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Pebblebee Stone review

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I'm a huge fan of home automation. Several of the lights in my house are programmed to turn on when a person walks in the room, turn off when there is no longer motion, or turn off at a specific time. Although I love my setup, some of my lights can only be turned on [...]

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Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews
toast_leather_nexus6p-1

Earlier this year I reviewed the Toast wood skin for the Nexus 6p. Its unique material and precision design, while adding little to no bulk was just the minimalistic protection I wanted for my Nexus 6p. Add in the fact, it adhered directly to my device greatly reducing the chance of grit and grime building up [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews
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Recent results from the National Analysis Center, an independent test lab, demonstrated the superior capabilities of zNitro's Nitro Glass tempered glass screen protectors. The screen protector competed against a Zagg Invisible Shield Glass and a Tzumi 3587 Screen Protector. Each was subjected to endurance tests, including 10 drops of a steel ball from a distance of one meter. Nitro Glass was [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News
htc10-1

It's been two years since I reviewed a smartphone from HTC. That's forever in smartphone years. It's been so long that they were completely off my radar until they released their latest phone - the HTC 10. Verizon Wireless sent me a loaner unit to try out for a few weeks. Is the HTC 10 impressive [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
amazon-fire

Today’s deal of the day will help you save $50 off an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and $25 off a Fire HD productivity bundle. The Fire HD 10 is Amazon's own tablet that features a thin design, 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 color display, fast quad-core processor, a microSD card slot for memory expansion, front [...]

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Posted in: Android, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
meem

Our phones contain all of our important information from our calendars, to our contacts lists, messages, photos and more. There's no question that backing up that data is critical. That's why Android and iOS devices have built in features to back up to the cloud. One backup is great, but having a second backup is [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News
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When I switched from the LG G3 to the Nexus 6P last fall, I knew I'd be giving up a couple features that I had been enjoying for years with the LG G3 and previous smartphones - a microSD card and most of all, wireless charging. With the 6P's USB-C fast charging, the lack of [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
ourgroceries-1

I've been using Google Keep for the last year or so to keep track of my weekly grocery shopping list. This app was so much easier to use than my prior method of calling Jeanne to get the list before I'd go to the store each week. Writing items on paper is such a struggle [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
logi-zerotouch

Logitech has unveiled the Logi ZeroTouch, a mount for cars that holds your phone and allows for gesture and voice commands. The ZeroTouch is an air vent or dashboard mounted magnetic holder for Android phones (sorry iPhone!) that works with a command app to provide hands-free control of your phone. Hands-free in that you don't [...]

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Posted in: Android, Car Gear, News
toast_nexus6p-1

I often waffle between wanting to use my device naked (aka no case) and using a big, bulky case to protect my coveted smartphone. Typically what I do falls between the two extremes with some sort of slim case that provides a moderate degree of protection without giving up too much of the devices sleek [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews
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One of the features that sets Android apart from other operating systems is its ability to be customized. Google isn't afraid to allow users to customize their devices to suit their individual needs. I assume Google was thinking along those lines when it created its newest product, Mode. Mode is a line of "snap-and-swap" watch bands [...]

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Posted in: Android, News, Watches and Clocks
nexdock

In the early days of PDAs (personal digital assistants), I remember daydreaming about a computer the size of a Palm Pilot with a color touch screen display that would plug into a docking station with a larger display, keyboard and mouse when I was at work or at home. That way I would only have [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, News
htc10

HTC is attempting to get back into the Android Smartphone game with its newly released H10 model. The question is do they offer enough to sway users from the leader of the pack, Samsung's Galaxy S7? It comes with a very solid unibody aluminum design that underwent 10000 hrs of drop tests. The downside is [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
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Verizon sent me short term loaner unit of the LG G5 a couple weeks ago and I've been holding off reviewing it until I received the camera grip module. Since the grip module isn't due to get here for another week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and split the review into two parts [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
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Earlier today I told you about Verizon's trade-in event that will give you up to $300 of credit when you trade-in your old phone. Well now they are going to give Android smartphone users 2GB of free data (for 2 billing cycles) when they try Android Pay. Simply open the app to get started. Tap [...]

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Posted in: Android, News