advertisement | your ad here Make This Your Home Page

Posts Tagged ‘phone’

Alicia Keys, Blackberry Creative Director Still Using An iPhone

February 12th, 2013 by Christen


Alicia Keys’ Blackberry use (or lack thereof) could land her in a world of trouble. Discover why this “Girl On Fire” could find herself in an unemployment line soon below…

alicia keys blackberry

Alicia Keys and Blackberry could be heading for trouble, all because of Twitter…


This girl could get Fiiiiiiiiiii-YAHed! New BlackBerry creative director Alicia Keys may not have been the best choice for the role, since she can’t stop tweeting from her iPhone.  On Monday, less than two weeks after Blackberry announced that the singer would be joining the company during the BlackBerry 10 launch event, she tweeted a Drake lyric from her iPhone instead of from a BlackBerry device, the tech blog Pocket-lint pointed out.


alicia keys blackberry

Alicia Keys tweet…. not from Blackberry


Eight hours later, likely realizing her betrayal of Blackberry, Keys deleted the offending tweet and wrote, “What the h*ll?!!!! Looks like I’ve been hacked… I like @Drake but that wasn’t my tweet :-(”  


(Nice recovery Alicia….NOT!)


Sure, maybe Keys was actually hacked, but why would a hacker just post a song lyric? A Blackberry spokesperson told CNBC that “Alicia Keys no longer has an iPhone.”  Before being hired by BlackBerry, Keys made a habit of tweeting from her iPhone. She will still need another phone to post to Instagram, as she likes to do, since BlackBerry 10 still lacks an Instagram app. Someone definitely needs to be policing Alicia Keys’ Blackberry use (almost making it mandatory to over-share her love for the device.)  Do I smell an Alicia Keys Blackberry commercial soon?


THIS GIRL…… can’t catch a break!

alicia keys blackberry

What do you think?  Was Alicia Keys’ Blackberry really hacked?  Should Blackberry be concerned with Alicia Keys’ indiscretions?  Have you bought a Blackberry because of Alicia Keys yet?




HTC Is Ready To Unveil The Successor To The One X, Meet The M7

February 4th, 2013 by Tech Staff


HTC is ready to start the new year off with a bang.  They have been hard at work last year to bring us the follow-up to the One X.   Currently codenamed the M7, HTC is applying all of the specs & designs from last year’s Android devices into their newest flagship.  Slated to become available on multiple carriers unlike the One X which was an AT&T exclusive.

The rumored specs are:
  • 4.7inch 1080p HD SoLux display
  • 2nd-gen 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB of RAM/32GB of storage/2300 mAh battery
  • Running Android Jelly Bean w/ Sense 5 UX
  • 2MP f/2.0 front-facing camera capable of recording video in 1080p HD
  • 13MP f/2.0 rear-facing Cinesensor (improves video quality, adds super slow-mo & video HDR) lens also capable of 1080p HD video
  • Beats Audio w/ built-in amp + stereo speakers
HTC m7back HTC M7front
HTC sent out invites for an upcoming press event on February 19th in NYC.  We are anticipating it to be the official unveiling of the M7.  Expect more details about this device to be leaked before the actual event.  
Who’s ready for the next high-end Android device from HTC?

An Amazon Smart Phone In The Works… Really?

January 31st, 2013 by Tech Staff


Yes, Really!  Why shouldn’t they.  Amazon, the biggest e-commerce retailer, transformed itself from a book e-tailer to the titan of the purchasing web.  They are a digital content powerhouse.  I suspect this new smart phone will be so integrated with Amazon services.  They have a huge market share in cloud storage services, you can download digital content such as books, digital music and video effortlessly, and not to mention Kindle e-Reader and Kindle Fire tablets.  The own the e-commerce sites,,


This will be a huge disruption in the smart phone field and all the major tech websites are abuzz.  It’s going to be the clash of the titans – Amazon, Google, and Apple.  Could the recent fight between Amazon and Apple precipitate this new service?







apple v amazonAccording to, “The most hard-fought battle between them so far has been in the e-book market. Amazon accounted for some two-thirds of all digital-book downloads in America last year. Apple accounted for just 5%, but it has been trying to woo publishers away from Amazon with an aggressive strategy that gives them more freedom to determine e-book prices than under Amazon’s terms.”





