Calling for… The iPad Mini!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Apple’s Last Strike After the iPhone 5

Just when we thought the iPhone 5 was Apple’s last strike before the year ends; it seems that the California-based tech juggernaut is planning to close the year with another chart-topping device. It won’t let us freak out over the taller and slimmer iPhone 5 alone; hence, the idea of a smaller yet sleeker Apple iPad- the iPad Mini.
For the past few weeks, the iPad Mini rumors started cropping up, immediately overshadowing the increasing popularity of the newly released iPhone 5. In the review forums and tech websites, we saw how tech consumers fervently prayed and yearned for an iPad Mini. This is partly due to the 7-inch tablets trend that is riding high today.

Despite the seemingly late innovation on Apple’s end, brand loyalists are still waiting for an iPad Mini, and chances are, the iPad Mini can still be as profitable as all the other previous iPad models. And now that the iPad Mini is here, let’s see if all our predictions were right!


The iPad Mini comes in the traditional color options: Black and white. Slightly contrary to the rumors, Apple made the iPad a little bit larger than what was expected among the 7-inch tablet competitors. It sports a 7.9-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio; it is measured 29.6 square inches to 21.9 on a 16:9 7-inch table. Its screen has the same resolution as the original iPad and the iPad 2. Definitely, this is sad news for Apple loyalists who are Retina Display fans.

For those who want to dress up their iPad Mini for its much needed protection, the Smart Cover will also be available in a smaller size to fit the shrunken iPad.

For the price, is kind enough to surprise us with slightly bad news:

“The iPad mini starts at $329 for the Wi-Fi-only version with 16GB capacity. Higher capacities and 4G LTE options are available. Prices for Wi-Fi-only versions are: $429 for 32GB, and $529 for 64GB. For the cellular versions, prices are $459, $559 and $659 for 16, 32 and 64GB, respectively. Pre-orders begin Oct. 26. Wi-Fi devices ship Nov. 2, and the cellular models will come about two weeks later.”

In spite of the ‘Retina Display’ absence, the iPad Mini is equipped with the A5 processor- the second latest processor cooked up by Apple. This means that in terms of power, it is as powerful as the iPad 2. It also sports the chip that currently runs the new breed of iPod Touch. It boasts of a front-facing FaceTime 720p camera, with a 5-megapixel camera on the back. Fortunately, it features Apple’s new Lightning connector, which first came out on the iPhone 5.

It seems that the iPad Mini isn’t all the hype we were expecting it to be. Nonetheless, we don’t see the iPad Mini curbing the popularity of Apple products among the finicky tech consumers. Let’s just see what’s going to happen in a few weeks.

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The iPad Mini : Coming Soon

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The iPad Mini: Coming Soon

After the iPhone 5 hype has abated, it seems that Apple is throwing yet another media stimulus for us to talk about and ramble on. And this time, it is the fourth generation of the Apple iPad. And while the iPhone 5 turned out to be a bigger and taller smartphone, rumor has it that the next iPad will exercise a trend that is opposite to its co-iDevice. Last time we heard, Apple is heading for the ‘iPad Mini’ path.

Our watchdogs have received juicy news about the iPad Mini: Apple has ordered around 10 million units of the smaller model of the iPad this fourth quarter. This is almost double the number of Kindle Fire units Amazon ordered in the past. This news is connected to a Wall Street Journal report that cites an anonymous Chinese supplier that makes 7.85-inch tablets.

As always, Apple keeps its mouth shut in confirming whether or not there will be an iPad announcement this October. Review forums, however, speak of an October 17 press event for the product. The press people are 80% sure that it’s going to be the iPad Mini.

The sizeable amount of units Apple ordered reflected its massive confidence and expectation over the demand for the iPad Mini as soon as it hits the stores. This is not entirely farfetched: When the iPhone 5 was announced, days after, pre-order sales shot up and hit the roof. In a matter of weeks, Apple reached a record-breaking number of iPhone 5 sales, something new Apple devices have always been doing: Achieve the current records, and exceed it.

