We’ve covered Apigee’s services before. They focus on giving developers the power to use Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. That may sound too ‘techie’ but the bottom line is that Apigee gives you the ability to more easily integrate your program with the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and much moremore. Think of Apigee as the key that can openRead more
Alas, this weekend brings the end of Summer for those of us in the U.S. Like many others, I’m trying to cram in three days of beach fun into this Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, duty still often calls and I still need to be ‘connected’ for work even while trying to grab some relaxation with friends and family. Unlike last
Everyone can use a little extra money in their pockets. One way to save is to use coupons whenever you go shopping. Now, I don’t know about you but I am horrible at this process. Couponing requires you to sift through the weekly circulars and papers to dig out the coupons you would actually use. Then you have to cut
The video above shows Norry Leibman of South-Pak demonstrating a case panel ‘torture’ test. South-Pak is a company that carries custom cases for just about every possible item you could imagine. Have a trade show coming up and need a reliable way to ship your LCD screens? Have to travel with delicate (and expensive) medical equipment? Do you require theRead more
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Poynt, the free location based do-all search application that’s been available for BlackBerry and recently for Apple iOS devices. It’s one of those go-to applications I always add whenever I upgrade or switch devices. Until now, I was going through withdrawal without Poynt on my Android phone.
Whether you’re looking
Cardstar is a popular application that Gear Diary has covered before. Simply put, the application lets you ditch the wallet-busting customer loyalty cards by letting put them all right on your smartphone. Chances are that Cardstar has you covered whether it’s grocery, gas, pet supplies or anything in between. I’ve personally been using the application on iPhone, BlackBerry and
I’m going to be honest, I really could care less about Apple’s current antenna/signal reporting woes right now. Businesses and users who use their iPhone with a Microsoft Exchange server are facing a much bigger issue that, by and large, is not being covered. The problem? Apple’s iOS4 crashes Exchange servers. What’s worse is that the problem won’tRead more
What global recession? We may be scraping by in real life, but we’re all getting ready to spend like there’s no tomorrow…on virtual goods.
That’s right, forget food and shelter. You’ve got to buy your Avatar some stylin’ new threads for that night on the town. That you’ll be having … on your phone. Magid and Associates will be publishing
Looking for a specific business in your area? Just whip out your smartphone and get the info you need, right? Like most people these days, that’s exactly what I do. But what happens when you still can’t find what you are looking for with that fancy-pants location based application?
Well, if you are a BlackBerry or iPhone user who has
My friends frequently give me a hard time over my obsession with mobile technology. Like the rest of the Gear Diary team — and very likely the majority of the site’s readers — I do my best to not only stay up to date but to get a lot of hands on use with variousRead more
Mediafly continues to be a major player in the merging of home entertainment and digital content. A year ago, we featured Mediafly’s march into the mobile application space. Their iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and webOS applications bring users free video and podcasts. Mediafly then took their idea to the next level by bringing content to home entertainment like the ever-popularRead more
If you develop mobile applications, clear your calendar August 24th-26th. As if you would need an additional excuse to head to Sin City, now you can look forward to APPCON. The event is not restricted to any single OS, so iPhone developers can face off against Android developers and throw down their skills in some cross-platform combat. There will beRead more
Growing up with today’s technology has its advantages. Constant access to family and friends via social networking, and the ability to take all of your music, photos and videos with you wherever you go are just a few perks. As many parents will tell you, there are also downsides to growing up in the “always connected” generation.
Kids can all
Cellcrypt offers a very unique feature. That feature is completely securing voice calls on GSM networks. We’ve covered Cellcrypt before, highlighting their mobile-to-mobile security. Now there’s another reason to use Cellcrypt’s services: secure Mobile-to-Office calling.
While this level of service (encrypting voice calls) could be considered, by some, to be a bit much — and targeting those inflicted
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Put the rocks down! This isn’t a rant. Quite the contrary. Nuvo, who we’ve featured before, continues to merge technology with prenatal development. Nuvo’s Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System can not only help provide some relaxing hands-free tunes, but are now emphasizing how the system can help provide “comprehensive fitness solution” for Moms-to-be and baby. They’veRead more
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YouMail gives BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users visual voicemail features that aim to compete with the likes of Google Voice. Already supported by major U.S. wireless carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, YouMail is now targeting business users with additional features to provide the complete unified-phone experience and merging the enterprise PBX with employee
As companies continue to “go mobile” to take advantage of giving their employees the means to manage their work anytime or anywhere, the inevitable problems of how to manage devices and costs quickly becomes top priority. Imagine being able to easily manage all of the service costs for each device — before those pricey overage charges hit from going overRead more
Android has certainly grown up quite a bit since it’s original inception on the G1. The platform has already surpassed 50,000 applications available in Android Market (still trailing behind Apple’s juggernaut of an App Store, but already beating other established platforms — like BlackBerry’s mere 6,000 apps). Since there are Android devices available on just about every wireless carrier, there’s
Nashville, Tennessee was recently devastated by flooding. Many families have been displaced as their homes and possessions were literally submerged under water or completely washed away. The disaster is one that has hit especially hard for me since I grew up in Tennessee, and still have family and friends living throughout the state. While local communities in the area have
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LogMeIn provides some great software to access your computer (Mac or PC) from your smartphone and access smartphones from your computer, if you’re so inclined. iPhone users already know how convenient it is to be able to log into their computer from their mobile — just see how much use Dan’s gotten fromRead more
The CardStar team was kind enough to give us a chance to test drive their beta versions of CardStar for Android and BlackBerry. CardStar’s going full throttle from announcing some brand new services at CTIA, including expanding to bring more businesses (local and large chains) to consumers via their unique customer loyalty mobile application. If you are an iPhoneRead more
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The true promise of mobile payments has yet to really take off here in the U.S. The ability to not only check your balance and manager your accounts, but actually use your mobile to directly pay for goods and services is something many of us are still waiting to see become a reality. First DataRead more
Tired of being saddled with those older BlackBerry smartphones for work? You want to use that shiny new device you just bought to manage work and play, but your company IT department just won’t let you. What’s a cutting-edge techie to do?
Cortado may have the answer that both you and your iT department can live with, allowing you to
RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis came through at today’s WES keynote, providing a sneak peak of BlackBerry 6, the new BlackBerry OS with a refreshed UI that will debut next quarter. This update will feature the WebKit Browser, giving the BlackBerry faithful something to truly look forward to — and maybe ease the pain of the current ‘Berry Browser experience.
Smartphones are all the rage, right? We’re a society that’s constantly connected via our high-priced unlimited data plans to keep us Facebookin’, Tweeting, and reachable 24x7x365. Add our insatiable desire for apps — be it games or the latest and greatest promise of added productivity — and we’ll gladly fork over a few more bucks.
So what is all this