Posts tagged with ‘mobile phones

Tactus shows off the latest version of its deformable touchscreen

At the last CES, Tactus displayed a prototype of its deformable touchscreen tech magic that allows flat touchscreens to create tactile keyboards and other physical feedback. In this latest video, the technology has advanced, almost ready for production. It probably won’t be long before your phone has keys and buttons bubbling up from its surface, making for a better user experience.

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iOS 7 faces delays due to Jony Ives’ massive graphic overhaul

When Jony Ives took over as the lead UI designer for iOS last year after Scott Forstall got the boot, most people were automatically thinking of a massive graphical overhaul for the next version of iOS, and it sounds like that’s the case. The launch of iOS 7 is being pushed back until September as Ives replaces the familiar pseudo-realistic page tears and stitches with a more modern, minimal and flat, almost Windows Metro-like design.

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How a singe Android phone could hack an airplane

While the FCC has been talking about loosening rules about cell phones on planes, security experts are now warning that a properly configured Android phone could take control of the electronics of an airplane. Well that could be a problem.

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Snap Snap Go is a mobile app that’s kinda like a photo version of Cards Against Humanity

In Cards Against Humanity, the game is to try and submit the funniest answer to a question posed to the players. It’s a hilariously awesome game, but sadly there’s no mobile version. Enter Snap Snap Go, which is kinda like Cards Against Humanity, only using photos to answer instead of words.

Right now, it’s iOS only so check it out on the App Store.

The new 6.3” Galaxy Mega is a huge phone and it’s bigger than most penises

Having a slightly larger screen on your phone is nice, but the new Samsung Galaxy Mega is starting to get kinda ridiculous. With a 6.3” screen, the Galaxy Mega is only slightly smaller than a 7” tablet like the Amazon Kindle Fire or the iPad Mini. And 6.3” is also longer than 75% of most human penises on Earth. So there’s that.

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Facebook unveils the Facebook Home Android skin for the HTC First

Facebook held a press conference today to announce their big secret Android phone thing and it wasn’t any hardware, at least not from them. Instead, they unveiled the new Facebook Home Android skin, that takes your normal boring Android, makes it look nicer, gives it a new app launcher and makes keeping up with your friends on Facebook quick and easy and really really good looking.

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Apple files a patent for a wrap-around screen iPhone

In non-April Fool’s Day related news, it looks like that Apple some time ago filed a patent for an iPhone that would have a curved, wrap-around display that uses both the front and back of the phone. We already know, as Apple has already said, that they’re working on a curved glass display for an iWatch, so this technology could be an extension of that.

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Calm down, Facebook’s Android project isn’t a damn phone

Every time Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth, people expect him to announce a “Facebook phone”. And when last week, Facebook announced an upcoming mysterious Android project, it might have been safer than before to assume it might be hardware. But wrong again… it’s most likely a Facebook-centric Android home page for your Android phone.

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Daily Discussion: What is your cell phone ringtone?

This question submitted by an anon, who asks

"I just set a piano version of the original Zelda overworld theme as my ringtone: it sends a message that I’m sophisticated (for listening to classical sounding piano music) while still being an in joke for those in the know. Question: What do you use for your mobile phone ringtone?"

The next major version of iOS needs to look like this

Other than a few little changes, iOS has looked pretty much the same for years, even as Android, Windows and even Blackberry continue to boldly innovate. It’s time for Apple to shake things up a bit and give the mobile OS a fresh new look.

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Wedding Party is a real-time guest submitted wedding album
For a while, the big thing at weddings was to give everyone a disposable camera and then scrape together everyone’s photos for a photo album. But it’s the 21st century and it’s time to use modern technology. Wedding Party is a photo app that lets your wedding guests take photos with their phones that are instantly uploaded to your digital wedding album. 
Link to Wedding Party on iOS and on Android

Wedding Party is a real-time guest submitted wedding album

For a while, the big thing at weddings was to give everyone a disposable camera and then scrape together everyone’s photos for a photo album. But it’s the 21st century and it’s time to use modern technology. Wedding Party is a photo app that lets your wedding guests take photos with their phones that are instantly uploaded to your digital wedding album. 

Link to Wedding Party on iOS and on Android

Google launches Google Keep, a beautiful note-keeping app for the web and Android

Save what’s on your mind and remember anything you need wherever you are. With Google Keep, stay on top of your world by quickly accessing and organizing the information you want. Enter a note with your voice, add a photo, or just type a list. All your notes are instantly saved across your devices.

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Check out some of the spiffy new features of the Samsung Galaxy S IV

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Ahead of the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, several videos have leaked showing off some of the S IV’s spiffy new features, including floating finger selection, gesture recognition, touchless eye movement scrolling and a feature that automatically pauses video or games when you look away.

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