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 […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: It’s an iPhone Killer, Almost

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It’s been a long time since Microsoft found itself even close to competing for iPhone and Android users. Windows Phone, the mobile operating system that Microsoft sells to smartphone makers for inclusion in their devices, has always been interesting. Its Live Tiles, app icons with auto updating information and pared down user interface, arguably set […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPad Mini with Retina: Impressions and Performance

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Yesterday, just about month after the iOS 7.1 release, Apple pushed out an iOS 7.1.1 update iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running its iOS 7 operating system. After spending some time with the new iOS 7.1 update on the iPad mini with Retina Display, we want to offer up our impressions about iOS 7.1.1 and […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5s: Impressions and Performance

The iOS 7.1.1 update on the iPhone 5s installed easily and runs good so far.

The iOS 7.1.1 update is finally available for the iPhone 5s and other Apple devices as a free over the air download that promises to fix an important security issue, improve Touch ID and several other bugs. After spending a day using iOS 7.1.1 on the iPhone 5s here is an early look at the […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPad Air: Impressions and Performance

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Earlier this month, it became apparent that Apple was indeed working on a brand new iOS 7.1 update in the form of iOS 7.1.1. And just a few days after the rumor mill started churning, Apple released the iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After spending some time with the new iOS […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5: Impressions and Performance

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Last week, it appeared that an iOS 7.1.1 update from Apple was close. Today, Apple made good on those rumors and released an iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After spending some time with the new iOS 7.1 update on the iPhone 5, we want to offer up our impressions and a […]

MacBook Pro Retina Review: 6 Months In

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The latest MacBook Pro with Retina display has officially been out on the market for six months, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been using the 13-inch model every day since the refresh back in October and we initially reviewed it late last year. It’s certainly one of the best […]

Why You Shouldn’t Skimp On Your Car Stereo

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Jeep touts the Patriot with most of the options stripped out as the least expensive sport utility vehicle (SUV) on sale in the United States. Jeep recently sent us over one to review, and even though we liked the vehicle, we have some advice for people on why certain upgrades are worth paying for. Dealerships […]

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9: Review

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Tablets are everywhere these days. They come in a variety of sizes and price points. Some are real quality devices with quality software to run on them. Some are of the low cost variety with lousy hardware and lousy user experiences. Stuck in the middle of those two extremes are Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets, specifically […]

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Hands-on: Here’s What’s Different

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If you’re not an Android enthusiast you may be asking yourself what a “Google Play Edition” smartphone is, and below we’ll explain everything while showing off the latest HTC One M8 getting the Google treatment. Last year at Google’s annual developer event the company announced a brand new option for smartphone buyers looking for the […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review (2014)

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a year old, but it is still a great Android smartphone for users that can’t or won’t spend $199 for a new Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s. After using the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a year and using the recent Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update for almost a month, here […]

RBI Baseball 14 for iPad: A Casual Game That’s Far from Simulation

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With the discontinuation of the MLB 2K series from 2K Sports, a natural replacement must step in and take the reigns. Major League Baseball itself is stepping in and has released the latest baseball video game on multiple platforms, and at the same time reviving a video game classic known as RBI Baseball. RBI Baseball […]

Windows 8.1 Update on the Surface 2: Review

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Microsoft has released the “Update” for Windows 8.1 and it is now available for all users running that version of the operating system. Much of the focus has been on the changes made for keyboard and mouse users who apparently have been staying away from Windows 8 and 8.1 in such numbers that Microsoft felt […]

iOS 7.1 Review: One Month With Apple’s iOS 7 Update

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Believe or not, it has been a month since Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone and iPad. Since then, we’ve heard about a number of iOS 7.1 problems.  With no iOS 7.1.1 update in sight, we want to revisit Apple’s current iOS 7 update and take a look at how its performing on the iPhone […]

OneNote for the Mac: Review

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Microsoft is on a cross platform tear these days and that’s a good thing. The big news about that was the release for Office Apps for the iPad last week. But a couple of weeks before that, Microsoft made a flanking move in the cross platform wars and released a version of OneNote for the […]

Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Review

The LG G Pad 8.3 display is good, but not as bright as the competition.

The Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 is a 8-inch Android tablet with a premium metal back and 1080P display that shoppers need to look at when buying an Android tablet with 4G LTE connectivity. Thanks to the metal back and nice build quality we called the LG G Pad 8.3 an Android iPad mini competitor […]

Amazon Fire TV: Review

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I feel very much the same about Amazon’s new Fire TV as I did about the first edition of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets. There’s potential in this new born, but it hasn’t found its legs yet. Like most infants it is pleasant to look at and celebrate the arrival. But time needs to pass before […]

Microsoft Office for the iPad: Review

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For some, Microsoft Office for the iPad was viewed as the holy grail. For some it was endless waiting that rivaled anything Samuel Beckett ever wrote. For some the delays from Redmond made it irrelevant and they moved on to other options. There were even some who felt, for some reason, that without a version […]

3 Impressive Technologies in the 2014 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota’s Corolla is a small, inexpensive vehicle that is safe to drive. It also gets great fuel economy. Other vehicles in this class, including the Ford Focus, are more expensive for the same features. That makes the Corolla great value for the money. There are some technology features in the latest Corolla that we liked […]