Facebook Messenger: Standalone App Will Attract More Users?

The hunt for THE universal, cross-platform messaging app just got a little more confusing now that Facebook has released its own messenger for iPhone and Android. If Facebook can pull off what BlackBerry Messenger or the upcoming iMessenger for iOS wants to accomplish, messaging buddies regardless of the device they’re using may have just gotten easier.

Google+ Now Supports iPad and iPod Touch

GooglePlus-iPad.png Remember when Steve Jobs first announced the “Magical” iPad tablet that could run iPhone apps in addition to apps specifically built for the iPad? Well, that wasn’t the case for the new Google+ app that in addition to Apple being slow on approving the app for the iPhone, has just recently received an update that will allow it to run on the iPad and iPod Touch.

Stampt App: Loyalty Cards on Your iPhone

With the Stampt app, you can keep your loyalty cards on your smartphone for easy stamping and redeeming of loyalty points. Simply find your favorite business in the apps directory, scan the in-store QR code with the app after every purchase, and your digital loyalty card is automatically updated…

Refreshed Gmail Mobile for iOS and PlayBook Emulates Native Apps

There is a new paradigm brewing in mobile app development – More and more native apps are starting to resemble the web and web apps are striving to feel more native. Such is the case the newly updated Gmail Mobile web mail client for iOS and BlackBerry Playbook.

Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week Live for iPhone

The Discovery Channel has released the Shark Week Live app that offers real-time entertainment on your iOS device that corresponds with the live programming all this week…

Hire a Gopher with TaskRabbit and get help Getting Things Done

TaskRabbit is a new service/mobile app that let’s you post a task, and have “TaskRabbits” bid on how much they will do the task for.

Powermat Dual 1850 Backup Battery for Mobile Devices – Review

…I REALLY can’t afford any “2% battery remaining” messages from my smartphone. Sure, I could hunt out a wall outlet at every chance I get, but in most cases, I’m not the only one needing “juice”. So there is a good chance that all the outlets are already used up…AND it’s just lame preying to the wall outlet Gods hoping they can spare some power to save your device from turning into expensive pocket decor.

So, I have invested in a Powermat Power! Dual 1850 Rechargeable Backup Battery (Read: I had to pay for it myself)…

Essence Music Festival Tech – The Recap

I am STILL debriefing myself from the 2011 Essence Music Festival. Before I begin, I just wanted to take the time to send a shout-out to the group who invite me, and organized my trip.

Now the brown-nosing is over, just wanted to take the time out to do a quick recap of all that I experienced during the festival…from a tech perspective of course!

Essence Music Festival Smoothie Production

Some behind the scenes footage of McDonald workers preparing free McCafe smoothies for the 2011 Essence Music Festival Attendees…

Essence Music Festival Tech – Why I’m Here

Just taking some time this morning to do a quick blog from the lobby of my hotel (Since they have such a nice computer setup). If you’ve been following @BrothaTech for the past day, I will be tweeting from the 2011 Essence Music Festival (hashtags: #EMF2011 #EMFJunke11). I will also be taking pictures and posting video during the event as well…