And just like that we’re halfway through January 2017.
Over the last two and half months we’ve had the time of our life playing host to our first ever Holiday Scavenger Hunt.
What was initially intended as a once per week phone giveaway grew into so much more. In total we’ve given away over $5000 worth of prizes and this week’s prize is the icing on the cake.
Happy New Year everyone!
One year ago, we launched GadgetMatch.com expanding on our already growing communities on YouTube and Facebook. Whether you watch our videos on YouTube or Facebook or read articles on this website, or all of the above, we’re glad you’re part of our growing community.
Our Holiday Scavenger Hunt is our way of saying thank you! Over the last two months we’ve given away one smartphone each week, if you haven’t won anything yet this week we’re giving away two phones.
We’re now on our 6th week of smartphone giveaways and we have no intention of slowing down as we charge ahead into 2017.
If you’re new to this, welcome! Our Holiday Scavenger Hunt is a smartphone giveaway with a twist.
It’s Week 5 of our annual Holiday Scavenger Hunt – two and a half months of giveaways and searching for clues tucked away in GadgetMatch articles, videos, and Instagram posts.
This week we’re giving away our biggest prize yet. The stakes have been raised, the contest period extended, and more questions added to your weekly Mission Brief.
If you read articles on GadgetMatch.com, watch our videos on YouTube, or are always on our Facebook page – you’re probably no stranger to our Holiday Scavenger Hunt where we’ve been giving away one smartphone every week and will continue to do so until the first week of 2017.
What if we told you we aren’t done yet!
Welcome to Week 4 of our annual Holiday Scavenger Hunt – where we give away one smartphone every week until the New Year.
We have loads of prizes coming your way, several smartphones, a laptop computer, and a few goodies from our Christmas Gift Guide to name a few.
It’s week 3 of our annual Holiday Scavenger Hunt; our way of saying thank you to our super, awesome community.
If you’re just joining us, we have one smartphone to give away each week, but to win you’re going to have to search for clues tucked away in articles, videos, and Instagram posts. 🙂
Everything you need to know is found in this week’s Mission Brief. This week’s prize is a Sony Xperia X.
Freedom from wires is like the holy grail of consumer tech.
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need cables or plugs to connect devices, transfer files, get on the internet, or charge batteries.
A smart device that’s too large to be a phone but too small to be a tablet. In 2011, Korean company Samsung dared to fill a void by releasing the first generation of the Galaxy Note — a 5.3-inch device big enough to outsize any smartphone (at that time) but still small enough to not be recognized as a tablet.
Samsung’s next big phone is all but official. Just about every detail of the Galaxy Note 7 has been leaked online, including the iris scanner it will reportedly have. We’ll be able to confirm that, and more, first-hand later today after Samsung debuts the new Note at the Unpacked 2016 event in New York City.
It has only been a week since the official release of Pokémon Go – an augmented-reality smartphone game that lets you catch pokémon, or fantasy creatures of all shapes and sizes, in the real world – but its impact has been overwhelming.
While the global rollout has been slow, the game has already spawned countless memes, news reports, and crazed fans that congregate in the hundreds all in search of shiny new pokémon.
Navigating the world of technology can sometimes result in more questions than answers. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Each week, we’ll answer some of your burning tech questions. Like any techie friend would do.
I think many of you will agree that technology has made traveling easier, more convenient, and, more importantly, cheaper than ever before. And when it comes to mobile apps that make short work of just about everything related to vacationing in another zip code, few are as helpful as the free Agoda app for iOS and Android.
Heart-pumping, visually stimulating, and a masterclass of cinematic storytelling in video games. Those are just some of the words that we’d use to describe Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Indeed, protagonist Nathan Drake’s last adventure on the PlayStation 4 serves as a worthy punctuation mark to the Indiana Jones-inspired series, which sold over 28 million copies worldwide and helped put Sony’s console ahead of the Xbox One in the marketplace.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco kicks off in less than 24 hours. This year, the software show promises to be even more inclusive than ever before, as company executives take to stage with announcements about new features and changes coming to its four different platforms: OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
Taiwan’s Computex 2016 trade show will run from May 31 to June 4, and one of its key moments will be the announcement of the ASUS ZenFone 3, which we’ve discussed on more than one occasion (see here and here, for example). A lot has been said about the phone, and yet ASUS has largely kept mum about its features and specs, leaving us to speculate what’s in store for us come May 30, when it makes its first appearance.
To that end, we’ve sifted through months’ of hearsay and published a video outlining everything we think we know about ASUS’ upcoming signature smartphone line.
In a few short hours, Google will unveil its latest innovations at its annual Google I/O developer conference.
And going by previous experience, we can expect to hear further details about Android N, which is still in its early preview stage, Project Ara (Google’s highly customizable smartphone), Project Aura (a redo of Google Glass), and other cool stuff the Mountain View-headquartered tech giant has been cooking up over the past months.
It’s not always that you can take apart something and end up with a better product, but that’s exactly the calling card of LG’s latest flagship, the G5.
Yup, you’re looking at the Lego equivalent of a smartphone, or at least the closest thing we have to a truly modular device that can be upgraded as easily as swapping out its components. Obviously, that future hasn’t fully arrived yet, but it’s good to see the Korean manufacturer actively pursuing it.
The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is the first Canon macro lens for the EOS-M range of mirrorless cameras, but you don’t have to pay close attention to its name to appreciate how your macro shots and portraits can benefit from it. Because unlike other lenses of comparable focal length and aperture, this one includes two ring flashes built into the front of the lens.
We’re always excited to hear about sub-$200 smartphones.
After all, just because you can’t afford the shiniest new phone being talking about, it shouldn’t mean you can’t get a good smartphone to match your needs.
In this particular price range however it gets tougher to find a phone that you’ll enjoy using.
But there are gems like Asus’ Zenfone 2 Laser. The phone has been around for almost a year now and it appears the company intends on keeping it around for a while longer.
The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.
This is our unboxing of the legitimate offspring of the bigger iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.
Managing multiple Instagram accounts from one smartphone?
The struggle is real, and we feel you. And apparently so does Instagram.
This week, the company is rolling out a new update allowing users to add up to 5 different accounts and making it possible to switch between profiles from within the app.
To get started make sure you update to version 7.15, available on both Android and iOS.
There’s no beating around the bush. Fierce Korean rivals Samsung and LG are gearing up for a head-to-head match at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month.
Both companies have already sent out invites to the launch events of their respective flagship smartphones, both happening on February 21st. LG has announced LG G5 Day at 2 pm, while Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at 7 pm.
It seems like everything is turning “smart” these days and that includes padlocks.
If you’re always misplacing the keys or fumbling to remember the combination to your padlock, then you probably need TappLock in your life. Just like on most high-end smartphones these days, this high-tech padlock can be unlocked with something unique to you – your fingerprints.
More than the now, CES 2016 is a showcase of technology’s potential. It’s a showcase of what will hit the market soon and in the distant future.
There has been absolutely no shortage of new technology we can all drool over. Some are cute, some quirky, while others are attempts to make your everyday things smarter.
The digital search for the most creative, most innovative and most successful new breed of small to medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) has come to a close, and PLDT Smart SME Nation finally announced the highly anticipated first batch of winners for the first ever Bozz Awards. Bozz Awards is the first social media crowdsourcing search for the new generation of entrepreneurs who are harnessing digital tools to grow their businesses.