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Best Gadgets of 2012

best gadgets of 2012

On the first day of 2012, BBC News published an article about the most wanted gadgets in 2012.  The list includes updated Nokia Lumia, Apple upgrading its iPod with a thinner and bigger screen, Sony smart phones, Xbox 720 (became Xbox One actually), Playstation 4, new Nintendo Wii, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mass Effect 3.

After the year has passed, let us take a look at the best gadgets of 2012.  Does the list include gadgets enumerated by BBC News? Read on.

According to resources online, the bestselling electronic gadgets on are Kindle readers.  It holds the top four positions with the Tom Tom GPS coming in fifth and the Apple iPod 8g coming in sixth.  This information proves that people are still into reading.  The Tom Tom GPS gadget on the other hand is an indication that people are buying technology that helps them in their everyday life.  The Apple iPod 8g affirms what BBC reported in their most wanted list.

The bestselling phones of 2012 (overall) on the other hand so far are the following – Samsung Galaxy Note, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy SII, Blackberry 9900, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Asha 300, and Sony Xperia Ray.  While Nokia has somehow managed to pose a threat in the mobile phone market, there is no doubt that Samsung remains the strongest brand in this gadget category.  Let us find out if the divorce between Sony and Ericsson will yield positive results for both brands.

BBC News excluded specific electronic gadgets like digital cameras in their list. Anyway,  the Panasonic Lumix series is the bestselling brand in this category.  The driving sales factor can be attributed to several features of this brand and its models.  For example, Panasonic Lumix TS3 has the latest technology to capture high resolution images for underwater shots and other solid features like shock, dust, and water proof.  If you want high definition images, then go for Panasonic Lumix FZ45 which can capture movie and picture images at high speed range.

Other bestselling electronic gadgets also include electronic pointers, speakers, computer accessories, and other stuffs.  Here, you won’t find brands like Nokia, Sony, and Samsung.  Rather, you will find Boogie Board LCD writing tablet, Optical finger mouse, Portable Sphere speakers, SMW Green Laser Pointer, power adapters, USB cable charging devices, wireless controllers for PS3, Smart pens, and network media players as some of the brands and products electronic consumers are buying in 2012.

Electronic manufacturers won’t stop; they will continue to launch new products of the latest models with up to date technological features embedded as well as upgrading of current lines with more sophisticated tools and applications.  This will alter the total sales make-up of the electronic industry for the years to come.  With aggressive promotional tools, popular brands like Sony, Nokia, and Samsung will ward off threats from rivals like Blackberry, Apple, and Nintendo.  Really, the race for technological supremacy has never been exciting and electronic consumers are just too happy to accept the latest with open arms this 2013.

4 Activities Performed by a Smartphone Monitoring App

smartphone monitoring app

Smartphone is a next generation technology device that has brought the whole communication regime into the hands of the user. Be it a phone call, video call, voice recorder or even a  browser, each and every mode of communication is now made available to the smartphone user at a cost for as low as $100.

But one must also know that there are such facilities available in the market that can put the smartphone activities under scan. There is a plethora of services offered by such spy software providers that can put a smartphone user under surveillance, that too without his or her knowledge.

Cell phone spyware is one such software company that has been able to intrude into the privacy of smartphone users. The software produced by them works stealthily and there is no concept called ‘out of sight-out of mind’ applicable to those smartphones that are tracked using this application. This application is quite easy to download and data, as detailed as a life-story, is made available to the software user round the clock.

Some of the mind-blowing activities performed by a smartphone monitoring app are:

1. Text message tracking. Every character and image sent through the smartphone on surveillance is under the scrutiny of the mobile monitoring app user. Deleting the content has no meaning as historic data is also made available to the app account holder in a categorized manner.

2. Conversation tracking. A call between two people is not restricted to the two of them anymore. All words spoken as well as sounds from the surrounding area where you are using the smartphone are no more a secret for the mobile phone monitoring app user.

3. Mobile controlling. The app user is able to control the smartphone under surveillance from a remote location. The user can send secret commands to the target the phone through hidden SMS that may alter the functioning of mobile phone completely. Removal and blocking of applications, deletion of contacts and knowing about the login times are some of the functions that can now be performed by spy software user.

4. Cell ID location and task monitor. If there are memos and tasks saved in the target phone, these can also be known. In addition to this, even cell ID can also be located in real time with this monitoring app.


The installation of this software is same as that for any application on a mobile phone. The user is given a separate account to savor all the information from the target smartphone leisurely and the information is also sorted logically to save the time of going through all the content randomly. The user requires only one time access to the target phone to install the app. After the installation, the app starts working in a stealth mode updating all details asked for by the user.

The mobile monitoring app tracker has changed the meaning of mobile communication. Now a days, if you are giving your phone number to somebody, perhaps you are extending your whole world to him unknowingly. Hence, mobile phone tracking itself needs a checking mechanism to ensure that the tracking facility is not being misused and that the privacy of the smartphone user is not at undue risk.

Candy Crash Cheats

candy crush cheats

Everyone’s going loco over Candy Crash, a phenomenal game app as popular as the likes of Plants and Zombies, Angry Birds, and Temple Run. Although it appears to be a simple pairing game where you just mix and match the same candy variety to earn points and accomplish goals, the game actually becomes more challenging as you progress towards each level. You’re lives are also limited that once all of it are used up, you will have to wait for 24 hours before you can play again.

What a bummer, most especially if you are glued at one level and needs to continue playing to move on towards the next and you can’t wait for an entire day just to play again. So what do you do? How far can you go for another try? Will you resort to utilizing Candy Crash cheats? I know I did. 😉

Types of Cheats

The most common cheat is advancing the time at the device used (phone or tablet) to make it look like it’s been 24 hours past since you’ve lost. There are also more complicated cheats which include downloadable software (often applicable only for computers) that can alter the game’s features. You can multiply the number of attempts allowed for a single game to increase your chances of accomplishing the goal. This will also automatically boost your overall score since you have more moves than usual.

Such cheats make me sometimes think that players with abnormally high scores and have passed seemingly impossible level tasks are cheating. But I know I did use such software at some point when playing the game through Facebook. 😉

Game Guides

Maybe not everyone with outstanding scores and uber high levels have cheated. Maybe they have read game guides such as this – Candy Crush Levels Help Guide.

Purchase Lives or Upgrades

If you’re not a fan of applying tricks like the above, you can always buy lives or purchase upgrades. You will need a credit card for this purpose though. And although I admittedly said that I’ve cheated on several occasions, I did make purchases a couple of times. I’ve also availed of several special offers such as inexpensive Facebook credits.

But not all are willing to shell out money (in USD at that) for a game. Others may not have a credit card to use (although a debit card also serves the purpose). Hence, cheats are a Candy Crush gamer’s friend.

So how about you, will you go as far as using Candy Crush cheats to play?