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Google’s Nexus 5 now available in red

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Have you been wanting to get your geek partner the perfect red gadget for Valentine’s Day?  You can now purchase Google’s Nexus 5 in bright red from the Google Play Store in 16GB or 32GB of storage.  This version of the flagship phone boasts all of the same features as the black or white Nexus 5 Read More…

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Remote Control camera shutter release that swings both ways

on Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Snapping selfies and group shots with your smartphone at arm’s length can be a real hassle. But the Remote Control / Camera Shutter Self-Timer for iOS / Android from Allputer.com makes it easy and what’s better is that it works with both iOS and Android devices. It features a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that has the capacity Read More…

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Gift ideas – Five accessories for the Nexus 7 user

on Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Need some ideas for the Nexus 7 user on your gift list? We’re here to help with five gadgets and accessories that will expand the tablet’s capabilities, add more file storage, turn it into a mini laptop and protect it from everyday wear and tear. Keep reading for more details.

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LG G2 Android smartphone review

on Monday, October 21st, 2013

Most Android smartphones these days have similarly sized displays, memory capacities and processor speeds. It makes it really difficult to get noticed when you’re drowning in a sea of shiny black plastic phones that all look alike. Standing out requires unique features that make your phone different enough so potential buyers will take a second look. Read More…

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PROTAG review

on Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Recently my wife lost her purse, and it got me thinking if there was a device that would alert her when she and her purse were separated.  Not too long afterward, I came upon the PROTAG by Innova, a device that works with a smartphone to keep track of your personal items and sends alerts when Read More…

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Leef Bridge USB Drive and Magnet USB 3.0 Drive review

on Friday, October 4th, 2013

The folks at Leef sent me two of their USB flash drives to try. What’s so exciting about a USB flash drive you ask? Well, the Leef Bridge allows you to easily move files from your PC or Mac, to your Android smartphone and visa versa, all without requiring WiFi, a network or any extra Read More…

RAVPower FileHub RP-WD01 WiFi file hub, SD card reader, and power bank review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Do you want to expand the accessible storage of your tablet or smartphone but can’t because they don’t have an SD/microSD slot or USB port to do so?  The RAVPower  FileHub RP-WD01 3000 mAh power bank is a portable, self-powered WiFi file hub that doesn’t require any physical connection to your device.  The FileHub can transfer files via 802.11b/g/n or Read More…

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Android Mini PC review

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I am what is considered a “cord cutter”.  I’ve decided to not to pay to watch traditional TV via a cable or satellite TV provider. Instead, I read and/or watch my news on my computer, phone or tablet via subscriptions to YouTube channels, Netflix, and various online services.  I  recently got to review a popular Read More…

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NFC portable keyboard for Android phones

on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

If you’re looking for a portable keyboard for your NFC-enabled Android phone, check out the ELECOM NFC Android Wireless keyboard.  This keyboard folds up for travel, and it unfolds to work with most Android 4.0 and higher phones.  It weighs 5 ounces and measures about 13.4″ X 2.6″ X 0.4″.  It has an internal lithium-ion Read More…

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Does the LG G2 have what it takes to be your next smartphone?

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

This post brought to you by LG. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems like I’m never satisfied when it comes to my phone. There’s always some feature missing that is available on another brand phone or model. One of the latest Android smartphones on the market is from a company that you might not Read More…

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Logitech announces tablet accessories for Samsung Galaxy Tab

on Monday, September 9th, 2013

9 times out of 10, when we hear about a new Bluetooth keyboard case, it’s been made specifically for the iPad. Not this time… Logitech has recently announced new accessories that have been designed especially for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0. The new lineup includes the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for Read More…

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iPazzPort Pearl Entertainment System review

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013

The iPazzPort Pearl Entertainment System from EFO is yet another entry into the Android stick/set top box/media player field, using rockchip 3066  internals with the exact same specifications as the ProBox2 I reviewed earlier this year. Not surprisingly the performance of the Pearl is right on par with the ProBox2, but it includes some additional hardware Read More…

Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker review

By: Leah Hallett
on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

First things first.  Do you enjoy listening to clear clean voices with readily identifiable instruments and feel a little uneasy with big booming bass?  Then the portable Braven 625s speaker, built for the outdoors thanks to a rugged rubber exterior, should be a Bluetooth speaker at the top of your wish list.  I usually stream movies Read More…

