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When I reviewed the LG G2 three years ago, I wasn't convinced that LG's decision to locate buttons on the back of the phone was a good idea. Who ever heard of putting volume buttons on the back of a phone instead of on the side?  At that time, no one had done it before, but then one year [...]

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Google_Nexus6p-frontback

Dave Rees and I have been waiting for what feels like years in gadget time for the Nexus 6P. We each ordered one on the day they were announced and waited over a month to receive them. During that time, Dave had second thoughts about the 128GB version and cancelled in favor of a 64GB [...]

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samsung-galaxy-note5-1

Samsung's newest top-end smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. How much has it evolved since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was introduced last year? Should Note 4 users consider upgrading? Those are just a couple of the questions that I'll answer in this review. Let's get started. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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blackberry-passport-1

BlackBerry isn't the first platform that I think of when it comes to smartphones. But in a world where it's difficult for a smartphone to stand out from the crowd, the BlackBerry Passport is obviously different. But is it different good or different bad? Let's find out. Note: Images can be clicked to view a [...]

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LG G4 review

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Even though I'm the Gadgeteer, I don't upgrade my personal phone every few months like some people might expect. I'm still using the LG G3 that I purchased last August. That means that in a few short weeks that I'll have been using the same phone for an entire year. Are you shocked? That doesn't mean [...]

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apple-watch-apps-8

After several days of using my Apple Watch Sport, I still haven't tried out everything it offers.  For example, I still haven't tried using it for music, because I don't typically carry music on my iPhone and use an iPod nano instead.  I have tried out a lot of things, and I have discovered that [...]

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samsung-galaxy-s6-2

Samsung's latest Android smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge. Both of these phones are essentially the same except that the S6 edge has a display with curved edges and the S6 does not. The curved display isn't a new feature though, it was first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge which I [...]

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apple-watch-sport-first-experiences-12

I loved the idea of the Apple Watch, and I really wanted one.  But this summer we're doing some upgrades to our kitchen, and I felt I should just skip the Watch this year.  Pre-order day came and went without me placing an order, but I broke down and placed an order for the 38mm [...]

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google-nexus-5

I've been looking forward to trying the Google Nexus 6 since it was first announced late last year. Sadly for me, I had to wait several months before this device became available through Verizon. I'm not sure why there was such a long delay, but now that I've had one for two weeks, it's time to let you [...]

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samsung-galaxy-note-edge-2

At the end of November I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and found it to be one of the nicest Android smartphones to date. Although I liked it very much, I didn't lust after it enough to end up upgrading to it from my LG G3. It seems that the current crop of high end Android [...]

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samsung-galaxy-note4-1

Last year at this time, I took a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and ended up feeling that the device was too large for me. Funny thing is that not long after that article was posted, I started using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as my primary device. After a short adjustment period I got used to [...]

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Apple iPad Air 2 review

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I always get excited when Apple announces new products, but I'll admit the latest iPad announcements left me a bit disappointed.  As you know if you've read any of my reviews, I love my iPad mini with Retina display.  I planned to update to the newest mini - until I watched Apple's keynote.  I was [...]

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iphone-6-plus-review-1

Although I stayed up until 3:00am ET to pre-order my iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon and got my order in within 8 minutes, I still was horrified to see that I could expect my new phone on October 14 instead of September 19!  I got lucky and received my 6 Plus earlier than expected, and [...]

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