26 Aug 2011

Nokia launches 3 new Symbian Belle phones

Nokia have just launched 3 new Symbian Belle phones - the Nokia 600, 700 and 701.

The software update will be available to other phones running the Symbian OS soon.

25 Aug 2011

The Sims Social now live on Facebook

Video game maker EA has brought the popular game The Sims to Facebook. Called The Sims Social, the online game is finally live today. You can create your virtual Sim, build you ideal home and interact with all your friends.

The game already has 7,324,839 monthly active users when I last checked.

Looks like Farmville has a serious competitor.

18 Aug 2011

Samsung Galaxy Mini and Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Samsung has come up with so many variations in the Galaxy series that I have lost count. The Galaxy Mini is one of the latest additions to this range and is clearly an entry level phone targeted towards the more cost concious consumers who want to get their hands on an Android phone.
Aesthetics wise, there is nothing to shout about and according to some of my friends who got the phone, the 3.14" QVGA capacitive touch screen is not as responsive as other phone. Having said that, they did praise the download speeds. It is quite small as compared to some other Android phones in the market (110x60x12mm) and fits into my palm quite snugly. The phone runs Android 2.2.1 (Froyo+) and has a 3 megapixel camera. Among the special features is Swype for quick and easy messaging and portable Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities- just at the touch of a button. The wifi hotspot feature means that you can share the phone's 3G connection with your laptop or other wifi enabled devices. Get the Samsung Galaxy Mini either as the Black/Green variation or Black/Silver variation from 3 on the TXT 300 plan with monthly costs ranging from only £10-£13.

6 Aug 2011

Extreme protection for iPads

Now that you have invested a few hundred quid to buy a iPad, you are so excited and take it everywhere with you. Oops you dropped it and a car ran over it. You are lucky if you had insurance but even then it's not very pleasant.

Anyway, take a look at the Extreme iPad Sleeve from G-Form. The protective case for iPad is made of a special material which they call Reactive Protection Technology™. The RPT™ technology allows extreme sleeve to be soft, flexible and light-weight, while still offering unparalleled protection. The cases instantly stiffens upon impact when they are dropped and absorbs over 90% of the energy resulting from the drop. The makers claim that the case can protect the iPads from a 500 ft airplane drop. Oh yeah! The cases are water-resistant as well.

Take a look at the Youtube video:

2 Aug 2011

Engage with visitors using Sunumax

Sunumax  is a great internet service whereby a real person will present your product or your site on a video.  The unique feature is that the videos does not play in the traditional box format.

It is a great way to catch the attention and engage with your visitors.

They have a number of models (more than 60) whom you can choose from and you can even preview how a typical video would look on your site.

Companies using their service include Hyundai, H&M, Asus and Beko among others. Pricing starts from $99 which is ideal if you are promoting a blog or small websites.