For note taking there are plenty of tools around that would suffice for example, the popular Evernote. But Fetchnotes which is available for both, Android and iOS which has just been released come out guns ablazing with cloud syncing capabilities across multiple devices on an easy-to-use webapp, mobile app or even desktop widgets. Fetchnotes is a simple and straightforward way of note taking and organizing.
The moment you’re signed up, you’re at your notes screen. Your notes are organized by hastags instead of categories, so you can go ahead and start entering things using a hashtag in front of the word you want the category to be named as. For example, I can write, “Must remember to buy those Nikes I saw on #eBay last time.”
From then on, there will be an eBay category which can be used exactly the same way unless it is deleted. If you are an avid note taker, you will notice that they tend to pile up but don’t worry because Fetchnotes has a ‘search’ function to help you rummage through all your categories or the notes themselves.
Over the coming weeks or months, Fetchnotes will be looking into adding voice-added notes and setting up a network within the Fetchnotes app that will allow sharing of notes between members through the network itself. If these features are not yet enough to pry you away from your current note-taking app it is understandable given the quality of applications like SimpleNote, Notational Velocity and EverNote but if you are looking for a new or alternative service, give Fetchnotes a try.
Fairphone 2 Begins To Ship
The Fairphone 2 was first unveiled in June earlier this year, where this particular handset carried a modular design while featuring majority of its components that have been sourced from conflict-free mines. It seems that this particular handset that you can purchase with a clear conscience has begun to ship to those who happen to live across Europe.
Fairphone announced in a blog post, “It’s been almost two years in the making, and some of the earliest buyers have been patiently waiting since July to receive their new phones. As community manager, I want to personally welcome the new batch of Fairphone owners to our community.” The initial 1,000 units are tipped to ship this month, before the other pre-orders follow in January 2016.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Fairphone 2 will run on a Snapdragon 801 chipset, has a 5″ 1080p screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, with Android 5.1 Lollipop in tow. It will be a dual SIM capable handset with a microSD memory card slot and plays nice with 4G LTE networks, retailing for approximately €525 a pop.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Carries NFC Feature
It looks like the upcoming flagship model from Xiaomi will feature NFC support, at least based on a document that was released by China UnionPay. Just in case you are scratching your head and wondering who China UnionPay is, they happen to be the only domestic payment gateway supplier and card organization, and hence, to see them offer detailed support concerning the newly released NFC-based payment system points to the very real possibility of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 featuring NFC capability.
After all, the Xiaomi Mi 3 was also mentioned on the list, which so happens to feature NFC, and there is no mention of the Xiaomi Mi 4 which does not come with NFC. Still, such a new payment system would be the ideal tool to see the reintroduction of NFC to the flagship model.
OnePlus X Ceramic Limited Edition Available From Today
OnePlus did make an announcement in the previous month that the Ceramic variant of the OnePlus X will be released on November 24. True to their word, they did exactly that – although only a pitiful number of units were made available, and not only that, this was through a charity auction. Thankfully for the rest of the masses who are on the lookout for this device, it has gone on sale officially already.
Needless to say, this particular variant is available only by an invitation, although do bear in mind that standard OnePlus X invites are not good here – you will still need to snag yourself a specific Ceramic variant invite before you make a purchase. OnePlus is also on the lookout to offer additional methods of picking up this smartphone, although no further details were revealed.
The OnePlus X Ceramic will be available only in select markets, where among them include Europe, India, and Hong Kong. To date, we do know that OnePlus had made only 10,000 units of the handset available. A case of the early bird getting the proverbial worm here?