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Everything’s Coming up Rose Gold | Lenovo’s Rose Gold Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Late last year we highlighted the very cool Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10, it’s amazing features and capabilities. Today we’re focusing on the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ in the stunning and fashionable Rose Gold color. This warm pinkish-gold tone is so very hot right now and is an extremely subtle and sophisticated color. It compliments everything and is truly the most universally flattering, colored metal.

Like the Yoga Tablet 10, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ boasts the innovative, multimode design, which places the battery cylinder and kickstand on the side of the device, a 32GB EMMC hard drive, a 1.6M front facing camera, a 3 Cell 9000mAH Li-Polymer battery, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless network card, and Bluetooth Version 4.0. But the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ offers so much more. Get ready for a 8.0M rear facing camera that offers crisp, clear video chats, a 10.1″ FHD IPS LED Backlit (1920×1200) display for dazzling visuals in everything from direct sunlight to low-light, a 2.0GB LPDDR2 800 MHz memory, Android 4.3 operating system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8028 Processor (1.60GHz 1MB).

Your mobile commuting will last longer thanks to the epic battery life of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Its battery lasts up to 18 hours so you can go all day, well into the night, without recharging allowing you to watch videos longer than with competing products. While in Stand and Tilt modes, you can stream TV, watch movies or browse YouTube clips at a comfortable angle on the wide, 178 degree viewing angle, thanks to the display’s in-plane switching (IPS) technology.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ also allows you to immerse yourself in audio that’s unlike most tablets with its front facing speakers, and Dolby® Digital Plus enhancement. With its preloaded apps, you can do more with your Yoga Tablet 10HD+. With SHAREit, you can share files quickly without network charges or a WiFi connection, while SYNCit backs up and restores your contacts, SMS messages, and call logs.

Can’t function without a keyboard? With the optional, wireless, Accutype keyboard, you can turn your Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ into a productivity machine, a stylish Bluetooth accessory that also serves as a cover for your device.

Samsung Mobile US Launches Next Generation Galaxy S 5

Ladies and gentlemen, the next big thing truly is coming soon. Next month, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 finally arrives and we are very excited because we’ve been fans of Samsung’s Galaxy range for quite a while. We know why we’re excited, so we’re here to tell you why you should be. The Samsung Galaxy S5 continues with its introduction of new experiences, industry leading technology and meaningful innovations that you never knew you needed.
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The Galaxy S 5 boasts unrivaled experiences, new features designed with you in mind and experiences to improve your everyday life. Imagine paying for things with your fingerprint, expanding your microSD memory card slot to a massive 128GB, enjoying elements only seen on DSLR cameras, such as taking video that adapts to your surrounding light, etc. These are just a few of the amazing things available on the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

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The Galaxy S 5 features a brilliant 5.1-inch display powered by technology that enables you to enjoy amazing new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring. With an adaptive Full HD Super AMOLED® display, colors are richer, blacks are darker and you get a faster response time for clearer, high-speed content. The S 5 also boasts wide viewing angles and crisp HD video on it’s bright bold display that adapts to bright outdoor sunlight or indoor ambient lighting – anytime, anywhere!

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The new camera features and simplified controls, paired with the 16 megapixel rear facing camera elevate the photo-taking experience, which means sharper photos and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for less grainy selfies. With the Galaxy S 5’s HDR (aka dynamic range of luminosity), you can see what your photos will look like before you even take them, while the amazing 4K allows you to take video in four times the HD resolution.
  • Phase Detection Autofocus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly – first smartphone with phase detection autofocus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
  • Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR – like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
  • Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
  • Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
  • Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery

The features we’re really looking forward to is the Ultra Power Saving Mode, Water Safety, and the Built-in Fingerprint Sensor. Is your battery running low? In Ultra Power, the Galaxy S 5 will reduce itself to a battery power, monochrome-colored saving mode, giving you more power and longer battery life. Just as with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, if you drop the S 5 in water, it will still function (no need to rush to find some rice like with other phones). the built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments. The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet™.

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® or Wi-Fi Direct™. Features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously for the fastest browsing, streaming, downloads, and better coverage than ever before whether you’re at home or on the go.

With S Health™ consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5.It also boasts the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real-time data before and after your workout when you place a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera. Key platform components of S Health include:

Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information
Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking

The Galaxy S 5 will be available in Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Accessories will include a Wallet Case, S View Flip Cover, and Wireless Charging Covers and Wireless Charging S View Flip Covers in an array of colors. It will be available to U.S. next month across various channels including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart, will also carry the Galaxy S 5.

TECH REVIEW: Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Well we’re back to the typical freezing cold temperatures of the season after experiencing those two glorious and unseasonably warm days. Those days gave us a chance to do some work while simultaneously enjoying the amazing weather. Of course no one wants to haul around a 17″ laptop to work from in the park, which is why the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10 were great options for working remotely from anywhere – hello coffee shops and parks. Both sizes fit seamlessly in your handbag and can be used with ease whether you are sitting at a table or not.

The multimode Yoga Tablet is innovative in its design, making it more versatile and comfortable than any other Tablet. Powered by Android™ 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and a MTK 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Yoga Tablet’s pioneering design boasts a battery cylinder and kickstand on the side of the device that moves the center of gravity and opens up its multiple usage modes: Hold, Tilt, and Stand.

When holding Lenovo Yoga Tablet, its weight falls into your palm rather than your fingers, making it more comfortable for reading and browsing.

