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Swoon Dating App Makes Social Dating Easy For Apple or Android Users #SwoonUpNYC

May 16th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

Ahhhhhhhh…. Spring is in the air!  It’s finally time to bring on the flirty dresses, rooftop happy hours and smartphone dating?  Yup, you read that right!  With mobile dating being the fastest and easiest way to find and meet new singles near you, it was only a matter of time for the latest mobile app to make dating easier than ever ever before! Now available on your Android or Apple smartphone, get ready to start swooning today!

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Swoon, a new dating app that allows users to connect with cool people nearby, has bridged the gap between smartphone platforms and debuted an iOS app, making it the first app of its kind to be available to both Android and iPhone users.

In celebration of the iOS launch, its time raise a glass and celebrate the SwoonLife at the Official NYC Launch Party. On Tuesday, May 21st, Swooners will have the chance to test their swooning skills at Haru Gramercy over lite bites and cocktails. Hopefully, Swooners will meet the man or woman of their dreams!

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Swooners can also enter for exclusive giveaways and prizes, like an Android phone, and many others!

Who: NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, VIP Guests, and Dating Experts!

How: Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It’s completely anonymous until there’s a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android and iOS. Join the conversation and tweet us at the event using #SwoonUpNYC.

When:  Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Haru Gramercy, 220 Park Ave South (Corner of E 18th St)

6:30pm-8:30pm

For more information, visit www.swoonapp.com.

 

Disclosure:  Thanks SwoonApp for sponsoring this post.  I was selected for this opportunity and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.  #SwoonApp #SwoonUpNYC

Introducing The Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

May 13th, 2013 by Rod

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Are there times where you wish you had a stylus for your smartphone or tablet at any given time?  Are you an iPad owner wanting to design more ideas on the go but tired of having dig into your bag or purse for one?  Wacom is here to the rescue with their new line of Bamboo mini stylus.

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Wacom Bamboo Mini Stylus

The stylus gives you a small pen-like experience.  Wacom crafted this with a brass body wrapped in a soft-touch rubber accompanied by a soft rubber nib, and a built-in lanyard that plugs into your headphone jack to keep it nearby at all times. It feels solid. It looks and feels fresh. The Bamboo Stylus mini is for the most design discerning, who will also value the best feature yet: the Bamboo Stylus mini is extremely portable. It is a digital pen for on the move that can be used with a touch smartphone or tablet, without danger of it being lost. A strap and dummy plug allow it to be plugged into the device’s headphone jack. The soft plug material will not damage the headphone jack – even after frequent use.  It also comes in a variety of six colors to choose from like: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, or White.
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No longer do you have to be a Samsung Galaxy Note II owner to use a stylus with your smartphone. The new Wacom Bamboo Stylus mini is ready to be your styli of choice,  priced only at $14.95, when you are going order yours?

Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide: Moms Love Mobile

April 24th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and we’ve compiled the most practical and gift-worthy gifts for the mom in your life in our annual Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide.  After researching online, polling tech-savvy women and outright asking moms from across the country what they’d like to see as their mother’s day gifts this year, we’ve narrowed down our list of TOP 40 Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day 2013.

 

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This year, we’ll be announcing the top picks from a category each week from Mobile, Kitchen & Appliances, Beauty & Fashion leading up to Mother’s Day (for all you last minute shoppers…LOL)

 

Top Mobile Smartphones, Tablets & Accessories

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Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for iPhone 5 (in Red, White or Black)

 

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Wouldn’t you like to give mom the security of long-lasting battery life for her smartphone?  No longer will mom worry about keeping her iPhone 5 plugged up during the day with the Mophie Juice Pack Air.  This rechargeable smartphone case doubles as a battery pack.  The ideal case for the busy mom whose day doesn’t always end on schedule. Double moms’ power – Up to 100% extra battery with the flip of a switch. Turn on the case when your battery runs low to stay fully charged through the late nights.  From the busy day filled with meetings and presentations to the day off filled with errands and friends. The juice pack air ensures that mom has more than enough power packed into a streamlined, protective case so she’s ready to take on the day.  Starting online at $99.95 on Amazon.com.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Camera

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Give mom the gift of mobile sharing on the go with the Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi).  With the Samsung Galaxy Camera, mom can enjoy high-quality photography while using the Android platform via WiFi connectivity.  She can channel her inner paparazzo with the 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide angle lens all while editing photos on the go with the built-in photo wizard and video editor.  All of this on the large 4.8″ HD touch screen display.  (For full review CLICK HERE.)  Starting online at $429.99 on Amazon.com.

