Android

Posted in: Android, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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You know the saying "if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck"... If we go by that critera, then the Azpen Hybrx A1160 Remix 2.0 laptop is probably a lightweight, low-priced Windows 10 laptop. Right? Wrong. It is a laptop, but it doesn't run Windows, Linux, Chrome OS or… Read More

Posted in: Android, Laptops and Gear, News
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Hoping to stand out from the pack of Chromebook manufacturers, Samsung released information on two new advanced versions of the usually spartan Android-powered laptops. Called the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, both merge popular features most often found in tablets, like touchscreens, styluses, and an app store.  Perhaps chasing after the success of Microsoft’s… Read More

Posted in: Android, Music Gear, News
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Fender, the iconic guitar manufacturer, has released an Android version of their Fender Tune guitar and bass tuner application. Larry talked about the iOS version of this app last summer, and now it's available for free for Android devices. The app uses the mobile device's microphone to listen to a plucked string's pitch and then… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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You take oodles of pics with your phone and your favorite ones get posted to your various social media sites to share with the world.  Many people do this daily to secure their memories and to have the ability to relive everyday moments with the swipe of a finger. With Chatbooks, these important pics can be sent to you in a… Read More

Posted in: Android, Reviews
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When Julie surveyed who would be interested in testing an Android phone I was intrigued. Recently Julie evaluated the iPhone 7 and found that she preferred the Android environment over the iPhone. In contrast, I have used an iPhone since the 4S came out and now I have an iPhone 6 as my main phone… Read More

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews
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Of all the tools, toys, gadgets, etc., my cell phone is the one device I couldn't survive without. I'd sooner get rid of my car than my cell phone. That may seem extreme, but my phone functions as my calendar, camera, music player, photo album, and GPS; not to mention, I occasionally use it to… Read More

Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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I have been a huge fan of the mini tablet form factor.  I have used one since the original Nexus 7 came out in 2012 and it is one of the small handful of gadgets I literally use every day.  It is light enough to hold in bed at night no matter which way you… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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Pyle's new Portable Instant Photo Printer is a 1lb 6 x 3 inch printer that features wireless on to go printing for iOS and Android devices. It uses both WiFi and NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy device connectivity to print JPEG and PNG 2.1 x 3.4 inch 291 DPI wallet-sized color prints. Pyle's PicKit app… Read More

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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In 2004, Newsweek printed that, "According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day--roughly 12 weeks a year--looking for things they know they own but can't find."  It makes sense that in the last 12 years this number may have changed, given that the average American is more likely… Read More

Walabot DIY review

Posted in: Android, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
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I have been doing home improvement projects for decades now. I lost count years ago, but the total number has to be in the hundreds of all shapes, sizes and effort levels. Many times the construction involved tearing into something with only some idea what I was to find. Well, Walabot promises the DIY can alleviate this problem. The… Read More

Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
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There is no such thing as a perfect smartphone. I know because I've been trying to find one for longer than I care to remember. There's also no such thing as being 100% happy with the phone you have. At least this is true for me. There's always some feature that I wish my current phone… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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If your smartphone is your only phone and you no longer have a landline, you should look into a device like the Invoxia NVX 200 docking station. First of all, it's a universal phone charging dock as long as you don't have a smartphone with a USB Type-C connector. Micro USB, Apple Lightning connector and… Read More

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, iOS, News
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Picture this scenario... You've got your expensive smartphone in your hand and then suddenly it slips out and everything switches to slow motion as you watch your phone tumble to the ground. Your heart sinks as you pick it up to inspect the damage. Nightmare right? So how do you prevent drops? Do you use… Read More

Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS
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I'm not a frequent traveler, but we do go on at least two vacations a year which usually involve air travel. Preparing for these trips involves decisions about the gear to take with me and I always have the same dilemma each time: weight and bulk vs. usability. I know vacations are for relaxing, but I'd… Read More

Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS
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After almost two months of spontaneously combusting drama, it's official. Samsung has finally stuck a fork in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and it's been declared dead. My guess is that we'll never see another new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone model because that name just has too much negativity attached to it. So, what do… Read More