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Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S7

Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S7

If you Pre-Ordered your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge you might have already got it in the mail or you will get it soon before the official release day. Companies did that so that they will not be over run by demanding customers.

Well I got my Galaxy S7 in the mail today so check out what you can expect for content of the packaging.

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Best Buy Galaxy S7 Best Pre-Order Deal

Galaxy-S7-EdgeBest Buy Galaxy S7 Best Pre-Order Deal of the Year.

Best buy did it. They managed to offer the best deal when it comes to getting the new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

The Deal losers are AT&T and Sprint which has not offered anything extra besides the Gear VR Headset.

Best buy is not really the winner of the best deal on Galaxy S7, T-Mobile is and Verizon comes in second. But there is a reason why we chose Best Buy as are winner.

We chose Best buy because they offer additional Free + 64Gb microSD ($30 Value) to the current pre-order deal of free Gear VR headset with Galaxy S7. But that is not all, they will also attempt to ship it all at the same time as your Galaxy S7. We were unable to verify this yet but that’s what we have been hearing. We chose Best Buy because this deal is not exclusive like Verizon or T-Mobile is. This deal is available to anyone if they pre-order by 3/18/2016

T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and At&t offer Free Gear VR but you will have to provide proof of purchase to Samsung and wait up to 6 weeks to get it. Where Best Buy will likely get it to you a lot sooner.

T-Mobile offers Gear VR Headset with purchase of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge but they also offer free 1 year streaming subscription to Netflix ($100 Value). But they are exclusive to T-Mobile new and old customers.

Verizon offers even bigger deal, you can choose to get Samsung Gear VR or Samsung Gear S2 Watch ($350 Value). Unfortunately only available on device payment plan which means you will likely have to pay for it in a way, and you will be subject to 2-year contract. Also only exclusive to Verizon customers.

Best Buy Free Bonus Items

Samsung – Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones – Frost White

Available for Gear-VRpre-order online or immediate purchase in store.

Samsung Gear VR for Select Samsung Cell Phones: Mobile virtual reality is finally here. Watch movies in your own private cinema, be at the center of your favorite games, and socialize with friends in a virtual world all your own. The lightweight design and intuitive touchpad drop you right in the action and allow for hours of immersive entertainment.

 

 

samsung-microSD-evo+Samsung – EVO+ 64GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card – Red/White

Store plenty of files on your action camera, smartphone or tablet by adding this Samsung EVO+ MB-MC64DA/AM microSDHC memory card, which features a generous 64GB capacity. A water-, temperature-, x-ray- and magnet-resistant design offers protection.

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Samsung Releases Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Waterproof Smartphone – Available March 11

Samsung-Galaxy-S7-And-Galaxy-S7-EdgeSamsung Releases Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Waterproof Smartphones – Available March 11

So it looks like Samsung did listen to the consumers as Galaxy S6 was a little disappointment when they announced that the Smartphone will no longer be waterproof, have SD Card and have removable battery. Well Samsung has changed that, well most of it. The new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are almost identical to S6 but now they are Waterproof and they accept microSD card to store up to 200GB of photos and videos. Unfortunately battery is still not removable but it did receive a upgrade to 3000mAh. INternal memory will stay at 32GB which should be sufficient. As we know 16GB was simply not enough to work with.

We did see drop in megapixel of the front camera but Samsung promises that it will take batter pictures.  To those that take photos for a living know that Megapixels are just a number and the quality is what matters. In addition to better pictures Motion Photo was introduced. This takes photo of moving objects, it captures a few seconds of video each time you take a picture and allows you to go thru the stills of the video and choose the best one to keep as photo.

Lets also not forget that if you Pre-Order the new Galaxy S7, Samsung will give you VR Headset with Games for free. So if you are planning a upgrade you may want to do it early.

 Prices vary by carrier but you you can expect to pay around $694 for Galaxy S7 and $794 for Galaxy S7 Edge. Some carriers like T-Mobile will add a Year of Netflix for free to the pre-order deal.

