5 Reasons to Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN internet lock (stock photo)

The Guardian recently revealed that a top secret government program was collecting metadata from Verizon as a way to link terrorists to each other. This collection is without oversight and does not target any particular individual. It also includes metadata of United States citizens call data. Then it was revealed that all the phone carriers in […]

HTC One Nexus Edition: Drivers Needed.


Though the Facebook Home UI has largely been criticized and the HTC First, the first smartphone to ship with Facebook Home embedded, has been a flop, the experience working with Facebook may have given HTC a new perspective on approaching its smartphone user experience. One of the things that the HTC First did right was […]

Android 4.3 Appearance: Tease or Troll?

The Nexus 7 showing off a time of 4:10.

Google is heavily rumored to be announcing and releasing another version of Android, Android 4.3, in the near future. And while the company hasn’t officially announced anything yet, we may have just seen our first official tease in regards to the upcoming software. At Google I/O 2013, Google was thought to be announcing a new […]

Nokia Latest to Use Smart Software to Fight Camera War


This year, smartphone manufacturers are not only attempting to differentiate their camera offerings on hardware, but also on software and Nokia is the latest to do so with its recently announced Nokia Lumia 925 flagship, which floated by the code name of Catwalk in the past. The Nokia camera-centric high-end Windows Phone 8 device has […]

Microsoft: Pen Support for Adobe Now Available for Surface Pro Tablet


Wacom drivers for the Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 Pro are now available to allow the slate to support the pressure-sensitive active digitizer when used with Adobe’s software suite, including Photoshop. The move should appease early adopters and help to expand the appeal of the Surface Pro to creative and professional users who need […]

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


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 […]

Samsung: Knox Security Suite Won’t Arrive in Time for Galaxy S4 Launch


When I had reviewed the Galaxy S4 for Sprint Nextel’s U.S. network, I had noticed the curious omission of the Knox security suite that Samsung is actively promoting to gain enterprise and government customers to adopt the phone, and now we know why. The Galaxy manufacturer has confirmed that its Knox suite won’t be made […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Software Feature Showdown

The Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One compete with special software features.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are arguably two of the best Android smartphones of 2013, but neither phone is a pure Android smartphone. Samsung and HTC rely heavily on the software features to enhance the user experience and stand apart from each other, and the Nexus 4, in a crowded Android smartphone market. […]

HTC Sense 5: HTC One Software Hands-On Video

The HTC One runs HTC Sense 5 with HTC Blinkfeed and a collection of other features.

The HTC One brings HTC Sense 5 and a collection of new features to the HTC One that deliver an enhanced Android experience that users cannot find on a device like the Nexus 4. HTC loads in a new skin that looks great on the HTC One’s 1080P HD display and packs in special HTC […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Demo Videos Show Off New Features

Stay in the picture with Dual Camera Mode.

A new set of Samsung Galaxy S4 videos appeared online overnight showing off the new features on the Galaxy S4, such as motion control, a demo of the Galaxy S4 camera and Group Play. These Samsung Galaxy S4 videos are reportedly part of the Samsung Galaxy S4 files that ship with the device, which users can watch […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Software Hands-On Video

A wave can control the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is more than just thinner, lighter smartphone with a bigger 1080P HD display, it also packs in a collection of smart software features that the match and beat some of the best iPhone 5 features available. In addition to our Samsung Galaxy S4 hands on video, we took some time at the Galaxy […]

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Take Your Office 2013 License to a New PC

Office 2013

Speculated to have responded to negative comments and public policy, Microsoft has once again amended its Office 2013 license terms to make owning Office 2013 more consumer-friendly. Users who own Office 2013 can now migrate or transfer their Office license to a new PC should their old PC fail or if they decide to upgrade […]

As Apple Patches iPhone Security Flaws, Consumers May Be Biggest Losers


When Apple introduced the iOS 6.1 operating system for the iPhone and iPad, it may be one of the biggest enterprise blunders released in recent history from the Cupertino, California company. While iOS 6.1 corrected some bugs, like wireless connectivity, it also introduced a fresh set of bugs that would have IT managers ripping their […]

RIM: BlackBerry 10 Touchscreen Keyboard Better Than Physical Keyboards

Video thumbnail for youtube video RIM: BlackBerry 10 Touchscreen Keyboard Better Than Physical Keyboards

As Research in Motion is moving forward with its BlackBerry 10 operating system and have been showing and focusing a lot of its initial energy on touchscreen-only smartphones–a model with a keyboard will also be released–the company wants to alleviate any fears about the performance of the touchscreen keyboard when compared to having physical keys. […]

Motorola Screws Droid Bionic Owners Again


In a message today, Motorola confirmed some bad news for owners of earlier Motorola-made Android devices saying that it doesn’t have plans to include any older devices – Droid Bionic and Droid 3 included – in its unlocked bootloader program that it announced last year. Motorola has, according to Droid-Life, confirmed the bad news on […]

HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Update Release Date Still Unclear

Will HTC and Verizon miss the roll out date for ICS?

Today is the last day in the month of July and the last day of the promised roll out window for the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich update and unfortunately, we still have no word from either HTC or Verizon in regards to whether it will roll out today and meet that deadline or not. […]

HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Update Release Date Down to the Wire

The HTC Rezound ICS update has less than 48 hours to meet its deadline.

The HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich release date remains unclear even as owners sit two days out from the end of a promise roll out window. HTC originally promised that the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich release date would fall into either the month of June or the month of July. That promsise was made […]

Motorola Unlocking Bootloaders Starting with the Photon Q

Motorola will start unlocking bootloaders starting with the Photon Q.

Motorola, which has long kept its Android smartphones under lock and key, has said that it will start unlocking bootloaders on Android phones starting with the upcoming Motorola Photon Q, a device that is headed to Sprint’s 4G LTE network. In a post on its official blog, Motorola details the long awaited policy change saying […]

More Info on the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date

More Info on the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date

On the heels of yesterday’s leak, we have received some more information about the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich release date that should provide owners with a little more clarity. Yesterday, we saw a document leak out that showed that the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich update was approved and that it had entered Verizon’s […]