Discover all the amazing things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Tab
The Galaxy Tab series has been Samsung’s tablet range since the first one was released in 2010. There are now dozens of versions of the Galaxy Tab and with so many versions on the market it can be difficult to know what you can do with each model.
Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy Tab: The Complete Manual is here to help, with loads of helpful, easy-to-follow tutorials and guides. You can learn everything from the complete basics to how to pair it up with an Android Wear device as well as many more things besides.
You can buy Samsung Galaxy Tab: The Complete Manual in all good newsagents and supermarkets as well as online here.
Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has shipped more wearables than Samsung, Jawbone and Garmin put together.
Despite only launching its first wearable device, the Mi Band, in July 2014, Xiaomi has rocketed to second place in the wearable technology market with a 24.6 per cent share of total shipments. This may be due to its low price tag but is still a startling return on less than 12 months of trading.
Fitbit is still a comfortable market leader with a 34.2 per cent share of the market but Garmin is a distant third with just 6.1 per cent, followed by Samsung with 5.3 per cent. However, as Fitbit doesn’t use Android Wear in its devices, Xiaomi is by the the biggest seller of devices running on that operating system.
Xiaomi’s meteoric rise has cut into the market share of all the top five, rounded off by Jawbone, cutting Fitbit’s market share by over 10 per cent. It remains to be seen if Xiaomi can continue this assault on the wearable technology market but, although it must be noted that this data doesn’t include the Apple Watch, this is a truly astonishing result for the company that only trades in the Far East.
From internet balloons and self-driving cars, to Minority Report gesture controls and touchscreen clothing, here are the most exciting projects the tech giant is working on
Google is famous for coming up with “science fiction-sounding solutions,” as its Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller, put it. It spends $8 billion a year employing 18,600 people for its research and development wing.
The most famous teams in this huge department are Google X Labs (headed up by Teller) and ATAP, the Advanced Technology and Projects. These teams are responsbile for researching some of Google’s most outlandish ideas, including space elevators, hoverboards, and contact lenses for diabetics to monitor their glucose levels.
Read onto discover ten of Google’s most exciting current projects that are poised to change the world.
Android M Development Preview allows you to choose between light and dark backgrounds
Not everyone was a fan of Android Lollipop’s shift to bright white menu screens, and it appears Google have taken this on-board for Android M. Phandroid reporter Derek Ross shared this screenshot on Google+:
Not only is the screenshot dark, but it shows a Theme option listed in Developer options allowing users to choose between light and dark interfaces. However, this new dark theme appears to be limited to the system for now and doesn’t apply to any Google apps.
Via: Derek Ross
Android M announced at Google I/O as well as Project Brillo and the family friendly Google Play Store.
Android M Developer M is available now
Android M was the headline announcement at Google I/O 2015, bringing with it a more personalised approach to app permissions. When the update is rolled out, expected some time in the autumn, users can now grant certain permissions and not others, with access to certain parts of your phone records only available when you attempt to use a function that requires it. This will stop app developers asking for blanket permissions that may be required for the app to run but not the particular areas you are using it for. Android M will also improve the user experience when clicking on links to the web or other apps.
Explore foreign countries, the ocean and even the moon with Google Cardboard and shot your own VR videos with new GoPro Jump camera
Having been one of the stars of last year’s Google I/O, Google Cardboard has made a comeback with Expeditions and Jump projects.
Expeditions is a synchronised Google Cardboard system in which a teacher can take an entire class to the same location through the magic of virtual reality. This could revolutionise classroom teaching.
Jump allows a creator to change raw footage into VR footage. Google has worked out how to do this and will open up the system to anyone. They’ve partnered with GoPro, which will build and sell a Jump ready camera that will shoot footage that can turn video feeds into a virtual reality, stereoscopic video.