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De Cat Palace – Strangest Tec...

Cat litter boxes are getting fancy and high tech apparently. In the strangest email I've received this week, a product called De Cat Palace is curre...

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Lenovo Makes New Product Announceme...

Just ahead of CES 2016, Lenovo has sent a teaser email with some new commercial product announcements, including new premium X1 products and Think dev...

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The World’s Smallest, Wireles...

Earin are being touted as the world's smallest, wireless headphones. They will be shown off at the ShowStoppers event next week during CES. Earin...

TAG Heuer Connected

TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch

Let me start with admitting this... I am a watch snob. I really like expensive watches, and not just for the name brand, but I prefer the styling an...

De Cat Palace – Strangest Technology Email Received

De Cat Palace
Cat litter boxes are getting fancy and high tech apparently. In the strangest email I’ve received this week, a product called De Cat Palace is currently on Indiegogo and integrates a high speed litter box with an app for your smartphone.

This litter box would include an air purification system, scratching pad, and food and water bowls. If you want to be a part of this, go check out their Indiegogo campaign and participate to make it a reality.

Lenovo Makes New Product Announcements Ahead of CES 2016

Lenovo X1Just ahead of CES 2016, Lenovo has sent a teaser email with some new commercial product announcements, including new premium X1 products and Think devices.

Products introduced today include:
– X1 Yoga, X1 ThinkPad and X1 Tablet
– ThinkPad T460s, T460, T560, T460p, X260, L460, L560 and X24 Pro
– ThinkPad 13 Windows
– ThinkPad Stack Mobile Projector
– ThinkCentre-in-One 22 and 24
– Lenovo YOGA 900 BE
– MIIX 700 BE

Specs and additional info will be learned as CES 2016 progresses. Stay tuned.

Remember, you can contact us via @LifeOnMyMobile Twitter with questions you have about CES 2016.

The World’s Smallest, Wireless Headphones to Debut at CES

Earin Headphones
Earin are being touted as the world’s smallest, wireless headphones. They will be shown off at the ShowStoppers event next week during CES.

Earin claims that they have a 2.5-3 hour battery life. That can be extended when you use their storage case which also conveniently doubles as a charger. Quality on Earin is still to be seen, and I plan to try and demo them next week at CES. I’ll post more when I can get my hands on them.

Earin is currently retailing for $299.99, and is available at BestBuy.

 

TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch

TAG Heuer Connected
Let me start with admitting this… I am a watch snob. I really like expensive watches, and not just for the name brand, but I prefer the styling and quality.

I personally have a TAG, and let me tell you, I was super excited when this announcement was made.

TAG Heuer has entered the SmartWatch arena! But… It’s primarily an Android Wear device, but a slight catch is that there is an iOS Android Wear app that will also make this watch work with Apple devices. Sorry Windows Phone users… seems you are out of luck.

I will be looking for this watch at CES next week to get more information about it, but in the meantime, you can check out the TAG Heuer Connected website to learn more.

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2016 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas

2016 AT&T Developer Summit
Once again to coincide with CES timing, AT&T is holding the 2016 AT&T Developer Summit from January 2-5, 2016 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

January 2-3 is scheduled to be the Hackathon, and Jan 4-5 is the conference. As in the years past, Life On My Mobile will be present during the keynote session on Janauary 5th to hear the latest and greatest from AT&T. Past keynotes have revealed upcoming devices and projects from AT&T, and I’m sure this year will be no different.

Photos from the event and updates will be sent our via our Twitter account: @LifeOnMyMobile

AT&T Developer Summit

It’s almost time for CES 2016!

CES 2016
Well hello there friends and neighbors. We are days away from the crazy time of year that is CES. A gathering of tech companies and geeks from around the world in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Your staff from Life On My Mobile will be on hand to check out all the latest and greatest in the tech world, and we will pass that information on to you. We may not be the first to get things posted, but it will get done. For quicker updates, please follow our Twitter account at @LifeOnMyMobile.

AT&T To End Contract Phone Plans

In a move that is not too surprising AT&T will be ending its program of 2 year contracts and subsidized phones according to internal documents obtained by Engadget on January 8th 2016.

T-Mobile pioneered this sales method and it has been one of many offerings that has shot them to success in the past few years.

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AT&T will still be offering phones via their installment / lease plan called Next which allows interest free financing of devices with multiple upgrade options. You of course still have the option of buying a device outright or bringing your own.

Not everyone will be happy with this change, there are still many people who are stuck on paying $99 or $199 every two years, getting a new phone and locked into a contract for another 2 years. These users see this as a great deal but what they are missing is they are actually spending more for the device because of the plans inflated prices over the course of two years.

In addition, switching to these new, lower priced, non-contract plans will result in users losing their “unlimited” data plans.

For some it is going to be a mixed bag of good and bad, but for the majority of users you should save money and have a little more freedom to hop to a new carrier. Let’s hope Verizon and AT&T grab onto a few more ideas from their competitors and make the wireless landscape more competitive with even more features for users.

Amazon Cloud Drive Introduces Unlimited Storage

clouddriveWith the continual drop in costs of storage and bandwidth, Amazon has introduced unlimited storage for their Cloud Drive product. This new offering comes in at a very affordable $60 a year.

I have been a user of Box and Dropbox for years and have never ventured into Amazon’s cloud offering but this new pricing may convince me to make the jump. Like other industries this major shift in pricing should force the hands of companies like Dropbox to lower their prices to make themselves more competitive.

“Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,” said Josh Petersen, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive. “With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don’t need to worry about storage space—they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music, and files in one convenient place.”

Plan details:

  • Unlimited Photos Plan (free 3-month trial, then $11.99 per year—equivalent of less than $1 per month): Store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive without worrying about taking up space on phones, cameras, or other devices. Customers can upload existing collections and store all future photos taken. This plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.

 

  • Unlimited Everything Plan (free 3-month trial, then $59.99 per year—equivalent of less than $5 per month): Store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.

 

You can signup for a three month free trial via this link: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/