You know, the touch screen isn’t new. It was actually developed for the first time in 1965, and one of the first companies to ever use the technology on a mobile device was Apple with their first Newton PDAs. Sadly, as you remember, that didn’t work so well and Apple killed the project just a couple of years later. Still, even after one company failed in making it a mainstream, along came Palm and Microsoft and completely shaped an industry that now powers the reason for being of this website. Who would’ve thought that a technology that was so cool even back then [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through all the details of the recently announced LG Optimus G, which does change the game with it’s spec sheet. We later talk about Samsung’s recent plot for world domination by launching the Galaxy S III in more colors for your choice. We then go through the recently leaked images of a Nokia device that we’re already calling a fake. On a sad note, we talk about Motorola’s new strategy to know when you’ve rooted your device, and we end today’s show talking about the possibilities of NFC coming to the [...]
Some holes, like this one in Yellowstone National Park, are beautiful. But take a look at your phone or tablet. How many holes does it have in it? None of them are “pretty”. Let’s face it, they’re eyesores.
Holes seem like they are necessary components, but they do make your phone look ugly. Additionally, they’re extra components which just add on to the cost of an already pricey piece of electronics.Let’s count them, shall we?
Chances are you’ve got a headphone jack, a microUSB port, and maybe even an MHL/HDMI port. Why? Why do [...]
Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to transfer something from one phone or tablet to another using NFC? Isn’t NFC supposed to make everything easier? I’ve got the answer to that question, along with a look back at another “transport mechanism” in this week’s episode of the Android Guy Weekly.In the days before NFC we had IrDA
Long, long ago (okay, not that long ago) we had something called IrDA that literally let you transfer stuff at the speed of light! Infrared light, to be precise… Who knew the speed of light was so slow! [...]
In our last videos about NFC I showed how to encode text, URLs, and even your business card inside NFC tags. Before that I showed you how to automate profile switching in CyanogenMod 9. For those of you not running CM9 but who want to accomplish many of the same things, check out this video and see how you can do it with a regular app on your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet.
In this video I’ll show you how to use an app called NFC Task Launcher, available in the Play Store. In addition to basic NFC tricks (embedding text, URLs, and even business cards), this app lets you [...]