Tagged: mobile phone

Monster Elements Hybrid Over the Ear Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’ve had many pair of headphones since the 80’s. I’ve had dollar store phones to high-end audio driving sound. So when it came to reviewing these Monster Elements over the ear headphones, I was sure I’d get a great sound. I wasn’t disappointed. About the Monster Elements Over the Ear Headphones Monster has created a set of headphones for your need. Wired when you’re working on music or battery is low, wireless Bluetooth for those times a cord gets in the way, and even USB audio so you can connect that headset up to the computer. Elements headphones are not noise cancelling, but they do have plush ear cushions that knock out a lot of sound. There are also dual sound modes and echo suppression technology inside to deliver great sound, from music on the bus, to a movie on the...

5 Awesome iPhone Features You Should Be Aware of

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Apple iPhone can do a lot more than you think. It has to be accessible and usable for many, so there are features that can help you make your iPhone cater to you. From being able to read the screen to usage throughout the day. There are many cool things you can do with your iPhone – I look at 5 different items that help your usage. Check out my Review of the iPhone 6s 5. Change that Passcode You might be using Fingerprint options for the passcode, but some people need something more secure than 4-6 digits. You can change your iPhone to a alpha-numeric style. Simply go to Settings – Touch ID and Passcode (enter passcode) – Change Passcode (enter your passcode) – then choose Passcode Options to set an alpha-numeric code. 4. Set it to the Night...

Does the Blackberry PRIV Give You the Blackberry Experience?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBlackberry phones were popular because they were meant for business. Their security features were better than any other phone at the time. Some CEO’s would lose their minds if they didn’t have it. Even President Obama had to have a Blackberry over an iPhone 10 years ago. Fast forward to today. Blackberry broke down and created the Android version called PRIV, hoping it would bring those CEOs back. I got this phone from my friends at Verizon Wireless to find out if they accomplished the job. Let’s look at the specs. This is an Android phone running the Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Heza-Core processor at 64-bit. An Adreno 418 GPU at 600 mHz and 32 GB Flash memory, upgradable to 2 TB. The phone runs a display of 2560×1440 – or 1440p. The screen size is 5.4″ and has a 24-bit...

Powerful LG-V10 Smartphone Video Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFirst I have to say I am not a fan of the larger smartphone. However, the LG V10 is a phone I saw myself using. It does have some downfalls that make it tougher to recommend. Verizon Wireless gave me the phone to test out while I was in Vegas for CES 2016. LG V-10 Specs This is a removable battery and memory expandable smartphone. The LG V10 contains a Quad-core Snapdragon 808 chip for a nice crisp screen in day or night. This phone is also called a two-screen phone; the 5.7 inch IPS Quantum display with Quad HD resolution and a separate strip at the top of the phone to access time, basic apps (like flashlight and camera), weather and more. You can even customize the message on top. The main camera is 16 MP, and the front facing...

Mukava Sit-Stand Table for Tablet, Bed-side

Last month I slipped a disc to the point where I couldn’t work without taking a break every 20 minutes. Because of this, I relied on my mobile equipment more to keep me moving at least at a snails’ pace. That is where the Mukava table really helped. Mukava is an ergonomic sit stand desk for your mobile devices. This stand will help you relax and get the job (or surfing) done.  Mukava furniture allows for not only tablet or smartphone reading, but the device has 2 USB charging units to help keep the device ready for more Facebook. Mukava features Ultimate compatibility with tablet and mobile devices – Mukava actually comes with one cell phone pad and three tablet pads. The clean and open design significantly provides practical use to mobile devices while enabling you to switch devices in just a matter of seconds. No matter which gadget you want...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – My Love – Hate Relationship with this Phone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Samsung has always tried to be on the cutting edge of mobile technology. They have continuously tout they have cooler features than the iPhone, and in some cases, they are right. However, the newest phone in their arsenal – the S6 Edge – while cool, shows that not all ideas are great. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Specs This is a 32 GB device and this particular one is on the Verizon Network. The “Revolutionary design” is basically a side-less phone. The edge of the screen wraps around the phone and can serve as a small display that can tell the time, let you know if someone has called, get calendar alerts, and more. The phone itself is a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass to protect from scratches and drops. The rest of the phone...

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The Mobile Payment: Is It Safer than the Credit Card?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Hope you had an awesome Easter weekend. The temperatures took a swift kick and spring all of a sudden was here. Bought a firepit to enjoy in the backyard – along with some new found bicycling trails around the area here. Catching up on everything – the NAB videos are starting to wrap as I have some new products to review. TWIGG was a laid back show last night as we talked news of Google Glass.   Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – Stitcher – YouTube You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 – This Week in Google Glass Geek Smack: The Mobile Payment. Is it Safer Than a Credit Card? In the...

