5 Ridiculous Smartphone Accessories


There are thousands, if not millions, of smartphone accessories in the world for iPhones, Androids, BlackBerry, even Windows Phone. Naturally, some of these will be useful and awesome and others will be kind of meh. But some accessories are so bad that it makes you question whether we deserve the end of the world the […]

Are 4G Tablets Better Than Smartphones For Older Users?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

In the comments on my review of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Verizon Wireless, reader Karen Murray said something interesting. She told us that she bought the tablet on contract plus a basic phone instead of a smartphone. Since no one offers family data plans yet, it made more sense for her to ditch the […]

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Sprint Galaxy Nexus

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE vs Sprint Galaxy Nexus

This week Sprint and HTC unveiled their new flagship Evo phone, the EVO 4G LTE. This handset is already cause for much excitement, but what about the other flagship phone coming to Sprint soon? That would be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Both phones will run on Sprint’s as-yet-unveiled 4G LTE network. Both phones represent the […]

Budget Smartphone Market Offers Opportunity for Windows Phone

Lumia 900

While high-end smartphones still hover around $199 to $299, there is a growing market for less expensive smartphones. Nearly 50% of phones in use today aren’t smartphones, offering a huge opportunity for a market leader in the budget space. According to Intel Free Press, this market is increasingly important as manufacturers try to broaden the […]

Survey: Smartphones Don’t Totally Dominate Photos, Image Editing Yet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Camera

There’s no doubt that smartphone cameras are getting better and that apps like Instagram, Camera+, Photoshop Touch and other apps for enhancing and sharing photos are extremely popular. However, it turns out that the majority of photo-takers are still loving and using their digital cameras. According to a study conducted by 6sight, people with digital […]

Clean Up Your Android By Starting From Scratch Or Monitoring Apps

Since folks are in spring cleaning mode now that the northern hemisphere is warming up, now is a good time to consider cleaning your gadgets as well. Not just physical cleaning — though I did cover that earlier this week — but also cleaning things on the software end of things. Taking a hard look […]



The HTC One X for AT&T and the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint are very similar Android smartphones. So similar that many may wonder which one they should choose. If you’re already on AT&T or Sprint and don’t want to change carriers, the decision is clear. But if you’re thinking about switching, there are […]

Best Camera Apps To Use With Instagram

HDR Camera

Though apps like Instagram can make mediocre photos look interesting and smooth the rough edges off of flaws with filters, the best images come when you start with a better picture. Even if you don’t have the world’s best 8MP camera or a huge sensor, you can still improve your phone’s shots by using a better camera app.

How to Clean Your iPhone, iPad and Android

Toddy Cloth

Here’s a fact of life that all mobile tech owners must deal with at some point in their lives: your phone and tablet are filthy. This is true whether you’re an iFanboy or a Fandroid or addicted to your CrackBerry. Bacteria has no allegiances. Beyond the invisible stuff, there are also smudges, oils, and other […]

Amazon Wireless Leaves Beta, Offers $25 in Apps and Price Matching

Amazon Wireless Leaves Beta, Offers $25 App Credit and Price Matches

Ever since 2009, Amazon Wireless has been in beta. No longer. The company announced today that Amazon Wireless has left beta and it will be offering up some nice deals in celebration of the occasion. Amazon Wireless is generally the place to look for a new smartphone on the cheap as it generally has much […]

Samsung Offers Free Extended Battery With New Galaxy Nexus

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the best Android phones available at the moment, but the LTE radio in the Verizon version can really drain the battery. New buyers won’t have as many problems with the battery if they buy it directly from Samsung by May 10. Samsung is offering a free extended battery […]

Samsung Rumored to Have Placed 10 Million Galaxy S III Pre-Orders


Samsung is allegedly about to report it shipped 40 million smartphones in Q1 2012. It also appears that next quarter, it is on track to ship 50 million phones in just three months. Those numbers will come from the low-end of the market and from an unannounced high-end phone. According to Unwired View by way of […]

World Backup Day: Back Up Your Android Smartphone And Tablet Automatically


Backing up an Android phone or tablet isn’t that hard and can even happen automatically in the background. We’ll walk you through how to back up your apps, SMS history, settings, and even your Home screens. Remember, if your data is backed up only in one place, it’s not fully backed up. Take advantage of more than one of free and inexpensive backup options listed.

Big Phone Haters To The Left

Galaxy Note and Samsung Keyboard

Jordan Crook, in her “Big Phones? So Over.” post on TechCrunch today, says she wants manufacturers to stop making larger phones. Why? Jordan doesn’t like them. And neither should you. Despite the fact that Samsung shipped 5 million Galaxy Notes and people around the world and in the U. S. really like them.

Analyst Estimates Manufacturers Will Ship 67 Million 4G LTE Phones in 2012

4G LTE Smartphone Shipments Expected to Reach 67 Million

With 4G LTE networks constantly growing, analysts expect LTE smartphone shipments to reach record numbers this year. The current estimate is that manufacturers will ship 67 million LTE smartphones before the end of 2012. That number comes from Strategy Analytics, and is almost ten times the 6.8 million LTE smartphones shipped in 2011. Strategy Analytics analyst […]

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Yesterday, Virgin Mobile USA’s network pulled a Verizon and went down for customers across the United States. Both data and texting were unavailable for many subscribers as  the carrier worked to fix the issue. Well it did, in fact, fix the issue but it probably took a lot longer than many had hoped for. About […]

New Angry Birds Space Trailer Reveals Little Yet Excites Us More

Angry Birds Space

We only have two more days until Angry Birds Space launches. (At this point, I’m not going to even try to avoid the puns.) Today Rovio posted another new trailer that is designed to tease more than anything. It features a few extra snippets of gameplay and a hint at the storyline around the beginning […]