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Deflector Mobile is a Retro Asteroid Smashing Game for Windows Phone

Last week, we got a chance to take a look at a classic retro-styled arcade game from Throwback Entertainment called Deflector Mobile. The game has you playing protector of the Earth who must ward off dangers from alien spaceships, asteroids and icy rocks. The game, which is currently available on Windows Phone 8 will also make its way to Windows 8.1 PCs in the coming days. We decided to take this game for a spin and check out its fun factor. Deflector Mobile for Windows Phone Review Deflector Mobile like most good games, starts off with the option to start playing right away or run through a brief tutorial to get a hang of the various control schemes. The tutorial isn’t very lengthy so you can jump right in and swipe this way and that to see how the whole thing plays out. I was initially stranded with one particular…

Microsoft Unveils Universal Mobile Keyboard That Works on Windows, iOS, and Android

Why buy a Bluetooth keyboard that works with just your Samsung Galaxy tab or iPad? After all, for the money you’re paying, why settle for a product that’s exclusive to one device. Its neither convenient nor sensible. And Microsoft has finally realized that remaining exclusive is not the way forward. That’s precisely why they have announced their latest Universal Mobile Keyboard. This smart keyboard will let you to connect to any mobile device, irrespective of its platform and will be available in October for $79.99. Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard source and image credits The Universal Mobile Keyboard makes use of a standard Bluetooth connection to connect to a mobile device. However the mobile device must support the Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) profile for it to work. You can connect the keyboard to a Windows 8.1 device, then use it on an iPhone or iPad and even an Android smartphone…

HP Launches Mobile Friendly Multi Function Printer the HP Color LaserJet Pro M476

Printing used to be a lot easier before the advent of mobile devices. Simply set a few options on the Print dialog and hit Ctrl+P and voila! However, with many of our documents now sitting in the cloud or on smartphones, tablets and phablets, printing has become a little more complicated, especially if its something you want to do it on the go. Enter HP’s latest launch, the new Mopria certified multi-function printer, the HP Color LaserJet Pro M476 that hopes to make printing from your mobile device a lot easier. The Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of some of the top tech companies in the world such as Canon, Xerox, Samsung, HP and others who have come together with the common goal of providing intuitive wireless printing from mobile devices. The HP Color LaserJet Pro M476 image credit The HP LaserJet Pro 476 is obviously the first…

Benefits of Mobile Cloud Computing

In lay man’s terms, cloud technology acts as a huge hard disc which stores an immense amount of data and information in it while at the same time behaves like a processing unit for it also enables the access, control and running of various applications or granting permissions from anywhere on the earth, irrespective of the fact if you have all that data stored in your personal computer or not. It’s so vast that it can store in itself all the major digital libraries, multitudes of encyclopedias and everything else. Gone are the days when cell phones were manufactured and used for the sole purpose of making and receiving calls or sending and receiving text messages. With the recent advances in technology, cell phones have become the prime gadgets for they act as a device which provides a whole lot of other features, thereby eliminating the need of any other…

Most Exciting Mobile Technologies At CES 2014

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is already considered a resounding success by many technology experts. There have been numerous articles and social media posts from visitors to the show touting the exciting and potentially society-changing products on display. One area that almost all critics, professional and amateur alike, agree is that the mobile technologies coming to consumers in 2014 are among the most useful and exciting at CES. For at least the past couple of years, mobile technology has been considered somewhat stagnant, with incremental iterations being released by the major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung and with little in major third party aftermarket innovation. CES 2014 shows that trend is already changing. “2014 will be the year that our mobile devices will finally start to become the multi-purpose, life-enhancing tools we have wanted them to be for years,” said technology expert Jason Hope. Given what we’ve seen…

Mobile Apps That Make an Eco-Difference

How much energy do you burn at home? In today’s industrialized society, energy consumption is a hot topic, so you might be wondering. The residential sector is responsible for 21 percent of the total energy usage in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The history of energy suppliers is a long and complicated one. Consumers can take control of their home energy expenditure, however, with the help of some nifty mobile apps: Mobile Apps That Make an Eco-Difference Kill-Ur-Watts Named the top energy app out there by the Alliance to Save Energy, Kill-Ur-Watts by KeyLogic Systems provides hourly, daily and monthly energy profiles, according to ASE.org. This energy saving tool breaks down usage by key categories. Users know if the bulk of their energy budget is going to heating and cooling, major appliances, or electronics, for example. Kill-Ur-Watts also provides a home energy score based on…

