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Samsung Experience Shop Featuring Bruno Mars

For those of you that are fans of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all its revolutionary features, you’ll love the Galaxy S 4, which not only features the S3’s most loved features but some very interesting additions. To celebrate the launch of this newest addition, as well as the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.0, to their mobile family, Samsung, along with Best Buy, held an amazing event filled with the opportunity for guests to not only learn about these two new mobile device launches but to win them as well. Welcome to the Samsung Experience Shop Featuring Bruno Mars.

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The events was set up in different stations where you can learn and try out the various features on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 8.0. Guests won tokens from each station visited which they redeemed for prizes. The grand prize winner (50 tokens) won five Samsung products including a Flatscreen TV, Galaxy Note 8.0, Smart Camera (which I’m dying for), Galaxy S 4, etc. (I got a photo of the winner below after he was jumping up and down)

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The second prize winner won four products and so on. The evening also included a rousing performance by singer, Bruno Mars who stayed on stage for an hour captivating the crowd

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Check out a video snippet from one of his performances at the event

Check out some more images from the amazing, one-of-a-kind event below. Along with all the night’s activities, guests were able to see their tweets from the events as it happened on Samsung’s colossal live twitter board

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UNPACKED – The Samsung Galaxy S4 is Coming

Get ready fans of the Samsung Galaxy S3 because the new next big thing is coming. Samsung has taken their iconic Galaxy S-Series smartphones and made it better. The latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (launching late April 2013 in Black Mist and White Frost), has a 5-inch, 1080p display, touch-free capabilities, an amazing 13-megapixel camera (the Galaxy S3 has an 8-megapixel camera) with enhanced media and sharing capabilities, and fitness-tracking features.

The S4 is slimmer, lighter and more solid than the S3 boasting an incredible full-HD Super AMOLED screen, a slim bezel encased in a special polycarbonate body making it the lightest Galaxy smartphone. Want to know more, start by checking out some video of JK Shin, Head of Samsung Mobile Communications, introducing the Samsung Galaxy S4, dubbed the Life Companion – slated to make your life simpler, richer and more fun.

While it boasts many of the features already available on the S3, the Galaxy S4 will wow you with some of it’s astounding features (only a few are listed below):

  • Dual Camera/Dual Video Call – take photos simultaneously with the front and rear cameras allowing you to add yourself in the photo you just took. With Dual Video Call or Dual Video, friends and family can experience everything with you, no matter how far they may be.
  • S Voice Drive – developed for safety while driving – make calls, answer calls, organize messages, and ask for directions with both hands safely on your steering wheel.
  • Group Play – Get your friends together to create a powerful sound system that enhances the sound quality of your music.
  • Pictures with Sound – Don’t just look at your photos, with the Samsung Galaxy S4, you can record and share a message about that amazing moment. Every picture you take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 come with sound to remember what was said, played, and heard.
  • Drama Shot – take a series of pictures of any moving subject and puts them together to create one amazing action shot
  • Air View/Air Gesture/Air Call-Accept – did just got a mani or are you hands dirty? motion your hand at the Samsung Galaxy S4 to accept calls, change music, or browse the web and your photos with Air Gesture. Enlarge content and photos, preview emails, and speed dial all with your finger barely hovering over the screen even when wearing gloves (not just texting gloves)
  • Smart Scroll/Pause – if you loved the the Galaxy S3’s Smart Stay, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Pause/Smart Scroll will blow you away. Automatically scroll up or down emails and websites when you tilt the phone from one side to another plus when you look away, the S4 pauses whatever you’re watching and resumes play where you left off when you look back at the screen again.
  • S Health – get motivated for a healthier you with S Health. Track your workouts, daily intake, and weight levels, determine your comfort level based on temperature and humidity and monitor your progress with both Health Board and various charts.
  • Story Album – organize your photos and create albums based on specific events. Apply themes and various layouts then share with your friends via social media or in print.
  • S Translator – travelling to a foreign country? Easily communicate with locals by saying or texting what you need translated into the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it’ll read or text back the translation. Say goodbye to language barriers.
Check out another video of the amazing features available on the new Samsung Galaxy S4

#HTCOne X+ – For the Photographer in You #TroopOneX

No doubt you’ve probably seen my numerous twitter, Instagram, and google+ postings of photos and videos I’ve taken with my HTCOne X+. I’ve also raved about the HTCOne X+’s amazing camera features – the one-press continuous shooting which fires off 4 shots per second, simultaneous HD video and high-res photo capture, slow motion video, and a front-facing camera for great shots.

