Samsung Galaxy S4 v. LG G2: What to Buy

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Between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G2, we have among two of the best Android flagship phones on the market today, both coming out of South Korea. Both devices are proven multitasking powerhouses with the specs to back them up. And though consumers likely won’t be making use of all the innovations that […]

Apple iPhone 5s v. Nokia Lumia Icon: What to Buy

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As Microsoft’s crop of Windows Phone becomes ever more powerful this year, those devices–dominated by Nokia and with help from Samsung and HTC–will likely be compared to the powerful and popular iPhone. Given that the iPhone 5s released in late 2013 comes with Apple’s best in terms of camera, performance, and a wholly re-designed iOS […]

HTC One v. Nokia Lumia Icon: What to Buy

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With Verizon Wireless offering two superb camera phones, choosing which device to buy within the carrier’s lineup could be quite the challenge given that the HTC One and Nokia Lumia Icon deliver outstanding low light photography. In fact, despite their different ecosystems and operating systems, both the Lumia Icon and the HTC One share a […]

Android Tablet v. Windows 8.1 Tablet: What to Buy

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With the availability of smaller 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets recently on the market with commendable specs, performance, and battery life, is it worth it to go full Windows or should consumers still opt for any number of Android slates in a variety of different screen sizes? I actually get this question asked a lot by […]

HTC One v. Nokia Lumia 1020: What to Buy?

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Should you choose a 4-megapixel camera over a 41-megapixel camera? Is it Android v. Windows Phone? How does Sense compare to Live Tiles? Both HTC and Nokia are labeling these flagships as their best cameras on a smartphone to date, and both manufacturers are promoting their handset’s unique design and features. There is a lot to […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 v. Nokia Lumia 1520: What to Buy?

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There’s no denying that the phablet revolution is upon us with manufacturers now focusing a chunk of their design, engineering, and manufacturing efforts on devices with 5-inch or larger displays. Though Samsung wasn’t the first to market with its Galaxy Note series–Dell’s Streak 5 arrived a few years earlier to a devoted cult following despite […]

LG G2 or iPhone 5s? What to Buy.

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We took a look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the iPhone 5s earlier this week, and now we’re going to turn attention to LG’s late 2013 flagship, the G2. The LG G2 has an impressive, but often overlooked camera, and we want to explore how this under-rated competitor stacks up against not only the […]

Apple iPhone 5s v. Nokia Lumia 1020: What to Buy

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Given the popularity of both of these smartphone models today from a photography perspective with their outstanding camera performance, a comparison between Apple’s flagship and Nokia’s PureView flagship seems like a natural face-off. However, given that both devices run different operating systems and come with different usage paradigms, this comparison will be more than just […]

3 Apps That Facebook Needs to Build in 2014

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During its earnings call, social network giant Facebook had revealed that it would begin to create more standalone apps for its services rather than forcing people to use the main Facebook app. Though the strategy is new, it’s something that Facebook had attempted before with success in the past thanks to a standalone Messenger app. […]

Stuck at the Airport? 5 Tips to Keep Gadgets Going and Your Sanity

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It seems we’re always hearing about them these days. Week after week, snow storms hit and leave millions of iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows users stuck at the airport where wireless internet isn’t free and power outlets are scarce. With that in mind, here are 5 tips everyone who could be stuck at the airport […]

5 Smartphone Trends to Follow for 2014

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With each passing year, smartphones get more powerful and faster, and 2014 will be no different. Based on some of the rumors of exciting flagship models that will ship in 2014, we’re beginning to see a few trends that are emerging for the new year. If you’ve been eyeing a high-end phone–like an HTC One, […]

The Xbox One Is Massive, But It’ll Get Smaller

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From the photos, you can’t really tell just how big the Xbox One console is, but when you compare side-to-side with the Xbox 360, the Xbox One is an absolute boat. This really isn’t a major issue, but for those who already have trouble fitting their Xbox 360 into their home entertainment center, the Xbox […]

State of Power: Should Batteries Be Regulated?

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I a bid to control electronic waste and make the planet a bit greener, there had been chatter in the past about standardizing on phone chargers. As recent as the end of last month, the European Union and its commissioners are said to be mulling on micro USB as the de facto phone standard, a […]

With Nokia, Microsoft May Have Just Killed Windows Phone Innovation

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Microsoft VP of Windows Phone development Joe Belfiore is defending his company’s $7.2 billion acquisition of smartphone-maker Nokia in a bid to become a bigger player in the growing mobile market. The acquisition would make Microsoft the third largest maker of phones in the world, but it would also place Microsoft in a difficult position […]

Why Nokia, Not Microsoft, Should Use Its New $7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry

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On Monday, Microsoft had announced that it is acquiring Nokia’s device business along with Nokia’s talent and management in crafting smartphones, effectively transforming Microsoft further into a devices and services company for the cost of $7 billion. Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, rumors are circulating once again that the Redmond, Washington software giant turned device […]

Nokia Saga: Microsoft’s Secret Return to a Monopoly

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Microsoft had announced that it had acquired Nokia’s devices business, giving it an in-house hardware brand and development for future Windows Phone devices, potentially branded as Microsoft’s Surface Phone following the company’s foray into the Surface tablet computing market. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who had been pushing for more branded hardware in transforming the software […]

Why Nikon, Canon Should Be Afraid of Sony Honami’s Interchangeable Lenses

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When images of the Sony Honami smartphone along with the interchangeable lens units emerged yesterday in high resolution, the Internet was abuzz proclaiming the camera-centric approach as a threat to Nokia’s famed Lumia smartphones and Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy S4 Zoom phone. However, Sony may not even be targeting the point-and-shoot market that its rivals are […]

Processor Doping: Do Smartphone Benchmarks Really Matter?

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In the early days of Android, disparity between processors, clock speeds, and the manufacturers of the ARM-based CPUs meant that there was no objective way to compare a phone’s performance. Benchmarking tools helped to solve that by normalizing the curve and comparing processor and graphics performance, applying applicable tasks that can be repeated regardless of […]