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Google’s Cardboard Camera app lets you make your own VR photos

Google is doing some really amazing things with its virtual reality Cardboard platform, and today it gets even better. Google has just released an application to the Play Store called Cardboard Camera that will actually allow you to take your own VR photos.<p>The app is pretty simple, and the capture …

Virtual Reality

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs just $5

Pi Zero is the latest product from this British company, and despite its diminutive size, it can do quite a bit of heavy lifting. The $5 computer is actually faster than the original Raspberry Pi, which cost $25. Apart from being the most inexpensive computer out there, the Pi Zero is also the …

Raspberry Pi

Android customization – voice activated camera control using Tasker and an Android Wear smartwatch

Last week on our Android customization series we rounded up a handful of apps that not only push your SMS from your Android device over to your PC or tablet, but allow you to respond to messages as well. Sending and receiving SMS without having to pull your phone out of your pocket is pretty slick, …

Android News

10 hidden features and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a cutting edge piece of kit in the hardware department and Samsung packs in plenty on the software side too. Arguably a little too much sometimes, resulting in features that can be easily overlooked. Thankfully, Samsung has put together a list of 10 hidden Note 4 tips …

Galaxy Note

Eat Healthy Meals with the "Never Two in a Row" Plan

We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets—especially on vacation. Try alternating healthy …

27% off Lithium Card power bank

Power banks are great for when you need to charge your mobile device on the move, but they’re often bulkier than your phone or tablet and require you to carry around a separate cable too. The Lithium Card from LinearFlux is a stylish, compact alternative that packs 1200mAh of juice and …

Gear & Gadgets

One (M8) comes last, Note 3 first in Consumer Reports bend test

Consumer Reports<p>It’s not a real “****gate” scandal in the tech world until Consumer Reports weighs in. The respected consumer protection organization did it in 2010, when it confirmed that the iPhone 4 had a “death grip” issue, and now it’s literally weighing in on the new iPhones and several …

10 best video player apps for Android

Video streaming has taken over in a big way. A lot of people have Netflix, Hulu, VRV, and even YouTube subscriptions. However, there are still plenty of us out there with video files on our phones. Viewing videos isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be. Most video player apps can play the most …

Apps

Did you know that your Exynos 5433 powered Note 4 is actually 64-bit?

We already know that Samsung‘s latest round of Exynos 5 Octa series chipsets bring a lot to the table. The Exynos 5433 is perhaps the most popular of the group, seeing that it will ship inside the brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, at least for some markets across the globe. Although the …

Galaxy Note

Android customization – save battery life and data usage with Secure Settings

Last week on our Android customization series we walked through a few simple ways to put Tasker to work on saving you some battery life. I’ll admit that turning off WiFi, Bluetooth and Background Sync only does so much for your device, so let’s dive a little deeper.<p>Secure Settings operates as a …

Batteries

Download 275 Free Resume Templates for Microsoft Word

A good resume can land you that job interview, so you want to stand out. If formatting a resume isn't your thing, Hloom has 275 free Microsoft Word …

Chromecast turns a year old, Google celebrates by giving away 90 days of Music All Access

Today marks the first anniversary of Chromecast, the little media dongle that could. It’s been an epic year as the device has grown from only supporting a small handful of apps to having a large library of both official and unofficial apps — thanks to the Chromecast SDK.<p>According to Google, they …

Google

Galaxy Note 4 rumor roundup – everything we know so far (updated)

<i>Note: this post was first published on July 23 and again on August 15th. Just days ahead of IFA, we’ve updated the post one last time, adding a few more details and changing a few outdated assumptions.</i><p>It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is already a little over half of the way through, and what a year …

Tasker gets updated to v4.4, adds tons of new features

For hardcore Android fans looking to make the most out of their experience, there’s few apps more valuable than Tasker. With a little tinkering, just about anything is possible with the automation app, and now a good thing is getting even better in version 4.4.<p>The latest update introduces a …

Google and Udacity team up to offer free Android development course

Earlier this year, the University of Maryland hosted a free online course for Android programming. If you didn’t take advantage of this opportunity but are interested in possibly learning more about Android development, you’ll be happy to know that Google has now teamed up with Udacity to bring you …

Android News

I want to develop Android Apps — What languages should I learn?

So, you’ve decided you’d like to learn how to develop Android apps? Great! Unfortunately, intentions can only carry you so far. Learning to code can be complicated. Sometimes it’s not even clear where to start. You’ll probably have a slew of questions to answer before you even get started?<p>What …

Apps

Samsung reportedly will launch Gear 3 at IFA, alongside the Note 4

It was only late last year that we were introduced to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, their very first entry into the world of smartwatches. Since then, we’ve seen the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. We’ve also heard reports of Galaxy Wear — which said to run on Google’s upcoming Android Wear platform …

Galaxy Note

Videostream is a must-have Chrome extension for any Chromecast owner

Google’s Chromecast is a great piece of gear, and it becomes more attractive with each new service or capability it gains. Videostream is just the latest example.<p>Videostream is a free extension for the Chrome web browser that lets users cast local media files to the Chromecast, without any …

Samsung, Amazon launch Kindle for Samsung, give one free ebook every month

Samsung and Amazon have announced a new collaboration which will see Amazon release a special version of its Kindle app for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The special version of the Kindle app will give Samsung users access to Amazon’s repository of ebooks, newspapers and magazines. To …

Moto 360 rumored to come with an OLED display and wireless charging

Motorola has been rather forthcoming with details about its new Moto 360 smartwatch. We already know about the device’s splash resistance, the orientation free design for southpaws, and Android 4.3 compatibility requirements. Now, an unspecified source as divulged a few more details about the …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Gear Fit features overview

The Samsung Galaxy S5 wasn’t the only thing that Samsung announced at MWC 2014. As well as a new smartwatch, Samsung also announced the Gear Fit – a hybrid smartwatch and fitness band.<p>The Gear Fit is controlled by the Gear Fit Manager app which can be installed on a range of 17 Samsung Galaxy …

Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear watches are now open to third-party support

Accompanying the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung has also hosted a “Developer Day” at Mobile World Congress for 500 app developers, to announce three new and updated SDKs for its range of wearable technology.<p>First up is a new SDK for the Galaxy …

Mobile Devices

Project Ara could arrive next year for just $50

Yesterday we learned that Google will hold its first Project Ara developers conference on April 15-16 in Mountain View. The idea of a smartphone that can be continually upgraded as new parts arrive might sound like nothing more than a geek’s dream, but it’s about way more than that.<p>According to …

Mobile Technology