October 20, 2014
Having experienced some of the Lenovo offerings that are out there these days, I especially have an eye for their Lenovo Flex touchscreen line of laptops.
What is cool about the Lenovo Flex 2 is that it can adapt and transform into whatever you are doing; making it a truly multi-functional device. It can go from being a laptop to a tablet (on a stand).
When you’re relying heavily on the keyboard — drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example — keep your Flex 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you’re focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode.
Once I get something like this in my sights I usually head to Amazon, not only for a price comparison; but, mostly to see what other people are saying about the product.
After looking at the Lenovo Flex flavors they were showing (see here), I ended up looking at the Lenovo Flex 2 15D 15.6 inch model that carries the AMD A8-6410 Quad-Core 2.0 GHz Processor. I know many folks would go for one with the intel processor, but if you want to save green backs, then go with AMD. I have had AMD processors in my main desktop computer(s) for years. I am currently on my third one, with my main desktop computer, for which I am typing this article, is now over 7 years old.
|Max Screen Resolution
||2 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8
||8 GB DDR3
||1000 GB mechanical
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports
|Average Battery Life (in hours)
October 20, 2014
This is something I know will excite many people. Google is gearing up to handle all of your email accounts with Gmail (for Android). From what I am reading you will be able to setup Gmail (when the new version is released) to pull in mail from other external accounts you may have (such as Outlook and Yahoo).
…the new Gmail will be able to handle email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Outlook, switching between them with either a simple swipe or by touching the account drop down. Here’s the new onboarding video Gmail will show for returning users upgrading to the new version. Source: Android Police
October 19, 2014
You have probably seen all of the recent hype on the Google Nexus products. The Nexus that is catching my eye is the Nexus 9 featuring Android’s new OS called Lollipop.
At a glance the Nexus 9 features an 8.9” IPS LCD display with 4:3 aspect ratio constructed from Gorilla Glass 3; 1536 x 2048 pixels screen resolution; Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound; 8MP rear camera – 1.6MP front camera; 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz CPU; 2 GB DDR3 RAM; Quad-band GSM, CDMA, Penta-band HSPA, LTE; and 3.5mm audio.
Amazon currently has a pre-order page up — CLICK HERE
October 15, 2014
Daily I visit Amazon’s AppStore For Android to look for their Free App of the Day and have managed to acquire a nice collection of some very good apps.
To Get Started, you have to set up an Amazon account and download the Amazon Appstore app to take advantage of the free offerings.
Another daily giveaway for Android (and iPhone & iPad) apps that appears to be new is called AppGratis. where everyday for a 24 hr period) one paid app becomes FREE (or with up to 90% off). This one I will have to continue to monitor. You will need to download the AppGratis App from the Google Play Store in order to take advantage of their free offerings.
If you know of any other sites that offer FREE Android Apps, please let us know…