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AUKEY 42W 3-Port USB Wall Charger

March 2, 2017 in Kwappy Weviews

If you are always on the go with a handful of devices this is a great companion. Many hotels now have USB charge ports but they are slow and may only have 1 or 2 ports available. This wall charger has a convenient folding outlet prongs, good for travel bags and 3 high amp USB charging ports. All 2.4 amps each, great for tablets or phones with high battery capacity and with the top one supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 this is a total time saver when you need to charge many devices in a short time. Great design and functionality!

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Portable Devices are Hot

September 11, 2012 in Hardware

Apple has the world talking about them this week with lots of buzz over the iPhone 5 and their new iOS. Pretty much every tech company and their mother has a tablet out now. A whole new generation of laptops are coming out and the most interesting marketing technique I’ve seen yet -they are now being branded as “ultrabooks”!

SO what does this mean exactly? Is there a difference or is this just another way of getting you to buy tech… I want to hear your opinion before I continue.
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Microsoft Surface Tablet

June 19, 2012 in Hardware

Microsoft Surface Tabet

Tablets have been in high demand over the past year with nearly every company having their hands in tablet computing in one way or another. As to late, Microsoft has only really been talking about how their new OS Windows 8 will be touch screen friendly, and there have been many other hardware companies who support this movement. Many ultrabooks also are featuring full touch screens in the wake of this movement. Now, Microsoft has announced their first consumer tablet computer and it looks pretty sexy. The first question that came to my mind is, will they be powerful?

Well lets talk about specs. The Surface for Windows 8 Pro will weigh in at 903 grams and measure 13.5mm thick. Powered by a third generation Intel Core ivy bridge processor this will be a ultrabook class tablet and will also have a 10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Windows Pro 8 will be fitted with a microSDXC slot, USB 3.0 connection, Mini DisplayPort Video and the 2×2 MIMO antennae. The Pro will come in two flavours; either 64gb or 128gb SSD storage. It will ship equipped with a touch cover that has an integrated keyboard, VaporMG case and integrated stand. It has been reported Microsoft will have a price point that is in the same range as most other mainstream tablets and Intel ultrabooks but no official statement will been made till we get closer to release date.

It has been confirmed there will be a Netflix app available at launch. Not much talk about how the mobile phone platform will integrate with their new platform but with the way Apple and BlackBerry have been providing a Cloud based, accessible anywhere type of experience, it would be foolish for Microsoft to not do something similar. Perhaps not at launch but even the simple flexibility to aync or send SMS messages from your tablet should eventually come in my opinion.

[ Microsoft Surface ]

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Upgrade Your Laptop! Later…

June 7, 2012 in Hardware, Software

Right now the selection for laptops is pretty good, and you can get a brand new one for a reasonable price! Seriously though, don’t buy a new laptop right now…

It seems right now there are a lot of great products in the pipeline, that have the potential to be revolutionary! It doesn’t even matter what kind of laptop user you are, both Mac and Windows fans have reasons to wait. Read the rest of this entry →

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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

May 1, 2012 in Hardware

I can’t even begin to do this phone justice. This is a must see for BlackBerry fans, and smartphone users in general. Change is coming!

  • OS: BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview V 10.0.4.197.
  • Display: 4.2-inch 1280×768 HD LCD (356dpi) touch screen.
  • Storage: 16GB Internal.
  • Network: Quad Band HSPA+, No LTE support enabled. microSIM.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Cameras: Front Facing with no flash. Rear Camera with Flash.
  • Ports: 3.5MM Headphone Jack, microHDMI, microUSB.
  • Battery: Non-Removable.

[ BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha ]

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Instagram now on Android

April 3, 2012 in Software

Now on Android!The once iPhone only app is now available on Android and fans are going nuts! Well, at least the majority who are heavy social media users. Instagram is a free app that includes 18 filters to make stylized photos. These photos can be shared then on various social networking platforms. The app itself is somewhat different from the iPhone version still. A feature that lets you change the tilt-shift and vignetting is not included but expected to be seen soon in an update. This version also may not work on all Android phones, or tablets. The most important thing is seeing it actually ported over and this project in progress! Way to go guys! Android fans rejoice! Pick up the free app today at the link below.

[ Google Play ]

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BlackBerry PlayBook becomes the #1 selling tablet at Future Shop and Best Buy

March 4, 2012 in Hardware

There’s no doubt people have noticed RIM a little more with OS 2.0 on their PlayBook and a few of the big events they have held like the job fair earlier this month and Mobile World Congress. They have also started hitting it hard with new TV ads and even started implementing the PlayBook in the classroom. I think this could really help push the PlayBook on the app front. As it stands, apple has great library of education apps and assistive technology apps for those with learning disabilities. Though the PlayBook appworld has an education category, there isn’t much to offer yet.

TAT which is now part of RIM has been coming out with some very impressive apps lately, but sadly the only app that’s made it to appworld is their scrapbook app. Though its great to show off the power and flexibility of the PlayBook, I think everyone can agree it would be awesome to see ANY of these types of apps hit the market. In my opinion the biggest relief is seeing more free apps. Apple charges $100/year to have a developers account and yet they end up with thousands of free apps. I hope to see the same for the PlayBook

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