AJ Dellinger

AJ Dellinger

AJ Dellinger is a freelance writer from Madison, Wisconsin with an affinity for all things tech. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and whatever wacky social network is popular tomorrow.

Starting with iOS 8, Apple will no longer decrypt iPhones for law enforcement

Apple won't be able to decrypt personal data for police starting with iOS 8. A new encryption method prevents the company from accessing any account data, freeing the company from having to respond to government information requests.

Apple

Alcatel announces stylus-friendly OneTouch Hero 2, slim Hero 8 at IFA 2014

French phone maker Alcatel expanded its line of OneTouch devices with the announcement of the Hero 2, a 6-inch smartphone, and Hero 8, an 8-inch tablet, at IFA 2014. Both will be available in September 2014.

IFA

Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch cuts its smartphone leash, runs free

Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch now comes with 3G connectivity and its own SIM card, making it a standalone device that no longer needs to be paired with a smartphone to function.

Mobile

Finally win at fantasy football with numberFire’s new analytics app

Predictive analytics company NumberFire is launching its first app aimed at fantasy sports players. The app, available September 2 on iOS, uses proprietary technology and crowdsourcing to pick winners.

Mobile

Endless Jabber keeps your conversations going on any device

Endless Jabber's protocol takes your text messages beyond your phone and allows you to continue the conversation on your computer or tablet. The mobile app is available for Android.

Mobile

Faking it: Nearly half of people lie while sexting

Is your partner lying to you while you're being digitally intimate? Probably, according to a new study that says nearly half of people lie about what they're doing or wearing while sexting.

Mobile

Runtastic Orbit Review

The Runtastic Orbit might be entering a crowded field, but it stands out with interesting features - waterproofing and ambient light sensor principle among them - and plenty of…

  • Pros: LED display makes it easy and convenient to check stats…
  • Cons: Clunky design and excessively large button , Communication…

Redesigning Maps: Google details the app’s evolution

Google Maps has come a long way since its original iteration and is continuously changing. Google designers detailed the transformation of the product at Google I/O 2014.

Mobile

Google Play adds motion tracking, credit card scanning, and dynamic security to apps

Google has started the roll out of Google Play services 5.0 and gave a run down of all the new features and APIs that will be included during its "Google Play services Rocks!" session at Google I/O 2014.

Mobile

Google officially announces Android TV

Google officially announced Android TV. It will be the spiritual successor to Google TV, running on hardware while utilizing the new Android L. Lines of smart TVs starting in 2015 will run on Android TV.

Home Theater

Project Volta is Google’s plan to improve Android battery life

As part of the Android L developer preview, Google showed off Project Volta. It's a three-part process for improving the battery life of Android devices that includes Battery Historian, JobScheduler API, and Battery Saver.

Mobile

Google announces Android One initiative to bring cheap phones to developing countries

Google announced a new initiative called Android One at the Google IO 2014 Keynote. The initiative is designed to bring affordable smartphones to developing markets.

Mobile

This smart e-cigarette will help curb your smoking habits

Looking for a smarter way to curb your smoking habit? The Kosmo e-cigarette may be your solution. The smart vaporizer is looking to secure funding via IndieGoGo to make its smartphone-connected e-cigarette a reality.

Mobile