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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 with Read 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 trip Read More…

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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 bigger Read 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.  It Read 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 only Read 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, it Read 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 Phone Read 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 TalkingTILES Read 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 setup Read 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-party Read 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 was Read 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 with Read More…

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Dell’s Tablet Roadmap Released

By: Adam Scinto
on Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Android Central‘s got a scoop on Dell’s roadmap for tablets in 2011, and they’re using Android and Windows 7. Three devices are shown, starting with a 10″ Android tablet based on nVidia’s Tegra T25 and sporting Honeycomb with Dell’s Stage 1.5 user interface. Windows 7 is the OS of choice on the other two devices: Read More…

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Kindle Reader App for Windows Phone 7

on Thursday, January 6th, 2011

If you’ve been to the Amazon.com home page lately, you’ll know that they have announced a Kindle reader app for Windows Phone 7.  Just like the apps for other platforms, you’ll be able to read any of the 775,000 available Kindle books on your Windows phone.  You’ll be able to purchase books without leaving the Read More…

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Moshi Voice Control Reflection Clock available at Brookstone

on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

Moshi has just announced the availablilty of a new Voice Control clock. This is the Moshi Voice Control Reflection clock. It features a cool reflective display with 6 nightlight colors to choose from and adjustable LCD brightness. In addition to using your voice to set the time, dual alarms and snooze, this new clock will Read More…

Will the LG Optimus 7 be your next smartphone?

on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

Windows 7 Phone (formerly WIndows Mobile) devices haven’t been on my radar for over a year or two. It seemed like Microsoft was allowing their mobile operating system to go down the same path the Palm – into obscurity. But now they are offering an updated OS and a variety of handsets that could put them back on the map. One such device is the LG Optimus 7 from LG Electronics. More info on this phone after the jump.

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Make your Window Mobile 6.5 phone look like an iPad

on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

If you have a Windows Mobile 6.5 device and wish the interface looked a bit more like an iOS device, Jeffrey Embregts has answered your prayers. He’s created an iPad theme that is freely available through Modaco and XDA Developers. Go grab it, you know you want to!

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Nielsen Research Needs You!

on Friday, July 30th, 2010

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Nielsen Research. All opinions are 100% mine. You’ve no doubt heard of Nielsen Research before with regards to their television ratings system. But that’s not all they do. They also gather information for all sorts of products and services. If you would like to Read More…

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Free Anti-Theft Software for Your Mobile Phone from F-Secure

on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

F-Secure offers Anti-Theft for Mobile to protect your contacts and personal files should your Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, or Android phone be lost or stolen.  You can send an SMS message to lock your phone and keep it locked until you enter the correct password.  You can use the locate feature to receive a message, sent to a Read More…

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Backup, Transfer, and Protect Your Personal Phone Data with CyberSynchs

on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

CyberSynchs is a program that installs on your phone and backs up your personal data to their secure website.  The program is currently available for Windows, Java, Blackberry, Symbian and will debut later this month for Android.  All your contacts, text messages, voice mail, email, ringtones, photos and calendar information will be copied to your Read More…

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Totally Free App Market for Windows Mobile

on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

Several of my favorite Windows Mobile sites are talking about OpnMarket this morning. It’s a new application market for Windows mobile devices that only offers completely free apps that can be downloaded and installed directly from your phone. The only steps required to use it are to sign up for a free account and install Read More…