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All posts tagged "wi-fi"


Friday, May 20, 2011

Connection Checker Saves You Battery Power By Automatically Checking Your Connections

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:30 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5802885/conne...battery-savings

"Android: Try as we might, you can never avoid finicky Wi-Fi and low-signal areas. Connection checker will save your phone's battery (and a little bit of your sanity) by disconnecting crappy connections automatically."

Why doesn't this app come standard with all phones? You would think a built in connection tester would be a standard feature for a mobile phone that could potentially move through different areas with spotty data connections. Maybe phone developers neglect to include such feature because having your phone search for networks uses up the battery causing you to charge it more often and eventually replace the battery when it dies. Maybe it's their ploy to get you to buy a new battery faster which gives them your hard-earned money. Well, not anymore!

Install Connection Checker and it will automatically check for wi-fi and data connections then disconnect you if you have no signal saving you battery power (and hopefully your battery from frequent recharging). Plus, it will save you from having a drained battery if you forgot to disconnect your data connection before visiting friends in the boonies with no cell service (Yes, there are still areas without cell service. Trust me, I know!). The app is free or you can download a pro version for $1.74. Not too bad for something that should come with your phone anyways!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Double the Storage With Eye-Fi's New 8 GB Card

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/...icking-out-dir/

"Remember how Eye-Fi was cooking up some software to let their WiFi-enabled SD memory cards sling photos directly to your tablet or phone?"

In love with wireless memory cards? Then you need to check out the deal from Eye-Fi Inc. Beginning next week, you can download Direct Mode for any Eye-Fi X2 card for free. And along with the download, you can also purchase their new Eye-Fi X2 card for $79.99 which has Direct Mode installed and twice the storage capacity with 8 GB. Sounds like a good deal to me!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tab Coming Soon for $350

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/01/...ting-pre-order/

"$399.99 for a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab not low enough to pique your interest? Then perhaps $349.99 will be a bit more to your liking."

Interested in picking up a wi-fi-only Galaxy Tab? Fry's is taking pre-orders for only $350. No word on an exact release date at this point. The Galaxy Tab is a great little device, but with so many Honeycomb-based tablets on the horizon, this seems like a case of getting to the market a bit too late. If I were looking for a tablet at this point, I would be inclined to just wait for one of the newer devices.

How about you? Is this something you would pick up or is there a coming device that already has your interest? Let us know in the forums.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Price Rumors Fly As Busy Shopping Days Approach

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Talk" @ 04:00 AM

On a non-Android related note, we have been hearing rumors that the Amazon.com Kindle with Wi-Fi may be offered for $99 US on Cyber Monday to compete with the Barnes and Noble Nook with Wi-Fi, which will be on sale through November 27th for $99 US at bestbuy.com. Regularly, the Nook is sold for $149 US and the Kindle for $139 US. It would be crazy for Amazon.com to not offer the same deal on the Kindle, but we will have to wait and see!


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