Launching Impasto Art on Google Play

Now Android users can also use the Impasto service to decorate their living or working space with beautiful art.

The Chromecast-enabled app has over 100 000 masterpieces from the collections of the Rijksmuseum (the Netherlands) and the J.Paul Getty Museum (USA) that can be streamed directly to TV screens.


Impasto Art can also be found in the App Store and is available on KPN and UPC set-top boxes.

Android Wear Update

Google has just updated its Android Wear with the some pleasant and useful features. This includes Wi-Fi support that gives you more freedom to roam around and always-on screen view (no tapping, twisting or shaking required to see what time it is).

If you get into artistic mood, a watch can recognize the on-screen drawings and turn them into emoji icons. And if you happen to forget your phone, you can always ask your watch where it is.

More information on Google Official Blog.

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Keep those precious baby moments in the Bébéboek App!

Great news for all mothers and mothers-to-be since the Bébéboek App – our latest project – has been released!

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The Bébéboek App is one central place to store, share and edit the baby photos. Mothers can also keep records of baby’s height and weight which are plotted in the growth graphics.

The best thing of all is that the pictures and the graphics can be added a photo album directly in the app. The Bébéboek is then sent as a PDF per e-mail and can be ordered for printing.

This app was an assignment from Superunie  which has presented the Bébéboek App during the “Negen Maanden Beurs” (Nine Month Fair) in Amsterdam.

SanDisk introduces 200 GB Ultra microSD card

If you are like us and a 128GB microSD card isn’t big enough to put all your high quality snaps, audio and video on your phone – don’t worry. We are happy to tell you that SanDisk has introduced a new microSD card designed to provide a little more storage.

The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, packs a whopping 200 GB of storage capacity, more than many laptops will give you! Capable of delivering transfer speeds of 90 MB per second, or around 1,200 photos per minute,the card is targeted primarily for use with Android devices.

SanDisk says its new 200 GB microSD card will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2015.


Manual review for Android Apps


Just heard that Google has started to manually review apps before making them publicly available on its Google Play store. The company has been using the process quietly for the past several months but nobody noticed it until 17th of March when it was disclosed in some techno blogs.

The new process involves a team of experts from Google reviewing applications for compliance with their laundry list of policies pertaining to content, network usage, application promotion and other items. In addition Google has also added a new application content age-based rating system for apps and games.

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Google unwraps Android 5.1. Lollipop

Good  news! Google announced the roll out of the Android 5.1. Lollipop. The new update improves stability and performance and also offers some new features like HD voice and Device Protection.


The last one is perhaps the most essential as it ensures that the device will remain locked if it is stolen or lost. The only way to unlock is by signing with the personal Google account. According to Official Android blog Device Protection will be available on most Android phones with Android 5.1.

The blog also reports that Lollipop 5.1 also will have the ability to join Wi-Fi networks and control paired Bluetooth devices directly from Quick Settings. Other basic enhancements include high definition voice calls on compatible phones.

The Black Bears are waiting to check it out!

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Keynote by John Carmack at Oculus Connect 2014

Here is technical presentation about Oculus and Samsung cooperation on GearVR and on improving Android platform towards higher realtimeness. A must see for everyone who is into Virtual Reality.

Oculus Connect is a developer conference that brings together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible.