2014’s Google I/O has now come to an end, and we are enjoying all of the new information that is coming out. Many new products were announced and some major plans for the future were made known. While there is not nearly enough time or space here to dive into everything that occurred at this momentous gathering, we have condensed some of the most important information pertaining to three main categories. There were some major plans announced concerning Android, cellphones, and tablets, and we want to share some of those advances with you.

Android

This was one of the main subjects of the entire conference.

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Imagine you’re walking through the mall. You reach to grab something off of a shelf when suddenly, something happens that anyone who pays a monthly smartphone bill dreads: you drop your phone. The beautiful, and expensive phone lands facedown and immediately cracks into cellular oblivion.

This scenario has become all too common in our society of busy, on-the-go people who are often in a rush. A lack of proper protective cases and a rushed society is a recipe for disaster when it comes to smartphones. Enter Google’s Project Ara.

It’s been described by Time Magazine as “wildly ambitious” in nature and by CNN as Google’s “next futuristic hardware project.” The phone, which is designed to not fall apart, is the first modular phone and may revolutionize cell phones worldwide.

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Curious about the new Amazon Fire, the first generation of smartphone created by Amazon? We think everyone was a little curious and excited to see what Amazon could do that was new and exciting, and if it could improve upon what has been done before by other smartphone designers, after all, who doesn’t love Amazon? But does Amazon deliver an amazing smartphone that stands out above the rest? Read on to find out what we think about Amazon’s newest project.
  Samsung Galaxy S5

What the Amazon Fire Got Right

Amazon has succeeded in creating a product that has a few cool technological advances that will not only benefit users but that will directly impact the Amazon brand itself in the form of navigation and information seeking that leads directly back to Amazon (thus probably giving them a huge boost in sales).

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The recent social media craze has made it easy to share information with family and friends—but this convenience can come at a price. Many people don’t understand how easily this information can leak out to third parties who can use it for their own purposes. The good news is that courts take these invasions of privacy seriously. Officers were recently investigated for using Quartavious Davis’s cell phone to place him at several crime scenes. On June 11, 2014, the Eleventh US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that doing so is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

A Landmark Decision to Protect Individual Privacy

As long as your phone is turned on, it regularly transmits details of its location to nearby cell towers, even if the phone isn’t in use.… Read More

The buzz surrounding iOS 8 is contagious. After Apple announced the newest operating system at the annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), much talk and speculation has surrounded the new features, upgrades, and enhancements. While the general setup will remain the same as iOS 7, there are key improvements that have been made to the operating system, which will improve your life without changing your phones’ functionality.

  Samsung Galaxy S5

Photo Syncing

Are you tired of having to sync photos from one device to another? iOS 8 automatically syncs all photos so that you can find your favorite photos in no time. You can also enjoy exciting new photo editing tools to put your best side forward.

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If you are like us, then you have also been waiting with pins and needles for the new LG G3. The device that LG has hinted at multiple times in the past is finally here to look at. There have been a lot of rumors floating around about what this phone will have and what new features the designers were going to throw in. Here are some of the most unique features we noticed as we got a first look at this device that won’t hit the public until June.

More User Friendly Design

The truth about this is that some people are going to love it, and others are going to hate it.

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Smartphones are now so common in the US that even children have them, and for good reason: mobile phones provide an extra layer of safety for everyone carrying them, and smartphones in particular come with useful features that we use every day.

As our lives becoming busier we need technology to help us more and more. Enter the world of wearable tech. Most of this looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, and a lot of it might be. People are starting to open up to the idea of having technology be attached to them 24/7 in order to accomplish everyday tasks.… Read More