 

Sony Walkman W-Series MP3 Headphones

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Does mom like to jam out to her favorite tunes while working out or doing housework?  The Sony Walkman W-Series water resistant Mp3 player is for her.  Perfect for indoor or outdoor training, the wire-free one-piece W-Series MP3 Player’s inspired design fits comfortably and out of the way while mom works out. No more tangled headphones with this 2GB wireless walkman, the music will keep going non stop. A water-resistant seal keeps sweat out, while she can enjoy true-to-life, deep bass sound for the best musical experience on the go. Starting online at $36.99 on Amazon.com.

 

 

Apple iPad Mini

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If mom still doesn’t have an iPad yet, there’s still hope.  The iPad Mini is still a leading gift on everyone’s list and now it’s more affordable than ever before.  iPad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The tablet features a front-facing display camera  allotting Mom hours of FaceTime with her friends, family and you!  Perfect for reading her favorite books, magazines or recipes, the iPad mini is a must have for moms this mother’s day.  Starting online at $284.99 on Amazon.com.

 

 

The Samsung Universal Extended Battery Pack

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If you hate carrying charging wires around for your smartphones and devices, imagine how your mom feels.  Rid her of those tangled up wires with the Samsung Portable battery pack.  One single charge of this 9000 mAh battery pack will re-charge mom’s portable devices twice over and then some.  The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Up Pack is the perfect accessory for smartphone and tablet users who want the peace of mind that their device won’t run out of power at the worst possible time. Simply plug your smartphone or tablet in to the battery pack via the included USB cable and your device begins charging: no outlet needed. The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Pack can store up to 9000mAh of power, enough for three full charges of most smartphones and one full charge on most tablet devices.  Best of all it’s compatible with all smartphones and tablets via USB charging - that’s portable power when you need, no matter where you need it.  Starting at $74.99 online at Amazon.com.

 

 

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone 

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Upgrade mom’s “work” phone with the new BlackBerry Z10.  She’ll love the new BlackBerry Hub that’ll allow her to peek at her inbox from any app without having to stop what she’s doing. The touchscreen BlackBerry Keyboard learns her writing style and suggests words to help her type faster, more accurately. And she’ll be able to share content and apps right from her device using BBM Video with Screen Share.  Elegant and distinctive, the LTE-enabled BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest, most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4.2-inch display with high pixel density, 16 GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus that can also capture Full HD 1080p video. With its razor-sharp 365 PPI display and new, thinner screen design, whatever mom is doing, she’ll enjoy a highly responsive and precise experience with the new BlackBerry Z10.  Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on Amazon.com.

 

 

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker (Black, White, Red or Pink)

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If mom loves to take her music with her then the Beats By Dre wireless Pill speakers may be just the gift for her.  Despite its compact size, the Pill produces powerful sound. It’s easy to enjoy soaring highs and deep, booming bass in every room of the house.  The Beats Pill is completely wireless, portable, NFC enabled (with most newer smartphones, pairing the device simply requires you to gently tap the phone against the speaker – no bluetooth settings required) and with it’s internal microphone, it also serves as a conferencing device.  Starting online at $125.95.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II

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 If mom deserves the best of both worlds, then you should get the the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  This mobile smartphone boasts a large 5.5″ touchscreen, suitable for online reading and searching (similar to a tablet) all within the mobility of a smartphone.  With a high quality camera, S Beam and multi-tasking features, this phablet gift would make any mom a proud mom on Mother’s day.  Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on Amazon.com.

 

 

CaseMate Madison Collection Black Quilted iPhone 5 Case

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Moms love tech accessories too and the Case Mate Madison Collection quilted iPhone case in black is a luxe accessory that she’ll never leave home without.  If you have Chanel tastes on a modest budget, this is the perfect alternative to give mom a classic accessory without breaking the bank.  The Madison Collection embodies the iconic trend of quilted fashion accessories. By combining quilted genuine leather with the added refinement of Swarovski Crystals, the Madison case is perfect for the fashionable, modern woman. Starting at $90.00 on Amazon.com

 

 

Jawbone Up

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If mom needs motivation to live a healthier lifestyle, then the Jawbone up bracelet it for her.  UP is a system, wristband + iPhone app, that Tracks how you sleep, move and eat so you can know yourself better, make smarter choices and feel your best. UP’s mobile app lets you log what you eat and drink and get as detailed as you want. Take a photo of your food, scan a barcode, browse the UP image gallery or search the ingredient database. UP also helps you Track calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, fiber and sodium. Gain Insight UP simply and beautifully visualizes your information so, at a glance, you can understand the meaning behind your data. UP also delivers personalized insights and clear, actionable tips to help you achieve your goals. Starting at $107.99 online at Amazon.com.

 

If your mom is all set with mobile, check back soon for our next additions to the Top 40 Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide which will include more Kitchen & AppliancesBeauty & Fashion gift ideas for mom next week.

 

What gift is your mom expecting this year?  How do you plan on making this the best mother’s day ever?  Share your comments, questions and ideas below.

