re a…

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The Best Multiplayer Mobile Games Out There

Mobile phones have evolved from just being a device for calling to a gaming device. From Snakes to Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, gamers have spent countless hours taunting and crushing the souls of those who oppose them—sort of. Mobile games have also evolved from single player to multiplayer platforms. Why take away the fun of batting it out with a friend, right? In this article, we are featuring some of the best multiplayer games available for your smart devices: Words with Friends (Zynga) – It’s actually a highly-addicting…

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Dive Into the Sony Xperia ZR

Tokyo, Japan based company Sony announced that it has a new product in their lineup. Users who want to bring their devices anywhere without worries, the Sony Xperia ZR is your perfect match. Read on to find out why.   Falling In Love with Xperia ZR Let’s take an in depth look at the features of this power packed device. The company promises that this phone is worth your money. It is dust resistant with a durable glass for a screen. The real selling point though is, the Xperia ZR…

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It’s Not Just Glass, It’s Google Glass!

Google has always been working on R&D (research and development) projects to re-imagine our future. Thanks to Babak Parviz, “Project Glass” is now turning into reality with Google Glass—a pair of glasses designed for augmented reality. Move your head slightly or tap the glasses’ temple to get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, or take pictures. For $1,500 USD, it will be available only to developers and selected individuals. Google Glass seems to be promising but will it be the future of wearable technology? Let’s find out.   The Glass’ Features…

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Nokia Steps Up its Game, Releases Asha 501

  To keep up with the steep competition among smart phone developers in the market, Nokia globally released Asha 501 – an affordable, compact, and colorful mobile phone aimed at emerging markets. Will it help Nokia gain lost ground in the mobile phone war? As part of its range of budget phones, the new Asha 501 which was released in New Delhi, India is priced at $99 making it one of the cheapest smartphones to date.   During the event, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the built of the phone…

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Get Smart with Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

Breaking the thin line between a smartphone, a tablet, and a laptop, Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro is a powerful transformer gadget that includes a micro-SIM Card Slot. What is so smart about this gadget?Well, it can handle basic to complicated tasks. How? Take a look at some of the cool features of this “newbie” that we think is Samsung’s approach to revolutionize the computing industry. It’s a Transformer Gadget At first look, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro doesn’t look any different from a mini notebook. But, it can…

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Does The Modern Techie Need Four Devices?

It’s an amazing time to be seriously into technology, now we’ve got four major platforms to interact with. (mobile, tablet, laptop, and PC) But do we really need to have them all? The PC, the laptop, the tablet, and the smartphone mean so much choice, so very many options for the end user. But do we really need every single one of them, or are we simply over-purchasing? A Reason For Existence Arguably, there’s a reason these products exist – not because they’re marketed to us in a way that…

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BlackBerry brings BBM to Android and iOS Platforms This Summer

At the recently-concluded BlackBerry Live event in Orlando, CEO Thorsten Heins uncovered a bombshell when he announced the upcoming release of BlackBerry Messenger on the Android and iOS platforms. BlackBerry’s exclusive messaging service has always been one of the key selling points of the company’s proprietary system since its introduction in 2006. With the announcement, BlackBerry is making history by releasing no less than its strongest offering outside the BB platform, and in doing so brings the service to millions of potential users. The BlackBerry CEO owes the decision to…

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Is Apple’s iPad Losing the Tablet Wars?

image courtesy of artofmanliness.com   Apple surprised us with its remarkable sales last year; however, despite the raging numbers of shipped hardware, the iPad’s year-over-year growth seem to lose its track. DisplaySearch analyst Davis Hsieh believes that this year Apple’s tablet sales could reach as much as 100 million units as demands for iPad mini increases. Over its biggest competitors (Samsung, ASUS, Amazon and Microsoft), Apple is still far away if we’re talking about number of hardware shipped and market share, but their tablet seems to experience a quarter-life crisis…

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Five Must-have Classical Books for Your iPad

image courtesy of woordenaar [via Flickr]   Summer break is just around the corner. If you’re a bookworm who prefers staying at home during the long break then this article is for you. We’re about to present five classical books you should read or re-read on your iPad. For parents who are thinking of taking their kids to summer camp, we suggest spending this break with your kids and increase their literacy and vocabulary through reading. Brace yourselves as we go on a trip down memory lane with these classic…

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