Tag Archives: android

Portable Scanning

Tired of exorbitant copy fees in research libraries? You may be carrying a scanner with you already and you didn’t even know it. I’m talking about your smart phone. Take advantage of your phone’s camera and some very inexpensive apps and you’ll be able to make your own copies whenever and wherever you find useful research. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!

Brave Browsing

There’s a new web browser on the market and it’s worth a look. Brave is designed to make browsing the web faster and safer. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and both iOS and Android devices. We have a mission to save the web by increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while […]

Gift Idea for Tablet Users

Here’s an amazing – and affordable – stylus that would be the perfect gift for any tablet user – iOS or Android. The Jot Dash charges on a simple USB “plug” with a magnetic catch that holds the pen while it’s charging. Unplug the pen and click the top to activate it. There’s no Bluetooth […]

More Stagefright

Android users may still be vulnerable to Stagefright. Google has just released another patch to fix the problems in the first patch. Zimperium, the company that first discovered Stagefright, has released the Stagefright Detector app to see if it is on your device.

Android + Stagefright = Disaster

Android + Stagefright = Disaster Let me stress this out once more: the patches are ready to go. They were approved by Google months ago. But you won’t get them for another few weeks (if you’re lucky) or months (most likely) or never (a very solid possibility) depending how old your phone is—if it’s too […]

Security Concerns for Android Phones

From Zimperium Mobile Security: Zimperium zLabs VP of Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua J. Drake (@jduck), dived into the deepest corners of Android code and discovered what we believe to be the worst Android vulnerabilities discovered to date. These issues in Stagefright code critically expose 95% of Android devices, an estimated 950 million devices. Drake’s research, […]

Turn your phone into a document scanner

This is awesome! Unfortunately, this little jewel will set you back $500. Hopefully, before too much longer, there will be a number of similar devices – and more affordable prices.

Family history in your pocket – Evernote edition

You don’t need a Touch to take your family history with you. You can do much the same thing on any phone or tablet that supports Evernote.

ezPDF Reader for Android

As Kindle Fires and NOOK Tablets fly off the shelves this holiday season, the Gazette will provide tips and app reviews for these devices along with continuing iPad coverage. Today we kick things off with a look at a very handy PDF reader that works on both devices.