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Source Connect by Source Elements: Eliminate Latency Connection

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a musician that has tried to collaborate over the Internet, you know latency of a signal can kill the session. There are a few companies working on reducing latency – Source Elements is one of those companies. While you cannot do a live jam session without issue, you can do some pretty cool stuff with this software – record a track and have another record their track to merge together with quality of 320 kbps. If you are running an interview you can reduce the dead air that some connections get because of the lag time. With Source Connect Pro, you can reduce latency to as much as 100 milliseconds – the same speed of a cell phone connection. All you need is access to a Chrome browser (other browsers coming soon). You can run the software on...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or even a list of all your passcodes for home and work. Worse yet, Consumer Reports states that 1.6 million smart phones were stolen. 100 devices stolen in 60 seconds! Some of them were NOT from cherry pickers (those who grab phones sitting on a table or bar). Some...

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I’m Taking the Absolute LoJack Challenge

We are at an age where if we lose our connected devices, we feel lost or even violated. Not only is this a gateway to our friends and family through social apps, but it also contains our pictures, documents, lives – all on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Last July I had my iPhone stolen (also known as “Cherry picked”), which put me in a loop. I technically went through this challenge back then unwittingly. I ended up getting a $15 “burner” phone while I was on a 2 day trip, then replaced with an old smartphone to save money. Of course we know that a laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. The price of any iPhone on the black market is a couple hundred bucks – while you spend over $600 to replace it yourself. You might have insurance through renters or home owners insurance, but the...

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From Austin, TX and SXSW

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I got to Austin early because travel prices were a lot cheaper. Sitting at a Red Roof Inn off Hwy 35. This last week was simply just getting things ready for this trip. Lots of video and Day in Tech History episodes set up for release. TWIGG last night was a blast. We debuted a new segment called “Glass Miami”. We also answered some live questions. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 – This Week in Google Glass Geek Smack! episode 292 Tech News:

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StickNFind: Bluetooth ID Tagging System – CES2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s just about unheard of for a crowdfunding project on IndyGoGo to increase 10 TIMES the objective – however StickNFind has actually set the record with thousands of thrilled people hanging around to obtain their hands on the item. It’s easy to see why. The system is founded on a mobile phone app that takes a “James Bond” style radar view for any item that has a Stick N Locate tag fastened to it, and beeps as you acquire closer and closer to the item. The system is Bluetooth based, providing an array of a couple of hundred feet – yet the smart phone application could adjust to a lot of use circumstances. If a pet dog or kid goes out of the range, it can promptly set an alarm system. If a things comes into range (for instance, travel luggage on an...

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Sharp 3D Mobile Device

Todd was at the Sharp booth when he found a mobile phone with a 3D camera on it. They showed it on the big screen behind Todd – a Woman was expanding and moving a Hoberman Sphere and twirling around a feather boa while you watched with the 3D glasses. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Geekazine Adds an Easy Way to Get the Website on Your Mobile Phone

You might have seen this picture on different websites. It’s a barcode. Just like with a magazine, this barcode is a unique identifier to the world. While it looks pretty, it’s function is simple: Get you to Geekazine.com Now if your already on Geekazine.com, why would you worry about this? Well this isn’t as much for your computer, as it is for your mobile phone. Let’s say you are on your Notebook and would like to get the site on your mobile phone. Instead of typing in the URL, just point the camera to this symbol and let it do the work. The best part is each page will have it’s own symbol. If you are looking at the Day in Tech History content, for example, then your mobile phone will go directly to the page in question. To use this interesting feature, all you have to do...

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Google Buzz: The Next Generation in Gmail

Well the big news from Google today was Google Buzz. Not to be confused with Yahoo Buzz – which might cause some  friction because they are both social networks. Some even say it’s trying to be Facebook. Google Buzz is GMail in real time. You can add to email in real time. Kinda like Wave does, except it can be on a personal level. It has some Twitter functionality – @geekazine will be recognized. You can even speak in your comments and they will be transcribed. Buzz will also be available for the mobile phone. A little Augemented 2D action – Hit the Nearby option on Google Maps in the phone and find out what others are saying. Geotagged Buzz posts will show you what is being said. Another movie premier killer option right there. Here is where you can see a commercial about Google Buzz. It won’t...

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Day 1 – the iPhone

As you might have heard, I made the decicion to get an iPhone. I looked over all the smartphones – especially those with windows mobile on them (I still have a spot for the good old mobile). The one phone I wanted just didn’t seem to be going in the direction of the standard Smartphone. The screen was too small and the buttons separated. Little round dots that you need a pin to use. Not what I had in mind. Therefore, I logged on, found out the iPhone was available right now, and made an impulse buy. Well, not really an impulse buy. Yet, this was definitely out of character. What I like about the iPhone 3GS The biggest improvement to me was somehow, the touch sensativity was a lot better. I could actually hit the keys on the glass keyboard and get what I was typing. There...

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