December 1, 2011 | Productivity Tips

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As technology has advanced over the past decade, many people are turning to digital solutions for enhancing productivity. Modern smart phones offer a variety of productivity software, with an emphasis on cloud based storage. With the release of Android 4.0, many smart phones are as powerful as a personal assistant.

Google recently released Ice Cream Sandwich, commonly known as Android 4.0. Android is an operating system that powers many mobile phones. It provides a central platform for developers, allowing cross-compatibility for a wide variety of smart phones.

Read on to find out how to be productive on your mobile device.

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October 29, 2011 | Digital Privacy

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Dolphin HD, one of the most popular alternative web browsers for Android devices, has now been shown to spy on every website you visit by sending the URLs to a website, en.mywebzines.com, owned by the browser vendor. The company came up with an excuse relating to a “webzine” feature, but that was really weak. Anyway, [...]

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October 11, 2011 | Digital Rights

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Record the Police: Cop Recorder 2

There’s been a lot of concern lately about police abuses lately. People want to protect their rights, but (many) police forces want to prevent citizens from recording them. In comes Cop Recorder 2: It’s an Android app that helps you record your interactions with the police. It’s suposed to be network enabled, though I haven’t [...]

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September 4, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1: An Android Tablet for $199

Lenovo announced a new Android tablet in their IdeaPad line. The IdeaPad A1 has a 7-inch, 1024×600 screen Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a single-core Cortex A8 processor with both front and rear cameras.

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September 3, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Samsung Capture: A Smartphone for $100

Here’s a smart choice if you’re looking for an Android smartphone for cheap that still packs a punch: The Samsung Capture is available for $100 on a 2-year contract with Sprint. Highlights: 3.5 inch screen 3.2 MP camera plus 1.3MP front-facing camera Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) 1GHz processor 2GB microSD card (upto 32GB) See

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August 15, 2011 | Digital Devices

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Google just bought Motorola’s mobility division for $12.5 billion.

This is somewhat strange news coming just a day or two after Motorola announced it would be charging royalties on Android phones for use of its patents.

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April 20, 2011 | Digital Devices

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This is an article about how multitasking is supposed to work on Android, and how (supposedly) task killers aren’t needed. The geist is that the system automatically keeps track of the apps for you, and if you run low on memory, it’ll kill the oldest application for you. Hence no need for a task killer. Yet [...]

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February 4, 2010 | Digital Devices

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The one big complaint against Google’s Nexus One cell phone was that it didn’t have multi-touch like Apple’s iPhone did.

Not anymore.

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January 7, 2010 | Digital Devices

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Google just released its own phone, the Nexus One, this week. Google has had a mobile phone software platform, Android, available for a while now, and a number of cell phone companies are using it on their phones. But this is the first time Google has come out with a consumer hardware device. (Note: It [...]

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