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Android users are lucky because we have the ability to use OTG accessories with our devices. If you don't know what OTG is, it stands for On The Go. Here's an eWiki definition: USB On-The-Go, often abbreviated to USB OTG or just OTG, is a specification first used in late 2001, that allows USB devices [...]

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posted in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

I reviewed the Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch about a year ago, and at the time, you really needed an iOS device to control the products.  There was an Android app, but it was in beta, but Belkin announced late last month that the Android app is ready.  Just like with the iOS app [...]

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posted in Android related, Home, Kitchen, News

If you've ever seen those big, gooseneck inspection cameras that plumbers use to inspect pipes, you may have wished you had access to one when you drop a ring up under the bed or the cat has dragged off your socks behind the fridge.  DinosaurLifeStyle (alas, Andrew Baker, it still suffers from a dearth of dinosaurs...) [...]

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posted in Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

I'm crazy lucky (although some would use the word spoiled) because I have the opportunity to review any phone that runs on Verizon's network. I just tell my Verizon contact what I'd like to do a review and they send me a loaner phone for a couple weeks. Yeah, I'm definitely spoiled. So much so that I haven't really [...]

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Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don't like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don't have anyone to motivate me or hold me [...]

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posted in Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

What do you want to learn more about?  How to program or start your own business?  How to take better pictures, decorate a cake, play a musical instrument?  How to dance or do yoga?  Udemy can provide you with classes on all these subjects - and many more.  Udemy is an app for iPhone or [...]

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I love everything about my 2013 MINI Cooper except the stereo system which is pretty lame by most gadgeteer standards. When I ordered the car, I opted not to go full tech and buy the premium connected package because it was an expensive upgrade and the sales person at the dealership talked me out of it [...]

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posted in Android related, Articles, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Car Gear

The Today’s Special Value from QVC today is an 8” LePan Mini Android tablet for $99.96.  Features: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 1.2GHz MTK M8125 Cortex A7 quad-core processor 8” (dia) capacitive multi-touch screen, 1024X768 resolution, IPS display 1GB RAM 8GB internal memory, expandable with microSD card Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS module, 3D G-sensor, E-compass Cameras: 5MP [...]

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posted in Android related, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Last week I pre-ordered an LG G3 from Verizon to take advantage of their fantastic $99.99 sale price. I'm very excited to be upgrading to this killer Android smartphone from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I loved the Note 2, but it's time to move on. See ya Samsung! I don't normally use a case [...]

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posted in Android related, Cases, Covers, News

The W2 QI Wireless Charging Wood from Brando is an attractive light wood clock that features a Bluetooth speaker with A2DP and Qi Wireless charging. Just place your Qi-enabled device on top of the clock and it will be charged and ready to go when you wake up in the morning. The wood clock displays [...]

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posted in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

I have a Fujifilm X-M1 camera that I purchased not too long ago. I thoroughly enjoy using this camera and intend to take good care of it. I had been thinking about purchasing a screen protector for the LCD screen to protect it from scratches, especially when I wear the camera around my neck and [...]

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posted in Android related, Camera Gear, eBook Readers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

If you like to create artwork on your iPad, Android or other tablet with Ten One Design Pogo styluses, you should check out the 6th Annual Pogo Art Contest in honor of the company’s Pogo-branded sketching tools. The contest runs from July 7 through August 31, so you have plenty of time to get creative [...]

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posted in Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

Tablets and smart phones are a great way to carry and share photos; they have replaced those little photo albums called "brag books" that people used to carry in their purses or gear bags.  Many of these mobile devices have cameras to take photos with, but let's face it, the quality of those photos aren't [...]

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posted in Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wireless

I've purchased remote shutter releases for all of the Nikon DSLRs that I own.  Some are wireless, some are wired, but they all require me to push a button to get a photo - and that's all it can do.  With the Triggertrap cable and an app for your smart phone (most versions of iPhone [...]

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posted in Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

A few weeks ago I posted an article about two of my Cummins co-workers who had integrated a Nexus 7 tablet into their vehicles. I was really impressed by their ingenuity and was inspired to inject a little more tech into my 2013 MINI Cooper. You'd probably think my car would have all the tech bells [...]

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posted in Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

Well, I did the deed... I signed up for T-Mobile's new Test Drive program John Legere announced late last month. My hope was that their service really is a more cost-effective, viable option for our family. Verizon has been our cellular provider for nearly a decade. But their Cadillac service has always come at a premium [...]

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posted in Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

I bet I'm not the only person who misses the good old days when phones (even smartphones) had a physical button for every task. There was a button to answer a call, a button to end a call and so on. Once touch screens became popular, smartphone manufacturers seemed to stop using buttons almost overnight. [...]

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posted in Android related, Reviews

I am definitely a fan of wireless charging and worthy Kickstarter projects. In this case, the folks at Lutman Design have created the Swich, a very unique and innovative Qi charging stand that is currently seeking backing in its Kickstarter campaign that ends later this month. The Swich is constructed of a ceramic base and mount platform with [...]

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posted in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod

This quick tip is for those of you who like myself, use your Android smartphone as your alarm clock. Problem: When you check the time on your phone in the middle of the night or early morning hours while it's still dark outside, you get blinded by the display. Even if you have the brightness turned [...]

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Pink, pink, PINK!! This is a very pink speaker, indeed. Was that your first impression as it was mine? Anyway, to the point. I've been in the market for an ultra-portable speaker for a while now, but have not been impressed with some of the options out there for the price (it's not a pressing [...]

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posted in Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Tablets, Ultra Portables