 

 

 

Five Tech Tips To Beat Seasonal Allergies This Spring

April 5th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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There’s nothing worse than the inconvenient flush of seasonal allergies.  The itchy eyes, dripping nose and internal chaos that comes with Spring is just something that many of us could just do without.  As a new allergy sufferer, it took me a long time to understand that never-ending nose leaks was in fact agitated allergies and not symptoms of  catching a cold.  More than 35 million American suffer from pollen allergies, according to the FDA . Every year, the United States spends $21 billion on health costs related to allergies.

So what can you do if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from pollen allergies every year?

Invest in these top-rated tech products to battle allergens, germs, odors and humidity in your home.


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5.  Honeywell – AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer – Black ($249.99)

Designed for rooms up to 250 sq. ft.; removes up to 99.9% of microscopic airborne particles and pollutants; permanent washable filter; includes odor-reducing prefilter.

 

TIP:  Are you suffering from allergies, but don’t know what’s causing your allergic reaction?  Get tested to find out what exactly you’re allergic to.

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4. Hamilton Beach – TrueAir Room Air Purifier – White  ($29.98)

Keep up to a 100 sq. ft. room smelling fresh for up to 3 months with this Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04532GM room odor eliminator that features 3 carbon filters that easily trap and neutralize odors.

 

TIP:  Now that you have an idea of what’s causing your symptoms, consult your physician about possible treatments such as allergy shots and medication.

 

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3.  Germ Guardian – 3-in-1 99.97% HEPA Air Purifier – Dark Gray ($139.99)

Purifies up to 193 sq. ft. of air per hour; removes airborne allergens, odors and smoke particles from the air; digital controls; UV-C technology; True HEPA, Pet Pure and activated carbon filters.

 

TIP:  If you spend a lot of time outdoors, wash your hair and clothes regularly to get rid of pollen build up and residue.

 

 

 

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2.  Sharp – HEPA Air Purifier – White ($199.99)

Take a deep breath with this Sharp FP-A60U air purifier that features carbon and HEPA filters to remove particles, such as pollen, mold, dust and household odors. Plasmacluster technology helps clean and refresh the air in rooms up to 300 sq. ft.

 

TIP:  If you have pets, groom them regularly because they can bring pollen indoors.

 

 

 

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1.  Crane – Ultrasonic 1-Gal. Cool Mist Humidifier – Owl ($49.99)

Humidifies rooms up to 500 sq. ft.; 1-gal. reservoir capacity; 2.1-gal. output per day; adjustable mist levels; owl design; demineralization cartridge

 

TIP:  If pollen continues to bring havoc to your body, limit your time outdoors and stay indoors as much as possible during pollen season to minimize your exposure.

 

 

 

 

Looking for more reasons to take advantage of what tech has to offer?  Best Buy wants to give you a 20% off Family & Friends coupon towards your next air purification purchase!

 

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Disclaimer:  As a Best Buy Brand Ambassador, DivasandDorks.com has been compensated in the form of a BestBuy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free, however all opinions are our own.

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone? Sooner Than You Think!

April 3rd, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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The Wall Street Journal says Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models.  Question is, how many models will be revealed?

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Rumors have been buzzing about a cheaper iPhone model that could win Apple some market share in developing countries (or in the words of The Wall Street Journal – for unnamed people “familiar with the device’s production”.)  I would assume that a cheaper model would not only do well in developing countries, but also for younger consumers who A. Don’t have the disposable income for a $600 smartphone or B. Whose parents aren’t thrilled about forking over $600 for a kid’s smartphone.

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

Hopefully in addition to a cheaper version, Apple will shock the masses by skipping the minimalist upgrade iPhone 5s by launching a redesigned and feature-packed iPhone 6.  Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out, it should be easy for Apple to create a killer product – they’ll just have to include an improved version of every feature that the S4 has.

When Will Apple Launch The New iPhone

Look out for an announcement of the latest Apple advancements by June.  If Apple was to launch a new iPhone 6 – what features would you like to see inside?

 

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Are Gadgets Keeping You Up? 4 Tips to Improve Your Sleep Quality

March 14th, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

Are you guilty of it? Nestling with your phone as you get cozy in bed? You’ve probably been found with your eyes closed, phone still in hand as if you were scrolling down your Twitter timeline, until you drifted off into dreamland. Although we are all guilty of it at one point or another, the question that comes up once you’ve entered dreamland is whether or not your sleep is meeting your needs? Sleeping with our smartphones, tablets, and laptops is not healthy. All of this can be detrimental to our sleep patterns. Here are some important stats from multiple studies, and compiled by Online Psychology Degree.

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Who doesn’t want to be well rested every morning? A good night’s rest is great because it allows us to feel like we can conquer the day and are less likely to have to drag ourselves out of the bed. Getting sleep of bad quality doesn’t just affect our desire to go about our day, but also creeps into other aspects of our life. When not well rested, folks are more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel, at work desks, and later in life are more likely to have a heart attack. Take these tips and decrease your risks.

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1. Try sleeping with your phone, tablet, or other device on your dresser or nightstand instead of in bed with you. It will be less likely for sleepers to be woken up by texts and emails if their phone is further away from their beds.

2. Unplug from all devices an hour before sleeping.  This allows people to live a bit without their devices attached to them.

3. Pick an unwind routine that works for you. If you live with people, use this time to have undistracted conversations. Or, you know that book you’ve been saying you’d read? Use this time to turn some pages in it. Maybe you could even prepare your lunch for the next day, or do some yoga.

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4. Avoid caffeine within three hours of intended bedtime. That way, you won’t be wired and needing to get work done on any of your many devices.

Health.com reported on how celebrities find the time and get their rest. Check it out here!

Do you think your phone, tablet, or computer has an effect on your sleep? Have any tips to add to the list? 

Alicia Keys Wants You To Star In Your Own Music Video With Blackberry

February 26th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

 

Blackberry’s newest Creative Director, Alicia Keys wants her fans to star in her next concert video.  In her first move as the company’s global creative director, Keys is asking fans to submit photos of themselves that will be included in music videos, which she’ll play as part of her upcoming tour.

 

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Alicia Keys is inviting fans to submit photos of themselves via BlackBerry’s Keep Moving hub. She’ll take those photos to create music videos that she’ll play when she sings her song “Hallelujah” during concerts in her “Set the World on Fire” tour, which starts on March 7. Every city on the tour will have its own unique video.   This isn’t the first time Keys has crowdsourced a video. Last year she created a video for her song “New Day” from fan-submitted Instagram photos.

 

The site also has a new video from Keys where she describes her feelings on the project. You can view it below.

 


Instagram is an iOS and Android app, and it’s not available on BlackBerry, so there’s no mention of it in the announcement. However, fans don’t need to have a BlackBerry device to participate in the contest — they can use any camera to shoot their pics. The only requirement is to submit the photos through the Keep Moving site.  (Hmmm, the app isn’t available on Blackberry – yet it’s a Blackberry led promotion….I wonder if Alicia’s still using her iPhone?)

 

Do you plan on checking out the “Set the World on Fire” tour next month?  What about the Blackberry Z10, has the excitement fizzled out?

 

Five Kickstarter Projects Making Strides (That Make Great Gifts)

February 22nd, 2013 by Christen Rochon

Did you know that you can find some of the most unique gifts online that aren’t even available in stores yet?  Some of the most innovative products are just waiting for backers and potential customers on Kickstarter.com.  What is Kickstarter?  Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology.  Check out a few of our favorite Kickstarter projects currently making waves online that also make great gifts below…

ChargeCard – $24.99

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ChargeCard is a portable USB Charging Cable for iPhone and iPad. Designed to fit in your wallet.  USB Charging and data sync iPhones, iPad and iPods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lumio Lamp – $95

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Lumio is simple and intuitive. The lamp automatically turns on and off as you open and close the cover. A flexible and durable spine design allows you to control brightness by adjusting the angle without a switch or button.  The lamp is available for preorder on Kickstarter for $95 with hopes to further develop the product in different sizes and LED colors soon.

 

 

 

 

 

CST Watch – $129

 

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CST-01, “the world’s thinnest watch,” is a  0.8 mm thick flexible cuff watch that uses e-ink display. Its minimalist style means there are no buttons or knobs, so the base station does most of the work to charge the device and allow users to change to a 24-hour format.  The watch is available for preorder starting at $129 in white, black and rose gold.

 

 

 

 

 

Snooze iPhone Dock – $129

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Snooze the minimal alarm dock with big rubber snooze bar. If you’re tired of fumbling for our iPhone alarm in the morning, so we created Snooze – the bedside stand with a big, functioning snooze bar. It creates a home for your iPhone and cable, so no more knocking your iPhone off of the nightstand or turning your alarm off by accident – the rubber top of Snooze lets you easily quiet your alarm or incoming phone calls. Snooze is available for preorder starting at $39.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zooka – $99

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Zooka by Carbon Audio to be mobile as your media. Through Bluetooth® technology, Zooka connects with your mobile devices to enhance your sound experience, bringing to life any game, movie, or song you want to play. And its dual speakers provide high-end sound quality while its functional design ensures that it fits just as snug on your iPad as it does your laptop. Zooka is available for preorder starting at $99.

 

 

 

 

Looking for a unique gift for your family or friends?  Which kickstarter project caught your eye as a great gift?  

 

 

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

February 4th, 2013 by Tech Staff

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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
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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

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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 Zappos.com, Endless.com, Shopbop.com.

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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 TheEconomist.com, “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.

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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?

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