Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again. … Read more
Your iPhone may be able to play doctor with help from a $199 case.
Made by consumer-electronics company Azoi, a smartphone case called Wello aims to measure a range of vitals, including your blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, and lung function. Azoi claims the measurements will offer a high level of accuracy as part of its goal to make you more aware of your health.
To trigger the built-in sensors, you simply hold the case for a few moments while some of your key bodily functions are recorded. The information then passes over to the Wello … Read more
The tablet market is shifting into a more mature phase, and that figures to be a good thing for Microsoft.
Market researcher IDC on Thursday forecast a dramatic slowdown in the expansion of the worldwide market for tablets, with the growth rate simmering at 19.4 percent in 2014, down from a sizzling growth rate of 51.6 percent last year. The firm defines that market as including both slate-style tablets and 2-in-1 devices.
As the tablet market cools down, IDC said, sales to businesses will help lift the profile of Microsoft's Windows operating system, which has been in the shadow of Apple's iOS and Google's Android … Read more
Regular Cheapskate readers are no stranger to game bundles. When I sees one I likes, I share.
If you're an Android user, you're sure to like this one: The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games for whatever price you want to pay. Well, sort of.
Pony up at least a buck and you get these four excellent games:Catan: The app edition of the immensely popular (and immensely awesome) strategy boardgame Settlers of Catan. Riptide GP2: High-speed river races on souped-up WaveRunner-style hydro jets? Yes, please. Vector: A parkour-inspired endless runner set in a dystopian future. (… Read more
A Google executive claimed Wednesday that Android has seen the fastest and most successful adoption of any operating system in history.
Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Nikesh Arora, senior vice president at Google, said the following, courtesy of Seeking Alpha:I mean, look, in the history of operating systems, I think Android has been the quickest and most successful adoption of an operating system in the world. So you just sort of stop, take pause and say, oh my God, that's crazy. Nobody could have ever predicted that we're going to get an … Read more
Editor's Note: This review was updated on March 6, 2014, to cover features added in the newest version of the app.
Check (Android|iOS) is a free app that helps you stay on top of all your recurring bills and help you make payments. The service works with credit card companies, cell phone carriers, utility companies, Internet service providers, car loans, mortgages, and even your rent. Essentially, if you have to bill to pay, you can likely pay it with Check.
While a handful of companies offer apps with bill-paying options, many are poorly designed or hard to use (… Read more
Sprint on Wednesday confirmed plans to issue Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Samsung Galaxy devices.
According to a post on the carrier's blog, the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 are in line to receive KitKat updates. As a result, the mobile gadgets called out will benefit from features such as enhanced messaging options and a more intuitive interface. In addition to the standard fare of OS features, the lock screen will be updated to allow for quick access to cameras.
While Sprint did not … Read more
WinRAR has long been a popular compression utility for Windows, supporting both RAR and ZIP files, among others. One of the most useful features of WinRAR has been its support of multivolumes, which let you chop up large archives into smaller volumes for easier handling. Now, the makers of WinRAR have brought RAR support to Android and with it, a set of powerful features.
If your needs are basic, the ES File Explorer app has built-in compression tools that might be all you need. However, if you're a power user and need things like, multivolume support, archive repair, encryption, … Read more
You can already type, record, and snap a photo to add new notes to Evernote, and now you can write out your thoughts on your phone or tablet screen to get your message across. Evernote updated its Android app Wednesday to add handwriting, a feature it's been beta testing for a few months.
With the update, you can use a stylus or just your finger to write and draw in any note. There are four color options: black, blue, red, and green, and three pen thicknesses. You get a dedicated box where you can draw and write, which is … Read more