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I had a blast taking photos and video before and during New York Fashion Week with the HTC One X+; check out a few of the numerous moments I captured with the HTCOne X+ camera:

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GUESS SUMMER 2013 PREVIEW

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BARE MINERALS PRODUCT SHOT

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A FRIEND GETTING HER MAKEUP DONE AT A LULUS.COM EVENT

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STRANGER ON THE TRAIN

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MANREPELLER GLOSSY BOX

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Also enjoy two of the many videos I took from New York Fashion Week:

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With the HTC One X+, you can capture every moment beautifully. How does your smartphone compare to the HTCOne X+? Could its photo and video capabilities elevate your photo taking skills? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

My #HTCOne X+ Playlists | My Music, My Soul

I’m the type of person who always needs a little noise, a little music in the background. I’m known for chair dancing (sofa dancing, floor dancing…sitting on the floor that is). As a blogger, inspiration or writing angle can come from anywhere and music plays a big one in mine. This is why my HTC OneX+ has several playlists that not only keep my body moving but keeps my favorite songs (old and new) with me always. The beauty of the HTC One X+, you have several music app choices already available and of course you can always download more. Shown are my phone’s music app, Soundhound (which competes with shazaam in music recognition), TuneIn Radio (lets you listen to music from all over the world) and Spotify. **the below photo was taken before I downloaded the almighty Pandora**

Below are screenshots of my Spotify and my music transfers from my itunes (try not to judge my 1990 and early 2000 music overloads). I have quite a few songs that I listen to while I blog, clean my living room, even two songs to get me going in the morning (I am so not a morning person)

My morning pick-me-up songs? a little bit of 90’s with Nick Kershaw’s “Wouldn’t it be Good”, it’s just so sunny and optimistic – I usually have this on repeat 2-3 times and then the real get-me-out-of-bed/strut my stuff/fabulous song, this is the song I normally do my housework to, I run to this song, I do my NYC streets catwalk to it….just about every time I need a pick me up or I’m feeling celebratory – Bob Sinclair’s “Love Generation”. I know I’m not the only one who does this, so what songs get you guys going?


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Right now I am having a blast with Pandora, building up my stations and enjoying all the music recommendations – I highly recommend using Soundhound and Pandora, you discover new music and old favorites and get some amazing recommendations.

While listening to music on my HTC OneX+, I was inspired to share this quote:

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley

GIVEAWAY | Win an #HTCOne X+ Mobile Device

You’ve seen me express awe and swoon about the HTC OneX+ on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and of course on here – Get to Know the HTC One™ X+ from AT&T®. I’ve raved about how it’s amazingly lightweight and slim, features more speed, more storage and has a longer battery life. I’ve discussed its mighty 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage, it’s amazing camera, HD video (I’m still blown away by the slow motion video option) and high-res photo capture, Beats Audio™ built, and of course it’s very cool factor rivaling many of the mobile devices currently available on the market.


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Now it’s your turn to experience and enjoy all the HTC One X+ has to over. One lucky reader (open to US Residents ONLY) win one HTC One X+ device optimized for AT&T (Service is not included). Want to learn more about the amazing capabilities of the HTC One X+? Check out the First Look video below:

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Get to Know the HTC One™ X+ from AT&T® #TroopOneX

I’m having fun getting to know the HTC OneX+ from AT&T. It’s amazingly light, it features more speed, more storage and a longer battery life than several of the currently mobile devices currently available. This post is just an introduction of some of the amazing features this sleek phone has to offer, like it’s slim, lightweight polycarbonate unibody with a 2.5 D Gorilla Glass curved screen that flows around the phone’s edges. So what else can you expect?


