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Nokia announces Lumia 820, a budget Windows Phone 8 device with 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch display, and 8GB storage
Similar to how last year Nokia revealed a flagship and a budget Windows Phone 7 device, today Nokia too has revealed a flagship and a budget Windows Phone 8 device. The flagship device, Lumia 920, we have already covered. Let’s take a look at Nokia’s budget offering, the Lumia 820.…Read More »
Nokia unveils flagship Windows Phone 8 device, Lumia 920: 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 4.5 inch display, 32GB storage, and wireless charging
Windows Phone, while in better shape than before Nokia joined the fray last year, is not even close to the dominance of Android and iOS. Microsoft, and Nokia, are hoping to change that with Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone platform.…Read More »
After rooting your ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 using a safe method, without loosing your warranty, it might be time for you to get yourself some extensibility, at the expense of voiding your warranty. Unlocking the bootloader of your device will help you gain the power to try out custom recoveries and ROM’s.…Read More »
Imgur is definitely the world’s greatest image hoster. However, to upload images to their site, you have to go all the way to your web browser and drag and drop the images onto the page. Don’t you wish it was simpler than that?…Read More »
Are you feeling … uninspired? The folks at Coppertino sure were, so one day they decided to create Forismatic. It’s a free app filled to the brim with inspirational quotes to help get you thinking.
Forismatic is beautiful in its simplicity.…Read More »
There are some apps that are giant, ugly processor hogs. They take up huge amounts of disc space, and are all around pains to use. PicoTimer is… different. It’s 132KB, and takes up less than 1500 square pixels. It can time things in hours, minutes, and seconds, and is overall extremely simple.…Read More »
Shopping can be quite expensive. It can be even more expensive if you don’t like looking for coupons. RetailMeNot Coupons changes all of that: instead of spending hours searching through newspaper ads for coupons, you just select a store and are presented with all the coupons you could ever want.…Read More »
Contribute to Wikipedia with nothing but your phone’s camera with Wiki Loves Monuments [iOS, Android]
Wikipedia is one of the modern world’s greatest inventions. Every day, thousands upon thousands of people read about topics ranging from the history of the modern spork to the number of bricks in Sears tower. (The second one is probably close to zero.) However, there’s a very small number of contributors compared to the number of people who simply read and look at Wikipedia content.…Read More »
There are hundreds if not thousands of weather apps available for Android. However, there are very few beautiful weather apps available. If you’re trying to make your phone as sleek and minimal as possible, you’ll love Weather Eye. Available in both app and widget form, Weather Eye shows the weather as beautifully as possible.…Read More »
Vidify is a music video creator for your iOS device. The app allows you to take a video clip from your camera roll (or any video app), select any song from your music library, and combine them, or as the developer states “Vidify It”.…Read More »
Draw Book Mobile is a new drawing app that turns your iOS device into a drawing table. The app features 6 outstanding drawing tools that allow you to draw, paint, color, sketch, and write at your leisure and are fully customizable.…Read More »
Unlistr Pro is a new utility that automatically unsubscribes you from those pesky mailing lists that spam your inbox. The app is very simple to use and works on almost all newsletters, retailer advertisements, and listservs. You simply add an email account (me, mac, hotmail, live, gmail, yahoo, rocketmail, and ymail supported) and press scan.…Read More »
Stories of kings, knights, wizards, witches, trolls, golems, elves, goblins… are all lies. Castles, however, aren’t. Although they may not have housed Merlin or the Knights of the Round table, castles are part of history — European history, at least.
The following photograph is of Bojnice Castle located in Bojnice, Slovakia (Europe), and if I do say so myself, it looks like it has been plucked out of a fairy tale.…Read More »
Hackers calling themselves AntiSec (aka LulzSec, Anonymous, etc.) have published online one million iPhone and iPad unique device identifiers (UDIDs). They claim to have another eleven million stashed away and say they stole the information from the FBI.
According to their online declaration, the hackers stole a file named “NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv” from FBI Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K.…Read More »
While playing around with the Galaxy Note II at IFA 2012, German website BestBoyz discovered something in the Note II which Samsung did not officially announce: ‘S Cloud’. Could this be the S Cloud service Samsung has been rumored to be working on?…Read More »
Looking for an excellent Android handset but don’t want to sign a two-year contract with a telecom or break the bank purchasing an unlocked device at $500+? Well there is always the $349 unlocked Galaxy Nexus you can purchase. If the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t do it for you, Wal-Mart and T-Mobile are giving you another option: Samsung Galaxy S II.…Read More »
Anyone else notice Chrome ads on Google.com for people running Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera?
Chrome may be dominating browser wars but apparently Google isn’t satisfied. Recently — and by recently I mean past few days, if memory serves — I’ve noticed an ad on Google.com telling me to install Chrome. I first saw the ad on Google.com in the form of a blue banner that ran across the top of the window while running Internet Explorer.…Read More »
Google’s extremely popular Nexus 7 tablet could be getting an upgrade in connectivity over these next weeks. A report has come out claiming ASUS is manufacturing new 3G versions of the Nexus 7.
