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Articles Archive for Author Brad Anderson

ZTE Kis Now Available At Virgin

ZTE along with its partner UK mobile carrier Virgin Mobile have rolled out their up-to-the-minute cheaper Android smartphone, the ZTE Kis. The ZTE Kis features Android SO v2.3.5 Gingerbread and is made available on Virgin Media’s pay across the UK. The phone has dimensions of 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.5 mm, touch-sensitive controls and a reasonably large HVGA capacitive touch display of 3.5 inch.

Mobile Startup Turns Tweets Audio

Google showed some new features last week. “It is basically like a location-based chat service,” said Matt Fitzsimmons in describing the technology at the MIT Startup Demo in Seattle last week. It’s almost like a radio with tweets that are audio. You can even pick the accent of your speaker that is reading the tweets.
The technology still has a few things that need to be worked on.
Most people would be interested in setting up a personalized station that is listening to all tweets. Fitzsimmons and the rest of the iHear team are moving forward. The company’s first Android app launched in February and has 10,00 downloads.

iPhone 5 News Leaked!

Schiller’s latest tweet: The white iPhone will be available this Spring, and it’s a beauty! Phil Schiller is Senior Vice President of Apple Marketing. Since June 20th is the last day of Spring, we can deduce that the new iPhone 5 will be released no later than that date!

Meanwhile, 9to5Mac has released some photos of the iPhone 5’s parts:

IE6 Smackdown!

Microsoft has taken the step of creating a new site IE6countdown.com to bring awareness and reduce the usage of the old Internet Explorer version 6 (IE6) across the world.


The main page shows a world chart and market penetration (if you want to call it that) of the IE6 browser. Microsoft has been pushing web surfers to upgrade to a newer browser, hopefully IE9, which is slated to be released from beta later this month. Overall, usage share was down to 12% across the world.

Where Did My Gmail Go?

For about 30 hours starting Sunday, some Google email users worst nightmares came true. How could all of their email just disappear? It also affected everything in outboxes and archives. Everything. Gone. Originally estimated to affect 0.29% of all Gmail users (still a significant number in real terms), then downgraded to 0.08%, Google’s latest estimates at the time of this writing is 0.02%, or just under 40,000 users. Of that number, a third should already have full access restored. The delay appears to be the result of restoration from offline tapes, a painstaking but ultimately wise offsite solution.

Leapfrog Leappad: 5-inch Color Tablet For Kids

Those with kids are probably all too familiar with handling a greasy, food-covered phone — courtesy of their hungry, messy, and multi-tasking children. Now you no longer have to let junior play with your iPhone, iPad, or whatever phone or tablet you have, so he will stop screaming. Welcome the Leapfrog Leappad Explorer. The maker of the very popular line of children’s toys, books, and games will unveil a larger version of its Leapster Explorer this summer.

Recycle Electronics With EcoATM At Your Local Store

Maybe now is finally the time to dig out those old cell phone and get rid of them. But not in the trash, and not at your local big box retailer or office supply store. I mean in your ATM; let me explain.


A company called EcoATM that makes recycling kiosks wants to turn your old electronics into cash — or a coupon, gift card, or charitable contribution, if you prefer. EcoATM has received $14.4 million in Series A funding from the likes of coin-processing giant Coinstar and Claremont Creek Ventures. They will charge you nothing to use their service, rather they will pay you to recycle old and unwanted phones.

Bibliographies The Easy Way — With An App!!

Here’s an idea for all you students who love producing research papers, but hate working on the requisite bibliography. Now you can simply scan in the bar codes of your books with your phone, and you’ll be sent a citation in an email, fitting one of four styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, or IEEE. No longer will you have to type all of that bibliography information manually; Quick Cite will do it for you. Quick Cite is built for both the iPhone and Android platforms and costs 99 cents. The team from the University of Waterloo that designed the app is named 7Cubed.

Free Virtual Meetings With Slideshare Zipcast

Presentation hosting heavyweight SlideShare has just launched a new service called ZipCast, which allows you to hold online meetings and webinars for free. The service converts your slideshow into a typical webcast with with video, audio and chat with the click of a button.


The service is similar to Gotomeeting and Webex, with one main difference – it requires no installation of client software, boosting ease-of-use considerably. Another cool feature is the ability for any viewer to flip back and forth between presentation slides, just in case you missed something, although the presenter still controls what is shown to the rest of the audience.

Two Tech Giants Want Piece Of iPad Pie

Samsung isn’t the only guest at the tablet party. HTC and Huawei are also looking to unseat Apple as the dominant tablet player. HTC unveiled the Flyer, a 7-inch Android 2.4 device sporting a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and both a front and rear-facing camera.


Notable features are the Sense UI layer, which has received very favorable reviews, and built-in pen (stylus) support that can be used with its Scribe apps. One of these apps, dubbed “Timemark” allows the synchronization of audio clips with your written notes, pretty handy in an academic setting where students can take advantage of this, and not risk missing out on any part of an important lecture.