Author Archives: John Hoff


Chrome demo includes debut of password generator

If you’re the type who keeps Chrome to the newest experimental build of the browser then you’re in for a nice surprise if you check out the latest version. Included in the build is a password generator that should give third party software like LastPass and 1Password a run for its money.

New features might trickle down to old Moto X, G users

Motorola’s Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni may have just given a lifeline to those who own last year’s variant of the Moto X and the Moto G. With the launch of the new Moto X at IFA 2014, we’re seeing a lot of new features to the brand spanking new upgrade – but there is hope for the old Moto X (and possibly Moto G) yet.

Google Glass, Moto 360 now available via Play Store

This week, to add to all the hysteria at IFA 2014, Google has updated its device store on the Google Play displays with two new devices – that is the Google Glass Explorer Edition and the Moto 360. It’s worth mentioning that Glass was already made available in the UK, but now it’s available in the US as well – at least, conveniently through the Google Play Store. Also, Motorola’s new roundface thingamajig has also been made available.

CAT Phones outs the S50 for the rugged smartphone market

Caterpillar is synonymous to the construction industry – the world of power vehicles, heavy industrial tools, and heavy work boots (which at some point in time most people wanted a pair of). CAT Phones, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, has been outing rugged smartphones over the years, and this year, at the IFA 2014 in Berlin, it has announced a new rugged smartphone – the Cat S50.

Panasonic launches Toughpad rugged Android device at IFA

The IFA 2014 tradeshow in Berlin is not just for stylish devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or the new Sony Xperia Z3Panasonic tries to break the mold by announcing the Toughpad FZ-X1 rugged Android handset (FZ-E1 for the Windows 8.1 model). With a name that sounds more like an artisan tool than a phone, Panasonic seemingly went for all out rugged protection with this new industry-ready device.

Alcatel’s OneTouch Hero 8 is a slim octa-core 8-inch tablet

You may have noticed it, but it just needs saying that going “octa-core” (8 processor cores, for the uninitiated) seems to be the trend at the ongoing IFA 2014 in Berlin. A lot of manufacturers are outing new devices with octa-core processors and Alcatel is one of those with the OneTouch Hero 8 – a stylish new tablet with power to spare.

Alcatel gives affordable LTE connectivity with POP2 smartphones

Alcatel’s POP devices have been one the manufacturer’s most accessible products since its 2013 refresh – offering budget-friendly devices with respectable specs. At IFA 2014, it looks like we’re getting another refresh with Alcatel announcing the POP 2 series of phones – and from the looks of it, they’re going to be competitive with the other phones in their market.
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