Oct 242013
 

 

Cover art
Name: Tasker
* Actions: 200+ built-in, plugin support
* Tasks: loops, variables, conditions
* Scenes: design your own screen overlays
* App Creation: create your own standalone apps to share or sell! (Android 2.3+)
Cover art Name: Power-Grid
Developer:
 ROCCAT GmbH

Description: Aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts alike, Power-Grid™ is a completely-customizable free smartphone app that works as an advanced remote control for your PC.After installing the accompanying PC software, the app relays a host of convenient, time-saving information in the form of fully-configurable “Grids”, which the user can then interact with right from their smartphone, without having to minimize or close the game or application they are running.

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Jan 272011
 

So what exactly is “up” in the world of portable cellular devices at present? Read on to find out.

Content in HD

Even though a 4 inch (and larger) screen on phones is becoming a norm and the processor built into the phone is strong enough to display hi-def video on the phone, its nothing compared to beaming content onto your HD TV, in HD.

Where and when would you ever find this useful you ask?

Where: at your friends place, who has an HDTV.

When: you want to watch the latest action movie you downloaded in HD and cant bear to watch it on your tiny screen at home.

So the next time you’re in a hotel room with an HD TV at your disposal, you know exactly how to make the most of it.

I guess time will tell how wild the fire in the 3D forest is.

Replacing your Laptop/Netbook/Tablet

With laptop docks becoming an accessory with phones, the big evolutionary step forward is the mobility of the personal computer.

In every way possible (even gaming) the phone is replacing the PC… and the Mac… and the tablet.

What you see above is the Motorola Xoom. This is probably the best tablet there is in the market because of its raw processing power, support for 4G and it runs Honeycomb, the latest Android OS just for Tablets.

None the less, portabilty is a big concern for me and thats something that I find to be a problem with tablets.

I’d rather carry a full fledged laptop than carry a device that does half of the things that a laptop does in a smaller screen, costing me almost the same and occupying a little less space in my bag.

Tablet future?

Now even though the tablet is a device that is here to stay, what will be interesting to see is for how long.

With projectors being built right into phones and wireless streaming of video (eg. AirPlay) being made possible, the need for larger screens in the long run is questionable. Atleast for the output part. For input, tablets have still a long way to go in terms of the feedback and response quality.

Docking the tablet and using it more like a screen is something that iPad users are attracted to but there are devices from Dell and Asus and various other vendors with the keyboard built in which is way more effective.

So what did we learn children?

The lesson here is that the iPhone 4 and the iPad, arent the beginning or the end of the story.

There is always a lot more being offered by a lot more people and its best to check out the competition well before making a decision for your future mobile phone/tablet.

Android is evolving and expanding in every way and people now have a multitude of companies to chose from all; offering the same great OS and a relatively similar great experience.

So, the future of mobile phones looks great, and as time passes by things are only gonna get better!

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