Here is great news for our readers and Ubuntu fans. World’s first Ubuntu powered tablet is here and currently available for pre-order. The tablet is priced at AUS $299.00 and a discount of 10% is announced for the first 50 customers. Read the rest of this entry
The company that makes the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, Canonical, recently announced what I like to think of as a Lord of the Rings software philosophy: one operating system for PCs, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Not only is it an ambitious idea, but early images and videos of smartphones and tablets running the new software look intuitive and impressively touch-focused. Read the rest of this entry
One of the big stories of MWC 2013 is phones that don’t run Android or Windows Phone — we’ve seen a handful of new, upstart operating systems pop up to challenge the big players in the industry, including the Samsung- and Intel-backed Tizen. The company had a party last night at a gorgeous hotel on a steep hill in Barcelona to celebrate its absorption of Samsung’s Bada OS, and we got a chance to test out version 2.0 of the new OS before Tizen-powered smartphones come out later this year. Read the rest of this entry
People like to automate things in their lives. They have dishwashers, voice mail, auto-replies for their email when they are on vacation, even control a lot of stuff in their house from a single remote control. Why not add some apps to automate your Android phone functions?
Tasker is one of the most well known and also one of the most complicated apps out there to automate actions on your Android. In light of that, we are going to talk about some other Android apps to automate some of redundant tasks and actions on your phone. Read the rest of this entry
The part of an Android phone not many people think about is the dialer. This is the app on your phone where you dial out to make a call. At first glance there doesn’t really seem like a lot could be done to the dialer to make it do something different. In reality, some apps are available to add features to the Android phone dialer. Read the rest of this entry
CoolShip Android computer in a keyboard is the latest Android-powered computer. But this one is unlike other Android units. It’s not in a USB stick, but in a keyboard with most of the connectivity of a standard desktop or notebook computer.
As non-standard computers come, the CoolShip is unlike others that are powered by Android. Think the Commodore 64/128, but less bulky. And aside from Android 4.0, there is a customized Android operating system appropriately named CoolShip OS that has a Windows-like UI. Read the rest of this entry
Summary: Don’t want an iPad or iPad mini? No problem! Here are my top 5 Android tablets for February 2013. Read the rest of this entry
Google updated the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean changelog to highlight everything that is new in the latest version of software available for Android smartphones and tablets. While users have been familiar with marquee additions like Photo Sphere and a brand new camera application with HDR mode, dozens of other features have been added to Android. Google has updated it’s Android Jelly Bean changelog to highlight all of the improvements made. The complete list of all Jelly Bean features is available at this link, but here is a list showing only what was added in the Android 4.2 update. Read the rest of this entry