Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


BBM for Android Wear smartwatches unveiled at CES 2015

As you can imagine Android was in full force at CES 2015 with lots of new products using the OS and designed to run on it. One of the things that turned up at the show that BBM fans might like is a new version of BBM that is designed to run on Android Wear smartwatches.

Vikaura wants to bring data from your phone into the world around you

One of the reasons that many people choose to use a smartwatch is so they can get data in the form of notifications from their smartphone without having to dig it out. A new product has debuted that will allow users to get data from their phone in their world and it's designed to hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. The product is called Vikaura.

Battery Percent Enabler App needs no root

Android users who would like to have a battery percentage rather than the less descriptive battery level on most Android devices may want to look at the new Battery Percent Enabler app. The app is designed to work with any Android 4.4 or higher device.

Samsung to discontinue Galaxy Alpha, focus on mid-range

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone found more than a few buyers who liked the design of the device despite the high-end price tag. A report has surfaced out of Korean that claims Samsung is discontinuing the Galaxy Alpha smartphone. Rather than selling high-end devices like the Alpha, the report claims Samsung will focus on mid-range devices.

Dell Venue 10 Bluetooth Keyboard spied at the FCC

We all know that if you work from a tablet and need to do some serious typing, on screen keyboards don’t quite cut it. A lot of tablet users prefer Bluetooth keyboards that can be connected to the tablet like a case. Rumors have been swirling about the Dell Venue 10 tablet for a while and a new keyboard has crossed the FCC that appears to be for that tablet.

Petalite Flux with 2600mAh battery recharges itself in 15 minutes

There are lots of portable charging systems on the market today to help you keep your smartphones and other Android devices topped off and full of power. The catch is that it can take hours to charge some of the portable battery packs before they are of any use to you on the go. A new portable charging system called the Petalite Flux has surfaced and it promise to be blazing fast.

Flat Attack charges smartphones with normal AA batteries

It can be a challenge keeping your smartphone charged if you use it a lot and aren’t near an outlet all day. There are plenty of rechargeable portable batteries out there that you can use to help keep your device topped off. The problem with those rechargeable batteries is that they will lose their charge over a few days if you use it or not.