November 16, 2013 |
If you're thinking of buying an Android smartphone, look no further than the Nexus 5. Google's new flagship smartphone, with its all-around features, is a powerful alternate to Apple's iPhone 5s and Samsung's Galaxy S4. The Nexus 5 went on sale this month, and it features a vibrant 5-inch screen. The LG-manufactured smartphone can also connect to LTE networks, an attribute not shared with its predecessor, and it has been packed with Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the Google's mobile operating system.
November 15, 2013 |
Although Apple no longer sells the iPhone 5, Wal-Mart said customers can still pick up the 2012 smartphone at its stores, now available for $29 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon. Wal-Mart has been selling the device since September, when Apple introduced its latest iPhone models and discontinued the iPhone 5. Previously, the giant retailer sold the iPhone 5 for $79; it cut its price by $50 on Friday. The iPhone 5 at Wal-Mart is a nice option for users interested in an iPhone with a 4-inch screen.
November 15, 2013 |
Half a year after launching for Android, Google Play Music All Access is now available to iPhone users. An app for Google Play Music became available for download for iPhone users on Friday. The app gives users access to All Access, Google's subscription service, and also lets them stream music they own that they have uploaded onto Google's cloud. All Access is a rival to other music subscription services, notably Spotify and Rdio. But unlike those other services, iPhone users have not been able to use All Access on their devices until now. PHOTOS: Google barge to be 'unprecedented artistic structure' To promote the service, Google says new users can get a free 30-day trial of the service.
November 14, 2013 |
People love iPhones about as much as they hate paying taxes, and that's exactly why the Christiana Mall Apple Store in Newark, Del., claims to sell more iPhones than any of the tech giant's other retail shops. Delaware has no sales tax, which makes buying an iPhone in the nation's first state cheaper than it is in others. The Christiana Mall is also situated just off of I-95, the main highway connecting the East Coast states. Those two factors combine to make the Christiana Mall Apple Store a mecca for shoppers looking to purchase iPhones for cheap.
November 12, 2013 |
Not sure what gift to get your teens these holidays? A new survey says the iPhone is the most popular choice. Nearly 90% of teens said they want an electronic gift this year, and the most popular electronic choice is the iPhone, according to a survey conducted by Ebates.com, an online cash-back shopping and coupons website. Nearly one-third of all teens surveyed said they want an iPhone this year, and 24% said they want an Apple iPad. The third-most popular gift was the PlayStation 4, with 20% of teens saying they want the new Sony video game console.
November 6, 2013 |
Tired of typing your password every time you want to unlock your Mac computer? A new app for the iPhone called Knock allows users to tap twice on their smartphone to unlock their password-protected Mac computer. Knock was released this week, and because I really don't like typing out passwords, I decided to check it out. The app is available for the iPhone for $3.99 . Knock also requires that users install an app for their computer, which is free and available for download on its website . READ MORE: 5 top new features to check out in the new Google iOS app After downloading both parts of the product, I was able to quickly go through the setup, which required little more than turning on Bluetooth on both my computer and my iPhone.
November 3, 2013 |
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
November 2, 2013 |
This app lets you create your own Instagram-like travel journal. Name: Spottly Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: Uses your smartphone and desktop photos and your own notes to make personal travel bucket lists. Lazy? You can use photos from the Internet or re-post other people's notes. Cost: Free What's hot: I loved browsing the "Featured" section and found restaurant after restaurant that I wanted to try in foreign destinations whose names I couldn't pronounce, much less read (Asian characters are in play here)
October 31, 2013 |
MTV may not play a lot of music on its network anymore, buy it is bringing music to your smartphone. After success with an app that curated content from its roster of shows, the network has rolled out an app that will connect users with musicians -- and help them discover new acts. On Thursday, the network debuted MTV Artists, a new app exclusive to the iPhone, that offers everything from artist discovery to retro archives to bio info from well-known acts to curating exclusive content from artists.
October 31, 2013 |
After countless leaks, Google has finally formally unveiled its new Nexus 5 smartphone, and it arrives just in time for the holiday shopping season. The LG-built device comes a month after Google sold out of its predecessor, the Nexus 4. Around the same time, Apple also announced its latest smartphone, the iPhone 5s. So how do all three compare? Here's the breakdown. Price The new Nexus 5 is available for purchase now and starts at $349 for a 16 GB model. A 32 GB model is available for $399.