The obvious use for such cameras is to take pictures of friends or nearby attractions, but there are lots of other things I do with mine that fit more into the "productivity" category. For example, if I'm on a business trip and incur a reimbursable or tax deductible expense, I immediately take a picture of the receipt and then email it to myself with a subject like "cab receipt." Then, when I get home, all my receipts are on my computer, ready for processing.
Rumors that Apple is preparing major design changes with iOS 7 continue to heat up, with new reports suggesting a more muted and flat design aesthetic. According to 9to5 Mac's sources, many of the textures currently present in iOS — linen on the notifications panel and leather in the calendar app — will be replaced with flat black and white colors. As for the home screen, apps will no longer have gloss, shadows and shine applied to the icons, but their corners will remain rounded.
T-Mobile is set to launch the HTC One and BlackBerry Q10 across the U.S. on June 5.
HTC's long-awaited flagship device originally launched on T-Mobile on April 24, but its availability was limited to 300 stores. Now, it's expected to be available in all T-Mobile retail stores and branded locations. The BlackBerry Q10 is also scheduled to hit T-Mobile retail stores on June 5. It will have the same pricing as the HTC One — a $99 down payment with 24 equal $20 monthly payments.
LG will not make Google's next Nexus device, the Nexus 5, despite previous rumors. In an interview with Dutch website All About Phones, Won Kim, vice president of LG Mobile Europe, indicated that the company has no plans to produce another Nexus device, in part it seems because the company doesn't need to.
Samsung has just announced an event called the "Samsung Premiere 2013," held on June 20, 2013 in London. Absolutely no details were given about the event except three cryptic, black and white images and two words: "Galaxy and ATIV." This suggests that the company plans to launch new Galaxy (meaning: Android) devices, as well as Windows devices which fall under Samsung's ATIV brand.
Sundar Pichai just revealed a new version of the HTC One that runs an untouched, stock version of Google's Android operating system. With the announcement, customers can now purchase the two leading Android handsets available today stripped entirely of the custom — and often criticized — manufacturer "skins" they originally shipped with.
After multiple leaks, Samsung went ahead and officially unveiled the Galaxy S 4 mini, a smaller version of its flagship smartphone. The GS4 mini looks like its larger counterpart but has a lower resolution display, an inferior 8-megapixel camera and limited internal storage.
Looking to grow its business beyond just building Apple devices, manufacturing giant Foxconn will reportedly build smartphones running Firefox OS, a new mobile operating system built by the Web browser developer Mozilla.
Taking another page out of Twitter's playbook, Facebook on Wednesday announced Verified Pages, a feature that will make it easier for users to find the official account of celebrities and prominent people they want to follow.
Amid a myriad of Twitter account and website hackings, two-step verification has become an increasingly popular inclusion: just in the last ten days, boh Evernote and Twitter have begun rolling it out. Now LinkedIn is the latest to add two-step verification as an optional security feature for its users.
Lists might not be Twitter’s most popular feature, but for those who use them, the hard limit of 20 different groups could be an aggravating roadblock on the way to an efficient, compartmentalized stream of tweets.
Battery life is always a huge concern with any smartphone. If you’re not careful, especially with Android devices, you can wind up with quite a few applications running in the background, which drains battery. Qualcomm released Snapdragon BatteryGuru, an Android application that monitors what’s going on behind the scenes on your phone, and adjusts your phone’s settings to maximize battery life.
Pinterest started in 2009 as a website for saving photos of things people were interested in. A couple years later, it added an iPhone version. And then, on August 14, 2012, the company launched apps for both Android and iPad. Employees placed bets on when native mobile app traffic would surpass Web traffic. Would it take weeks? Months? It was actually that very same day. And since then, Pinterest hasn’t received the majority of its traffic from the Web again.
What would happen if you wirelessly paired your front door lock with your iPhone the way you’d connect to a Bluetooth speaker? Enter August, the newest product that helps you control your connected home with the flick of an iPhone app — or in the case of August, without having to touch your phone at all.
The notion that one’s home appliances could all be connected in some way — and respond with a simple tap, swipe or voice command — was once only a reality for the very wealthy or the very nerdy. Now, anyone with a Wi-Fi router at home can automate their appliances.
Global personal computer shipments face a deeper-than-expected 7.8 percent slump this year as tablets overtake laptops for the first time, according to a report from market research company IDC. The firm previously had forecast a 1.3 percent decline in PC shipments for 2013 but said in a report on Tuesday that consumers content with tablets are continuing to hold off replacing ageing laptops and desktop computers. By 2015, tablets will outship not just laptops, but all PCs, according to IDC.
Microsoft launched Windows 8 on October 26th, with a volley of new hardware designed for the touch-based interface. Just 12 months after an early Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft is now keen to talk about some upcoming changes in an update named Windows 8.1. Originally codenamed Blue, Windows 8.1 sets the pace for changes to Microsoft's software that will continue in the future for both the RT and x86 versions of the OS.
Advertising executives admit the tide of ads is changing and online video ads are taking the lead, new research has found. 75% of ad agency executives say that online video ads are more effective than traditional TV ads, compared with just 17% who say they are less effective. That sentiment is shared when comparing online video ads with social media and search advertising ads as well. Ad executives feel that online video ads are also more effective than direct response and display ads, a new eMarketer report found.
Never before have we had a technology where we can so freely translate our ideas into a tangible object with little regard to the machinery or skills available. Yet just as the microwave didn’t replace all other forms of cooking as initially predicted, 3-D printing will not replace other manufacturing technologies let alone industrial-scale ones for a variety of reasons. It will complement them.
Cook said that the iPhone pushed Apple forward fast and that tablets accelerated the company's development — but noted that Apple has room for growth. "I see [wearables] as a very important branch of the tree," Cook said…Apple has been rumored to be working on a curved glass smartwatch, expected to run on iOS.
Wikipedia appears to have taken a leaf out of Foursquare's book with its new Nearby feature. The new mobile page is designed to capture your location and deliver articles that help you learn more about your neighborhood, including museums, historic buildings, and nearby parks.
What turns an average video into a spectacular one? Slow motion. Working under the premise that “slow-mo makes everything better,” YouTube added a new slow motion enhancement tool to its built-in editor on Tuesday, making it accessible to everyone who uses the site to create videos.
Smartphone-connected sensors -- one of the hottest tech trends this year -- allow you to track just about everything going on in your home and in your life with just a few swipes on your phone, including the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, the plants growing in your garden and even your sleeping habits.
Real estate marketing tools provider Obeo had added a mobile component to its automated marketing system allowing agents to order up virtual tours, property websites, videos and mobile marketing packages on the go.
Foreclosure information and software provider ForeclosureRadar has changed its name to PropertyRadar and expanded its business model to provide analytics across all types of California properties, not just foreclosures.
Walk Score has revamped its neighborhood page layout in an effort to paint richer portraits of communities. The new version offers more photos and integrates the website’s walkability, transportation and choice metrics. In addition, it provides real estate professionals with an opportunity to showcase their neighborhood expertise by becoming “neighborhood guides.”