Sunday, January 24, 2016

Google Play Store: Up to 50% Off for In-App Purchases

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The Google Play Store which boast over a million apps for Android users is having a big sale, they are offering up to 50% discount on in-app purchases built into several games available on the Play Store. All the 57 games included in the offer are free to download and install, and the discount that’s being offered is only valid on in-app purchases within those games only.

The discount is applicable on a wide range of games like Mobile Strike from Epic War, The Sims FreePlay from EA, Jurassic World from Ludia Inc. Cookie Jam from SGN and other popular titles on the Play Store.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amazon Fire Tablet 7"

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Amazon Fire, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers. $49.99 

Amazon Fire is an amazing product, you can do a lot with it. For me it's the best entertainment gadget, you can watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, surf the web, play games, read E-books etc.

Amazon Fire has 7" inches IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and it runs on 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It has 8 GB of internal storage, so plenty of space for your games, photos, movies, Ebooks and music. It also comes with free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Internal storage is expandable with a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.

Battery life can go up to 7 hours for reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.

The user interface is Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites.

Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free - including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more

Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows (Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW), songs, Ebooks, apps and games. However, it doesn't have 4G connectivity.

The best thing about the Amazon Fire Tablet 7" is the price it's only at $49.99 on Amazon.

This really works for me since I used it mostly on Ebooks, web surfing, listening to music, light games, some movies and TV shows. However, if you are a gamer or a movie junkie who loves to watch with a clearer and crisp display and you have money to spare then go with the Fire HD:

Fire HD 6" $99.99
NEW - Fire HD 8" $149.99
NEW - Fire HD 10.1" $229.99

Full Specification Amazon Fire Tablet 7":

Display:    7" touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
Size:    7.5" x 4.5" x 0.4" (191 x 115 x 10.6 mm)
Weight:    11.0 ounces (313 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAM:    Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM
Storage:    8 GB of internal storage (4.5 GB available to user). Add microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos, and apps. Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage.
Battery Life:    Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.

Charge Time:    Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
Wi-Fi Connectivity:    Single-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Ports:    USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage
Audio :  3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker
Content Formats Supported:    Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
Sensors:    Accelerometer
Camera Specs:    VGA front-facing camera. 2 MP rear-facing HD camera
Location Services:    Location-based services via Wi-Fi
Available Colors:    Black
Additional Features:    External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support
Accessibility Features:    VoiceView and Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system wide closed caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CES 2016: Budget 4K HDTVs (UHD) TCL, Hisense, Sharp, and Vizio

CES 2016, Budget 4K HDTVs, budget UHD

Ultra high-definition (UHD or 4K) televisions are also ultra expensive that can leave a huge hole on your wallet. Good thing TCL, Hisense, Sharp, and Vizio have unveiled budget friendly and midrange 4K television lines for the coming year.

Vizio unveiled their 4K D-series HDTVs - D series is a budget HDTV line. 50 inches and above have UHD resolution (3,840 by 2,160). Price: 50-inch D50u-D1 $729.99, 65-inch D65u-D2 $1,299.99

TCL announced the 2 new lines of 4K-capable Roku TVs, connected televisions that use Roku's interface and streaming media ecosystem.

The US5800 and UP130 series are the first UHD Roku TVs to hit the market.

Price: 55-inch US5800 less than $600, 65-inch US5800 less than $1,000

The UP130 series features will have better design and a remote control with built-in microphone and headphone jack, and will retail for approximately $100 more than the equivalent US5800 models. Both lines will be available in 43-, 50-, 55-, and 65-inch versions this spring.


Hisense ULED 3.0 technology high-end models. The latest version of ULED will have up to 576 separate lighting zones for local dimming, quantum dot technology capable of 91.2% of the Rec.2020 color space, and a peak brightness of cd/m2. ULED 3.0 will be featured in Hisense's 55H9 and 65H10 series, though only the H10 will incorporate quantum dot technology.

The 55-inch H9 and 65-inch H10 will be available in February, both have curved screens and be capable of displaying HDR content.

Price: 55H9 $999.99, 65H10B $2,799.99.

Hisense also announced the H7 and H8 4K HDTV lines. These HDTVs won't be able to show HDR content as intended, but they will be able to decode HDR content to fit the capability of their panels, and will be much less expensive than the H9 and H10 models. The H8 line uses local dimming to improve contrast, while the H7 series uses constant backlighting (or edge lighting for the 65-inch model). The H7 series will ship in February and range from $399.99 for the 43-inch 43H7C to $1,299 for the 65-inch 65H7C. The H8 series will ship in April, and include the 50-inch $599.99 50H8C and the 55-inch $699.99 55H8C.


Sharp Aquos new flagship N9000 series boast the SPECTROS quantum dot technology and featuring HDR capabilities.

65-inch LC-65N9000U $2,999.99  Sharp's first curved 4K HDTV
70-inch LC-70N9100U $3,299.99 Flat panel
70-inch LC-70N8100U model support HDR but it does not have the quantum dot technology.

Other set in the N8000 series, the 65-inch LC-75N800U will only be able to decode HDR, and not be specifically HDR-capable in what it can display. The 70N8100U and the 75N8000U will retail for $2,299.99 and $2,999.99, respectively, when they ship in March alongside the 65N9000U. The 70N9100U will be available in July.