Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry’
Those sticky screen protectors often get in the way. But if you take your phone along on strenuous workouts, you know that screen is subject to a few scratches. Liquid-Armor from Dynaflo is a spray on liquid that coats the screen so any scratches that happen scratch the coating, not the screen.
There are a few videos on YouTube that test Liquid Armor’s abilities. One review from LinusTechTips drags a control and a coated BlackBerry from a motorcycle to compare scratches. This is when the reviewer discovered that Liquid Armor coats the screen.
To apply Liquid Armor you need to clean your screen with an included cloth, then rub the spray into the screen with the same cloth. We hope it’s more foolproof than bubbly screen protecting stickers.
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If the potential for getting lost is a reason for not venturing into the outdoors, it’s time to let go of that fear with the Cerberus tracking and alert system from Briartek. Named after the three-headed guardian dog of Hades, Cerberus is a three-part system that works in conjunction with your smart device to keep you from getting lost and get you help when you need it. Read the rest of this entry »
Consider this the “main course” for fitness buffs who want to compare stats with others. MapMyRide has unveiled the Courses feature that should inspire some (hopefully friendly) competition) for users of the service on iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.
The Courses offers four categories including climbs, descents, member create routes, and actual stage races events. As with Strava the “fastest rider” in any of these can get social medals, but it is also more than just having the best time. With all the official courses there is also a new monthly point system, complete with leader board that track event leaders, those with the most points in climbs and descents, the “guru” or person who rode a course the most times, and even the fastest times. For those who want to just push themselves there is the ability to track personal bests. Read the rest of this entry »
While not everyone always knows where they are going, with MapMyFitness -the health and fitness technology portal – now offers several new features to help you find your way. These the new Courses, advanced integration of Google Maps API for Business and even a new look and feel. The Courses span five primary categories including cycling, running, walking, hiking and winter sports – with hundreds of subcategories and specialties such as cross-country skiing and unicycling!
“As the largest online fitness social network community with more than 9 million users, we are excited to expand the functionality of our product portfolio to our rapidly growing base,” said Richard Jalichandra, chief executive officer of MapMyFitness in a statement. “Our goal is to enable athletes in the 40-plus sports supported by MapMyFitness to benefit from this enhanced level of product capability and functionality.” Read the rest of this entry »
It’s always nice to see a company responding to customer feedback. Endomondo is one such company. It asked users what features they’d like to see in the iPhone app. Users responded with requests for interval training, which Endomondo granted in its newly updated version. Read the rest of this entry »
There was a rumor that Research in Motion was developing a BlackBerry 10 mobile handset that would be called the “Surfboard,” but the mobile phone maker is actually involved with surfing in a different way. The BlackBerry maker actually held the SurfAid Ball in Sydney, Australia.
This looks like the beginning of an annual fundraiser from the non-profit humanitarian organization with the aim to improve the health, well being and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions. The group is also working to provide clean water programs. Read the rest of this entry »
We noted last month that Bianchi launched an Android app, which followed the release of an app for the iPhone and iPad. Now BlackBerry users can get in on the action from the Italian bike manufacturer, which has announced a new version for the Research in Motion handset.
BlackBerry App main features are:
- surfing on the whole Bianchi range with itemized images and technical features
- on-time news and update by Bianchi official web site
- updatings posted directly on Twitter and highlighted on the App’s homepage with a provided push notification box
- dealers area with geolocation research system
As with the Android and iPhone versions, this free to download app offers users the ability to surf the whole Bianchi range of products with itemized images and technical features, news and updates from the official Bianchi website and geolocation search so users can easily find the closest Bianchi dealer. And of course it also features the Celeste green.
Bianchi Official Website
Bianchi App at BlackBerry App World
Bianchi Bicycle owners can be a dedicated bunch, and we don’t blame them for loving their finely crafted Italian made machines. Now they can share their joy with a new app for Android mobile smartphones that follows the release of the iPhone and iPad launches – and don’t worry a BlackBerry version is also in the work.
The free to download app offers users the ability to surf the whole Bianchi range of products with itemized images and technical features, news and updates from the official Bianchi website and geolocation search so users can easily find the closest Bianchi dealer. And what would a Bianchi app be were it not highlighted in Celeste green?
