All About Motorola Skip

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What is the Motorola Skip?

The Motorola Skip is a small felt-covered device that clips itself to a piece of your clothing such as a shirt sleeve or belt via a magnet that holds it in place. When the rear of your smartphone is tapped onto it (or brought close enough), it will unlock the device (once paired).

How does it unlock my device?

It uses Near-Field Communication, more commonly known as NFC. NFC is built into a lot of smartphones and has been the norm for around 2 years now. When the sensor picks up the connection, it is programmed to unlock your device (surpassing the password entry). Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8 (User Interface)

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And hello to you too. first of all, apologies for not posting much on this website, but I have some good news! (or bad, depending on if you like my writing). I’m back to my good old writing self. I’ve said that many times but this time it’s for real. (I hope).

Anyway, on to this topic.

Last week, I had the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with many new phones. Two of these phones were the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.

I will focus mainly on the UI of both of these devices, which means this is pretty much a newer TouchWiz Vs. Sense article. Don’t worry though, I’ll make it worth your time.

First of all let’s go through this systematically. Continue reading

Lenovo buys Motorola from Google

_72612158_187865311Yeah, I can’t believe it too.

It was sold for approximately £1.8bn which isn’t that much considering how much Google spent all them years ago.

Quite shocking for the technology ans smartphone industry but I can’t wait to see what this takeover means for all three companies. Continue reading

App Focus: Flappy Bird

wpid-Screenshot_2014-01-29-21-57-07.pngWait right there. Only read this and download the game if you willingly want to be frustrated and for something to question your gaming abilities.

It is insanely addictive.

Flappy Bird has taken the smartphone game by storm. It’s incredibly basic, has limited controls, quite rubbish graphics (those that’d resemble a Playstation One or a Gameboy Advance) and quite a basic format.

However, this doesn’t prevent it from being an all round fun game to play. These past few weeks have seen the popularity of this game soar… Continue reading

App Focus: Blackberry Messenger

Yes, I’ve reviewed BBM for Android/iOS right here : BBM Android – App Reviewunnamed (1)

Yes, I’ve given my thoughts on BBM Android – Which by the way has 1,111 views

I figured I should do something a little more updated. I’ll give it a second chance…

I haven’t uninstalled BBM on my phone as it provides me with reaching a tiny percentage of my blog’s target audience, so it has come into good use.

However, the reason why I have decided to re-review it briefly is because BBM are testing and are currently planning of releasing BBM Voice calls to their users pretty soon. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped for 23rd February and Rumours

Samsung-Galaxy-S5-should-look-like-S6-concept-pic-11Word has it around the inter-webs that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced and launched in Barcelona on the 23rd of February of this year.

Little is currently known about the actual specs of the phone but what with the GS5 being the flagship phone for Samsung for quite some time, it is thought that it’ll have the usual impact upon the mobile industry.

The actual release date for when the GS5 will go on sale to the public is yet to be confirmed. However, a mobile analyst has tweeted that it will be sometime in April 2014, similar to what happened last year with the GS4. Continue reading

5 things that make a Smartphone smart

There may be a dictionary definition out there somewhere. I ain’t interested in that.smartphones

I had to trim this down quite a bit to make it an article to read on-the-go.

Here’s a purely subjective article from my point of view at what makes a smartphone smart:

  1. It has an app-store – I think this is the most important feature that makes a smartphone smart. It means that the phone will be compatible with most of these applications and therefore can do a lot more than just call/text. The smartphone goes hand-in-hand with being able to use apps. Continue reading