Google on Wednesday announced Gmail version 4.7 for Android users. The new version, which is currently rolling out, adds the ability to edit your out of office response, send any file type (including ZIP files!), and the ability to print e-mails on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The process is now superconvenient and extremely easy to complete.In order to set up your out of office message, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Gmail on your Android device. As Google has been doing recently, it's a staged roll out, so it might take some … Read more
By the end of 2014, a wealth of new smartphones could come with biometric technology, such as fingerprint-recognition hardware.
In September, Apple released the iPhone 5S, which included a fingerprint reader, in the hopes of bolstering security and improving usability.
And other mobile makers, keen to jump on the biometric bandwagon, may soon embed the technology in their own devices.
According to new research by mobile network maker Ericsson, which polled 100,000 people over 40 countries, about 74 percent of respondents said they believe biometric smartphones "will become mainstream" during 2014.
More than half -- at 52 … Read more
Asus has global ambitions for its PadFone.
A higher-end version of the PadFone Infinity is set to reach the US during the second quarter of 2014, CEO Jerry Shen told Engadget. Shen teased the device's US debut by saying Asus has a big operator lined up but didn't spill any specific names. And after the US, Europe is next on the agenda.
"Once this product is launched [in the US], we will definitely have no problem tackling Europe with the same product, because this US operator is very big." Shen said.
The model being prepped for … Read more
We are our phones. Our phones are us.
Which means that whatever we keep inside those smart little things encapsulates every aspect of our troubled characters.
Clearly, there are some aspects that we'd like to keep well hidden. Which is why a fascinating piece of research has attempted to discern just where our weakest point lies.
It asked 1,000 apparently honest Americans what was the one thing … Read more
Before Nokia's phone business is owned in full by Microsoft, it may be able to squeeze out an Android smartphone.
The Finnish phone maker has been working on a low-cost Android smartphone that's codenamed Normandy, according to the Verge. This is device is said to use a "forked" variant of Android that is different from what Google uses.
A press image of this purported smartphone was leaked in late November and published by @evleaks on Twitter. While no specifications were included with the photo leak, one can see that the phone comes with a touch screen … Read more
Branded mobile games have become a common marketing tactic for companies. Pop Secret and its Poptopia game is no different in this regard. However, Pop Secret took it a step further and created a device called the Pop Dongle to work with its game.
The dongle, designed by the innovation studio Deeplocal, plugs into the audio-out port of your iOS device and emits a popcorn smell as you play the game. Each dongle contains enough popcorn juice to spray 500 to 1,000 times. Pop Secret is billing it as "the first-ever scented mobile gaming experience."… Read more
The GS4 with Spark will look and act identically to other variations on sale in the US, except that this one is provisioned to hop between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz network bands while delivering network data.
The device will trickle to Sprint's retail shops and distributors in "the next few weeks" for $200 on contract, joining the HTC One Max and LG G2 as Spark supporters. As with those, the Spark-y S4 … Read more
The device, which sells for $270 through the Google Play store, is only available as a 32GB Wi-Fi device, at least for now. Selections for the white Nexus 7 are grayed-out on the Google Play … Read more
When Apple first announced the iPhone 5S and its new slow-motion camera feature, the thought of being able to upload sol-mo videos across social networks was exciting.
Then the phone launched, users started messing with the new camera features, and quickly realized that uploading a slo-mo video directly from the iPhone to Instagram (along with other social networks) wasn't possible. Or rather, it was possible, but you would have to use some workarounds to make it happen.
But a few weeks ago, a young developer who is still in high school, contacted me about the pending release of an … Read more
If you have an e-mail inbox that stretches back years and years, searching for a particular e-mail can be a challenge, particularly when using the iPhone Mail app. Many times, my search query returns dozens or hundreds of results, and I find it difficult to sift through them on the small screen of my iPhone 4S (and I don't see it getting much easier next month when my current Verizon contract expires and I upgrade to an iPhone 5S and its slightly larger screen).
Thankfully, there is a handful of search parameters you can use to limit the number … Read more