Quality earphones at an affordable price
When it comes to the audio world, premium accessory maker Moshi has a new range of earbuds that are both strong and light, at a great price. Indulge your senses with Moshi Audio’s Mythro, a stylish headset imbued with minimalistic aesthetics and a vibrant sonic presence.
Priced at less than $30 each, it won’t be too much of a burden to your pockets, and manages to deliver a quality package. The Mythro Earbuds sport an anodized aluminum casing that helps to keep it super lightweight in the ear, meaning it’s barely noticeable over prolonged usage.
Packed along three different sized hybrid injection earbuds, they’re all fairly comfortable and offer a snug fit in the air. Of course, you can use this for phone calls as well, in addition to listening to music, as it employs a microphone and multi-function button.
The quality is first-rate too. If heavy bass is your kind of thing, you won’t be disappointed by the Moshi Mythro Earbuds. In fact, low bass tones reverberate with a lot of vibrancy – even at the loudest volume setting! At the same time, it doesn’t crackle under the pressure at high volume levels with its DR8 Neodyium drivers (15Hz – 20kHz / -10dB@1kHz).
If you’re looking for something that’s packing some punchy tones without paying a fortune, you should really take a closer look at the Moshi Mythro range. The quality is far better than those under $10 earbuds you’d find at discount shops – and even at its price, it’s still going to be a better experience.
Moshi Mythro Earbuds are available now at your Mybullfrog store (click here for store locations) and from our online store, in a range of different finishes – Gunmetal Gray, Jet Silver, Purple, Rose Pink, and Satin Gold.
Samsung Galaxy S5 can refocus photos after you take them
As good as smartphone cameras have gotten, they struggle to capture photos with a high degree of bokeh — where the background is kept artistically out of focus while the subject in the foreground is nice and sharp. But the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a neat feature where you can simulate the effect.
In some picture-taking modes, the GS5 lets you designate a specific subject; tap the person or object you want to be in focus and snap the pic. Once you’ve got it, you can open the pic in Portrait editing mode, which lets you choose if you want the background blurred or “defocused.”
You can also change the amount of blur by simply sliding your finger across the screen, just like in many editing apps. Click here to read more.
Things your smartphone does
Things your #smartphone now does. Can you guess what this is? Did you use one? #throwbackthursday
‘HTC Advantage’ replaces owners’ cracked screens free for first 6 months
HTC’s big push for more smartphone buyers in 2014 might not focus on hardware, despite an incoming new flagship; instead, the company is announcing a host of new customer service initiatives that could convince potential customers it’s the Android maker they want to hitch their cart to this year. A new program that offers free screen replacements to U.S.-based owners of the HTC One line of devices for the first six months of ownership is part of that push.
The plan overall is called HTC Advantage, and it includes the previously announced software support for a minimum of two years from the phone’s launch, as well as between 25GB and 50GB of free Google Drive storage for two years from time of purchase. Remember, though, these offers are all U.S.-only, and are limited to devices in the HTC One line – which currently includes the One, One Mini and One Max.
Still, it’s an appealing package, and will likely become even more so when HTC introduces its next-generation flagship One device March 25. Not only will you be guaranteed a device that’s more or less up-to-date for the duration of your contract if you buy or sign up for a new one when the device launches, but you’ll also be protected against your own clumsiness for the first six months of owning your new gadget. Click here to read more.
Source: Tech Crunch
Get more from your Isis Mobile Wallet
Isis Mobile Wallet lets you pay with your ISIS-compatible smartphone*, offering a safer, simpler, and smarter way to pay for goods and services. Isis Mobile Wallet holds virtual versions of many things your existing wallet does, including your credit cards from participating providers. Just tap your phone to pay anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
You can also save money with great offers, deals and promotions from participating merchants which are also stored in the Wallet. You always have these with you, organized and ready to use. You can also add your loyalty cards from participating merchants.
Isis Mobile Wallet is safer than your physical wallet. Pin protection means you must enter your unique pin each time you open your Wallet. If your device is lost, it takes just one call or click to freeze your Wallet to ensure it cannot be misused. Isis also values your privacy – what you buy is between you and the merchants you patronize.
Isis Mobile Wallet can be set up to work with participating credit cards or setting up an American Express Serve Account that you can add money to with your preferred credit card, debit card or U.S. bank account.
* A list of Isis-compatible smartphones is available here. A new Sim Card may be required to use the Isis Mobile Wallet. Your Mybullfrog Sales Representative can assist with this.
