Acer_Liquid_Leap+_Black_04Today at MWC, Acer has upgraded its Liquid Leap smartband product with the Acer Liquid Leap+ that connects with all main supported operating systems (Windows, Android, iOS) and features interchangeable bands. Read full post →Acer Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband Multi-OS support



Acer Liquid Jade Z_black_04Acer is adding the Z, a mid-range smartphone, to its Liquid Jade lineup at MWC. Acer’s flagship, the Liquid Jade S featuring a 64-bit Mediatek Octo-core (MT6752M) was launched during CES 2015.

At 199 euros, the Liquid Jade Z is hundred euros cheaper than its sibling and gets a 64 bit quad-core Mediatek processor (MT 6732m), a similar 5-inch HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass and 4G LTE (Cat 4) connectivity.

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If you are having trouble swapping between alphabetic keyboard and numeric keyboard on your Android device while typing your messages or working on your spreadsheet, then the Microsoft “Keyboard for Excel” is for you. Microsoft has just launched the app on Thursday on Google Play Store and it’s for only Andriod 4.0 or higher. Currently the app is restricted for US users only, and supports only English characters without auto correct and gesture typing.

Keyboard for Excel, like the name suggested, is developed with Excel users optimization in mind. The app is one of Microsoft Garage projects. Basically it is a third party keyboard for Android devices that comes with the 10-key number layout(or Numpad) on the right side of the keyboard along with a ‘Tab’ key on the left, just like a full-fledged physical keyboard. Read full post →Microsoft Introduces A Keyboard for Excel On Google Play


 

kaymera_secure_phoneIf you are one who cares about connectivity’s security, then this might pique your interest. Kaymera Technologies is a security services company based in Herzliya, Israel, and has recently created and launched an all-in-one, holistic mobile cyber defense solution.

According to Avi Rosen, Kaymera CEO and co-founder, its ‘designed to defend against all types of advanced mobile cyber-attacks, hostile takeovers and applications misuse, and served in a usable and seamless form factor to ensure the perfect balance between security and usability and enable end user’s standard smartphone experience with maximum functionality,”

Currently, Samsung Galaxy S5 or Nexus 5 are the two models of smartphones which could be ‘flashes’ by Kaymera to supersede its own version of Android. There are already plans in line that it would support the LG-G3 in the near future. The Kaymera 360, as the solution is named, comes with four layers of security: encryption, protection, prevention and detection.

“One part of our secret sauce is that we provide military-grade security, while providing an experience as simple as any commercial device,” COO, Oded Zehavi says.

It’s Kaymera intention to use existing branded phones rather than to commission a brand new device, knowing of course that the users usually want a brand they are more familiar with. Read full post →Kaymera Mobile Security Is Now Available For Samsung S5 and Nexus 5


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Finally, Swatch has revealed its update to its current touchscreen watch, specifically the Swatch Touch. Introducing the Swatch Touch Zero One, a fitness watch made to cater the needs of beach volleyball players specifically. Just like most fitness watch, STZO too can track calories burned and monitor data such as steps taken by its wearer, but the main integrated purpose of its design is in fact to track and focus on volleyball-specific maneuvers like “dive”, “spike” and even something high fiving your team members.

The STZO will then send that information to the Swatch’s app where the volleyball skill of the player will be measured and rank from zero to a hundred. The functions are not simply a “hit counter” that measures the amount of time a player hits the ball but Read full post →Swatch To Launches New Touchscreen Fitness Smartwatch


lg-optimus-g-pro-attThe LG Optimus G Pro is by no means the newest handset in the market, but since it is pretty high end at the time when it was released, one would have expected that it would qualify for an Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Waiting for that update seemed to be an eternity, at least until now, where it has finally arrived officially over in South Korea.

Read full post →LG Optimus G Pro Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Update In Korea


ms-mwc2015Are you prepared for Mobile World Congress 2015 that is all set to kick off this coming Sunday in Barcelona, Spain? Do expect a slew of hardware manufacturers make announcements for upcoming devices, and for those of us who are unable to be there in person, fret not – there is this thing known as live streaming. Ah, the wonders of the Internet (and a fast connection, of course) never ceases to amaze, right? We do know that Samsung will carry out a live stream of their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge announcement, and here we are with word that Microsoft, too, will be holding a live stream of their press conference.

Read full post →Microsoft Takes Live Streaming Route For MWC 2015, Too


blogger-contentEarlier this week, we did bring you word that Google had outlined plans to implement wholesale changes to their Blogger adult content policy – which would include banning such content. No doubt this decision met with a certain amount of resistance, and it seems that there has been enough uproar raised for Google to perform a rather hasty U-turn on the situation.

Read full post →Google U-Turns On Blogger Ban For Sexually Explicit Content



While Easter is still some time away, this does not mean that one should not enjoy the presence of Easter Eggs at the moment. The Easter Eggs that we are talking about here will involve the likes of hidden surprises or secrets – normally found in games, but Tesla has a rather creative streak in them, too, which is why Tesla owners will be able to transform their precious Models S ride into James Bond’s submersible Lotus Esprit. Not in real life, however, but rather, in an on-screen format.

Read full post →Tesla Easter Egg Transforms Model S Into A Submersible


vlc-androidNow here is something that is worth checking out if you happen to be a huge fan of VLC – the cross-platform, open source media player. Apparently, the developers of VLC have just rolled out updated versions of VLC for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android in addition to new versions of the app for other platforms such as the likes of Android TV, Windows Phone, and Windows RT. Heck, VLC has also made a return to iOS not too long after Valentine’s Day this year.

Read full post →VLC Updates Media Player Apps For Variety Of Platforms