Key Features:

Operating System:          Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Galaxy S7 Display:            5.1-inch 2560×1440

S7 Edge Display:                5.5-inch 2560×1440

Processor:                           Quad-core Snapdragon 820

Storage:                               32GB:

Expandable:                       microSD up to 200G

RAM:                                     4GB

Rear Camera:                     12MP f/1.7 1.4-micron pixels OIS

Front Camera:                   5MP f/1.7

Connectivity:                     Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC

Charging:                             micro-USB, Fast charging, Qi wireless, Powermat wireless            micro-USB

Battery:                                 3000 mAh

Water resistance:               IP68 rating

Security                :                 One-touch fingerprint sensorSamsung KNOX

Dimensions:                       142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm                     S7 Edge: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight:                                                152g                       S7 Edge: 157g

In The Box
  • Galaxy S7
  • USB Cable
  • Smart Switch USB Adapter
  • Start Guide

Samsung-VR-Headset-GearSo the specs are a lot better on Galaxy S7 then the specs on Iphone 6S but is it better?. We know its better than 6S because its newer but there is no real comparison as Iphone 6S is older and Apple Iphone 7 will most likely be extremely competitive to make sure they don’t lose customers to Samsung. But will it become waterproof like Galaxy S7 is unlikely.

So if you are a Galaxy S5 owner, this is really good time to upgrade as it is a major upgrade from Galaxy S5. If you are a Galaxy S6 owner then you may want to think twice about upgrading as there is not that much change to make you want to upgrade. Unless you already managed to get you phone wet, then upgrading is another story.  Don’t forget to Pre-Order to get your VR Headset. For more information about Samsung VR Gear Bundle Visit Samsung Website

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ASUS Thinnest 3x Optical Zoom Smartphone is ZenFone Zoom Available Feb. 1st

New phone from ASUS, The ZenFone Zoom has the smallest Optical zoom lens

New phone from ASUS, The ZenFone Zoom has the smallest Optical zoom lens

ASUS Thinnest 3x Optical Zoom Smartphone is ZenFone Zoom Available Feb. 1st

Asus announced it newest phone The ZenFone Zoom which features thinnest 3x Optical zoom in a Smartphone. This is a nice addition to ASUS flagship phones even if it is one year behind the schedule, I guess it was worth the wait.
ZenFone Zoom has nice hardware under the hood comparing to Apple Iphone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S6.

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • Intel Atom Z3590 Processor 2.5GHz

  • 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage w/ microSD card support up to 128GB

  • 5” FHD IPS (1920×1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4

  • 3,000 mAh battery (non-removable)

  • 13MP Camera with f/2.7-f/4.8, dual flash, laser auto-focus with 3x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization

  • Single SIM with 2G/3G/4G support

  • Dimensions: 158.9 x 78.84 x 5 ~ 11.95mm

  • 11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, BT 4.0, and NFC

Now the specs look really good and we are sure this is nice competition to Galaxy and Iphone, but unfortunately Samsung Galaxy S7 will be announced soon and we don’t know what it will bring to the table. The one thing that we know for sure the ZenFone Zoom will turn heads especially since its price tag is only $399. The down side why it will not become to popular is because it is going to be sold exclusively by B & H Photo. This exclusive deal will attract photographers rather than all users. I don’t think photographers will complain at all. Yet we all know that photographers stick with pro gear, so will they pick up the ZenFone Zoom? Time will tell.

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Why Not To Order Flowers Online – Proflowers vs. Florists

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When it comes to getting flowers for your loved ones it seems like ordering online will save you few bucks but at the end you will be more satisfied with flowers purchased from a Local Flower Shop. I always advice to shop online for best deals but when it comes to flowers you may not get what you pay for.

The two of the biggest reasons to buy local:

  1. You see exactly what you are buying.
  2. You support your local businesses; most flowers sold online are imported from other countries.

Whether it is a Birthday, Holiday or Valentine Day, many of us buy flowers for family, friends or loved ones. Many of us shop at a local floral store and some just like me, had ordered their flowers online. Right before e Valentine’s Day I ordered 2 Dozen Roses from Proflowers.com.  I am sure by now you heard their ad on the radio or even received emails from them promising great looking flowers and a bargain price. Compared to other Online and local businesses it appears to be a better deal. Unfortunately once you have chosen your flowers that you wand the ordering process begins as well as additional costs and fees.  Proflowers.com does offer lower prices at first, but there are additional cost that follow.

In my case I ordered Two Dozen Long Stemmed Valentine’s Roses with Cherry Red Vase for $39.95. Then came standard delivery of $12.99 that apples to deliveries that are made 3 days before or after Valentine’s day, Deliveries made on Valentine’s day are up to $30.00. After that we have $2.99 Care & Handling as well as state tax. My total came to $50.15 which compared to the same flowers at my local Flower store is only $6.00 cheaper. So I guess you can say I saved $6.00 and I dint have to leave my house but in reality I did not and here is why.

The flowers came in a box wrapped in plastic; it included a vase and two plant food packets. The person that receives the flowers needs to cut 1-3” off the step and place them in a vase with water and plant food. Once you do that you are all done. Flowers will look like in the picture, ok maybe not.

