Featured Technology Kickstarter: Spark Electron

There is no denying the fact that Kickstarter has been a blessing to most startups because it has helped in bringing life to the dreams of most founders and inventors of smart ideas. If we start listing the number of projects that have been successfully funded on Kickstarter and indeed other crowdfunding sites, the list

One App to find everything – in Mexico!

Locked out of your apartment at midnight and want to find a locksmith? What about an emergency plumber? Running out of fuel and need to find the nearest gas station? Need an ATM? Are you trying to find the closest drugstore, flower shop or restaurant? Hotels, Bars, and Restaurants? The answer to this questions is

Phone Leaks Round-Up Before 2015 MWC

Each year, tech nerds are enchanted by the event that is Mobile World Congress. Held in Barcelona, Spain, MWC is one of the biggest highlights on the mobile tech calendar. 2015 promises to be no exception with new flagship phones from Samsung and HTC to be unveiled during the event. The event begins on March

LG Ups-The-Ante On Apple With New LG Watch Urbane

LG has announced a new Android Wear smartwatch called the LG Watch Urbane. The new smartwatch features a luxurious all-metal casing and will be available in gold and silver finishes. There is no word on pricing yet, but from the LG has stated that the Watch Urbane will be at Mobile World Congress in a

Cubi: Star-Trek inspired Device for families

Great technology brings fantastic toys. A recent Kickstarter Campaign introduced Cubi, a Star-Trek inspired watch for children aged 3-10 years old. Recognizing that children do not need phones with a range of distracting or often unneeded features, Cubi acts as an alternative communication option for families. The watch acts as a robotic companion to serve

Unlocking Phones Just Got A Lot Easier

On Feb. 11, the top five wireless carriers in the US will implement new procedures for unlocking a cellular device. These new set of unlocking standards were put in place by the CTIA in late 2013 and it looks like it will be good news for the consumers.   The basic outline of the new

Mobile Security: How to secure your iOS or Android Device

Smartphones are great in that you are always connected to the internet and only a few taps away from a quick Google search or looking up directions. The constant connection also means that it is susceptible to hackers who try to break into your system to get personal information. The high prices and demand of

PVLL App: Simply Share & Edit Texts

Texting seems pretty simple and straight-forward, but even conversing over texts can be taken to a next level. With the app Pvll (Pull), users are able to manage their conversations. Sure, it is a peculiar idea, but so far the app has a 4.2 out of 5 stars in Google Play! Basically, the Pvll app

The Best Wearables to get for the New Year

Fitness Tracker Jawbone Up 3 The Jawbone UP24, paired with the excellent UP app was hands down the best fitness tracker of 2014. The Up3 is now water resistant up to 10 meters, tracks your heart rate 24-hrs a day and runs for a full week before requiring a recharge. There are a few other

HTC One M9 “Hima” Rumors

HTC announced the successor to their mid-range Desire series at CES 2015. The new Desire smartphone features an impressive 5.5 inch display with full 1080p HD, 2GB RAM and Android Lollipop. While that is all well and good, almost everyone is really waiting for HTC to announce the successor to their flagship HTC One series.

The Jawbone UP3

Wearable tech is a pretty hot commodity these days and the new Jawbone UP3 is no exception. The Jawbone UP3 retails for $180, and for $50 more than its predecessor the Jawbone UP24, the UP3 has the ability to track the resting heart rate of the wearer through it’s bioimpedance sensors, this feature is able

Want The Best Mobile Sound Quality? Sony Has You Covered!

In regards to sound, you only go for quality tech. CES is always an amazing time for technophiles. You get to see the amazing future of the industry and the cool new gadgets that are set to come out in the upcoming year. CES 2015 has been no different, and the one thing that that has

Google Inbox: Have you tried it yet?

Google Inbox is still invite only – in theory. If you’ve you been longing to try out their new gmail app you just have to ask. Google is been pretty liberal with its invites – it might have started out a bit slow, but now, anyone who asks has been getting invites the same day.

Starbucks Launches First Mobile Order & Pay

Starbucks launched a new Mobile Order & Pay app in Portland, Oregon on the 3rd of December. They’re expecting to introduce this feature nationally in early 2015. The new app allows customers to place their orders in advance and pick their order up at the Starbucks store which is most convenient. The mobile feature is

Apple’s iPhone 6/6 Plus advertising – iPlay & iCall

One thing we love about Apple is their advertising. Instead of aggressive advertising such as Samsung or Microsoft, they do such a great work when it’s about showing their services or functions. Maybe that is because they have the advantage, that no matter which device they are talking about, they will be talking of a

The Top Mobile Trends Black Friday Deals Roundup!