Two Securities To Install Before Gifting A Mobile Device To Your Child

There are numerous reasons why a child should have a mobile phone or device. These devices are fabulous for keeping in touch with your child when they are away from home and for letting them keep in touch with their other friends and family members. In addition, children can greatly benefit from using the internet while mobile for school projects or for finding other important information. However, today’s mobile world can be distressing to parents because of all the threats of bullying, abuse and sexting that are currently trending. This makes it vital for parents to install security software and applications onto any mobile device before gifting it to their child. Securities To Install Before Gifting a Mobile to Kids Location-Based Software Location-based software allows parents to see where their child is on a map. This can be especially helpful for children who walk to school or who attend an…

How Mobile Devices Gamble With Your Secure Data: Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Did you know that more than 718,000 malicious and high-risk apps were uploaded to the Android mobile platform in the first half of 2013? That is double the amount recorded for all of 2012! Mobile malware is on the rise. Are you and your company prepared for a possible attack? You had better be, and soon. Cybercrime is on the way, coming to a smartphone or tablet near you — leaving everything from family vacation photos to your company’s entire database vulnerable to theft or malicious activity. How To Protect Mobile Devices that Hold Your Data BYOD Risks Businesses are increasingly embracing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Perhaps one of the most alarming things about the threats to mobile devices in 2014 is the fact that many organizations are beginning to allow these devices to connect to their networks. Even among those that refuse to permit this connectivity, employees…

Top Mobile Website Templates for a Mobile Friendly Website

Mobile devices are the best companions of the netizens of the present day. We depend on these devices before we wake up until we go to bed. Truly, they have created a special space in our lives and a deep dependency in one form or other. And, today’s smart marketers are taking great advantage of mobile marketing to reach their products and services to the existing and prospective buyers. The plus point is that with several features, such as high-end graphics capabilities, bigger and high-resolution better display, these devices are really bringing life in the mobile web templates portraying product specifications even better. Here we have brought before you 8 best Mobile Friendly Web Templates of all time. Top 8 Mobile Website Templates Duda Mobile Templates Duda Mobile not only offers mobile templates, but it offers a complete range of end-to-end solutions to grow your business in the mobile environment.…

On-Premise VoIP vs. Mobile VoIP Devices: Which One To Go For?

There’s no denying that VoIP has become synonymous with one word – Business. Well, it’s also associated with uncertainty. When entrepreneurs are faced with the need to decide (between on-premise and mobile VoIP systems), they usually end up perplexed and even infuriated. Truth be told, making the right decision is easy. Instead of thinking too much about the complexities of both VoIP variants, it’d be best to simply focus on each system’s most noteworthy features – just read on to learn about them. On-Premise VoIP vs. Mobile VoIP Unrivaled Portability Those who are always on the go or at least aren’t merely dealing with things that happen inside the office would surely appreciate mobile VoIP more than its premise-based counterpart. After all, mobile systems can be used anywhere, as long as there’s a good-enough internet connection (Wi-Fi and 3G are two of the most common connectivity options). It should also…

How To Find Mobile Security Providers

Mobile security is becoming increasingly important, but many people don’t know where the find the best providers for powerful apps that will keep their information and device safe. If you’re running into this dilemma, then it’s time to start looking in the obvious places where providers reside. Not only that, but you’ll learn some helpful tips for identifying the best provider for your needs. How To Find Mobile Security Providers App Marketplace This is one of the best places to find mobile security providers. All of them will have to have their app registered on your mobile operating system’s app marketplace, like the Google Play store or Apple’s App Store. If the app isn’t registered here, then you might be downloading a fake app, which can hurt or even destroy your phone. You just need to use the right search term. For example, searching for “mobile security” or “antivirus” should…

Using your Mobile Device to Access your Computer at Work

In the 21st century the lines defining the workplace are becoming increasingly blurred. As employees we often need access to specific documents or applications on our office computers when we’re on the road; and as employers we expect our staff to be able to complete projects and get at critical resources no matter where they are and what device they’re using. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) has been allowing users to remotely control one PC from another for years now, but the mobile-based solutions are still relatively new. Here we talk you through how you can use your mobiles and tablets for remote access. Accessing your Work Computer with Remote RDP Clients As mobile developers have cottoned on to the fact that remote access, and generally accessing data from anywhere, will be the key to doing business in the future, we have seen a wealth of apps come out. Apps are…

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