** Offer available only to new American Express Serve Account holders who successfully sign up for an American Express Serve Account via the Isis Mobile Wallet by March 31, 2014. Offer not available to existing American Express serve Account holders or any person who has previously canceled his or her Account. Once approved for an American Express Serve Account, and if eligible for the offer, American Express Serve will use funds provided by Verizon Wireless to apply a one-time credit to your Account in the amount shown on your Isis Mobile Wallet offer page. This credit will normally be applied promptly after Account approval, but in unusual cases could take up to thirty (30) days following approval. Limit one (1) credit per eligible Account. Subaccounts are not eligible for the Account credit. Offer subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Android blows past iOS in global tablet market
Ever since Apple released its first-generation iPad in 2010, iOS reigned supreme as the top tablet operating system of choice. But, just as Android smartphones have cut into iPhone sales around the world, Android tablets are finding upward success in the global market.
According to a new report from Gartner, Android tablets saw a much larger growth in tablet sales last year than any other operating system, rising from 53.3 million units in global sales in 2012 to 121 million in 2013.
It’s important to note, however, that as a single manufacturer, Apple remains at the top. Click here to read more.
Save up to $100 with a new smartphone
For a limited time, you could save up to $100 when you activate a new smartphone on a 2 year contract with #Mybullfrog.
This offer is available for a limited time, so get into your #Mybullfrog store today (click here for store locations) while this offer lasts!
May take up to three billing cycles for the credit to appear. Customer must be active for 30 consecutive days of service in order to be eligible for the $100 bill credit. Upgrades not included. Offer ends March 17, 2014.
Mastercard wants to link your smartphone location data to your credit card
In a joint press release on their website, Mastercard has announced a partnership with a mobile solutions company called Syniverse to develop a new solution that will reduce fraudulent use of credit cards.
Conceptually, when you swipe your credit card at a store, the connected smartphone application would verify your geolocation data and approve the purchase. Basically, someone that was attempting to use your card anywhere else in the world would be out of luck unless they also has access to your smartphone as well.
In addition to reducing fraud, this link between a credit card and a smartphone would allow people to travel freely into other countries and use the card without any declined transactions. Of course, smartphone owners would need to have some sort of data plan when traveling. Click here to read more.
Source: Digital Trends
Jawbone UP – An integrated system built around you
More than a band. More than an app. Jawbone UP is an integrated system built around you.
UP helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make smarter choices. The new app displays movement and sleep details from your UP24 or UP band and delivers insights, celebrates milestones, and challenges you to make each day better. Share accomplishments with friends by teaming up in the UP App.
UP provides unique insights to help you live each day better than the last. The new UP App is still the best way to know more about how you sleep, move and eat. The UP App’s Insight Engine ties it all together, helping you find hidden connections and patterns between your daily and nightly activities.
UP system features:
- Insight engine: Discover hidden connections and patterns in your day-to-day activities.
- Log your workouts: Track calories burned, intensity and more for any type of workout.
- Track food and drink: UP makes it easy to track your food. Scan a barcode or type it in.
- Sleep tracking: Intelligently tracks hours slept, light vs. deep sleep and waking moments.
- Smart Alarm/Power Nap: UP vibrates to wake you at the optimal moment in your sleep cycle so you feel refreshed.
- Customizable Idle Alert: Set a reminder to move when you’ve been inactive for too long.
- Mood Tracking: Log your moods and discover connections that affect how you feel.
- Sync: Connect to your phone via Simple Sync or Bluetooth Smart.
- Day and Night form factor: Designed for comfort. Because the more you wear it, the more you’ll track.
The UP system integrates with apps you already love to help you get more out of your UP experience. Whether you’re biking with Strava, working out with Wello or jogging with RunKeeper, track it all with UP for the most complete picture of your day and night. And if you’re looking for new tools to help you complete your goals, the UP ecosystem has apps for fitness, weight loss, sleep coaching, detailed food journaling and more.
The Jawbone UP system is available from Mybullfrog stores now (click here for store locations). Integrate your life today – stop by your nearest Mybullfrog location and check it out today.
Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming!
One camera. Two separate lenses. That’s the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC’s forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be?
A company called Corephotonics, which is currently pitching precisely such a dual-lens concept to smartphone makers, has shown exactly what could be expected.
The idea is the use of two lenses with two different focal lengths. One lens is wide-angle, while the other is at 3x zoom. This means you can switch lenses to magnify more distant subjects without resorting to digital zoom. The resulting image is a maximum megapixel image regardless of whether it was at 1x or 3x zoom.
Two parallel lenses, each with its own sensor, also results in improved low-light performance. Corephotonics’ software works in real-time to match each pixel from one lens with the corresponding pixel from the other lens, and it uses scene analysis to detect which pixel is likely to be closer to the truth. As a result, noise is reduced and we end up with a cleaner picture — just as we would if we had one big imaging sensor instead of two little ones. Click here to read more.