Its that time of the year again. First some turkey, then some rest, and finally trample over other people the next day so we can get our hands on the biggest discounted tech items for the year. Over the years, watching Black Friday news has been amusing to say the least – people camping outside

LittleBits introduces new DIY Smart Home Kit for $249

LittleBits is steadily expanding its modular electronics platform. After releasing new kits that let user connect and link their own creations to other hardware via the cloud, LittleBits has introduced a new Do-it-Yourself kit to tackle the smart home. This new kit is meant to let users build their own smart items that can control

Tech Deals of the Week [November 17-21]!

With Black Friday just around the corner, a host of “early” deals are already available. It seems Black Friday sales start just a bit earlier each year. We’ve outline the best deals for the week, below:   Your choice of VIZIO HDTVs Woot.com has a range of refurbished VIZIO televisions for sale at insanely loew

HabitRPG: Turn your tasks into a game!

We are always testing and looking out for new Apps, from games and fitness to productivity and creative tools. A recent “task-tracker” app that caught our eye was HabitRPG. Building habits is really difficult, so apps have made this endeavor much easier for people to focus and achieve new lifestyle changes. But most task apps

Radiation Levels for 2014 Flagship Phones: Myths and Facts

UPDATE: This article has been updated, from our previous post in June, to include the newer flagship phones that have been released since the article was first written – please see the list for updated information. The guidelines for cell phone radiation (RF) was created in August, 1996, by the FCC after input from the

Cricket Wireless has some amazing deals 2014 holiday season!

Cricket Wireless is putting up special prices for a majority of their phones this holiday period. Cricket Wireless is a no-contract subsidiary carrier of AT&T and works on the same network. This means that you are covered anywhere that AT&T is covered. The promotional prices take effect on Friday, November 14th and will continue onto

Tech Deals of the Week [November 10-14]!

We’re starting a new series on Top Mobile Trends where we highlight the best tech steals and deals every week. So get your wallet ready and have a read through our very first “Deals of the Week” Feature! Look at it this way, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping.   1

Google Wallet Usage Increases After Apple Pay Launch

It seems that Apple might have inadvertently helped increase the popularity of Google Wallet among the masses. In a new report via Ars Technica states that users of Google Wallet have nearly doubled and transactions have increased by 50 percent in recent months – thanks possibly to the recent release and launch of Apple Pay.

Microsoft gets in on the fitness tracking game!

After being leaked a bit early on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Microsoft App Store, Microsoft has confirmed that they will have a new fitness tracker going on sale on Oct 30. The Microsoft Band will be on sale for $199 and will track data and sync with the apps that

Less.Mail: Artificial Intelligence based email assistant

Robin Labs has just launched a new email app for Android users called Less.Mail. While there are hundreds of email apps in the Google Play Store, Less.Mail is an all new Artificial Intelligence based email client that handles routine email responses by using automatic responses based on the original email’s context. Users are able to

Plastc: Picking up where Coin faltered

This might seem like deja vu, but Plastc announced its PlastcCard. Its a card, shaped like a normal credit card, but Plastc can digitally hold 20 of your credit and bank cards with the ability to swipe between what card you want to use at any particular time. Plastc from Plastc Inc. on Vimeo. It

Apple’s Alternative to Apple EarPods

It might be safe to say that 9 out of 10 people you know will have had, at some point in their lives, listened to music through a pair of Apple’s classic pair of white earbuds. It has been the iconic symbol of music-on-the go for over a decade. They come with every iPod and

Misfit Flash: The affordable fitness tracker – Finally!

Fitness trackers are all the rage at the moment. The market is flooded with dozens of examples that all help you track your sleep, steps you have taken, calories burnt and help you make goals to become a better/fitter person.   Misfit Wearables released their fashionable metallic Shine fitness tracker last year and has sold

Blackberry takes to rebuilding itself: Passport Smartphone

Blackberry officially announced its new Blackberry Passport smartphone on Wednesday morning. During the announcement, Blackberry joined other manufacturers by bashing the newly released iPhone’s. Blackberry CEO John Chen challenged the audience to try and bend the new Blackberry Passport, in lieu of the recent “Bend-gate” controversy regarding the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. As a

Top 5 iPhone 6/6 Plus cases!

The iPhone 6 drop tests are in and while the results are better than some phones, its still not promising. Add to the fact that most people will not want to risk their brand new $700 phone having an accident. We’ve rounded up the 5 best cases to get for your brand new iPhone 6

Apple failed releasing U2 new album

If you have an iPhone you should have noticed that the new U2 album is available in your phone for you to hear it! Yes, it is already on your phone.     During the launch of the new generation of iPhones, Apple did something really innovative: they re-launched the U2 band putting all the

GoGoWiFi: Free Texting For T-Mobile Users

From tomorrow onwards, T-Mobile users will get a huge benefit on GoGo WiFi equipped airplanes: free texting! T-Mobile has partnered up with GoGo WiFi to offer T-Mobile users free texting on participating airplanes, but also receiving texts will be completely free. Some of the participating airlines are: Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways,

LG trying to steal the spotlight from the Moto360

Motorola has teased the Moto360 for months now. Google introduced 3 smartwatches during its Google I/O earlier this year, but it was the Moto360, with its circular design, that stole the show. There was audible disappointment in the crowd when it was mentioned that the Moto360 would not be released until the end of the

What Cool Automobile Tech Can We Expect In the Near Future?

