The KitKat chocolate bar as we know it was invented in Britain in 1935, and now British owners of unlocked S4 and Note 3 devices can enjoy the chocolatey, wafer-y goodness of Google's very latest software, Android 4.4.2.
Apple's keychain feature in OS X saves your passwords, keys, and certificates for seamless authentication to various system and Web services. In addition to storing keys, one of the features of the keychain is secure notes, where you can save important information like registration codes and product serial numbers, or authentication information for services that do not interface with the keychain. These notes will be securely encrypted along with your standard passwords, certificates, Safari credit card entries, and other information.
To make a secure note, you simply open the Keychain Access utility and choose "New Secure Note" … Read more
When I got my first smartphone five years ago -- a shiny new iPhone 3GS -- I was like a proud papa. I bragged about it everywhere I went, saying it had been the one piece of technology I'd wanted since I was a little kid lusting after Captain Kirk and Co.'s tricorders.
It played the soundtrack to sweaty walks in Singapore, kept me company with US podcasts in Prague, and helped me pass the time in many a passport control line with ease (thank you, TowerMadness). For five years it was my second brain, my boom box, and yes, I'd even go so far as to say, my friend.
Half a decade might seem an eternity to hold onto a smartphone, but personal economics dictate that I can't toss out a perfectly solid gadget for no good reason. When my trusty iPhone wouldn't make calls if I switched to 3G mode, however, and pretty much every new app I wanted couldn't run on the phone's aging innards, I knew it was finally time for us to part ways. After some research, I placed an order for a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 about a week ago. … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Nvidia has debuted a new reference design for its Tegra Note 7 with LTE tablet. The additional features? A Tegra i500 modem and a new price of $299, which is $100 more than the Wi-Fi version. Look for it in late April.
Other than the new modem, everything else is identical to the Wi-Fi version. It still includes a stylus and a 7-inch IPS screen with 1,280x800 resolution. There are also Micro-USB and Micro-HDMI connections, and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB storage cards.
The LTE Tegra Note 7 will retail for $299. That … Read more
Smart Writing Tool is a note-taking app that lets you write with your finger or stylus, or type as you normally would on a keyboard. This is especially useful if you want to draw a picture or diagram to send to someone or to save for future reference. With the premium version of the app, you can also combine written notes with voice recording.
When you open Smart Writing Tool for the first time, you're introduced to the various features of the app by a comprehensive tutorial. You can test out the features and get a good feel for … Read more
Smart Writing Tool - 7notes HD gives you the tools to take notes in a variety of ways and include them all in one document. You can type on a virtual keyboard, write things out longhand with your finger or a stylus, or draw a diagram to ensure your instructions or reminders are clear. You can then quickly send them off in an e-mail or post them to Twitter, Facebook, and more.
This app has an intuitive and accessible interface, and the tutorial that opens the first time you use the app clearly explains how to take advantage of all … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will soon be updated to Android 4.4 aka KitKat, Sprint has confirmed.
The carrier on Thursday published an update to its Galaxy Note 3 support page, saying that the KitKat rollout has commenced and that Galaxy Note 3 owners will soon see Google's latest mobile operating system on their handsets.
According to Sprint, the software updates could "take several days for delivery."
The online version of Microsoft Office has a new name, along with some new features intended to streamline certain activities.
Why the name change? In a blog post on Wednesday, Office Online product marketing manager Amanda Lefebvre acknowledged that the name Office Web Apps confused users. Some apparently thought they had venture to an app store to find the software and then manually install it.
"No, to use them all you need is a web browser," Lefebvre said. "Ah! You say. So it's like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online."
Beyond a new name, the … Read more
OneDrive is just one of many cloud services available, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, but has the unique advantage of working flawlessly with Microsoft Office documents as long as you also own the Office app with a subscription to Office 365. Without … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro won't completely replace your workstation, but it comes closer to doing so than any other Android tablet before it. That's right, the Windows RT-based Microsoft Surface 2 is still the closest thing to a workstation replacement among ARM-based tablets in the market.
With enough accessories -- mouse, keyboard, or keyboard with a touch pad; none of which are included or come cheap -- the Note Pro could satisfy some business users looking to carry around something lighter, and cooler-looking, than their tired old portable "computer."
Still, the Note Pro's incredibly … Read more