We’ve come to a bit of a crossroads lately. It’s like an intersection of bad for the folks at Google and we might just be at the point where we need to make a decision that could affect the future of technology. It’s time to decide what’s going to happen to tablets, and more accurately, Android tablets. This is the elephant that has been in the room for the past couple of years, so maybe it’s time to move the elephant out, so we have room for the Christmas tree.
Android tablets have never been all that popular. Some OEMs have made attempts at Android-powered tablets, but despite [...]
We live in a wonderful – or frightening – world, depending on how you look at it. We have gotten to the point where most real money is made of 1’s and 0’s in a computer, rather than wallet sized pictures of Presidents, or kings, or whatever face your currency bears. Are we better for this? I’ve asked myself this question over and over for the three years since I last carried cash with me. The benefit of not carrying money is it’s pretty much anywhere you need it to be. But in practice, how practical is it?
Actually, let’s take it a step further, shall we? Are we at the point [...]
Bleep bleep. Hey there. It’s time to get the latest and greatest. That’s right, just swipe on down and I’ll give you all the goodies. Want some bug fixes? Done. Want some UI improvements? Yours! Want some…well, some more bug fixes. Boom baby. You are all familiar with the periodic notifications we all get when software updates come in. Either your phone’s OS, or a few apps here or there, you’ve gotten a few notifications in your time about the latest software to roll out of the developer’s GitHub.
Updates are one of those double-edged sword kinds of deals. One the one hand, [...]
Every now and then, my job allows me to play with something really cool. Maybe it’s cool because it’s powerful, or has great hardware, or something else. Sometimes, you get to use something that feels like using the future. That’s what Bixi brings to the table. Bixi is a Bluetooth remote control for your smartphone or tablet that allows you to control your device with just a wave of your hand.
Touchless control of your phone is a really great concept. There are practical reasons why you would want to. Bixi’s team cites its inspiration as using a phone while cooking, and your [...]