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Over in the comment section, I had an interesting discussion on what constitutes a "full" operating system. Basically, it was about whether or not you can consider something like Android or iOS to be a "real" operating system (whatever that means). To me, this seems like such a bizarre distinction.
Our conversation went something like this:
Commenter: I like my tablets to have a full OS.
Me: What exactly is a "full OS"?
Commenter: Not iOS or Android
Me: Seriously, what... Read more →
Now that HealthKit is live on iOS 8, there’s been a ton of app updates that enable support for Apple’s new service. In fact, it seems like health apps are all the rage right now, and even Google is jumping into the game with its Google Fit API [ https://developers.google.com/fit/ ].
Long before HeathKit and this push toward centralized health and fitness data, there’s always been a number of fitness apps available in both the App Store and Google Play. What are... Read more →
One of the benefits of computing is being able to take everyday tasks and making them simpler to accomplish. Over the years what we can do has gotten more and more powerful while also getting quite easy. It seems like an eternity ago I remember reading everyone going nuts over Quicksilver [http://qsapp.com]. Which since has been replaced by Alfred [http://www.alfredapp.com] or LaunchBar [http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html ] as the go-to Spotlight... Read more →
In light of the recent Apple iCloud news, I think it's a good time as any for us to re-evaluate how we're keeping our data safe in the cloud. I have a few measures in place including some two-factor methods and completely random passwords. Unfortunately no solution is full-proof but any methods can help.
With nearly every photo coming from iCloud, I'm beginning to second guess my reliance on auto-back up services. I know SpiderOak is supposed to be all... Read more →
Facebook's Messenger app wants access to basically everything on your phone. All of it! There's some commentary that seems to be popping up implying that this is a new thing and (rightly or wrongly) paints Facebook in a negative way.
The thing is, I feel like this sort of thing has been happening for a long time with Android apps. I think there's 2 ways to look at it:
- The cynical view that the companies want to mine all your data, ALL...
The original HTC One was one of my favorite smartphones from 2013, but it was easy to see why you'd pass it up in favor of an archrival like Samsung's Galaxy S4 -- it just didn't have the battery life, camera quality or expansion to keep up. Fast-forward to 2014 and it's a different story. Most of those headache-inducing flaws have been fixed in the new One; indeed, my colleague Brad Molen suggested it was an... Read more →
In general, I'm an early-adopter. I'm on at least my 10th smartphone, I've built half a dozen high-end gaming PCs over the past 15 years, own numerous gaming consoles, etc, but I've never been able to justify the cost of a tablet.
When I'm at home, I have my PC and TV setup so that I can see all 3 screens at once, and usually have a casual game (some facebook game or whatever) up while I'm watching TV or a movie, or a... Read more →
Mine? The announcement of iCloud at the 2012 WWDC. Also, the time I first got an iPhone.
Multiple moments are allowed!
http://mygadgetic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Chromebook-FUSION-OLED-Touchpad-1024x584.png... Read more →
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 →
This platform is equipped to help beginners who can use... Read more →
I personally want it for Lastpass, as I don't like Lastpass' in app browser
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 →