Tag Archive: Creates

Tracking your pet with TrackR creates a false sense of security

Using a TrackR device to keep tabs on your pet works, although it’s not as convenient and easy as you may expect it to be.

It’s spring time, which means we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm sun — and that goes double for your pets. Whether you try to keep close tabs on your pet or keep them fenced in your backyard, there’s always a risk that your furry friend might make a  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Secure Folder creates a private space for your apps and files

Samsung’s Secure Folder is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Samsung has officially released the Secure Folder app for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on the Galaxy Apps store. Secure Folder relies on Samsung’s Knox security platform to set up a secure encrypted zone on your phone. Anything you store in the Secure Folder — apps, files, documents, or images — will be hidden behind an added layer of authentication, which can be accessed by  [Read More…]

Kenu’s ‘Stance’ creates a portable tripod for USB-C phones (review)

USB Type-C is really awesome stuff and it’s one of those technologies we wish would have been here sooner. Further, we hope that other device makers embrace the standard as soon as possible. Not only is it nice to have quicker charging, but there’s something just too convenient about not worrying about which direction you

Google Keep now creates automatic topics for searching through notes

Google Keep has received a small but useful update that makes it easier to organize your notes by topic. The app now automatically generates topics for your notes, such as food, books, or travel. So Keep might put a to-do list with the word ‘trip’ in it under the ‘travel’ section, or a recipe under ‘food’.

From Google Docs on Twitter:

#GoogleKeep organized. Search automagically created topics like books, food and quotes for  [Read More…]

The eero Home Network System creates a mesh network that takes less than 10 minutes to install (review)

I love technology. I love that technology solves problems and makes them obsolete. There are many people who will argue that technology only makes our lives much more complicated, and it makes less intelligent. I would counter those arguments by saying we are evolving and are becoming more intelligent because we waste less time doing

Kyocera creates a smartphone that you can wash with hand soap

Kyocera has announced the DIGNO rafre, the first hand soap washable smartphone. That’s right, if you get your phone dirty, you can simply lather up some hand soap, scrub it a little and get it clean again. To make this work, Kyocera has added hot water resistance to the DIGNO rafre, in addition to resistance against shock, water and dust.

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Google creates Android Security Updates Google Group for more transparency

One of the big takeaways from the recent Black Hat security conference was Google announcing plans to issue monthly security updates, and that it would strive to keep us all better informed.

Lead engineer for Android security at Google Adrian Ludwig has announced a big step in the right direction with the creation of the Android Security Updates Google Group. The focus of the group is to provide more information about security issues and bulletins, and the  [Read More…]

Facebook’s new Riff app creates a chain of videos centered on a specific topic

Facebook has launched a new stand-alone app called Riff, which allows a string of videos to be made and connected together that are based on a specific subject.

Riff started as a side project by an app team at Facebook, who wanted to create an easy way for anyone to collaborate on videos.

Oppo creates ColorOS 2.0 for Oppo Find 7 and 7a

Oppo is updating its Android-based user interface, ColorOS, to version 2.0 with a whole host of visual changes and performance enhancements. Oppo has been known for offering their phones with the choice of running either stock Android or its own ColorOS, which is an extensive UI based off of Android. Version 1.0 wasn’t the most beautiful software to use, nor was it particularly intuitive. ColorOS 2.0 looks to improve on that.

ColorOS 2.0 is based off of Android 4.4 KitKat and  [Read More…]

Google creates new free replacement program for damaged Nexus 5 phones

If you accidentally damaged your Nexus 5 smartphone, you can get it replaced for free thanks to Google’s new Nexus 5 replacement program, which is similar to what rivals HTC and Motorola are offering. The program went live without any announcement or much fanfare, though devoted Nexus 5 owners have confirmed on a Google+ posting in the Nexus 5 community page.

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