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Do whatever it takes to retire in style with the most wealth at the end of the game
Electronic Arts is back with another fine release for BlackBerry 10 and this time around they’ve posted up a classic for the masses by way of The Game of Life. Adding a new twist to the old classic, The Game of Life features ‘Pass n’ Play’ allowing you to play along with up to 3 others or if you wish, play solo and see how far you can go in life.
Enjoy endless hours of replay fun and re-create your LIFE each time you play! Make choices, get paid, or lose it all. Land on Life Spaces and gain tiles worth big bucks. Collect Share the Wealth Cards and retire in style.
If you’re looking for a game to add to your family game night collection, this one is a winner for all ages. Electronic Arts has priced the BlackBerry 10 version at .99 and you can grab it by hitting the link below. Keep in mind though; it’s not available in all regions right now. The BlackBerry World listing shows support for Japan, Canada and United States but I’m sure other regions will be supported soon enough.
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We love our pocket powerhouses (easy, now), but the battery life can be dismal. Aside from buying a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, which has a battery about the size of the device itself, what options are we left with? The increasing trend of non-removable batteries is troubling, as no new technology for battery life has come to light. Same batteries we’ve always had, but the technology it powers keeps getting more powerful. We’re screwed, right?
Nope! There are plenty of things we can do to mitigate the drain on our devices. Some of them require little to no work on our part, while others are a stopgap for those inevitable times our batteries just plain run out. Whether it’s a change to your device from the ground up or a simple app from the Play Store, we’ll go over some good ways to make your battery last.
We love having our phones on and working all day, but do we need that? Think about how and where you use your phone, or more importantly, where you don’t. If you’re in the office all day, does your phone need to be on? Perhaps a Google Talk message will do instead of a text message (you can even text from Google Voice on the desktop, if you like). If you can’t answer those calls anyway, there is no point in having a phone on, ready to receive them.
Take a minute to consider how you accomplish things, and you may find there are better solutions to tethering yourself to your mobile phone all day. Most of what you want your phone for can probably be accomplished right from a browser like Chrome, with a few extensions or apps. Breaking out of our mold is often the first step towards a better way.
There’s an app for that
Sometimes, we just can’t turn our device off. Rather than accept hopelessness, we should search for solutions. Apps are usually the best way to reduce battery drain, and can be used on just about any device. We’ve found one that is simple, works great, and best of all… free!
The deep sleep battery saver app is probably the most robust of its kind. Essentially, it puts your device into hibernation when the screen is off. All connectivity is halted until you wake up the screen and unlock your phone (the way you always do, no tricky unlock feature here). There is a free version with a few presets, like slumber which puts your device to sleep as described above. Others, like “aggressive”, hibernate the device for a few hours, then turn the signal on for a few minutes to download messages.
In hibernation, the alarm clock and call functions work, so you’ll never oversleep or miss a call. I’ve been testing this on my Nexus 4, and am pleasantly surprised. Whereas I would normally struggle to get through a day on a single charge, I’ve now been able to get two days battery life routinely, with a max of almost four days.
There are many other battery saver apps, but DS is easy to use, less fussy than many others, and does a solid job. The basic version has some great customization options, which let you better manage your battery by choosing the times of day (and days) you want the settings active. This is particularly advantageous for those of us who have a pretty set routine to life, and know when we can and can’t check our device. There is a pro version of the app which lets you customize the individual app settings to suit your needs, and better manage your battery.
If you’ve got your device rooted, or are interested in doing so, a custom ROM can help with battery life. Many custom ROMs will help with essential battery functions, because they tend to strip away all the unnecessary fussiness of stock ROMs and skins. By choosing a ROM that best suits your needs, and a theme that doesn’t suck juice with things like live wallpaper, you could end up saving a lot of battery life and getting a device makeover! Why do I feel like I just came up with a new idea for a reality show?
If you’re interested, check out CyanogenMod or Paranoid Android. They’re two of the largest ROM developers, and have some excellent products. They also have a stellar support community, so if you need help, just ask. As always, be safe before you make any changes to your device and make sure you’re not violating any warranty or insurance language in your contracts.
