Motorola Moto E Review – Specifications | Pros & Cons

Motorola Moto E – Best Smartphone at Affordable Price | All Specifications and Expert Review 

Motorola’s Moto E is making lots of noise in the smartphone market recently, especially in the Indian Market. Moto E is available exclusively on Flipkart. On the very first day of its launch i.e. 14th May 2014, whole stock was sold out. Due to extreme traffic, the website of Flipkart Crashed but it didn’t took too long as it recovered within half an hour. Record numbers of units were sold in one day. The number of units sold were between 80k to 1 Lakh. Due to such awesome response from people, it can be great threat to the other smartphones available in the same price range. Continue reading “Motorola Moto E Review – Specifications | Pros & Cons”

5 Best Apps for Sound Sleep

Apps for sound sleep are not a new thing. There are a variety of sound sleeping apps for you to try, and half of the problem does not know which ones are good and which are not. This is compounded by the fact that many apps seem to work for some people and not for others. The same is true in real life, just like how some people cannot fall asleep on a train, some can, and some feel sleepy through being on a train. Here are five apps that may or may not work for you to help you get a sounder night’s rest.

1 – Epic Sleep ULTRA Pro

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.hyperbyte.rasu&feature=search_result

Clearly with all the bombastic wording–this app is aimed at men. They may have well have added “Stealth Turbo” into the title and be done with it. The app has ambient sounds that are relaxing and soothing. What the company also claims is that it has delta sleep induction sounds which are supposed to make falling into a deeper sleep easier. Feel free to maintain your skepticism as many apps claim this sort of thing, but if it works for you then it works for you.

2 – Sleep Now!

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mobitobi.android.sleepnow&feature=search_result

The name alone sounds like something you may hear in a really crappy Vietnam War movie. That are twelve sounds that you can listen to and it includes noises such as at the beach which is relaxing and even a heart beat which is supposed to remind you of the time you were in the womb. It has different settings to help you choose the right one for your mood.

3 – Relax and Sleep Plus

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mizusoft.relaxandsleep.plus&feature=search_result

This app gives you thirty five ambient noises to play on your phone. It will also mix them up and will run for as long as you tell it to. The funniest occasions are when people set similar tones as ring tones and suddenly become unreachable because they do not know their phone is ringing. The idea is that some people enjoy ambient noises and sleep better with them.

4 – Sound A Sleep

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.appsgrrl.soundasleep&feature=search_result

Time dilation is when time slows down and there is a theory (albeit unproven) that we experience time dilation when we are tired and falling asleep. It is commonly seen in movies when a person is drugged and time appears to be going slower. This app adds in moments where the ambient sound slows down as if time dilation was happening. This is in order to trick the brain into thinking it is going to sleep.

5 – Music Therapy for Sound Sleep

https://market.android.com/details?id=imoblife.mtsoundsleep&feature=search_result

This is a therapy soundtrack that claims to use Alpha waves to help you sleep more soundly. It also has a mixer so that you can combine your favorite ambient noises.

Try these if you are still having trouble sleeping

In the introduction you read that some techniques and apps work for some and not for others. If you have had no luck with the top five then give one of these a try.

Restful Sleep Deluxe Edition

https://market.android.com/details?id=imoblife.restfulsleep.lite&feature=search_result

Deluxe or not, this is a great app to say that it is free. It is another one of those apps where some people claim it works and some claim it does not, and it probably goes to show that we all react differently (as claimed in the introduction). Still, the app is worth a shot if you have trouble sleeping.

Deep Sleep

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.coffee.android.happyshimainyaoheenad&feature=search_result

This is a free app that claims it can induce a deep sleep through the sounds it makes. There are some people who claim that it works and that it helps them wake up more refreshed and there are some who claim no difference, so it is up to you to decide (there is no harm in it since it is free).

Thunderstorm Sleep sound

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mozinc.thunderstorm&feature=search_result

This is a free app that allows you to drift away with the sounds of thunderstorms. This may seem silly, but think of the sound of the rain atop a caravan room and you can see why it is such a nice idea. There is also the fact that the company claims all of the noises are genuine and that there is no looping, which if true makes it a great soundtrack. There is nothing worse than trying to lose yourself in the sound of storm rain only to realize that the rain noises are faked and you can picture the tools they are using to create the sounds.

Pure Sleep | AmbiScience

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.teslasoftware.android.ambiscience.puresleep&feature=search_result

This is an app that is full of different sounds and features that help you sleep. There are long tracks that help you sleep through the night and there are binaural tracks which are supposed to help you relax. There are lots of features so you can choose the best one for you.

