Android silver was a great dream – but perhaps is no more

Android Silver Was a Great Dream – But Perhaps Is No More

One of the greatest mobile operating systems in the world is Android, not because it works – because often it doesn’t. Rather, because it is so customizable. That has been both its appeal and downfall. Too many people either love or hate it. Their issues and praise for the OS are all over, with complaints…

Phonejoy: a bluetooth game controller for android and ios

PhoneJoy: A Bluetooth Game Controller For Android And iOS

Our phones bring us so much joy, don’t they? Texting, taking photos, searching the Internet, setting the ringtones from your parents to the Jaws theme music—really, what can’t they do? You can even play games on phones! Well, not rotary phones, and, not console games, generally, as we get stuck with those buggy touchscreen games,…

What the world can learn from the flappy bird debacle

What the World Can Learn From the Flappy Bird Debacle

Until smartphones came along—and casual gaming was declared a significant category—popular titles by and large seemed to have been designed with care and passion, things players appreciated. They weren’t necessarily any more sophisticated than the popular casual games we have now, but with much expected of titles to justify the purchase of expensive and otherwise-useless…

Imagining android on apple phones and other fun computational combinations

Imagining Android on Apple Phones and Other Fun Computational Combinations

Apple co-founder and all-round influential figure Steve Wozniak recently—in all his open-minded glory—told Wired that he sees merit in Apple producing Android-powered handsets as a secondary endeavor so as to compete in even more markets. It’s an interesting notion. In the idea-centric world of technology, it can seem like the determination to carve out a…

Universal control: run your electronics from anywhere with my n3rd

Universal Control: Run Your Electronics from Anywhere with My N3RD

I saw the Adam Sandler movie ‘Click’ once. I can’t really remember why, and in hindsight it was not a justifiable move. Even so, I’d like to have a magical remote control, especially since I’d use it for much more interesting things than getting into weakly amusing escapades and causing arguments with Kate Beckinsale. Handily,…

How to avoid bad apps on the google play store

How To Avoid Bad Apps On The Google Play Store

First things first, a little back-story for you: after several years saddled with a series of frustratingly-outdated Blackberry smart-phones, I’ve finally taken my first steps into the modern era – I’ve finally upgraded to Android. I’m rather enjoying the platform so far, and I particularly love the amount of freedom it affords its users. Unfortunately,…