While the iPad?s keyboard is pretty big, it is surprisingly not that fun to type on. While it might be great for firing off a quick message or email or performing a Google search, we?re sure that most iPad aficionados will agree that it will be hard to beat a physical keyboard especially when you?re trying to type out long articles. Keyboard cases for the iPad current exists but they can be pricey not to mention bulky, so what are we to do then? YouTube user danielchasehooper has managed to come up with an admittedly rather clever idea that incorporates the use of gestures into the on-screen keyboard.
Through the use of gestures, he has demonstrated that it will make editing text such as selecting and backspacing a much simpler task. iOS owners are no doubt painfully aware of how unintuitive it is to select text or to move to a specific text or alphabet with the current system, so we?re sure that this is a concept that many will appreciate. Unfortunately it?s merely a concept but danielchasehooper has included in his description a way for you to reach out to Apple to suggest this as a new feature. Be sure to check out the video above and let us know what you think!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: UK Parliament to Provide 650 iPads to MPs Costing $420,000, Third-gen iPad shipping times improved to 3-5 days,
Owners of the Archos 80/101 G9 tablets will be pleased to learn that the company has pushed out an update for the tablets that is expected to address a couple of bugs plaguing them. This includes: (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Archos Child Pad reportedly delayed until mid-May, Archos reveals that they are working on a gaming tablet,
According to Dolby, their Digital Plus audio technology has been built into Microsoft?s Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, but will it find its way into Microsoft?s upcoming Windows 8 operating system? After all it was only last year that Dolby warned their shareholders that their Digital Plus technology might not make it into Windows 8, but it looks like Microsoft might have had a change of heart. Today Dolby has announced that Digital Plus would be part of Windows 8?s client release, a move which we?re sure will sit well with those who might be a bit more discerning when it comes to audio quality.
The technology has been described as provided ?next-generation surround sound? that will enhance the listening experience when watching DVDs and digital TVs by providing high quality audio. Digital Plus is also expected to be featured in PCs and tablet devices that run on Windows 8, Windows 8 Professional and Windows RT.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Cloud services for Windows 8 gets "re-imagined", Microsoft announces $300 million strategic partnership with Barnes & Noble,
A while back it was announced by the FCC that they would be working hand in hand with carriers to create a database of stolen phones. These phones will be locked and prevented from being used by the thief and has enlisted the major carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. As part of their effort to help cut down on mobile phone theft, AT&T has since launched a ?Smart Controls? website of their own. This website will not list stolen phones nor will it let users lock their stolen phones remotely. Instead this website is meant to be a precursor to the FCC?s plans and will help educate the public on the various methods that they can employ to ensure their phones are protected.
While we guess it might be hard to protect oneself against someone holding a gun or a knife or a snatch thief, the website instead lists the different methods of protection that users can employ to protect their data and contents of their phone in the event that it has been stolen. There are also tutorials for backing up your SIM card data, along with a list of different products that users can purchase to further ensure the protection of their device. If you?d like to learn more about AT&T?s newly launched initiative, head on over to their Smart Controls website for the details.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Remote Patient Monitoring Service from AT&T helps patients and caregivers alike, Haptic feedback steering wheel ups safety in vehicles,
Carl Zeiss has been known for putting out some pretty high-quality lenses that do not come cheap, and that is probably one of the features that Nokia is trying to advertise for some of their phones. The good news is that if you were worried that Nokia might one day drop Carl Zeiss from their phones, fret not as Nokia themselves have announced that the company has extended their business arrangement with Carl Zeiss and will feature their lenses in some of their upcoming phones over the next few years. A good example we can think of would be the Nokia 808 PureView that was unveiled at MWC earlier this year. The handset featured a 41MP camera that utilizes a Carl Zeiss lens and it has been rumored that Nokia could be bringing the same technology onto a future Windows Phone device. Personally I?ve enjoyed Carl Zeiss optics when attached to DSLR cameras as opposed to smartphones, but I guess that would vary from photographer to photographer. What do you guys think? Does the inclusion of Carl Zeiss optics in Nokia?s phones make it seem like a more attractive purchase?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia Phones Getting Dual-Core CPUs, Optical Zoom Coming, Nokia hit with class action lawsuit from their investors,
