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LandRovers

by LandRovers

Your Greatest moments in Mobile Technology
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Ok, so we've all have had our favorite moments of technology, and I'm wondering what are yours. Like the moment when the most useful feature you've ever used was announced or anything like that.

Mine? The announcement of iCloud at the 2012 WWDC. Also, the time I first got an iPhone.

Multiple moments are allowed!
frankspin

by frankspin

Are digital magazine subscriptions worth it?
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I've been contemplating picking up digital subscriptions for various magazines to help encourage me to read more on the weekends. The thing is, looking at the prices of something I feel like they may be a little overpriced. When I browse through the store a lot of them (if I can actually find them) don't even look like they're designed for tablets, offering nothing more than PDF scans of the articles.
I'm likely going to purchase a few issues before a flight to see if it's worth it, but I'm just... Read more →
iDockMobi

by iDockMobi

Kickstarter ending soon, Why Wouldn't You Want In On This?
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Why Wouldn't You Want In On This? I started this Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idockmobi/bui... about creating a Platform that allows anyone, especially with NO Programming Skills to be able to get in the App environment and bring some of their ideas to life. Many people don't even think they can develop an app because it generally requires all a specific programming knowledge.
This platform is equipped to help beginners who can use... Read more →
UniqueLight

by UniqueLight

Current version of Skype for iOS flaw allows messages to be received while logged out....
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I'm currently running iOS ver. 7.1.1 (Current), and i'm running Skype for iOS ver. 4.17.3(Current).
Interesting bug in the current software. After using it. You sign out normally, and if you're logged in on a computer and are getting text chats, you still receive them in notification center and can read them if you have the notification center set to that. But yet when you click on the messages it opens the app and asks you to log in....
I've submitted the info to Skype, the agent I chatted with... Read more →
sas786

by sas786

mobile operating systems
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Hi all, seeing as most users on here have a good understanding of tech, i was hoping for a small request in getting some feedback through my questionnaire.
Im currently doing research on mobile os as part of my final year dissertation in computing and would be extremely grateful for those who could fill it out. Ive approached companies head on and they don't seem to have the time to spare 5 minutes (less than that even) to fill it out. No personal details are required, just simple information on... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

How do you find new apps and software to check out?
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While we all probably have the pieces of software we've come to rely on day-in day-out, I think we all can agree we're always open to finding new apps and software to try out. Aside from relying on news sources, like here at Engadget, app store suggestions and Twitter, where do you go to get recommendations for apps and software?
My favorites sites of late are the following:
The Sweet Setup (http://thesweetsetup.com/) -- this is a site started by Shawn Blanc where the focus is to pick the best... Read more →
groovechicken

by groovechicken

Leaving Google - Eternal annoyance is the price of liberty
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[if you are impatient, just scroll down to the bottom to see the links to the articles in this series]
Forgive the adaptation of the popular 19th century quote, but it really is the best summation of the series of articles I am going to put together about my Exodus from the land of Google. Before I dive into how I have managed to replace Google services, though, I want to clear up why I decided to start breaking the chains of convenience.
Given Edward Snowden's recent disclosures of the universal... Read more →
groovechicken

by groovechicken

Sending Gmail to the Spam Folder
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Of all the Google services I am kicking to the curb, I actually expected Gmail to be the most painful before starting this experiment (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-eternal-annoyance-is-the-price-of-liberty-1plj/). Surprisingly, though, it has turned out to be the least painful. In fact, I am even liking my new scenario for mail even better than the old "Gmail everywhere" strategy.
The reason I dreaded this... Read more →
groovechicken

by groovechicken

Replacing Google Voice
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I knew before going into this exodus from Google (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-ete... that finding a replacement for Google Voice was going to be painful, and might not even be possible. I have sung the praises of this service since I first joined it when it was still GrandCentral. At that time, I had recently been through 2 different work-issued cell phones, with... Read more →
sirijo

