Android

sandisk-ultra-dual-usb-drive

The iFlashDrive from Brando we reviewed yesterday allowed you to share data between your computer and your iOS device.  The SanDisk Ultra MicroUSB Flash Drive lets you transfer data between your computer (Windows PC or Mac) and your Android device.  It has a standard USB plug on one end for use with the computer and [...]

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microsoft-universal-portable-keyboard

Microsoft is offering some pretty cool looking Universal Mobile Keyboards that work with Apple, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets.  The  cover protects the keyboard when not in use, and opening the cover wakes the keyboard - and closing it sleeps the keyboard, of course.  The cover detaches and has a built-in stand to support [...]

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droid-turbo

Today's buzz is all about the Nexus 6 becoming available for pre-order, but at a sky high price of $649 for the 32GB version and $699 for 64GB, I'm not ready to take that plunge without trying one first. The DROID Turbo by Motorola, announced yesterday by Verizon Wireless and going on sale tomorrow, seems like [...]

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ematic-tablet-1

I've been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I've never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend’s device. That's why, when Julie offered this unit to the team, I thought I'd take it for a test spin. What [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
chargingotg

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
lgg3-8

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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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
pressy-3

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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quicktips

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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Posted in: Android related, Articles
quicktips

You love Android and I love Android, but there always seems to be some "feature" that will drive me crazy until I can find a way to make it work the way that I want it to work instead of the way that Android wants it to work. Problem: Notification icons on the left side [...]

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oyster-book-lending-for-android

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They've made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, eBook Readers, News
gosafe01

Despite knowing better, I rarely check the tire pressure in my vehicles.  I rely on the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) in my newer car to let me know when I'm below a certain level, but in the case of my 2005 vehicle and motorcycles, I don't worry about it until they go flat.  Probably [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
THL-T200-01

I've had my LG Nexus 4 ever since Google did a flash sale last year. Since then, I've been itching to try a new phone. I recently had the chance to try a phone called the thl T200 - a true octa-core 1080p 6 inch unlocked smartphone. Let's check it out and see how it [...]

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aoc-mysmart-android-all-in-one-pc

AOC has introduced two new Android-based all-in-one desktop computers.  They are available with a 22" screen (model A2272PW4T, $299.99) or a 24" screen (model A2472PW4T, $399.99).  Both models share the following specs: 1920 X 1080 resolution Android 4.2 Ice Cream Sandwich NVIDIA T33 Quad Core 1.6Ghz System memory - 2GB LPDDR3 Storage memory - 8GB eMMC [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Computer Gear, News
samsung-galaxy-s5-1

I'm bored with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is the main phone that I use when I'm not in the process of testing other phones. We're right at the beginning of the new phone rollout season and so far Verizon Wireless has sent me the new HTC One M8 and now the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android [...]

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w_tecc21c4

Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin is a free 17 page guide that talks about Android web browser applications. In addition to Chrome (Android's default browser) this guide looks at three other popular third-party browsers: Firefox, Opera and Dolphin. The browsers are graded on their user interface, speed, special features, standards and [...]

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Red_Nexus_5

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 [...]

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ios-android-remoteshutter

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
nexus7-gifts

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. 1. Minisuit Nexus 7 (2013) [...]

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lg-g2-5

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. [...]

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PROTAG review

Protag07

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 [...]

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