By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 30, 2016
Magnasonic’s new LED Pico Projector is just what you need if you’re an on-the-go business person, want to watch movies on your wall, or need a quick way to show off a presentation at work or in class. But the uses don’t stop there.
I first saw these little portable LED projectors emerging on the market just a couple of years ago, and I’ve been itching to try one ever since, but the technology is really coming around to being practical for use and the prices are just starting to become more affordable.
In this review, we’ll show you how Magnasonic’s new LED Pico Projector works and walk you through all of its features. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 27, 2016
If you’re invested in Android TV and own a compatible TV set or set-top box, you’ll appreciate that you can now control your Android TV from the comfort of your couch with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, as Google was kind enough to release the official Android TV app on the App Store.
The free of charge app works with all Android TV devices and includes remote functionality much like Apple’s own Remote app lets you control Apple TVs with an iOS device. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 11, 2016
Because I’m always out and about, and my iPhone can always use a good charge when I’m away from an outlet, external battery accessories are always of great interest to me. BatteryBox, which you may remember made it to both my top 5 accessories for iPhone and top 5 accessories for Mac lists, has long filled that void for me.
Nevertheless, I’ve been looking for something a little easier to carry around with me when I leave the house or leave the car, and something I can use a little more easily while walking around and while not carrying a backpack.
One solution I’ve found to work quite well for this need is BatteryBox’s little brother, dubbed BatteryBox Mini, which can be had on the BatteryBox website for less than $35. In this review, we’ll take you through the features of BatteryBox Mini and show you whether it’s a good investment for your needs. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 8, 2016
Google is considering making Apple’s Swift a “first class” language for Android development, The Next Web learned from unnamed sources. Facebook and Uber are also said to potentially make Swift “more central” to their operations.
Representatives for Google, Facebook and Uber were recently at a meeting in London to discus Swift possibilities. Swift couldn’t have received a bigger endorsement than that, which is saying a lot about Apple’s effort to produce a modern programming language not only for iOS and OS X development, but for the web as well. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 17, 2016
If you use your iPhone for any kind of video production, then a gimbal should definitely be one of the top things on your wish-list if you don’t already have one.
In this review, we’ll be giving you an in-depth look at the ZhiYun Z1 Smooth-C 3-axis handheld stabilizing gimbal. This is a tool that many videographers use to keep their recording device of choice nice and steady, even when walking or running around. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 10, 2016
If you have old tech sitting in your closet or attic that you don’t use anymore because you’ve got something better, Apple will gladly make sure that tech is recycled properly free of cost via the Apple Recycling Program. In some instances, the company will even give you an Apple Store gift card as credit towards a new Apple device or accessories.
The Apple Recycling Program has been around for ages, but is often overlooked as an option. Although better deals can often be had elsewhere, the urge to trade in your device can come at inopportune times, and when you want quick money for your old Apple devices, or a quick and easy way to get rid of your junk tech, Apple can come in handy in a pinch.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use the Apple Recycling Program to make better use of your unused tech. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 1, 2016
Lovers of technology who own both iOS and Android devices are forced to use two different cables for charging their batteries – a Lightning cable and a Micro-USB cable.
The discrepancy in charging cable type can be a pain for people who don’t want to carry around more than one cable with them, and that’s why a new Kickstarter campaign for a product called LMcable is trying to make its way onto the market to make charging easier for everyone. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 3, 2016
Apple released an update for the Apple Music app on the Android platform via the Google Play Store on Wednesday with a much-needed new feature: the ability to save songs from the app to your Android device’s removable SD card storage. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 22, 2016
Since its inception in 2008, Android has generated revenue of $31 billion and $22 billion in profit, a lawyer for Oracle said in a federal court, marking the first time Android’s financial performance was publicly revealed.
As a quick refresher, Oracle, the database maker, is suing Google’s parent Alphabet over using its Java software without paying for it to develop Android. The figure is based on information Oracle derived from Google’s confidential internal financial documents.
Google promptly asked a San Francisco federal judge to redact and seal portions of the public transcript of last week’s hearing because improperly disclosed data contains “extremely sensitive information” from documents that were marked “Attorney’s Eyes Only.” Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2016
Remix OS, a software platform created in partnership with the Android-x86 project, is now available for download from the Jide website. Remix is basically a custom engineered version of Android Lollipop that can be installed onto a USB thumb drive to boot your Mac right into Android.
This is a pre-release alpha version of Remix intended for developers so it may be a bit rough around the edges and exhibit some hiccups. That being said, Remix OS is pretty cool: it has a custom user interface with built-in Amazon App Store, but you can sideload Google Play services to run virtually any Android app on your Mac. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 11, 2016
Apple today shot down a report published last Sunday by The Telegraph newspaper that it was building a tool at the request of EU carriers that would permit iPhone owners to transfer their contacts, photographs, messages and other data to Android smartphones.
