When and where to buy the Amazon Fire Phone

A guide for everything you need to know about picking up Amazon’s latest flagship device. Amazon on Wednesday announced its first smartphone: the Fire Phone. The device is equipped with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It also includes Dynamic Perspective, a 3D feature that alters the phone’s display based on how you are holding it, as well as the company’s Mayday customer service feature, which first debuted on the Kindle Fire tablet. Where can I get one? The Fire Phone will be available exclusively on … Continue reading When and where to buy the Amazon Fire Phone

How to stream the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on June 12 in Brazil. Here’s how you can tune in on all of your devices. Wikimedia Commons People all over the world are preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on June 12 in Brazil and will run through the middle of July. In the United States, all 64 matches will be broadcast live in English on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, and in Portuguese on ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air 43 games, ESPN 2 will carry 11, and ABC will air 10 … Continue reading How to stream the World Cup

Starting your own Software Company? Think twice.

One years ago I started my own software company and named it Awaissoft. I had no experience on how to run a business before this but quite a lot of programming experience, so I thought “what could go wrong?”. Fortunately, most worked out nicely since then, and I’ve learned quite a lot stuff. So if you are thinking about starting your own software company, here are a few advises for you: People lie People will try to rip you off wherever they can. Especially when it comes to money. They will pay you late or not at all. They will lie straight … Continue reading Starting your own Software Company? Think twice.

How to get better battery life on Android

Make these simple adjustments to give your Android phone or tablet a battery boost. Android gets a bad rap for short battery life, but that’s only if you stick with its default settings. Make these simple adjustments to give your phone or tablet a battery boost. Disable location reporting and history GPS is a huge battery hog, as it harnesses data from the phone’s GPS chip, cell phone towers, and Wi-Fi hotspots to find your location. The more a phone surveys your location, the more battery it uses. And that goes beyond just Google Maps. Location reporting and location history … Continue reading How to get better battery life on Android

How To Install Android SDK

Here’s a quick start installation guide to get you up and running with the Google Android Software Development Kit (SDK). This guide will describe how to install the Android SDK and set up your chosen development environments. If you’ haven’t already done so you can download the Android SDK from the link below, then we can get started. First you’ll need to download the Android SDK source files: ( http://code.google.com/android/download.html ) System Requirements In order to first use the Android SDK code and tools for development you will of course need a suitable environment develop from. Currently the following operating … Continue reading How To Install Android SDK

How to wake up to your favorite Pandora station on Android

Your Android phone’s alarm clock is handy and can wake you up with ringtones or your own music. But if you prefer waking up to a station, now you can with Pandora for Android. (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee) More and more people are relying on mobile phone alarm clock apps to wake them up in the morning. To wake up to your favorite music, you can load up your own songs, but that takes time and planning. Chances are, you’ll also get tired of waking up to the same songs over and over again. Instead of waking up to … Continue reading How to wake up to your favorite Pandora station on Android

Remove location data before you share photos with deGeo

iPhone app deGeo removes geotags to help protect your privacy when sharing photos. ou may be sharing more information than you may know when sharing an interesting or adorable photo on your preferred social network. If you have location services enabled for the camera app on your iPhone, then each photo you snap contains geotag data that shows where it was taken. With 99 cent deGeo, you can easily remove this location information before sharing photos online. When you launch deGeo for the first time, it will ask for permission to access your photos before providing a quick tutorial about … Continue reading Remove location data before you share photos with deGeo