The state of Fitbit wireless syncing is far from ideal for Android users, but the company’s latest step is proof that it’s slowly getting better. Today, Fitbit updated its Android app to bring wireless syncing to the Galaxy S 4, which follows a previous update for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. According to Fitbit’s blog, its difficulty in supporting more devices stems from software differences on various Android smartphones, which causes trouble regardless of whether the device includes Bluetooth 4.0. On the upside, just yesterday, the Bluetooth SIG announced that Android will gain support for Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices in the coming months, which Fitbit reckons will solve much of the compatibility issues that it and other device manufacturers have faced. So, if you have a Galaxy S 4, take the opportunity to get syncing your fitness data today — it won’t be long before other Android devices get to join in the fun.
LG’s Optimus Vu is a 5-inch smartphone with a stylus that was designed to go toe-to-toe with the Galaxy Note and win. Unfortunately, it was unfriendly in your hand, had a miserable stylus and, worst of all, ran Gingerbread on dated hardware. When we reviewed it, we gave it very short shrift indeed, but what about the few of you who disregarded our advice and bought one anyway? Have the last six months been a pleasure, or would you steer clear of this hardware? Let us know in the comments below.
Question by Dr. OCTOGONOPUS: Is it possible to transfer iPhone apps to windows phone And if so how?
I am getting a windows phone and I have had an iPod touch for a while. Is it possible to transfer all the apps I’ve bought from iTunes into the windows phone?
Answer by tikimuppet
No, they have different app markets, and different software to run the apps
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The US Navy has officially introduced unmanned aircraft along with eight newly manned helicopters into its squadron, making it the latest military branch after the Army and the Air Force to embrace the drone. Indeed, ten of the 18 aircraft to be deployed are Fire Scout MQ-8Bs, an unmanned chopper the Navy wishes to operate from combat ships set in the Pacific in about a year. Built to track targets, the Fire Scout lets troops see what’s happening over potentially dangerous areas, allowing them to regroup and rearm if necessary. The drone isn’t without its fair share of detractors of course, especially after the occasional communication failure, but here’s hoping that these Linux-operated copters will remain well within human control.
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Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablets have always been surprisingly good Android devices with one critical flaw: very few apps. That’s because to-date they have relied on the company’s own app store, which offered a tiny fraction of what was available on Google Play. That’s all changed, as the company has announced that the Nook HD and HD+ will be getting a software update that will include the Google Play store and access to the over 700,00 apps contained therein. It will also come pre-loaded on future devices. You’ll be able to not only access apps through the Google Play store, but also the books, magazines, and movies that Google offers.
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When Microsoft first unveiled its Outlook.com webmail service in July, the software maker promised Skype video calling from the web. While Outlook.com has seen a number of updates over the months, including a calendar UI refresh, Skype integration has been missing in action. Fortunately, that’s changing this week. Microsoft is announcing that Outlook.com will now support Skype video calling.
The roll out will start in the UK today, followed by US and Germany availability in the “coming weeks,” and worldwide support by the summer. The integration works by first installing a browser plugin that interfaces with Skype and Outlook.com. The plugin supports the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox, and Skype users…
Presumably to match his existing brass knuckles and tribal face tattoos, this is a shot of some man who got his eyelids tattooed to look like they’re always open. That’s probably gonna make it hard for him to find a sleeping partner. Because I keep in mind dating a lady in university who had an eye that wouldn’t close all the method when she slept and I needed to ask her to sleep facing the wall so I wouldn’t have headaches. Incredibly, she really broke up with me for speaking in my sleep. Struck it, Alanis! ♫ And isn’t it odd– don’t you think? ♫ I have no clue if it is or not but YOU OUGHTA KNOW I was hoping for ‘Hand In My Pocket’ instead.
Thanks to chichi, who’s not especially head over heels for eyelid tattoos. I’ll stop now.
Finally, the flash of newness is wearing off. It’s taken a few days, but the initial novelty of Glass, enjoying wearing it simply because I could wear it, is running thin. The haze of new gadget excitement is clearing and we can truly get down to brass tacks — but that doesn’t mean I’m not having fun. In fact I’ve had the opportunity to take Glass with me to do something very fun indeed: ride a Ducati 848 Streetfighter on some of the most amazing roads in the world.
Even as I did this, a jaunt more focused on gathering some exciting footage than truly evaluating the device, I learned some things — including the fact that a Google Glass headset doesn’t really fit underneath a full-face helmet. Not comfortably, anyway.
Gallery: Google Glass motorcycle ride
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