2014’s Top Gadget Contenders

In an age where a lot of people are yearning to stay connected, big names in the technology industry continue to innovate to cater the needs of their market. Many start-ups are also getting attention for developing out-of-the-box applications, games, accessories, and notable devices.

Of course, the developers are vying for wide reception for each gadget. The critics and the user public then determine which devices stand out. However, in this age of flux where gadgets easily come and go, the competition continues to grow yearly. And so far this year, 2 gadgets stand tall against their respective competitors.

These are the LG G3 and the HTC One M8—probably this year’s 2 best Android smartphones.

With the Apple iPhone 6 yet to be released, the LG G3 and the HTC One M8 remain at the top 2 spots in the smartphones division, with the rugged-but-essentially-the-same Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2 following closely behind.

There a lot of things to consider why these 2 are at the top. First, they are both eye candies. The G3 and the One have sleek back panels and even sleeker overall designs. Their backs look similar, but the One has an aluminium panel while the G3 has a plastic panel with a faux metal finish. Their display screens measure at least 5 inches—flat 5 for the One and 5.5 for the G3—giving users wide mobile display for texting, reading, browsing, and more. At a glance, these 2 just look better than the S5 and the Z2.

Second, the One and the G3 both have high-resolution displays. Both deliver sharp images, clear colors, and vibrant contrast, though the G3 has a better camera at 13MP and more pixel density. These 2 are definitely options for people who want a livelier screen for their devices. Despite having a huge discrepancy in camera resolutions, both deliver quality shots, perfect for the picture-hungry, sharing-minded user public.

Lastly, both smartphones operate well. They both run 2500MHz quad core processors and Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating systems, so there aren't any problems about performance. One thing G3 faced though is that it seemed to have short lags when tested straight from the box, an issue the smoother One got no problems with.

Though the One and the G3 have their own upsides and downsides, it is definitely a tedious work to choose which device is better overall. After all, each smartphone is rated per category and each user can freely choose which option best suits his or her needs.

Also worth mentioning as a notable trend in the tech industry is the rise of wearable technology, particularly the smart-watch. With the LG G Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Gear, it is also notable that a start-up is knocking at the doors of the industry players.

This year, Pebble released a simple and good-looking device, the Pebble Steel. This smartwatch connects to your mobile device and notifies you for calls, messages, emails, and more, with a lot of applications available in the Pebble appstore. This device also allows the user to navigate, track runs, play games, set alarms, and control music playback—definitely a practical and handsome accessory.

About the author:
Gilbert Bermudez is a blogger for CashCashPinoy, it’s one of the leading e-commerce websites in the Philippines, established in 2010. The website offers discounted deals for various products, services, and travel packages.

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The Coolest New Technology Gadgets of 2014

Technology moves at a rate which is sometimes hard to keep up with and every year there are new gadgets released to make our lives simpler and more convenient. Here is a list of the coolest tech gadgets of 2014 so far.
The Coolest New Technology Gadgets of 2014
The Coolest New Technology Gadgets of 2014 

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

Logitech - Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Logitech - Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Gone are the days of wires, flat batteries and rechargeable that take hours to charge and only last for a few weeks. Logitech’s wireless keyboard remains charged for up to three months, even in total darkness.


  • Streamlined design
  • Comfortable typing
  • A Power Monitor App
  • A six-in-one 2.4GHz wireless receiver which connects automatically

Livescribe Echo Smart Pen

Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word
Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word
This pen enables the user to record audio while making notes. The files stored on the device can be accessed by connecting the pen to a computer, iPad or iPhone. Remarkably, the pen also saves written notes which can later be transferred to the computer and edited.


  • Sleek design with ergonomic grip
  • Micro-USB connector
  • Audio Jack
  • Microphone
  • OLED display
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Memory Storage of 400-800 hours of audio
  • Replaceable ink tip

The Crux360 Case

CruxSKUNK | Crux
CruxSKUNK | Crux

This clamshell-keyboard case was designed to work with the iPad and enables users to use the iPad in various positions to optimize comfort and efficiency as well as protect it while it is not in use or in transit.