This may not apply to everyone but if you live in a cold part of a country like I do which is New England I would highly recommend not to order flowers online. Because the flowers need to be delivered to you via Fedex or UPS there is 90% that the flowers will freeze and will die shortly after.

I got the flowers few days before Valentine’s day, I unpacked them, cut 2” of the stem,  placed them in a vase, added water and plant food as mentioned in the instruction.

First Day, the flowers looked ok, Not like in the picture as advertized but who really expects that.

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After 4 days:

 

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

Proflowers Roses - Day 5

Proflowers Roses – Day 5

I called Proflowers on the 5th day and I complained that the most of the flowers have died and that I would like them to fix it. The customer representative told me that I should have called earlier because the flowers are expected to die within 7 days. I mentioned again that they state on their website that they have 7 day guarantee but she told me once again that they have 7 day guarantee but I should have called earlier. She dint even try to help me in any way.

I was extremely disappointed but then I remembered that I have gotten Free Google protection when I ordered because Proflowers is Google trusted store. I contacted Google Protection Program that was offered to me for free. I filled out Google short explanation of my problem and the next day I received a email from Proflowers that they have fully refunded me the whole amount.

Lesson learned: Buy from your local Florists and you will be much happier with your purchase and the person that received the flowers will enjoy them longer.  Don’t forget to add Google Protection when available.

 

 

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At&t brings Back Rollover, This Time for Your Data!

att-rollover-dataAt&t brings Back Rollover, This Time for Your Data – Now you get all Data that you payed for.

At&t has announced this Wednesday that it is launching Data rollover. Current At&t customers will see the change automatically and it cost nothing more, that is if you already have a data plan.

So what is Data rollover?, When you purchase a Data plan either for yourself or a Family Data plan. Any unused Data gets carried over to the next month. So if you have 10GB plan and you only used 8GB of data, the rest will be carried over to the next month and you will have total of 12GB to use the next month.

This is a great news for consumers because it cost nothing more. Now that you get unlimited Minutes with purchase of the data plan, rollover minutes would not help you. Data plans on other hand are expensive and keeping your unused data is a huge plus since we often use more data on certain months, and barely any on some.

At&t will not be the only one with rollover data plans. T-mobile has also launched Rollover Program that will also go in effect this month. Verizon has nothing like that but will most likely introduce rollover or will create more attractive data plans to compete with At&t and T-Mobile.

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New Technologies Pertaining to Mobile Gadgets

BenjaminNelan / Pixabay

BenjaminNelan / Pixabay

New Technologies Pertaining to Mobile Gadgets

 

Mobile gadgets are the hot topic in every discussion across ages. The organizations in this field are coming up with new phone and new accessories every day. Various gadgets are available in market to cater diverse market across generation. The utility factor of mobile gadgets is also increasing day by day. People are becoming more technology freak these days. Earlier one used to think of a mobile only to communicate but nowadays it is used to do business as well. Hence the utility is increasing and so the price.

 

  • The various strata’s consumers

Now mobile gadgets are considered to be the leading sector in consumer industry. Earlier one specific class of people were seen carrying mobile but now from lower to upper section of people in current society uses mobile. It is no more a comfort factor; it has become the necessity of regular life for all professions. Mobile gadgets are used nowadays by every parent to know the whereabouts of their kids if they are safe etc. Mobile companies are introducing gadgets with accessories to capture the market in this competitive world.

 

Unsplash / Pixabay

Unsplash / Pixabay

  • Target of introducing newer mobile gadgets

Mobile gadgets are designed specific to their target audience. Its decor and utility are specific to their usage pattern. Nowadays almost every family member owns a mobile of different price tags. This is no more a social status symbol but a necessity of regular life. A person who pulls a rickshaw also needs a mobile. Mobile gadgets are more defined as the product without which living can be considered as a problem.

 

  • The various such gadgets

Tablets, laptop, notepads, ipod etc are considered to be few of the mobile gadgets used in our society. Mobile gadget companies are continuously working in developing such gadgets which is useful for mankind in their regular life, reduce manual intervention and increases technology dependencies. Unlike electronic gadgets mobile gadgets are more expensive and user friendly. It has adverse effects on human society and culture to great extent.

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THE AWESOME GADGETS THAT WE CRAVE FOR

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The Awesome Gadgets that we crave for and are available to us, only if we can afford them.

The parallel striking aspect of human civilization has always been the development in technology and inventions of newer gadgets which have been immensely beneficial to human lives. The wheel, printing press and aero plane were some of the previous seminal inventions. In our contemporary modern age computer and internet are the buzzword. With the help of these  devices we can connect to and do a plethora of things fright from the sheds of the golf lawn or from a cab or from a hill resort at any given point of time and connect with anyone staying almost anywhere in the globe.

