Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Android Commands 83 Percent of the Smartphone Market

December 15, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo Android-the-industry-cosign-83_zps0df3e6dd.pngAccording to ZDNet, Android is controlling the smartphone market as they sold an extra 45 million phones to increase its market share to 83.1 percent. Smartphone sales grew by 20 percent to 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner research published today (Monday). Total mobile phone sales remained flat at 456 million units, as sales of feature phones fell by 25 percent.

Apple’s iOS also did well, increasing its market share from 12.1 to 12.7 percent with sales up by about 8 million units. Read more…


New Dating App For Black Professionals

August 26, 2014 Leave a comment


— MELD App, an app geared towards dating discovery for black professionals, is now available on the App store for IOS devices. —

Nationwide ( — MELD App is a dating mobile app designed exquisitely for the black professional. It aims to connect and to bring together sophisticated single black professionals on one platform for romantic discovery.

These days there is a plethora of mobile dating apps for those who are single and looking to discover romance. While many have found quality matches on these platforms, black single professionals have not been as lucky. Various studies have shown that matching success rates for single black professionals on these platforms are very low despite high engagement rates. Read more…

JONES MAGAZINE RELEASES THEIR WINTER 2013 HOLIDAY ISSUE – The Most Diverse Fashion & Beauty Shopping Guide Now Available In Both Print And Digital Editions!

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment



The Most Diverse Fashion & Beauty Shopping Guide Now Available In Both Print And Digital Editions!

(NEW YORK, NY December 5, 2013) Jones Magazine, the premiere multicultural beauty bible and fashion shopping guide, is unveiling their Winter Holiday 2013 print and digital editions just in time for holiday shopping sprees and party hopping/planning.
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Sony Xperia Ion Review

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment

We managed to snag us a Sony Xperia Ion and played with it for a bit this week. The phone came out on AT&T the end of June and many people are wondering how it stacks up with some of the other devices in AT&T’s stable. Read on to find out!

As usual, I’ll be breaking down the review on the points I liked and the issues I didn’t feel comfortable with or wish could be changed.


  • Form Factor

As soon as I pulled this puppy from my pocket, no less than two people around me approached me to ask me what type of phone I had. I gladly told them what it was and what I was doing with it. I was really surprised, because I don’t usually get that strong of a reaction when I’m holding a phone. Granted, it could have been dumb luck, but I can definitely see why someone might be intrigued with this device. It really does have a sleek, elegant beauty to it – yet you can tell it’s functional. Sony has a way of making electronic devices look and feel really high-grade and the Ion is no different. there is nothing flimsy about this phone which I find really important if I’m going to spend a couple hundred on any piece of equipment.

Sexual responsibility reaches new heights with iPhone app Chec-Mate™

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIf you could share your current STD status with someone instantly through your phone or other application device, would you?

STFree introduces the new Chec-Mate™ application; the world’s first and only Smartphone application developed for the iOS and Android device that will allow you to verify, share or exchange your recent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening dates and results instantly, securely and confidentially.

Chec-Mate™ is the brainchild of Eli Dancy, founder of STFree Certifications Inc. and creator of the unprecedented Safe Sex License, which is recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “We are excited that advancements in technology have provided us with an opportunity to be the first to provide the world a secure platform to safely exchange lifesaving information” says Dancy.

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Sony Xperia PLAY 4G Review

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment


We got a chance to check out the Xperia PLAY 4G for the last few weeks and I’ve definitely got some opinions on the phone. Read further to find out what they are!


  • Design

When looking at the phone, it honestly looks like a business device. The chrome and shiny back really look sleek. The 4″ screen doesn’t look over-sized and it’s not a device you would be ashamed to pull out on the train or around others. You really can’t tell that this device is meant for gaming until you slide out the game pad.

  • Software Tweaks

Sony has skinned Android Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich’s predecessor) and overall its pretty nice. It’s mostly visual tweaks like widgets and the way you get around the app-tray. None of these tweaks are groundbreaking but they add some extra pizzazz.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus First Impressions

December 30, 2011 Leave a comment

By Courtenay Escoffery

I got the chance to play around with the Galaxy Nexus for a few moments and I must say that sucker is fast. Really fast! I was zipping along through all the apps and opening and closing and swiping – it was all such a breeze. By now, you know all the specs already. The screen was pretty large and the fact that there are no buttons really made a difference in the screen size since Samsung was able to capitalize on the extra space. The glass was indeed curved, but you had to look for it. It wasn’t hugely noticeable. The device felt really solid, but I can’t stand that flimsy back cover that Samsung has been adding as of late, but it did cut the weight down. I didn’t mind it so much since the device itself was so sturdy.

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Musings on the GALAXY Nexus

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

So Samsung and Google just announced the Galaxy Nexus and below are my thoughts on the device which will ship with Android 4.0 or “Iced Cream Sandwich” if you will. Let me be the first to say that I liked the code name “Nexus Prime” much better than Galaxy Nexus. I suppose Samsung had to get some branding recognition since Google seems to be using them as the handset maker of choice for their pur-bread Android experience.

That said, there are a few things that I’m excited about: Read more…

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