Ever wondered how many minutes you spend talking to one specific person? Or perhaps you want to continue an TXT message from your laptop? The new Phonedeck smartphone-management solution will do that and more.
Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, i’m sure most of you didn’t realize it. So what else do large companies with over the top budgets on attempting to create viral videos do? They attempt to make us laugh by revealing fake products with fake announcements. Some of these are quite stupid, actually, most of them are, but you can decide for yourself, have a gander after the jump.
High speeding down the slopes, you cut through a half dozen trees before lifting off and grabbing huge air, you think, shouldn’t I be recording this? If you did, you have to wait until you get to a computer before uploading your adventure to the world. That’s not the case if you own the ION Air Pro HD camera. It lets you share your clips in real time to social networking sites.
It’s always fun when a giveaway is announced and it’s even better when what will be available for free is a popular Android tablet. Our friends at Ubergizmo have announced that they have partnered with NVIDIA for giving away two Asus Transformer Prime tablets (for two winners) and you just have to post a comment to participate.
And it’s about to get a lot sweeter too, since we’re hearing that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolled out to the Galaxy S2 by March 15, if not earlier.
t’s no secret that RIM’s Playbook hasn’t exactly been met with tons of support and enthusiasm. Despite several price cuts, nothing RIM has done so far has made any difference in terms of getting consumers to flock to its tablet. So are they throwing in the towel? Not yet, in fact they’ve just started releasing commercials to promote its update, OS 2.
Apparently, above all else, we use our mobile Internet devices to socialize with other. Who said basking in the glow of a small display was antisocial behavior?
Back in 2006, Taiwanese company Proview Electronics agreed to sell the rights to the iPad name over to Apple for $55,000. The problem is that Apple didn’t manage to secure the rights in China, where the name is still owned by subsidiary Proview Technology.
US Cellular has finally joined the 4G LTE Bandwagon, launching its own service. While many of us have been expecting this for a while, it was a bit unclear which 4G LTE phones would be the first to hit US Cellular’s new network.
From controlling a TV to helping us park our cars, smartphones these days are capable of doing a lot of things that make our lives a whole lot easier. And now you can add the Ikea SPOKA lamp to the list. The image above is not from the set of a new sci-fi movie, it’s a Spoka night lamp from IKEA being hacked for Android automation.
Although Detroit’s NAIAS is thought of as the first big auto event of the year, the presence of automobile giants at CES suggests that the Las Vegas event is fast becoming the kick-off of the year’s major auto events in regards to in-vehicle computing. We saw some interesting stuff at the automotive area of CES 2012 this year, one among which is the RoadRover Android-powered dashboard.
Earlier in 2011, the Wi-Drive was launched for IOS devices as a wireless portable storage system, and now it gets an Amazon Store app that lets it work with the Kindle Fire.
It appears like CES 2012 is going to be an event mainly intended for the thinnest this and thinnest that, just like last year. The newly-unveiled Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is the successor to the company’s Aspire S3, is the thinnest of its kind and it’s definitely going to turn more than a few heads at Las Vegas.
A recent update to newer TiVo boxes adds functionality for a new Android app. The standard remote scheduling and guide views that we’ve seen from DirecTV and others are available, as well as a virtual remote for hardware that supports it. Social features integrate Twitter and Facebook into your couch potatoing too.
And for those of you who are interested in free stuff, NVIDIA has announced that it will be giving away a free ASUS Transformer Prime every day during the show. If you are interested in trying your luck, just pay a visit to the company’s Facebook page and hit the Like button.
CES is just around the corner and as expected, we are seeing a flood of announcements and teasers about what’s going to be showcased at the event. Sony Ericsson’s pre-CES teaser campaign started earlier with their messages on their Facebook and Google pages. Now the company has released yet another teaser, a few close-ups of an HD-capable smartphone.
These days Siri is a pretty big deal, and something that really helps set the iPhone even further apart from the competition. With recent 3rd party efforts to create Siri plugins this experience has gotten even better. What about those that don’t have an iPhone?
Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 22.214.171.124 to build 126.96.36.199 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to “enhance GPS speed” by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.
Samsung has come out with point-and-shoots earlier which featured Wi-Fi, the SH100 and the ST80 are two, but this is the first time that Wi-Fi has made its way into the new DualView camera style. The Samsung DV300F, which comes equipped with a 1.5-inch front-facing LCD (will help with self-portraits), has a 3-inch rear-facing display, 5x optical zoom, a 7.76mm 16 Megapixel CCD sensor, and a 4.5-22.5mm, f4.5 lens.
All this is made possible by MobileX, it’s just like a SpringBoard on the iPhone but this one is coded just for Apple TV. It will be from here where you would be able to launch iOS Apps.
