On our sister site, TeleRead, Chris Meadows has long lamented the lack of an iPod Touch alternative on Android. He’d speculated earlier this year that a cheap Android phone might be the way to go, and recently he took the plunge and bought one. He also got rid of his iPad and is now a straight Android user.
I went on the hunt last weekend for a new case for my Nexus 7. Although generally I prefer cases that don’t cover the bezel, I find that the tiny rim on the first generation Nexus 7 presses into my thumb and is uncomfortable for long reading sessions. So time to find a new case, and the [easyazon-link asin="B00ATX05LM" locale="us"]M-Edge Incline Case for the Google Nexus 7[/easyazon-link] is just about perfect.
Chris Meadows over at TeleRead has a fun look at TV gadgets from a couple of sci-fi shows, and he talks about how they work, from a story perspective.
Google is making it more interesting for those of us with multiple Google sign-ins. I manage a couple of sites for clients, which means I need multiple log ins to check analytics on the sites. Frankly, it’s a pain to do it from my computer and log out and log in to check each site. I was delighted recently to stumble across the Google Analytics app.
I was excited to hear about an upgraded OS for Android. Since I been using a Nook HD (running Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Nexus 7 (running Jelly Bean), I’ve seen a huge difference between the two versions. I was kind of expecting something similar with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. (And the name is great–one of my favorite candy bars!) But so far, as a tablet user, I’m not impressed.
I had to research this recently because nope, Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to find your iCloud Keychain passwords. I looked first for an option in Safari. Wrong. Turns out it’s in Settings. One thing I prefer about Android is that settings are usually in the app, not in a whole ‘nother location.
Chances are if you’re here at Technology Tell, you’ve got a geek in your life. Undoubtedly they have ideas of what they like and don’t, and if you aren’t a geek it can be tough to figure out what to get them. This guide is for you. Since I’d happily accept anything on this list (I’m a card-carrying geek), you can be sure to find a winner.
I’m sure all of you have experienced earbuds that just don’t quite fit right. I notice it when I’m walking; the left one is fine, but I’m constantly adjusting the right one. Well, I stumbled across some cool earbuds that just might fix the problem. Decibullz earphones have a mold made of a nontoxic biodegradable more »
I gave up wearing a watch years ago when I figured out that my iPhone was a decent stand in and didn’t get in my way while typing. So I’ve been watching all the coverage of smart watches with a somewhat skeptical eye. The Samsung watch was, in my opinion, a big yawn since I don’t own a phone it will work with. Naturally, I’m waiting to see if Apple will pull one out of their hat, but while we wait, I ran across the Goophone in an article on Android Community.
For those of you who are into statistics about broadband usage, pay attention. For those who aren’t interested in statistics, pay attention anyway. There’s some good data to be discussed. Twice a year, Sandvine publishes a report on Internet usage during peak usage times, and you can glean some insight into how people use broadband data more »
There are few things sadder than a cracked iPhone screen. The spiderweb just looks bad, and it makes the phone so much less usable. Until recently, your options were to get a refurbished replacement (and go through the hassle of restoring your phone) or to try one of those mall kiosk things, which always look more »
Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how Google Search for iOS (which includes Google Now features) ran Location Services constantly, even when the app wasn’t running. My fellow bloggers took to the Internet in droves to protest. Google fired back that it wasn’t an issue and wasn’t greatly impacting battery life. Legions of more »