My Android App of the Week – Sentinel 3: Homeworld

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I try to shy away from playing games on my mobile phones. It’s counter-productive and it eats a battery up in no time! Well, because of Google’s generosity last week, I snagged a handful of games for 10 cents each. Sentinel 3: Homeworld was one of them. According to my battery meter on the Galaxy […]

I Am Now On Android Again! Why?

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Well, you know I was doing the Android to Windows Phone 7 conversion a couple of weeks ago, right? It went well and I found that Windows Phone could be used as my “Daily Driver”. I decided to go with a swapping back and forth between the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC […]

Swype Alternatives for the Galaxy Nexus

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If you’ve picked up the Galaxy Nexus, you probably already know that Swype isn’t on there. When I got my Galaxy Nexus last Thursday, I was surprised to find this. Filling out all those user names and passwords by tap tap tapping the default keyboard drove me crazy. I poked around and couldn’t find it. […]

10 neat tricks and tips for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon

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There is no doubt that Android 4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich brings some new gadgets and functionality and more will be uncovered everyday as everyone digs into the Galaxy Nexus. I have a few things I really like about Android 4 so far. These tips and tricks are some simple things I have found while […]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Photo and Video Samples

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There has been some pre-release criticism about Samsung and Google going with a 5 megapixel camera on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now that it’s on the streets, it’s time to see if it really matters. I have had my hands on the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon for a few hours now. I took some photos and […]

LG Prada 3.0 Unveiled – Android is Sexy

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You can’t tell much from a few product shots, but it seems as if the LG Prada 3.0 is rocking a very custom, sexy looking theme for Android Gingerbread. I am sure it’s a matter of time before that theme is ripped and shared for other phones. From the press images shared today, it seems […]

USB to Micro USB & Mini USB Combo Cable

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5 years 9 months 17 days ago, I posted an article on my old website asking manufacturers to a) use one universal connector for charging and b) label their own power supplies. I had a drawer of connectors and chargers that was overflowing. Things are better today but still not perfect. Things are MUCH better today. […]

Day 7 of Android Market’s “10 Billion Download” celebration

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We haven’t updated you lately on what’s available from the Android Market at a severely discounted rate in a few days. By now, you should know that you can access the current day’s list from the Market App on your Android device or by checking out the Android Market landing page for this promotion from Google. They have […]

Want another way to score $25 worth of free Windows Phone apps?

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Microsoft is giving away $25 Windows Phone Marketplace gift cards from December 12-16, 2011. This is a different promotion from the one I shared a few weeks ago where you get a $25 gift card if you purchase a Windows Phone in December. This one is a Twitter contest. To win, you have to follow @windowsphone on Twitter. Then […]

What will you choose as your next “Daily Driver”?

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I know that contract length and ETF policies for most US carriers makes it difficult to play phone musical chairs, but some of us are foolish enough to spend extra money to play. I happen to be one of those fools. I do have the luxury of being able to test a phone before buying […]

Android Market helps with Android version segmentation

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Earlier this year, Chuong talked about Android fragmentation and how it could become a problem with Android becoming so popular. Unlike iOS and Windows Phone, Android devices are not held to a universal standard. Not only do we have different Android version, we have different CPUs, displays, and other varibles that can affect software compatibility.  Now […]

Lync 2010. A Microsoft Lync client for Windows Phone 7

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The Windows Phone Marketplace is getting better lately. I know I have complained about the lack of niche apps but give it time, the Windows Phone Marketplace is getting bigger and I won’t have anything to complain about eventually. An app that a smaller group of Windows Phone users and potential new users have been […]

Xbox Companion for Windows Phone and Xbox Dashboard Update [Video]

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Yesterday, Microsoft released the Xbox Companion for Windows Phone. This app interfaces with you Xbox console. It allows you to control media, browse for videos and music and queue them up to the console. It also allows you to see what your kids are playing on the Xbox too. Maybe that’s not the main function, […]

Google Currents Announced, A Flipboard Killer? [Video]

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Just one day has passed since Flipboard, the wildly popular app on the iPad, was officially launched for the iPhone, Google jumped into the game by announcing Google Currents. Google Currents is already available for download. I wonder why Google would wait until the day after to launch this? Why not launch it before Flipboard? Who […]

The 5 Best U.S. Windows Phone 7 Smartphones [December, 2011]

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Adam took a look at the Android phones, now it’s my turn to give you my opinion on what the best Windows Phone 7 Smartphones are right now. My task is much easier since there are far fewer choices running Windows Phone 7. Verizon and Sprint are missing out on newer models with Mango already […]

Samsung Galaxy S II Hard Reset [How To]

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So you want to sell your Galaxy S II or return it but you don’t want to leave your data for others to find? Here’s how to ensure that it’s gone. Don’t laugh, I’ve been reviewing smartphones for years and I could write a short book telling all the funny goodies I’ve found on phones […]

Windows Phone 7 Apps. What are we missing?

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The only thing, in my opinion, that is holding Windows Phone 7 back now is apps. Yes, the Window Phone Marketplace has grown faster than Android and Apple’s app stores but I am impatient. Windows Phone 7 has been out for a little over a year now and they are up to 40,000 apps. There […]