Are You Living in the Cloud Without a Net?

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Are you living in the cloud yet?  I am not and don’t plan to exclusively. I am too concerned with how volatile online companies are to going bankrupt or even worse, a government agency shuts the site down. This recently happened to Megaupload, a file sharing site that’s service was used in good ways and […]

Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh? Really?

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I can’t imagine what it would be like to be involved with naming devices and services, but I can honestly say that I think I could do a better job that some of these companies. Last week, Apple threw a monkey wrench out there by choosing NOT to name their newest version of the iPad […]

AT&T Charging Lockers at SXSW 2012

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AT&T has charging stations in lockers at SXSW 2012 again. What a wonderful idea. I am actually impressed. You are at a trade show and your phone starts to get really low. You don’t have time to get back to your room to charge and you don’t have time to sit at an outlet to […]

Windows Mobile Marketplace to Shut Down. Does Anyone Really Care?

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The title sounds harsh, especially coming from a long time Windows Mobile MVP, but it’s true. Some people care, but it’s misguided. The Windows Mobile Marketplace was thrown together after seeing how well a consolidated marketplace like the iTunes App Store did. For years, Windows Mobile did fine without a consolidated market. There were some 3rd party […]

Sid Meiers Civilization and Pirates Coming to Windows Phone

With thebad news about Verizon and Windows Phone that I should have seen coming but was too optimistic to accept, this doesn’t have me as excited as it would if I was using Windows Phone as my daily driver right now, but it’s still good to hear.Sid Meiers Civilization and Pirates are coming to Windows […]

Sid Meier’s Civilization and Pirates Coming to Windows Phone

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With the bad news about Verizon and Windows Phone that I should have seen coming but was too optimistic to accept, this doesn’t have me as excited as it would if I was using Windows Phone as my daily driver right now, but it’s still good to hear. Sid Meier’s Civilization and Pirates are coming to Windows […]

No Windows Phone for Verizon Until Windows Phone 8 (Apollo)?

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Things are not looking good for me and other Verizon customers wanting to get their hands on a Windows Phone. It doesn’t seem like it will be happening any time soon. I didn’t really think I would have to pay up on my  “Windows Phone Tattoo Bet” that I put out there shortly before MWC, […]

AT&T Getting Ready for Titan II? HTC Titan for 1 Cent!

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With AT&T leaking the HTC Titan II release date not too long ago, apparently it’s time to clear the stock out. The HTC Titan is now on sale on AT&T’s website for 1 cent! The HTC Titan is really a great piece of hardware. I have really enjoyed using it on and off for the […]

Nexus One Owners Need to Upgrade or Go Custom for ICS

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I have a couple of friends still rocking the “Google Phone” that Google left behind, the Nexus One. One of them has moved on to Windows Phone, but is still quite bitter that the phone Google said would get all the upgrades isn’t getting Android 4. Google’s Hugo Barra confirmed this way back in October, but […]

Android and iPhone Twitter Apps Will Soon Get Invaded By Paid Tweets

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Twitter announced yesterday that they are about to start monetizing mobile even more soon. If you are running the official Twitter app on your iPhone or Android device, you’ll soon see promoted tweets in your timeline. And why not, you’re probably already following a celebrity that gets paid to tweet. It’s easy to get upset […]

Google Music Leap Year Sale – 29 Albums for $2.99

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Google Music is offering 29 Albums up for $2.99 each. These aren’t the bargain bin albums either, many are recent albums from great artists. Drake, LMFAO, The Band Perry, Van Halen, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones. Pretty much every era and genre are covered. I plan to purchase 10 […]

HTC Unveils the HTC One Series

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HTC goes for a “Premium” market with the HTC One Series. At Mobile World Congress today, HTC announced the HTC One series with promises of a better phone experience. HTC is claiming this series will not only have awesome specs that we all love, but also a better task management and a more simplified home […]

HTC is Blogging Now, Their Official Blog is Live

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If you happen to check out the HTC job board on occasion, you would have noticed a lot of jobs pop up over the last year for social, community, and so forth. HTC has been hiring good friends of mine and others to build a better social media, community, and support team in the US and […]

Nokia is Off to a Good Start in Europe

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If you live in a big city, you could probably walk the streets and find a Windows Phone in the wild eventually. In Alabama, I could walk the streets for weeks without seeing a Windows Phone in someone’s hands. I have seen a few Zunes and used to see some Pocket PCs on occasion back […]

How to Hard Reset a Windows Phone

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So you want to get rid of your Windows Phone or return it. You definitely do not want to leave your data for others to find. Here’s how to ensure that it’s gone before sending it out. I’ve been reviewing smartphones for years and I have seen some really wacky stuff left behind on review devices I have received […]

Google Challenges Foursquare Without Fair Warning

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Google quietly enters the “Social Check-in” game. Google updated its Google Maps application for Android on Feb 15th, 2012 failed to share with the world one of the new features. You can check the Google Maps webpage and the listing in the Android Marketplace and there is no mention of this new feature. What is this […]

Android Mini Collectibles Headed to Retail

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You know those little Android dudes you see in some photos online? Some of the early ones were given away by some PR folks, then it seems they were marketed as collectibles and sold by online retailers, and now it seems they are headed to retail stores. According to Dyzplastic, there is a new series […]

Mod Your iPhone to Look Like Windows Phone

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I was browsing around on ModMyi yesterday and found a really cool theme for Dreamboard called OS7. It looked so cool that I went through the trouble of charging my iPhone 4, updating it, jailbreaking it, and setting this up. All in all, I put in a couple of hours to check this theme out […]

Will Angry Birds Space Land on Windows Phone?

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Adam shared news that the Angry Birds franchise will launch what they say will be the biggest Angry Birds release since the original on March 22nd, 2012. What the article doesn’t say is what OSes are getting the release. Windows Phone, while getting a ton of buzz thanks to Microsoft and Nokia’s efforts, might not […]