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Microsoft Band Keyboard and Update impressions

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Gage Castillo No Comments

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The Microsoft Band hits the headlines today as it gets a decent update with several welcomed features, the largest change being the keyboard. In this quick video impression, we will look at the messaging functionality, which allows you to reply to text messages in a quick and more detailed manner, than the pre-defined messages that it had prior to this update. I personally think this feature works really well, and opens up new paths for developers to take advantage of going down the road. (more…)


Podcast 13 now available on iTunes!

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Gage Castillo 2 Comments

Hey everyone, iTunes finally updated our podcast feed so we now have episode 13 available for your enjoyment! Of course, there are a few hiccups with the audio quality, being live and having very little editing done you might notice my voice quality not coming through on certain parts of the episode. I am actively working on editing out sound interference from the other end of the call, so please expect an updated version of this episode as soon as I finish editing! Also, if you have missed this episode, and happen to be at the computer, you might want to watch the video version of the podcast on youtube!

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To Be Released

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Scott Burns No Comments


It seems there is a trend in the current smartphone market. Announcements of “groundbreaking” devices that are set for a far off release date. These devices have the latest and greatest of anything you can want in a smartphone, as well as everything you don’t need.
 

My favorite platform BlackBerry just officially announced the rebranding of their QNX platform to BBX set to launch Q2 of 2012. This is not to be a smartphone as we know them, it is being called a “superphone” by the folks at Research In Motion. As a PlayBook owner I can tell you that the QNX operating system has a lot to offer the user. This device has some truly amazing multitasking abilities. The features brought to us with the power of the QNX platform will have to wait, for now we have been give several other devices to tide us over. They are: The Bold 9900/30, the Torch 9810, and the Torches 9850/60. These devices while impressive in their own right still lack the capabilities of keeping up with the other phones on the market.
 

Android has recently announced the next iteration of their operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as the first phone to run Android 4.0 the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This device is slated to only come to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. market. It has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. As of yet this is the only phone to ship with ICS out of the box.
Apple has as well left the consumers high and dry with the announcementn and then delay of the iPhone 5. They have given us the iPhone 4S, this device basically adds an 8 megapixel camera and the voice program Siri. Again as with RIM and Google, this is just to tide you over till the flagship devices can be launched.
 

Now are all of these announcements, delays, and excuses just a way to build hype to bring attention to these respective companies? Is this truly what they are saying it is, issues with hardware? Or can there be something altogether different that is happening behind the scenes? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
 


SliceofthNet Mobile Launch!

Posted on: September 17th, 2011 by Gage Castillo No Comments

Finally you don’t have to visit the full desktop site!

 

From us at SliceoftheNet, we are proud to launch our Mobile website for your viewing enjoyment! At the moment we are still in the beta stages of the mobile site development, but for the most part your page load times should be much quicker compared to the desktop version. There are a bunch of other features that I would like to add to the mobile experience, which will be planned to be implemented in the near future. Also, there are some issues with the mobile version of the site we are aware of, so please bare with us as we weed out the bugs! You can visit the site by simply visiting http://www.sliceofthe.net from your device, or by typing http://m.sliceofthe.net.

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SliceoftheNet Podcast Episode 3. News in the Mobile world

Posted on: August 21st, 2011 by Gage Castillo No Comments

Hey all, next episode of the SotN Teamslice podcast is up! During this podcast, we discuss a few topics, including the death of HP’s WebOS and the majority of their consumer base, The Google buyout of Motorola, IOS beta 6, and a bit of news about the BlackBerry world. Also, stay tuned for tonights Gamescom podcast that will wrap up our double podcast weekend!

 
SotN Podcast Below!

 

Edit* I totally meant to say Episode 3 at the end…