by sirijo

Wearables...priced as tech or as fashion?
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We've seen some examples of wearable tech hit the market over the last few years and rumors continue to swirl out of nearly every major electronics manufacturer about some development or other. We've seen examples that technically work but aren't quite 'there' yet (the Sony Smartwatch comes to mind), some brave attempts to set a standard by which others a judged (Pebbles entry), some failures (from Samsung) and of course, the buzz generating devices that make us dream of a far flung future... Read more →
yashendra2797

by yashendra2797

Fitbit Force vs Jawbone UP 24 vs Nike Fuelband SE vs Pebble
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Hey there! I was planning to buy one of the fitness tracking bracelets, but I am confused regarding which one to buy. For me the obvious comparison is between jawbone up 24 and the Fitbit force. This is because the Fuelband doesn't track sleep patterns. But then I thought about the pebble smart watch. While it may not be that comprehensive in fitness, it's amazing overall, and I can still use it for logging miles using runkeeper. So, which one should I buy. Here's my list of pros and cons for... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

How do you handle tracking your daily routines and journaling?
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Something that I have been trying to get into more is logging daily activities, work related duties, photos and just general journaling. This has become far easier thanks to smartphones and there is no shortage of tools to make this possible. I have a few different ones that I use to accomplish specific tasks, but I'm always open to hear how other people go about handling their daily journaling.
  • Daily Journal - I can't speak highly enough of DayOne and everything it...
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swin1974

by swin1974

What's your most effective and satisfying app experience?
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I have bitched and complained about iTunes a lot. But I have to say some apps just deliver a cool experience. Like iMovie on iOS. iMovie on the iPhone or IPad, is quick, fun and easy to use. Slow motion is cool too. I make simple 2 or 3 minute videos with music and effects of my 3 yr old son enjoying a snow day or learning to ride a bike and share them with family on Vimeo, iMovie Theater, or Google+ Also, I started the year wanting to get healthy, so I bought a Fitbit Force, began faithfully... Read more →
swin1974

by swin1974

Why do I still use iTunes?
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Seriously. If anyone can give me a good reason, I'd love to hear it. There was the "cash for clunkers" initiative for old cars that people were stuck with a couple of years ago; if only there was something similar for iTunes. I love my iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. I reluctantly continue with a Dell Inspiron (Windows 7 Laptop) because I can't afford an iMac or MacBook to use as my server for my movie library. I like iTunes Match and the fact that when I buy anything it arrives across all my... Read more →
dave

by dave

My problem with Siri...
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I've been trying to make a conscious effort to use Siri more than just setting a timer while we cook. Things like reminders, notes, and the occasional Google or Wolfram Alpha query. However, there's one issue that keeps cropping up that makes it frustrating to use (besides its horrible accuracy):
STAGE FRIGHT
Seriously! I have some sort of eloquent thought I want to save, or maybe a list of 5 items I want to add to a shopping list. I hit the home button, wait for the... Read more →
swin1974

by swin1974

What apps and devices are you using to get healthy?
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The new year was the impetus I needed to think seriously about getting healthy. So I bought a Fitbit Force, started tracking nutrition on Lose it app again, bought the premium version of Fitstar (my favorite app right now) and have them all connected so I don't permanently have my face buried in my phone logging activity, sleep, hydration, nutrition and workouts. I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 which I use for more accurate heart rate, calories burned and mileage data for my workouts (connected... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Why pay for services you can get for free?
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Engadget reported early this morning about how Droplr will no longer offer free accounts (http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/03/droplr-rapid-f... If you're unfamiliar with Droplr it's a simple file sharing service for OSX. Most users of the service will probably stop using it, and most of you who have never heard of it probably don't see a point with Dropbox or Google Drive. For me though I will likely pay to keep using the service since it provides the easiest form... Read more →
johncolucci

by johncolucci

What do you think of Engadget Mini?
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As you might have heard, Engadget Mini is now available for download in the iOS and Google Play store as well as on the web. As our Executive Editor Marc Perton explained that Mini "...is an app that features headlines from Engadget; the best of our social media content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other sources; exclusive headlines, photos, and videos; and our picks for the best tech news from around the web and the social universe."
We'd like you to try out Mini and tell us what you... Read more →