My friends daughter loves one direction and that band has gone on a huge tour this year with tons of concerts at over 117 stops. This will probably be their largest concert tour ever and may only make it to have one more large tour in the next couple years.
They’re all in their early 20′s and are incredibly lucky as they have millions of fans around the world just like Nsync and the other boy bands did a few years ago. However now fans are more connected they they were to the bands a few years ago and everything is very social and updates about the band are instant. Fans are posting videos of concerts online as they’re happening.
She said they broke down in the middle of one concert and busted out a harlem shake edition…the 13 year old girls seem to love it.
It seems like each year there are more and more smartphones being introduced. Last year 2012 had some amazing phones and phone companies managed to max out the specs of the high end smartphones in terms of the screen resolution at 1080p and the video resolution being able to shoot at 1080p.
What could phone manufactures do in 2013 to make the phones be an improvement over 2012 to sell well? It looks like several things are getting upgraded a couple breakthrough technologies too.
First up is the refreshed processors that are being bumped to quad-core vs dual-core. They’re sticking with 2GB of RAM for now which is fine and they’re pushing the on board storage to 64GB-128GB…this is actually needed if you take a lot of video at 1080p….it will eat up GBs fast. You can learn more about the new Verizon phones in 2013 here.
All the phone manufactures are working on better camera picture/video quality, software enhancements overall and the high end models are going with either wireless charging or waterproofing.
Unfortunately so far no company in 2013 has focused on one major issue..the BATTERY LIFE. Yes, please triple the battery life so my phone will last a full day of me doing whatever I want on it and not having to worry about it running down.
Sony has been on the sideline over the last few years when it comes to high end smartphones. However, they’ve recently announced the new Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. These are both running the same quad-core processor and have 2GB of RAM. They also have the same size screen.
The differences are in a couple areas.
The ZL is waterproof for a max of 30 minutes and as you can see by the video below it works well.
The second difference is that the ZL has a removable battery and a physical camera shutter button on the side of the phone that makes taking pictures incredibly fast vs the Z and other smartphones that only have a software shutter release.
The Xperia ZL and Z have different designs and the backs are different.
Jeff Blankenburg does it again with another great 31 day series of tutorials. This time it’s Windows Phone Mango.
31 Days of Mango in eBook Form
In the past, Jeff has done awesome work with his other 31-Day series – such as 31 Days of Silverlight and 31 Days of Windows Phone 7. I recommend any of his 31-Day series posts as well as his blog in general. Jeff always seems to come up with really helpful tips and tutorials.