4 Brick and Mortar Stores with Awesome Mobile Apps

You may be used to navigating your favorite bookmarked online shopping apps—such as RedLaser and Amazon—to compare prices between popular retailers and even emerge with shipped deals at a fraction of the initial cost! But what about those of us who would prefer to shop and eat from brick and mortar retailers in our own city?

The good news is that there are some really good smart phone applications for brick and mortar retailers and restaurants that won’t have you hunched over a computer for hours on end and never venturing outside of the house. The following 4 brick and mortar apps put you in contact with great retail and fast food services right in your own neighborhood…

Brick and Mortar Apps

1. Old Navy (Free – for iPhone, iPad and Android)

Did you know that the Old Navy app is magic? It’s true; when you use the brick and mortar stores mobile application, just click on the Old Navy logo and you’ll unlock shopping convenience and deals galore! You also have a wealth of retail information right at your fingertips—including the nearest Old Navy location near you, links directly to Old Navy Pinterest pages, which will help you get inspired for the upcoming season with stylish, new pin-worthy duds that other Old Navy fans are raving about. Also, when you snap any Old Navy logo, either in a store location, on a shopping bag, online, or on television, you’ll instantly receive a deal, game, or shopping code to use at your neighborhood Old Navy store. (You can also find a list of Old Navy coupons on the site as well.)

2. Domino’s Pizza (Free – for iPhone and iPad)

You can now use your mobile phone to order a piping hot pizza pie. And trust me, on a Friday, after a busy day at work, everyone loves the fact that I can place a cheap and convenient Domino’s order using my smart phone and have it reach home just as I pull in the drive way (there is a status bar in the app that shows you exactly what is going on with your pizza – order received, pizza being made, pizza in the oven, pizza being inspected and pizza being delivered!). With the Domino’s app you can order from more than 5,000 locations across the U.S., read the national menu, clip virtual coupons, and even set your preferences so your personal information is saved and you next order is one-click to pizza pie!

3. Home Depot (Free – for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile)

How sexy can a home improvement store app be? The answer is very. Home Depot’s app offers a ton of features you’d likely never even thought to look for. You can buy on the app and pick up in store, get store maps and aisle finders and even do bar code scanning. They also offer tools to convert measurements and calculate needed materials. The shopping list feature allows you to decide what you need at home, add it to the mobile app and then use it to find everything you need in the store. Fixing your kitchen sink this weekend? Figure out what you need, head to their plumbing supplies section and tick off everything you need in the app!

4. Target (Free – for iPhone, iPad, and Android)

With Target text alerts, you’ll never miss an exclusive in-store deal or coupon for your favorite Target store location. Plus, you can find the nearest store to your current location, check the availability of in store items, refill prescriptions, and much more—all from your mobile device. Also, be sure to check out this handy guide to deciphering Target deals – it’s a must read!

6 Best Android Smartphones of 2012 That Created a Benchmark.

Looking for a high-end smartphone to suit your needs and that can beat your boredom; the best option, as we all know, is to get an Android smartphone for yourself. But almost all the phone manufacturers roll out different Android operated phones so it becomes hard to decide which smartphone to go for.

android smartphones

So today I am trying to bring a list of 6 of the best Android smartphones on the planet right now. These smartphones though being heavy on your pockets delivers power-packed performance and are the best return for your your money.

Android is very popular because of two main reasons. The OS is open to almost any app developer in the world. You can make your own app and upload it in the app center and the other reason is its easy availability and comparatively cheap rates.

Best Android Smartphones of 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was one of the most awaited and the most hyped smartphone that rolled out in 2012. But once it came in the market, it was all praises and it truly lived up to the hype created. Its successor S2 created a benchmark too tough to cross, but the day S3 hit the market, it was sure that all the records are about to get smashed. Powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, the smartphone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The device is a big one, with a 4.8 inch HD super AMOLED touchscreen. A great smartphone with which you can reap the benefits of 4G.-

HTC One X

HTC One X

HTC is known for making touch screen phones powered by Android operating system. HTC’s flagship One series boasts of one of the best Android smartphone on this planet. HTC One X is a super slim smartphone powered by a quad core processor and has one of the best cameras. The HTC One X runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a superb 4.7 inch that shows off the sleek design that makes it one of the best Android smartphones right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Here is one phone I am trying to buy. Hope I can soon get my hands on it. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – the name is enough. The Note 2 comes with a massive 5.5-inch 1280×720 AMOLED display and an accurate S-Pen. The massive screen can give you great experience when you play free android games or even paid ones. Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and a 2 GB RAM, the smartphone is no less than a laptop or computer. It can handle multi-tasking with super ease. It truly is one of the best smartphone today.

Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4 can be put up to S3 in terms of clarity and vibrancy. The latest Nexus sports a 4.7 inch IPS display. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that takes care of its performance and the device also comes with a feature of wireless charging. The Nexus 4 gets many benefits as the name Google is attached to it and also it comes with a unique feature where you can take 360 degree photos. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Sony Xperia Arc S

Sony Xperia Arc S

Sony has been side-lined by the recent heavy launches in the Android category; but it looks like Sony wants to be back in the race and here it is. The Sony Xperia Arc S smartphone, running on Android 2.3 (upgradeable to 4.0), has an iPhone-inspired design, a 4.3-inch touchscreen that has the feel of Sony’s Bravia screen technology. There’s a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities and the device is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual core processor.

Motorola Razr Maxx

Motorola Razr Maxx

Motorola recently revived its iconic Razr line, it aims at solving the biggest loophole of a smartphone – its low battery life. The Motorola Razr Maxx powers up by a 3300 mAH battery that gives it a 17 hours and 40 minutes of talk time. With the 4.3 inch super AMOLED screen, 8 megapixel camera and a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the Razr Maxx has all the qualities of being in the list of best Android smartphones.

So What’s Your Pick?

So here is my list of the 6 best Android smartphones of 2012, that are currently the best on the planet. Do you think the list is missing any smartphone or are you not happy as your favorite isn’t listed in it? Mention your favorite smartphone in the comments and let me know or it.

Tips on Android Usability Testing [Infographic]

Tips on Android Usability Testing Infographic

     Android, Android, Android. This amazing mobile operating system is truly a hit among smartphone lovers worldwide. And it should be because it is the best mobile OS (according to me). There are many posts published about Android here on this blog. And now I have brought an amazing yet informative and a very nice Infographic depicting the Usability Testing Tips of Android. You can easily know, using this tips, whether your Android device is working fine or not ??

     There are many of such Infographics published on my blog. You could surely have a look at them. They are all amazing.

Android Usability Testing Tips :-

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3 Simple tips to Utilize your Smartphone’s battery life effectively.

tips to increase battery life
       Becoming an owner of a smartphone has become a necessity for most of us. There is a simple reason behind the great demand of smartphones. That reason is that these small devices can do virtually everything that a computer can do. As a result, the popularity of Android and iOS increasing and thus more and more people are willing to get their hands on such wonderful smart devices. 
        It is so amazing to have a smartphone in your hand, but there is one short-coming of these devices. You too will agree with me. And that shortcoming is its battery life. The battery life of such smartphones is very very low. If you use it continuously, you will surely get frustrated as the battery will fall at a very low level. But we can try to cope up with it. Here I am going to give some tips regarding the utilization of battery life. Using this tips, you want see a large difference in the battery life but surely you will be able to witness a considerable amount of change.

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1) Turn Off 3G Network when its not necessary :-

    Using 3G will give you super-fast and blazing Internet speed but at the same time it consumes about double the battery life compared to the normal network. So whenever you are not using the Internet services or your phone is on stand-by mode, turn the 3G network off. Always try to keep your device in the normal netowrk mode as the battery usage is much less in normal network compared to the 3G network.

2) Control the brightness of your phone :-

     This aspect of your device effects the battery life much than any other thing. Yes, the brightness of your phone consumes the most amount of the battery. If you keep the brightness level to the maximum level, than your battery won’t give as much performance as you are expecting. I suggest everyone to keep the brightness level to point one because even at that level, all the phone functions are clearly visible even in the sunlight. So try to keep the brightness level as low as possible and see a major difference in the battery life.

3) Uninstall useless Apps :-

     I have seen in many smartphones that there are a number of apps installed having the same functionality. Why to install more apps when only one can do the work ?? Remove such useless apps and keep only the best. Also remove apps which demand Internet connection. This will not only increase your battery life but also your memory space will increase.

Summary :-

   By implementing the above points, I am sure you will see a significant change in your battery life. I hope that the above article will help you. If I missed out on some point then please let me know via comments. 
  
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Android v/s IOS [Infographic]

Android v/s IOS

      With the great dominance of IOS in the smartphone world and the fast growing popularity of Android, the security of these leading operating systems is a topic of concern. Many aware people keep this point in mind whenever they opt for a smartphone. Today I have found out a very nice Infographic that will let you know about the security of Android and IOS and also their strengths and weaknesses.

Read : War of the smartphones – Android v/s Iphone

Android vs iOS infographic

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