Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Data Outage Now Nationwide

verizon wireless 4g lte outage

Looks like the outage folks on the west coast suffered last night was not a blip. Verizon Wireless is suffering its second major outage of their data network in less than two weeks, affecting customers across the U. S. Customers on the support forums and on Twitter have been reporting outages since last night, and […]

WordPress For Android 2.0 App Review

Post List - tablets - WordPress 2.0

Yesterday WordPress released version 2.0 of their app for Android. The new version brings welcome functionality and non-suckiness to an app that has been only semi-useful in the past. Aside from updates to the UI, including a new dashboard, users can now edit posts in rich text mode. There’s better support for media — inline […]

ITC Rules in Apple’s Favor, Bans Import and Sale of HTC Devices in U.S.

HTC Rezound

Apple and HTC have been waging a patent war for quite awhile now and finally, the United States International Trade Commission, after a lengthy investigation, has ruled in favor of Apple and has banned the importation and sales of HTC devices starting April 19th, 2012. The ruling found that HTC infringed on two claims found […]

NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

HTC Rezound

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board, in an unanimous ruling today, recommended that states ban all cell phone use by those sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle, except for in emergencies. The ruling is in response to a deadly crash last year in Missouri where the driver of a pickup truck sent or […]

Proposed Bill Would Allow Robo Calls to Your Cell Phone


Ah, technology, lobbying, and lawmaking. It’s a wicked brew. There’s currently a bill brewing in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 3035) that would allow companies to make robo calls to your cell phone. The proponents of the bill say this is necessary because so many folks now use mobile phones as their only phone, […]

Questions, I Get Questions about What Phone Should I Get


Chris put up an excellent post entitled “What Will You Choose as Your Next Daily Driver?” Daily Drivers mean different things to different people and of course they should. Everyone has different use cases and budgets and, well, there’s that who feudal/serf  relationship most have with a carrier. This past weekend at the theatre I […]

Gift Guide: Best Kikkerland Accessories

Music Branch Headphone Splitter

I often see Kikkerland’s fun, kitschy accessories when I’m out holiday shopping for things other than technology. They make perfect stocking stuffers since they’re useful, inexpensive, and cute. They also make nice secret Santa presents for the same reasons. With holiday gifting time almost upon us you don’t have that much time to shop, so […]

Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker For Android Review

Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker for Android AS351

Those of us with Android phones are well used to not having many accessories designed specifically to work with our devices. Speaker docks in particular. Philips’ Fidelio line of speakers for iPhone, iPod and the iPad offered really great sound plus playback and clock/alarm capabilities in a compact form factor. Long did I wish for […]

Pocket Informant App Free On Amazon Today

Pocket Informant

Today’s free Amazon app is , a planner/calendar/tasks app that syncs with Google’s servers as well as offering a wealth of features to keep you organized. The ability to sync with Google Tasks is huge for me, as I’m always looking for a tasks/to-do list that I can use on my phone and the desktop. […]

10 Billion Apps Promo Day 2: Today’s Best 10 Cent Android Apps

Fruit Ninja

We’re on Day 2 of Google’s 10 Billion Android Apps celebration. If you didn’t scoop up yesterday’s 10 cent apps, there’s still time as of this posting. And the new batch is already live, though not yet on the landing page (thanks Android Central!). There are several really good apps on this list. I just […]

Google Adds Device and App Version To Google Market Reviews

Android Market Reviews

Google updated the web version of the Android Market recently to add a couple of  features that should prove very useful to Android owners and app developers. Now each review shows extra meta data identifying the phone or tablet the reviewer is using and the version of the app they had when they submitted the […]

HTC Rezound Review – Skip The Beats, Give Me The Phone

HTC Rezound from Verizon Wireless

Pros A well-designed smartphone that offers speedy performance, a fast 4G connection, a crisp 720p display and a good camera. Cons It’s thicker and heavier than other phones in this class, Beats Audio only works with two apps and the design lacks a kickstand. The Scoop Beats Audio is way over-hyped, but despite that the […]

RIM Developing Mobile Fusion Service For Android and iPhone

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Research in Motion may be ready to admit to defeat, at least when it comes to hardware. Facing a decline in BlackBerry users and stock price, the company is taking steps to remain relevant and profitable in the long term. This week RIM announced its new Mobile Fusion service, which will allow iPhone and Android […]

New Yorkers Now Have 50 New Places To Charge Phones


Ever been out after work and discovered that your mobile phone battery is about to die? Usually right when you’re trying to save some cute guy’s number or call your girls to tell them you’ve made a Justin Bieber sighting. Well now New Yorkers won’t have to worry about low battery life while they’re enjoying […]

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $25

Gelaskins Android Skin

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to completely drain your bank account this year. There are plenty of gifts to give that don’t cost much, yet will still bring a smile to the recipient’s face. We gathered together the best gadgets and accessories from all of our 2011 Gift Guides that cost less than $25. Whether you’re […]

Black Friday 2011 Buying Guide Roundup: From Apple to Xbox 360


As you head home for Thanksgiving and begin to gather around the turkey, talk is sure to turn to Black Friday deals. We want to make sure you can help out your family, so the team has rounded up all of our Black Friday guides and deals in one spot so you get the best […]

Get A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich (Keyboard) Right Now

ICS Keyboard

Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS boasts a plethora of sweet improvements, including to the keyboard. Better auto-correction and updated look among them. If you’re dying for a better Android keyboard experience but can’t wait for ICS to show up, a helpful member of xda developers extracted the new keyboard and made it available to those […]