The time to buy a Moto X is now, Motorola has announced that they will take $150 off of the off-contract price as a part of the Cyber Monday deal. This includes the custom-design Moto Maker feature. The total price after is $350 for a custom designed smartphone with no carrier contract obligations.
A Google Glass competitor is finally out there and it is a much cheaper and more immersive competitor. Smartspecks were created by an unfunded five-person team in Massachusetts and can display everything from social media to heads up directions. They will soon make a kickstarter to raise more interest and acquire the capital necessary for a larger production. To read more about how it works click here.
Fresh Jets is an app that connects individuals with seats on private jets. Timmy Wozniak, CEO and cofounder of Fresh Jets said that 1/3 of private jet flights are flown empty. The company licenses its software to jet owners and charter operators who can use it to sell available inventory, much like Uber did with cars. The app is free, they just make their money from licensing to jet owners and business’.
Microsoft, Apple, Sony, BlackBerry, and other companies filed lawsuits against Android manufacturers Samsung, HTC, LG. The lawsuits target Google also, saying its core money-maker, Adwords, violates a 1998 patent. United States Patent No. 6,098,065, “matching search terms with relevant advertising.” To read more about which patents are being infringed click here.
This is a comparison between the Nexus 7 2, the Kindle Fire HDX 7, and the HDX8.9. As far as design goes, the tablets are pretty evenly matched, for screen type, there have been reports that the HDX tablets have imperfect color reproduction. The HDX tablets have a faster processor than the nexus, the nexus at 1.5GHz and the HDX’s at 2.2GHz. However with the HDX tablets you only have access to amazons app store, whereas the nexus 7 2 has access to google play, and the Nexus is running a vanilla version of android, while the Kindle has a laggy custom UI. But which one is right for you, click the link to learn more.
Gamers have awaited the day when they would be able to check their Playstation profile on their phones, well now they can. The Playstation App will be free for iOS and Android devices and will even allow players to use their device as a second screen for some of the new Playstation 4 games. And Users will finally be able to purchase content from the Playstation Store on their mobile device.
The Sunflex Unu is a pretty interesting tablet, starting at $200 for the media edition and at $250 for the gaming edition, i’d say its in the right price range. As far as tablets go, the Unu has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, and comes with Android 4.2. However it is more than just a tablet; it comes with a dock that transforms it into an Android game console and a smart TV box, also comes with the TV remote, and the gaming controller. Read more about the Sunflex Unu here.
Production of the iPhone 5c has already been cut in half, now only 150,000 are being made daily. This device was Apple’s attempt to break into the lower cost cell phone market, it is curious why Apple would slow production of this device, when there is clearly a demand for a low cost iPhone.
From now until October 7th, Best Buy will give you a $50 gift card when purchasing an iphone 5c. Best Buy has been known to offer iphone deals in the past, but not after only 1 month of being released. Chinese retailers have already started lowering 5c prices in order to sell them. It is possible that Apple didn’t price the 5c aggressively enough.
With every new technology comes new bugs to work out. Apple has just released new hardware and software, both of which have bugs that are being found. For instance some 5s units are having calibration problems with their gyroscopes and accelerometers. Some users are reporting that they are unable to send messages through imessage, a problem that can be fixed by turning imessage off. To read about more issues click here.
Apple announced that they sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c devices during the debut weekend. But whats really interesting is that an analytics firm analyzed data from 20 million iPhone’s from September 20th to the 26th. The ratio of 5s devices versus 5c devices was 3.4 to 1. For more graphs about iPhones, click the link below
A survey was taken at the BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 conference, which showed that a number of developers are not giving up on BlackBerry and will continue to build and support apps for BlackBerry 10. Developers will continue to support smaller mobile platforms because the larger ones like Apple and Android have so many apps that it is hard to make yours noticeable. However BlackBerry is talking to Fairfax Holdings about a $4.7 billion buyout.
The iphone 5 touchscreen is 2.5 times faster at responding to touches than android devices. Agawi, the firm that tested the responses found that the iphone 5 responded to touches at 55 milliseconds, the iphone 4 at 85 miliseconds, and the closest Android device was the Galaxy S4 at 114 milliseconds. Agawi’s AppGlimpse division is planning on testing new phones in the future including the 5s and the 5c. To see a graph of other phones that have been tested, follow the link below.
BlackBerry has announced its next BlackBerry 10 device, the z30. The z30 has a 5 inch screen, and a faster 1.7 gigahertz dual-core processor. The z30 is also BlackBerry’s first phone to ship with the BB 10 version 10.2. BlackBerry seems to be stepping up their game with smartphones, but can they keep up?
iOS 7 is Apple’s newest operating system and will be released on the 18th. Will your apple device run iOS 7? Even if your device is capable of running Apple’s new OS, that doesn’t mean that you will have access to all of its features. For example, the iphone 4s is capable of running iOS 7, however it will not have camera filters or AirDrop. For a complete list of iOS 7 capable devices and their disabilities, click the link below.
Microsoft released a coupon today that allows you to trade in gently used ipad 2,3,or4 and get a minimum of a $200 gift card to the Microsoft store. This coupon was released to help them push sales for the Microsoft Surface, since you can trade in your old ipad and get $200 off the price of the Surface. However, what will happen to the traded in ipads?
This App Wakes You Up at Your Stop If You Fall Asleep on the Subway. Never miss your stop again, this app sounds off an alarm a few seconds before your stop. Pretty much a useless app since data is pretty much unavailable in the New York City subway.
@evleaks has a history of providing news and photos of upcoming phones. The phone is a standard Lumia phone with a couple of changes, one being that it can fit an extra row of medium sized live tiles on the screen, or 2 rows of small live tiles. The other exciting aspect of this phone is that it is bigger than the 1020, which means that they have more room to work with a better camera. So all in all, it sounds like a great phone, but the big question is, will Microsoft still release it? read about it at http://gizmodo.com/heres-the-gigantic-nokia-windows-phone-we-might-never-1263159607