Google On Being A Gateway To The Web

In a recent news story Germany calls for Google to reveal its algorithms in the name of transparency, which prompted a response from the Google Europe blog. I support Google’s refusal to share their algorithm, as I don’t think a company should be forced to...

Replacing USB Port on Galaxy S4 from Water Damage

On a recent trip to Memphis I ran into a little water damage on my Galaxy S4, rendering it unable to charge reliably or sync with a PC. When plugged in it would either do nothing or display a message saying, “This charger is not compatible with this...

Taking Better Android Photos With Spot Metering

Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the years, reducing the gap in photo quality between them and larger digital cameras. While even at this point having a “real” camera is still worthwhile, there are a couple important smartphone camera settings...

iPhone and Beyond – Foldable Displays

Last year design concepts for the iPhone 6 brought involved the prospect of foldable displays. While the technology didn’t make it into the recently released Samsung Galaxy S5 as speculated, it is apparently in development for products to come. The concept of...

Firefox’s Australis Reshapes the Browser

A ways back the folks at Mozilla announced a big new release for Firefox both visually and functionally. At that time there was little info about when users could expect it, causing some anticipation with the variety of teaser images released. Now that some...