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Jan 2 2012

Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Welcome to the Future of Android

Adam Shear

buy cheap cialis=”" width=”466″ height=”414″ />Over the last few years, Android, Google’s first attempt into the smartphone market, has become an incredibly huge success. Many people love it, however, I have had a few complaints about the OS over the last few years. Android, like Windows 98 or Windows XP, does not at all feel elegant. Its interface needed a bit of work in my opinion to catch up my personal favorite smartphone, the iPhone. Even Windows Phone 7 has a better interface in terms of flow and elegance. Google and Samsung are hoping the Galaxy Nexus, featuring the debut of Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich as its referred to, proves to introduce the future of Android inside a state of the art smartphone. Is it enough to make it the best Android phone on the market? Find out in my review.

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Nov 16 2011

Taking The Hassle Out Of Data Transfer – Presenting CloudFTP

Eric Engoron

Have you ever wanted to take data off of a USB and put it on your iPad, iPhone, or any other wireless device? If you have, you know that this process is a hassle that involves your computer as a middleman to bridge the USB and your device, and then you have to do all that tedious dragging and dropping. However, CloudFTP, a kickstarter project by the Sanho Corporation, promises to be a game changer that eliminates the middleman.

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Oct 22 2011

Review: iPhone 4S

Adam Shear

Another year, another iPhone.  There’s no doubt that the iPhone 4S was the most anticipated iPhone ever, leading up to its reveal in early October.  While most people were left disappointed when expecting a completely redesigned iPhone, the iPhone 4S still left people very happy.  While it looks exactly like an iPhone 4 on the outside, the iPhone 4S is a completely different beast on the inside.  It’s faster, has a better camera, and includes Siri, the only exclusive feature the iPhone 4S has to offer, in terms of software.  Does the iPhone 4S make for a good buy for current iPhone users and newcomers to the platform?  Be prepared to find out in my review.

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Sep 1 2011

Review: HP TouchPad- Potentially The Definitive Tablet Experience

Adam Shear

The discontinuation of the HP TouchPad is sad for HP but an incredible deal for the many consumers like myself who scored one in HP’s firesale for only $99.  HP is manufacturing one final shipment of HP TouchPads in order to fulfill the needs of consumers.  Should the HP TouchPad have succeeded all along or was it doomed for failure from the start?

The Hardware

The HP TouchPad is pretty impressive in terms of hardware.  It’s powerful 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM ensure that you can have plenty of apps open at once and you can switch between them at very fast speeds.  The 9.7 inch display is not only the same size as the iPad 2 but also the same resolution as well.  The screen looks great and the multitouch screen feels really nice.  It does have a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling via Skype, and video chat is quite nice, but unlike most tablets available, the TouchPad lacks a rear camera or the ability to take pictures and video all together.  In my opinion, I see no real need for a rear camera or the ability capture photos and videos on a tablet.  Everyone these days has this on a phone so I would not see why the lack of one on a tablet would be that big of a deal.  I’m surprised many critics are lowering their score because of this.  The Beats Audio speakers are impressive and are easily the best speakers I’ve ever heard on a mobile device.  The speakers just sound so clear and natural.  The TouchPad itself is noticeably fatter and heavier than an iPad 2 but definitely beats out many of the new Android Honeycomb tablets in size.  The tablet is comfortable to hold and feels great in the hands.  The back is glossy and because of that, it’s a true fingerprint magnet but other than that, the HP TouchPad is very well designed. Continue reading


Aug 22 2011

Review: HTC EVO 3D, Entering the Third Dimension, Sort Of

Adam Shear

As the first 3D phone to hit the market, the HTC EVO 3D has a lot to live up to.  3D technology is new and people are definitely skeptical of it.  The EVO line from HTC and Sprint has been incredibly popular and aside from being the first 3D phone, it is also the latest, most powerful addition to Sprint’s 4G Android lineup.  What can 3D add to the Android experience and does the HTC EVO 3D have a lot to offer?

