The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show

February 26 2014No Commented

Categorized Under: Cell Phones, Misc. Gadgets

Editor’s note: Stuart Miles, founder Pocket-Link has been scouring the world’s biggest mobile technology show in Barcelona for the latest gadgets and innovations. Here are the gadgets that caught his eye.

(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show:

Nokia X

Nokia X

Nokia X

Just months after being sold to Microsoft, Nokia chose to launch its first Android phones. The devices, all dubbed Nokia X, will run Android but be packed with Microsoft services like OneDrive and Skype. The company says the budget phone will enable Microsoft to enter emerging markets it currently can’t reach, but whether they still feel that way when Microsoft takes control in March remains to be seen.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung launched a much more sensible, more cohesive smartphone than previous Galaxy S devices. There’s a finger print scanner, a heart rate monitor, new camera tricks, and a clever way of making your downloads faster by combining Wi-Fi and signal coverage together. Samsung also announced a fitness band with a curved OLED screen as it continues its push into wearables. Expect to want the gold one come April.

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z1 was very well received. However, the Z2 sports the latest Qualcomm processor, bringing with it a stack of improvements. That’s the main takeaway here for Sony. Harder, better, faster, stronger, as Daft Punk would say. Early reports and a my own “hands-on” test suggest this is going to be one of the best Android phones released this year.

Huawei MediaPad X1

There are two ways to talk up your shiny new powerful tablet. The first is to let it quietly sell on the merits of what you include; the second is to do that and then make sure everyone that comes to your press conference knows how good it is by you trashing the nearest competition – in this case the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. An amazingly crisp screen, slim form factor, 4G LTE capabilities and a price that is aggressive all help.

A Bluetooth battery

Mobile World Congress is not all about state-of-the-art handsets. One gadget that caught my eye is the Tethercell. It appears to be an AA battery, but it’s actually a case for a AAA battery. The case is also Bluetooth enabled, so after placing it in your child’s noisy toy, you can shut it off with your phone when playtime gets too much to bear. Peace and quiet. How lovely.

Source & read more : CNN


Top 10 gadgets, tech out of Mobile World Congress 2014 so far

February 26 2014No Commented

Categorized Under: Misc. Gadgets

Smartphones for seniors, tablets and mobiles galore — this year’s Mobile World Congress has gotten off to a blazing start

1. The iPro Lens System


Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, Schneider Optics showcased interchangeable lenses now compatible with a long list of devices.

The iPro Lens System  range, a set of interchangable lenses — Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye, and Telephoto — has now been expanded to include the iPhone 5, 5S, and 4/4S, as well as Samsung Galaxy S4, and current iPad models.

Schneider Optics says that a new clip fits the latest models of the iPad Mini, Air and iPad 2, allowing you to fix the lens on the back without damaging your tablet.

Prices for the kit range from $50 upwards.

Source & read more : Zdnet


App Santa Brings Deep Discounts to Top iOS Apps

December 24 2013No Commented

Categorized Under: Cell Phones

Just in time for the holidays, a new iOS app sale called App Santa is offering users deep discounts on some of the best paid iOS apps of this year.

App Santa is a collaboration between ten indie iOS developers, with each offering up to a 60% discount on their respective iOS apps. The apps in the list include several of those highlighted in Apple’s own Best of 2013 list, as well as some of Mashable‘s picks for apps that look great on iOS 7. They are primarily productivity apps, with PDF converters, VNC clients, note-taking apps, mileage logs and password managers among the offerings.

The sale runs until Dec. 27, so if you’re expecting a new iPhone or iPad this Christmas, you can still get the apps at a discount even after the holiday ends.


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