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The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage right now. Adding smart tech to an old piece of tech or something non-tech like a set of keys or a piece of luggage, however, can be a problem. Several companies have recently entered small tags that can be stuck on or clipped to one of [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Pocket Gear, Reviews
android-collectibles-bundle-2

After reading Julie's posts comparing Android and Apple, do you find yourself firmly in the pro-Android camp?  Or maybe you're just in the pro-cute robot camp?  These official Google-approved bot figures from the Big Box Edition collectors series will make a cute addition to your office or home desk to show your Android or robot pride.  Each [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Geek Toys, News
android-ios

Yesterday I posted an article titled: 5 reasons why I think Apple devices are better than Android devices. Today I'm going to take the opposite view and argue with myself by listing the top 5 reasons why I think Android devices are better than Apple devices. Since I'm a bigger Android fan than Apple fan at the [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod
emofix-1

I don't know about you, but I'm really sick of the whole selfie craze. No one wants to see image after image of your goofy looking duck face. But if you absolutely must use your phone to take pictures or videos of yourself, having a remote shutter button is a handy gadget for the selfie [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
ios-android

When it comes to mobile devices, fans can be very vocal when talking about their favorite. If you dare put down their chosen platform, some people will take it as a personal insult worthy of verbal fisticuffs. I've often wondered why we can be so sensitive about our choices when it comes to smartphones and tablets. To add [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod
nano-otg

If you own an Android device and know what OTG is, give yourself a +1 geek credit. If you don't know what OTG, it stands for On The Go and it's a very easy way to use full sized mice, keyboards and flash drives with your Android devices. OTG cables and adapters are easy to [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
satechi-bt-button

Satechi has revealed three Bluetooth enabled standalone buttons that will allow you to control your iOS and Android devices without reaching for your device. The button series includes the BT Media button, which provides remote control for volume, fast forward, rewind, and play/pause for music or videos. The BT Shutter Button, which is a remote [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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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Posted in: Android related, News
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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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone
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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Posted in: Android related, News
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, 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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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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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Posted in: Android related, Articles
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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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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