Sometimes, things just happen. We run out of juice… maybe we forgot to charge the device, or maybe we just used it a bit more than we thought we would. However it happens, not having our device when we need it sucks. If this sounds like something you may run into, or currently do, a backup battery pack may just be your best option.
On test are two options from New Trent, the Easypak and the iCarrier. The Easypak is a 7,000mAh pack, while the iCarrier is a monster 12,000mAh pack. While all battery packs may seem the same, these two are very different from one another.
Of the two, the Easypak is meant more as a portable solution. It’s a slim design with two ports, one for tablets (2.1A) and one for phones (1A). There are also two pre-existing cables, a USB meant for charging the Easypak (it was possible to use a wall plug from a Galaxy Nexus), and a micro USB meant for charging your device. Charging was fairly quick, and of course slowed down with more than one device charging at the same time. Charging a Nexus 4 & 7 simultaneously was a breeze, and was finished in about 2 hours. It also had enough juice left over to charge the Nexus 4 to about half two days later.
A bit heftier than it’s cousin, the iCarrier is a daunting 12,000mAh battery pack. Unlike the Easypak, it charges via a DC cable and power source. It has two ports, with no pre-existing cables present. If you will be in need of charging a phone 5-6 times on the go, this is your best choice. It’s big, it’s powerful, and it performs.
We tend to want it all with our mobile devices. Our desire for a powerful, fast device that lasts all day and night is often at conflict with reality, but it doesn’t have to be. With the methods we discussed here today, you can make your battery last quite a bit longer, and not run out of power while away from a power source. We often think of our devices as toys, but they’re also lifelines. Not being able to make a call at a critical time is a scary thought, and a factor we should consider when thinking about managing our constant drain.
Battery life is partly measured in how many times you charge the device, so extending your battery life also prolongs the life of your device a bit. Buying a new device every year or two is fun, but the diminished capacity of your battery shouldn’t be a factor in a new purchase. We like these options, but if you have another you’d like to add, please do so in the comments section below.
BLU Products has been bombarding the market with plenty of impressive (for their price) smartphones as of late. Following the Tegra 3-powered Quattro line and the rugged Tank 4.5 and friends, the new Life series – the Life One, Life View, and Live Play – is ready to join the company’s growing list of Android offerings.
The three Life models come in different display sizes, so there’s bound to be one that meets your needs. Let’s dust off the good old magnifying glass and see what they pack inside.
BLU Life Play
The smallest of the bunch is the BLU Life Play, as it sports a 4.7-inch display. More of the phone’s specs below:
BLU Life One
Next is the BLU Life One, which comes in an aluminum shell and boasts a 5-inch display with Gorilla Glass 2. Here’s more of its specs:
BLU Life View
If you live by the mantra “the bigger the better”, the BLU Life View won’t disappoint with its 5.7-inch screen. At only 8.9 mm, the View is pretty thin as well considering its monstrous display. Fest your eyes on the View’s specs:
The BLU Life series of smartphones will hit various online stores, such as Amazon, in late April and they will be offered unlocked for 9. See anything that catches your eyes?
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For some of the growing BlackBerry Z10 owner base battery life has been a concern. Some folks say the battery has been fine while others say they’ve not been overly pleased with it. In any case, the latest OS update for the BlackBerry Z10 was noted to have over 60 battery optimizations in it and as such there has been an ongoing thread in the CrackBerry forums discussing whether or not folks are seeing improved battery life.
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When it comes to sending your files to the cloud, are you more of a Dropbox person? Even if you say yes, you wouldn’t want to miss the fantastic promotion that its competitor, Box, is currently offering. For a limited time only, Box is giving new users free 50GB of cloud storage space.
Despite the banner on the website, the registration is open to everyone. You don’t have to be the owner of certain devices – all you have to do is sign up and that’s it! Best of all – you’ll get to keep all your files in the cloud for life.
Note that if you don’t register through the link, you’ll only get a measly 5GB storage. If you’re wondering if there’s any catch to the offer, as far as we can tell there really isn’t. But from what we understand, the maximum size that you can upload per file is limited to 250MB, which should be more than enough for many.
What are you waiting for? Hit the link now before the online storage giveaway ends. Once you do, don’t forget to grab the Box app for Android as well.