Making like a Griswald and taking your vacation on the road this summer? Forgo the cumbersome maps and kitschy sing-along songs you associate with the dark ages and instead load up your phone with five apps that will have you cruising smoothly down the highway.
Google Maps – iOS, Android
It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Of course you should have Google Maps on your phone. Doesn’t everybody? It’s totally obvious until you take the wrong exit and end up at a dead end in the middle of nowhere. Don’t take it for granted that your phone will automatically have a map app, and even if it does, ensure that you’ve enabled the Google Location Services so that you can use your device as a GPS. It doesn’t help if you have the app but you won’t allow it to show you where you are.
Did you know that over a billion people on the planet use Microsoft Office? With that many people Microsoft wants to make sure everyone can experience Office on many devices and platforms. Android, iPhone and Windows Phone users already enjoy the ability to use Office for Mobile. PC and Mac users experience the “classic” Office the way we are all accustomed to. This all comes together with an Office 365 Subscription. You can stay connected and experience the latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on so many different devices. One annual subscription and you are all set for an Office experience like never before.
Introducing the Moto X a better way to get your notifications, and even a better way to get things done with Motorola Assist and Touchless Control. It’s everything you want to know, when you want to know it, with Motorola Connect. Delivered discreetly to your screen, so you don’t have to be that person always checking your phone.
Join our tech team for a Twitter party on Tuesday, August 27 to learn more about the evolution of touch screen technology, why it’s so prominent in today’s devices, and some of the latest and greatest products in touch screen technology available at London Drugs. You’ll also have a chance of winning one of several $50 London Drugs gift cards.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Online – Twitter
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I took the Toshiba Excite tablet out of the box today and although I knew it was going to be larger than an iPad: WOW! This guy is huge. The 13.3 inch 16:9 display is very striking and is massive for a tablet. This is obviously the tablet for video conscious people. Big is good but will the rest of the product live up to its size?
In a word, yes. Let’s start with the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 Super 4-PLUS-1™ Quad-Core processor. It seems to be more than powerful enough to do everything you need a tablet to do. Navigation was smooth. Apps opened and ran easily. Switching between apps was fluid. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. The more things I tried to do to challenge it with the more I was impressed. It all worked. READ MORE