Tag Archive: Efficient

More efficient, without the jank [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Michael Fisher gather in New York City for a look at the BlackBerry KEY2 and its glorious hardware keyboard. It’s a safe upgrade from the original, but features a faster processor, more RAM, dual cameras, a stronger frame, and larger keys.

As an aperitif to the main course, they chat about Moto’s Z3 Play. It’s a solid, mid-range phone that will be available unlocked in the U.S for $ 499, but  [Read More…]

More accurate and efficient GPS chips coming to 2018 smartphones

GPS chips in 2018 phones will be more accurate and use 50% less battery.

While bezel-less displays and dual-camera systems are visual upgrades that are easy to get excited about, an upcoming GPS chip from Broadcom will soon allow future smartphones to provide more accurate mapping features and less battery drain when using services like Google Maps, Waze, etc. Late last week, the IEEE Spectrum announced that this new chip is finally ready for mass-production for consumer-facing products and  [Read More…]

15 Android recipes and shortcuts to make you more efficient

Let’s face it, everyone wants to make the most of their time. Nobody wants to go about their life willingly doing things slower than need be. Further, who wants to waste time doing stuff that can be automated anyhow? We’re huge fans of If This Then That, also known as IFTTT. A free service that

Starbucks updates app, making life even more efficient


What would life be without that daily cup of joe? For me, my need for coffee varies based on sleep, but if I need coffee, I need it as soon as possible. Starbucks is looking to remedy this.

The newest version of the Starbucks app has a new Shake to Pay feature, which displays your favorite card you use to pay at Starbucks. Simply shake  [Read More…]