Joseph Reilly guy has so far collected pledges in amount of $866 for just two days of the “Help!” app being announced as a Kickstarter project. His goal is $7,700, let’s hope he will get it in the next 29 days of funding period or else.
The fine folks at XDA-Developers report that ASUS has chosen to lock a bootloader on its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is extremely sad news for all the tinkerers who were hoping to get Ice Cream Sandwich on this powerful tablet currently running a lightly customized stock ASUS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).
The United States Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, has just approved the Dell Streak. Running the Android 2.2 OS, the Streak 5 has been officially certified by DISA. This secure mobile device will not be used to handle any top secret or classified information, but it will be used for certain secure communications like Facebook, twitter and forwarding chain letters to your DISA buddies.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray will be launching exclusively through Telus in Canada starting on November 2. Not surprisingly, it does all the things you’d expect from an Android phone from Sony.
It’s well known that Apple is no stranger to competition. The newest Photo Stream feature for Mac OS X and iOS are already fighting a little rose war with Adobe’s Carousel app and service for Mac and iOS. Judging from the buzz around Carousel though, it might be even turn out to be a formidable competitor to Photo Stream.
The iPad is mostly perceived as just a toy. It’s something you use to play Angry Birds and update your Facebook status. However, there appears to be a very special place for it in the classroom, particularly when it comes to children with special needs.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software features are now public and the UI and experience has changed dramatically, enough so to get us excited about it. A new typeface called Roboto is used throughout the UI, while landscape controls have moved to the screen, making a bit of magic as they disappear when viewing videos or in widescreen mode.
Wouldn’t it be useful if you could measure radiation without some super expensive industrial equipment? Scosche thinks so and that’s why it has announced the RDTX portable radiation detector.
Facetones is a mobile app that generates a video slideshow of your friends’ Facebook photos whenever they call you or you call them. It automatically matches your phone’s contact list with your Facebook friends so that when you ring each other, you see a visually exciting video slideshow of their pictures on your phone.
You may enjoy posting your exact location at any given moment, sharing them with friends, family, and the cloud. What you are doing, where you live or where you work, among others, but one thing you should keep in mind is that this could be seen by everyone, including the people who may be plotting to rob your entire home.
Do you use flickr? How would you like to from your phone? Well, here’s some good news. You can now access the popular photo sharing service with the use of an official Flickr app for Android phones. You may wonder why it took them so long to launch this one but of course, only Flickr can answer that.
Pronounced like “every,” Evri is an app that aggregates the various news sources from the around the Internet, as well as stuff happening in the social sphere.
In the Startup Alley of Tech Crunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco, I had the chance to speak to some founders of some great new apps, this first video of the series covers Drumbi, a new app launching shortly that changes the phone’s dialer and makes it more visual and interactive.
Whatever the case, the Sony Ericsson txt pro handles most of the basic smartphone-like usage needs, like social networking by way of the unique Friends application.
We’re giving away a PowerSkin for your iPhone 4. It’s really a great addon to double your battery life. All you have to do is Facebook Like our page at the bottom of this post. If you already have cool, then just post on our wall saying you want a powerskin!
It’s kind of hard to believe that they’ve already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That’s a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.
For those of you who love spending time on the lake but often have to deal with the inconvenience of a classic canoe, Israeli designer Ori Levin from Tsor Design Studio has recently come up with a handy solution. He created the so called Adhoc Canoe, a take-away canoe which folds into a standard-sized backpack. The Adhoc Folding Canoe weighs about 4.1 kg , is 13 x 23 x 70 centimeters and is really easy to carry.
Research in Motion has clearly seen some brighter days, but BlackBerry is pushing ahead with some new updates. Today, BlackBerry Messenger 6 was officially released and it comes with at least one novel feature that you might like. With BBM6, you can share news and updates from other apps as your BBM status.
Ask Alfred is a new iPhone app that uses artificial intelligence to predict what type of restaurant or bar you prefer, before you even know whether you’ll like it. It provides iPhone users with personalized recommendations based on their tastes.
What’s that? You just picked up the HP TouchPad and you think you’re the new king of the tablet kingdom? Think again. HP has already one-upped itself, because an upgraded version of the webOS tablet has been formally announced and it `comes with two notable bumps on the spec sheet.
What do you love? is a single search page from Google that utilizes Google’s online tools to deliver information about the stuff you love. The new website was quietly rolled out several days ago, but engineering issues kept it from being officially launched.
It’s like Foursquare and Facebook Places, but a little less voluntary. Making its debut at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), eShadow is a smartphone app that will let you identify people in the neighboring area who are also using the same software. Then, it points you toward them.