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Tag: Android

Pressy Shortcut Button for Android: Modern Morse Code

Pressy Shortcut Button for Android: Modern Morse Code
Modern smartphones only have a few buttons, which by default are stuck performing one or two actions. The pull down shortcut menu in Android devices is a great way to access some of the most toggled settings, but you might have other apps or actions that you want to activate quickly.

Mann A18 Rugged Android Smartphone: A Truly Mannly Phone

Mann A18 Rugged Android Smartphone: A Truly Mannly Phone
I have a couple of Android phones around here, but I wouldn’t think of getting any of them wet or dropping them on the floor without an add-on case. And even then, I’d be a little nervous about it.

HTC One Sees Red at Sprint

HTC One Sees Red at Sprint
I’m a big fan of the HTC One. It’s one of the best Android smartphones made to date, combining an awesome display, great camera, a fast CPU and GPU, and excellent build quality. But if you buy one, you’ve been able to get it in bare aluminum (or a hard to find black).

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission
Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards newbie drivers.

Snapcat for Android: Because Cats Want to Take Selfies, Too

Snapcat for Android: Because Cats Want to Take Selfies, Too
Cats are techie creatures. From playing games to wearing headphones (okay, so this was just an April Fools’ Day joke, but hey, I can totally see it happening), cats can do it all. And now a developer has created an app intended for use by your frisky kitty so it can take its own selfies.

How to Survive The Upcoming Google Reader Apocalypse

How to Survive The Upcoming Google Reader Apocalypse
I’ve been using Google Reader for about eight years, if memory serves me well. The service has never been perfect, but it allowed me to skim and read thousands of articles everyday for my job. It’s something that can become quite unmanageable if you don’t keep up to date with them every day.

GamePop Console Plays Mobile Games on TV: Appdroid TV

GamePop Console Plays Mobile Games on TV: Appdroid TV
The gaming world has gone topsy turvy. Microsoft is taking the iTunes approach with the Xbox One – except their walled garden is more like a constantly monitored and walled garden – and with the Apple TV and the Ouya, mobile games are heading towards your living room and the coveted big screen that’s sitting there.

Fairphone: Above Average Phone, Above Average Values

Fairphone: Above Average Phone, Above Average Values
It’s no secret that some, if not most of the objects we buy were made under less than ideal conditions. The gadgets that we lust for may not have been made without oppressive labor conditions, irresponsible processing of natural resources and other immoral practices.

Archos 80 Xenon Android Tablet: Unlocked 3G Wireless & GPS on the Cheap

Archos 80 Xenon Android Tablet: Unlocked 3G Wireless & GPS on the Cheap
Archos has been making Android tablets for almost as long as Android has been around. The company has unveiled a new tablet called the Archos 80 Xenon that promises some nice features in a very portable form factor.

Google Play Developers Can Now Reply to User Reviews: Let the Flame Wars Begin!

Google Play Developers Can Now Reply to User Reviews: Let the Flame Wars Begin!
If there’s one thing you can be sure of it is that you can’t always trust the reviews you read on apps on the Google Play store. There a number of reasons why people would post inaccurate reviews from jealousy to downright stupidity.

HTC One Review: iPhone 5 & Galaxy S4 Get Some Serious Competition

HTC One Review: iPhone 5 & Galaxy S4 Get Some Serious Competition
HTC has been criticized for years for bringing out smartphones that were too thick, something that the company even admitted themselves. This has changed in the last two years, and HTC has just released one of the best-looking Android phones I’ve come across.

Sony Unveils Waterproof Xperia ZR Smartphone: Shoots HD Video Underwater

Sony Unveils Waterproof Xperia ZR Smartphone: Shoots HD Video Underwater
Water is one of the things a lot of people who own smartphones worry about the most. The problem is for most smartphones a little splash of water can spell the end. That’s not case with the new waterproof smartphone that Sony has announced today called the Xperia ZR.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets a Real Teardown

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets a Real Teardown
Samsung has another surefire hit on its hands with its new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The device has only recently launched and IHS has laid their hands on one and ripped it apart to give us an idea of how much it costs to build.

Ouya Game Console Launch Delayed

Ouya Game Console Launch Delayed
If you’re one of the vast number of people who backed the Ouya game console when it was on Kickstarter, another bit of bad news has turned up. The company has announced that it has again delayed the launch of the Android-powered game console.

Barnes & Noble Offers Nook Discounts for Mother’s Day

Barnes & Noble Offers Nook Discounts for Mother’s Day
If you’re not following the calendar, Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12. That means you need to get mom something cool to thank her for putting up with all of your crap over the years.

Durovis Dive Head-Mounted Display Uses Android Smartphone: Oculus Thrift

Durovis Dive Head-Mounted Display Uses Android Smartphone: Oculus Thrift
A few units of the much hyped Oculus Rift 3D headset are now in the hands of developers and testers. But Stefan Welker wants you to know that if you have a modern Android smartphone, you already have half of a 3D head-mounted display.

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