  • Bluetooth
  • Laptop mode – makes the iPad work as a laptop or MacBook
  • Movie mode – ideal for watching videos and movies
  • Tablet mode – for reading magazines and books
  • Carry mode – for when the iPad is not in use. The Crux360 closes up into a compact position and protects the iPad from scratching and other damage.

WoWee One Slim

This compact, portable speaker is compatible with the iPod, iPad, iPhone and other mobile and MP3/MP4 media devices. It produces a powerful bass sound with a range of 20-40Hz by turning any surface into a speaker.


  • Mini-USB port for power and charging
  • Up to 20 hour’s playtime per charge
  • Gel Audio Technology which turns any surface into sound
  • A portable, pocket-sized design


PocketScan - World's Smallest and Smartest Wireless Scanner

Scanners are no longer limited to large standalone or desktop office machines. This portable handheld scanner is an ideal gadget for students and on-the-go business professionals and creates quality images of documents and photos and connects wirelessly to smartphones, tablets and computers.


  • Portable pocket-sized design
  • Quality HD definition scanning
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Micro-USB connecting cable
  • Affordable price range – available for under $100

Any high tech modern smartphone, iPad or Tablet

Apps on Apple’s IOS and Android have turned mobile phones into fully-capable mini-personal computers. Users can do things that required several devises in the past using little more than a standard smartphone. These technologies make it simpler and faster to learn any new information or prepare for tests. A notable mention is apps that help with DSA theory test. The apps ensure that new drivers learn faster and more comprehensively.

5 DSA Theory Test Apps:

  • Driving Test Theory for Car Drivers
  • UK Driving Theory Test – IOS only
  • Theory Test for Car Drivers – Android only
  • Hazard Perception – IOS Only
  • AA Theory Test for Car Drivers

Use of any of the above devices proves that 2014 is another year in which technology is striving to make our lives more compact and turning previously tedious learning tasks into fast, informative and easy processes.


10 Popular Social Media Websites for 2014

The ever expanding universe of "social networking" allows us to connect with family, friends and people with similar likes, interests & ideologies through various social media sites. While most of us these sites for catching up with family and long lost friends, it is also being used by companies and brands to promote their
business online. With the increase in mobile phone usage, almost all the Social Media site, have an app.

Most popular social media websites in the United States in June 2014. Courtesy Statista 

With the increase in social media sites, it is a little confusing to decide which one to join. Based on share of number of people visiting, we list down the most popular social media websites in United States. This data was taken in the month of June 2014. So, whether you are looking for your friend or targeting a specific
audience for your business, your liking to find them using these top 10 popular social media websites.

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With 38.66% of all U.S. social media site visits, Facebook tops charts. With Facebook, you can share updates photos and videos, see what your friends are up-to, chat with them and get notified when friends like or comments on your posts.


With 36.25% of all U.S. social media site visits, YouTube ranks second. With YouTube, you can watch your favorite videos, playlist and channels from around the world. So whether you are in the kitchen or sitting comfy on your couch, YouTube is the popular app for watch videos.


With 3.39% of all U.S. social media site visits, Twitter ranks third. With Twitter, you have 160 character to express yourself and see what celebrities around the world are tweeting. You can also share pictures and videos to your followers and follow your favorite celebs.


With 2.52% of all U.S. social media site visits, Google+ ranks fourth. With Google+, you can follow friends, family and celebs from around the world. With Auto Awesome feature you can bring photos to life by converting them into animated GIFs.


With 1.31% of all U.S. social media site visits, Pinterest ranks fifth. With Pinterest, you discover things of your interest through photos and bookmark them via PIN. So explore images, get inspired, organize and plan projects and do much more with Pinterest.


With 1.29% of all U.S. social media site visits, LinkedIn ranks sixth. With LinkedIn, you can build your personal brand to connect with a professional network. You follow companies of your interest, read the latest industry news, view jobs and give recommendations to your co-workers and colleagues.

