By Christian de Looper, Tech Times Apple may have sold 10 million iPhone 6s in one week, but that doesn’t mean the Android user base is diminishing. In fact, Android phones account for a whopping 84.4 percent of the smartphone market. For those millions who trade in their iPhone for an Android phone, and are [...]
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By Francis Bea Huawei’s first Android powered game console, Tron, has made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The announcement comes hot on the heels of China’s temporary reversal of the console manufacturing ban. While you’re probably pondering why Huawei has bothered to enter the console gaming business which includes [...]
A generation ago, technology in the car could have meant fuel injection, or a driver airbag, or even a CD player. Today, if you’re driving a car without some sort of touchscreen, Bluetooth, or an infotainment system, you’re living in a rapidly disappearing past. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is where [...]
Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush, and it lets you track your performance [...]
(Reuters) – It’s been a busy year for Pebble Technology, the company behind Pebble, a watch-like device that syncs up with a user’s smartphone and alerts him or her of incoming messages and calls. Last year, Pebble debuted its first every smartwatch at the Consumer Electronic Show. This year, it’s back with a premium version: [...]
Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you’ve socialized with friends. The sensor-packed band has no display and interacts wirelessly with an Android smartphone or tablet through an app called Lifelog. It keeps a [...]
(Reuters) – Google is sending its Android software beyond the world of phones to see what it can do for car dashboards. Google and German car manufacturer Audi AG are teaming up to develop a new information and entertainment system based on the former’s successful smartphone operating system. According to reports, the companies plan to [...]
Alan Viverette, Casey Burkhardt, T.V. Raman The following video illustrate affordances on the Android platform that aid blind and low-vision users, and explain what application developers need to pay attention to in order to reach the widest possible user base. The primary focus of this talk is making custom Android views accessible.
Original Post by T.V. Raman Google showcased a number of exciting advances in accessibility on Android and Chrome during IO 2012. With these advances, blind and low-vision users can leverage Google applications and services on Android and Chrome to collaborate effectively with their peers and to obtain on-the-go access. Advances include out-of-the-box access on Android [...]
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Explore-by-touch mode: Users with vision loss can now explore the screen by touching and dragging a finger across the screen to hear voice descriptions of the content. Because the explore-by-touch mode works like a virtual cursor, it allows screen readers to identify the descriptive text the same way that screen readers can when the user [...]
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