New York Toy Fair 2019: iCaddy

New York Toy Fair 2019: iCaddy

iCaddy is a universal mobile device stand for tablets (including iPad and Kindle Fire) and smart phones. It includes a USB power bank, a charging cable and premium earbuds. All pieces are stored compactly in built-in storage compartments (never lose your ear buds again!) and it’s foldable, so it fits neatly in a backpack. Tablet battery life can be extended by up to 60% while phones can be completely recharged with the powerful 2600mAh battery pack.

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Cosplay Amino: A New Form of Cosplay Networking! (App Review)

Cosplay Amino: A New Form of Cosplay Networking! (App Review)

It has always been hard for cosplayers to social network with one another; most of the time, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr are used. However, with the breakthrough of the Cosplay Amino app for Apple and Android users, it is much easier!

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iPhone 6/ 6 Plus VS Galaxy Note 4 /Edge

These two companies have the best smartphones in the market right now. They’re going toe to toe, coming out with the best technology and the best looking phone.
This fall, Apple and Samsung are launching their two latest toys; well four to be exact. Apple is coming out with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung is coming out with Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
The question everyone is asking is which one they will buy? We have people saying iPhone is the best because it has all the coolest specs, then we have people saying Galaxy is the best because they have the latest specs, but how do really decide on which one you will buy?
I will say 90% of the people purchasing smartphones don’t have a clue on what the specs are and which are really the best for them. They just buy the one they think it’s cool. To be honest I think they just buy to just fit in.
Below you will see all the specs for both smartphones and I’m sure most of you will say ‘Who cares?’ and have already made a decision on which will buy.
All I am going to say is buy what’s good for you, buy the phone you are used to, buy the one you will use all the time, and use all its features. PLEASE don’t buy a phone to just fit in.
The reasons I say this is because both companies are generating so much hype to buy the latest gear and the best tech but not thinking about  if the money we are spending will actually give us something we need. Be smart and don’t let the smartphone be smarter than you.

 iPhone 6/ 6 Plus

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1522 (CDMA), A1524
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1522 (CDMA), A1524
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1524
4G Network LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29) - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA)
LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/38/39/40/41) - A1524
Announced 2014, September
Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating
- Display Zoom
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Card slot No
Internal 16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM

Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB v2.0

Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3'' sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile/blink detection, panorama, HDR panorama, HDR photo
Video 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, optical image stabilization
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

OS iOS 8
Chipset Apple A8
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Radio No
Java No
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- AirDrop file sharing
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- TV-out
- Maps
- iBooks PDF reader
- Audio/video player/editor
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/command
- Predictive text input
Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 384 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play Up to 80 h

Galaxy Note 4/ Edge

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 
Announced 2014, September
Dimensions 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm (5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in)
Weight 174 g (6.14 oz)
  - S Pen stylus
 - Fingerprint sensor

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1600 x 2560 pixels, 5.6 inches (~524 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 
  - curved edge screen
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4 (Exnos), Cat6 (N910S), 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps (N910S), 150 Mbps (Snapdragon) DL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared port Yes
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB Host

Primary 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec.
Secondary 3.7 MP, 1080p@30fps
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450
GPU Adreno 420
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, UV, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio TBC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
  - ANT+ support
 - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
 - Air gestures
 - Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
 - SNS integration
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
 - TV-out (via MHL 3 A/V link)
 - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
 - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
 - Organizer
 - Photo/video editor
 - Document viewer(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
 - Google Search, Maps, G

I-Phone's Face Stealer App

Yahoo Japan recently released an app for the I-Phone called "Face Stealer." The app is design for you to wear someone's face like it's a mask, anything with a face to be precise. Want to have a face that looks like a Lion go ahead, want to have a face of your best friend now you can. Check out the video below for more details. This looks like something that will be enjoyable . No word whether it's for the android yet.


Carpet Ball (App Review)

Carpet Ball is a new Mobile App game available for I-Phone/ I-Pad users. The idea of the game is knock all of your opponents balls off the table. The first one to do this will win. The concept follows the same as pool with a little strategic elements of shuffleboard. Unfortunately while the concept and idea is there, however the execution isn't. For starters in order to enjoy this game, you will need two players with the same I-Phone, and must play over the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. Players must be in the same location and from there put your phones together to create the board. There is really not much to do with Carpet Ball unless you have a friend, the fun factor dies down after a few games, just hit the cue ball to your opponents side until you knock it out. The graphics isn't really the best and it's seems very generic. Unfortunately the app doesn't have much to offer, and the fact you need two phones, a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection and another friend to play is disappointing. With a price tag of $.99 you can try it for yourself and see, but I can't really co-sign this one.

Final Grade D+/4.5