Yahoo! Answers

With 1.26% of all U.S. social media site visits, Yahoo! Answers ranks seventh. With Yahoo! Answers, ask questions, find answers and stay informed. If you think you are an expert in certain topic, help others and earn badges.


With 0.98% of all U.S. social media site visits, Kongregate ranks eighth. With Kongregate, you can play free single or multiplayer games. Challenge other player, win badges, share and upload your own game.


With 0.81% of all U.S. social media site visits, Instagram ranks ninth. With Instagram, you can upload and share photos and videos with your friends. If you can also customize your photos and videos with several built-in filters ans instantly share them on Foursquare, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and Twitter.


With 0.75% of all U.S. social media site visits, Tumblr ranks tenth. With Tumblr, you can post anything from anywhere. You share photos, videos, texts and links. If you love to blog, Tumblr also provides a micro-blogging platform for you to post about various topics.

So, go ahead and try the above 10 Popular Social Media Website. Do let us know what you think about them in the comments section below.


Tips and Tricks To Increase Your iPhone Battery Life

So, you bought a new iPhone and you are loving it. You install your favorite social-media apps, use it to play an additive game, navigate using turn-by-turn directions,stream audios and videos and much more. But you soon realise that you have to run for the nearest plug-point to charge your iPhone.

Tips and Tricks To Increase Your iPhone Battery Life
Tips & Tricks to Increase iPhone Battery

We list down a few helpful tips and tricks to extract the maximum juice out of your battery, better memory management and optimum data usage.

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Boost Your Battery

Tips and Tricks To Increase Your iPhone Battery Life
Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi and Location Services are the most battery-life guzzling apps. Turning them off when not needed will help you extend your iPhone's battery life. Also closing unused apps and services, that run in the background will help you maximize your battery life. Turning on Auto-Brightness or dimming the screen will also help you extend battery life.

Optimize Your Memory

Tips and Tricks To Increase Your iPhone Battery Life
Clear web browsing history, getting rid of temporary files and uninstalling unused apps, will turn your iPhone blazing fast. Also using iCloud to store documents, music, photos will help you save on your iPhone storage space. Also, Restarting your iPhone will help you clear temporary files out of memory.

Manage your Data

Tips and Tricks To Increase Your iPhone Battery Life
Intelligent use of your iPhone data plan helps you better manage your battery life. Also check Sync settings of apps like Calendar, Contacts and always fetch new data only when its required. Its a proven fact that more battery power by the phone, in low or no-coverage areas. Switching to Airplane mode increases battery life in these situations.

So, using these tips and tricks will give your fine tune your iPhone and keep help it keep running blazing fast.


Five Apps for Streaming Videos on Mobile

As per Nokia Solutions and Networks report, 3G usage in India has more than doubled & exceeded the global average. With mobile internet getting faster and cheaper, video streaming on mobile phone has never been so easy. You can watch any event from around the world, whether you are in your kitchen or on sitting on your couch or on the go.You can use use your smartphone/tablet browser or an appropriate app to watch streaming videos from virtually anywhere even without a WIFI connection.

TopTechAnalyst lists down a few apps that you can use to stream videos on your device.

Amazon Instant Video-Google TV

Amazon Instant Video-Google TV allows you to buy or rent and watch videos virtually anywhere, anytime from a selection of more than 150,000 movies and TV episodes You can watch more than 40,000 titles, instantly on smartphones, tablets any other streaming device, with Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Hulu Plus

Enjoy unlimited streaming access to current and classic hit TV shows or critically acclaimed movies, by signing up for FREE Hulu Plus trial. You can also queue up your favorite videos for instant viewing and sharing and watch them virtually anywhere.


With FREE WatchESPN, you keep yourself updated with your favorite sports Anytime, Anywhere. So, whether you have a smartphone phone or  tablet, never miss the latest scores, highlights and news of favorite sport.


 The FREE YouTube app allows you to catch up on your favorite videos, channels and  playlist. You can subscribe to your favorite channels or search for a playlist.The "Play All"  button gives you endless entertainment by queue up all your favorite videos or entire TV series.

