App Review: KwiClick’s Firefox Search Plugin

The question is, as always, does the world really need another search gadget?

At first, I thought the answer was no. I’m perfectly happy with my Firefox searchbar. Then I got introduced to KwiClick, which has been described asFirefox’s dedicated searchbar on steroids.” And it really is just that.

KwiClick works by attempting to make your search experience quicker, and allowing you to watch the videos you’re searching for, read the pages you’re looking for, and access the content you need on-the-fly, from the same place you searched. In other words, it’s a multi-page experience.

The idea is great, but does the application actually deliver on its promises? Well, here’s my experience…

The Anatomy of KwiClick

KwiClick is non-intrusive. Two tiny buttons, one next to the address bar, and another on the status bar, provide you with the access to the KwiClick interface. The interface is basically a hovering box nested on the lower corner of the browser.

KwiClick's hovering box is always accessible

KwiClick's hovering box is always accessible, yet non-intrusive

Samsung Swype vs. iPhone: Faster touch typing… not! [video]

Samsung Omnia introduces Swype, a supposedly faster way to type mobile text messages: “…a way to type blindingly fast on a touchscreen.” Gizmodo

Allow me to elaborate further: Swype is a simple input method for touchscreens developed by Swype Inc, which basically tries to position itself as a competitor to the “regular” mobile phones which utilize touchscreens, mainly the iPhone!

In the video below, in which, to tell you the truth, I am highly disappointed with, we are being presented with a comparison between typing on on a regular iPhone touchscreen as opposed to typing using Swype method.

Although the video makes it seem that Swype allows for much faster SMS creation, I have seen my friend, with my own eyes, type so much faster using her iPhone’s touchscreen and with no additional effort whatsoever! It’s a matter of habit, nothing more nothing less!

In my humble opinion, Swype seems to be more confusing than helpful! The faint lines that show as your moving from one letter to another completely hide the other letters. This means that in order to effectively use Swype, you should learn the keypad’s letters and positions by heart!

What do you think: Would you consider buying a Samsung Omnia just for the Swype typing method? Do you think such a feature could actually help raise Samsung Omnia’s market share? How fast can you type using your iPhone?

Waiting to read your comments and feedback below :)

Who’s Here App – Free Phone Calls on Your iPod and iPhone!

As we relentlessly and yet unconsciously speed into a technology-based life style, competition amongst technology related brands, tools, systems and platforms soars higher; bringing us a new, fresh and innovative pool of ideas for the future.

Top 10 iPhone Applications – Reviewed [video]

Despite the negative talk, and attacks, going around about the iPhone, the iPhone seems to be well and alive with innovative and useful applications being released to its users periodically. Here’s a list of the latest top 10 iPhone applications video, plus description, guaranteed to capture your attention. Enjoy!

The New Blackberry Storm 2, Reviewed [video]

With the first Storm being such a disappointment and with its touch screen being as repulsive as it was RIM Still didn't give up on the concept. By releasing Storm 2 they focused on making it easier to type on, and quicker. Hopefully this storm will be the touchscreen fix that all those crackberry addicts have been waiting for.

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Google Wave: First Impressions from Real People, Not “Experts”

Google Wave: First Impressions from Real People, Not “Experts”

Google Wave, another screenshot

In case you've been living under a rock & haven't heard, 100,000 invitations to try out the much-hyped Google Wave were sent out last week. @bkmacdaddy sheds some light on his experience of Google Wave.

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