Tablet wars are certainly taking off with the UK’s top supermarkets coming out with their own branded seven inch Android powered tablets. Adli have teamed up with German based consumer electronics giant Medion for their tablet. It only comes in black, but it runs apps from Google Play and so it is fully compatible with Android powered smartphones allowing the user to switch devices but stay with the same apps.
The Medion Lifetab tablet comes with a neat seven inch (17.8 cm) multi touch HD display with a 1024 x 600 of pixel resolution. It is powered by the ARM Cortex A9 Quad core processor with 1.6 GHz and will be running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. There are two camera with this device, the first is the 0.3 mega pixel front web camera with an integrated microphone and the other is a 2.0 mega pixel camera on the rear. There is an Integrated speaker system and there is a handy built in orientation sensor.
The Medion seven inch tablet will be available to buy from Aldi stores with the attractive price tag of £80!
There is nothing like having somebody watching your back, but there comes a point when you are on your own, then what do you do? Well, you could cry or you could buy the BroApp if you use an Android powered device. The BroApp is cool and will act as your wingman 24/7 the BroApp will not let you down at the crucial time it is going to be there working for you all day, every day. So, what is cool about the BroApp? Once downloaded you are going to ask yourself how you managed before, this app can simply managed your life so that you get more time with your bros and less time trying to think up excuses as to why you are not picking up calls etc.
There are three essential parts to the BroApp, Girlfriend Wi-Fi Detector, Girlfriend Intrusion Detector and the Recent Contact Detector; the BroApp will help you get the most out of your relationship with as little effort on your part as humanly possible. This sort of app is never going to be free, so if you are a Bro and use an Android powered device then head over to Google Play with your £1.50 to buy this cool app right now!
Source: Bro App
A day does not pass without us hearing about a selfie, only this morning at the Oscars a selfie made the headlines and the other day we featured an app that helped cats take selfies. So there is only one way to go now, everybody will have an app to suit their lifestyle, job or location to take a selfie to share with family and friends. However, at the moment we are looking at Baby Selfie! This is a paid for app that does what it says and it is great to use because the end result is a cool image of the baby that looks natural and with posing or parents to spoil it.
The Baby Selfie app is easy to use, simply set it up and while it runs pictures of colourful animals appear on the screen. As the baby touches the screen, the camera goes off capturing a great image. Of course, there should be a warning issued with this app that goes something like this; Babies can pick up, drop or throw your smartphone at any time! The Baby Selfie app is not free, so you are going to have to pay up £0.66 for it from Google Play, but imagine all of the fun that you can have with it!
It does not seem that long ago when the first Galaxy smartphone from Samsung was launched and now we are thinking about the fifth generation of the phone. However, it seems that there are plenty of fans out there ready to pre order the £600 device, over a 100,000 in fact! There has been a lot of excitement around the launch of this new phone and it is nothing to do with charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold colour choices or the 16 megapixel camera. This is because it is the complete package that Samsung are offering with the Galaxy S5.
Let’s take a closer look at what all the fuss is about; it comes with a 5.1 inch screen that offers a FHD super AMOLED display with a 1920 x 1080 of pixel resolutions. It is going to be running on the Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) operating system and it is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad core application processor. There is 2 GB of RAM, an internal memory choice of either 16 GB or 32 GB and there is the trusty microSD slot with up to 128 GB of memory.
Smartphone must have a good camera, the S5 has two, the main one is 16 MP and the forward facing camera is 2.0 MP. There is plenty of connectivity features with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80 Wi-Fi, MIMO (2×2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC and IR Remote. So finally, what about the casing, it measures up at 142.0 mm (L) x 72.5 mm (W) x 8.1 mm (T) and weighs in at 145 grams with the built in 2800mAh battery that offers a standby time 390 hrs and a talk time 21 hrs.
Currently this phone is available for pre order, so an unlocked Galaxy S5 is going to cost you around £600 to buy.
