Tag: Android

Google Reader tablet apps aggregate news on the fly

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

One of Google’s most underrated services is their free RSS news feed aggregator Google Reader. We look at the most impressive tablet apps that interface with Google Reader.

Apple: No plans for a smaller iPhone

By Ted Kritsonis

Though rumoured for weeks, insiders with knowledge of Apple’s plans have debunked the possibility that the company will unveil a smaller version of its popular handset. Apple’s engineers are apparently entirely focused on finishing the latest iteration, which should become available in Canada this summer.

Telus will unlock any of its phones for $50 fee

By Ted Kritsonis

Telus announced that, starting February 15, it will unlock any phone it offers for a flat fee of $50. The caveat to all this is that you need to be a Telus customer with a monthly plan.

Google launches 3 million title cloud-based eBookstore for multiple devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad, Android devices and Sony Readers now all have access to Google’s eBookstore which has a 3 million book selection and will be an entirely cloud-based solution. Released in the US today and expected to hit Canada in the coming months, the Google eBookstore is a huge step towards the ubiquity of eBooks.

Windows Phone 7 is impressive, but can it compete?

Video featuring Ted Kritsonis

This may very well be Microsoft’s last chance to make any serious impact in the ongoing smartphone wars. Windows Phone 7 is undoubtedly an impressive combination of design and function, but it will take some time to see if there’s enough support for it to begin competing against the likes of the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.

Samsung Galaxy Tab reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks great on paper. A powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 512MB or RAM, a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch screen, 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities the ability to expand memory from 16GB to 48GB (with a MicroSD slot) plus dual-cameras for video chats. The Galaxy Tab runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo, the latest and most refined version of the Android OS for smartphones.