Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Really Replace Your Laptop?

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Microsoft released the latest in their Surface line recently with the best one yet, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, advertising the 12-inch tablet as “the tablet that can replace your laptop.” But can it really? After using the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as a primary laptop it replaced a clunky Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop at work and […]

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G: a Low-cost Phablet with Stunning Battery Life

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Seldom does one single feature on a smartphone shock a person. But the battery life on the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G 6.1-inch phablet, a whole four-day plus days, will grab anyone’s attention. Add a great off-contract price, a Corning Gorilla Glass screen and solid construction, and we’ve got a phone that demands attention even if it comes from a company with […]

Lenovo A8 Review

The Lenovo A8 is a cheap Android tablet that doesn't feel cheap, and can handle any app or task you throw at it.

The Lenovo A8 is an affordable Android tablet with a nice display, long battery life and design that feels nicer than the $150 price suggests. This 8-inch tablet runs Android 4.4, offers 16GB of storage and the ability to add a Micro SD card for more storage. Overall this is a good budget Android tablet, but savvy shoppers should compare […]

Watch Dogs Review: Is it Worth Buying?

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There are dozens of Watch Dogs reviews out there sharing details about one of the most exciting games to arrive so far in 2014, and while I am still working my way through the game I am here to answer the question I am getting from all of my friends, “Is Watch Dogs worth buying? […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Moshi VersaKeyboard Case for iPad Air: Thin, Light, and a Winner

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The Moshi VersaKeyboard Case for the Apple iPad Air solves two of the biggest problems with keyboard cases: thickness and weight. This makes the VersaKeyboard Case our go to keyboard case for the iPad Air. A good keyboard case for the iPad can make users more productive when they’re away from their home or laptop […]

iPad 3 iOS 7.1 Review: Performance & Advice (Video)

The iPad 3 iOS 7.1 update is worth installing.

The iOS 7.1 iPad 3 performance is improved over iOS 7 thanks to optimizations from Apple. After spending two weeks using the older iPad with the iOS 7.1 update this is a clear win for users. I installed the iOS 7.1 update on the iPad 3 right after Apple released it in early March and […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Review: An Android iPad Mini Competitor

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After a long absence the G Pad 8.3 is the first foray into the Android tablet market in a few years for LG. Following a few failed tablets early on in Android’s life on bigger screens, they called it quits until the (you guessed it) 8.3-inch G Pad, and it’s one slate worth taking a […]

iOS 7.1 on iPad 3: Performance & First Impressions

Here is an early iOS 7.1 on iPad 3 review of performance.

The iPad 3 iOS 7.1 performance offers an improved user experience thanks to faster animations and other enhancements. We installed the iOS 7.1 update on the iPad 3 to see how it performs and what users can expect from Apple’s new version of iOS 7. The iOS 7.1 update is the first major iOS 7 […]

Gamefly Can Help Some Gamers Save $200 a Month

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A few years ago my family subscribed to Gamefly, but the service failed to measure up to our expectations. When we bought the new Xbox One for Christmas, we decided to give it another try. This time we’ve enjoyed a better experience and we’ve saved almost $200/month when compared to buying games. Gamefly won’t please everyone, […]

Pebble Steel Review: 5 Reasons It’s Worth the Price

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The original Pebble Smartwatch launched with disappointing results, but Pebble improved the watch software and better apps surfaced, making the it more useful. Now the company’s second effort, the Pebble Steel, brings with it some improvements over the first Pebble that put Pebble ahead of the competition. The Pebble Steel smartwatch connects to a smartphone or […]

X-Doria Cases for iPad Air and iPad mini Review

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X-Doria Cases for iPad Air and iPad mini look nice, protect well and offer impressive functionality thanks to the magnetic wake/sleep feature and the design of the stand function built into the case. We really like these cases and think iPad Air owners who like some flair will like the version for the larger iPad. […]

iPhone 5s Review: 100 Days with Apple’s New iPhone

The iPhone 5s design is one of my favorite features.

The iPhone 5s remains one of the best smartphones available 100 days after its release and is still a top choice for many of the Gotta Be Mobile team members even after the Nexus 5 release and it remains a top seller even as consumers turn their eyes to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6. […]

Moto G Review

The Moto G is an anomaly in the smartphone space. It is a cheap off-contract smartphone that delivers the build quality and user experience we expect to find on a phone that costs twice as much. For $179 users get a device that delivers everything a user needs in a smartphone, but leaves several features […]

Nexus 5 Review: One Month With Google’s Flagship

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On October 31st, Google finally revealed the Nexus 5. The device was tied to multiple rumors for months on end, and finally all came to an end on Halloween, and along with it was a chocolaty Android 4.4 KitKat software update to the Android OS. It took a few days (or weeks) to ship to […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a significant phone for both Nokia and Microsoft. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device to debut with a large 6-inch display, a first smartphone from the platform to sport a full HD 1080p display, and one that comes with one of the wold’s most powerful processors in the form […]

Livescribe 3 Smart Pen Review

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The Livescribe smart pen allows users to combine the analog with digital to more effectively capture handwritten notes and drawings, something that could be difficult on a smartphone. We’ve seen various attempts in the past from different companies to allow a similar paradigm, including Evernote, which allows users to ‘scan’ in their Moleskin journals using […]

Reclouder an Awesome iPhone Recorder with Expensive In-App Purchases

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I use my iPhone or Android phone to record audio notes and to keep mileage records. Reclouder became my goto app for this purpose on my iPhone because it backs up audio recordings to iCloud and comes with a simple interface that lets me start recording quickly. Unfortunately, the app requires some in-app purchases to get […]