Bianchi App on the Android Market
If you have a pulse and are familiar with Apple’s iPhone, you’ve heard the slogan “there’s an app for that.” With the number of apps exceeding 350,000 for just the iPhone and iPod Touch iOS platform, and ten of thousands of apps for the Android, BlackBerry and other smartphones, there are countless medical apps available. And just like Apple’s well known modern slogan, there is also another phase which is much older, scientia potentia est or “knowledge is power” – this is the phase that worries the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is now proposing guidelines to regulate a small number of medical apps and oversee those that they deem could be dangerous to the general public if the information presented is wrong. All of these apps are medical related and will only be regulated if the information presented could put an individual at risk if the apps does not work as intended.
The policy advisor to the FDA, Bakul Patel, states that some of the apps have a simple goal of helping consumers manage their own health and wellness, for example the National Institutes of Health’s LactMed app, which gives nursing mothers information about the effects of medicines on breast milk and nursing infants. While there are other apps help health care providers improve and facilitate patient care – the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) app gives health care providers guidance on diagnosing and treating radiation injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
Almost anyone who has purchased a new phone knows the frustration of having to also purchase all new accessories. The ‘smarter’ the smart phone, the more expensive the accessories seem to be. The Velotrac Pak from VeloTrac Ventures, LLC based in Mission Viejo, CA has come to the rescue for those who like to mount their iPhone, Blackberry or Droid on their bike.
The Velotrac Pak is a soft side Nylon pack that mounts to the top tube of a bike using a three point strap system keeping the phone in easy reach of the rider. The top of the pack has a separate zipper compartment with a clear vinyl window that the smart phone is enclosed while on the bike. This vinyl window not only protects the smart phone, but also allows the user to interact with the phone while riding. Under the smart phone compartment is a larger zipper compartment for easy storage of your keys, wallet, PowerBar or anything else that is small in size which you need for your ride. The Velotrac Pak is a weather resistant pack meaning that it should handle some rain, but probably will not keep water out if the pack is submerged in water.
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We’ve seen some protective packs for handheld devices recently, and now comes another one that is downright “clever.” Four years ago, stay-at-home mom Karen McElaney, along with Colleen Gallagher, convinced the idea of using a protective and disposable poly plastic sleeve to protect devices from water, sand and other corrosive materials. Better still, the RingerWraps from CleverWraps allow the devices to remain completely functional.
Users can still type away on the keyboard, make calls, and even snap away photos. The RingerWraps feature a zip closure for protection and a re-sealable tape for a custom fit. They even come in three sizes: small for the iPhone, BlackBerry and HTC Incredible handsets; medium for Motorola Razr and various flip phones; and large for handsets and devices such as the Motorola Droid and LG enV.
We also like the fact that the wraps are disposable, because while we admit that it means another plastic bag in a landfill, it is a lot better than seeing a phone ruined if it should get wet or full of sand. A little sleeve of plastic is a small price to pay to protect a handset or other small device safe from grease, grim, sand and snow.
CleverWraps Official Website
There is no one route to better health, but MapMyFITNESS hopes to help guide the way. The maker of online and mobile health and fitness-related software applications announced a partnership with Humana to launch Humana fit, a Web-based and mobile social network designed to help users live healthier and more active lives.
This includes an online nutrition center, as well as an app that lets users map out their daily activity including walking, hiking and biking. And since there is always strength in numbers users can interact in a dynamic social network to share progress and serve as motivation.
This partnership also includes integration with companion Human fit iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, where it can take advantage of built-in GPS to allow members to record and share their exercise routes, and data for all fitness activities can be synced and saved for a training log to monitor performance.
“Humana fit is a powerful platform, as it leverages the entirety of our Web and mobile technologies to deliver Humana an innovative, multi-faceted health and fitness application with a built-in thriving community from day one,” said Robin J. Thurston, chief executive officer of MapMyFITNESS.
Humana fit Official Website
MapMyFITNESS Official Web site
Earlier this year Adidas unveiled its miCoach system, which put sensors on a runner’s shoes as well as a device on the arm to measure distance, pace and even stride rate. Users could get a lot of information, and could even sync the data to a website. Now the company has taken the next step by introducing a miCoach application for the iPhone and BlackBerry that is meant to work as a virtual personal and real-time trainer.
As with the miCoach devices, this app utilizes GPS capabilities, where real-time pace-based coaching and tracking is provided. The app essentially transforms a smartphone into a personal guide complete with voice coaching, personalized and sports-specific training regimes, workout calendar and workout feedback. The app also monitors, manages and analyses progress over time. Read the rest of this entry »