My NEW fave product!

October 2, 2013 10:41 by Olha
      

My current favorite product that I still cant get over is the custom Gemline Lexi Wristlet Wallet! I love how cute and compact this product is. It allows me to keep my phone, gift cards, credit cards, money and any small items that I need to take along with me. This wristlet is perfect for when I dont feel like dragging my bag that feels like its full of rocks and just keeps weighing me down. Its a great piece, especially for the fashion industry. this also makes for a great holiday gift. Hint - Hint, Holiday season is right around the corner!

 

Might Apple Allow iPhone Trade-ins?

August 28, 2013 04:25 by Brandon
      

It's not even 100 percent certain that Apple will release a new iPhone in the coming months, but major news outlets are already reporting on a possible trade-in program.

The Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post and CBS News all published articles in the past 24 hours about the rumored program, citing sources like 9to5Mac and TechCrunch. How would it work?

According to the Los Angeles Times, "You'll likely be able to get $120 to $200 for 16GB iPhone 4 and 4S models, and around $250 for a 16GB iPhone 5" when you trade in your phone at an Apple store. The funds must then be used toward a new iPhone.

However, Apple may not be prepared to offer you the best deal. CNET editor Dan Ackerman told CBS News that sites like Amazon and Gazelle might still be the better bet.

For advertising specialty companies, a trade-in program could mean a higher-than-usual demand for new promotional products designed to fit the latest iPhone. Be sure to visit Motivators.com for the most up-to-date products.

The Next iPhone: Rumor Roundup

July 31, 2013 04:44 by Brandon
      

It's that time of year again! iPhone rumors have begun swirling around the Internet.

Will Apple hold a keynote this fall? And if so, what will be announced? Let's take a look at the latest intel.

  • Some speculate that the next-generation iPhone will be announced on Friday, Sept. 6. (So mark your custom calendars!)
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been testing larger screens for both the iPhone and iPad.
  • 9to5Mac asserts that iOS 7, which Apple previewed in June, will feature a fingerprint sensor.
  • ABC News reports that iOS 7 will also include "an advanced security feature that will require one's Apple ID and password for a phone to be wiped."
  • Chinese website WeiPhone leaked a photo of what looks like plastic retail packaging printed with the name "iPhone 5C." It's rumored that the C refers to new color options.

Have any other juicy iPhone gossip? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Saved By A Charger

June 18, 2013 06:09 by Sung
      

So I've had my iPhone 4 for about two years now, and my battery seems to drain very fast. I can't even go a whole day without charging it, and I barely even do anything on it. I definitely want my next phone to have an external battery.

Although I'm a long-time iPhone user, I am thinking about joining the Android side. The Samsung S4 has everything I'm looking for in a phone. Bigger screen, faster processor, camera, and battery life.

In the meantime these custom car accessories, such as the USB car charger, keep my phone charged anytime I'm out and about. I won't ever need to worry about my phone running out of battery.

What Can't Your Phone Do? Stay Charged.

June 10, 2013 10:55 by Adam
      

It doesn't matter who you side with -- team Apple, team Android, team Blackberry or even team Windows. If you are like most Americans today, you have a smartphone. That smartphone may actually be smarter than you. Forget about making phone calls; these phones are our cameras, camcorders, GPS, email, text messaging, gaming and Googling devices. It is fantastic.

It is fantastic, that is, until you are in the middle of Manhattan having a wonderful day. You used your phone in the morning to see train times, you used Yelp to find a nice restaurant, you used the GPS to find the best route to get you there and you took pictures of the food. All in all, it's a great day. Except your phone is about to die and you weren't quite ready to end your day. No, the answer is not to sneak a wall charger into the restaurant.

In today's mobile-heavy lifestyle, there are lots of branded cell phone accessories that can charge your phone on the go. Whatever the easiest way is for you to charge, it exists. There are portable battery chargers that you pre-charge, there are chargers that run off AA batteries and there are even chargers that run off solar power.

So, enjoy your meal in the city. Pull out your charger, plug in into your phone before you order and get powered up by dessert. Your phone will have you to your next fantastic new spot in no time. 

 

Twitter Unveils #Music App

April 18, 2013 04:21 by Brandon
      

Although it was released last week to musicians, Twitter's new music app is officially available to all iPhone users today.

According to CNN, "Twitter's new app, which is separate from its primary social network, helps users find music based on the bands and artists they follow." It suggests artists a user might like, making it easy to discover new music. Plus, it even shows users what music the people they're following are listening to. (Look at a screenshot below, courtesy of Twitter.) 

So where does the music come from? The folks at Twitter say it's a mishmash of Spotify, Rdio and iTunes. In fact, iTunes previews will even play automatically within the app. Nice!

Twitter is clearly looking to expand its reach, first with Vine and now with #Music, both of which are separate from the main Twitter app.

High Sierra Plastic Noise Cancellation Headphones

It's time to whip out the headphones and start exploring new tunes!

 

Music to My Ears

March 20, 2013 12:57 by Meryem
      

You don't realize how much you rely on your headphones until you don't have them anymore!

