Evernote continues to work hard at making our lives easier and Evernote Food is no exception. Evernote Food is a chronicle of sorts. It is a cool way to keep track of the restaurants where you have eaten and what meals you enjoyed so you can do it again at a later date yourself or with friends. This also enables you to make recommendations later. Now, where was that place we liked so well with the great salmon dish? You saved it in Evernote Food so it’s right at your fingertips. Oh yeah… The opening screen displays a place setting – plate, knife, and fork. You click on the plus sign at the upper right corner to add a meal. You can add location, photos, notes, and then share if you so choose. You can even email it. Evernote Food syncs up with your regular Evernote account so you will always have it handy. Check out the download link below as well as the QR code for an added convenience. Feel free to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below. Bon appétit !
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If you still use check-in app Foursquare, you’ve got a cool update waiting for you in the Play Store. This update is a total overhaul of the app, including a whole new slick look and more ways to find places and events near you.
Hit the break for some screenshots and download link to try it out.
Monday was supposed to see the Apple vs. Motorola trial begin, but Judge Richard Posner has decided to tentatively dismiss the case altogether, saying that “neither party can establish a right to relief.” Basically, he’s saying that neither Apple nor Motorola have presented a valid case.
Judge Posner has been cranky about this case from the start, even warning Apple at one point to stop filing so many motions. He says that neither side have been able to prove exactly how much the alleged infringements have cost anyone, and since the whole thing boils down to money, he doesn’t see a reason to block either company from selling products. Sounds to me like he’s saying “you’ll each be better off just getting back to business.”
His dismissal order is temporary, however, giving Posner some time to work up a formal opinion which he will issue next week. In other words, he could still change his mind. Most likely, if this ruling stands, an appeal will be made. But apparently Motorola is feeling confident with this order, making the following statement:
“We are pleased by the Illinois trial court’s tentative ruling today dismissing Apple’s patent claims and look forward to receiving the full decision.“
I say hallelujah for Judge Posner. It seems like every other day there’s a tech lawsuit of some sort, and honestly it’s getting a little tiresome. Who’s with me?
source: order (PDF)
Smart TV set top boxes, as well as full-on integrated Smart TV sets, are becoming very popular these days. But how do you make your existing TV smart without adding another bulky box to your entertainment center? Kickstarter project Pocket TV could be the answer.
Pocket TV is a small computer running Android 4.0, with an HDMI output to connect to your TV or monitor. It supports 1080p output, Wi-Fi, has 4GB of storage, a microSD slot, and is small enough to fit in your hand. It has a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB RAM, and a USB port for connecting a keyboard or external hard drive.
Since the device runs standard Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it behaves more like a giant touchless tablet. To get around the fact that your TV is not a touchscreen, the makers of Pocket TV have come up with an interesting way to control the device. While a standard IR remote will work, as will a smartphone remote app, you also have the option to use their Air Remote, which is basically a keyboard about the size of a phone, with gyroscopic controls. Wave it around to control the screen, like a Wii.
This novel device already passed its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter with 31 days left, so things are looking good for this to ship in October. Get your Pocket TV and Air Remote bundle for pitching in $135 now, or wait until it’s released and pay $190.
Hit the break for a demo video.
Oracle has received another slap in the face as a result of its fight with Google over Java and Android. Judge William Alsup set as one of the conditions for filing the case against Google, that Oracle had to pay Google’s legal fees if they lost. This was intended as a deterrent to avoid wasting the court’s time.
It looks like this was forward thinking on the part of the judge since Oracle lost the case and is now strapped with paying what is believed to be upwards of $300,000, the result of being dragged through the courts multiple times.
The good news is that a customer choosing between the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III really can’t lose, both are fantastic phones in their own right. Much has been said about the design of the Galaxy S III, but the design seems to be growing on people as all indications show strong demand both in the US and abroad. HTC, despite showing decent numbers and demand for the One X has had a rough 1st quarter, and is certainly keen to turn things around. Click on through to the source for a few more photos.
Motorola started to roll out the Android 4.0.4 (IMM76L) to testers earlier this week and whispers from the tech world today are suggesting that the full roll-out has begun. As ever, the roll-out will be staggered, meaning it will be a bit of a lottery as to when your update will be pushed.
If you’re not the patient type then we have some good news for you. The little trick that was discovered on the Galaxy Nexus which allows the user to force a pending update also works on the Xoom. Just in case you’ve forgotten the steps, we’ve listed the instructions below:
- Open up the settings > applications > all
- Scroll down to ‘Google Services Framework’
- Open the application details
- Click on the ‘Clear Data’ and then ‘Force Stop’ buttons
- Open up settings > About tablet > System updates and hit the ‘Check now’ button
Please bare in mind that you may need to repeat the process 4 or 5 times before the update kicks in. Once you get it running, be sure to check back in and let us know your thoughts on Android 4.0.4.Source: Droid Life
Just in case you guys couldn’t make it to Taipei for this year’s Computex to see ASUS unveil their “next transformation,” you can watch the unveiling on YouTube right now. Among the other nifty gadgets ASUS announced at the event, the ASUS Transformer AiO has got to be one of the coolest, most unnecessary devices I have ever seen. Measuring in at a whopping 18.4-inches, the AiO is a Widows 8 Desktop machine, that when undocked from the base can become a ginormous ICS tablet.
We’ve already told you guys all about it and even included a little hands on video, but if you want to see the actual unveiling you should check out the video after the break. Jump to the 15 minute mark if you want to get straight to the AiO but if you are into techy stuff you might as well watch the whole thing. Not only is the announcer goofball-funny, ASUS is quickly becoming the computer company to beat and it is neat to see the things they are coming up with. Check it all out after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.
4G and thin profiles aren’t exactly the best of friends. You can pretty much guarantee that the GSM variation of any new Android device will be down a few grams and a few millimetres when compared to the 4G counterpart. Whether it’s down to fashion or practicality, it’s certainly a niggling problem that prevent a number of potential customers from jumping on the high-speed bandwagon.
Sierra Wireless has taken it upon itself to do produce a remedy for the problem and it goes by the name of AirPrime EM7700. The EM7700 is an ultra thin embedded modem that uses the Qualcomm MDM9200 Gobi chipset made famous by Nokia’s Lumia 900. Made exclusively for the AT&T 4G LTE network, the EM7700 also supports HSPA+ and 3G in those areas where LTE isn’t available. At only 2.5mm thick, this slim but capable module will slot into your average tablet or notebook with minimal fuss. Sounds good to us!
For those of you keen to get your hands on the EM770, shipments are expected some time early in Q3.
Source: Sierra Wireless
Samsung today fired back at Apple’s recent allegations of patent infringement relating to the Galaxy S III. Apple has claimed the phone infringes on at least two of its patents, and has requested an injunction to prevent sales in the US until it can figure it out for sure. Samsung responded in a statement that it can and will “demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive“. The Galaxy S III went on sale in Europe on May 29th, and is expected to go on sale in the US in July, months before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5.
This is just the latest in the never ending feud between Apple and Samsung, and it seems Apple is feeling more and more vulnerable as it seeks to maintain its market share through litigation instead of innovation. We’ll keep you posted, but for those of us waiting for a Galaxy S III here in the States, let’s hope this gets settled quickly.