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See the light with iblazr, the external flash for your mobile device

on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Do you like to take pictures with your mobile device but often have issues taking those pictures at night or in low light with your mobile device’s flash? Do wish there was an external flash that synchronized with the camera apps on your mobile device? The iblazr, a Kickstarter project from Vlad Tislenko, may be Read More…

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The Kreyos Meteor smartwatch is a meteor that fits on your wrist

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Over the last year or so, the fabled Dick Tracy or smartwatch has gone from comic books and Sci-Fi fantasy to a working reality. With several products on the market and more rumored to be on the way, the Kreyos Meteor is aiming to knock its competitors out of orbit. The Kreyos Meteor, although similar Read More…

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Brando’s $10 Stand Hub gives your Android smartphone 3 OTG ports

on Sunday, July 14th, 2013

If you happen to own an OTG enabled Android smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4, this $10 OTG adapter from Brando will effectively turn your smartphone into a mini workstation. The Stand Hub has 3 OTG USB connections that can be used to connect a keyboard, mouse and a flash memory drive. It Read More…

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Muku Labs Muku Shuttr remote shutter release review

on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Muku means “passion” in Croatian and “clean” and “simple” in Japanese. That name fits the Muku Shuttr very well. What is it? It’s a small keychain sized fob which uses Bluetooth to pair with iPhones and a variety of Android smartphones to provide a remote shutter release for the built-in camera app. It offers an easier Read More…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone review

on Saturday, July 6th, 2013

This past March when Samsung announced the Galaxy S4, I had been using my Samsung Galaxy S3 for only 6 months. I remember the anticipation while waiting to hear all the details of the new S4. But once the cat was out of the bag, I was a little disappointed because the S4 didn’t seem Read More…

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Samsung Galaxy Camera review

on Saturday, June 15th, 2013

If you own a smartphone, it’s likely that you no longer carry around a point and shoot camera too. Not only are p&s cameras just another item that will take up space in your gear bag, but they really aren’t needed for casual snapshots now that the cameras built into our smartphones have gotten so Read More…

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Pivos XIOS DS Media Play review

on Friday, June 7th, 2013

Is there really a market for another media player?  Pivos seems to think so and offers their XIOS DS Media Play, an Android-powered box that connects to your TV.  I have some experience with these players, and up until now, it hasn’t been good.  I’ve spent over a month putting the Pivos device through its Read More…

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Android app spotlight: X-plore

By: Dave Marcus
on Friday, June 7th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

X-plore by Lonely Cat Games is a file manager application for your Android, Windows or Symbian phone.  I tested it on an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, latest OS build from Verizon).  The app is completely free with no timed trial or limited functionality. If you find the app useful, you can donate to the developers. Read More…

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HP Slate 7 Android tablet now available

on Sunday, April 28th, 2013

  HP has just released its 7″ Android tablet in the US – the Slate 7.  It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features an ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core (1.6 GHz) processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 1024 x 600 screen.  It has a front-facing (VGA) webcam and a 3MP rear-facing webcam. A microSD Read More…

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How to prevent your child from making in-app purchases on your Android device

on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

As a followup to Janet’s article about restricting in-app purchases on an iPad, here’s the guide to doing it on Android.  Like Janet, I’ve heard so many of my less technology-bent friends complain that they handed their Android device to say their nieces and nephews to play games and keep them busy, and lo and Read More…

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Tasker app for Android on sale

on Friday, March 29th, 2013
Posted in: Android related

Julie mentioned this app in her article on using NFC tags and promised a followup review. Well at the moment it’s on sale on the Google Play Store for $1.99. That’s 69% off it’s normal price of $6.49. I’ve played with Tasker and it’s a fantastic and powerful program allowing you to automate and manipulate all sorts Read More…

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MK806 Android TV stick

on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Kimdecent has released the MK806 Android TV stick. This is a small PC that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a Cortex-A9 dual core chipset, 1GB of DDR3 memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expandable storage. This also has Bluetooth 2.0, which is a new feature from its previous model Read More…