Category Archives: Google Android
Need a Rugged Field Service Android with Built-In Accessories Galore?
Let’s face it. Most smartphones and tablets simply aren’t designed to put up with a hard day at work with a good chance of being dropped or rained on. Untimely accidental breakage of a device you or your people need to do their jobs results in office frustration, unhappy field workers and angry customers who are kept… Read More »
Google Books Find – 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
While researching quotes I found a book worth scanning on Google Books: 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said, edited by Steven D. Price. If you’re not aware of Google Books, you should be. Take a look. It’s free to view and you can download many as eBooks, for a small fee. A personal favorite quote from… Read More »
Apple’s original Mac can fetch $1,598 on eBay
Calling all Drexel grads and attendees who started in the mid 80’s… For that matter, ANYONE who has one of these classic Macintosh computers. It’s a perfect storm for selling old Mac’s! Who wants a 30 year old 128K Macintosh, even without a hard disk? Apparently they are all the rage in some circles! I… Read More »
Automatic: An Auto Accessory to Make Smarter Cars & Better Drivers
Automatic helps you drive better by letting your car interact with your smartphone. It’s an accessory that plugs into your car’s diagnostic port that pairs with a smartphone app. As I like to say to my audience during briefings on tablet applications, “Apps help you do what you do, only better. The trick is figuring… Read More »
Teen-A-Noise! High Pitch Hearing Test
Ever want to randomly annoy your kids? Or someone else’s? You can’t hear the sound this app makes if you are over 30. It’s an age thing. Something about the hairs in your ear canal I think. Sorry. Anyway, the youngsters can hear it quite well and they tell me it sounds like there are… Read More »
Cutting edge shades on the way from Pivothead
Step aside Glass. Pivothead has you in their sights! They don’t look as geeky, and can record full HD for 3 hours! A well engineered design that includes add-on options they call mods – for power and connectivity. In a word, nice. Check out the details on their Indiegogo campaign. It’s active through Dec 12 and… Read More »
Did You Know You Can Use Your Favorite Android Apps on a PC or Mac?
BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac. It’s also free. BlueStack simulates an Android device. The ‘virtual device’ it’s pretending to be shows up in my Google Play account as a GT-N7000 which is more commonly known as a Samsung Note. If you weren’t aware,… Read More »
Updated FCC Speed Test App Collecting Crowd Sourced Data to Keep Carriers Honest on Advertised Speeds
The FCC has had some experience monitoring broadband ISPs actual vs advertised data transmission speeds and is expanding the initiative into the mobile arena. The recently updated FCC Speed Test app, currently available on Android only, is being used to collect data speeds from end user Android devices on all carriers here in the US. I for… Read More »
Too Noisy or Too Quiet to Focus? Try One of These!
Many moons ago, I was based in a call center that was essentially a big cube farm. That’s where I became aware of white noise generators that are available from companies like White Noise Direct and Logison. That hissing sound you often hear in an office may not be the air conditioning. It may be white, or… Read More »