Want to get the perfect viewing angle for typing and gaming? Then you will appreciate the kickstand and the option to put the Yoga Tablet in Tilt mode.

Using the kickstand also allows the Yoga Tablet to stand upright to comfortably watch videos, listen to music, or video-chat. Plus if you’re using a physical keyboard, this allows the most comfortable use.

The Yoga Tablet’s groundbreaking design doesn’t just enhance your tablet experience, it’s also looks quite chic, which for us, makes covering events like Fashion Week a breeze. The device narrows to a mere 3mm at the edge, has a laser-etched back housing prevents scratches,  and features a chrome-painted trim. The stunning Tablet also has a phenomenal battery life thanks to its unique, cylinder-shaped side chamber which allows more room for battery storage, an HD (1280 x 800) display that delivers stunning high definition visuals, Dolby® Digital Plus sound enhancement and front facing speakers that provides a rich, encompassing sound experience, and 5.0M rear and 1.6M front cameras that allows high-definition pictures and crisp, clear video.  

Interested in the Lenovo Yoga Tablet? The Yoga Tablet 8 retails for $249.00 and the Yoga Tablet 10 goes for $275.00. Grab yours today.

TECH REVIEW | WD My Cloud Personal Storage

Are you tired of overcrowded public clouds with growing monthly fees for increased storage, having to remove files and photos for more space, sharing the same hardware, storage and network devices with other public cloud members? Well get ready to kiss those days goodbye thanks to the WD (Western Digital) My Cloud.

As a Blogger who takes lots of photos and has to work with a constant barrage of press releases, research notes and video interviews, I need lots of space and sometimes a backup drive just isn’t enough. Are you a fashion designer or music creator? Keep all your work safe without deleting anything with the WD My Cloud. If you want the storage capabilities of Cloud storage without the inconveniences, the WD My Cloud is the answer to your prayers. The WD My Cloud keeps all your content in one safe place at home and accessible with your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet from anywhere. You have an abundant amount of storage with no monthly fees, an amazingly fast performance and of course, peace of mind. You can feel at ease when you store, organize and back up your photos, videos, music and important documents all in one place. Plus you can use WD’s FREE apps (Mobile and Desktop) to upload, access and share from anywhere. What more can you ask for?

Want to know about this space saving personal storage? Check out more features from The WD My Cloud:

Dual-Core processor
Gigabit Ethernet
USB 3.0 expansion port
PC/Mac compatible
DLNA 1.5 and UPnP certified
Free desktop and mobile apps
iTunes support
Auto network discovery

By now I know you’re thinking “I need a WD My Cloud” (you really should get one). Each package comes with a Personal cloud storage, Ethernet cable, AC adapter and a Quick Install Guide and retails for $179.99 on www.WesternDigital.com, not a bad price for peace of mind.

TECH REVIEW | HTC One Smartphone

The HTC One has been touted as the best Android smartphone available today. As a Samsung Galaxy S4 user, I took the challenge to see how amazing this android phone is and this post is my result. First, the HTC One offers great, crisp sound quality for both calls and music. I particularly love Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, it makes multitasking on and off your phone a wonderfully stress-free experience with great sound quality. The HTC BoomSound™ with Beats Audio™ and HDR Recording combine to deliver a sharper and richer sound experience and HTC Sense Voice™ that boosts call volume and quality in noisy environments (I can’t tell you at how many noisy events this came in handy).

Visually, the screen resolution is superb; it features a gorgeous 4.7-inch, full-HD 1080p screen, which offers 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colors. The HTC’s UltraPixel Camera redefines the capture and creation of content with a f/2.0 aperture lens and sensor, gathering 300% more light than traditional camera sensors and HTC Zoe™ that enables your high-res photos to come to life by capturing up to 20 photos and a 3-second video. There were lots of moments when people commented on how great my photos were. I didn’t play games on it (not that much of a gamer) but I’ve heard wonderful things and it seems to stand up to that reputation. When it comes to streaming videos, using the GPS, and other key functions, the HTC One is in a word …….amazing.

Other key features includes HTC BlinkFeed™, a bold new the new standard experience that transforms the home screen of your phone into a live stream of personal content – do you find yourself more active on one social media network than the others? Have all your favorite content streamed one one screen as its happening. The HTC One also has a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody (I love the new bold red HTC One – pictured above – that launched in August) and tapered edges for a slim comfortable grip.

My only qualms are I wish it had a longer battery life (I love the S4’s battery life), it is heavier than the S4 and I wish it had a microSD slot for more storage, other than that, this is a great phone.

  

Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker is Big on Sound & Design

Logitech is known for implementing fashionable elements into their tech products and with their latest portable speaker, the marriage of style and performance has produced a very stylish tech accessory. With its compact size, innovative cylinder shape, modern appearance and powerful sound (maximum 88 dBC and a frequency range of 90 Hz–20 kHz), Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker gives you a fashionable and ultimate audio experience.
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Available in a variety of colors, the UE Boom wireless speaker connects through Bluetooth®, letting you switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet** away, even allowing you to pair a friend’s device and take turns sharing songs from the different devices (you can pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices) . It features a 360-degree design that blasts bold, immersive sound in every direction, a versatile go-anywhere shape, a plasma coating that makes it water and stain resistant, boasts a 15-hour rechargeable battery giving you non-stop music. Want to enjoy the UE Boom even more? You can wirelessly connect two or more UE BOOMs together in stereo through the UE Boom app for iOS™ or Android™.

The UE Boom Portable Speaker retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ultimateears.com.