Grocery shopping--it can be fun, annoying, relaxing, or done in a rush, but it is always necessary. So why not use a grocery app for your phone that can help make the process go smoother every time? While the number of grocery apps in the Android Market is mind-boggling, the amount of features per app varies greatly. Out of Milk is relatively balanced on features, ease of use, and quality in comparison to many others. Here's how to use it to simplify the necessary task of grocery shopping:
Honeycomb tablets aren't saddled with just one style of keyboard; you can install new ones easily. Some keyboards are better suited for texting, whereas others are superior for longer-form writing like e-mail. Here's how to quickly flip between keyboards on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, or other Honeycomb tablet:
Step 2: Make sure the keyboard is enabled on your device. Some keyboards will walk you through a setup to … Read more
CNET has learned some new details on Sony's upcoming S1 and S2 tablets.
A source familiar with the company's plans for the Android devices tells us that four versions of the S1 will be available at launch: 16GB Wi-Fi only; 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G; 32GB Wi-Fi; and 32GB Wi-Fi and 3G. The S2 will come in 16GB and 32GB models that have both Wi-Fi and 3G, but no separate Wi-Fi-only variant like the S1, the source says. Those desiring more capacity will be pleased to know that the S1 tablet has a full-size SD memory card reader onboard for additional storage.
The source also pointed out that the S1 features an 9.4-inch IPS display with TruBlack and Bravia display technologies.
We weren't able to confirm the battery life of the S1 tablet, but our source did mention that it's "comparable to the iPad 2." The battery life of the S2 is unknown, but could possibly suffer from the dual-screen setup. Several accessories will also be made available for the S1, including a dock and at least one Bluetooth keyboard. The top of the BT keyboard described to CNET curves slightly, which may allow it to clip onto the bottom of the S1 when not in use, the source adds. … Read more
iPad leads in brand satisfaction among U.S. consumers, though a relatively obscure tablet maker came in a close second, according to IHS iSuppli.
Rivals face a steep challenge in the U.S. because consumers are fixated on Apple's tablet to the detriment of other brands, according to the "U.S. Tablet Consumer Preference" study released today by iSuppli.
"Apple's competitors in the tablet market already are facing major challenges in offering products that can match the iPad's combination of optimized hardware, software, operating system, applications, content and app store," Rhoda Alexander, an … Read more
A new version of the Gmail Android application arrived last night for Android 2.2 to 2.3.3 that provides enhanced notification and sync options. If you're like me and use filters and labels to keep your inbox free of clutter, then you'll certainly appreciate version 2.3.5 of Gmail. On its surface it might not look much different, but under the hood there are plenty of new options.
For starters, rather than grabbing anything and everything in the inbox, you now can sync specific labels and set individual notifications. Not only does this provide peace of mind, but it helps to conserve battery life on your device.
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What's more, it's now possible to identify who sent you that e-mail just by listening to the notification tone. This is a feature that many users have come to depend on for text messages, so it only makes sense in Gmail. Additional performance enhancements in the new Gmail client include setting preferences to always display pictures from specific senders, and Priority Inbox sync.… Read more
Please keep in mind that this post is based on a beta version of iOS 5. Apple can (and often does) change the behavior of features before the latest operating system hits consumers' hands. If anything drastically changes in regard to this feature in iOS 5, we will be sure to update the post.
We have already shown quite a bit of what iOS 5 has to offer for both the iPhone and iPad. This time we are going to show you something that is specific to just the iPad. Steve Jobs announced a new split keyboard for the iPad … Read more
Motorola Mobility Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said he is planning a healthy product lineup including a pair of tablets and two 4G LTE smartphones in the second half.
Among other products, the company is planning to introduce its much-delayed Droid Bionic in September, Jha told CNET in an interview. After an unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show, the 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon Wireless was delayed for several months to work out the kinks of its 4G connection. In addition, it is planning at least one more 4G LTE smartphone this year.
Jha said he is planning on two tablets, … Read more
Amazon is aiming to launch both a 7-inch and 10-inch tablet in the third quarter and is currently lining up the right suppliers, according to the latest from the folks at DigiTimes.
A number of chip design firms in Taiwan expect to see a healthy bump in sales in the third quarter as they ship parts for the new tablets, said Digitimes, citing industry sources. With Amazon shooting to ship 4 million tablets this year, the company's orders for integrated circuits have become the second largest in the industry, behind only Apple's iPad, added the sources.
These … Read more
It's a simple idea: an iPad holder that fits in a three-ring binder. Now you can carry your tablet computer like the paper it ostensibly replaces.
Or, to put it another way, you can spend $1.99 at your local office supply store and get a serviceable protective case for your iPad (once you've laid out the $29.99 for the binder-ready holder).
BinderPad is a slim polyester cover for your iPad. A tab along one edge has three grommets spaced to fit a standard three-ring binder. BinderPad's maker, ZooGue, is pitching the holder to students who are required to use tablet computers instead of textbooks.… Read more
Joining, Amazon, Apple, and others, Dell today becomes the latest vendor to offer dedicated media-streaming software. Dell's newly update Stage software, included with Dell's Android devices, desktops, and laptops, allows users to stream music, movies, and photos between Dell devices and DLNA-equipped home theater components on a local network. Stage also provides 2GB of cloud-based storage via a Nero-powered feature called SyncUP.
To try Stage, you must have a Dell device with the most recent software update. New Dell systems shipped since July 7 have the updated version already, and older Dell PCs can get the update via download. Owners of Dell's Streak tablet or its Venue smartphone can also download an application called Stage Remote, which lets you manage streaming between PCs and supporting devices without sitting in front a keyboard. In addition to its core functionality, Stage has built-in support for Hulu, Facebook, Flickr, the Blio e-reader, and other services.… Read more