Mobile tech comes in a wide variety of different flavors. First, you have what most people think of when they hear the words “mobile tech,” such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. This, however, is only the tip of the iceberg. Wearables, augmented-reality glasses, virtual-reality headgear…these are also perfect examples of using technology while on the

Howdy Neighbor! Of Course You Can Use My Wireless Connection!

Wireless access, also known as WiFi, has become one of the chief methods used for accessing internet content of all types. According to recent studies performed by Pew, around 56 percent of Americans have used a wireless connection to access online content. This compares to the 24 percent that use the internet, but have never

Wearable Technology Takes a Twist With the Development Of Tech Tattoos

Wearable tech has proven itself time and time again to be one of the hottest classes of technology currently being developed. From the smartwatch to the fitness tracker to augmented-reality glasses, wearable tech has truly become the standard by which most future tech is designed around. One type of wearable tech that is currently in

Sony Xperia Still Works after 6 Weeks at the bottom of the ocean

Waterproofing your smartphone seems like a no brainer – in fact, waterproofing any electronic device seems like a no brainer but has been proven very difficult, seeing as we only have a handful of devices that actually ARE waterproof. There are plenty of people who have knocked over their drink on their laptops or phones,

What you need to know about Two Dots Game

TwoDots is a new puzzle game that’s free to play; it is the sequel to the hugely popular game called Dots. The original Dots game was based on free play that involved matching colors, but with this TwoDots, you’ll have to do more. Join two dots, sink anchors, extinguish flames, make bombs and much more

The Kardashians: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

There are two people in this world: those that keep up with the Kardashians and those who don’t admit it. The story of Kim Kardashian is a familiar one riddled with celebrities until she became one herself. With the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she successfully broke into the industry as a

Sharp is bringing its bezel-less smartphones to the US!

If someone mentioned Sharp, you’d probably think about your TV, microwave or some other household appliance. You would not think about a sleek and sexy new smartphone, but that is precisely what Sharp has is trying to become. It has partnered with SoftBank to develop two low-cost smartphones for release in Japan and the US.

Milk Music – The Next Big Thing in Music App

Milk Music is not a new app; it was launched in March this year. Milk Music is a free streaming music service designed exclusively for Samsung device owners. As its monthly subscription option, Milk Premium, was just introduced on July 31, perhaps it is a good time to evaluate this app again.     Samsung

Apple preps a mobile payments system on iPhone6

There are lots of interesting rumors about iPhone6. One of the rumors is iPhone6 will contain a mobile payments platform that allows customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash. According to a recent report from The Information, Apple’s e-wallet could be launched as soon as this

Galaxy Alpha: Samsung finally moving away from plastic

If you have owned a Samsung smartphone in the past 3 years, you know that Samsung has a love for plastic on their devices. More so than any other manufacturer, much to its users’ chagrin in the face if iPhone and HTC One fans. Samsung have increasingly come under pressure to use more premium materials.

Here is your $22,000 Vertu Android phone!

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Is the HTC One M8 or LG G3 not premium enough for you? Fear no more, Vertu has an answer for you with their new Signature Touch Android smartphone. For those of you not familiar with Vertu, they are an ultra luxury phone manufacturer that was

Wearable Tech: The Muse Brain Sensing Headband

If you have had the opportunity to read any of my previous articles, chances are by now that you have discovered that I have an extreme fascination with wearable technology. Such products as Google Glass, smartwatches and even VR (virtual reality) headgear all fascinate me to no end. The prospect of enhancing the physical world

The Smartshoe: Forget the Watches and Glasses, I Want Smart Feet!

Wearables have become one of the hottest categories of technology in recent memory. From watches to glasses to even the prospect of smart contact lenses, wearable tech is fast becoming the most sought-after devices for the modern consumer. This makes the announcement of a new type of wearable tech such a noteworthy event: the smartshoe.

Repairing Your Smartphone: Should You Do It Yourself?