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Aug 9 2011

Review: HTC Sensation 4G, It’s Pretty Sensational

Adam Shear

This year has been amazing for Android smartphones with the introduction of extraordinary 4G data speeds and dual core processors.  The HTC Sensation 4G, T-Mobile’s current flagship phone has both of these in a very nice package.  The HTC Sensation 4G also has many other unique features to it such as a new type of display called a qHD display and the introduction of HTC Sense 3.0.  Does the Sensation live up to being the new standard for Android phones or does it fail to stand out?

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Jul 2 2011

Review: HP Veer 4G- Does Size Really Matter?

Adam Shear

It seems like most new phones are getting bigger and bigger as larger screen sizes become more important.  HP has taken the opposite road and created the HP Veer 4G, easily the smallest smartphone on the market today and at $99 on contract, it’s one of the cheapest too.  Will the HP Veer 4G reveal the answer as to whether or not size really matters?  Keep on reading this review to find out.

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Jun 14 2011

Review: HTC Inspire 4G

Adam Shear

So many Android devices have been released this year and the HTC Inspire 4G just is another bubble in the very large mix.  It’s very hard for Android phones to stand out.  Certainly 4G data is one thing that is helping some phones stand out.  Is 4G enough to make the HTC Inspire 4G a worthy purchase?

Hardware

The HTC Inspire 4G has a lot of interesting features, including some that are ahead of the competition.  It’s powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor which felt pretty fast and has plenty of memory with 4GB of ROM and and 8GB micro SD card included right out of the box.  Its screen packs a huge punch being 4.3″ in size with 800 x 480 resolution.  For data its on AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G data which is obviously nowhere near the speed of LTE but AT&T still thinks its a worthy upgrade from 3G.  The Inspire’s battery power is at 1230 mAh and its camera is super powerful with an 8 megapixel camera with flash and does 720p HD video recording.  Overall that’s really good for the really nice price of $99.99 on contract.

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Jun 6 2011

Review: With Android And 4G, That Familiar Looking Device Is Back – The Sidekick 4G!

Tarndeep

Ah the sidekick – I remember seeing these bad boys around several years ago, instead of these fancy smancy iPhones and Android phones, back when it was only the business men who actually used the blackberry devices. Many of my friends who had the sidekick, had either the sidekick 3, Sidekick ID, Sidekick LX, and rarely the Sidekick Slide. I can clearly remember several people carrying a phone they used on a family plan, along with a secondary Sidekick on a prepaid plan; it was that popular! People would go out of there way to get the Sidekick, even if they had a phone! The time of the Sidekick Slide was when I saw the amount of people using Sidekicks decreasing significantly. This was most probably due to the fact that the original iPhone released late 2007!

These original Sidekick devices were made by Sharp/Danger, for the most part, running DangerOS. DangerOS was pretty advanced for its time; it was essentially all over the cloud. However, there were some hiccups along the way. Several times the servers went down causing Sidekick owners to loose their data and ALL their contact information. DangerOS was actually owned by Microsoft at this time, but the Sidekick name still belonged to T-Mobile, whereas Microsoft went of and created their version of the Sidekick, the Kin One and Kin Two, which ultimately failed. While support for these original Sidekicks ended May 31st, 2011, T-Mobile introduced a new, Android powered, Samsung made, Sidekick 4G! Continue reading


Jun 1 2011

Review: T-Mobile MyTouch 4G – The Touchiness Continues

Manvinder

 

There are many phones out there on the market to choose from but what’s different about this is it’s ‘personal’. The Mytouch series from T-mobile is back and in full swing. Even though the Mytouch series has only been around for a couple of years, it’s early success with the Mytouch 3g to combat some of the dazzling effects of the iPhone 3g has allowed T-Mobile to take another shot at the smartphone war. This time HTC packs into the device enough internals to give this device the name “iphone killer”. Coming off a fresh release of the G2 this new addition to the Mytouch family looks to impress. Continue reading