apple v kindleIn 2011, Amazon and Apple were at odds over the percentage that Apples requires when users buy products through their iPhone or iPad apps.  The Daily Beast Reported “This all started because booksellers found a clever way to sidestep Apple’s rules about selling stuff on its platform. If a developer wants to sell something via an iPad app—it’s called an “in-app purchase”—the transaction must go through Apple, which keeps 30 percent of the money and passes 70 percent on to the developer. Here’s what Amazon and the others do: when you order a book using, say, the Kindle app on the iPad, you’re taken to a Web browser and the transaction takes place there, not inside the Kindle app itself. That way the 30 percent doesn’t go to Apple.”  Seeing this, Apple then blocked the link to Amazon’s website in all e-books from the Kindle App.  This prevents you from loading amazon.comand purchasing a book with all the proceeds going directly to Amazon.

amazon app


Back to the Smart Phone – The Rumors are:

·        –   Reports claim Amazon is working with Foxconn, the same manufacturer for Apple.

·         –  The smart phone is expected to be available summer/fall of this year.

·        –   The smart phone will run the Android-based operating system like the Kindle Fire Tablet.

·       –    It will have 3D mapping from UpNext Software company.

·       –   The smart phone is priced low from $100 to $200 – Amazon expects to make profits from digital content services not from the price of the phone.


With all the services that Amazon offers would you purchase this smart phone?

Verizon And HTC Partners For NYC Launch Event

November 7th, 2012 by Tech Staff

Could HTC’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note II be unveiled next week in NYC?  According to

Verizon will likely launch a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 competitor in the form of the HTC Droid DNA, a device that was once called the Droid Incredible X and whose codename is HTC DLX. The device, which looks like a smartphone of the phablet variety, will aim to take on the LG Intuition and the Galaxy Note 2 this holiday season. Here is everything that we know so far about the device.

While Verizon already has one phablet, a name for a device that marries the features of a smartphone and tablet, out on the market in the LG Intuition, it seems as though it will be offering two other choices to consumers in the weeks ahead.


We’ll have to wait to discover what Verizon and HTC has up it’s sleeves for next week……

(Numbers Don’t Lie) Samsung Galaxy Note II Sells 3 Million Units In 30 Days

November 2nd, 2012 by Christen


It’s official!  Today, Samsung has announced that it had sold 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 after just 30 days – that’s three times faster than its predecessor.  The original Galaxy Note was deemed a success, but took 90 days to hit the same 3 million mark.  The Galaxy Note 2, at this point, is scheduled to surpass the original Galaxy Note in sales with the holiday shopping season about to hit full throttle and with launches on AT&T and Verizon, the United States’ two largest carriers, by mid-November.  Last week, Samsung kicked off a huge celebration in NYC featuring Kanye West for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Samsung camera and this week they’re celebrating great momentum gearing up for the holiday season.

DID YOU KNOW:  Samsung topped the global smartphone market in the July-September third quarter with 56.3 million sales, more than double Apple’s 26.9 million iPhone sales. The two companies controlled combined 46 percent of the global smartphone market.



AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since October 25th with a release date scheduled for November 9th. Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since then as well though its release date remains unclear.  (C’mon Verizon – I need that Galaxy Note II, like yesterday…)



Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch With Kanye West ROCKS NYC

October 25th, 2012 by Christen


No, it’s not Halloween….yet. However, if you’re notice droves of tech geeks, gadget girls and mobile execs lurking at a slower than normal and zombie-esque pace this morning, chances are that they rocked out with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Kanye West the night before at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City, NY.



In celebration of “The Next Big Thing” Samsung Mobile enlisted the help of Kanye West to kick off the biggest mobile rave I’ve ever attended IN MY LIFE! Starting out early in the evening with the press preview, Kevin Packingham, chief product officer for Samsung Mobile U.S. revealed not only the expected Samsung Galaxy Note II – but also the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Camera (by AT&T). After revealing the performance specs that consumers could expect, guests were released into a themepark of Samsung Galaxy Note II experiences. There were a variety of experience to please everyone, including T-Shirt design station where guests could design, print & wear their very own t-shirt using the Galaxy Note II. Check out a the launch event in its’ entirety below…






Look closely at the big screen…Guess who?











Kanye West Is Set To Perform At NYC Samsung Note II Event

October 23rd, 2012 by Christen


While you’re waiting for the next big tech innovation, Samsung simply reminds you that “The next big thing is here” with a little performance by hip hop superstar Kanye West.  As part of the Galaxy Note World Tour NYC, Samsung Mobile will properly announce the new Galaxy Note II (which if anything like the first Galaxy Note – we’re already in love with it).  Followed by a “real world” interactive hands-on experience, giving users/media a chance to use the device and get a feel for all the bells and whistles.  And at the end of the night, the celebration begins with a mini concert by G.O.O.D Music’s own – Kanye West.



