Hands On with the Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch – Mobile Fun

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch
As a very happy Pebble Smartwatch owner, I find it fascinating how the market has suddenly exploded with a vast range of fitness bands and powerful smartwatches featuring colour displays and a range of useful apps. Just around the corner, Samsung are set to release a few more of their own to add to the selection available and today I had a look at the Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch in this ‘hands on’ video for Mobile Fun.


How To #3 – Automatically Update Apps on iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

iOS 7
One of the best features of iOS 7 is the ability to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch automatically update any apps that release new features, design changes or simply fixes a few bugs. This is not enabled by default, so you will need to manually turn on this feature to take advantage of background updating.


App Creation #58 – App Design – Gestures

Google Maps
Imagine for a moment your finger is a magic wand. With certain movements and flicks, various actions will occur on-screen. The result can vary on the selection of operating systems available, however many employ similar methods if not identical ones when controlling an app.

Here are a few of the most common examples, although bear in mind that many will only be available on multi-touch devices…


App Creation #57 – App Design – Multi-touch

Touchscreens were once limited to single touch commands. A press here and then a separate press elsewhere triggering events, however the best devices now offer multi-touch, which allows for simultaneous control of more than one area of the display.


App Creation #56 – App Design – The Touchscreen

iOS Music Player View Landscape
Using a touchscreen is certainly a different kettle of fish compared to using a mouse or a pen. The control method employed is all down to the power of the finger and the ingenuity of the app designer.