Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Lenovo Folio: 5.5″ phone that unfolds into 8″ tablet seamlessly

At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese tech giant wowed attendees with the Lenovo Folio, a tablet with a screen that folds in half into a phone. Before you start getting too excited, you should know that the Folio is a concept device, which means it may not be released as […]

Samsung forces unkillable adverts down Galaxy S8 buyers’ throats

“Hier heb ik geen 1000 dollar voor betaald!” Source: Samsung verrast gebruikers met advertenties op Galaxy S8 – Webwereld They come with the gaming service which cannot be disabled or uninstalled unless you’re root. Considering you pay through the nose for the most breakable piece of hardware there is, this sounds like a great reason […]

Samsung blocks ability to remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button

Samsung wants to keep you locked in the Bixby AI ecosystem in its fight against Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and others. Source: Samsung blocks ability to remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button | ZDNet And Bixby won’t work at all during launch. I’m actually not so very happy with Samsung deciding to ditch the […]

Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86

Android-x86 Open Source Project Source: ReleaseNote 6.0-r1 – Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86 Wow, open source Android?

DeskDock – use your android device as a second PC monitor

DeskDock allows you to share your computer’s mouse with your Android devices via a USB cable. The app enables you to control your Android device as if it was an additional monitor for your computer. Simply move your computer’s mouse cursor over the screen boundaries to use it with your Android devices. Source: DeskDock Free […]

CTRL-F – Search, for the real world

Scan to search To search a document, simply scan the page using your device’s camera. The app then analyses the document and you’ll be able to search within it after a few seconds, just like you would with a digital document and CTRL-F on a PC! Source: CTRL-F – Search, for the real world

Google – Voice & Audio Activity

This page lets you view, listen to and delete all of your Google Audio history. To delete all, find the 3 dots -> delete options -> advanced Source: Google – Voice & Audio Activity

Rabobank puts NFC payment on all KPN simcards

The simcards have an NFC element that belongs to the Rabobank. I guess that means that Rabobank must then get quite a lot of information from the telco provider that you wouldn’t necessarily want them to have. Worrying. KPN geeft sinds begin dit jaar een nieuw type simkaart uit dat contactloos betalen per telefoon mogelijk […]

The State of Mobile Application Security 2014-2015 – IOS more dangerous than Android, mainly through the apps.

The document addresses the findings of a mobile App research and summarizes concerns and approaches required to improve the state of mobile app security. Source: The State of Mobile Application Security 2014-2015 – Checkmarx.com

Debloater(Lets remove all that carrier bloat !! Root not required..)

It will disable / block any system and third party application on your device with ease and allow you to enable / unblock the application just as easy. It also reads everything, real-time, directly from your device, so that there are no messy batch files, scripts and txt files, etc. that you have to maintain […]

New tool could reduce smartphone battery drain by intelligently suppressing background activities

he first large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers has revealed that apps drain 28.9 percent of battery power while the screen is off. To address the problem, researchers have created a software tool that reduces the energy drain by about 16 percent. Researchers at Purdue University, Intel Corp. and startup company Mobile […]

Recon Jet finally ships – HUD sunglasses, not as creepy as Glassholes and works better

Jet’s display is equivalent to a 30” screen viewed from 7 feet (2 m) away. It’s crisp and vibrant in all lighting conditions—and thanks to our patented Glance Detection technology, it wakes up instantly when you glance down, then turns off again when you look away, minimizing distractions and maximizing power efficiency. Only $699 Recon […]

Google Handwriting Input – Finally Graffiti but better!

Google Handwriting Input allows you to handwrite text on your phone or tablet in 82 languages. It supports printed and cursive writing, with or without a stylus. Google Handwriting Input also supports hundreds of emojis, so you can express yourself in any Android app. via Google Handwriting Input – Android Apps on Google Play. I’ve […]

Google gives handwriting interface for Android

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/16/google_releases_handwritingrecogniser_for_android/

Pixel OFF save battery on amoled screens

Some AMOLED screen powered devices are able to “turn off” those pixels which are showing black colour. This app will let you to turn off some pixels in order to save your appreciate battery by showing very small black points. As newer devices comes with very high density screens those points will be insignificant to […]

Office Lens Preview

Office Lens takes pictures of pages and using OCR transports them to MS Office format. On Windows phone it’s been around for some time, on Android they are starting the technology. Office Lens Preview – Android Apps on Google Play.

Xiaomi Mi Note: a smartphone that looks the biz!

Xiaomi Mi Note: This Chinese Phone Is Great. Too Bad You Can't Use It..

Your New Galaxy S6 Will Have a Built-In Expiration Date

No removable battery!?!?! So sad, goodbye Samsung :'( Your New Galaxy S6 Will Have a Built-In Expiration Date.

Microsoft to invest in Android firmware upstart Cyanogen

Google vs MS, the battle continues! Microsoft to invest in Android firmware upstart Cyanogen • The Register.

WiFi Map – shows you wifi hotspots + passwords in your vicinity

There’s an iphone version of this and the pro version shows you the wifi hotspots all over the world. WiFi Map Pro — Passwords – Android Apps on Google Play.

The problem with Android not really being open source: Google won’t fix bug hitting 60 percent of Android phones | Ars Technica

Basically they say they won’t touch anything older than the current OS and also smartphone vendors then need to update their old devices, which they won’t do either. Google won’t fix bug hitting 60 percent of Android phones | Ars Technica.

fernapp – libreoffice in the browser

Are you looking for an easy way to access Linux desktop applications LibreOffice, Evolution etc remotely?fernapp makes it possible to run a GUI application on a Linux server and access it from anywhere via web browser!It’s not an ordinary remote desktop. It focuses on the application windows and integrates them nicely. via fernapp. In the […]

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 – all you need to know

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 | The Onion – America's Finest News Source.

IndoorAtlas – use the worlds magnetic fields to map inside buildings

The system has an accuracy of 10ft. They have an API for apps, you can add buildings and collect map data using a smartphone. Find the inside of any building! They plan to use it to map out shopping routes for people with shopping lists. IndoorAtlas.

Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, is Now Free

It’s creepy to see how well it translates words on your screen… Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, is Now Free.

 
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