Even though I have my mobile number added to the Do Not Call list, I get a dozen spam calls to my phone every week. They are almost always a pre-recorded message from someone named Sally or Sarah telling me that... well, I don't know what they want to tell me because I always hang [...]

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Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

iPads and Android tablets from popular companies like Apple and Samsung can serve as easy to carry entertainment devices and as a light weight alternative to a traditional laptop. The only downside is that most tablets are expensive and they are unable run your favorite desktop applications. The TECLAST X80 Pro tPad tablet from Gearbest [...]

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Pebblebee Stone review


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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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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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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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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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 [...]

Posted in: Android, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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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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 [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

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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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 [...]

Posted in: Android, Car Gear, News

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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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 [...]

Posted in: Android, News, Watches and Clocks

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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