Source: Samsung Mobile
It has to be said here that the iOS version of the Cycloramic app is better than the Android version, sure, it is more expensive but iPhone owners get to see their smartphone rotate in front of them with no assistance, while the camera is taking the shot. This produces a true 360 degree image, so you can put it on a table a capture everyone around it and see the amazement in their faces as the iPhone turns around in front of them and there are no magicians in the room either. The Android smartphone app is just a little bit less impressive than the iOS version; this is because the user will have to turn the smartphone manually although they are guided by the device. but once the image has been captured the editing features are the same for both platforms and there is a cool panorama image to video convertor feature coming soon too. There are also some really interesting effects and frames to enhance the images to the best possible effect.
This sort fun does not come free so expect to be paying out around $1.99 or £1.49 for the iOS app from iTunes, while the Android version is cheaper at $1 or £0.61 from Google Play.
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Using the integrated keyboard on a Smartphone or tablet takes a bit of practice especially if is being used while on the move. However, it is the same in the office or at a meeting when one handed typing comes in handy. So Asus has come up with a keyboard that folds down to a handy portable size and yet once unfolded it will support any most phablet style Smartphone’s and tablets with a display up to ten inches.
Asus are calling this keyboard the Transkeyboard, because it is not meant for just one brand it is universal to Android and Windows powered devices. With a unique origami style fold out design that supports the device allowing the user to type away at the Bluetooth connected keyboard in the same as you would with a netbook. The Transkeyboard can be set up in seconds and completely folded away just as quickly.
There is not much to talk about when it comes to specs and features, but the Transkeyboard does use a Bluetooth connection; it is compatible with any device running on the Android 4.2 or Windows 8 operating system. As for its size, it measures in at 26 cm (L) x 13 cm (W) x 1 cm (H) and it weighs in at around 246 grams.
The only downside to this announcement is that Asus have failed to announce the price or availability of the Transkeyboard; it is so annoying when companies do that!
The Galaxy Note by Samsung are cool devices, but how do we know how if it is worth switching from the Note II to the latest version the Note III? This is problem that all Smartphone users face when a new model comes out, to switch or not to switch that is the question! Well it seems that Samsung have the answer, they have released an app called the GALAXY Note 3 Experience. There are several versions available but they are free to download so just choose the version that suits your Smartphone and location best to really see what the Note III can offer.
It is only a small app around 48MB and yet it allows us to move around the new design and features as if you actually had the cool Note III in your hand. However, this is merely an experience and as such the features are limited to a look at but do not touch sort of thing. There we were thinking that we could get our grubby little on the real feel of the Note III while keeping our Note II’s. Well Samsung are not that stupid they tease and torment with this app, leaving us with one option only and that is we must get our hands on the Note III fast!
This is a free app that is available from Google Play for devices with Android 4.1.
Source: Google Play
Its November once more and that means there will be plenty of men around this month who look like they have forgotten to shave, but before you give them hard time there is a good reason for this spurt in facial hair growth, its Movember!
Movember is the alternate name for November it is when men grow moustaches and beards in order to highlight public awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It is a really good cause and November is the time for hair!
To help guys keep a record of their progress there is this cool and trendy Movember app, it’s available in Android and iOS versions so no excuses there! It works like this, every day you take a selfie and the app stores it to show your progress and share with friends on social media sites.
Here is a great way to earn yourself some free Google Play credits, simply get the Google Opinion Rewards app for Android powered devices from Google Play. It is an app that has been created by Google Consumer Surveys.
To get started simply install the app on your device and start answering those questions about you and your lifestyle to receive your free Google Play credits. You will be notified every time a new survey is ready and waiting for you.
This is a free app on Google Play, but it is only available to US based owners of Android devices.
Source: Google Play
You would have thought that by now Smartphone users would have got used to using the on the on screen keyboard provided by the manufacturers software, but now it seems not and so it’s up to apps like Swype to give these users a keyboard to handle. To get an idea on how Swype works, here are a selection of gestures such as; Select All (Swype key to ‘A’), Cut (Swype key to ‘X’), Copy (Swype key to ‘C’), Paste (Swype key to ‘V’) and for Search (Swype key to ‘S’) you see how easy it is.
