Lifestyle Gadget Blog - Part 35


Must haves: the top (non-Apple) smartphones of 2013

Published by on March 1, 2013 under Mobile

While many phone fans are cradling their iPhone 5 and waiting eagerly for the next tweaks by way of the 5s (expected this summer), others will have a keen eye on the latest offerings from all the other manufacturers.

There are some very interesting handsets out there, and if you check out the price on sites such as E2Save, you’re sure to find most a lot cheaper than the typical Apple iPhone. Here’s our look at the top phones to look out for:

Sony Xperia Z

Must haves the top non Apple smartphones of 2013 sony xperia z

You can’t keep a good brand like Sony down, and after a few misses, it looks set to make a big splash again with the Xperia Z. Why so? Because it utilises a five-inch 1080p HD screen using Sony’s Bravia technology, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon Krait processor, a 13-megapixel camera and 2GB RAM, as well as storage capacity of 16GB, which can even be expanded. It’s an impressive spec, but it needs to be to put Sony back on the map. Read more


Alcatel One Touch Series Amazes with Design and High End Features

Published by on February 28, 2013 under Mobile

Alcatel One Touch Series Amazes with Design and High End Features ONE TOUCH STAR

Alcatel showcased its latest smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2013 and I must say these are some of the coolest designs I’ve ever seen! The company’s One Touch series now includes the Idol X, Idol Ultra, Idol, and Star smartphones, all coming in several stylish colors, for every taste, in the slimmest and lightest form factor available on the market. Alcatel created these handsets for those focused on style, without compromising performance. Read more


Useful Smartphone Apps That Save Time and Money for the Over 50s

Published by on February 28, 2013 under Mobile

Money Saving Apps

This infographic from Castle Cover takes a look at some of the top money saving apps for daily activities. View the interactive version here.

The latest statistics have shown that during the last years, more and more people over 50s have become interested in using smartphones. I guess there are two main reasons for that. One would be that older people discovered they could benefit from using an advanced phone with many functions, while the other one would be that user interfaces have become more intuitive and much easier to use, even for those of us who don’t have patience to learn complex tasks. Read more


Wowza Media Server Packs Everything You Need for Content Streaming

Published by on February 26, 2013 under Office

Wowza Media Server Packs Everything You Need for Content StreamingThere are many sectors where content streaming is important and whether it’s about a non-profit organization needing to stream lectures and exhibitions, a university campus with comprehensive lectures featuring multimedia content, an independent film service offering private access to media content to fans, or an online TV service, Wowza Media Server packs all the tools you need.

Developed by the award-winning Wowza Media Systems, the unified streaming media and video software solution allows you to stream your content at high speeds of 10 Gbps across desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablet computers, set-top boxes, and game consoles, regardless of the operating system, which can be Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, or Solaris. Read more


Karoto Peeler

Published by on February 26, 2013 under Home

Karoto Peeler (2)

Karoto is a sharpener but for carrots. The kitchen tool has the shape of a classic pen sharpener but comes in a larger size so you can use it to peel your carrots and decorate cakes with very thin carrot layers. Read more


Huawei Launched Ascend P2

Published by on February 25, 2013 under Mobile

Huawei Launched Ascend P2 (2)

Huawei Ascend P2 was launched as the world’s fastest 4G LTE smartphone at this year’s edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The 8.4mm thin handset features a 4.7-inch IPS HD touch display with Gorilla Glass and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. The LTE Cat 4 technology enables download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Read more


Comprehensive Mobile Monitoring Solution from Aternity

Published by on February 22, 2013 under Mobile

Comprehensive Mobile Monitoring Solution from AternityStatistics show that for the majority of businesses, mobile computing has become an important factor in increasing productivity, while most businesses are already making plans to deploy custom mobile applications in the near future, and that’s because more and more employees are using their smartphones for business purposes.

Having an innovative approach to end user experience management, Aternity covers any transaction on any device, from anywhere and at any moment, calling its solution the Aternity Mobile Frontline Performance Intelligence. In other words, the MFPI enables a unified view of end user experience management across physical systems, virtual desktop computers and mobile devices, for web, native and virtual mobile apps. Read more


Knowing some of the best and trendy women’s clothing

Published by on February 20, 2013 under Beauty

Knowing some of the best and trendy womens clothing (2)Women are lucky when it comes to clothes, so there is no shortage of styles, colors, fabrics and patterns to choose from. Trendy and fashionable clothes allow them to be ahead of the fashion and look beautiful and nice at the same time. Trendy women’s clothing is available to complement any occasion be it a formal wedding or a casual party.

They are available in different colors and cuts and are made to fit women of all body shapes, sizes and ages. Apart from having trendy and fashionable clothes, it is also important to have the right accessories such as handbags or purses, jewelry and shoes.

Fashionable clothes for women, including shorts, dresses, skirts and tops are available in different patterns, colors and cuts. They get to work together and can be used in all appropriate occasions.

Here is a brief description of the most famous and fashionable clothing and accessories for women:

Trendy Plus Size clothes
Plus size women need not worry because most of the women’s apparel mentioned above is also available in plus size clothing. You also have a pretty wide selection of clothes to choose from. Make sure that you have the correct color combination, and the clothes you choose naturally accentuate your curves. Also, do not select tight clothing, because they are not really the best for you. Go for soft and well fitted fabric. Read more


5 Ways To Shop For Maternity Fashion On A Budget

Published by on February 20, 2013 under Beauty

5 Ways To Shop For Maternity Fashion On A BudgetWhen you’re expecting, it can sometimes be difficult to feel fashionable. Most clothing stores do not have clothes that you like and others are just too expensive for your budget. One thing that expecting mothers always have is a budget to work on. With all of the things you’re buying for your new addition, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot on clothes you’ll only be wearing temporarily. There are a few tips to shopping for maternity clothes while on a strict budget.

1. Make Use of Online Sales

The Internet enables you to shop at department stores while also saving money. The best way for you to save money on clothes online is to sign up for routine email alerts that will tell you if the store is having sales. At certain times of the year, you could save a ton of money both on the clothes and the shipping just because you’ve made use of these online sales. Read more


Sponsored Video: New Energy Efficient Refrigerator with No Dead Space

Published by on February 20, 2013 under Home

Check the new Monkey Thieves viral video by Samsung:

Are Samsung refrigerators easy to steal from? Only if you’re a monkey, maybe, but the idea of this funny video is to show the unique features of the new refrigerator launched by Samsung.

The new refrigerator not only is energy-efficient but was designed to maximize space in both its interior and your kitchen. The “no dead space” approach was based on our needs to have a high-quality refrigerator that can store about anything, of any size, without leaving empty spaces on shelves. More than that, the digital inverter technology uses a compressor in charge with keeping groceries fresh even while opening the fridge’s door often. The smart technology reacts to sudden temperature changes and adjusts the interior temperature accordingly. This way it also reduces energy consumption. Read more