Dumb App Of The Day: BroApp

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 Wifi Detector: BroApp won't send messages when you are at your girlfriend's place. * Girlfriend Intrusion Detector: BroApp will prevent inquisitive… Continue reading...

Would Amazon Really Give You A Phone?

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 it with the Kindle Fire or the Kindle after all, though both are heavily subsidized. Similarly Google who have been pretty aggressive in their off contract Nexus phone pricing haven't got that down to zero yet. Continue reading...

Would You Buy A Camera For You Smartphone?

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 you could pack into a thin phone. The biggest plus of course being the ability to do real optical zoom but also you'll benefit a lot from larger sensor size. The idea is to… Continue reading...

Do You Want A Phone The Size Of A Tablet

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/ . Continue reading...

Maybe It's Time We Changed The Definition of High End?

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 heavily skinned. So basically the high end phones have some bigger numbers to their name, but a poorer user experience (if… Continue reading...