So you can see that Swype is a good alternative to certain integral keyboards on Smartphone’s, but Swype has been further updated to provide the owners of Android devices even more features, such as; a bilingual keyboard, split keyboard and even a mini keyboard. The new updated version of Swype is available right now for Android devices on Google Play where it will cost just $4 or £2.50.
Source: Nuance Mobility
Don’t just sit there watching the television, get involved by making your own bumps with the official Adult Swim Bump Builder app for Android and iOS powered devices!
This is strictly for Adult Swim fans we know who you are! So, this is your chance to get involved with the serious TV world of Adult Swim, you never know you become famous. The official Adult Swim Bump Builder app is available now and it is free for Android on Google Play and iOS on iTunes.
Source: Adult Swim
This is the I’m Watch, it is just one of the latest additions to the new smartwatch market, but unlike any of the others available on the market, this is one smartwatch that actually looks like it is going to be there for the duration. It has plenty of features and specs to offer, as well as looking real cool with a range of coloured watch straps and cases to choose from.
It has a 1.54 inch (diagonal) screen with a colour TFT display offering a 240 × 240 of pixel resolution and a 220 ppi (pixel per inch). It will be running on the i’m Droid 2 operating system, powered by the IMX233 Processor, Flash Drive memory of 4 GB, 128 MB of RAM, Magnetometer and Accelerometer. The I’m Watch measures in at around 52.90 mm (L) 40.60 mm (W) x 10 mm (H) and it weighs in at up to 170 grams.
There are three models in the range of watches, these are the i’m Watch Color Collection, the i’m Watch Tech Collection and the i’m Watch Jewel Collection. Depending on which model is chosen it will have a case of either aluminium, titanium, silver and gold, as well as a wide range of different colours available for the strap choice.
Power comes from the built-in rechargeable Li-Po 450 mAh battery, this will be offering charging from the USB to computer system or alternatively a power adapter, the battery is going to last on standby without using the Bluetooth connection of up to 48 hours with the Bluetooth connection in use this drops to up to 24 hours! However, normal watch and app use will mean that in reality it is up to 5 hours.
The cool looking I’m Watch is on offer at the moment down from £300 or$480 to £220 or $352, now that has to be a bargain! However, hurry up it is only on for limited time only!
Source: IM Smart
With hundreds of apps available in every single sector of the app stores, find the right one is like searching for a needle in a giant haystack. You would have thought that by now things would have been made easier, well maybe they have with the free app for Android powered devices called Quixey.
Quixey is an app that helps the user search for apps by simply describing what they want the app to do; no names or brands are needed. The app search comes back with a selection of apps that do exactly what the searcher is looking for and that is all you really need from an app search result.
These are the main features found on Quixey; search by description, the top trending apps, browse wheel for checking what is new in categories and then there is a sample feature that shows what other Quixey users have been looking at, you never know you may find that cool app that you never knew existed.
This is a free app that is currently in beta and available to download from Google Play for most Android powered devices.
If you are one those folks who thinks that finding the right person to spend the rest of your with is a matter of chance and luck, then you probably don’t need any help with dating. However, just for those folks who need a bit of help there is a carrot for you to use and it works like this.
The Carrot Dating app is available for both Android and iOS powered devices, it purpose is to get the user a date and it seems that the only way that is going to happen is if you offer them person that you like a bribe! Yes, for the price of a bunch of flowers, dinner or desert a date with a real person could be yours!
Source: Carrot Dating
When people say that toys are nothing like they used to be they must have the Ubooly in mind. Because this is toy that is unlike anything we have seen, it is soft and plush like a marshmallow! Yet insert a Smartphone or tablet device into the Ubolly’s head and it becomes a friend for life.
It should come as no surprise that it is content is the idea of teachers and writers who have banded together to produce a wonderful that will keep kids coming back for more. The Ubooly comes in a variety of colours, offers access to adventures, experiments, games, jokes & stories.
This is a great all rounder, being powered by either an Android or iOS Smartphone or tablet and to keep the kids interested there will be new content uploaded wirelessly every week. This is the key to engaging the kids for months and years to come; there are not many toys that can claim that!
The Ubooly can be pre-ordered starting at just $30 or £19 for the Smartphone version and for tablet owners the price is $60 or £38.
