LG G Flex’s Curved Design Not the Most Exciting Feature

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The LG G Flex wowed the tech community with its curved design. But a more interesting feature for daily use might come on the back of the phone, according to a video posted on the LG YouTube channel. LG describes the back plate as “self-healing,” which means that when a user scratches the back of […]

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display Shipping Date Moved Up

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First, Amazon pushed up the shipping date on the Microsoft Xbox One from next January to the Day One launch of November 22nd. Now Apple has pulled a similar move: it advanced the Apple Pad mini with Retina Display that I ordered from Nov. 26-Dec. 5 to Nov. 21 or Nov. 19 (depending on whether […]

How to Get the Nexus 7 (2013) Android 4.4 KitKat Update Right Now

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The update to Android 4.4 KitKat will likely hit the Nexus 7 tablet for most users over the next week, but those of us who are a little impatient can now install the update manually using a computer connected to the tablet via USB. People not willing to open a Terminal or Command Prompt window […]

Xbox One Release Date Delivery, Day One Upgrades Arrive from Amazon

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Amazon is upgrading Xbox One pre-orders to the special Day One Edition with an even better upgrade, delivery on the Xbox One Release date. Like many I ordered an Xbox One at Amazon and, due to my late order, Amazon notified me that it would ship around January 2nd. I didn’t expect to get the Day […]

Supertooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset

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Finding a comfortable, nice sounding wireless Bluetooth headset takes some searching, but we think we’ve found the one we like from Supertooth. The Supertooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset sounds good, fits comfortably even after hours of use, and connects easily, especially to a Bluetooth device with NFC. The award-winning Supertooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset (139 Euros/$186 US) is […]

Google Voice Turning Off Obihai and Other External Services

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Google Voice works great as a free or extremely low-cost VOIP solution, and many use it as their primary telephone service thanks to devices like the one from OBihai Technology that we reviewed a while back. Google set a date when they will turn off XMPP service. XMPP service makes it possible for some apps and other […]

Ultimate Arkanoid: Simple, Fun Breakout Clone with One Big Flaw

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Gamers who enjoy the simple fun of the old Atari Breakout game will enjoy Ultimate Arkanoid. The app runs on both the Apple iPhone and iPad with simple retro style graphics for hours of mind numbing fun. Unfortunately, it also comes with a flaw. Breakout helped millions of kids and adults alike waste hours as […]

Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster Review

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Wireless customers often experience poor signal quality and the Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster might fix this. A Window Unit sits in a area with a good connection and sends the signal from the Window Unit to a second unit to spread coverage in low coverage areas. Can this system improve 3G signal service in a […]

iPad Air and iMovie Make for Easy Shooting and Editing Video

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I took the new iPad Air out for a video shoot and then edited the resulting shots in iMovie on the new tablet. The refresh in the video and processor chips boosted the iPad’s speed, and makes the lighter and thinner iPad Air a useful video creation solution on the go for very simple projects. […]

Google Play Music Thinks Preachers Like Filthy Lyrics

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The new Google Play Music app added a cool feature, that is cool in theory. There’s a new “I’m feeling lucky radio” link at the top of the main page. The app intends to help users find some music to stream based on their listening habits. The Music app on iOS offers a similar feature […]

Empires II: What Would You Risk for World Conquest, iPad Review

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Empires II: What Would You Risk for World Conquest gives players the chance to dominate the world, at least on their iPad, with this fun strategy game that reminds us of Risk or Axis and Allies. This fun turn-by-turn strategy game puts the player in charge of an army from one of the major world powers. […]

iPad Air Smart Cover Review

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The new iPad Air launched today and with it came a few accessories like the iPad Air Smart Cover. It looks a lot like the earlier models and the design mimics the iPad mini smart cover exactly, with a larger size to fit the bigger iPad Air. We opened the light blue iPad Air Smart […]

iPad Air Unboxing Video

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Apple released their new iPad Air, the fifth generation of the company’s popular tablet, and we picked one up at 8:00 a.m. at the Best Buy nearby. The new iPad boasts a much lighter and a little smaller hardware design than the iPad 4th gen. In fact a few people we asked agreed that the […]

iPad Air at Best Buy: Buying Experience and Availability

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Almost every year I trek down to my local Best Buy store in Hickory, NC to buy an iPad. I skipped the iPad 4 and ordered the first iPad online, but I picked up the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini and now iPad Air all at Best Buy. While many people don’t like shopping […]

Moshi REfresh Offers Deal for iPad Sellers, iPad Donations to Schools

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Moshi, the maker of one of our favorite iPad mini covers, the Moshi VersaCover Origami, announces REfresh, a program where they buy old iPads through Glyde.com and give them to a San Francisco public school. iPad sellers can go to Glyde and sell their iPad to Moshi and Moshi will take them, fix them up and […]

Should I Buy an iPad Air or Wait for iPad mini with Retina?

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On Friday, Nov. 1 Apple will release the first of two iPads, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display, also called the iPad mini 2. The iPad mini 2 with Retina display will not hit stores till later in November. So, should I buy an iPad Air this week or wait for […]

Snapdragon BatteryGuru Update Tells Users When to Charge

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The makers of Snapdragon BatteryGuru announced an update to their utility which helps users get more battery life out of their devices using Snapdragon processors. The update will actually tell users when they should plug in based on their usage. We reviewed BatteryGuru and found that it extended the battery life on a Samsung Galaxy […]

Apple the New Free Software Distributor

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Many consider Apple a premium brand company that sucks every single dime they can out of their customers, but at this year’s October Apple Keynote they announced a lot of free stuff. We get free apps and updates that they used to charge users for, even with new machines. So long as Apple’s move to free doesn’t […]

iPad Air Available at Best Buy on Release Day at 8 AM

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On Friday, November 1, Apple will release the new iPad Air at their stores, online, through many wireless carriers and at retail partners like Best Buy. We learned that Best Buy plans to open early next Friday and offer the new tablet to customers, much like they’ve done in the past. Here’s what you need […]

iWork Pages, Numbers and Keynote Update: First Look Review

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At the Apple Keynote this week, the team unveiled new hardware like the iPad Air, an iPad mini with a retina display, new MacBook Pros and a Mac Pro. Couched between all of those expensive devices, the company also finally updated the Mac iWork suite of office productivity apps, namely Pages, Numbers and Keynote. We downloaded […]