iPhone 5C a New Color


Apple is releasing two new phones this fall; they are releasing the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S.  The iPhone 5C is the lower end model and it is replacing the iPhone 5.  It uses a plastic casing and comes in multiple colors.  The iPhone 5C comes in five different colors; they are white, pink, yellow, blue, and green.  I think it’s really cool that Apple is letting you choose between several different colors.  This is something that they should have considered a few years ago.  I really like how the blue model looks.  The iPhone 5C is coming out on September 20, 2013.  There is a 16gb version for $99 and a 32gb version for $199.  What color iPhone do you think looks the best?

Source: Apple


Xbox One Release Date


Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFireMicrosoft revealed that the Xbox One will come out on November 22, 2013.  It comes out seven days after the PS4 comes out.  I don’t think this puts Microsoft at a disadvantage.  The Xbox One is a really powerful system.  It has an 8-core x86 processor, 8GB of ram, a 500GB hard drive and a blue ray player.  It is also said to be an all around media player with a variety of applications such as Skype.  Some of the games that are coming out on the Xbox One include Forza 5, Titanfall, Halo, Call of Duty Ghosts, Deadrising 3 and Destiny.  The PS4 and Xbox One are both very powerful systems.  However, they lack a strong lineup of exclusives; it will be interesting to see how both consoles do in the long run.  Are you going to pick up an Xbox One on day one?

Source: Xbox One Site

Nintendo 2DS and Wii U Price Cut


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This week Nintendo Announced a new Nintendo DS system and they announced a Wii U price cut.  The new Nintendo DS is called the Nintendo 2DS and it is coming out on October 12, 2013.   The system is going to cost $129.99.  It is supposed to be for the younger audience because it doesn’t have 3d capabilities.  However, it can still play all the Nintendo 3DS games.  It also has a new design; the new Nintendo 2DS is a slab that doesn’t open or close.  I don’t care for the design at all.  It looks really uncomfortable to hold and it doesn’t seem very portable.  The original Nintendo DS was a lot more portable, you could close it up and put it in your pocket.  What do you think of the new Nintendo 2DS?

The Wii U is also getting a significant price cut.  The Wii U Deluxe model is getting a fifty dollar price cut.  On September 20, 2013 the Wii U Deluxe model will cost $299.99.  This is a step in the right direction for Nintendo and the Wii U.  I think the Wii U is a great console, however the lack of games and the high price have been a struggle.  Nintendo also announced the Wind Waker HD bundle.  It will retail at $299.99 and it will include the new Wind Waker game.  Will you be picking up a Wii U this fall?  If I didn’t already have one I might consider purchasing this bundle.

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PS4 Release Date


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The release date for the Playstation 4 is November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.  It is also coming out in Europe on November 29, 2013.  It is going to be a very powerful and exciting next generation system.  It is going to have 8GB of ram, a single chip custom processor (AMD) and a built in hard drive.  It is also going to have a optical drive that reads Blue Ray and DVD discs.  The PS4 will set you back $399 if you decide to pick it up on launch.  Some of the games that are coming out for Playstation 4 include Killzone Shadow Fall, Destiny, Infamous Second Son and Battlefield 4.  Are you going to pick up a PS4 on launch day?

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iPhone 5S Rumors


Apple is due to release a new iPhone; last year they released the iPhone 5 on September 12th.  It is rumored that Apple will release a new iPhone on September 10th.  It is also rumored that Apple will release a cheaper plastic iPhone.  I wonder what new technology this device will have in it.  I hope that they make the design more compact and lighter.

iPhone 5 Review


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I recently upgraded to a smartphone; I know I’m a little bit behind. I always wanted a smartphone but I could never justify the price. However, with the new iPhone 5 I couldn’t resist the urge to get a smartphone. The iPhone 5 is a great piece of technology, and I will give you my thoughts on this new device.

What I like about the iPhone 5

I love how fast the new iPhone is; it takes very little time to switch between applications and run graphic intensive applications. I also own an iPod Touch (4th generation), and you can notice the difference in speed. The iPhone 5 is also a great device to watch Netflix, and YouTube. The videos load quickly and run smoothly. I often prefer to use my iPhone over my computer and tablet because it is so accessible. The iPhone 5 has an A6 processor with three GPU cores; it is a very fast device. Another great feature on the iPhone 5 is the 8-megapixel camera. It takes great videos, and pictures. The iPhone records video at 1080p, and it looks incredible.

What I don’t like about the iPhone 5

One of the biggest issues I have with the iPhone 5 is that the battery dies way too quickly. This device can barely hold a charge. I usually have to charge it a couple of times throughout the day. However, on a positive note the lightning cable provides a really fast charge. I also don’t like the size of the new iPhone; it is way too tall. I wish that it were the size of my iPod Touch. They need to stop making cell phones so massive and bulky. If they keep increasing the size of these smartphones they are going to be as big as a 7-inch tablet.

Overall I think that the iPhone 5 was a great purchase; it is very fast and easy to use. Hopefully the next iteration has a battery that lasts longer. I give the iPhone 5 an 8.5 out of 10. What do you think about the iPhone 5?


Quick Update


I have a several reviews planned for the near future.  I am going to review the new Ouya that I purchased recently.  I also got the iPhone 5 a couple of months back and I plan to review that as well.  I also plan to discuss the Raspberry Pi; it is a pocket-size computer that can do a lot of cool things.  It can run applications like XMBC, a media application for listening to music, watching movies, and looking at pictures.  The Raspberry Pi can also run its own operating system called Raspian.  Stay tuned to Mattina Technology for future updates and email any questions to mattinatechnology@gmail.com.  Thank you!