Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


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.

SanDisk unveils new microSD card for 4K video recording

SanDisk has rolled out a new memory card that it claims to be the world's fastest, high-capacity microSD UHS-I memory card. The tiny memory card is aimed at smartphones and other devices that are able to record 4K resolution video. Along with that microSD card, SanDisk has also rolled out similar speed SD cards with up to 512GB of storage.

Dropcam app update integrates with Nest hardware

Dropcam has been around for a while now and works with an app available for Android devices. Dropcam is a small camera that uses wireless networks and has the ability to shoot live video feeds out to the internet for remote viewing. The Android Dropcam app has been updated this week and has gained some new features.

Chromecast gets support for Twitch, Disney Channel, and more

Chromecast owners have some new content they can start watching on their TVs. Google has announced that Chromecast has gained some new family friendly and music options for streaming. Kids will be happy to hear that WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD apps are now available.

Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders kick off in China and the UK

If you have been counting the days until you can get your hands on the new Galaxy Note 4, we have some good news today. The Galaxy Note 4 is now up for pre-order for fans of the smartphone in China and the UK. If you want one of these on launch day, you really need to pre-order, as they will likely be hard to get for a while.

Shazam update makes it easier to purchase music on Google Play

Most people have probably heard of Shazam before. Shazam is an app that you can install on your Android device that makes it easy to identify music and TV programs in seconds. If you hear a track on the radio you like but you aren’t sure what the song is called or who the artist singing is, Shazam is the app you want to identify the music.

AutoData app turns off data connection to save power

A new app has hit Google Play called AutoData that promises to turn your data connection on and off on preset intervals. The point of the app seems to be aimed at saving power by turning off the data modem and saving data by keeping apps from using your data allowance constantly.
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