Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2014): 4 Reasons it’s Incredible

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The ThinkPad Carbon X1 is an impressive notebook from Lenovo that offers fast battery charging, a keyboard that changes based on what you are doing and is powerful enough to handle the needs of most business users. In addition to these features the Carbon X1 delivers the best notebook keyboard I’ve used and a display […]

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 […]

Adobe Voice Review: Story Telling Made Fun and Easy

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Apple wants you to use the iPad to create your verse. Adobe wants you to use your voice to do the telling, along with icons, text, pictures and music. Adobe’s new iPad App called Adobe Voice in many ways is the perfect, easy to learn story telling App that will let you create your verse […]

iPad Mini Retina Review: 6 Months In

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The second-generation iPad mini has been on the market for six months now, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been playing around with the new slate since its launch back in November. With a price tag of $399, it’s certainly not the cheapest small form factor tablet on the market, but […]

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 […]

BringGo App Review: Cheap Navigation for Chevy Vehicles

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Infotainment systems are becoming more and more intelligent as customers demand more connectivity. Earlier this year both Apple and Google announced that they’d be bringing smartphone integration solutions to new vehicles. Chevrolet already has a solution already on the market with their MyLink system. Called BringGo, the app lets people who do not have navigation […]

Turn Your iPad Into a Desktop with This iOS 7 Cydia Tweak

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You might have dreamed in the past how you wish iOS was more like OS X, bringing a desktop-like experience to the iPad with the ability to have multiple windows open and work on two different apps side-by-side. A new iOS 7 Cydia tweak takes that dream and makes it a reality. It’s aptly called […]

The Mobile Report Card: Grading The Devices I Use

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Since I started blogging again for GottaBeMobile.com last October I’ve been using a variety of different mobile devices. Some have become mainstays of my mobile computing life. Some I only still have to keep abreast of what is happening with its particular mobile platform. We focus quite a bit on devices and gadgets here on […]

iOS 7.1.1 Review: Two Weeks Later

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Two weeks ago, Apple released iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. The update followed the release of iOS 7.1 and delivered bug fixes to owners of Apple’s mobile products running iOS 7. With iOS 7.1.1 problems emerging, we want to take another close look at how Apple’s latest iOS update is performing on the […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 Update Review (AT&T)

The Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update is worth installing for most users.

The Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update delivers a smooth and fast user experience with a collection of bug fixes that users will enjoy. After spending a month testing the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update on AT&T, it is easy to say that this is a worthwhile update that is worth installing. While there […]

Office 365 Review: Is It Worth The Money?

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It wasn’t all that long ago that most users balked at how out of touch Microsoft and its suite of Office productivity applications were. Until a few years ago, how users interacted with these applications and got them hadn’t fundamentally changed to match the mindset well now all share. Essentially, users purchased Office on the […]

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 […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5s Review

IOS 7.1.1 delivers a big improvement to Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.

In April Apple released iOS 7.1.1, the first update to iOS 7.1 with a number of small fixes including one designed to fix problems with the iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor. The latest update to IOS 7, which Apple released last fall, is a small and focused update but it is still one that I […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPad mini with Retina Display Review

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Last week, Apple pushed out its latest iOS 7.1 update in the form of iOS 7.1.1. The incremental bug fix update touched down for all iPhone and iPad models running iOS 7, the company’s operating system that launched back in September. After spending a week with the iOS 7.1.1 on iPad mini with Retina Display, […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPad 3: Performance & Impressions

Learn about the iOS 7.1.1 performance on the iPad 3.

The iOS 7.1.1 update for the iPad 3 arrived last week, offering small bug fixes for iPad and iPhone users.This free update does not add any major features or bug fixes for this older iPad, but it does include an important security update for iPad owners. Overall this is a good update, but some users […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPad Air Review

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Last week, Apple pushed out its first update to the iOS 7.1 update that rolled out back in March. The update arrived in the form of iOS 7.1.1 and it brings iOS 7 users several bug fixes. After spending a week with Apple’s brand new iOS 7.1.1 update, we want to take a look at […]

iOS 7.1.1 on iPhone 5 Review

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Last week, Apple released the first update to its iOS 7.1 update that was first released back in March. iOS 7.1.1 debuted for all devices on Apple’s iOS 7 operating system and it’s aimed at fixing a few of the iOS 7 problems that iPhone and iPad owners had been experiencing prior to its arrival. […]

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

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t (3)

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 […]