Christine Torralba(339 posts)

Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.

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RIM PlayBook Compatible with Android Apps Soon

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 16, 2012

During last week’s CES 2012 event, Research In Motion (RIM) showcased a new device called the PlayBook OS 2.0. While many got excited for its upgraded and native email client, more people got interested in the fact that the version promised to run Android apps. RIM’s Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development, Alec Saunders, has said that a few ‘number of thousands’ of Android apps shall be available once the PlayBook OS 2.0 becomes available.

However, the device is not pre-loaded with the ability to run Android apps. A software program will be required for a compatible format to the device. Moreover, developers need to put their apps through the [...]

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Odeon Launches Own App for Moviegoers

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 16, 2012

For people who are fond of watching movies from Odeon cinemas, the establishment has recently launched its own app under the same name. Thanks to the app, users can easily make bookings and choose their straights with no fuss. Moreover, they can locate a nearby local cinema. Plus, Premiere Club members get to track their reward points.

While any other movie app can do that, Odeon has another feature to boot. Apart from making reservations and all that, the app also enables its users to watch trailers, read plot summaries, and even see star ratings. With this, users are sure to get unbiased information about the movie they are planning to see.

Thanks to this [...]

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I’m Watch for Android is Something to Look Out For

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 16, 2012

Android smartphones and tablets are so last year! Now, more and more manufacturers are coming up with smaller Android powered devices, such as a wristwatch. Apart from the Sony SmartWatch, there is another manufacturer that has joined this new trend.

I’m Watch for Android is now available to users who want functionality while on the go. The watch not only comes as a stylish twist to everyday time wear , it is also a Bluetooth connected watch that lets its user do all the usual things with a smartphone; such as make calls and check his emails.

We’ve heard that the I’m Watch for Android will be sold in different color options and strap materials. Thus, it [...]

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Sony SmartWatch Announced at CES 2012

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 16, 2012

Over at Sony’s booth in last week’s CES 2012, the company launched several new devices worthy of attention. Apart from the new Sony Xperia Ion, Xperia S, and a pair of Google TV devices, the company also unvelied some accessories which they called as Smart Extras. This included the Smart Wireless Headset Pro, Xperia SmartTags, and the SmartWatch.

The SmartWatch was the one that caught our attention. It is actually a micro display accessory that has an active Bluetooth communication with an Android smartphone. When activated, it is capable of accessing calls, messages, music, and applications wirelessly. The 128x128p display has a 1.3”OLED touch display screen and can [...]

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Wells Fargo Brings Mobile Banking Experience to Android Users

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

For a faster banking experience, you can now use your Android powered smartphone or tablet to check your Wells Fargo bank account. Given the fact that this institution has already launched a multi-level mobile banking presence in the market, Android users can now get more from the experience.

“As we looked at making a decision to make our app available at the Amazon Appstore for Android, the key was looking at our customers and figuring out the best way to reach them,” says Wells Fargo’s Internet Services’ Senior Vice President and Head of the Retail Mobile Channel Brian Pearce. “It’s just another way for us to be where our customers [...]

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Vizio Introduces VTAB 3010 at CES 2012

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

A year after Vizio stopped solely concentrating on TVs and joined the market for Android tablets and smartphones, they are finally ready to come out with their second tablet.

During CES this year, Vizio surprised everyone by announcing their upcoming line of laptop computers. However, this did not mean that Vizio already abandoned the tablet market. In fact, the company gave teasers about their second tablet, known more popularly as the M series but is really called the VTAB 3010.

Compared to the VTAB 1008, the new model has similarities on the 10-inch screen of the iPad. Moreover, the promo image of the new tablet indicates features such as front and back [...]

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TripIt App Gets Optimized for Samsung Android Tablets Version

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

TripIt, a famous travel management service, took advantage of the recent CES 2012 event to launch their newest Android app for both Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Because of the extra screen size, users of the app get to have an option to view the list of all trips on either portrait or landscape mode. It also has a single itinerary overview beside the chosen view. As such, users get to dive more into the specifics of their flight details including their seat assignments and confirmation numbers, while still keep an eye out on their full trip schedule.

The app also provides a dynamic view to directly navigate maps from the itinerary. So as [...]

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The Straits Times App Coming Soon to Android Smartphone Users

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

English daily publication, The Strait Times, has made news to launch an Android app for smartphone users. Users of the app will get an Android version of the full editorial content of the publication as well as free breaking news coverage and push notifications for these. A seven-day archive is also available.

This is not the first time the publication released a digital version of their news, however. Back in August, an app for iOS devices was launched already. Just 24 hours after it was launched, it received over 126,000 downloads. It was reason enough that the app was well-received by its audience.

“Since the launch of our iPad and iPhone app in August, [...]

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LightPad G1 Can Help You with Your Presentations through Your Android Smartphone

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

Call it functional, amazing, or just about anything else—but if you’re the serious type, you’re going to enjoy this new product for your Android phone. Using your Android smartphone, you now have the power to turn it into a powerful tool for your seminars—thanks to LightPad Pico Projector.

During CES 2012 this week, lots of new products were introduced to the world’s best technology geeks and people in the know. While there were a number of new products and technologies that were instant attractions, there were also those that proved they still needed more study.

However, if there was one product that caught the attention of the public was LightPad G1, a real [...]

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Oracle VS Google Trial Has No Definite Date

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 14, 2012

A Thursday ruling filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states that there is no clear date for a trial over Oracle’s lawsuit against the alleged Java intellectual property violations committed by Google for their Android mobile OS.

“Before a trial date will be set, the issue of damages methodology must be finally sorted out,” says Judge William Alsup. “Put differently, the Court will not set a trial date until Oracle adopts a proper damages methodology, even assuming a third try is allowed (or unless Oracle waives damages beyond those already allowed to go to the jury).”

Just last week Judge Alsup ruled [...]

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