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YEZZ introduces the Billy 4.7 Windows Phone

on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

We introduced you to YEZZ last month when we gave away one of their unlocked Android phones. Now they are introducing an unlocked Windows Phone 8.1. The Billy 4.7 is a dual-SIM device wrapped in a 7.2mm ultra-slim, light weight aluminum shell. “Today we are introducing the world’s thinnest mobile device based on Windows PhoneRead More…

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Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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The tablet wars heat up: the ASUS Vivo Tab Note 8

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I never get tired of tiny Windows machines.  I’ve owned everything from the OQO to the Fujitsu UH100 to the Viliv N5 to the Dell Venue Pro 8.  Now ASUS has tossed its large hat into the 8″ Windows tablet right with its new offering, the Vivo Tab Note 8.  Available in 32 and 64Read More…

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Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8 smartphone review

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it’s been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. IRead More…

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet review

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Years ago I was the ultimate Apple fan girl and wanted little to do with Android devices because they seemed clunky and lacked apps. Time went by, I dumped Apple, and have been firmly in the Android camp for a couple years. Now I find that Apple devices bore me to tears. I’ve tried aRead More…

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LYNKtec TruGlide Apex Fine Point active stylus review

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Back in the good old days of PDAs, fine tipped styluses were everywhere. When PDAs were replaced by smartphones and tablets, styluses went on the endangered gadgets list . However, it didn’t take too long for them to start appearing again, but they all had wide tips that made writing with them feel more like youRead More…

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Keep your eyes on the road with Garmin’s HUD+

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Using your smartphone to help you navigate while driving is obviously commonplace these days. But the problem with using your phone or even a stand alone GPS is that they require you to look away from the road to view navigation information. Garmin’s new HUD+ is a small device that uses Bluetooth to pair withRead More…

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National Geographic celebrates 125 years by teaming up with Nokia

on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

It might be hard to believe, but National Geographic has been around for 125 years. To celebrate this important milestone, they sent one of their award winning photographer’s Stephen Alvarez on an incredible ten day 2112 mile journey across the American west. Stephen didn’t pack a collection of bulky cameras and lenses for this tripRead More…

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iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard review

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I have never been considered a workaholic, at least not when it comes to my day job. But when it comes to The Gadgeteer, I can’t unplug and to be honest, I don’t want to. I enjoy working on reviews and answering emails, even while I’m on vacation. This year we went to Sanibel Island FloridaRead More…

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Brando Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 – 2200mAh review

on Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 from Brando is an extended battery/case that can nearly double the battery life for the Lumia 920, if you’re willing to accept the trade-offs that come with it.  So what are the trade-offs?  Let’s look at them.

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Built Smartphone Envelope is a smart go-to-lunch wallet

on Sunday, March 31st, 2013

We’ve reviewed a few of Built’s protective neoprene cases on The Gadgeteer.  I’ve tried several of their products, and their Neoprene Tote Bag for 13” Apple MacBook Pro is still my favorite laptop bag.  This is the first time I’ve seen their phone wallets, and they look very interesting.  They have the Smartphone Envelope for biggerRead More…

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Replace Google Reader with Zite for mobile devices

on Friday, March 15th, 2013

A lot of people were upset by yesterday’s surprise announcement of Google Reader’s imminent demise.  In response, Zite spent a few hours making some changes to incorporate your Google Reader feeds into their apps – that doesn’t rely on Google’s infrastructure.  Zite is an app available for mobile devices – Android, iPhone/iPad, and WP7.  ItRead More…

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Next Issue magazine app now available for Windows 8

on Thursday, March 7th, 2013

We’ve told you about Next Issue a couple of times now.  I’ve been using it since it was made available for iOS devices, and it’s saved me a ton of money on the magazines my family reads monthly.  Next Issue has just announced that they now have an app for Windows 8 machines.  For onlyRead More…

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Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 smartphone review

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

It’s been so long since I reviewed a Windows phone, that they weren’t even called Windows Phones back then. They were called Windows Mobile phones. So it’s an understatement to say that I’ve been long overdue to try one. Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send me a loan of a Nokia Lumia 822 WindowsRead More…

Ubuntu on your smartphone?

on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

What do you use on your smartphone: iOS, Android, Windows? Well if Ubuntu has its way, it’ll become another major player in the smartphone market as well. It’s a pretty long video, but well worth a watch (the best phone interface info is between 6:20 and 13:45). What do you reckon? I think I want

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ZOMM Wireless Leash review

on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

The ZOMM Wireless Leash (available in white, pink, or black) is a small key-fob sized Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone and alarm for any Bluetooth-enabled phone or, for that matter, any other BT device that can partner with it. It’s touted as having three features: It sounds an alarm if it loses connection to its paired device, itRead More…

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Gnomio – The resurrection of Microsoft SPOT watches?

on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Let’s see a show of hands, who remembers Microsoft’s SPOT watches from over 8yrs ago? Smart Personal Object Technology watches not only told the time, but also used a wireless service to display news, stock prices, sports scores and weather. While we’ve seen a few Android based watches and Apple iPod nano watches, Windows PhoneRead More…

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TalkingTILES gives everyone a chance to speak

on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Last fall, I told you how one of my family members was using an iPad and some apps as he recovered from a stroke.  There are a lot of people, like George, who are non-verbal or speech-impaired due to a neurological disorder or brain trauma.  There have been many approaches to helping them communicate, and TalkingTILESRead More…

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Logitech announces the Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810, optimized for Windows 8

on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Logitech has announced their latest Bluetooth keyboard, the K810.  This keyboard has been optimized for Windows 8, but it works with other Windows, iOS, and Android devices.  The K810 has an aluminum body with a backlit keyboard with variable illumination and sensors that can detect when your hands are approaching and turn the lighting on.Read More…

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Aperion Audio ARIS Windows® 8 Certified Compatible Speaker System

on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Aperion Audio announces ARIS, the first speaker certified compatible with Windows 8 (also works with 7).  Using the Windows “Play To” function, you’ll be able to send music wireless from your PC, tablet, or smartphone to the ARIS speaker.  The ARIS connects to your home network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), or with a simple on-board setupRead More…

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iCookbook, the Voice-Activiated Cookbook App

on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Even though the name would indicate it’s for an Apple product only, the iCookbook app is also available for Android, Windows 8, and Web OS platforms.  iCookbook is an award-winning app with more than 2000 recipes using “easy-to-find ingredients, and that have been kitchen-tested and feature beautiful full-color photos.”  It also offers substitution charts, timers,Read More…

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Technology Ecosystems – Good for Profits, Bad for Consumers

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

In 1992 Nintendo won a lawsuit against Atari and was able to lock-out third-party software vendors from providing games for its gaming systems unless they purchased a key (license). Since then the Holy Grail of gaming, smartphone and now computer system companies was to bring to market systems where they had control of every third-partyRead More…

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Grocery Gadget is More than a Grocery List

on Sunday, September 4th, 2011

My husband is a great guy with only one tiny flaw – he can’t remember more than three things on a list.  So if I ask him to go to the store and pick up eggs, milk, cheese, and bread, I’ll only get 3 of them or I’ll get a call asking what he wasRead More…

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BlueStacks plan to enable running Android Apps on Windows machines

By: I Yarom
on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

It seems that all the cool applications these days are for mobile platforms. One of the items in the Google I/O keynote was the announcement of the availability of Angry Birds in Chrome. BlueStacks wants to enable Android Apps to run on Windows machines. Unlike other environments, Android Apps can run side by side withRead More…