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Samsung Galaxy Mega Unboxing

Checking out the latest Samsung Galaxy mega phablet, and seeing how it stacks up against its smaller brother, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Since I’ve got a taste of the larger Android phones, it’s hard to go back to the smaller iPhone 5. I got the opportunity to review the new Samsung Galaxy Mega, a 6.3 Inch phablet from, and I must say, this joint is massive, even when sitting next to the already huge Galaxy Note 2.

I decided to do a quick Un-boxing video that quickly turned into a side by side with the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy Note 2.

What do you think – who did Samsung have in mind when it created the Galaxy Mega phablet?

Press Release

Terrance GainesSamsung Galaxy Mega Unboxing

Tablet Productivity – Change Ya Game Up!

To bring your laptop or not to bring your laptop? That is the question.

I’ve been hearing that many people are have a difficult time justifying the purchase of a tablet. They want one, but can’t find it in them to fork over the dough to buy one.

If they already have a tablet, they can’t productive uses for it outside of watching movies…and letting the kids run around with it. Which is fine, but again, but most people envision doing everything with their tablet.

A colleague of mine calls the iPad “The most gloriously unnecessary device you must have”

I love my iPad and manage to get a lot done with it. So I’ve decided to “walk the walk” and keep my laptop at home this year for the Blogging While Brown Conference. Check out my tablet productivity and see if some of these tips can help you justify a tablet.

Terrance GainesTablet Productivity – Change Ya Game Up!

[Infographic] Why Does My Mobile Device Battery Suck?

It’s amazing what our mobile devices can do. They do so much that I can’t live without my smartphone our society has started to grow somewhat dependent on them. As a side effect, we have grown accustomed to knowing exactly where all the power outlets are located during our daily routine in the excellent chance that the battery is going to die…cause it’s gonna die.

To combat “mobile battery fatigue” you can make sure you have an extended battery charged up on your person at all times. Or you can invest in one of those clunky smartphone battery cases that takes away all the secksyness of your device. You can even do what I did one day (just one day) and let the battery die.

It’s just strange that with all the technological advancements in mobile displays, connectivity & speed, cameras, apps, etc. why has mobile battery innovation lagged behind? Is it because getting into the battery game isn’t as glamorus as developing an app that lets me share stuff with people the majority of whom I really don’t care about #JustSayin

The folks at Samsung Semiconductor have published an infographic that highlights its plan to increase battery life with a new mobile memory solution that can lower operating power consumption by 33% and standby power consumption by nearly 90%.

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Until Samsung decides to bless the world with its break-through mobile technology, let me know all the ghetto rigs tips & tricks you use to keep your device charged throughout the day.

Terrance Gaines[Infographic] Why Does My Mobile Device Battery Suck?

Let Your Battery Die To Live


Smartphone Entry via WordPress app for iPhone

Last night, I went to the Startup Rally in Atlanta. It was an event to recognize and support local tech entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Some groups were pitching, others were demoing their product/idea expo-style. Others (like me) were there to support and spread the word on the booming startup culture in the south.

I fully planned on taking some pics, shooting some video, and spreading the love on my social networks. The only issue was, I left my charging cable and extended battery in my other bag, so by the time I got to the event, my smartphone’s battery was “low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low”. I could only use my smartphone sparingly.

I had no choice but to stick my phone in my pocket for the majority of the event. You know what happened? I actually paid attention, learned about some cool companies on the come up, and did some impressive networking.

Normally, most of the night’s festivities would have went in one ear and out the other while I was tweeting, Instagramming, and trying to figure out the best way to save a contact’s information digitally. I retained most of the information simply because I wasn’t distracted by my gadgets.

My whole schtick is show people how to live the “Digital Lifestyle” but every now and again, you just have to unplug and open your eyes and ears to what’s going around you.

So every once in a while, let your battery die, so that you can live.

Yes, that was corny, but you get the point.

Terrance GainesLet Your Battery Die To Live