Even though it sounded like there might be some caveats, the big four US carriers recently announced that they’d finally get their act together and roll
The Essential Gem’s unveiling makes clear that it’s becoming harder to disassociate new products from the people making them.
The beauty of Android lies in its customizability. Apps can hook into the operating system and add shortcuts that weren’t built-in, allowing you to streamline your device as much as possible. Here are four apps that help you do just that.
When what you really wanted out of a phone is ‘more’
(mutters to self) you will be mine…
And it has a friendly new price
This app looks amazing and, like the article says, intimidating
The ability to pin the screen in #Android is clutch for parents, until you realize their thumb rests right on the button to unpin
Apple releases Shutters, my favorite Android launcher feature @chrismlacy
Here is a clickbait-y headline for you: “The 15 most important announcements from the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event.” Here are all the items from the article, and how not new they are.
|Awesome Apple Thing||Already Been Done By…|
|Bigger Phones! 4.7 and 5.5 inches!||Moto X (2013) and Galaxy Note (2011)|
|Optical Image Stabilization!||LG G2 (2013), and likely before that|
|Landscape Mode! Power button on the side!||Practically every Samsung phone|
|NFC Payments! Secure element!||Galaxy Nexus (2011) (although NFC on top makes more sense – call this a draw)|
|Watch “crown” wheel!||iPod click wheel (2001)|
|Watch “communication button”!||Nextel push-to-talk (mid-00’s)|
|You can long press the watch screen!||Android 2.0, if not before that|
|Screen widgets! Custom keyboards!||Android 1.0, Swiftkey/Swype (2011)|
|Here’s U2 to play at the end!||…|
These things are all kind of cool, but it is dumb to assume that Apple will “bowl over” its competition by, essentially, osmosis. All the things will soon be 5.15-inch metal-rimmed slabs. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
The phone du jour is the HTC One M8, and I am a phone connoisseur. My JUMP-grade came up, and I had to pull the trigger. The Nexus 5 was a fantastic phone, but it was lacking in a few areas: battery life, camera, and tap to unlock. So I pulled the trigger and have been using this beast for a few weeks. Here are my thoughts so far.