Google Play Movies & TV

The FREE Google Play Movies & TV app allows you to purchase or rent and watch TV shows and movies. You can download and watch your favorite movies or TV show, even when you are not connected to the internet. This app gives you free to watch any video...anywhere.

Note that watching streaming videos will drain out your battery pretty quickly. Be sure to have a power adapter handy, if you plan to watch streaming video a lot.Turn off unnecessary features to extend your battery, while you watch streaming videos.

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6 Must-Have Accessories for Your Smartphone

India is said to have a mobile user base of over 950 million people and counting, according to a report by IDEATELABS in 2013. Mobile technology has seen significant advancement in the past two decades. From playing games to surfing the internet, mobile phones enable us to carry out almost all tasks related to business or entertainment. You can enhance the functionality of your handset further by using some high-end accessories, such as, mobile screen guards and anti-radiation chips. Here are some of the coolest accessories that are necessary to ensure the smooth-running of your smartphone.

Top 6 Smartphone Accessories

mobile phone cover
Some of the accessories mentioned here are not only useful, but could also make your smartphone look more stylish. Let’s take a look at the following six accessories that can make a difference in your smartphone experience.

Battery Banks:  These cute gadgets that store power for your smartphone are simply a necessity, when you are travelling or require commuting for long hours. They simply need charging through USB connectivity and store power for you to later charge the smartphone. They also come in attractive shapes and are pocket-friendly. They are available both from well known brands and smaller brands that manufacture OEM accessories for larger phone companies.

Mobile Screen Guards: If you have a phone, you will need a mobile screen guard to protect the device from scratches, touches, sweat, and dust. Remember that outside particles can spoil the touch sensitivity of your smartphone’s screen over time. This can even damage the looks of your handset. They are available both in matt and glossy textures. However, the usage depends upon the user’s convenience. It is advisable that you should change the screen guard after every 6 months.

Anti-Radiation Chip: This chip helps to reduce the emission of electromagnetic radiation from your handset. Remember that electromagnetic waves could be harmful for your health. This chip is not expensive. You can easily use it to not let your phone harm your health. You simply need to clean the back of your mobile phone, remove the protective layer of paper and stick the chip near the antenna area. They are also available in oval and heart shapes.

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Portable Speakers
Portable Speakers and Branded Earphones: Most cell phone devices come with 3.5 mm points, allowing you to enjoy ear phones and portable speakers as well. From Skull candy, Beats and Sony head phones, you will find a wide variety in headphones to choose from. Portable speakers are also convenient and can be used with other devices, such as, laptops and tablets.
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Signal Booster
Signal Booster: These signal booster chips are a must-have for you, if you frequently travel in the outskirts of city or often commute through underground stations. It allows you to stay connected with your friends and family members always. You can keep talking over phone with them, no matter where you are. All you need to do is open the battery area of your cell phone and stick the chip near the battery.

Solar Power Battery Charger: This charger runs on renewable energy and is a great alternative to the regular chargers. You could use the regular chargers. However, the solar power chargers can help you save electricity.  Solar charged power banks are also available. Some solar chargers even come with kits that include different pin attachments, allowing you to charge any handset.

If you have at least six of these gadgets and Mobile accessories, such as, power banks and mobile screen guards for your smartphone, you can not only make the most out of your phone but also ensure that you have the device running for a long time and more efficiently.


Best Sites in India To Buy Samsung Mobiles

There was a time, when Nokia used to be the market leader in the mobiles segment. Samsung entered the market with the latest technology in hands, Android. It was this time, for this company, to make an unending mark in the history of mobile handsets. Nokia has tried to come back with the windows phone, but could not overshadow the presence of Samsung handsets in the market. Samsung now, basically has smart phones in its product portfolio, with very limited options for keypad handsets. The company also has ensured that, people from different segments of society are able to afford a smart phone and thus has a handset available in low to high price range.

Best Sites in India To Buy Samsung Mobiles
Best Sites in India To Buy Samsung Mobiles


When rest of the stores attracts their customers by offering huge discounts from yebhi, yebhi.com adopts a different policy. It keeps a collection of goods that are exclusive in nature and then sells them at optimum prices. One can find what is latest in the market and not sell old ones in discounts. The store, apart from normal smart phones, also has keypad phones, for people who are uncomfortable with the touch screen system.