The very powerful tablet was the first step in Google’s real launch into the tablet world; Google was already part of all Android tablets, thanks to the fact that they built the damn operating system, but hadn’t brought out their own tablet until the Nexus 7. …Read More »
Samsung Galaxy Stellar comes to Verizon on Thursday, supports 256-bit encryption and a “Starter mode” for newbies
Looks like Verizon Wireless is getting ready for another new Samsung Android smartphone. Rather, it will if Apple doesn’t consider yet another post-verdict legal strategy to get in the way, of course.
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar will be arriving this coming Thursday for Verizon Wireless customers, packing a combination of Android 4.0 (otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich), a 1.2GHz Snapdragon with two cores of processing capacity (i.e.…Read More »
Microsoft has announced via its Kinect for Windows Roadmap that support for the Windows-targeted variant of the extremely popular camera/sensor device will receive official support for use on Windows 8.
ZDNet reports that the Kinect for Windows runtime upgrade scheduled for October 8 will bring Windows 8 support, and the Kinect SDK will also be updated accordingly at the same time.…Read More »
It remains to be seen whether this will hold or not (iPhone 5 or potential sales ban on Galaxy S III may change everything) but, for now, the Samsung Galaxy S III has officially drop-kicked the iPhone 4S out of the hot seat in terms of devices sold in the United States.…Read More »
Until now we were 99% certain Apple would be unveiling the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. Now we are 100% sure — Apple has just sent out official invites to a press event on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California.…Read More »
It’s 4 in the afternoon, and you sit down at the computer. You browse dotTech for a bit, then visit Twitter for all of the latest breaking news updates. Unbeknownst to you, it’s actually 2 in the morning now, and you’re going to–look again!…Read More »
Are you a fan of keyboard shortcuts? They’re a great tool for speeding up your workflow, but sometimes they can be a bit difficult to use. Windows 7 actually has some built-in shortcuts that open pinned apps, but since they’re not numbered, it can be difficult to remember what buttons to push.…Read More »
Are you an avid fan of painting with Windows’ built-in Paint program?
If you are, you’re crazy. Most kids aren’t–they’re probably looking for a fun app they can paint and draw in. Paint 4 Kids is that kind of app.…
Does your computer have a webcam? If it does, it’s probably (ahem) not the highest quality. It’s also probably really hard to move around, and all around pretty sucky. If you have a phone with a camera, help is on the way: SmartCam is a free phone/computer solution to the terribly webcam problem.…Read More »
Are you sleeping or in class? If you are, don’t get interrupted by your phone. Instead, mute it on schedule with Silent Time, an automatic muting app. If you’re expecting a call from someone, you can even add an exception for just that person so you don’t miss it.…Read More »
Are you in a meeting for the next half hour? Do you want to mute your phone for the night? If you are, don’t rely on yourself to remember unmuting your phone. (You remember how well that worked out!) Instead, use Phone Silencer to unmute your phone at a scheduled time.…Read More »
Pageonce is one of the top bill and money management apps on the market. It allows you to manage all of your money and track all of your spending in one place. Pageonce currently supports over 6000 providers, including credit card, mortgage, and utility companies.…Read More »
If you are looking for the best way to create a pleasant experience on your next flight, then SeatGuru by TripAdvisor is the app for you. SeatGuru is a dependable source for not only airplane seating, but also in-flight amenities. The app provides access to over 700 color-coded seat maps from 100 different airlines.…Read More »
QuickMark is barcode reader and generator for your iOS device. Simply place the barcode in your camera viewfinder and it will automatically grab the information from the barcode. From reading a barcode, QuickMark will be able to access web links, make phone calls, send emails, add contacts, navigate maps, check in to a location, add calendar events, and even conduct a search online.…Read More »
Ever see time-lapse videos? There is something similar in photography called time-lapse photography. In time-lapse photography, a photo catches the happenings in one area over a certain period of time and the photo reflects that whole time period. Actually I don’t even know if it is really called time-lapse photography; I am just calling it that for explanation purposes.…Read More »
If rumors and leaks are to be believed, iPhone 5 will be unveiled on September 12, 2012 with a 4 inch screen. Seeing as the iPhone has always had a 3.5 incher, this can be considered a huge change from the past.…Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market research and analysis firm, reports the trend across the world (Kantar surveys primarily Europe but also includes other markets) — aside from the United States — is increase in marketshare for Android accompanied by a decrease in marketshare for iOS.…Read More »
Even though Apple earphones haven’t always been the most desirable accessory to come out of the Apple line, they have always been quaint and usable, unlike some of the other solutions you find on eBay. Now, if rumors are to be believed, Apple is making a complete redesign to the bud of the earphone which will apparently give more comfort to the user.…Read More »