March 20, 2012
By Ryan Paul | Published about a month ago
BrailleTouch keyboard allows typing on a phone without looking. Image credit: Georgia Tech
A group of researchers at Georgia Tech have created a new piece of software called BrailleTouch that allows users to type on a smartphone without looking at the screen. It takes advantage of gestures and multi-touch interaction to support a corded typing system that is modeled after Braille keyboards. Read the rest of this entry »
July 13, 2011
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Everybody loves them. The little apps that you can download to your pad or smartphone that make life so much easier.
But why should I download an app that allows me to read Der Spiegel or 20minutes? What happened to the web?
I for my part use the device web browser bookmark features to get quick access to the news pages. I see no advantage of these news apps over direct use of a browser.
But what with all the other apps, the little tools that are so useful to us?
Here are some of the issues I see with downloaded apps: Read the rest of this entry »