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BrailleTouch: The Solution for Eyes-Free Texting

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 21, 2012

Our friends and family members who are visually impaired now have a way to text us! An app developer under the name of Georgia Tech is in the process of creating an open-source app meant for blind people to communicate through SMS. Called BrailleTouch, it sure is a helpful app that will make enable anyone to text.

The main feature of BrailleTouch is a 6 button set-up which basically explains the concept of ‘eyes-free texting.’ While the user types on these buttons, BrailleTouch reads out each letter and symbol from the English alphabet. Research has shown that users of the app have been able to achieve a typing speed of 32 wpm together with a 92% spelling accuracy. [...]

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SmarTags App Available in Android Market

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 20, 2012

Today, Sony has announced the availability of its SmarTags app from the Android Market. Unfortunately, the app came a bit too early than its functionality. In order to use the app, users need to have an actual SmarTag tags as well as an NFC enabled device. This gives the assumption that Sony prepared the app specifically for its upcoming Xperia S. However, it is important to remember that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also capable of such feature.

According to Sony, SmarTags will be sold separately with a price of almost $30 for one pack. This pack contains 4 tags that come in a series of red, blue, black and white hues.

On the description of the app, SmarTag will [...]

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Air Display Proves Why It’s a Cool App for Wireless Desktop Display Access

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 18, 2012

The Android Market is now being graced by the presence of an exciting app called the Air Display app. Exclusively for Android tablets, the app enables each user to get access to a wireless visual display of their Windows or Mac OS X system. This is why many consider it as an extension or even a mirror display of their computers at home or office.

Apart from wirelessly accessing the display, users can also navigate the screen with the use of a mouse or a touchscreen. As soon as the app has been set up with an Android device, the desktop screen expands itself onto the tablet. Automatically, the main display returns to its single-screen mode when the app has been closed. [...]

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Automatically Setting Your Phone to Silent Mode According to Place or Time

by: Alvin YbañezFebruary 14, 2012

Because smartphones are both handy and useful, we tend to toss them into our bags and bring them with us anywhere we go–at our bedside, in our offices, at dinner dates, and back to the bedside as we retire for the night.

While your Android phone can alert you to incoming notifications, calls, text messages, or important reminders, there are certain circumstances when you’d need to use audible alerts, and there are certain situations when you need to place your phone in vibramode or silent mode.

But, having to switch between sound profiles can be pesky and can chew up your time.  It’s often easy to forget to switch from silent mode to audible [...]

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Some of the Best Android Apps of 2012 – So Far

by: Matthew SabatiniFebruary 14, 2012

Applications have come a long way, and now, a smartphone or tablet would be nothing without apps. As such, we’ve collected 25 of the best Android apps, both free and paid. From essentials to games, these apps will keep you glued to your smartphone and maybe even make your day a little better and easier.

We’ve also created a comprehensive three-part video series so you can see the apps in greater detail. Check out the videos below.

Video Review Part 1

Video Review Part 2

Video Review Part 3

Continue reading to know more about some of the best Android apps of 2012.

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Walk While Using Your Phone with Transparent Screen

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 10, 2012

Among the biggest problems of people who use their smartphones while walking is bumping into things, tripping, and even falling into potholes (yes, it happens!). So as an answer to this, an app has been created under the name of Transparent Screen. The app allows you to use your phone while walking so you don’t get yourself into an accident.

Although it really isn’t something new to boast of, Transparent Screen has a different approach for usability. Instead of just focusing on texting and walking, the app turns each user’s entire Android experience into a translucent one. Compared to other apps that provide this feature, Transparent Screen works on any part of the [...]

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Rypple Launches Android App for the Mobile Workplace

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 1, 2012

A month and a half after Salesforce acquired the social performance management service named Rypple, an Android app has already been launched. This app helps ensure managers and employees are able to connect to each other, regardless of their geographic location.

Through identifying ‘social goals,’ managers get to improve employee performance with Rypple’s software. It also helps that they have consistent feedback and recognition. And since there is an increasing number of competition for cloud-based human resource management services, it is no longer a surprise why Rypple’s top rivals include SuccessFactors, Workday, Ultimate Software, Cornerstone OnDemand, and [...]

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Now Almost Anyone can Use Android

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 1, 2012

Due to the increased number of mobile employees in the workplace, obtaining a compliance in Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has turned into a rife contractor concern. This is why TSheets was created to help these contractors make the most out of their mobile employees. TSheets is a web-based time tracking, managementand reporting SaaS tool which offers a cost-effective answer with Android users to be DCAA compliant.

“We have built mobile applications and tools that make it beautifully simple to use our software and stay compliant, from employees to supervisors, track and manage timekeeping on the go,” TSheets’ CEO, Matt Rissell, says. “Our secure web-based [...]

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SwitchMe App for Android Saves Battery Life

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 30, 2012

SwitchMe is a new application that is slightly similar to a Boot Manager app recently discovered. In the concept, they are similar. However, SwitchMe does not allow booting into different ROMs like the Boot Manager app. On the plus side—SwitchMe is easier to navigate.

The app enables its users to create a seamless and smooth installation in the current ROM without having to go through tweaks and settings. Moreover, the app has been found to do good for battery optimization while letting its users switch through different profiles.

Here are other things you can do with the app, as discussed by the developer, FAHRBOT Utilities:

The technology behind [...]

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Kaiser Permanente Releases Official App for Android

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 29, 2012

Did you know there’s now an app that allows its users to access all their medical records and prescriptions? Thanks to Kaiser Permanente, health plan members can now access such data and even send messages and make appointments with their doctor with only their smartphone.

Accessing information from the app allows its health plan members to view their medical history and previous doctor appointments. They can also look for nearby KP locations using the app.

Kaiser Permanente is currently the largest medical organization in the United States. If you currently have an active membership with them, you can download the app for free.

 

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