I am an iPhone user and a very dependent one too! I am on it for anything and everything. I also love the headphones that come with it. We always have a few different pairs of headphones at my house. I even exchanged my old ones with my friend for his brand new iPhone 5 headphones that feature a new design. But I cannot find any of them to use. Never realized how much I use them!

When speaking to someone, having headphones is much easier than holding the phone in your hand. I am always listening to music or watching something (mostly my Turkish soap operas on my lunch break) and I need headphone so I do not bother others. Especially driving, and promoting hands-free phone use, having the speaker on is so hard to hear. I definitely needed to get myself a new pair of headphones.

I took some time out on my lunch break today and did a bit of research. I wanted new headphones that were good quality and that would not hurt my ears. Once I saw the Leeds nluetooth stereo headset, I knew I needed them. I placed my order and received them yesterday. I absolutely love them! 

Australian Police Warn: BEWARE OF APPLE!

December 10, 2012 08:26 by Adam
      

When purchasing a new cell phone, there is a lot to think about and a lot to consider. What carrier do I want to be on? What size screen do I want? Do I want a hard keyboard? It's a big decision. Of course, worst case scenario you are stuck with a phone you don't like maybe 2 years and you get a new one, right?

Wrong.

Australian police are warning citizens and tourists alike, to stay away from Apple Maps as using it could be a "potentially life threatening issue." Just to clarify what Australian police are saying, owning an iPhone 5 could kill you. Let me explain.

As anyone in the tech world knows, prior to the release of the newest iPhone, Apple cut ties with the hugely successful Google Maps. For years, thanks to cars chartered by Google around the world, Google Maps have been able to consistently update and correct streets and avenues everywhere. 

Unfortunately, when Apple created their own Maps app, without the years of updates their maps were not accurate. Now this is an inconvenience maybe if you are looking for a new route to work, but it's something completely different when using GPS to travel through dangerous or unknown areas. 

According to Wired.com:

Police in Mildura, Victoria, said they've had to rescue "a number of distressed motorists that were directed off the beaten track” and stranded in Murray-Sunset National Park. Apple Maps places the town about 43 miles (70 km) away from its actual location. It’s a potentially deadly mistake, as the location is in the middle of nowhere — the park has no water supply and temperatures can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius).

If you ask me I would stick with an Android phone to stay with old reliable Google Maps, but that should be no surprise to anyone here at Motivators. Whatever phone you have, make sure you keep it charged and protected with high-quality promotional cell phone accessories

Text Messaging Turns 20

December 3, 2012 04:16 by Brandon
      

It's hard to believe that the first text message was delivered 20 years ago today, but it's true! On Dec. 3, 1992, Neil Papworth typed "Merry Christmas" and clicked send.

Since then, the technology has become a must-have for anyone with a cell phone. And thank goodness -- just think about all the times you've needed to get in touch with someone, but couldn't make a phone call! Indeed, mobile messaging has become a big part of our lives.

iPhone 4/4S Case

But get this: ABC News reports that "in 2012, there is building evidence that text messaging is past its peak." Why? As smartphone ownership continues to increase, email, instant messaging, iMessage and other services have become popular replacements.

Do you still send text messages? If not, what do you use instead?

Insta-who? Meet Cinemagram, Your New Favorite Photo-Sharing App

October 24, 2012 04:45 by Brandon
      

I'm a pretty big fan of Instagram, the app that allows you to turn any boring, old photo into a masterpiece thanks to a collection of pre-made filters. But over the weekend my friends introduced me to a new photo-sharing app that I believe blows its predecessor out of the water: Cinemagram.

You may be wondering, "What the heck is the difference?" Be prepared to be amazed, my friends. Cinemagram allows you to create moving images (or gif animations). Watch this video to see how it works:

As you can see, it's fairly simple to use. As of right now, it's only available for the iPhone, but I'm sure there will be an Android version soon enough. Also check out a Cinemagram I actually made while watching the "Paranormal Activity 4" trailer: 

Pretty creepy, huh?

P.S. The app runs super-fast on the latest iPhone. But be careful! I accidentally dropped mine while trying to shoot a particularly tricky image. (Thank goodness it's protected with my new hardcase for the iPhone 5!)

Custom Imprinted Hardcase for iPhone 5

My New Favorite Maps App: Waze

October 1, 2012 03:47 by Brandon
      

Navigating one's way through Long Island's heavy, westbound a.m. traffic can be tough. And when the iPhone's Google Maps was replaced by Apple's own underwhelming Maps app, the drive became borderline torturous.

Traffic

But there's a new GPS app in town that's about to make life easier for commuters. Over the weekend, I downloaded Waze, which calls itself "a fun, community-based GPS traffic and navigation app."

Here's how it works: Drivers who have Waze downloaded to their device can report traffic, accidents and even police activity on the road. The app uses all of that information to find you the best route to your destination and provides turn-by-turn navigation. Best of all, as road conditions change, the app re-routes.

ABC elaborates: "What makes Waze different is it lets drivers communicate with each other. Wazers can post traffic alerts, warning others in the Waze community about any accidents or hazards that could slow you down."

Do you have a long commute to work every day? If so, give Waze a shot!