Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Communications'

D-Link Shareport Go Portable Router

Whether you're on the road for business or vacation (or due to a power outage), the good news is that there are lots of options to hook into the Internet, with public Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops and libraries, and...

Apple iPhone 4S - Seriously Interesting

Ecstasy!! -- It's a new Apple iPhone. Agony! -- It's not the rumored iPhone 5; it's just a "4S". The "S" may stand for a bump in Speed or Software from the iPhone 4 (see earlier post), but it's definitely...

Harry Martin on Verizon 4G LTE Wireless Broadband

We're getting used to having wireless Internet access on our portable devices, as we check e-mail and download apps on our smartphones, browse the Web and watch YouTube videos on our Apple iPad, and download books in minutes on our...

Apple iPad Coming To Verizon and AT&T Stores

After all the years of rumors about the Apple iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless, the first breach of AT&T's exclusivity is -- the iPad (see my earlier post)! Yep, the Apple iPad will be available through the over 2,000 Verizon...

Apple iPods Reimagined: 2010 Edition

It's back to school time for kids, but for the consumer electronics industry it's already time to ramp up for the holiday season. So it's not surprising that Apple has announced its annual September update to the iPod line (see...

The Verizon Wireless / Motorola Droid X - Yep, It's a Big Display

The difference is clear with the new Verizon Wireless Droid X from Motorola -- it's got a big, big display. For some, this is a great blessing, to view your apps and websites and messages more clearly, and to...

The Apple iPhone 4 is a Video Phone

It's June, and time for the next generation Apple iPhone 4. Some of the surprise may be missing this year, but it's fascinating to see how Apple has redefined this product -- originally as an iPod music phone, then...

Android 2.2 - A Tasty Treat

Time for a tasty frozen treat -- Google announced the details of the upcoming release of Android 2.2 at last week's Google I/O developers conference. This is the seventh platform release since Android 1.0 was launched in September 2008....

Scan and Translate Text with Google Goggles

How much can you do with a camera on a smartphone? The folks at Google Labs are determined to keep opening the aperture by pouring technology into their Google Goggles app to do all kinds of visual searches (see...

Droid Incredible from Verizon Wireless / HTC

The not so modestly named Verizon Wireless Droid Incredible from HTC actually lives up to its name. This slender device is wicked fast, packs some nice hardware upgrades, and features the highly-customizable HTC Sense interface. The Incredible is the latest...

Demoing Smartphone Apps with a Webcam

I've been having a lot of fun this year giving talks and demos about smartphone apps, especially on the Apple iPhone and Google Android. The trick for demoing smartphones, of course, is to find a good way to let the...

Android 2.1 Upgrade Now on Verizon Droid

The Android 2.1 software upgrade that originally shipped with the Google Nexus One phones is now rolling out on the Verizon Wireless Droid by Motorola. This finally adds Pinch to Zoom for web browsing and other apps including Gallery...

Smartphone and Wi-Fi Now Under $30 - Verizon Wireless Palm Pixi Plus

I've you've been interested in trying out a smartphone, but have been put off by the idea of paying $200 for an iPhone, Verizon Wireless has just started a new promotion for you -- the Palm Pixi Plus is...

Cool Gadgets - From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps

I'm back at the Princeton Macintosh User Group (PMUG) on Tuesday evening to present "Cool Gadgets for 2010 – From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps." Come on down! The big push at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (see previous...

Flexible Search -- Google Gesture Search

I've been really spoiled lately by using the Google Android search by voice on the Verizon Droid phone -- and not just for doing translations (see previous post). When looking up crossword clues, for example, it's so much easier to...

Image Search with Google Shopper and Google Goggles

Cameras are for more than taking pictures, and smartphones are more than communications devices. Combine the two, and you have a handheld device that can "look" at objects and tell you about them. For example, the Shop Savvy app (free...

Augmented Reality In Mobile Apps

What's all this about "augmented reality" for mobile apps? Well, Virtual Reality (VR) has to do with being immersed in a synthetic 3D graphics environment, i.e., experienced in a head-mounted display -- whether for action games, or for serious research...

Windows Phone 7 Series - Beyond Apps to "Hubs"

Microsoft has previewed the next generation of its Windows Phone platform at the Mobile World Congress. Dubbed Windows Phone 7 Series, the first products are due for the holiday season at the end of 2010. Windows Phone 7 is a...

Google Translate on Android - Cloud Processing

The Google Android platform is focused on smartphones as cloud devices, integrating with online services like Gmail and Google Contacts and Calendar. But it also integrates with the cloud at a deeper level, with Google back-end services like voice input...

Lower Prices for Microsoft Zune HD

Microsoft has lowered the price for its Zune HD media players (see previous post). The Zune HD 16 GB model has dropped to $199 (was $219), and the 32 GB model to $269 (was $289) on the Microsoft site...

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