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In a way it isn’t fair to claim Android is “answering” iPhone when it comes to voice recognition/assistance. Anyone that has held an Android device in their hands knows Android has had excellent (albeit not exactly conversational Siri-like) voice recognition/assistance for longer – and on more devices – than iOS. [...]Read More »
It has been a long time coming, but at last they have arrived: Yesterday Nokia revealed their first two Windows Phone devices, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710.
Nokia Lumia 800
The Lumia 800 is the higher-end one ($585 USD off contract), weighing in at 147g (116.5 vs 61.2 [...]Read More »
One major drawback to external media is the AutoRun feature. On the surface this feature is not too bad – as soon as you put in your external media (USB drive, CD, etc.) whatever program is on there is executed automatically so you don’t have to do anything. The problem [...]Read More »
Are you taking advantage of Amazon’s daily Android app freebies? If not, today may be a good day to start. For the next 24-hours (October 26, 2011 only) Amazon is giving away OfficeSuite Pro 5 for Android ($14.99) for free:
For those that don’t know what OfficeSuite Pro 5 does:[...]Read More »
Update: The freebie is actually Steganos Privacy Suite 12, not Steganos Security Suite 12. My bad.
The following is the description of Steganos Privacy Suite 12, as per the developer:
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Premium security — privacy you can trust
- Working on a PC or laptop that’s connected to the internet offers
Back in February when I reviewed Backup4all Lite 4 I discovered that the developer of the commercial Backup4all software series (Softland) had a freeware version of the software called FBackup. Actually I think it was more like multiple someones pointing out FBackup to me rather than me spending grueling hours [...]Read More »
Now we all know that FormatFactory is king when it comes to converting files (audio, video and images). However ever need to resize a bunch of images at once? How about rename them? Or maybe add a watermark? Well then what you need is FastStone Photo Resizer:
FastStone Photo Resizer [...]Read More »
There are times when you may want to restrict access to Windows. This may be when someone else is using your computer, you are playing a video game that requires the use of hotkeys already used by Windows, for security reasons, to play a prank on someone (!!!), etc. For [...]Read More »
We have all heard of VirusTotal, right? (You know, VirusTotal.com, the website that allows users to run files through 43 anti-malware scanners.) VirusTotal is a very handy service, but in order to use VT (VirusTotal) you need to download a file, then upload it on VT. Ever wish you were [...]Read More »
Over two years ago I wrote about MailStore Home, an excellent free program that allows users to easily backup e-mails from many different providers/sources (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Thunderbird, POP3/IMAP inboxes, etc.). Recently MailStore Home has been updated to v5, which brings a few handy changes.
The most important improvement [...]Read More »
Marxio Timer: powerful software that allows you to schedule tasks (shutdown computer, run a program, take a screenshot, and many more) to automatically execute
Earlier today I wrote about an excellent checksums utility by Marxio. Now I am going to tell you about another Marxio winner (this guy really knows how to code): Marxio Timer.
Marxio Timer is an extremely awesome program that allows you to set various different tasks…
…to automatically occur at [...]Read More »
GetJar Gold, a free service that allows Android users to legally get paid apps for free, debuted with many apps. Since then, the GetJar team has been adding more apps such as Beautiful Widgets and Quell. One of the most recent additions is Tapatalk, otherwise known as Tapatalk Forum App:[...]Read More »
Although I really like how Apple vets all apps before allowing them in the Apple App Store, I appreciate that Google forces Android app developers to attain explicit permission from users to give apps access to different parts of their phones. The only issue, however, is that this ask-for-permissions gig [...]Read More »
*Updated* [dotTech Analysis] iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Nexus vs Galaxy S II (including carrier variants) vs Droid RAZR
Originally written on October 19, 2011. Updated on October 21, 2011 to clarify Galaxy Nexus has a Super AMOLED display, not Super AMOLED Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S II hit USA shores a few weeks ago (the rest of the world got it earlier this year back in May). iPhone 4S [...]Read More »
I, for one, have never been the kind of person to have a journal/diary; and the closest thing I have ever had to any sort of “log” was an year round “interactive notebook” (aka Haha-I-give-you-busy-work) we had to keep for Biology. Even for that notebook I never made entries on [...]Read More »
Update: Mousepath is now known as IOGraph. Please read the article on IOGraph for more information.
