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Nov 27 2011

Documents to Go: Productivity in Your Pocket

Eric Engoron

With smartphones becoming more and more popular among teenagers, they have begun to lose their true meaning, productivity on the go. In an attempt to bring back the productive side of smartphones, DataViz inc. has released Documents to Go, an app that aims to be Microsoft office in your pocket, and succeeds in being so.

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Oct 24 2011

It Just So Happens That Samsung Recently Sold 30 Million Units Of Their Galaxy S Series I & II. Yeah, 30 Million

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Damn, despite Apple’s lawsuits, nobody can deny Samsung’s amazing success! They’ve sold over 30 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. You have got to give them kudos for that!

Samsung announced last week that the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones have achieved a combined total of 30 million global sales. At 10 million sales, the Galaxy S II has become the fastest-selling device in the company’s history and has set a new record for Samsung. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Oct 23 2011

Google’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Coming To Verizon, But What About T-Mobile USA, AT&T, And Sprint?!

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The Galaxy Nexus register page on Samsung's site

Two days ago, Verizon confirmed that they would indeed be carrying the Galaxy Nexus, after people began speculating Verizon might not carry the new Nexus phone, by Google. Verizon has a history of doing this with the past Nexus phones, so the worrying was justified, even though the phone being used during the Galaxy Nexus event in Hong Kong, had Verizon’s distinctive 4G LTE branding. The fact of the matter is, for the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google’s page always said Verizon versions coming soon, but it never happened (Excuse my redundancy :p). Now, the people wanting this phone on Verizon can breathe a sigh of relief.

But wait a minute, what about T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Sprint?! Surely they will be getting the Galaxy Nexus as well, no!?!? Well, this we don’t know; while Google didn’t say which carriers will launch with the Galaxy Nexus in the US, they said they will be producing a HSPA version as well (this goes for T-Mobile and AT&T), but sadly we don’t know if it will be coming to either of these carriers; no hint was given. And as far as Sprint goes, we have no idea, plainly stated. In fact, the details were so vague, we don’t even know when exactly the phone’s coming to Verizon, other than later this year, and this, we know only because of the press release, not Google! However, leaked dates point to a November 10th release, on Verizon’s network. The only other bit of information we have is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus registration page, which lists many US based carriers – not very helpful. I think the only thing they’ll use this for is checking the most popular carriers demand is in for.

Personally, I’m on T-Mobile USA; I want this phone! Am I worried? Absolutely not, and I’ll tell you why. I’m confident that this phone will be coming to T-Mobile USA for several reasons. For one, Google stated that they WILL be creating an HSPA version of this phone. Secondly, Google’s track record with the previous two Nexus phones gives us no reason not to believe the Galaxy Nexus will come to T-Mobile USA. And lastly, certainly not least, but probably most importantly, Google partially confirmed it will be coming to T-Mobile USA. Well, that’s more of a stretch. I say that Google partially confirmed this just because a tipster who currently has the Galaxy Nexus, who also happens to works at Google, told me indirectly upon being asked, that the phone will be coming to T-Mobile. Now, all I know is this person is pretty trustworthy and will not like to be named. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have a good feeling! Hopefully the same could be said about Sprint and AT&T; that’s something I didn’t ask.

You can find the Verizon Galaxy Nexus press release after the break. Continue reading


Oct 23 2011

Microsoft Making Money…From Android?

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The behemoth of a company, Microsoft. Image courtesy of CNet

Well, it looks like Google isn’t the only company making money off their Android Operating System…Microsoft is too. Yeah, that’s right, Microsoft. Due to patenting issues that Android is in violation of, Microsoft wants some money, and rather than going after Google directly, they’re going after the manufacturers. Not only are they going after the manufacturers rather Google, they’re working with manufacturers to come an agreement, simply because they know they can make more money of agreements with these manufacturers, rather than fighting against Google, in court, about the Android OS.

Today, we learned, via CNet, Microsoft signed another hardware maker to a patent-protection deal, marking the milestone of having half the world’s original design manufacturers on board with its Android-Chrome licensing effort. This deal was signed with China-based Compal Electronics. Basically what will now happen is, Compal will pay royalties to Microsoft for any hardware, tablet, smartphone, or any other consumer electronic that uses Google’s Android or Chrome Operating System. This isn’t the first company Microsoft has signed deals with; others include Wistron, based in Taiwan – they handle contract manufacturing related to Chrome, and Quanta computer. Not only do they have agreements with these companies, they’re not suing Google, but in fact, they’re suing Barnes and Noble over the Nook and Motorola as well, over Android related patent infringements! You gotta hand it to Microsoft, rather than suing for patent violation, they’re banking on the success! $


May 25 2011

UPDATE: NOW OFFICIAL! Are You Ready For The Future Of Payments?

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Ready or not, the future’s coming! Several unnamed sources, cited by The Wall Street Journal, are reporting Google’s NFC (Near Field Communication) platform will be used in stores soon. Phones with the NFC chip built in, will essentially be a new form of payment. You will be able to wave the phone or device, provided it has NFC built in, in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, and your payment will go through without the hassle of coins or credit cards.  Continue reading


Apr 13 2011

[Android]TrueCaller: Instant Caller ID

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No matter how private I try to keep my number, people seem to get my number somehow, in one way or another. This is fine, as long as

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it’s not always a prank call, but what I dislike the most, is when I pick up and nobody talks! For some reason, I have to call that number back, unless it’s private; then I wait and hope they call again, so I know who it is. If I don’t find out, it irks me. Then, someone mentioned an advanced Caller ID application available for free on the Android Market called, TrueCaller (with a paid version containing more features.) I jumped on this as soon as I could. I thought this was the caller ID app I was looking for.

 

Application: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.trueCaller.trial.eur Continue reading


Apr 13 2011

[Android]Astrid Task/Todo List

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Are you like me and can’t remember half the things you need to do, without some sort of list that constantly reminds you? Fear not, you’re not alone, and Todoroo, Inc. knows that. With Astrid, an open source to-do list/task manager, getting your tasks done at specific times is now effortless.

Application: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.timsu.astrid

Description(Provided by Developer): Astrid is the much loved open source todo list / task manager designed to help you get stuff done. It features reminders, tags, sync, a widget and more. visit weloveastrid.com for more info or to help make Astrid better. Continue reading