We saw this happening in the future but not anytime soon: digital music sales went down last 2013. Purchases dropped by six percent as reported by Billboard. Dropping a small 0.1 percent is digital album sales. As for CD sales, it went for the worse with a 14.5 percent decrease. mehr »
Cat may not be your usual choice of a feature phone but the Cat B100 model is very rugged. If you’re the type who always drop stuff because of clumsiness, then the B100 by Caterpillar could be your best friend. It doesn’t have much but it impresses with metal sides, covered ports, a large-button keyboard, 3MP camera with flash, and a large speaker. mehr »
Huawei just rolled out yet another mid-range phone in the form of the B199. A follow up to the A199 model, this 5.5-inch phone comes equipped with 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, 720p display screen, MicroSD card slot, dual SIM slot, and a Snapdragon quad-core processor. mehr »
I don’t like bad news especially in the mobile industry. It breaks my heart that stuff we think will work actually isn’t working. So for those using the Money mobile wallet by O2 in the UK, you have to bid goodbye to it soon. Why, the network is discontinuing the service on March 31 as its last day. It’s said that Money isn’t performing well. This shutdown is somehow expected in the region because competition is really tight.
Google is on top of the mobile industry with the Android OS running on about one billion devices. The number is set to grow even bigger what with the search giant working now with automakers. Among the first few partners are Audi, Honda, Hyundai, and General Motors, also working with NVIDIA. mehr »
Wii Fit U by Nintendo will finally hit the stores this January 10. The fitness game will come in a bundle complete with the new Fit Meter, Wii Balance Board accessory, and Wii U GamePad controller for only $49. That’s already cheap because the Fit Meter alone costs $20.
Kickstarter has brought crowdfunding to a whole new dimension. It may not be the only website but it’s perhaps the most popular bringing most groups more success. You may remember how the team behind Veronica Mars broke records raising almost $6 million. Fund goal was only $2 million but fans must have missed Veronica so much that gave more just so the movie will be finished. mehr »
CES 2014 is just around the corner but Lenovo went ahead to kickstart the year with an announcement. Lenovo recently introduced its first ever 4G/LTE phone in the form of the Vibe Z. The device seems to be a latecomer but actually, we’ve seen this last November already. The LTE version has just been released complete with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, up to 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, WiFi, 13-megapixel f/1.3 camera, and a 5MP front camera. mehr »
One of the most popular smartwatches this 2013 is the Pebble. Looks like it will even be a bigger thing this coming new year as an app store will be coming to the smartwatch. Nope, that’s not the Apple App Store but Pebble’s very own where all apps will be ready for download. At present, Pebble only has third-party websites but an app store will certainly organize the apps. mehr »
No doubt the 3D printing has become bigger this year. I know for sure that the technology will become even bigger this year what with the many advancements we’ve seen. And just before 2013 ends, 3D Systems bought something from Xerox. The latter is a company known for industrial copiers and office printers. mehr »
Finally, Microsoft has launched the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8. The app lets users to sync radio stations and edit playlists but the complete version will be out in 2014, next year. mehr »