3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Spotify for Amazon Prime Music

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Amazon surprised the music listening world with an announcement of a new feature in their Amazon Prime subscription called Amazon Prime Music, but it’s not nearly as good as the more popular Spotify or Google Play Music. Since Amazon Prime Music’s not quite ready to compete with the other services, we recommend that music lovers […]

Father’s Day Gifts: 10 Gadgets Dad Will Love

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Instead of ties, socks or sweaters for Father’s Day this year, consider getting Dad a gift that will really make him smile. Here’s a list of Father’s Day gifts we’d want to receive instead, including accessories for phones or tablets, a couple of tablets and even some ideas for getting dad exactly what he wants. Bluetooth […]

What Apple Needs to Do to Sell Me an iPhone 6

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Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 with some interesting new features that makes it a tempting platform, even for Android fans like me. Did they do enough to draw this former iPad fanatic and iPhone lover back to the Apple fold ? Almost! They need one more thing to close the deal. To see […]

5 Great Tools and Speakers for Wireless Music at Home or Office

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Listening to wireless music using the Bluetooth function on a phone or tablet makes enjoying audio more convenient than using speakers hooked up to th ephone using a stereo cable or docking system. That’s why we offered a comprehensive How To on using Bluetooth with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now let’s look at some […]

5 Great Sounding Wireless Bluetooth Accessories for Music On the Go

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Listening to wireless music using the Bluetooth function on a phone or tablet makes enjoying audio more convenient than using annoying wired headphones or earbuds. That’s why we offered a comprehensive How To on using Bluetooth with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now let’s look at some great accessories to enjoy listening to music or […]

How to Listen to Wireless Music on Your Phone or Tablet with Bluetooth

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Music lovers enjoy listening to music on smartphones or tablets, but many hate the annoying cables used to connect earbuds, headphones or external speakers. But using Bluetooth, we can cut the cord while working out, taking a walk or driving. Before switching to wireless, understand that Bluetooth audio drains the battery faster than using built-in […]

How To Install Microsoft Office Mobile on Unsupported Android Tablets

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Microsoft released mobile versions of Office 365, which includes their suite of Mobile Office apps, like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, for iPads and iPhones recently. Users can also get that same suite on most Android smartphones in the form of Microsoft Office Mobile, an all-in-one Office app. But that only runs on smartphones. Until Microsoft makes apps […]

9 Gadgets to Take on a Camping Trip

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Some people go camping to unplug and get away from the grid. Most of us just like the pretty outdoors and enjoy unplugging to a degree, but we don’t want to get too extreme. We still want to take photos with a smartphone and play a game of 2048 as we take a fifteen minute […]

Why the iPad is the Ultimate Business Tool

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The Apple iPad is the ultimate business tablet. Android tablet makers would like business users to think they work as well as the iPad for business, but there’s a number of reasons that the Apple iPad beats even great Android tablets like the Nexus 7 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, both of […]

Tips and Tools for Making Awesome Presentations on Android Tablets

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While most communicators doing presentations with a tablet will likely go with an iPad, some of us prefer the Android platform and want to do all that iPad users can do. It’s not as easy to conveniently do good presentations on Android tablets as it is on an iPad, but with some effort, a great […]

HTC One M8 Camera Tips to Improve Your Photos

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The HTC One M8 camera leaves some people wanting, but follow these tips and smartphone photographers can still take great shots with the 4MP Ultrapixel HTC One M8 camera on this terrific Android phone. Take a look at the tips below to figure out how to get the most out of the HTC One M8 […]

Google Chromecast v. Roku Streaming Stick: Which One Should I Buy?

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When Google released the Google Chromecast last year and it made a big splash and sold briskly thanks to the low price and simple, but useful functionality. Roku didn’t want to be outdone; it followed with the Roku Streaming Stick to compete with Google’s inexpensive HDMI dongle. How did Roku do? Read our Google Chromecast v. Roku Streaming Stick head-to-head to find […]

How to Add Qi-wireless Charging to an HTC One M8

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Qi wireless charging lets a smartphone owner place their phone onto a specially designed charging pad to start charging the phone wirelessly. There’s no need to plug it in thanks to “inductive charging.” Qi-enabled chargers create an electromagnetic field around the phone to send electricity to the phone’s Qi wireless receiver, and that converts that […]

5 Disappointing iPad Air Cases To Avoid

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The iPad Air makes a great mobile tablet and we even use it as a laptop replacement occasionally, but the case makes or breaks the experience. We’ve shared some hits over the last few months, but here’s our list of 5 disappointing iPad Air cases you should never buy due to their high cost, poor […]

HTC One M8 v. HTC One M7 Camera Shootout

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Many people will consider upgrading their older HTC One M7 to the new HTC One M8. We’ve already reviewed the phone and did an overall comparison of the older phone with the newer one, but we wanted to focus on the camera. Smartphone cameras are more important now than ever and they get better with […]

5 Accessories Every HTC One M8 Owner Should Buy

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The HTC One M8 took the successes of an already great phone, in the form of the original HTC One, and tweaked it a little to make it even better. The new dual camera, almost all metal construction and the longer battery life made it worth upgrading less than a year after I got the […]

5 iPhone 5s Cases that Add Fun or Function

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The iPhone looks like a beautiful piece of engineering, but it’s also fragile and needs protection. Many users will go to the extreme with something like Otterbox iPhone cases that keep it protected in hardcore environments while others just put a flimsy snap-on case on the phone that offers minimal protection. If a user doesn’t need the […]

How to Use ifttt Recipes on Android to Become More Efficient

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There’s an incredibly useful service called ifttt, which stands for “If This Then That,” and it helps make users more efficient. The creators released an iPhone app last year and finally released an Android version with some great Android specific Recipes. When ifttt uses the term Recipe, they don’t mean a list of steps to bake […]

Amazon Fire TV v. Roku 3: Which One Should I Buy?

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The Amazon Fire TV brings the simple Amazon-focused interface of the Kindle Fire to the big screen. We decided to compare the Fire TV with the Roku 3, another popular set-top box that streams video to a TV from the Internet. We already took a look at the Amazon Fire TV’s gaming options to see how it works as […]