Android

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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Pocket Gear, Reviews

Walabot DIY review

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, iOS, News

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

As details about Google's new Pixel flagship phones trickled out over the past few days and weeks, I've been consistently saying to friends that I would not (probably) be buying one. I'd already gone through the whole spontaneous purchase experience with the iPhone 7 only to return it a week later due to not loving [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles

Most of us aren't independently wealthy and are forced to wake up and go to work every morning. Whether you like your job or not, there are few sounds on Earth worse than an alarm clock's beeping. Witti hopes to make your morning a little less dreadful with the Beddi intelligent alarm clock. The front [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

Chromebooks laptops are both light weight physically and technically. They are powered by Google's Chrome OS which provides long battery life and ease of use. One thing they didn't offer until recently was access to the Google Play store and the ability to run Android apps. The Acer Chromebook R 11 is one of a [...]

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