In the ongoing battle between mobile operating system giants like Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry OS 7, it seems that would-be smartphone owners will find it hard to choose the best mobile OS for their everyday lives.
Many people are still considering whether to go with an Android-powered phone or a BlackBerry device. Thus, in this article, we provide a guide about the pros and cons of each platform to assist buyers in making informed choices.Android
From the looks of it Android seems to be the new kid from on the block. Introduced by Google way back in 2007, Android has grown tremendously in just a short time. Here is a shortlist [...]
From waking up early and preparing breakfast for the kids to buying groceries after work, life as a family man or woman can be tough. Fortunately, help is available when you know where to look. If you have a smartphone or a tablet, for instance, just download and install these 5 apps to fully manage your family matters.Cozi Family Organizer
Perhaps the best practical app for parents, especially moms, Cozi Family Organizer provides a free and shareable calendar and lists to synchronize the schedule of each family member. By posting an appointment, you can easily inform everyone that, say, you will be late for the night.
The whole family can access the same Cozi [...]
With the swiftness with which technology has drastically changed over the years, it can be easy to get so caught up in all the hype and excitement of how the latest gadgets have transformed how we live. For techies and the younger generation, getting up to speed and adapting to the change in our lifestyles is a breeze. But, for some others, catching up is somewhat akin to a chore, and so they are, quite sadly and unintentionally, left in the dust.
Not to worry, though. Android and app developers are becoming more and more sensitive to the special accessibility needs of our friends with disabilities. Apps and mobile operating systems are now designed with these users’ [...]
I think our regular Android manufacturers missed a huge opportunity this year to sell as many units as possible by releasing not only $500 (or more) tablets but also tablets that come at half the price, while still delivering decent performance for most of the things you’d want to do on a tablet.
This started becoming obvious with the launch of the Nook Color a year ago, when a lot of people bought them for $250 so they can put a custom Android ROM on it. And if that message that was sent by the market wasn’t clear enough, it became even more clear with the HP Touchpad firesale, when a lot of people, all of the sudden, wanted a tablet for a low price, even [...]
Another predictive text app? Groan.
We’ve all been there before. We know what it’s like. “Oh, that’s a useful app.” Then you download and install it onto your Android device, looking forward to how it will make typing a whole lot easier.
That is, until a slew of bugs comes up. Delayed touch interface. Inaccessible special characters. Really bad predictive text suggestions. You toss the app, and decide that primitive typing is a lot more bearable.
But, those days are gone. A much-better predictive text app has just landed on the Android Market. One that we’d dare say so revolutionarily smart and intuitively game-changing because it’s packed [...]
For a product line touted to be magical, groundbreaking, and intuitive, the iPhone never went past the 3.5-inch mark for its display ever since the original product was unveiled by the late Steve Jobs in 2007. Competing smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, have gone past four inches to display more and more details. But, what has actually made Apple refrain from expanding its iPhone’s display (and possibly for its later iterations)? Being practical.
A smartphone, with all its multi-touch capability, is actually best used with just one thumb, with the remaining fingers securely grasping the back and your other hand conveniently busy elsewhere. For instance, the [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the latest devices from Samsung. It comes with the revolutionary S Pen – which allows users to use the “stylus” as as input devices to create content and media, previously unavailable to swipe and touch interfaces.
Today, we’re taking a closer look at the S Pen, the device that comes together with the Note.
With the S Pen, the user will able to create notes and memos, through Samsung’s proprietary app called S Memo. The S Memo is integrated into TouchWiz, and the icon appears in all homescreens as well as within the App drawer.
The are several ways to launch the S Memo app from your [...]
There are lots of things that can be done on an Android device; it’s one of the main reasons why we go for Android. You might already know a handful of apps that would make your Android phone or tablet awesome, but is that enough for you? How about apps that would extend Android features to a PC? Here’s a list that may interest you.
On top of the list would be Remote Phone Call. From the name itself, you will already get the idea that it’s for making phone calls. The app would basically let you make incoming calls and receive outgoing ones from your PC via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This app lets you manage these phone calls from the PC itself. [...]
The television has always been a good stress reliever after a hard day’s work. It is just so relaxing to watch your favorite TV shows, or probably a movie or two.
The definition of TV nowadays has already evolved. With all these new technologies right now, TV has never been the same. Lots of things can now be done on your TV–things like video streaming, DVR, social networking, browsing the Web, and many others.
Now, imagine if you can extend features of your TV to your Android device, or better yet take control of your TV from your phone or tablet. That would be amazing, right? Sure enough, there are indeed ways for you to do this. Here are Android apps [...]