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  • The tablet computer

In day to day language these are referred to as tabs. They offer the opportunity to view internet television or watching a movie while being on a long distance bus. They eradicated any sense of boredom or fatigue during, say a long journey etc.

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  • The mobile phones

Of course the cellular or mobile phones come in the top of the list while discussion about the mobile gadgets of the modern world. They have connected the world and have rendered an aspect or the globe shrinking to almost to be at one’s arm’s length.

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  • The digital camera

Although many people utilize the mobile phone handset itself for taking snaps – innumerable brands of specialized digital camera and handy cams have now been made available. The respective consumer can record the real life proceedings of any event or speech or family ceremony by using the handy cams according from his own desired angles.  The editing etc will also be as per his desire only.

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  • Laptop with special batteries

For doing high volume work like when correspondents send reports of international football matches right from the stadium – the laptop computers are used – especially those with high powered batteries for enormous duration of use. These are extremely productive when reporting of an ongoing war from almost the battlefields or army camps.

Thus it may suffice to conclude by mentioning the aforesaid items may only be a few among the modern day useful mobile gadgets but it does not need to make special mention of how effectively do these items serve our contemporary times’ hectic activities. These will undoubtedly develop day by day and in the coming days we might be witnesses to the advent of even newer mobile gadgets which may right now seem to be things existing only in fantasy.

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Know your Tablet and who it is for!!

galazy-tab-sKnow your tablet and who it is for! All Tablets are similar but not equal.

When it’s about gifting children a piece of technology, parents become insecure. For young ones, phones seem to be a distraction and laptops are just too much for them all at once. So the mixture of a phone, iPod and a laptop speed processor gave us the tablet. Most of the companies call it a tab or tablet where as apple keeping its cool seems to enjoy using the name iPad for its version of the tablet. Multiple choices are available today in the market for buyers. Almost every company that has advanceIpadd in the technology of displays has at some point introduced a tablet but success has not favored all.

The major stake holders of the market seem to be Apple and Samsung whereas the rest share part of the market. A person who wants to buy the latest tablet must know a few things about a tab and must compare these aspects with others he has as an option. The screen resolution, the density of pixels, the screen size, the weight as well as most importantly the processing speed. Newer tabs not only connect to Wi-Fi but also to LTE networks at a little extra fee.

Tsurface pro 3he new Apple products like the Apple iPad mini 3 as well as the Apple iPad Air 2 already have a lot of consumers waiting to get their hands on them because of the massive Apple following. However, great competitors like Samsung have introduced multiple devices; proper tablets and phone/tablets that can work as a phone too are all out in the market. Samsung has also introduced the Note series, Note 1, 2 and 3 that have a great processing speed and can perform the tasks of both a tablet as well as a phone. Other companies like Toshiba, Ainol, Google, Xtouch, Acer and windows tablets all are somewhat on the same level and improvements take place every now and then.

 

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iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3 leak by Apple iTunes Day Early!

Tim Cook and IPAD AIR 2iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3 leak by Apple iTunes Day early, Opps someone made a mistake.

Pre-orders 17 October in the US

  • iPad Air 2: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 64 GB, $600 for $128 GB
  • iPad mini 3: $399 for 16GB, $499 for 64GB, $599 for 128 GB
  • Both in white, space grey and gold
  • iPad Air 2 has Touch ID and supports Apple Pay

It appears that Apple has leaked some info on the New iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 in their new released IOS 8.1 iPad User Guide that’s available on iTunes. Officially Apple is not releasing any New Products till Thursday . It appears accidently user guides have been uploaded to the ITunes library little too early. There are rumors that Apple has something New to Announce and is not concern about iPad as it will not be the highlight of the day.

 

 

FApple Ipad 4rom this leak we know that I IOS 8.1 Update will be available shortly and with it the New iPad mini with Retina Display and iPad Air 2 with A8X processor. Both Devices with feature Touch ID Sensor and iSight.

We are also expecting “Apple Pay” with the new IOS 8.1 Update.  Not to forget that its time for apple to make new announcement regarding iMac and OS X Yosemite. This oops by Apple has us thinking that rumors that Apple is bringing something new to the table. Apple Ipad mini  is not expected to do great because of its similarity to the iPhone 6 Plus. This lack of surprise indicated  that Apple may have something more important behind the curtains. Well we will know for sure this October 16. This is second month that apple is releasing something.ipad-Air-2

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