Dumb App Of The Day: BroApp And what’s so dumb about this Android app you ask? Well basically it automates sending text messages to your assigned girlfriend (or boyfriend the protocols are fundamentally gender neutral despite the naming) to make it look like you’re interested in her. The makers claim several sophisticated features like: * Girlfriend … Continue reading Dumb App Of The Day: BroApp
There have been rumors for a couple of years now of an Amazon Phone presumably running some variant of their forked Kindle Android OS. But the latest rumor is pretty extreme. Not a low cost phone. But a free ($0.00) phone and without requiring a contract. Honestly I’m not sure they could pull that off. They haven’t managed to do … Continue reading Would Amazon Really Give You A Phone?
So the first images of this concept leaked a few weeks ago but now more information is emerging. The idea is simple, Sony will build a complete camera into a lens (not actually that hard to do) and the it will wirelessly connect to your phone using it as the viewfinder. The result should be a far better lens than … Continue reading Would You Buy A Camera For You Smartphone?
On the left is the Nexus 7. On the right is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It’s an Android phone. If you thought Samsung’s Note line were big, apparently that’s nothing compared to the 6.4″ Xperia Z Ultra. I suppose this might be big enough you wouldn’t need the tablet as well… http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/08/04/xperia-z-ultra-sized-up-against-the-nexus-7 – 2013/ Eoghann Irving Overly opinionated owner … Continue reading Do You Want A Phone The Size Of A Tablet
People complain the Galaxy S4 is sluggish. Apparently the Moto X is smooth as butter. The Moto X is being called a mid-range phone, the GS4 high end. People complain the HTC One’s battery life is terrible. Supposedly the Moto X has excellent battery life. The HTC One is apparently a high-end phone. Moto X offers a nearly stock experience, HTC ONe and GS4 are … Continue reading Maybe It’s Time We Changed The Definition of High End?
It seems that sales of games on the Ouya console have got off to a poor start. Now you can’t do an apples to apples comparison of game sales between Ouya and the established consoles for all sorts of reasons. It has neither the market penetration or the advertising reach nor any of the brand name … Continue reading Rough Start For Ouya Game Developers
As the article I’m linking to notes, one of the rumors about Motorola’s upcoming Moto X phone is that it will use Clear Pixel technology which is an additional pixel in the sensor that will help boost it’s ability in low light situations. Which makes Moto X the second major Android phone to emphasize low light picture … Continue reading Are Smartphones Finally Breaking Free Of The Megapixel Myth
This is the first video I’ve seen that actually demonstrates some of the distinctive features of the Moto X that have been previously mentioned. There are supposed to be more (if rumors are true).Some of this stuff is part of the Google Now / Google Voice Commands functionality but the implementation shows that they’re actually thinking … Continue reading Moto X Tech Demo
From the sound of this article that may well be the case if this report is accurate. Of course we already have various smart watches but they have had to build their own apps in order to work with Android phones. These changes to the notifications functions would make it much easier. And there was … Continue reading Does Android 4.3 Herald More Wearable Computing?
According to the latest rumors the specs for the MotoX, the much awaited and hyped Motorola X Phone will be:1.7 GHz dual core MSM8960 Pro , 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 720p display resolution, 10MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 4.2.2. Which is to say nothing out of the ordinary at all … Continue reading Are These The Specs of the Motorola X Phone?
I think from now on my test of good voice recognition will be the ability for it to understand me saying phlebotomy.But it also can do amazing things like answer the question: Who sings that song where the guy goes “How Bizarre?” Which is the sort of vague question I’m likely to end up asking. … Continue reading Google Shows Of It’s Sophisticated Voice Search In Glass
And the rumors are back. Of course everyone was saying we’d have Key Lime Pie (or Android 5.0) for Google IO. But we didn’t. Now it seems the rumors are about an October release and that the big focus will be on supporting as wide a range of devices as possible regardless of hardware. Right down … Continue reading Android 5.0 In October?
This is one of those things that seems like a small update but could be a huge benefit. Adding the option to scan documents straight into Google Drive from your Android phone (complete with optical character recognition) will be a huge benefit for people who need to track cheques, receipts etc. Of course it will also … Continue reading Google Drive For Android Brings OCR Scanning
Well according to the FCC filing it’s a Digital Transmission System and the description is The device functions as a media player. Two things were noticeably absent from Google I/O 2013. Nothing was said about the failed Nexus Q, and there wasn’t a Google branded Google TV box. So… Eoghann Irving Overly opinionated owner and author of eoghann.com. You … Continue reading What Is Google’s H840?
When Google launched their Google TV brand people got very excited. Would this be the product that finally moved these sorts of streaming boxes from a niche hobby to the mainstream? Nope. Google stumbled when they forked Google TV from Android which dramatically slowed down the updates and content provides reacted in a particularly hysterical fashion by … Continue reading The Google TV Brand Fades But Android Is Still Coming To TVs