Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Pebble launches Firmware 2.5 with emoji support

Emojis are a popular way for people to show how they are feeling without having to type it out. Smartphone and tablet users have been texting emojis and using third party apps to send them for a long time now. Pebble has announced a new firmware has landed bringing the watch to firmware version 2.5.

Despicable Me Minion Rush updated with new levels

If you have seen either of the Despicable Me movies, you should be familiar with the minions. These little capsule shaped people are yellow and always doing something crazy. Game developer Gameloft has announced a new update for the Despicable Me Minion Rush game.

PayPal Here updated to support Android tablets

Several applications out there are designed to allow business owners to take credit card payments while they are out of the office and on the go. One of those applications is PayPal Here and it is designed to work with the PayPal card reader.

Smartphone microscope uses a small glass sphere for lens

Microscopes that are used in labs and educational institutes around the world are expensive devices. They are also typically rather large and bulky meaning that they can’t easily be taken into the field for work on site in many instances. A new and inexpensive smartphone attachment has been designed that can turn your mobile device into a microscope on the cheap.

Alien Creeps TD tower defense game hits Android

Tower defense games have been around in all sorts of different iterations for a long time. If you like the genre, a tower defense game called Alien Creeps TD has received a new update on Android that fixes numerous bugs according to developers. The game has the player trying to defend the Earth from hoards of invading aliens.

Energous WattUp tech promises true wireless charging

Anyone who has smartphone or tablet knows that having to fiddle with wires to charge can be annoying. There are wireless charging solutions on the market that allow you to flop your smartphone on a charge pad and power up without having to plug a wire in. What we would all love to see is true wireless charging where your phone can be topped off while you hold it in your hand and walk around the home or office.

Chromecast support for Sling app debuts

Sling has made an announcement that will make fans of Chromecast devices very happy. According to Sling, the single most requested feature for the Slingbox M1, 350, and SlingTV/500 devices is support for Chromecast. The good news is that support is now here.

Polaroid Socialmatic combines old school instant pics with social media

Back in the 80's if you wanted a picture without having to pay to have them developed, you used a Polaroid instant camera. With digital photography today, just about any camera can give you an instant picture if your printer is nearby. Polaroid has unveiled a new camera called the Polaroid Socialmatic that it says is the next generation of instant digital cameras.

Chromecast now available in Austria and Hong Kong

While those of us in the US have had access to the Google Chromecast device for a long time, in some countries the device has been unavailable. Google has announced that the Chromecast has now been rolled out to a couple new countries.

Beach Buggy Racing has 12 tracks and multiple karts to choose

A new racing game has launched for Android gamers to check out and it's called Beach Buggy Racing. The game is a follow-up to the popular kart racing game Beach Buggy Blitz and comes from developer Vector Unit. Players of the game will race karts in different off-road environments.