Gadgets

Apple Watch app store is now live

Apple WatchApple’s Watch is to be released with a range of apps by developers who haven’t used an Apple Watch yet. For these developers, it is hard to know what makes a good Watch app, how an app should look, and what the app should aim to do. Simplicity is the current requirement, along with a list of guidelines from Apple on app development.

The Watch is a device no one has used yet, and so it’s unknown how people will end up using this technology. A few Watch app developers have said the best apps will give a small bit of information on the screen, prompting the user to move to their corresponding iPhone app for more detail.

+Continue Reading

Endless – A smart desktop designed for the developing world

Endless Smart DesktopAround 5 billion people don’t have computers, a majority of the world. Endless was born from a thought on a trip to India, that a smart phone’s processor could run a desktop operating system. Smart phone processors are inexpensive and mobile. Using the mobile capabilities, Endless will enable anyone with access to a television to have a desktop PC to use.

The project is well thought out. The OS comes with pre-packaged apps that don’t require the internet to be used. For areas without a reliable internet service (Or with no internet at all.), the desktop can still be used. An app service will allow users to download apps in a click. The apps that come with the OS include topics like games, health, recipes, farming, healthy teeth, home how-to’s and others. Educational apps are also available with the device, such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, academic curricula and educational games.

+Continue Reading

Dell’s Venue 10 7000 Chases Education and Businesses

  • 11/04/2015 at 22:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Dell Venue 10 7000 Series TabletDell have released a new Android based tablet. The Venue 10 7000 is a 10-inch tablet that has a different shape to the traditionally flat designs. Google has given this device a Google Play for Education certification, with some models coming with education specific apps. Dell has attempted to create a tablet that plays as hard as it works. Office for Android will be offered to users and business data will be encrypted. The speakers are at the front in the cylinder, giving the tablet its usual shape.

The Venue 10 7000 has a interesting design but is over priced. For a base model without the keyboard, you’ll be set back $499, and $629 for the attachable keyboard. The keyboard has a strong backlight and quality trackpad. When attached, the keyboard can move 180 degrees around the tablet t give a range of angles.

+Continue Reading

Meet Rocketbook, the Microwavable Notebook that save notes in the Cloud

Rocketbook NotebookUsing a pen to do a quick drawing is a lot easier than using a mouse or finger on a touch screen. A project worth knowing about for those who want to be able to digitize is the Rocketbook, currently an Indiegogo campaign.

The Rocketbook is a digitized notebook that allows users to write as they would on paper. Two sizes are available, a standard 8 ½ x 11 inches, 50 sheet version or the Rocketbook executive, which is 5.8 x 8.3 inches containing 70 sheets.

+Continue Reading

The real reason for Apple’s Watch

  • 04/04/2015 at 23:29 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Apple WatchThere are probably a few people out there who have wondered what the reason for Apple’s Smartwatch is. It’s one thing to read an article claiming that the watch is going to change things, or that it does what the iPhone already does but on your wrist. The price of the Watch models are quite high, so what would make the devices worth the expense? Why would someone own a smartwatch and a smartphone?

+Continue Reading

Better Than A Laptop Yet? Meet the new Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

Previous version of Microsoft’s Surface have existed within the world of tablets, but always been there making up numbers. Not much stood out for the Surface, as it had a tuned down version of Windows (RT.), and the app store didn’t compare to that of Apple iOS or Android. What users of tablets have wanted is the ability to be rid of a laptop, to not feel as if what they have in their hands is a toy.

Users of tablets want to be able have a similar experience as they do on a laptop, plain and simple. So, Microsoft worked out how to put a full 64-bit Windows 8.1 into the 3rd generation of Surface devices. Also promised is a future upgrade to Windows 10 (Which is to be available as a free upgrade to any Windows 8.1 user.), which as a user of the Technical Preview I can say it’s a worthwhile upgrade.

+Continue Reading

Remixing The Tablet With Remix

  • 29/03/2015 at 20:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Remix TabletA tablet isn’t a laptop. They’re fun, they’re useful, but they’re not a laptop. There’s potential there, but some companies focus on the image more than practicality. Time to Remix what a tablet is to allow it to fulfil its promise of being a computer more than a complementary device.

+Continue Reading