App Review: Teaching Colours with Sophie La Giraffe and Friends

When I was a young kid, I distinctly remember spending afternoons reading pop-up story books with my Nana. Fast forward to present time, it is amazing that I still find myself entertained by pop-up story books. This time, however, I am reading them to my nieces and nephews on my iPad. I’m talking about DK’s read along stories app called Peekaboo! Woof! Wook! and Sophie La Giraffe: Colours. Recently launched at the App store, these apps offer many neat features that makes learning more interesting than boring. A colourful world…

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Create your Own Smartphone: Introducing Motorola’s Project Ara

image courtesy of Motorola Blog   The “build-your-own” concept has always been around for years. From IKEA’s furniture to kit cars, consumers are given a chance to choose what they want: color, style, and make. With this concept in mind, Dave Hakkens came up with an idea: to design a phone that is modular enough for customization. He called his concept “Phonebloks,” which looks like a set of Lego bricks but functions as a smartphone. Each “blok” contains the phone’s screen, battery, camera, gyroscope, or Wi-Fi receiver that can be…

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Isis Mobile Wallet: The Future of Smartphone Payment

American phone carriers have a new mobile wallet system that will let you emulate your credit card and debit card details to your smartphone – introducing the Isis Mobile Wallet. Available for Android devices that are equipped with an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip, the new mobile application is an emerging alternative to the Google Wallet service. By tapping your NFC-capable device to a point-of-sale (POS) machine, the app will allow you to directly pay for your store purchases instantly. How does it work and what are the features of…

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Firefox OS: The Emerging Browser-Based Mobile Platform

Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, has finally released a new platform for tablets and smartphones – the Firefox OS. It is a mobile operating system which is based on Linux technology. Similar to the Chrome OS, the system is built entirely within the HTML 5 environment, thus, making it a lightweight OS which could run smoothly even on devices with lower-end specs. For starters, we’ll discuss below the things that you need to know regarding this emerging mobile platform: When will it become available? As featured on Verizon…

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Apple to Deliver Keynote Presentation – iPhone 5S Info to be Released

On September 10, Apple will deliver its highly anticipated keynote presentation where rumours and speculations regarding the company’s next moves will be put to rest. Included in the media event will be the updates to the company’s famous iPhone series and possible news on its future ventures. The Cupertino-based tech titan was notorious for not disclosing any prior information before the release of its products. Unlike rivals such as Samsung and Microsoft where beta versions have been made available for testing, Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have been kept…

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21st Century Health: Telecare & GSM Handsets

  Technology has always been at the forefront of everything: from making life easier to empowering us to be independent. But for the elderly, people with special needs and disabilities, living a normal life is extremely challenging. According to a statistic, around a billion people or roughly 15% of the world’s population are disabled. These people face challenges when finding employment, riding the public transportation system, and living by themselves. Several public and private organizations are bringing different types of technologies to help them out. One of these technologies is…

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Clinkle: Revolutionizing the Mobile Payment Industry

As mobile payment becomes the favored mode of transaction among consumers, companies are now jumping on this trend to find more ways to improve their virtual services. One of the leading innovations in this industry is the Clinkle. This soon to be released app promises a faster mode of payment for the tech-savvy consumers. Let’s take a look at how this new platform revolutionizes the mobile point of sales (MPOS) system.   The current system These days, the most common technology used in mobile payment systems is through the Radio…

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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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