Intel announced their plans for mobile phones last year that will be powered by the company?s Medfield chipset. So far it seems that the first Intel-based smartphone has been launched in India as the Lava XOLO X900, but what happened to the Orange Santa Clara that was designated for the UK market? The good news for UK residents is that the carrier Orange has since launched a registration page for the Santa Clara. The website has also revealed that the Santa Clara will not be the device?s official name and that it is merely the ?pre-launch? name for the handset. No word on when Orange will officially be launching the device, but if an Intel Medfield powered Android smartphone sounds like something you?re interested in, pop on over to Orange?s website to register your interest! With a launch in India and an upcoming launch in the UK, we have to wonder when we will be seeing Intel handsets make their way stateside.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Orange Santa Clara Smartphone with Intel Hands On, Orange Santa Clara announced with Intel's Medfield platform,
If games like Call of Duty and Battlefield or any type of action game that involves guns sounds like something you?d be interested in, you might want to check out this modified Xbox 360 gamepad. Spotted anything different yet? In case you haven?t, this particular Xbox 360 gamepad has had its buttons removed in place of real 9mm bullets! Apparently these are real bullets that have actually been fired. Talk about hardcore! So much how will this modified gamepad cost you? Considering that regular gamepads go for around $40, Diesel Lace Design is asking for double that price, $84.95 to be exact. We guess bullets aren?t cheap. However there are cheaper options but this would involve you doing the modifications yourself. Either way to place your order, pop on down to Diesel Lace Design?s Etsy page for the details.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Microsoft Could Launch Xbox 360 for $99 with Monthly Payment Plan, Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany,
There have been several rumors suggesting that Apple?s upcoming refresh of MacBook Pros will feature a slimmer profile. Apparently the new MacBook Pros will be taking design cues from the MacBook Air and will be thinner and more portable and reportedly will do away with the optical drive. However thanks to a fresh set of rumors, it does not look like that will be the case. Assuming these new rumors are to be believed (as far as rumors go), the new MacBook Pros will be keeping its shape and design and dimensions, but will instead do away with the optical drive, throw in a dedicated SSD and will sport a larger and longer lasting battery.
The removal of the optical drive serves two purposes – to encourage users to download from the Mac App Store, and secondly to fit another 2.5? hard drive in there. Yup, it seems that by removing the optical drive, Apple will have enough space to fit a 2.5? HDD in there alongside an SSD. The SSD will be used for booting up the computer while the HDD will allow users more storage capacity for their files. What do you guys think? Does this sound plausible or are you still leaning more towards a slimmed down MacBook Pro? Until Apple makes the official announcement, we will be taking this with generous doses of salt for now.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Next MacBooks Rumored to be Made from Liquid Metal and USB 3.0 Compatible, Could Apple be discontinuing the 17" MacBook Pro?,
iOS users who enjoy reading the news on their devices are no doubt familiar with news curation apps such as Flipboard. The app has been pretty much exclusive to the iOS platform for quite a while, but now it looks like the popular app will be making its way onto Android devices. Unfortunately do not expect to be able to pick it up from the Google Play store just yet as according to reports, the app will launch exclusively on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 before making its way onto other Android smartphones. If Flipboard sounds like a great news app that you would love to have on your Android device, pop on over to Flipboard?s website where you can enter your email and be notified when the app has been released, or check back with us for updates. Flipboard for Android is expected to be arriving later this summer.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Angry Birds Space updated with additional levels for iOS and Android, Instagram for Android updated to 1.0.3, adds support for Android tablets,
If you were planning on getting your hands on either the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 or the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, you might be interested to hear that Samsung has since released the source code for both devices. So how does this affect you as an end-user, you might ask? Well the release of the source code will allow developers from the hardworking Android community to cook up some interesting ROMs and mods for your tablet. This will allow you, as an end-user, to drop the Samsung TouchWiz UI in favor of something else along with other features that could enhance your tablet experience.
The source code has been released for six different models: the GT-P3100, GT-P3110, GT-P3113 which are variants of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and the GT-P5100, GT-P5110, and the GT-P5113 which are the different versions of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. If you fancy yourself a developer or if you?re simply curious, pop on over to Samsung?s website for the details and the download.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Three UK begins taking Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-orders, Samsung Galaxy S3 accessories is a potential gold mine,