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Have smartwatches really taken off

The Smartwatch – Still Hot Or Not?

We all know the smartwatch, that little piece of tech that people scrambled to get their hands on when it first hit the markets. No wrist was complete without it, and old style analogue watches receives sneers and smirks from those who were technologically advanced.

But how popular is it now? Has it really taken off or will it go the way that Google predicted most wearable tech will, which is by the wayside? Continue reading “Have smartwatches really taken off”

The History Of The Mobile Phones

Today, we take many of our luxuries for granted. Whether it’s our modern, home desktop computers or our smart cars, many of the technologies we have at present were once no more than the stuff of dreams to older generations. These technologies have become such an integral part of our lives that we sometimes completely forget that they all started somewhere, and few other devices have a history as rich as the mobile phone. Continue reading “The History Of The Mobile Phones”

Should You Get The New iPhone 8 Or Is It Too Pricey

Should You Get The New iPhone 8 Or Is It Too Pricey

Is the New iPhone Too Much?

The new iPhone 8 has recently been released; queue the hype, the fanfare, the hoopla, the crushing disappointment? So maybe I am cheap, but $699 for a mobile phone…can it get a job too and pay my rent as I spent my last 2 months rent money on a phone?

So far the public’s response to the release has been lukewarm. Generally unimpressive with a few industry standard improvements thrown in to make it stand out.

Having a look at a few of these innovations highlighted at the launch, there are a few that we can review, to see if we should maybe stick to paying our rent.

The New Specs:

These are some of the new improved specs that were touched on at the Apple Launch in September 2017:

Design – the iPhone 8 design is seemingly very similar to its predecessors but with the added “bonus” of a glass back. So now both the front and back are glass, nice breakable glass. Although purported to be the toughest glass on a phone to date, this phone of glass does not inspire confidence.

The glass has been reported to help with grip when held, and quite scratch resistant. The handset size of the new iPhone 8 is marginally bigger than the iPhone 7 but the bevelling does not scream amazing fresh handset design.

Display – The screen size has not been changed at all from the iPhone 7. The resolution, contrast and brightness have also remained the same, so they’ll still be great for playing online casino NZ games, or enjoying any other multi-media tasks.

The one improvement added by Apple is the True Tone functionality, which basically adjusts the white balance to match the current environment and to be easier on the user’s eye.

Internal – Apples brand new addition is the A11 Bionic chip, and this is where they really shine- although itstill can be beaten by many other chips. The iPhone 8 has an enviable amount of power which can handle most tasks smoothly and most exciting…speedily!

This A11 bionic chip is the best feature and possibly one of only two reasons to get this phone. Another new feature is wireless charging, but do not expect the wireless charger plate to be included in the box? This is not really an interesting innovative feature as other brands like Samsung have had wireless charging for a few years.

Camera – The improvement to the camera on the iPhone 8 has brought it up to the mobile industry standard. And this would be the second reason for upgrading from an older model iPhone, just for the improved camera features. The camera is still 12 megapixels but apparently has had some improvements like a larger sensor and deeper pixels all assisted by that speedy A11 Bionic chip.

Final Thoughts on The iPhone8

Overall the iPhone 8 is not a bad phone at all, and the improvements Apple made have put it in line with other mobile phones currently in the mobile phone market. But is it worth a minimum price tag of $699, when it is only a marginal improvement from the iPhone7? No it is not, keep your old iPhone.

In closing, I would suggest paying your rent this month and keeping an eye on the prize…the iPhone X.

Mobile Gadgets 2017 - Reviews of mobile devices

The Top Rated Mobile Gadgets for 2017

Mobile Gadgets of 2017 That Impressed

With technology hurtling forward at a breakneck pace, it’s exciting to see what developers will come up with next.  If I think back even 20 years ago the breakthroughs made are astounding to even the most tech savvy New Zealand mobile gamers.

Here is a look at the best worldwide rated mobile gadgets for 2017 thus far, proving that mobile gamers all over the world are spoilt for choice when it comes to options on which to play their favourite games.

Whether you prefer Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows as an operating system, there are new developments across the board in the upgrade of gadgets that run these systems.

With technologies like Xamarin, it allows developers to easily produce apps for multiple operating systems with one code base, thus making the turnaround time for these apps quicker to app store and thus improving overall user experience for all platforms.  These are in no particular order:

Samsung Galaxy S8

After the exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has worked hard in order to rehabilitate its reputation.   The Samsung S8 suits mobile gaming to a tee as it’s screen is end to end with a curved edge forming a completely smooth and continuous display.

This makes the display larger, making it perfect for displaying your favourite mobile game.  The S8’s Snapdragon 835 processor is equipped to deal with even the most demanding Android mobile game without batting a digital eyelid.

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Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony X72 Xperia is powered with the Snapdragon 820 processor making it fully capable of running whichever Android game takes your fancy.  The screen is 5.2 inch, 1080p Triluminos display, full HD which displays your favourite games perfectly.

The Sony Xperia X72 has adaptive battery charging, which recognises and adapts to your personal patterns, making sure you always have power to play your favourite games.

iPhone 7 and 7s

If you are an Apple enthusiast or are not into the design of the Samsung, the Apple iPhone 7 and 7s are both great phones with accurate screens and user-friendly software.

If you are a patient sort however, you should wait until September 2017 when the Apple iPhone 8s is set to be released.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7

Apple is promoting their latest iPad Pro 9.7 as a personal computer for the modern-day mobile user.  The display size makes it a fantastic choice as a device on which to play any online casino games. Pokies real money New Zealand are the perfect example of an online game to suit your Apple tablet.

The Apple iPad pro 9.7 has many features, some of which include a 10-hour battery life, the screen dimensions are 240mm x 169.5mm, and the storage space options include 32, 128, 256 GB, to suit any user.

Microsoft Surface Box

The crown jewel in the Microsoft Surface Box’s artillery is the 13.5 “ PixelSense Display.  This is specifically developed for pen and touch and makes the mobile casino experience especially mesmerising for online gamers.

The battery life lasts 12 hours, the screen size is 359mm x 247mm and the storage space is 256GB

These are just 5 examples of the huge strides made by the mobile gadget industry just this year, with plenty more surprises up the sleeves of the leaders in the industry before the end of the year.

Mobile gamers can look forward to more innovations, with each new device topping the last so that we can look forward to all of our favourite games only getting easier to access, more immersive to play and harder to put down!