How To Unlock and Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Easy Way)

Unlock Galaxy Nexus Verizon Easy Way

One of the nice things about the Galaxy Nexus is the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMS and modifications. I showed you how to unlock the Galaxy Nexus already, but I found a much easier method for unlocking and rooting the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review This guide will […]

Orangutans Love iPads, Gorillas Prefer Android

Orangutans Love iPads

The Milwaukee County Zoo’s three orangutans love playing with the iPad, according to the LA Times technology blog. Earlier this year one of the zoo’s gorilla keepers posted that she wanted iPads for the gorillas to play with. Though she was joking, the zoo received the tablets all the same. But the gorillas weren’t having […]

Android Smartphone Marketshare Rises; So Why Don’t Devs Love Us?

comscore november 2011

comScore just released their November 2011 report on mobile subscribers. The data is mostly unchanged from August’s numbers, though there are interesting tidbits. For example, Apple gained ground in the Top Mobile OEM category, a measurement of which companies sell the most actual phones. From August to November Apple went from 9.8% to 11.2% marketshare, […]

Apple Prepping Face Unlock for the iPhone, But Do You Want it?

iPhone Face Unlock

If you are jealous of the face unlocking fun being had by Galaxy Nexus owners, and want to use your face to unlock your iPhone, you might just be in luck. A new Apple patent shows that the company is working on using the iPhone’s camera to unlock your device without the need for a […]

Apple Could Net $10 for Every Android Sold In Lieu of Legal War

Apple iPhone Cool

One expert believes that Apple could stand to profit $10 for every Android device sold if the company ended its legal war over Google and the Android franchise and started to work on licensing agreements like what competitor Microsoft had done. 3LP Advisors LLC manager partner Kevin Rivette revealed the figure to Bloomberg. Rivette pegs […]

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note Coming to U.S., Has Shipped 1 Million Units


In a statement saying that it has shipped over 1 million units of the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid form factor device, Samsung confirms that the device will be arriving in the U.S. in 2012. Despite confirmation of a U.S. arrival, Samsung has not given specifics as to what carrier the Galaxy Note will arrive […]

Asurion Handset Insurance Listing Shows BlackBerry Torch 10000 Model


Handset insurance provider Asurion, which partners with most U.S. cellular carriers to offer insurance on smartphones and devices, now lists the BlackBerry Torch 10000 model on its website alongside Apple’s iPhone 5. As the iPhone 5 is rumored to be launching in Fall 2012, the BlackBerry Torch 10000 model may not be launched for a […]

Acer Iconia Tab A700 Seen in Russia With High Resolution Screen


It appears that Acer will be giving its 10.1-inch Iconia Tab A500 a big bump in specs with the Iconia Tab A700, seen as a successor to the more budget-friendly A500. The Iconia Tab A700 will not only get a bump to NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, up from the NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, […]

Radio Shack Extends iPhone Promotion to Relieve Post-Holiday Blues


Didn’t get the gift of smartphone that you wanted for the holidays? Well, you can gift yourself the gift of gab as Radio Shack has extended its iPhone promotion by offering a $30 discount on  all iPhone models. The promotion now runs through December 31. The discount brings the price of the 8 GB iPhone […]

Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) on AT&T in March, Lumia 710 on Verizon in April?


Following on rumors of LTE-capable HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel models running Windows Phone in 2012, we’re also now hearing about Nokia’s LTE plans with its Nokia Ace smartphone, a device that may be released as the high-end Nokia Lumia 900 in the U.S. According to Paul Thurrot, official LTE plans may be unveiled at […]

Official HTC Bootloader Unlock Utility Compatible with Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, and Devices Released After September 2011


HTC has revised its official HTC Bootloader Unlock tool to make it compatible with a number of older devices in addition to any device released after September 2011. In addition to being compatible with the recently released HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, it is also compatible with the 3G-only HTC Droid Incredible […]

Verizon Showing Transparency Regarding 4G LTE Network Outages


Set back by a number of recent 4G LTE outages that is marring Verizon Wireless’ reputation as ‘America’s Most Reliable Network’–per the company’s previous marketing campaigns surrounding its 3G network–the carrier has finally gone on record to explain what is happening, what it is doing to prevent the problems in the future, and what it’s […]

Samsung, HTC Gearing Up for 4G LTE Windows Phone With Two New Models

Windows Phone 7

The current crop of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system still lacks fast 4G LTE mobile broadband support, limiting these devices either to 3G CDMA or 4G HSPA+ protocol for GSM devices. Fortunately, though, it seems that both Microsoft and hardware partners are pushing for 4G support on Windows Phone, and both HTC […]

60beat GamePad: PlayStation Controller for iPad, iPhone

60beat GamePad for iOS

The 60beat GamePad connects to your iPad or other iOS device so you can control your games with a physical game pad instead of the mostly horrible onscreen controls of iOS games. It only works with a limited selection of compatible games, but hopefully the list will grow if this thing takes off. I played […]

Kindle Fire Document Sync Doesn’t Include Notes and Highlights


Kindle Personal Document Sync allows users to send personal documents, like Word Docs and PDFs to their Kindle Fire. You can read the documents and add highlights and notes just like a book. Now, you would expect to be able to sync those notes and highlights to the cloud… just as you can right now […]

Wake Up Early If it Snows With the Winter Wakeup App

Winter Wakeup App

If you live in a snowy area like I do, you know how annoying it can be to spend an extra 15 minutes shoveling and clearing snow off  car in the morning, especially if you didn’t wake up early. Sure, you can set the alarm early and get up to see if it snowed, but the weatherman is wrong […]

How to Connect the Galaxy Nexus to a Mac

Android to Mac

If you want to connect your Galaxy Nexus to your Mac to transfer pictures, backup files or transfer apps to your phone, you’ll need a free utility to make the phone show up on your Mac. Because there is no SD card, the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t show up like earlier Gingerbread phones did. The good […]