The Galaxy Note II will be the first Samsung handset to launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 5.5-inch phone has an HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung’s Exynos™ 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable to 64GB with an optional microSD card.  The phone will be available on five major carriers -– Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.  Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available by the holidays, arriving in stores by mid-November.


Amidst the most recent Kanye-Kim K engagement rumors from their recent trip in Rome, it’s quite possible that Kim K would be making an appearance as well at Samsung’s event tomorrow evening, but we’ll just have to wait and see.



Social Girls Night Out – Gaming & Social Media Event Debuts in Atlanta!

September 26th, 2012 by Tiffany hosted our first ever ‘Social Girls Night Out’ – Gaming and Social Media Etiquette event Monday in Atlanta, GA. Microsoft of Atlanta sponsored the ‘Social Girls Night Out’ kick off as a part of their ongoing community outreach initiatives.


For this event we partnered with Microsoft and Windows specifically to reach an audience that has a growing thirst and necessity for technology at an earlier age than any other generation. Girls from ages 10 to 18 showed up to test new phones & gadgets, play girl powered games, and learn about internet safety and social media responsibility & etiquette. It was a fun filled night of education and entertainment just for girls!


Microsoft techs demonstrated the versatility of Xbox Kinect while giving important tips on how to be safe and protect your privacy on the newest gadgets, games and social media sites.  The ‘Bing It On’ challenge tested the accuracy and differences of a Google search versus a Bing search.  Cloud 9 Cupcakes came to share mini red velvet cupcakes with gamers & guests.  DJ Zen kept the store filled with a great mix of music perfect for gaming & having fun (Special thank you to her for contributing to such an awesome environment for young women!)  And of course, an assortment of prizes were awarded to lucky drawing winners.  Congrats to Jessica & Candace our Radar 4G and Titan II prize pack winners!


If you missed out on our Atlanta event – don’t worry! Social Girls is coming to a city near you. Next stop is Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by D.C., Detroit, New York and more city announcements to come. Knowledge is contagious and we are excited to spread it & create an environment where girls are able to be themselves, discuss social media / cyberbullying and just hang out and have fun! Keep checking for upcoming Social Girls events and locations. Thank you again to our sponsors Microsoft and Windows for their support and dedication!

If you missed Social Girls ATL – here’s a peek at what you missed:


Vivienne Westwood Designs Newest Aquos Smartphone

September 18th, 2012 by Christen

Aquos Phone SH-01E Vivienne Westwood is one of the newest handsets recently launched by NTT Docomo. This beautiful fuchsia smartphone will be out by the end of the year featuring many Docomo features, plus waterproof and dustproof capability, infrared data exchange, Android 4.0 operating system, powerful processor, a large 4.1-inch display, two built-in cameras of up to 12MP, and Wi-Fi tethering for connectivity with up to five devices.

Developed by Sharp, like the other fashionable and high-end smartphones from NTT Docomo, Aquos Phone SH-01E Vivienne Westwood is a great model that allows users to perform any tasks while on the go, for both productivity and entertainment. It’s sleek, stylish and designed by Vivienne Westwood, unfortunately it’s only available for customers in Japan.



Calling All Teens & Parents! Social Girls Night Out Is Coming To ATL! (EVENT)

September 17th, 2012 by Christen

In an effort to foster social media awareness, responsibility & overall growth in teens and young adults – has partnered with Windows Phones and The Microsoft Store to bring you Social Girls Night Out: Social Media and Gaming Event!


On Monday, September 24th from 6pm – 8pm we will host Social Girls Night Out for girls ages 14 – 18 and their parents for a variety of games, information and overall tips on managing social media etiquette.  How many times have you seen cyber-bullying, explicit photos or other forms of inappropriate behavior coming from teens & young adults on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more?  Social Girls Night Out is a place where girls can socialize with their peers and their parents while learning not only about great gadgets, apps and programs – but also develop social media etiquette, integrity and skills to make social media work for them!

Parents this event is for you too!  Come out and discover the latest in internet security & monitoring for teens, we’ll have plenty of demos, games and prizes for all!



If you’re interested in having your youth group, mentees, siblings or children attend this event, please rsvp to (Space in limited)

See you soon!



Your Ad Here