Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Radar on iPhone

StickNFind Radar on iPhone

Ever lost your keys or the remote?

Know how much of a pain it can be to find them? Well, we ran across an awesome device that will be available soon. The product StickNFind, which we found on the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo, uses bluetooth tags and your iOS or Android based phone to locate them.

The tags can be pinged to make noise and light up, in addition to showing up on the application’s “radar” screen. The application lets you see approximate distances from your phone or tablet but unfortunately not direction.

The company promises that the applications are more far reaching than simply finding lost keys or remotes (though in all fairness that’s what we are sure most people will use them for).

They posit that their stickers can be attached to your luggage when traveling to assist in  finding  it at the baggage pickup; attached to children’s backpacks (your kids only please) to help keep track of their stuff; or even possibly your wife’s car so you can have some advanced warning when she pulls in.
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Facebook Poke App

Facebook Poke App

Facebook released a new app for the Apple iOS app store and we can only assume will eventually come to the Android Market (now known as Google Play).  This new app is called ‘Poke’ and is basically the rebirth of Facebook’s old poke system, which was minimalistic communication and essentially the digital equivalent of a head nod. Poke’s are almost never used as over the years Facebook’s new features have greatly depreciated its use.

The new Poke app, released Friday afternoon, is a rebirth of the old concept with some kinda cool new features. We tried it out and heres what we learned. The simple free app, called Facebook Poke, allows you to send fleeting messages, pokes, photos and 10-second videos to Facebook friends. The messages expire after a set period of time, from 1 to 10 seconds, and cannot be retrieved by either party again.

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Our Newest Author

ImageTo continue in our ongoing mission of bringing you relevant content, We are adding to our stable of technically savvy authors.

These are technologists with insight, and experience who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.

The IT Jedi is rejoining the blog, and will be offering technical advice on a variety of subjects.

His background includes several years working as a computer forensics specialist and private investigator, 7 years as a web designer and graphic artist, and nearly a decade of providing computer support.

He is our go to guy for all things Apple, with years of experience with Mac OS9, OSX, iOS. the Mac, and iDevices.  He also has a long relationship with Microsoft Windows, and the Android OS.

We are also pleased to announce that an old and dear friend, Dave Dabney is joining the blog. Our next post on this subject will include his biography.

 

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