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Category Archives: Cellphones

The NoPhone Air vs iPhone 8

If you’re starting to get fatigue with all these new smartphones coming out every month, then maybe it’s time to upgrade just one more time, to the NoPhone Air. The NoPhone Air is a revolutionary product that combines the convenience of an iPhone with the flexibility of the air that surrounds us. Let’s see how it stack up against the new iPhone 8.

  • NoPhone Air doesn’t need to be charged. iPhone 8 needs to be charged several times per week.
  • NoPhone Air can never be broken. iPhone 8 can’t even survive a fall off of a skyscraper.
  • iPhone 8 weighs more than 1,000,000 times more than the NoPhone Air.
  • iPhone 8 locks you into a long and pricey contract. NoPhone Air is a no-contract device.
  • iPhone 8 has no 3.5mm headphone jack, but neither does the NoPhone Air. This one’s a draw.

As you can clearly tell, the NoPhone Air is geared to bring serious competition into the smartphone wars, and it’s coming in guns-blazing. Sure, there are some features we’d like to see in the future, like a screen, camera, buttons or body, but for $6 you really shouldn’t expect more than a plastic package with a pocket of air.

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Nokia’s Revised 3310 is Now Available in The US For $60

Original Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3310 (2017) – Image by xeetechcare

Ever miss the days when smartphones weren’t so smart? Sure, having a world of information in our pockets is great, but there was a time where you had to be alone with your thoughts, you couldn’t just open Facebook to avoid making eye contact with anyone while waiting for your coffee at Starbucks.

I think that’s part of the reason people are so nostalgic for the Nokia 3310. The screen size didn’t matter, the processor didn’t matter, the camera didn’t matter, it was as basic as possible, but it was the perfect phone for that simpler time.

So, I can’t blame Nokia for wanting to cash in with the new 3310. It’s based on the original, but has some updated features, almost as if Nokia had made the 3310 today. The new version features a color display, a 2MP shooter, 3G and 16GB onboard storage, all of which were not on the original 3310.

It’s a neat looking phone and at $60, it actually might not be bad for emergencies. Part of me wishes I could drop my smartphone and just start using this, but I know I’m weak, but hey, so is everyone else.

And don’t worry, it comes with snake.

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Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8

Samsung officially announced the newest update to the flagship phablet Note series in their Unpacked Event in New York on Wednesday. The update brings along changes that long-time fans of the large phone will be excited for. Here are some of the most major changes that are coming to the Note 8.

The Note now features a 6.3 inch AMOLED display, which is a notable size increase from the Note 7’s 5.7 inch display and the iPhone 7 Plus’s 5.5 inch display.

The update also brings a dual-camera system for the first time to Samsung phones. Both lenses come with 12-Megapixel sensors, a wide angle lens with a f/1.7 aperture, as well as a telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture capable of a 2X optical zoom similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Finally, Here’s an All-Purpose Smart Device for Your Bike

If you’ve seen Apple’s apocalypse video, you might helplessly agree that today’s people can’t live without their smartphone and their apps.

We’d rather check map apps because most of us can’t read an actual map. We’d be lost. So, when you’re off biking on the great unknown (even if it’s just your neighboring city), it’s smart to be armed with this Zealot S1 Bluetooth Bicycle Speaker. It’s an all-around smart device which comes in handy for bikers. Read on why.

It’s a speaker

Pump up your pedaling with fast-beat tunes. Zealot is Bluetooth-compatible and can play your favorite outdoor playlist with its built-in 40mm driver speaker. It also supports FM if you have a favorite radio station. Mounted on your bike’s handle bar, it keeps you amused all throughout  your ride.

A light

Did the night sneak up on you? Don’t worry. Just press a button and Zealot will transform into a torch light. It comes with 3 SOS light modes in case you need a signal light for emergencies.

And a battery pack

If you’re planning on a long ride, Zealot can keep up with you. Its 4000mAh power bank lasts up to 24 hours. You can use it to charge your phone as well, so it’s totally a great tech catch.

 

Yes, Zealot is waterproof. It’s normally priced at $34.99, but you can get it for 46% less on Ideaing at only $16. Check it out.

