Technology

13
Nov
StepJockey app shows calories burned on stairs via 'smart' posters

StepJockey, an initiative promoting the health benefits of stair climbing, has launched its official website and mobile app.The Department of Health-funded scheme aims to tackle obesity and encourage fitness activities by labelling the stairs of the world for calorie burn. The StepJockey website allows participants to calculate the calories burnt climbing a specific set of stairs, whether they are located in their home or office, or even a... [read news]

12
Nov
Don’t Like iTunes? Here’s How to Avoid It

If you hate iTunes, you’re not alone. I use a MacBook and an iPhone on a daily basis, but I usually try and avoid iTunes like the plague. It’s not a terrible piece of software by any means, but sometimes it’s really slow and doesn’t work all that great, especially if you’re on a Windows machine. However, it’s really the only option for syncing your iPhone and such, so you’re kind of forced to use it. However, there are ways... [read news]

12
Nov
iPhone 5s Availability Improving, Shipping in 1-2 Weeks

The iPad mini with Retina display might be available today, causing many eager folks to make their way to Apple’s website to buy one, but another thing that has changed on Apple’s website is availability of the iPhone 5s, which has improved to a 1-2 week shipping time for all models in all countries. This includes the gold model, which has seen a worse availability than other color options of the iPhone 5s. This marks the first time... [read news]

10
Nov
How to Get Android 4.4 KitKat Launcher On Your Android Smartphone

Last week Google finally announced Android 4.4 KitKat, and along with it was the brand new Nexus 5 smartphone, running a revamped home launcher and a brand new experience for Android users. We know many of you are eagerly waiting for KitKat to arrive for your Nexus devices, but for those who’d rather not wait we have the “experience” available now. For those running devices that aren’t a Nexus, the wait for Android 4.4 KitKat will... [read news]

10
Nov
Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2-inch Tablet Release Inches Closer

Lately there’s been several reports and rumors regarding Samsung getting into some larger tablets, beyond the traditional 10-inch slates Apple and everyone else offers today. Just like Toshiba, Samsung is preparing a new 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet with its popular S-Pen stylus and all. While most reports have only been rumors of a crazy big tablet with an insane screen resolution, today the new Galaxy Note 12.2 passed through the FCC... [read news]

10
Nov
For Android tablets, 8 (inches) is the new 7

The tablet market had its breakthrough moment when Apple's iPad arrived sporting a nearly 10-inch screen. Later, much of the significant action among tablets centered on those in the 7-inch realm. In general, the 7-inch size marks the border between so-called phablets and proper tablets. The group has included the first Android tablet, the original Galaxy Tab from Samsung, the first Nexus-branded tablet from Google (and Asus), and the first... [read news]

08
Nov
UK MVNO giffgaff to sell the BlackBerry Q10 at the end of November

In the UK, if customers want to go down the SIM only route many choose the MVNO giffgaff, which runs off the O2 network. The 'very' cost effective network is branching out though and it would appear that they will also be selling handsets by the end of November, including the BlackBerry Q10.  All in all, giffgaff are initially to offer 22 handsets - a mix of Android, Windows Phone and... In the UK, if customers want to go down the SIM... [read news]

25
Jun
Browser wars flare up the mobile space

The browser wars are becoming fiery again, but this time the fight is for dominance of the mobile Internet.Google, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! are all in the struggle, along with the Norwegian-made Opera browser and the open source Firefox software from Mozilla.The reason behind the wars is not just boasting rights. The company that controls the mobile Web can direct users to its websites, and importantly, gather data that can be used in... [read news]

22
Jun
Mobile Online Shopping is the key to The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

Every day there is a new headline about mobile payments regarding the usage of a mobile phone to pay at retail locations. Paypal, Google and other industry giants are racing to provide new in-store mobile payment solutions. Large merchants, such as Wal-mart and Target have percolated their own mobile payment solutions. The debate about whether NFC will be the preferred technology to enable mobile payments rages. Still, despite all this press and... [read news]

22
Jun
Samsung Offering First 50 Galaxy S3 Owners Olympic Tickets

The previous month, Samsung and UK retailer Phones 4u announced an offer that would see customers get free tickets to Olympic soccer matches with the purchase of a Galaxy device. Included in the offer were the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S II, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Nonetheless, it seems Samsung insists to offer something similar to those buying its newest Galaxy device, the Galaxy S III. Scheduled to launch in the UK next week, we already... [read news]


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