Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


YouTube rolls out a new kid’s app

The sheer number of clips on YouTube is astounding and much of the content there is far from appropriate for kids. So far there has been no real way for parents to ensure their kids see only clips they want them to see short of being with them at all times to see what they are watching. Netflix has long had an app just for kids that removes any movie or content not appropriate for children.

Lenovo Vibe X3, S1, P1, and P1 Pro pics and specs leak ahead of MWC

Some images and specifications for a slew of new smartphones from Lenovo have hit the web this week. All of the devices are tipped to get official at MWC next month. The new smartphones include the Lenovo Vibe X3, S1, P1, and P1 Pro. All of the phones appear to be made of metal rather than the cheap plastic casings previous Lenovo smartphones have used.

Sony unveils SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 in UK and Germany

Sony has trotted out a new set of smart glasses to take on Google Glass called the SmartEyeglasses Developer Edition SED-E1. Pre-orders for the glasses have kicked off today in the UK and Germany where they will first launch. The SED-E1 glasses are transparent lens eyewear that connects to compatible smartphones and overlays various information on the wearer's field of view.

Mikey Boots looks like a game from the 80s

A new game has landed on Android called Mikey Boots. The name sounds like some sort of gangster from the movies and the graphics remind me of something for the 80s, only better. The idea behind the game is that you fill the boots of someone named Mikey and those boots let you fly.

Push Tasker extension lets Pushbullet and Tasker do more

If you are a fan of the Android apps Pushbullet and Takser, you will want to check out a new plug-in that allows you to do more with those two apps. The plug-in is called Push Tasker. Push Tasker lets you have Tasker send notes, links, and lists automatically.

Authy 2-Factor Authentication app gets Material Design

One of the best ways to keep your online accounts safe is via two-factor authentication. With that sort of authentication in place, hackers can’t get your password alone and gain access to your accounts. They also need your smartphone or other device to get the authentication code.

Spinner: The Game has three endless levels

A new game app has landed for Android called Spinner: The Game. The game is a "techno arcade experience" that promises to test your skill. The game offers three endless levels with difficulty that gets progressively harder as you move along.