“There is no truth to this rumor,” a spokesperson told John Paczkowski at Buzz Feed. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 10, 2016
Due to complaints by European mobile operators, Apple is reportedly under pressure to provide software that would permit iPhone owners to easily switch to Android, The Telegraph reported yesterday.
Carriers contend that Apple’s decision to only provide the ‘Move to iOS’ app but not a similar tool to shift user data over to an Android device is limiting competition while weakening their hand in negotiations with Apple over contractual terms. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 7, 2016
Are you itching to see for yourself what life is like on the “other” mobile platform, Google’s Android, but the very thought of switching sends shivers up your spine? Enter Remix OS, a software platform founded by three ex-Google employees that lets you boot straight to Android on your Mac or Windows PC.
Unlike similar solutions that let you run Android apps in a windowed mode, Remix OS has a dedicated desktop user interface, runs a custom engineered version of Android Lollipop with Google Play services, meaning you can download and run just about any Android app no your desktop, including Microsoft Office, YouTube, Google Maps and many more. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 10, 2015
The Apple Music beta has launched for Android devices, and is now available as a free download via the Google Play store. If you have a compatible Android device, you can click this link to be taken directly to the Apple Music page on Google Play.
The download, which is version 0.9.0 and comes in at 29MB, officially brings Apple Music and Beats 1 to Android devices for the first time. Keep in mind that this is still a beta version, which means that not everything from the iOS version is there.
By Cody Lee on Oct 29, 2015
Apple on Thursday released a new application for Android and iOS called Beats Pill+. As the name suggests, the app allows device users to manage and control their Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker, which was announced earlier this month.
In the description, Apple says the Beats Pill+ app “puts you and your friends at the center of your music like never before.” You can use it to easily pair your device with your Pill+ speaker, rename it for fast identification and much more.
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 17, 2015
Apple’s new ‘Move to iOS’ app is now available on Android and a lot of fans of Google’s mobile platform have already posted hate-spewing reviews on the Play Store. The app lets people switch over from Android to iOS by wirelessly migrating their data, settings and personal information to an iPhone.
The vast majority of reviews have nothing to do with the app itself and instead criticize Apple’s closed ecosystem and walled garden approach.
In venting their frustration at Apple, angered Android fans are taking advantage of Play Store reviews to ridicule Apple, call its fans ‘iSheep’, criticize the iPhone’s battery life and diss the Apple Watch as an overpriced luxury device in an apparent absence of any real arguments. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 16, 2015
Apple just released its Move to iOS app for Android. This is an app that you can download from the Google Play store that will make it easier for Android users to migrate to iOS.
During the initial iOS 9 setup, users are given the option of how they want to proceed with setup, and migrating from Android is one of those options. If a user selects Move Data from Android, they will then be pointed to the Move to iOS app on their Android device for easy migration.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the full migration process, which involves pairing the two devices together in order to transfer Android user data to your iOS device. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 15, 2015
As you guys know, I’m a fan of the Moto G—Motorola’s off-contract budget phone that packs in a surprising amount of good features for a super-cheap price. As I stated in my review, the Moto G is a good choice for anyone wishing to dip their toes into the Android waters, or for anyone who needs a cheap second smartphone.
The Moto X Pure Edition ($399.99 on Amazon), is a whole different beast altogether. It looks similar to the Moto G in build material, but it’s way bigger, has a 5.7″ QHD screen at 1440p, a 21 megapixel rear-facing shooter, a front-facing flash, captures 4K video, and features extremely fast charging.
Unlike the budget Moto G, the Moto X Pure Edition is Motorola’s de facto flagship offering for 2015. At $399 for the base model, it’s more than double the price of Motorola’s popular Moto G, yet much cheaper than major “flagship” models from big named Android OEMs.
How does it stack up with the competition? How does it compare with the iPhone 6 Plus—its closest iOS competitor? Check out our full video review for all of the details. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 15, 2015
At its ‘Hey Siri’ media event last Wednesday, Apple said it would soon be releasing a brand new Android app, called ‘Move to iOS,’ to make it even easier for Android customers to switch to an iPhone.
It seems that ‘Move to iOS’ and ‘Move from Android’ apps will be released on the App Store and Google’s Play Store, respectively, alongside the iOS 9 software update tomorrow, September 16, Czech blog LetemSvetemApple reported Tuesday.
“Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device,” Apple writes on its iOS 9 webpage. Read More