I’ve been a long-time user of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0. I love its convenient size, which I think is perfect for emails, browsing the internet and reading ebooks. Even though I love this Android tablet, I still want to experience a different experience with it through the new Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. I’ve always wondered when Samsung will release an official update that will allow me to use Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google is expected to launch a new cloud storage service call Google Drive. According to a report published on the Wall Street Journal, Google Drive will compete head to head with other established cloud storage services like DropBox, SugarSync and Box. Google plans to undercut the popularity of these services by offering subscription pricing that is below the subscriptions being offered by these other services. More →
The number of Blackberry users jumping ship at the corporate level is getting more and more significant. Just this week, Halliburton announced that it will be ditching the Blackberry as the preferred communication device in the company in favor of iPhones and iPads. Now the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it will begin deploying iPhones and iPads to its employees by May, replacing the Blackberry devices that the Agency’s employees used to use.
According to a report by Bloomberg, About 3,000 of the Agency’s 20,000 fulltime workers and contractors use a BlackBerry device. The report failed to mention how many of the workers will be getting the new Apple products. More →
Screen real estate has always been about “the bigger, the better.” It goes for computer monitors and TVs. But one situation where a bigger screen may become a turn off at some point is with mobile phones. A bigger screen will mean a bigger phone and when phone manufacturers began using 4-inch screens and then with Samsung releasing the Galaxy Note that has a 5.3 inch screen, the upper limits of screen size may have been reached. More →
Instagram is a hugely popular app for iOS devices. The free app allows people to take pictures and employ different filters on the photo to create a multitude of effects. Instagram is so popular that it’s no surprise that other developers are coming out with Instagram clones, basically offering the same kind of functionality. But Viddy is taking a completely different path while at the same time taking inspiration from Instagram. More →
Google recently announced that it has strengthened the security tools around the company’s Android mobile operating system. The announcement was made through a post published on the Google Mobile blog. The announcement came from Hiroshi Lockheimer, the Vice President of Engineering for Android.
One of the things that Lockheimer shared is a new service called Bouncer. This new security tool scans the Android Market and specifically looks for malicious software. Bouncer was designed to run in the background to detect malware. Bouncer will not interfere with the operations of Android Market. It doesn’t even need app developers to “go through an application approval process.” More →
I remember a time when offering something for free would elicit gratitude and calls for the person to run for president. Google was probably thinking the same thing when it decided to offer a number of its services for free. But that’s not what the Company got for offering their highly useful Google Maps for free.
For the “crime” offering Google Maps to the public free of charge, Google is being asked to pay a fine. More →
A study recently conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project shows that more than fifty percent of people who shopped during the 2011 holiday season used their mobile phones to do research on various products before committing to buy them.
The study involved 1,000 adults and according to the results, it was found out that a fourth of them took out their mobile phone while shopping inside a store in order to look up the price for the products they’re eyeing at online resellers. More →