Samsung Galaxy S4 v. HTC One: Feature-by-Feature Showdown Before You Buy

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You’ve probably read extensive reviews of the competing Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android flagships and are still indecisive about which one to take the plunge on, and we’re here to help. Fortunately, for users looking at either top-of-the-line flagships for 2013 in the Android camp, both are great devices and it would be […]

Speedtests: LTE Speeds to Expect for Your Galaxy S4 and HTC One

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We had extensively reviewed Samsung’s hot Galaxy S4 and the HTC One flagship smartphones, and those devices are the ones to beat for 2013 so far. Now, we’re going to examine how the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will perform, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the leading 4G LTE networks […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

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The introduction of the Galaxy S4 flagship by Samsung is one of the more polarizing releases recently from the Android smartphone-maker. On one hand, Samsung has fine tuned the Galaxy S3 and added some 160+ new features on the Galaxy S4, including welcomed additions such as a larger battery, refined styling, larger and higher resolution […]

Reminder+ Beats Apple’s Place Based Reminders but Forgets Time Based Tasks

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The Apple bundled Reminders app helps users organize their life, but a third-party app called Reminder+ does the same thing for location-based reminders with a prettier interface and a couple of extras. It adds a countdown timer, alarm and easier to use location-based reminders. However, it only works for location-based reminders. Reminder+ doesn’t seek to […]

Facebook Home Review: Surprisingly Useful but Lacks Widgets & Folders

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Earlier this month Facebook announced Facebook Home, an Android launcher, an app that takes over the phone’s home screen replacing interfaces like HTC’s Sense or Samsung’s TouchWiz. We tested it on a Samsung Galaxy S3, one of only six compatible phones, and the results are surprising. Facebook Home sounded like a nightmare that only diehard […]

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review: Budget Windows Phone 8 on Verizon

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The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is a budget Windows Phone 8 smartphone on Verizon Wireless which competes more with budget Android devices like the LG Lucid 2 and Droid RAZR M than other Windows Phone 8 devices like the HTC 8X. Samsung focuses specifically on a low-cost device with a plastic design that doesn’t look or feel as nice […]

FAVI SmartStick Google TV and Keyboard Review

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The FAVI SmartStick Google TV hooks to a TV using HDMI and takes up little more space than a USB flash drive. Paired with a FAVI SmartStick Keyboard Controller, it promises users a full Google TV experience in a tiny package. But do we really get a full Google TV experience in this small package? […]

Pebble Review: Disappointing With Limited Apps, Especially for iPhone

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The much-anticipated Pebble Smartwatch has arrived! The popular Kickstarter project, now available for pre-order, precedes the rumored Apple iWatch. But should buyers wait? Or get the Pebble? The Pebble watch promised users a cool smartwatch that connected to iPhone or Android phones. Apps were promised to extend phone control to the wrist for music, to receive notifications […]

Phiaton Moderna MS 200 Earbuds Sound Great to You… and Others Nearby

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The Phiaton Moderna MS 200 Earbuds look cool and sound awesome. Listeners will love them, but so will their neighbors. That’s not a good thing! When we opened the Phiaton Moderna MS 200 we had high expectations thanks to the quality packaging and cool look. The Phiaton copy on their website describes them as having an “opulent […]

Toshiba FlashAir SD WiFi Card Sends Pics Direct from Camera

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Photographers can get a Photostream-like workflow using a traditional camera thanks to the Toshiba FlashAir SD WiFi 8GB Card. The FlashAir card lets users access their pictures while still on the card and in a camera. Connect a computer, tablet or smartphone to the built-in Wi-Fi radio and they can browse the card’s contents with […]

Carbon: Finally, a Great Android Twitter Client Arrives

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The search for a decent Android Twitter client just ended with Carbon, the new app that offers a lot of features with a simple interface that’s intuitive, discoverable and attractive. The only thing we’ve found to dislike about Carbon so far: the app only works on Android phones. Tablet users should move on, there’s nothing […]

CableJive ProJive XLR: High Quality Recording on Smartphone or Tablet

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The CableJive ProJive XLR makes it possible for users to record high-quality audio from an XLR microphone to any device that includes a mini 3.5mm stereo jack for input. We tested it using a computer, iPad mini and Android smartphone. All three worked well. Buyers of the CableJive ProJive XLR will get a cable with […]

Seidio Vitreo Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5 Review

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The Seidio Vitreo Tempered Glass screen protector for iPhone 5 installs easier than any other screen protector we’ve tested and offers thicker protection with a smoother touch experience than most. Lower quality screen protectors don’t feel as smooth as the glass iPhone screen. While swiping and touching the surface of the screen the user will […]

Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case Review: A Leather Wallet for Your iPhone

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The Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case gives users an attractive two-tone brown leather wallet case for their iPhone 5. Wallet cases offer some protection for an iPhone, while adding wallet functionality. Most of the time they’re small and let the user carry just a credit card or two, a license or ID card, maybe some […]

samDock Connects Samsung Galaxy Phones to Apple 30-pin Sound Docks

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CableJive recently released samDock, which connects a Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note or other Galaxy phones to sound docks designed to work with the Apple 30-pin dock. This means that switching from an Apple iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S3 (or the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2) means that 30-pin sound docks don’t have to […]

HEX3 JaJa Stylus with Pressure Sensitivity When it Works

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The HEX3 JaJa Stylus promises 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, which should let users produce better looking drawings and a more natural inking experience over traditional capacitive touch screen styli. And it’s a great idea… …if it only worked. The HEX3 JaJa Stylus comes in a gray silo, highlighted in orange accents with a marker-style […]

Color Strokes HD Review: Make Your Photos Pop With This Affordable App

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Color Strokes HD takes an excellent iPhone photo editing app from MacPhun’s and gives it native iPad compatibility. It’s not a universal app, however, so it requires a second purchase. Use it to turn images into black and white, or sepia photos, while allowing a single object or section of the photo to remain in color. Color […]

FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard: Better as a Presenter’s Keyboard

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The FAVI Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard is a versatile presentation tool and mobile keyboard for limited typing needs. FAVI Entertainment advertises it as an Android tablet keyboard, but it works with other devices just as well. And while it shines as a presentation tool, it falls short for typing medium to longer projects. Connect it via […]

Acase Superleggera PRO iPhone 5 Case Review: Protection on a Budget

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The Acase Superleggera PRO iPhone 5 Case offers extra protection on a budget with a colorful outer hard shell and a soft inner silicone lining It doesn’t keep the iPhone 5 protected as well as a rugged cases like ones from OtterBox, but fits perfectly for those who don’t want to pay $50 for a […]

Slingbox 500 Review: Take Your TV Anywhere

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The Slingbox 500 is a small box that connects to your cable or satellite box and streams your full channel line-up to mobile apps on the iPhone, iPad and Android or a computer. Unlike online streaming services and cable apps, there is no limit to what shows and channels are available or limits on where you can […]