More and more companies are looking to bring voice recognition support to their devices, especially smartphone and tablet makers, complete with advanced virtual assistant features. Samsung has S Voice, a feature available only on the Galaxy S3 at this time and seen as the company’s response to Apple’s Siri assistant and today LG announced its own similar “intelligent voice recognition” software called Quick Voice.
LG’s virtual assistant is apparently scheduled to hit various Android smartphones part of the Optimus family, such as the Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE II, which are getting Quick Voice in June and July, respectively.
If you used Windows between 1991 and 2001 then you have probably heard of (and used) WinZip.
Before Microsoft built the ability to unzip files into Windows XP, and before 7zip, WinZip was the de facto way to handle .zip files. Wind forward another ten years and WinZip is still around and it is now no longer just confined to Windows. There is WinZip for Mac, WinZip for iOS, and now WinZip for Android. I don’t know how comfortable I feel about running any apps on my Android phone which starts with the word “Win”, but I will make an exception in this case.
Starting WinZip from the launcher puts you into a simple file manager which allows you to navigate [...]
Learning the English language is very important, especially if you are doing business with foreign partners, if you want to get a decent job, or if you want to tour abroad. Being able to speak English will give you a great advantage, as it’s one of the most popular languages spoken internationally.
On the other hand, not everyone has the opportunity to learn the language, but thanks to Android, any Android user now has the opportunity to learn English anytime and anywhere she or he wants. Read on to learn more about the best Android apps for learning English.Learn English with busuu.com!
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Google holds a lot of live events, press conferences, Office Hours, and live Hangouts on Air. Keeping track of the vast amount of content coming from Google would prove to be an impossible task for nearly all of Google’s fans and those developing on the Google platform. Thankfully, Google’s latest tool aims to bring much needed organization into the picture with Google Developers Live.
The Google Developers Live website is more or less a TV Guide for all past and present Google events. You can browse through current live streaming events or search for past shows. You can narrow down your search by selecting one of the seven categories (Ads, Android, Chrome, [...]
Here’s another famous application that has been ported to the Android platform and is definitely a keeper. Symbaloo is an easy-to-use bookmark management application that lets you organize your favorite bookmarks and websites in just a few taps.
Users who keep loads of bookmarked websites on their computer browser will surely love what the Symbaloo application can do. Simply put, the app is a bookmarking web service that manages your URLs into one sleek presentation, together with attractive tiles and logos of your favorite websites and RSS feeds.
Symbaloo can group bookmarks according to a specific topic and pile them neatly in a tile-oriented [...]
Typing is an essential part of the experience of using an Android device. Most of us type everyday, be it text messages, emails, posts, memos, or simple searches. When typing on an Android smartphone becomes cumbersome, productivity hits rock bottom. It’s no wonder that many Android keyboard developers compete to create the most versatile and intuitive keyboard for Android.
Many users are looking for more speed, more accuracy, and a well rounded user interface. Picking the right keyboard for Android smartphones is often a long string of trials and errors. Of course, not everyone is willing to spend money and time trying out new [...]
Bradley Horowitz, Vice President of Product Management for Google+ made an exciting announcement today at the LeWeb conference in London. He announced that Android newcomer, Flipboard, is slated to join the ranks of Buddy Media, Hootsuite, Context Optional, Hearsay Social, Involver, and Virtue as a Google+ trusted partner.
If you aren’t aware, Flipboard is a top, unique news reader application previously exclusive to iOS. Flipboard creates beautifully designed, personalized magazines for all your news fed content. Flipboard comes with support for many popular news websites from around the web. On top of that, you can integrate existing services you use such as [...]
In addition to the plethora of apps and utilities current smartphones can offer, they can be further customized to aid us with various daily routines, such as starting and stopping the engine of a scooter or popping open the seat latch. That’s exactly what Brad Nelson, an ingenious Android smartphone owner who also happens to be a Kymco ZX50 scooter driver, did. He customized his scooter to respond to gesture-based commands issued from his Motorola Droid 4 via Bluetooth. Thus, the Bluition, or a Bluetooth Scooter Ignition was born.
The home-made Android application / scooter tweak is shown in the video below, and while there’s certain lag [...]
Battery life is of utmost importance especially in new smartphones that come with 4G LTE support – LTE is already a battery hog, and there’s only so much space inside a smartphone that can be used for the battery, but it’s not just LTE that consumes plenty of juice. You’d think most app developers would try to make their apps as efficient as possible when it comes to smartphone and tablet power usage. But apparently that’s not the case, and there are plenty of Android apps that aren’t as efficient as one would think.
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Purdue University shows that many Android developers mishandle [...]
When smartphones were still emerging in the tech scene, anyone with a smartphone was considered cool. People would crowd around that person, asking all sorts of questions about what you could do with it. Nowadays, almost everyone has a smartphone and unless you’ve got the newest one released, it’s pretty hard to impress people.
But, if you want to grab a little limelight and show off to your friends just what you’re doing with your Android device, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Android apps to wow them with. We’re not talking about apps that are just for show, but apps that are handy for you, too. Show off some of these [...]