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Review: OnPage Smartphone Pager App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, and Android Devices

Onset Technology OnPage smartphone paging app

I recently downloaded the OnPage app (Onset Technology). The mobile app essentially turns your smartphone into a pager. It’s pretty neat and is a very handy tool for dads and moms. I tested the app on my Apple iPod Touch and it works great. However, the iPod Touch isn’t an ideal device because you need to be able to connect to the Internet 24×7. Otherwise, you won’t receive the alerts when someone is trying to contact you. The Onset Technology app works better with iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android devices.

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Tactile Layer is the best of both worlds – a touch screen with real buttons

Tactus Technology Tactile Layer

Tactus Technology has an interesting new technology, Tactile Layer, that can create dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel in advance of entering data into the device. When the physical keyboard is no longer needed, the buttons recede back into invisibility. Isn’t that cool? I can’t wait until it’s available on smartphones. I hate typing on a mobile device. Even though I have small fingers, I still have trouble typing on a smartphone. The letters are just too close together. While Tactile Layer won’t make a keyboard larger, I think the tactile buttons will make it easier to press the right letter.

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