I will be the fist to admit, my smartphone usage is way below the amount of time the average person uses them. On average, my phone use overall usually stands at about 10-20 minutes each month, a bare minimum when compared to just about everyone else. One of the upsides to that is that I

Take a Bite out of Apple’s OS X Yosemite Software

Everyone has their two cents about Apple, but now one million people’s feedback will be heard with OS X Beta Yosemite. Apple states, “To join the OS X Beta Program, just sign up using your Apple ID. When the beta software is ready, you’ll receive a redemption code that will allow you to download and install

Mobile Video Beats TV Spots for Achieving Engagement Goals

According to a recent survey conducted by AOL Networks, three-quarters of marketers are increasing their spending on digital videos. Also, a new study by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Tremor Video and Millward Brown shows that comparing to TV commercials, mobile video advertising wins better consumer engagement and brand awareness. The study offers a valuable

InkCase Plus: the Second Screen for Android Phone

Do you know how to improve battery life of your smartphone? The best way is to attach a second screen. With the low-power second screen, you do not have to turn your main display on when you want to use your phone. A new Kickstarter project, InkCase Plus, can be a helpful companion of your

Next gen batteries could double your smartphone battery life

Smartphone hardware has evolved at breakneck speed since the original iPhone was unveiled in 2007. Screens have gotten bigger, brighter and so good that you cannot tell individual pixels anymore. You can fly through most tasks that would have taken much longer, or would have been altogether impossible just 5 years ago. The one thing

Replace Punchcards with this Business Loyalty App

Imagine the business discovery platform Yelp and coupon service RetailMeNot in one app. The mobile app LoyalBlocks acts as a virtual loyalty card and rewards program for a variety of businesses. LoyalBlocks sorts stores by distance. Then, users can view current specials- ranging from a free pint of beer to discounted laser treatments- and add stores that

Mobile Health Market to Grow to $41.8 in the Next Decade

Real-time patient monitoring (mobile health) is quickly becoming the crux of the healthcare industry. Consequently, extra clinical and medical equipment is being integrated with mobile technologies to remotely track patients. Thus, mobile health is about delivering health solutions using tablets and mobile phones. The solutions would normally involve the use of multimedia and telecommunication technologies

Xiaomi: Making waves by copying Apple

Xiaomi, the Chinese device manufacturer, has been making waves in the smartphone industry over the last 6 months or so. Their Mi 3 phone was a great device with flagship specs at half the price. We ran an article recently about how it stacks up with other no-contract devices – you can read that article

Time For a Long Trip? Become Your Own Mobile Hotspot!

About fifteen years ago, I had the good fortune to find myself with the opportunity to take a road trip around the country. I was somewhat of a free spirit then, so the idea of piling into a van with my significant other for an eight-week tour of the States was right up my alley. There

Get a Second Chance with Dating App Happn

Missed a chance of fate? There’s an app for that. Happn uses GPS technology to reveal dating profiles by proximity. Happn produces a feed of profiles, allowing you to “heart” users. Based on reciprocity, chat is impossible unless both people exhibit interest. Profiles must be linked with Facebook which is then used to upload pictures,

Which Nationwide Mobile Carrier Has the Fastest Speeds?

We live in a world rife with opportunities to enhance our productivity and overall lifestyle using mobile technology. Smartphones, tablets, laptops…all of these devices go to great lengths to serve us with the capacity to work or play virtually anywhere in the country. As a result, identifying the carrier with the top data speeds is

World’s Thinnest Phone: Gionee Made It Happen!

Chinese cell phone manufacturer Gionee has just announced their next device, dubbed the Gionee GN9005. It will also be the worlds thinnest phone when released, coming in at an unprecedented 5mm thin. By all other accounts, its just a mid range Android device. According to TENAA, the GN9005 will come with a 4.8 inch HD

10 Things you can do with your iPhone earpods

The iPhone headphones with remote have been around for a long time now. But did you know that you can do a more than just adjust your volume with them?   There are a whole host of useful fuctions you can perform with the all-white headphones. Infact, any pair of headphones with a remote can

A Look At the Top Three Wireless Charging Devices Now Available

Wireless charging, also known as inductive charging, is fast becoming one of the most sought after capabilities in today’s modern, mobile-computing world. The capacity to pack your smartphone or tablet with power, without having to plug anything in, can make things much easier in areas where conventional charging methods are unavailable. In order to help

The Shifting of Mobile Search: from Search Engine to Apps

Recent studies show that as paid search moves to mobile, it is shifting from the browsers to apps. According to eMarketer, mobile will account for 85.9% of advertising search dollars by 2018. Google used to play a near-monopoly role in mobile search – it shared 82.8% of digital ad search revenues in 2012, but eMarketer

A Kid’s Wearable… for Parents

Mom’s “eyes on the back of her head” are sounding old fashion now that kids can wear tracking devices on their wrists. By collecting location data using Wi-Fi and GPS, in addition to 2G/3G network compatibility, LG’s KizON wearable provides tracking and calling features with an accompanying mobile app. KizON has a variety of methods

Can I Have Your (DNA Dating) Number?

Dating DNA does not use an exact science to offer matches. However, by recording answers to almost 300 questions, the company does gathers precise information to find potential matches. Instead of calling itself an online dating website, Dating DNA describes itself as “a tool to help you determine your level of compatibility with those you