In the New iPad’s fiscal quarter (which ended on June 30), Apple was able to sell 17 million iPads. Though Apple hasn’t viewed the possible effects of a smaller iPad on its early predecessors, the odds are still in its favor.

As a matter of fact, Apple probably didn’t have an easy time coming to terms with a 7-inch iPad. Remember that the late Steve Jobs asserted his distaste of 7-inch tablets, saying that they will be ‘dead on arrival.’

According to an article on

“It will be a consumption device. The full-sized iPad has always been both consumption and creation. People write stories, build presentations, make music, and create artwork on the big iPad (along with reading, browsing the web and watching movies).”

It seems that the iPad Mini has a lot in store for us. Indeed, it can further prove the conviction of ‘less is more”.

Now, if you have an old tablet or a high-end smartphone that you want to sell, you can sell it at Cash for Smartphones to get good cash while you’re waiting for the release of the iPad Mini. We bet that you’ll like the idea of owning the latest device in the industry. You can do that easily when you do a smartphone trade in at

What are you waiting for? Sell your smartphone and get an iPad Mini for yourself!
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Google Maps gets even better with Underwater street view

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Google Maps gets even better 

Now, For the past few weeks we were able to make good street views of the different places supported with the use of Google Maps, from New York to Philippines giving as the closest clear imagery shot and a good full view of a targeted location

Now, Google made another leap for their project Google Maps with higher resolution imagery satellite captures and allows you to view the searched location on a 45 degree aerial angle using a pinch-to-zoom capabilities on phones or simply dragging the image on your browser.

Google’s new update also comes with a Seaview mode, If you’ll try the new feature it can show you  pristine images of the underwater. Google’s new Underwater street view version became successful with the help and partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey (See video and image below for Google underwater experience)

Image Source: Catlin Seaview Survey

However, this new Google underwater street view image collections are very limited and may not support other Earth places, the video above shows an example of image shots by Catlin Seaview Survey with the use of a SVII Camera just to capture these unbelievable photos. 

Big slap for Apple Maps

Even though Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook admitted the flaw with their most criticized application in iPhone 5, disappointments for the Apple map gets even bigger. Analysts and regular iPhone users have one thing in dilemma when it comes to iPhone 5, is that they should have not let some Google Apps be removed from the iOS 6 such as YouTube. The new iPhone 5 could have been better if they didn't launch the phone prematurely, but heads-up, Apple is making fixes with the App. With Apple's Pinch-to-zoom patent this new Google underwater view feature could have been better with iPhone 5.

If you're still up for Apple's iPhone 5, I would suggest that you do the same strategy that I did just to get a hold of it. "I sell my cell phone to an online refurbishing company and got paid instantly however, I wouldn't suggest the iPhone 5 for you, Samsung S3 is a better alternative or just stick with your iPhone 4S 

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How to get the new BlackBerry 10

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to get the new BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 will soon be available, and a lot of people have been expecting for a BlackBerry comeback, RIM says “It will be available early next Year” and they will be releasing the 2 series of it the “BlackBerry 10 L Series” and “N Series”. If you don’t want the new Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3 and still wants the professional touch of BlackBerry’s new Smartphone 

How to get the New BlackBerry 10

Its simple, sell your old phone of any brand to online refurbishing companies and get your Cash Instantly!

A few Major specifications of BlackBerry 10:

BlackBerry 10 L Series:
·         356 pixels per inch
·         2.16 inches (55mm) wide screen
·         768x1280 pixels resolution

BlackBerry 10 N Series:
·         330 pixels per inch
·         2.08 inches (53 mm) wide screen
·         720x720 pixels resolution

Itching to have one? Why not sell used cell phones of any brand  to online refurbishing companies like and maybe, your phone’s worth is a lot than what you think, Try it or make it as a New Year Resolution to get the new BlackBerry 10.
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