08/10/2011, Some results of the latest research from ClickFox, an analytics company, show that most Americans find Android and BlackBerry phones difficult to operate. ClickFox recently did some research on smartphone service costs and transfer rates, and it turns out that a lot of customer service representatives are usually on the phone talking about Android and BlackBerry phones. Apple’s iPhone clocked in the least agent calls and repeat agent calls within […]
08/04/2011, If you saw the LifeCase and wished that there was a something like that for devices other than the iPhone, you’re in luck. Grace Digital Audio, a company known for creating internet radios, wireless speakers, and outdoor audio solutions has launched the Eco Pod just for that purpose. This time instead of being only compatible with your iPhone, the Eco Pod works for other devices as well. Be it an […]
08/01/2011, When you’ve gotten your car loan approved and you’ve started making your payments over a 10 year period, the last thing you want is to have your car stolen, and it never hurts to have as much security as possible, right? While car alarms are great, it doesn’t work as good when you’ve parked in the garage and your office is on the 20th floor, not to mention car alarms […]
07/22/2011, When it comes to texting on our mobile devices, some prefer a phone with a physical keyboard, such as Blackberry devices, or phones with slideout keyboards like the upcoming HTC myTouch 4G Slide. Others prefer their devices to be thinner, so they might instead opt for a full touch-screen smartphone, and use the on-screen keyboard or tools like Swype to type out their messages.
07/22/2011, While it’s great that consumers get to choose from so many different manufacturers and phone models when it comes to selecting an Android phone, this huge variation in phones means that developers have trouble making sure that their apps work on all the devices that are available on the market today. When putting their apps up on the Android Market, developers have to upload a version of the app that […]
07/21/2011, Usually when it comes to handsets that have been created specifically to withstand varying levels of abuse, they generally do not look very pleasing to the eye. Then again we’re guessing users who buy them for its protective features probably don’t pay too much attention to its looks anyway. But what if you were looking for a device that could withstand slight abuse, but look pretty good at the same […]
07/15/2011, Going home in a hurry or have your hands full of grocery bags? Don’t you just hate the part where you have to get out your keys to unlock the door in order to get in the house? Well, thanks to Phantom Smart Home’s new Keyless Home Entry system – you won’t have to anymore. The company has just announced the release of this new lock system that allows you […]
07/15/2011, While smartphones can pretty much do anything right now, there’s one thing it can’t do: smell. But according to some researchers, that may end pretty soon. Luc Van den hove, president of nanoelectronics research firm IMEC recently stated that we’ve reached a point where we can now build smell sensors small enough to be implemented into smartphones. Now why would anybody want smell sensors in our phones? Well, these smell-capable […]
07/08/2011, Image stabilization is a technology commonly used for digital cameras, but here, we are talking about real-time image stabilization for live video streaming, specifically for video chat services, which requires different algorithms and more computing power. Silicon Valley-based SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, is announcing that Google Talk for Android 3.0+ devices integrates its 2D video stabilization software. It is fun to video chat while walking using […]
07/08/2011, Cameras on phones have come a long way since they were first introduced; from being able to capture photos in VGA to a whopping 8 megapixels that we are starting to see in some of the newer smartphones today. Most photography experts will tell you that the megapixels don’t really matter, and it’s usually a marketing gimmick used to sell cameras, unless of course you are looking to print poster/billboard […]
07/06/2011, The days of RIM dominating the smartphone industry is finally over. According to recently released findings by comScore, it looks like RIM has finally slipped from second to third place in the race. In the last quarter that ended in May, Apple’s market share for smartphones went up 1.4% to 26.6% while RIM dropped 4.2% to 24.7% and Google gained 5.1% to 38.1%. Though RIM wasn’t the only loser in […]
07/06/2011, When the Kyocera Echo was released, it proved to be quite a revolutionary device in terms of smartphones, as it was the first dual-screened smartphone, and even more impressive because Kyocera wasn’t exactly known for their smartphones. The device however has had its hits and misses, with some users ending up frustrated with the interface and also reports that battery life was far from stellar, to the point where a […]
07/04/2011, After US army captain Jonathan Springer saw two of his comrades were killed in a rocket attack, he started thinking, what could he have done to prevent something similar from happening in the future? His answer was to create an app called Tactical Nav, which soldiers can download to their smartphones. He claims it’s just as accurate as any technology created for the same purpose but a whole lot cheaper […]
06/27/2011, Xperia Play Review - this complete review of the Xperia Play smartphone goes over its gaming capabilities and titles, but also its smartphone abilities.