Portable gadgets have become a permanent fixture in our everyday lives. Whether you’re into social media, gaming, texting or videos, they’re a great way to stay occupied when you need to kill some time. But they could also be making our species gradually dumber.
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has launched a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets users test their mobile phone reception and log dropouts as proof of shoddy service. Complaints can then be sent to your telco provider directly from the app.
The latest Android release, Gingerbread, is coming soon to phones, but we can peek at it in the software developer’s kit. Here’s what’s new and notable in Android 2.3: better typing, darker looks, detailed battery and memory reports, and more.