Tag Archives: Android

4 Organization Apps To Keep You On Track In 2017

As the New Year approaches, we’re all finding ways to be our best selves in 2017 from resolutions to new agendas to “new year, new me” plans. If you want to start your New Year on track, consider getting an organization app for your smartphone or tablet. An organization app can be easier to manage and travel with than agendas or notebooks. Plus, they come with the latest technology to help you stay on track. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list…

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Pokémon Go Surpasses Tinder As Most Popular App

Even though it was only released on July 6 this year, Pokémon Go has surpassed Tinder as the most popular mobile app, according to Forbes. By July 8, the game was installed on more than 5% of all Android devices in the United States. Tinder runs at only 2% of all Android devices. Plus, the app’s daily active user count is about to match and is expected to exceed that of Twitter. These stats are not surprising to any one who’s been on the Internet…

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New Invention Set To Make Your Cell Phone Water Resistant

We’ve all heard the stats and read the think pieces about mobile device use – we’re addicted to our cell phones. Or, at the very least, we have our mobile phones on us at all times. Our cell phones are our lifeline – they keep us connected to the ones we love and keep us on top of the latest news. So it’s no surprise that we’ve all made that tragic error at some point it – getting it wet. Whether dropped into a pool, puddle, lake or, unfortunately,…

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The Smart Boy Brings Old School Gaming To Your Android Device

As I was sifting through and cleaning out a box full of junk recently, I came across several of my old Game Boy cartridges. Not an actual Game Boy, mind you – that thing stopped working and was probably junked over a decade ago. But I could never get rid of the games themselves. Pokemon, Kirby, Mario, Donkey Kong – these characters were a huge part of my childhood (and, admit it, yours too). But how could I use these cartridges again without having to…

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Turn A SmartPhone Into A Microscope With Blip Lenses

In recent years, smartphone companies have increased the capabilities of their mobile devices including the amount of photography that can be done on a phone. As camera phone technology improves, so does camera phone accessory technology. With so many camera phone lenses that can be added on, smartphone users have almost the same capabilities that a photographer with a DSLR has. The  company Smart Micro Optics has introduced new Blips macro and micro lenses that will allow camera phone photographers to capture tiny scenes, like…

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New Technology Lets You Fully Charge Your Phone In 15 Minutes

If there’s one thing that plagues all smartphone users, no matter whether they have an iPhone or Android, it’s the constant need to charge the device. With so many apps always open and the smartphone being in constant use (we’re all addicted to our phones, even if we don’t want to admit it), the fact that batteries run dry fairly quickly is simply a reality users deal with and ultimately accept. But the constant need to charge one’s smartphone wouldn’t be much of an issue…

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Stay Secure With Noke Bluetooth Locks

If you’ve ever had problems remembering the combination for your lock or if you constantly misplace your keys, then take a look at the Noke Bluetooth series of locks. These locks don’t need combinations or keys because they’re powered by Bluetooth 4.0 technology. All you need is your smartphone to unlock it. There are different models that you can purchased based on your needs. Noke makes padlocks and u-locks and also has an enterprise order option to help business manage fleets. The Noke Bluetooth locks are…

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Improve Your Party Jams with Braven Fuse

Everyone knows that the music you play can really make or break a party. Creating the perfect party playlist takes almost as much planning and preparation as the party itself. And if you’ve ever cursed the fact that you didn’t have DJ equipment at your disposal to really get the party pumping, then the new Fuse system by Braven is just the thing you need. The Fuse is a portable DJ system that uses Bluetooth technology so you can stream, mix and customize music at…

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Smartwatches

Smartwatches Could Soon Detect What You’re Touching

You can’t feel it, but pretty much all devices give off an electromagnetic noise that is unique to that machine, and is often transferred through your body. Using that fact, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have found a way to create a smartwatch that knows what the wearer is holding or touching. The research team started by modifying a cheap wearable radio to detect the signals from the electromagnetic noises, and then created smartwatch software that can tell the difference between the…

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Monthly Security Fixes Created For Android

Featured image source: BGR Good news for those with Android phones: monthly security fixes will now be released by Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co to protect users from hackers. This development comes on the heels of the Stagefright bug, which was initially discovered by researcher Joshua Drake from the security firm Zimperium. Stagefright allows hackers to send a unique MMS message or multimedia file to Android users and access sensitive content. The scary part? Hackers can still gain access to the phone even if the message…

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