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The HTC One™ X+  boasts a mighty 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage and as mentioned before, their longest-lasting battery yet: up to 50% longer!* It also features an amazing camera, built for the photographer in you with a very convenient one-press continuous shooting,  firing off 4 shots per second so you’re sure to capture the perfect picture every time, simultaneous HD video and high-res photo capture, and a front-facing camera for great shots.


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Love listening to your favorite tunes on your phone? You will love the authentic sound. Hear music the way the artist intended with exclusive Beats Audio™ built plus its gives you easy access to all the music you love via HTC Music hub and Sync Manager. Rent or buy movies and shows from thousands of titles in HTC Watch 2.0. Enjoy sound experience with deeper bass, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for all your music, games, movies and videos all on the brilliant HD screen or on the big screen thanks to HTC Media Link HD, where you can wirelessly project all your favorite content onto any TV for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Cool, right? I can’t wait to get better acquainted with this awesome phone. I already love the crisper photos and amazing sound quality. Next step, perhaps some cool mobile accessories. Meanwhile, I continue on with my discovery.

Porsche Design Launches New Black P’9981 Blackberry®

When it comes to sophisticated cool, you can’t go wrong with Porsche and when it comes to sophisticated mobile technology, Blackberry is the way to go. When the two combine, you end up with a very sleek, very cool, sophisticated device. The luxury brand Porsche Design, which focuses on technically inspired products, is set to launch the new Smartphone mid January. The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry® features a striking, completely black design, and “is distinguished by a linear and purist look combined with innovative technology”, further emphasizing the iconic essence of the brand. It was awarded the prestigious Plus X Award® for “Smartphone of the Year 2012”. This Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry® is the second for the iconic brand; it is a newer design from the original Titanium.

Porsche Design P'9981 Smartphone from BlackBerry

Just like the first P’9981, the black version features an exclusive user interface and an own BlackBerry-Messenger-PIN. The choice of materials and classy black design are typical hallmarks of Porsche Design. The black look creates a stylish new take on the product’s outstanding design and high-quality materials. The P’9981 Black consists of a stainless steel frame encased in black plastic with a hand-applied leather backing. Additional highlights include a special black QWERTY keyboard and a crystal-clear touch-screen display.

The Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone is based on a very powerful platform with a 1.2 GHz processor and HD video recording, as well as high-resolution 24-bit graphics and modern sensors compatible with new Augmented Reality applications. The P’9981 also has 8 GB of internal memory and a 16 GB micro SD card. The memory can be expanded up to a total of 40 GB. The BlackBerry 7.1 operating system of the Porsche Design P’9981 Black incorporates a latest-generation browser, one of the best on the market, to ensure a fast and flowing surfing experience. The Smartphone also features Liquid GraphicsT technology for smooth and very high-resolution graphic displays.

Samsung Galaxy S III’s New Colorful Flip Covers

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been setting records worldwide for its innovation and now Samsung presents an innovative Galaxy S III accessory. What is it? Samsung presents a cool new cellphone case. The new Galaxy S III Flip Covers replaces your Galaxy S III battery cover to provide additional protection for your screen against smudges, scratches and dirt, give you privacy against nosy, over-the-shoulder readers and adds some bright color to a phone that comes in darker shades. For those of you who love the color pink (like me) – a color which is not offered in the Galaxy S III, this is a great way to brighten up your Galaxy S III.

How does it work? Simply remove your phone’s battery cover and clip on the hard plastic portion of the protective Galaxy S III Flip Cover in its place. The Flip Cover wraps around the side of the phone and the soft plastic felt adds an extra layer of protection over your screen when in place. The soft plastic felt easily folds back to allow unimpeded access to your Galaxy S III features. This cool new phone cover is available in multiple colors (not shown – yellow and orange). Want to spice up this cover even more? Even with the Flip Cover, it’s totally possible to add decals or bling to your cellphone, so have some fun with it.

Each Galaxy S III Flip Cover retails for $39.99 and is available now.