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What’s The Deal With iPhone’s Passbook?
Let’s face it; there were a lot of issues and concerns regarding the new Apple iOS 6 release. Not only were the Apple maps less than impressive, but some users are confused about a new app that popped up on their home screen: iPhone Passbook. What is it?  ... Read more
Bad Piggies and Other Angry Birds Alternatives
Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise was a massive hit, with an audience spanning kids to grandparents – and everyone in between. Pundits have long ago dissected to death the reason for the games’ success, but I think it all boils down to the simplicity of the game play. In any... Read more
Samsung’s Response to iPhone 5 Success
The rivalry between Samsung and Apple has been intensifying with each passing year. Apple has become the undisputed market leader and Samsung is left to fight for seconds with other brands. Recent events show there is no love lost between the two companies and they are going for each... Read more
Digital Coupons – How Convenient Are They Really?
Though digital coupons are certainly rewriting the rules when it comes to saving money, how convenient are they really? Thanks to the current state of the economy, more consumers are scooping up coupons and ways to save, which makes analyzing this very question something that can easily be done.... Read more
iPhone 5: A Roaring Success

iPhone 5: A Roaring Success

Mobile September 28, 2012

Apple has done it again. If the reports are to be believed, the iPhone 5 is a huge success already, less than a week after it was released to the public. The sales are high and well above the level that Apple expected them to be. They have already... Read more
What Is Apple So Mad At?

What Is Apple So Mad At?

Mobile September 27, 2012

It seems that Apple has a good reason to be upset with Samsung – after all, they stole a few patented ideas from the largest smartphone and computer maker in the world. After the court ruling in regards to Apple versus Samsung, Apple released a full list of Samsung... Read more
BlackBerry Service Falters After iPhone 5 Release
One of the major events of the year, the launch of the iPhone 5 has been dominating the headlines ever since maker Apple announced the date. The anticipation was building and people were waiting to get their hands on the new smartphone. Just as they were lining up to... Read more
Top Tips For Monitoring Your Mobile Data
Smartphones, Tablets and other cellular connected devices have begun to take over our lives. Unfortunately as we begin to connect more outside of the home the cost of mobile data is skyrocketing. Thankfully there are plenty of useful apps on the market that allow users to monitor mobile phone... Read more
The Best Smartphone Security Apps
Smartphone security apps were once thought to be a luxury not needed by most mobile users. As smartphone use has continued to grow at a rapid rate so too has the number of mobile viruses. Whether you’re operating an Apple iOS device or the newest Google Android smartphone the download... Read more
The Best Multiplayer iOS Games
It might not be the best thing to admit, but I have thought – and said – more than once, that the iPad is a rather expensive mobile gaming device. I don’t know what you use your iPad for the most, but for me, it really is mainly a... Read more
The Best iPad Keyboard Cases
At the risk of inciting the ire of Apple haters, I dare say that the iPad is the best tablet you can buy today. That is not to discount the fact that it is expensive device, of course, but the experience it offers surpasses that of its competitors. And... Read more
The Pinterest Revolution
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networks around. Already valued at over $1.5 billion, this virtual pinboard and social media platform does something that other social networks cannot – it pins.  The concept behind Pinterest is simple. A user will share their favorite websites through the use... Read more
Android Jumps Into The Cloud-Based Technology Pool
Android has been doing its best to compete with Apple’s iPhone, but the issue is apps. iPhone has millions of apps available, but Android still has to catch up. When it comes to cloud storage, it used to be all cloud storage providers offered an iPhone app, but now... Read more
iPhone 5 Sold Out? Apple Struggles To Fill Orders
Everyone knew that the iPhone is going to sell like hot cakes. Well, that didn’t quite happen, as even hot cakes don’t sell out within two hours. Given the rapid selling patterns of the previous versions of the iPhone, Apple would have known they had a winner on their... Read more
5 Steps You Should Take Before Upgrading To Apple iOS 6
In the first 24 hours of the Apple iOS 6 upgrade window 15% of users have adopted the program. For the other 85% of users who are still using older versions of the Apple iOS here are a few tips to consider before upgrading your smartphones OS. Back up... Read more
Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Mobile September 20, 2012

What Is NFC? Although not everyone may be aware of it, NFC (short for near-field communications) is a technology that has been around for several years now. Probably thanks to the hype of the iPhone 5 possibly having NFC built-in – which we know by now is not true... Read more
Forget The iPhone 5 – 5 Apple Alternatives
Apple has released the iPhone 5, but experts are not convinced. Though it offers a few upgrades, really all the iPhone 5 has to boast about is a slightly slimmer construction. For most iPhone users, that is not that much of a big deal. Though the Apple iPhone has... Read more
Apple Wins Lawsuit in Germany – Will Google Motorola Be Banned?
The ‘Rubber Band’ Lawsuit Following their historic triumph over Samsung in the US, Apple didn’t cease and took its winning habits over to Germany. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Google Motorola in Germany regarding their patent of the ‘Rubber Band’ effect. As it turned out, Google Motorola was... Read more