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IOS and Android finally have some real competition! Ubuntu has announced that the Touch Developer Preview will be available at the Mobile World Congress. The first phone to be supported with Debian Linux derivative operating system will be the Nexus 4. Other phones will, including existing models, will be support later in 2013. Detailed information [...]

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I'm not a big Facebook user, but these days it's a bit of a necessary evil. In my opinion, the official Facebook app for Android is nothing short of atrocious. It appears just to be a different interface to the mobile web site. Friendcaster is an alternative client that makes using Facebook just that little [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
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I often use my phone one-handed; however, with larger screens like like the 4.8" screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3, my thumbs are just not long enough to be able to reach some Jelly Bean navigation keys on the other side of screen. :) . LMT Launcher is an alternative navigator which solves this issue, [...]

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There are so many video players for Android out there, but my favorite player is Dice Player. Besides playing every format I've thrown at it, Dice Player has a number of handy features, including the ability to adjust the audio sync speed, boost your audio up to 400%, and the ability to adjust the video [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
Roottoolkit

Got a Nexus 7 or a Samsung Galaxy S3? Read about all the advantages of rooting your device, but feel overwhelmed with all the information out there, and you're scared you might brick your device?  XDA Developers member Mark Skippen has you covered with his toolkits for both the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S3 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
adaway

I'll admit I'm an advertiser's nightmare.  In all the years I've been on the Internet, I've probably clicked through on a handful of ads displayed.  I can watch the coolest ads on TV and at the end still not know what product brand they're actually advertising, even after multiple viewings.  So why would I want [...]

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I love riding bikes. I rode bikes as a kid, like everyone else, but I started again as an adult when I hit my mid-50s and health problems started rising. I quickly became addicted. Due to global climate change and the push-back against car-dominated design, there's a new interest in bicycling all over the country [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Kids I've seen seem to be fascinated by tablet computers, and many of them want their own.  The problem with tablets and children is there isn't a lot you can do to restrict what they can access with the tablet, and there's a worldwide-web of things out there that you may not want them to [...]

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Posted in: Android related, eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
time-warner-cable-app

When it was first released, I reviewed the iOS app from Time Warner Cable that allowed you to watch selected channels from their programming lineup on your iOS device.  They've added some channels since the release, but the functions remained pretty much the same.  The most recent update added access to "thousands of free and [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
crayola-digitools

Griffin expands their line of kids' accessories for the iPad with four Crayola DigiTools sets and downloadable apps.  With the 3-D Pack (blue, top left), kids use the included 3-D Tool and Digital Stamper to create art, even animated art, that seems to leap off the screen when viewed through the included glasses.  The Airbrush [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News

GoPro App available (finally)

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After a long wait, GoPro has finally released their app for controlling your GoPro via your smartphone or tablet with their WiFi BacPac. The current version of the app gives you full control of your camera settings and live previews. However, it's still not all picture perfect.   The additional functions - like being able to share [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Tablets, Ultra Portables
leaf-peeper-app

Are you a leaf peeper?  Do you plan vacations and weekend trips with the sole purpose of gawking at the colorful fall foliage?  If you do, the Leaf Peeper app from Yankee Magazine can help you find the best fall displays.  The app lets you make foliage reports, called Peeps, about the conditions in your [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear
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The Gadgeteer recently reviewed the iOS app for the Next Issue service.  As you'll remember, Next Issue is a magazine reading app that gives you access to dozens of magazines for a low monthly fee.  At the time of the first review, there were about 39 or 40 total magazines that were available to Unlimited [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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I love magazines, but I don't love the clutter of them laying around the house nor the waste of paper involved for a few moments entertainment.   I've wanted ebook versions of magazines since I first got my hands on my Sony PRS-500 ebook reader many years ago, but I wanted something that could display the [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
icookbook-app

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, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone
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Early this year, The Gadgeteer told you about the xPrintServer for iOS devices, which “leverages Lantronix‘ patented technologies, along with open industry standards to enable wireless printing to nearly any printer attached to a network.”  The original was more suited to a business-network environment, and now Lantronix is launching their xPrintServer Home Edition.  The Home [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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If you have trouble finding where you parked, there's an app - and a dongle - for that.  The Find My Car Smarter device and an iPhone app (for iPhone 4S only) can mark where you parked your car and help you get back there.  The Find My Car Smarter Bluetooth Smart device ($25, or [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
Choose your restaurant, make your selection and see your nutritional information. I  still say the cheesecake is worth it.

Unified Lifestyle features an application for SmartPhone and iPad that will help you stay on your diet track while dining out.  Restaurant Nutrition features the nutrition information for meals in over 60,000 restaurants, convenience stores and markets. Here in California, almost every restaurant, fast food establishment, or market that sells cooked foods has to, by [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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The need for speed.  We all know it, we all feel it.  Hodel Apps knows it and has an app for that. Speedometer Free is an app developed for iPhone/iPad that measures how fast you're moving.  My husband, who takes CalTrain to work every morning, was on the train cruising right along when it occurred [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Aratos Technologies wants to tell you when to come in out of the sun, and with the Sun UV Protector App for iPhones,  it won't be hard to do. The UV factor in Las Vegas isn't the same UV factor in Seattle.  And it's hard to always know the right protection to use.  The Sun [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News