Explore Over 150k Recipes On Your Android Device

Allthecooks Recipes

Google Play Store contains over a million applications, ranging from productivity to business and many more. There are so many applications which can make your life easier in different occasions, whether its business-related or household. If you’re one of those people who love cooking, and looking for an application which can teach you all sorts of delicious recipes and dishes, take a look at Allthecook Recipes for Android.

As the name suggests, the application has over 150,000 recipes of all types of dishes; western, continental, etc. sorted in different categories. You can browse recipes which includes images, complete directions and reviews from other users of the application. The application also give users the ability to create their own recipes and share it with their friends, and rest of the Althecooks Recipes community. The application also comes with a forum where users can discuss new recipes and communicate with other members. Users can also manage their shopping lists and meal planners. In conclusion, it’s a highly recommended application if you love cooking and want to learn new recipes every day.

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Facebook’s White Hat Credit Card Rewards Responsible Hacking

By David Ponce

Following in the footsteps of Google and Mozilla, Facebook launched a program called “White Hat Bug Bounty Program” last July. The idea was to encourage hackers in the wild to find security holes in Facebook’s code and report it to the company for a reward. This reward takes the shape of the credit card you see above. As long as the vulnerability is disclosed to Facebook by following their Responsible Disclosure Policy and the hacker does not go public with the vulnerability information until the hole has been fixed, they are promised to get a reward of at least $500. There is no set maximum, though the highest amount paid so far is $5,000.

Possessing this card has become somewhat of a status symbol as only 81 of them have been doled out so far.

Ryan McGeehan, manager of Facebook’s security response team, told CNET in a recent interview. “Having this exclusive black card is another way to recognize them. They can show up at a conference and show this card and say ‘I did special work for Facebook.'”

As anyone who’s ever come across a hardcore hacker surely knows, it is respect and appreciation, almost as much as money, that can drive them. A token such as this is a smart move. Too bad the program was unable to prevent Zuckerberg’s personal photos from leaking into the wild.

Porsche Design P’9981 Blackberry Smartphone

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Eric Evdosin

For those of you who are still loyal Blackberry and BBM fans, you will love their latest. This is not the most advanced phone on the market, however Blackberry goes all out for their latest Porsche Design Blackberry P9981 Smartphone. This unique and remarquable handset features a forged stainless steel frame for enhanced durability. A sculpted QWERTY keyboard. Blackberry OS 7 with a special Porsche UI, a 1.2 GHz processor, 8GBs of on board memory, dual-band Wi-Fi and 720p HD video recording and a hand-wrapped leather back cover. If your one of the few that hasn’t changed their minds about Blackberry after their last outage, at least upgrade to this model.

Oh and the price? Expect it to be around $2,000.

[ Blackberry ] via [ Crnchy ]

Verizon Gets HTC Ozone

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By Shane McGlaun

HTC makes some of the most desirable smartphones on the market. In fact, it was the company that made the first Android-powered smartphone to hit the U.S. market — the T-mobile G1. HTC had an event this week where it introduced its Hero smartphone and now it has unveiled another phone bound for the States.

Verizon Wireless will be getting the HTC Ozone smartphone. The easy to use smartphone has a bargain price of $49.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate and new contract. Features of the phone include a QWERTY keyboard and multiple connectivity options.

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iPhone Gets Wireless Charging from WildCharge

wildchargeiphone-og By Shane McGlaun

I hate to have to plug my iPhone in to charge. My wife keeps my office as dark as a cave to shave five cents off our electric bill so I usually can’t see where to plug my iPhone in. After over a year of use the charge port is rather lose as well. I really want an iPhone with something like the Pre Touchstone charger.

Today I got my wish with a new product form WildCharge for the iPhone that allows Pre-like charging by just sitting the iPhone down. The good news is that the charge system works on any iPhone from the original to the new 3GS.

The WildCharge Skin is a durable form fitting case that can protect the iPhone from drops and has a little part on the inside that plugs into the charge port of the phone. Then all you need to do is sit the phone on the WildCharger Pad to get power to your phone. The skin is available for $34.99 and a kit with the skin and the charge pad is about $80. The only downside I can see is that it appears you have to remove the case to synchronize your phone.

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