Sleep Dream Relax

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mozinc.dream&feature=search_result

This is an app that uses noises to lull you into REM sleep, which is the part of sleep where you dream. The creators claim that you can dream and hear the music, but most users just claim it is a nice soundtrack to go to sleep with.

This post is provided by Sonia Jackson from http://www.royal-essay.com

5 Best Smartphones That Support Wireless Charging

Is wireless charging the way of the future? It seems to be the best way forwards, even if it does mean Smartphones have to be a little bigger and heavier to compensate. The only trouble is that they done to find a way to make it more efficient, plus they need to find a way to keep the charging port switched on but so that it is not using any electricity until the phone is near it. Still, as future developments go it looks like the future.

5 Best Smartphones That Support Wireless Charging

1 – LG Spectrum 2 (Verizon Wireless)

This is the first of two LG phones on this list. It looks like LG are looking into the future the same way as HTC (they also have two phones on this list). The Spectrum 2 has not really has the reception it deserves. People have not really said anything too bad about it, but it just seems that too few people are talking about it when they really should be.

It comes at a very good price with the only downside being that ms people are complaining that the speakers are not as loud as other phones. Plus, it runs on the Android 4.0, which is hardly an old version but is still not the most up to date version. It is a very good phone and of course it features wireless charging so it is well worth the money if you decide to give it a go.

2 – HTC Windows Phone 8X (AT&T)

This is a 2012 phone that had a rather frosty reception, and that was only because when it was released there was a big fuss about camera quality going on and people focused too much on its camera and not on its other good features.

It uses an inductive charger so that you may charge up wirelessly. It is also a very sleek and thin phone that runs on Windows. It is underappreciated because phones seem to be ranked by statistics as oppose to on their own merits. That is why this phone has been left in the dark a little more than it should. Just because it processes slightly slower than the very fastest on the market somehow makes it an inferior model to some people. If you are looking for a good phone then try this one. There are even a few very well priced second hand ones too on the market if you are interested.

3 – HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)

It is a sexy name beloved by all the battered fans of Star Wars because it uses the word droid, though it is actually referring to the operating system. It uses the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system plus it has a decent 8-megapixel camera. Unlike a lot of wireless charge phones, this one has a very long battery life. HTC are not yet competing on a massive scale with the big hitters Samsung and Apple, but it is closing the gap (and rightfully so).

4 – Nokia Lumia 822 (Verizon Wireless)

It has expandable memory that stretches up to an impressive 64GB, and it has and 8-megapixel camera. It features wireless charging, which is great since the slighter later version goes back to charging the manual and usual way. It is a quality device that has the handy wireless charging function which is quite efficient and it has a decent amount of processing power so that it may handle most modern apps and games, and so that it will not go slow on you when you need it the most.

5 – LG Nexus 4 (T-Mobile)

This is the second LG phone on this list, and it is the very popular Nexus version. The Nexus 4 was released in 2012 and was a tremendous success. It was and is a very affordable phone that runs on the popular Android Jelly Bean operating system. It achieved great global sales and is still well respected to this day. Obviously, as you know by the article title–this phone has wireless charging.

The only complaint about this phone is that it is not 4G LTE ready, but the fact is that genuine 4G LTE (as the experts understand the term) is not actually as available in America as you may think. There are only a few spots in major cities where true and reliable 4G (i.e. broadband mobile Internet) is present. The phone is loaded with features and the price is now quite low compared to what it was, so if you can bag yourself a new one then you will not be disappointed.

This article is provided by Sonia Jackson from www.cool-essays.com

Top 4 endless runner games

If you are not familiar with the term “Endless Runner Game”, then I would like to tell you it’s very simple to understand,the concept of an endless runner game is to “Run until You Die” in the game i.e. you have to run in the game and collect points or other things in the game to make high score until you die.

Now-a-days in mobile gaming industry, endless runner games are becoming very much popular as people are really enjoying them. So, in this article, we have brought top four trending and very famous endless runner games for your Android devices.

  • Subway Surfers

Subway surfer is the most popular endless runner game of this year, which has been downloaded by millions of Android users from the Play Store and is highly recommended for you.  Subway Surfers is a very simple, third person runner endless game, in which you have to control “Jake”, a graffiti artist who runs out of trains collecting the coins over the track. There are basically three tracks, in which Jake can run switching between left track, right track and middle track. You can download this game from the play store for your android device from this link:Download Subway Surfers.

  • Temple run 2

These days Temple Run 2 is the second most popular endless runner game after Subway Surfers.  Temple Run 2 is the sequel of well famous android game Temple Run, which has much better graphics, path variations, many new obstacles, and tons of power-ups which make it an excellent sequel to the most famous running game of mobile gaming industry. The objective of the Temple Run 2 is same as the original: you are in ownership of an idol that has been stolen from a temple, which has angered a particularly murderous monkey and he wants to get it back. You can download this fantastic game from the play store free of cost by visiting the link:Download Temple Run 2.

  • Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride is also in the list of top endless games, which is developed from the creators of FRUIT NINJA.  In this game, you will play as Join Barry who breaks into a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers. After lift-off, simply touch the screen to ascend and release to descend, raining bullets, bubbles, rainbows and lasers downwards as you fly towards higher and higher scores! You can download Jetpack Joyride from here Download Jetpack Joyride.

  • Angry Gran Run – Running Game

In this game, the character Granny has been locked away in the Angry Asylum by Fred the agent in white, she is plotting her escape, and she needs YOU to guide her through the streets once she is busted out. The Angry Gran allows you to Run, jump, dash and slide over and around tons of different and wacky obstacles. To download this game from play store, visit this link :Download Angry Gran Run.

 

So these were the top four endless runner games for Android smartphones, which you will enjoy to play. Believe me, these games are really a fun to play if you are getting bored or want some relaxation after the work. In case, you like any other endless runner game, then you are welcomed to let us know about that through comments.

Top 5 Tablets to Buy in India [2014]

After Apple launched the first ever tablet, the iPad, all the top notch companies like Samsung, Google, BlackBerry have been hard at work to make tablets that are very portable to use.

Since the inception of iPad, more then thousand tablets have come into existence and it is becoming a little difficult for people to choose which one should they opt for.

These portable computer devices are now available at a range from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 70,000 which al most 4 different operating systems, like iOS, Android, Windows RT, Blackberry 10 and also a new Firefox OS.

If you are still lagging behind technology and thinking to buy one at the end of this year, we have jotted down Top 5 Best Tablets to buy without shedding out much from pocket.

Top 5 Tablets in India

1. Apple’s iPad Air

iPad Air India
Credit: Apple

Even though Android devices are becoming popular in India, Apple has braced itself very tight with the innovation they bring in their products.

Apple launched its fifth generation iPad, the iPad Air in India just this month and it has got excellent reviews then any other tablet in the market.

With iPad Air priced at Rs. 35,900 it makes it to the first spot in top 5 tablets in India.

Visit the Product Page – iPad Air

2. Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Nexus devices, know as ‘Truly Android’ devices are making its spot in top tablets since its launch. Google’s latest release, the Nexus 7 2013 is a second iteration of its kind.

A tablet with better resolution then fourth generation iPad makes the display highly crisp and clear. It will come pre-installed with Android 4.4. KitKat if you buy it after January 7, 2014.

With 2 GB RAM and all the latest network bands and memory models, it starting costs are from Rs. 20,000 and makes it to the second spot.

Visit Product page – Google Nexus 7

3. Apple’s iPad mini with Retina Display [Author’s choice]

iPad mini retina display
Credit: Apple

The second generation iPad mini you can say is just a smaller version of iPad Air with same designs and display. If you are not on an high budget, iPad mini with Retina display fits perfectly with your needs.

If you are not an Android or Windows RT fan, but a low budget fan, this gadget is just perfect for you.

Second iteration of iPad mini costing just over Google’s Nexus 7, it is priced at Rs. 28,990 for the starting model.

Visit the Product Page – iPad mini with Retina Display

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 [2014 edition]

Galaxy Note 10.1
Credit: Samsung Gallery

As the self speaking device name says that it has a 10.1 inch screen size, it is the biggest tablet of them all. It has octa core processor with 3 GB RAM.

The statistics on paper do look awesome but personally, not recommended because my neighbours are facing some problems with the device.

This flagship tablet of Samsung starts from Rs. 47,000, which we know, can be a pretty hefty price for an Android tablet, but still makes it to fourth position because of its on-page benchmarks.

Visit the Product Page – Samsung Note 10.1

5. Xolo Play Tegra Note

Don’t be shocked if you haven’t heard about this tablet yet. This tablet is based on Nvidia’s Tegra Note design and which was first announced back in September.

It has a 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 processor powering a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core. This tablet is not much popular in market but makes it to the fifth position.

As the processor is designed by Nvidia, you can expect some pretty good gaming experience. It is powered by Android Jelly bean and Xolo has not confirmed if it is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat.

This tablet starts from Rs. 18,000 price point.

Visit the Product Page – Xolo Play Tegra

Your Call

I am sure, if you are looking to buy a tablet this year, this top 5 tablets listed above will help you grab one. Although there are thousands of tablets out in the market, we recommend the above five.

If you need any guide in knowing about them or buying them, you can get in touch with us through social media or use the contact form. We will reply within 72 hours or less.

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