Google has always put a lot of faith in their Nexus brand. It was the first brand Google felt comfortable claiming as its own proprietary device and launching with an exclusive sale through its own online store. It’s been a few years since the original Nexus and tablets have risen to become a formidable force in mobile devices and the Nexus 7 has arrived at a pivotal point in the tablet trajectory.
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Apple created and subsequently dominated the tablet market with its iPad, but Amazon shook things up with the Kindle Fire, a device that came in $300 cheaper than the iPad and introduced the content model, a new business model possible only through the development of mobile broadband. When Microsoft entered the tablet wars, the time was ripe for Google to throw some skin in the game.
The Nexus 7 earns its namesake from its 7 inch screen and earns its market potential from the newly integrated, ever-growing Google Play Store, another shot fired at Amazon’s own digital store. Selling the device is certainly Google’s prerogative, but pulling consumers into Play’s content ecosystem is how Google plans to capitalize on their massive network of media and potential users.

Performance

Apple’s decision to roll out Retina Display across all its screened devices raised the stakes for all hardware manufacturers, especially with regard to tablets; the N7’s answers with a 1280 x 800 high-resolution display. The N7 is both lighter and thinner than the Kindle Fire, and it delivers graphics using a powerhouse 12-core CPU. Additionally, the 7's 3 quad-core processors allow it to keep up with the insane demands of consumers on their hardware.

Storage

The iPod was one of the first consumer electronic devices that got people thinking about storage space and making purchases based on their needs. The recent rise of cloud networks and mobile broadband has all but nullified previous concerns about storage space. The Nexus 7 will ship with at least eight gigabytes of space, but its real power will come from the Google Play store and the devices ability to stream content directly to the user without having to store it on the device. Those eight gigabytes are functionally used for storing apps and caching. Cloud backup services can be folded into the mix, increasing the extant functionality and opening a door for third parties to profit off of the device.

Media Content

Google has put a monumental effort into synthesizing their content delivery system with Play, an initiative they hope will at the very least challenge Amazon’s massive digital store and at best, crush it. The Nexus 7 will rely on Google Play to deliver books, movies, games, television shows and all manner of media to the device without the encumbrance of hooking up to a PC. It doesn’t hurt that anything you’ve bought through the Android store in the past few years will also carry over. Google is hoping that this will raise the value proposition for potential buyers.
The Nexus 7 is a serious bid to validate the mid-size tablet market and snatch market-share from Amazon’s fingers with the only content delivery system that could possibly rival the online retail giant’s. The success of the N7 will depend on just how well the Play store can move content, but if there’s anything Google is good at, it’s sales.
So, in the spirit of the Olympics, let the (tablet) games begin!

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Top 5 Productivity Apps for iOS

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 0 comments »
Applications are amongst the most versatile and beloved functions of a smart phone or tablet. They help keeping in touch with all necessary things, while thousands of other applications are sold in the virtual market for pure joy and entertainment.
By far, the most downloaded apps for both iOS and Android operational systems are the free ones. In 2011’s top for most downloaded and used applications, Angry Birds game managed to obtain the absolute throne with more than 1 million downloads for iOS users alone. The second most downloaded free application from iTune was Facebook, closely followed by one of the world’s most appreciated games, Fruit Ninja.
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However, with a plentitude of downloadable apps it is hard to keep track on what are the ones that truly matter on a smart phone or tablet, the ones that help increase productivity. Thus, below you will find a list including the top 5 productivity apps for Apple’s iOS in 2012:
1. Password Pro is one of the most useful apps for Apple products such as iPads or iPhones. For only $14.99 the application promises its user to remember all passwords and store all necessary information regarding accounts and their additional passwords. In addition it also allows you to sync all your accounts with their passwords and log in directly to them.
2. 2Do is one of the most popular, yet still useful and productive app for your iOS technical device. Simple to use, you can download it from iTunes directly onto your iPad at a cost of only $0.99. The 2Do app allows you to create your personal checklist of the things you need to get done by the time the day is over. Scheduling is one of the smartest way to increase time efficiency and optimize your productivity, thus you will need the 2Do app more than you need games or free ringtones.
3. The Blogsy application is intended especially for bloggers. With this iOS productivity app you can write your thoughts directly into your blog format, no matter where you are. The app supports the most commune blog platforms, making it really easy to have access to your previous posts, upload pictures or videos, save drafts for later and many others without the use of a heavy laptop. It will only cost you $4.99.
4. YP Mobile stands for Yellow Pages suitable for mobile devices. With this easy-to-use application you can now browse through thousands of companies and personal names, making it so much easier to find the requested phone number, address or name. Also sold on iTunes, the Yellow Pages mobile app allows you to also search by narrowing categories; search all you want for restaurants, shops or hotels until you find the right one for you.
5. Dropbox is one of those apps that will simply amaze you with what it does. This particular one allows you to share all important things – documents, photos, videos between literally all your tech devices, no matter the used platform. Dropbox is that kind of tool made to ease your life by spending less time trying to transfer important data from one device on another. The best thing is that it is free of charge.

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