Category Archives: Mobile

iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (MSI GS70) Gaming Notebook Review

MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own game and produced both a more desirable and more affordable Blade. iBuyPower sent over their version of MSI's GS70, dubbed the Battalion M1771, and it's an almost surprisingly fantastic piece of gaming kit.


    







cClean Attaches a Screen Cleaning Wipe to Your Mobile Device

cClean Attaches a Screen Cleaning Wipe to Your Mobile Device

It’s easy enough to get smudges off your phone or tablet with a wipe, but you generally won’t have one with you at all times unless it’s attached to your phone. If you pick up a cClean, it is.

The cClean is just a little rounded rectangle with no-residue adhesive on one side and an antibacterial wiping cloth on the other. You just stick it to the back of your mobile device and pull it off to clean the screen when needed.

These specific wipes are sold by the Container Store. I have a couple and they work quite well. That said, I found a cheaper alternative over at Amazon. While I’m not sure if they meet the same quality standards, they do seem to be a better deal.

cClean Portable Screen Cleaner ($4.50 for 2) | The Container Store

Sticky Cleaner Polka Dot ($4 for 6) | Amazon

Spotify gives tablets on-demand streaming, phones playlist streaming

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After rumors earlier this week, Spotify announced new music streaming capability for mobile devices Wednesday, with the full on-demand service extending only to iPads and Android tablets. Ad-supported users on tablets will now be able to pick and choose which songs to play instead of being restricted to Spotify-directed radio streams.

The new self-directed streaming feature notably excludes ad-supported users on smartphones. However, Spotify also announced that ad-supported users will now be able to stream their own playlists as well artists’ catalogs of their own choosing, though they must be played on shuffle and will still be sprinkled with ads. $9.99-per-month subscribers retain the exclusive ability to play those playlists and catalogs offline on their smartphones, as well as the ability to select songs for on-demand play.

At the announcement event, Spotify reasoned that the tablet app’s functionality should be more like that of the PC app, given that PC sales and ownership are declining while tablet ownership is rising.

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Ting’s New Calculator Uses Your Bill to Show You How Much You’ll Save

Ting's New Calculator Uses Your Bill to Show You How Much You'll Save

Ting, one of our favorite alternative cellphone carriers, just unveiled a new savings calculator that uses your current cell phone bill to figure out how much you’d save by switching. Plus, they’re giving out $5 Starbucks gift cards if you use it.

The promotion is all about saving money and "free coffee," as it were. If you’re a current Verizon Wireless or AT&T customer, you can use the new savings calculator to log in to your account, and let the tool scrape your past three wireless bills to see how much voice, data, and texts you used and how much they cost. Once Ting knows how much you’re spending and what you get, the calculator will show you how much you’ll save—if anything—by switching to Ting (which, remember, is an MVNO on Sprint’s network).

For your trouble, you’ll get a $5 Starbucks gift card (a free cup of coffee.) If you’re a current customer, they’ll give you a $10 credit to your Ting account if you take a friend out for coffee, tell them why they should switch, and then send them your receipt. If you don’t have Verizon or AT&T, well, the savings calculator still works for you, but it can’t scrape your current bills (and no coffee for you, sadly.) Hit the link below to give it a try.

Savings Calculator | Ting