Google has been one of the big dogs when it has come to the mobile revolution, but they've been lagging behind a bit when it has come to making Google Docs completely mobile friendly. Google is looking to change that with their announcement that Google Docs are becoming edit-friendly on Android and iOS devices.
Up until now, Google Docs have been read-only on these two major mobile platforms. Editing looks to be as easy as tapping within a text field and editing to your heart's content. Android's voice transcription is supported and changes show up in "near realtime" to others checking out the document. Adding new documents also looks to have been recently added as well.
There has to be quite a few Apple fans out there that are kinda grumpy that there's no keyboard-inclusive option when it comes to iPhones. BoxWave is looking to solve that problem for you textaholics with their Keyboard Buddy.
The Keyboard Buddy is an iPhone 4 case with an embedded slide out keyboard that communicates with the iPhone via Bluetooth. This slider design is simpler than other flip out or slide tilting options out there and doesn't look to add a ton of weight or heft to the device. Check it out for $70 when it hits stores next month.
Firefox is well known for the tons of options when it comes to add-ons to personalize your browsing. The king of the mountain when it comes to add-ons is AdBlock Plus, which developer Wladimir Palant is getting ready to announce has reached the 100 million download mark. The concept is simple: block online ads and prevent tracking by marketing programs.
Palant, who has been able to recently quit his full time job and work on ABP full time due to an anonymous grant, has reached the record number of installs for a browser app that has over 12 million active users every day. It's quite a feat and makes sense for those who want a simpler browsing experience free of the annoyances that audio and fading full page ads can provide. Just remember to put TweakTown on your whitelist, okay? Our ads are very user friendly, tech-centric, and helps to pay the bills.
One of the biggest gripes about smartphones, for all their awesomeness, is battery life. Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae have released a conceptual design called the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" that would give your battery a break with a hybrid screen.
This futuristic looking design employs a full featured AMOLED screen when your phone is active that switches over to an E-Ink display while in standby mode. The semi-transparent screen would also show the battery life percentage remaining. It looks like a fragile little thing, but it's a pretty cool concept that may have its uses in future designs.
Well, well Sony - I clap in your general direction. There are pics out from an early Sony PSP2 development kit. Is it just me or do the pics (in their blurry quality) feel like an ultrasound when you have a baby on the way (having done this just months ago myself, with the arrows pointing to different parts of the babies growing body) but anyway! Pics!
Just like a growing baby - the PSP2 is in early stages yet obviously - but from these pictures obviously taken with a 45 year old camera, it looks to have a HD screen, two cameras (front and rear), microphone, two thumbsticks and a rear "trackpad".
Was 2TB in a single drive not enough? No, no it was not.
Hitachi were the first to reveal a 7200RPM, 2TB drive and now it has done it again with the 3TB.
Been waiting for the 10.11 Catalyst release? Wait no longer!
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 Windows release include:
I really like to play Rock Band with my kids and friends every now and again. The thing I hate about Rock Band though is that the controllers that go with the game to take up lots of space. I have two-guitar controller, the drums, mic, drumsticks and other stuff that I have to find a place to stash after we are done playing. That can be a challenge and typically I end up with the drums upstairs, the drum sticks under the bed, and guitar controllers other places.
If you have the same issue storing and finding all your Rock Band gear, LevelUp has a great new storage device specifically made for Rock Band hardware. The storage ottoman is called the Rock Band Storage ottoman and has enough space inside for you to store your unassembled drum kit, games, standard controllers, and a lot more. The lid has Velcro loops for holding two guitar controllers.
When it comes to the flat panel TV market in the US one of the leading companies is Vizio. The company has been selling HDTVs for a much shorter time than other makers have, but it is one of the most popular brands in the country. This is due to the low prices and nice features the TVs offer consumers. One of the most popular lines of TV that Vizio offers is the XVT brand. Vizio has announced that it has added three new 3D TV models to the XVT series.
The three new models will offer 42", 47", and 55" screen sizes. The will also support Vizio Internet Apps and 1080p resolution. The sets all have multiple HDMI inputs, SRS TruSurround HD audio, and a 480Hz SPS refresh rate. The sets all also feature 802.11n WiFi for web connectivity and have LED backlighting.
When the new iPod nano launched with its touchscreen and the face that could be a clock, there were geeks everywhere that had the same though. The new nano would make a really cool and geeky watch with the right case. So far, we have seen a number of watchbands for the nano surface and some were cooler than others were. Griffin has jumped into the game with a new nano watchband called the Slap.
My kids will recognize right away that this is one of those slap bracelets that they play with. The Slap from Griffin Technology is a silicon case with a flexible metal inside. Once you put your nano into the area that holds it all you have to do is slap the thing onto your wrist. The band will wrap around your wrist automatically making for a snug fit.