This is an exclusive mobile store wherein one can find the product as well as all the accessories attached to it. The store even provides a facility of recharging, for any network possible. The store has one column dedicated especially to the Samsung handsets, and provides around 150 options, in the same. One can find a desired handset by making a search on the basis of budget that one has in mind. Premium class phones come in within in price range above 35000, with all the latest features available. Some handsets are available for as low as Rs 6000. All the options can be explored at themobilestore.in.


To get the feel of a collection, one should look up to the site of homeshop18.com, and then make a purchase. It has a huge collection of Samsung handsets, as much as 500 of them. One need not restrict oneself on buying something halfheartedly. From such a huge collection, one can surely get what one wishes for. The store caters to handsets for all the range possible, and also provides an option of good accessories, that suits the handsets best.


This is a specialty store that deals in all kinds of appliances along with the Samsung handsets. The store has a special page, dedicated to the Samsung handsets, and has named the page as “Samsung experience store”. The store has in all for you. Right from starting range to premium ones, all are housed at bestbuy.com.


Galaxy, a word now synonymous to the mobile handsets by Samsung, has flooded the market. To bring in some uniqueness to the handsets, Samsung has launched some of its premium models in white color. One can find all such collection at snapdeal.com. When a particular model gets cannibalized with some other model of same company, then such handsets are available at great discount offers, and snapdeal.com is the place to hunt for such products. The life of any handset is not long, discounted pieces becomes a real good pick.


How to Create PDFs with Sonic PDF Creator Mobile

Whether you need to send an important research spreadsheet to your client, a resume to your potential future employer or a book manuscript to your publisher, the best thing to do is print it to PDF first. This will ensure that your document’s recipient will see the fruits of your labor exactly as you intended, without any unfortunate document formatting losses. 

Create PDFs with Sonic PDF Creator Mobile
We all have experience creating PDF files on our laptops and desktops, but the appearance of mobile apps that allow us to do that while we’re stuck in traffic or sitting nervously in a doctor’s waiting room presents great opportunities for busy people whose day somehow always ends up short. 

Sonic PDF Creator Mobile is just the app for them. It is a quick, resource-light and completely free app that allows users to create PDFs from MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Text files. It works both on Android and iOS devices, so it can be installed from Google Play and iTunes stores, or it can be downloaded from the developer’s webpage that also offers other free mobile PDF solutions and step-by-step PDF guides to using the apps. 

For example, this is how an Android user would create a PDF with Sonic PDF Creator Mobile:
  • Identify the file for conversion, which can be either attached to an email, on your Android device or on your SD card. 
  • Press on the file and then complete the action using “PDF Creator”. 
Sonic PDF Creator
  • Wait for the conversion process to complete.
Sonic PDF Creator
  • Find your newly created PDF in the PDFCreator list, open it and share it via available sharing services by tapping on this icon: 

Sonic PDF Creator
Note that you should have some PDF viewer installed on your device to be able to open the PDF. The industry standard for viewing PDF files - Adobe Reader - is also available for free as an app for Android and iOS. 

You’ll also need Internet connection when converting MS Office documents to PDFs on your Android device, because the conversion itself takes place on the mobile app developer’s servers, thus saving your device’s resources and making the conversion as quick as possible.

Popular Laptop Accessories that Make Your Life Better

So, you have finally decided on your pick for your new laptop! Have you spent a moment choosing the accessories too? If you haven’t, it’s just about time you do! Your laptop is much more than just a computing device! It is a work station and a play station! It is also the device you would be using to chat with friend, update your Facebook, have Skype calls and stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends via emails. Since your new laptop is about to become such an important part of your life, it’s a good idea to get the most befitting accessories to protect it.