Have you ever wondered where your cursor goes? Mouthpath is a small Java application that helps you quench your curiosity: it makes a little image file that traces your mouse pointer. Here’s an example:[...]Read More »
Ever wondered which device would survive a fall better, Apple’s new toy iPhone 4S or Samsung’s flagship phone Galaxy S II? Wonder no longer. SquareTrade, a third-party device warranty company, conducted an informal test dropping an iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II. Let’s see which device is more durable when [...]Read More »
In the mood of a good puzzle game? Go search Apple App Store or Android Market. In the mood for a great puzzle game? Give Quell a try. Quell is a “zen puzzler” which aims to not only test your intellectual capacity to solve puzzles but also to make sure [...]Read More »
Ever seen those OnStar commercials that show people being able to control their cars from their phones? Well PC Monitor is a program/app that is similar… except it is for your PC. PC Monitor allows users to monitor and control their PCs from
- Android devices
- iPod Touch
Depending [...]Read More »
With the recent release of the iPad, the topics of e-books have come to center stage. To put it simply, the e-book industry is (still) suffering from an identity crisis – there are no set e-book standards such as e-book reader, e-book format, etc. Truly the people that suffer from [...]Read More »
VHDs are Virtual Hard Disks that are most commonly used as hard drives for virtual machines. However, VHDs can also be mounted so they act like real hard drives; when mounted they appears to Windows as a real physical hard drive, and you can put files on, edit files on [...]Read More »
Last week we gave away five copies of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Now dotTech and IntKeys, a Swiss-based online retailer of video games that sells games at highly discounted prices, are back; this time we are giving away five copies of RAGE (PC version) for free! (Read dotTech’s review [...]Read More »
Last week Apple revealed the iPhone 4S. However, typical Apple, they didn’t reveal too many details about its processing power; and, well, you can’t blame them: Most consumers don’t care what is inside as long as the user experience is to their liking. Geeks, on the other hand, very much [...]Read More »
From Commander Keen on MS-DOS to popular titles/series like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake, id Software has never failed to disappoint. They are one of the frontrunner pioneers when it comes to graphics, violence, and gore in video games. This mix of graphical prowess with a uniquely high [...]Read More »
How many people here know what bloatware is? Not many probably. That is not to say that everyone here has not encountered bloatware; rather it is saying that many of us never thought of bloatware as…bloatware before. And that is what makes bloatware potentially worse than malware or viruses: not [...]Read More »
There are tons of backup program (free and otherwise) out there in the market right now. I am constantly being asked “how does backup software A compare to backup software B”. Now in some cases this is a valid question. However in many instances, the two software the person wants [...]Read More »
One of the Android platform’s growing pains is bloatware. Similar to how Windows PCs come with unwanted and undesired software, many (most) Android ph0nes come with unwanted and undesired apps. One of the ways to get rid of bloatware on Android phones are to manually delete the unwanted apps, using [...]Read More »
Update: TrashMail is once again free, but now it requires users to register on TrashMail.net (registration is free).
While reading through the comments of some of my other posts I saw a comment by Ozzie, a regular dotTechie, where she mentioned something about a service called TrashMail in relation to [...]Read More »
Yesterday Apple revealed their next iPhone, iPhone 4S. As the name may imply, iPhone 4S is a refreshed iPhone 4; it has the exact same body/design and screen as the iPhone 4 but with better internals: A better CPU, GPU, camera, hybrid GSM/CDMA radios [with support for HSPA+ but not [...]Read More »
Not to be confused with virtual process machines, virtual machines are, as Wikipedia puts it, “a software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine”. They’re operating systems like Windows or Linux inside a separate program on your existing operating system. They can do [...]Read More »
In the past dotTech has discussed AdFree Android as the app for blocking ads on your Android device. While AdFree Android works well, the issue with it is the developer has recently begun updating the app without providing any sort of changelog to let users know what the updates are [...]Read More »
Earlier this week dotTech reviewed Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. In the review we promised we would be giving away copies of the game for free. Well here we are. Thanks to IntKeys, a Swiss-based online retailer of video games that sells games at highly discounted prices, dotTech has five [...]Read More »
When using a word processor – such as Microsoft Word – there are features available that allow users to transform, manipulate, and sort text such invert text case, sort ascending, and sort descending. However, what if you aren’t using a full blown word processor, or what if the word processor [...]Read More »
Ever think what would happen if Tribes, Gears of War, and Dynasty Warrior were combined into one game? You now have your answer. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a visceral hack and slasher that attracted many to Dynasty Warriors, while still bringing the third person shooter elements [...]Read More »
dotTech has discussed many macro programs, such as Easy Macro Recorder, Do It Again, etc. While they all have their particular advantages/disadvantages, the one common problem among them all is the inability to create macros based on program/window recognition; all the macros are based off screen positioning, so they are [...]Read More »