It's way too early to get excited about a product that was just announced -- and that I've barely had much time to play with. But Samsung's latest wearable, the Gear Fit, marks a territory that has been emerging since CES in January: half fitness band, half smartwatch, the little, curved-screen device looks like it's trying to be both a Pebble and a Fitbit; to have its wearable cake and eat it, too.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Kazam, the tiny UK-based company with a predilection for dramatic names, has taken the wraps off its most high-end device yet -- the Tornado 2. Boasting an octa-core chip, it's a plucky underdog taking on the big beasts of the mobile business here at Mobile World Congress.
The Tornado 2 I played with wasn't a finished model, with the powerful device expected to go on sale in the next few months. Nevertheless, I was impressed -- it's very similar in look and feel to the Nexus 5, with a similar matte black back and … Read more
Every day, I try to keep up with which gadget manufacturer especially dislikes another.
I know that everyone mocks Apple because of its smugness and/or their own envy.
I also know that Microsoft thinks Google is stinkily hoodwinking the world's populations with its alleged Scroogley spying.
But here we are, with Samsung unveiling its latest testament to its largesse and largeness, and two rivals take to Twitter to sniff mightily in its face.
Social Status for Facebook and Twitter is a resource full of quotes from various sources that you can use in your status updates. Search by category or shuffle randomly through quotes and updates to find the right one for the day, and then quickly share it via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or SMS, so everyone knows just how your day is going.
This app has an intuitive and streamlined interface, with a box in the middle of the screen where quotes and sayings are displayed. Buttons below this box allow for immediate sharing via the options listed above. You can also … Read more
Voicy Video Booth Lite is a video editing tool designed to help you add cool voice effects to your videos. Take a new video through the app, or use an existing video, and then choose the voice you want to use to create a complete video experience. Then share what you've made with your friends.
When you open Voicy Video Booth Lite, you can immediately begin recording a new video by tapping the "Record" button at the bottom of the screen. If you'd rather use an existing video, just tap the camera roll icon to the … Read more
The Gear Fit is a design that stands on its own, but the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear 2 are really variations on a single theme. They're both evolutions of the original Gear, but the Neo is the slightly pared-down model: it's lighter, and it's missing the Gear's unique camera. Do you care about a camera on your smartwatch? Do … Read more
PaperAct Scan lets you take photos of important documents, turn those photos into documents, store them, and share them as needed. No matter where you are, you can quickly make a copy of anything you need with this app, and you can include it in an e-mail, either as a link or as an attached PDF.
This interface of this app is a little confusing at first, and you do need to create a free account to use it. Once that's done, though, you can begin snapping pictures of your documents to save or send. When you take a … Read more
SpeedZooka locates and corrects a variety of errors on your computer that cause it to run slowly. These errors include empty Registry keys, shared DLL entries, COM/ActiveX/OLE entries, application path entries, and more. These are all items that build up over time and eventually accumulate to the point that your processing speed is affected. Some of these errors can even cause applications to crash repeatedly, which is why SpeedZooka's ability to identify and repair them quickly is so convenient.
As soon as you open SpeedZooka for the first time, you're ready to scan. You can choose … Read more
DubStep Maker lets you create stylish amateur beats thanks to its varied tunes and sound effects. Though it could use some extra modifiers to give you more control, it has just enough stuff to let you make a fair number of beats and songs. Its ease of use helps keep it fresh and interesting for novice users, but people who have made beats before might not find much use in this app.
This app gives you 15 looping music tracks along with five effects that you can layer, loop, and repeat to create a beat. While you can overlay them … Read more
Boxcryptor Classic helps solve a problem that many mobile cloud storage users face, the lack of security when downloading and viewing files remotely. Because it offers an added layer of security when browsing through files you've stored on services like Dropbox, box.net, and others, you can keep your files from being accessed or copied over an insecure wireless connection.
After you install and open Boxcryptor Classic for the first time, it will ask you to connect with a cloud storage system of your choice. It will ask you to give it access to that system and then it … Read more