Popular Laptop Accessories that Make Your Life Better
Popular Laptop Accessories that Make Your Life Better

Work Accessories: Laptop Bags, Essentials and Much More

Laptop Bag

Well of course, beginning with the most essential accessories would be wise. And the first category you would need to sift through is that of laptop bags. Remember to prioritize the safety of your computing device when choosing a laptop carrying bag. You may also wish to spend on a USB mouse, an additional laptop battery, some portable charging adapters and so on.

Depending on whether you have chosen from the available variants of Dell laptops or HP laptops, always make sure to have chosen compatible accessories for your computing device. Simply having the brand name in mind may not suffice. You will need to keep the model specifications handy as well, when keying in your order. You may also wish to spend on safety accessories like locking cables, security alarms and similar.

Remember, there is no end to the range of accessories you can get for your favorite laptop. So, making need based choices is important. It is also advisable to work out a budget for your assortment of accessories and then proceed to make the purchase.

Work and Play with Laptop Bags and Fun Laptop Accessories

Beats Audio Bluetooth Headphones

Just like you can add fun accessories to your laptop carrying cases, the laptop itself could be enhanced as a fun station in many ways. Here are some of the most interesting options at hand:

What about a set of wireless, amplifying speakers for instance? All of us mean to watch DVDs and movies on our laptops, who doesn't? And, the inbuilt speakers hardly live up to the occasion! This is where your amplifying speakers come truly in handy. You can use them to create the booming sound impact for a theater-like feel! You may also use speakers that use the USB port for power if you aren’t keen on wireless ones. However, remember that these would drain your laptop battery a bit faster! So, keeping standby options handy is best!

Imagine watching your favorite flick at a height of 20,000 feet? The only problem is that your fellow passengers may find it a boring affair! Ever heard of wireless Bluetooth headphones? These are available for all brands, including Dell laptops and HP laptops. They are truly cool and offer immense physical flexibility. In most cases, the operative range would be close to 10 meters. You can select a pair that can be comfortably paired with your device and enjoy movies and music of your choice without causing any disturbances to anyone. Just put it on, plug in your computing device and enjoy! Of course, wired headphones are also an option. They may not be as stylish and comfortable though!

Getting the right laptop accessories and, when the need arises, the right laptop spare parts, is the best way to enhance its functioning. Computing systems of today are loaded with features meant for work and play. Choosing the right laptop accessories could take your computing experience to a whole new level. Just make sure you choose laptop bags and other accessories from the right source. Consider opting for a trusted online retailer that has a good reputation in the market.


How to Convert PDF with Able2Extract PDF Converter Mobile

Able2Extract Mobile is a full-blown and yet lightweight PDF converter app for both Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. It features the following capabilities and conversion options:

  • convert PDF to editable Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Text formats. 
  • create PDF from MS Office Documents.
  • resource efficient: requires only the minimum amount of the device’s RAM resources and processors thanks to the fact that the files are sent to Investintech.com’s servers for conversion.
  • completely safe and secure with guaranteed privacy protection: converted files are stored up to 24 hours on Investintech servers, when they are permanently and irretrievably deleted from the servers for maximum document privacy and protection.
  •  it’s free!
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Without further ado, here is how you can install, convert and manage your PDFs and other documents using Able2Extract Mobile. In this quick how-to tutorial, we will show you how to convert to and from PDF on an Android powered smartphone. 
  1. Install the device on your mobile device. You can do it directly via this link which takes you to it’s page on Google Play or from the developer’s website where you can also download the detailed PDF manual (which you can also use for testing the app).
  2. Find the document you wish to convert – either long-press your document in the email attachment or find it in your device’s folder where you keep your files.
  3. Open the file in Able2Extract. 
Open the file in Able2Extract

     4. You’ll see 2 icons, for conversion and for sharing the file. Tap the conversion icon.

Convert with Able2Extract
     5. Choose your output file (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Text).

Able2Extract PDF Converter - Android Apps on Google Play
Choose your output file

     6. You’ll see the following “Converting” notification.

“Converting” notification
     7. After a short period your converted file will appear in the file list.

As mentioned above, for more detailed instructions and info, as well as the guide to converting PDFs with Able2Extract mobile on iPad or iPhone, can check out the developer’s web page here.


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