As the nights draw in and the days get colder I start to think about Christmas presents! This year I'm very excited as I have found a fantastic solution for both my children with the new Mattel Apptivity toys. I'm always quite taken aback by what technological wonders toy companies can come up with nowadays, but I honestly think that the Mattel Apptivity toys are one of the best ideas that I have seen yet. These are not just toys - they are used with an iPad to form an exhilarating, educational and interactive play experience .My son is car obsessed and I know that the Hot Wheels Apptivity toy will keep him captivated for ages as you can actually drive your toy car along a number of exciting roads and terrains on your iPad. My daughter has just started to get into Angry Birds and will really enjoy playing with the King Pig toy. The Apptivity toy is also a really practical idea for parents as all you need is an iPad and your children can be entertained anywhere and everywhere...
Apple is due to unveil the iPhone 5 at an event on September 12th with the phone most likely going on sale on the 21st. It is still unclear whether Apple plans to call it the iPhone 5 (this will be the sixth iPhone) although it does seem like the most likely name at the moment and the one that most people are rolling with.
Whether it ends up being the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 or just the "new" iPhone, one thing is clear: this will be the biggest design refresh since 2010's iPhone 4.
As older iPhone models were launched mid-summertime there are currently many iPhone contracts coming to an end. If you fall into this group you may be asking yourself, "should I buy an iPhone 4S now or wait another month for the iPhone 5?"
Will the iPhone 5 offer any major advantages over the iPhone 4S and will the iPhone 4S become cheaper when the next iPhone is launched?
Looking back to 2011, many people delayed buying a new iPhone as they waited for Apple's next release. Although the iPhone 4 was available, there was a lot of reluctance to purchase it in the fear that it would become obsolete within the space of a few months. As many iPhone contracts came to an end, people patiently waited for a few extra months for the next model to be announced.
By SimonDrewGuest Blogger
a year ago
Technology and Gaming
Well, that's Easter done for another year; the four day weekend just flies by, doesn't it? But on return to work on Tuesday morning I was scanning the papers and I saw research that's been conducted by Carphone Warehouse into the cost of mobile phones in the UK and the long and short of it is that we are losing a staggering £5 billion a year.
The research went into more detail saying that we could all save as much
as £194 a year if we just spent a few carefully planned minutes doing
some research into what the best deal is for us as individuals. Of the
£5 billion extra charges, £174 million comes from charges for accessing
data from the internet via a network. Outrageous, surely?
Chances are pretty good that you missed out on that HP Touchpad firesale from about a month back. I certainly know I did. Though I'm not terribly disappointed (how can I miss something I never had in the first place?) there may be another shot for us at an inexpensive tablet yet. This Wednesday, Amazon is set to reveal their own entry into the tablet market – the aptly named Kindle Fire. Get it? Because kindle, fire, Kindle Fire?
2 years ago
Technology and Gaming
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that the world's biggest social network is going to "launch something awesome" on Wednesday and the rumour mill is going into overdrive as to what that particular something could be. As secretive as it's all meant to be, it seems the most likely 'something awesome' is going to be a new video chat feature in association with Skype.
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