We already know about Snapchat, the app that allows you to send images to friends knowing that they will shortly disappear before they are able to be shared. It is a sneaky way of being flirty or funny without being caught out at a later date.
Now those folks over at Snapchat have rolled out a new features that they are calling Snapchat Stories the idea is simple, the user is able to create a story for the image which is then shared. It will last for twenty four hours making room for the next image and story.
Once the user starts with Snapchat Stories there will be no turning back, it is addictive and your friends will love it so much that they too will join in, a list of those who have viewed it can be seen with the Snapchat Story making it easier to keep track.
You cannot know the shock of losing something of value until you actually do lose it! Well, in order to ensure that this never happens there are a number devices available that use an app and disc that attaches to the valuable item such as, keys, laptop, bags, pets and children. If the two become separated an alert sounds making sure that the lost item can be found a quickly as it was lost.
The features of what the TY has on offer is that it works with Android and iOS powered devices, has six months battery power, set up safe times and zones. There are configurable ringtones available; the Disc has a groove around the edge, with alarm options, accelerometer, and motion sensor.
Now you know what this device has on offer, now the cost! The TY will retail at around $60 or £38, but for a short time, only packages can be pre-ordered from just $30 or £19 for the basic TY app and disc.
Source: TY Together
Many people say that tablets are just large Smartphone’s without the phone part! However, there is a fine difference between the two devices mainly to do with the memory and processing power! However, here is the Phonepad, it is a cool idea where the Smartphone is placed into the dock and using Bluetooth technology the two devices connect allowing the either the Smartphone screen or the Phonepad screen to be visible on the 10.1 inch display. The screen rotates allowing it to be viewed from various angles. Another cool feature, is that once the Smartphone is connected it will start charging off the Phonepad, which is handy.
The Phonepad comes with a neat 10.1 inch touchscreen LCD 16 x 9 display a 1024 x 600 of pixel resolution. There are two built in speakers, a 3.5 mm Stereo headphone mini jack, HDMI input (subject to Smartphone specifications), a Built-in rechargeable Lithium-polymer battery that should offer up to eight hours run time and that charges via power adapter: 12v2A, 110-240v with the phone charging when docked. As for the size of the device, it measures in at (h) 187 mm x (w) 270 mm x (d) 20 mm and weighs in at a manageable 850 grams.
This device comes in two variations, one for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the other for the Galaxy S3 or S4; both models are priced at the same £150 or around $240.
Source: Phone Pad Plus
Security is on the mind of almost everyone who uses the internet for work, business, finances and just about anything else that involves being online. However, when it comes to privacy here is an app that does just that, it is called Burner and its main job is to keep your mobile phone number private and therefore secure.
Burner works on Android and iOS powered devices; it is an app so it is easy to use. Simply choose how long you need a new number for, a day, a week, a month or longer and once you have finished with that phone number, you simply burn it. This is great for anyone who shares their phone number with a lot of people such as an advert.
Anyone who has posted an advert online will know that you are inviting random calls and sms’s, now it makes no difference because you have the button that says “Burn” on it and after clicking on it that goes has gone from your phone, stopping any calls or text messages right there and then.
Burner is a free app available to download for Android devices on Google Play and iOS devices on iTunes. The only downside is the cost of credits, which are; 3 Credits = $1.99, 8 Credits = $4.99, 15 Credits = $7.99 and 25 Credits = $11.99
Source: Burner App
The developer Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser for Android users, but before you get too excited, it is only in Beta at the moment and yet we are still able to download the app and check it out to see exactly what Mozilla have been doing with the Firefox browser.
From what we can make out, they have made some cool changes to the app user interface and an interesting feature that allows guest browsing! Basically, what we are getting here is the ability to share Firefox with family and friends on their device, which is interesting more than anything else.
Other features to look out for is the function that allows users to set up an image as wallpaper, or if needed set it as a contact for a specific webpage. The settings menu has been given a makeover so that user are able to customize how their Firefox looks and feels too.
There is a lot on offer with the beta version of the popular Firebox browser, which is available free right now from Google Play.