Posts From Tony McAfee

Tony McAfee
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A lover of all things technological since he was young, Tony McAfee is now the Director of Customer Service for Swappa.com and loves to stay up to date with the latest technology. Usually teetering between leading and bleeding-edge.

Hardware Reviews

Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 LTE review

When you first pick the device up, before turning it on, you’ll swear it’s no bigger than any 7 inch tablet you’ve used before. Just know that your mind is

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The HTC One (M8) officially announced

What has possibly been the most leaked phone to date, the HTC One (M8) is finally official. The HTC One (M8) is sporting Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Sense 6.0, an

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LG G Flex review

I should preface this review by saying, up until now, the biggest phone I’ve used on a daily basis is a Galaxy S 4 with an Otterbox defender case. But

Hardware Reviews

Blu Life Pure mini first impressions and review

I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first received my unit. But at the sub $300 price point, I was not expecting anywhere near the level

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Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

Looks like Google is working on multi-touch pie-style menus as they’ve just filed a patent on touch-screen radial menus. Now, we’ve seen a lot of lead up to this in

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1 million Nokia X pre-orders in China? Not so

There has recently been a rumor floating around that there has been 1 million pre-orders of the Nokia X in China. But, as it turns out the website handling Nokia’s

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Galaxy Core Advance new accessibility accessories

Samsung’s mid-range offering the Galaxy Core Advance soon to be accompanied by some accessories to help enhance the accessibility options which are already offered by Samsung’s devices. Per Samsung’s own site

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Google Wallet’s tap and pay soon to be exclusive to KitKat and up

Google will soon be cutting off support for the tap and pay feature on devices not running yet running KitKat. Pre-KitKat devices aren’t quite as secure as devices running 4.4

Accessory Reviews

RAVPower wireless charging pad review

Having used the stock Nexus 5 wireless charger exclusively until receiving this unit, I must say, I much prefer this form factor. There’s no magnet keeping the phone attached, instead

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RAVPower 5-in-1 file hub review

Hardware At first glance the device appears to be nothing more than an external battery pack. There are 4 LED indicators on the face labeled with symbols: Battery, R/W, Wi-Fi

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Minuum 2.0 update adds month-long free trial

One of the most innovative keyboard replacement apps on the market just updated to version 2.0 and simultaneously released a 30 day trial app in Play Store.   Aside from

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Smarty Ring V2 promises scrolling display

Following the outstanding success of their first Indiegogo campaign, Smarty Ring has launched a second campaign which brags “upgrading to scrolling display.” The rest of the Indiegogo page is pretty

Accessory Reviews

CHIL Notchbook Review and Giveaway!

The CHIL Notchbook is a quality case worth updwards of $50 but costing only half of that. The leather feels great and really has a “premium” design about it. You’ll

Accessory Reviews

OtterBox Preserver case for Galaxy S4 review

The first thing that I noticed about the OtterBox Preserver case for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is that the size difference between it and the defender case is negligible.

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Work on CyanogenMod 10.2 has begun!

For everyone without a Nexus device, we’ve received some exciting news! 4.3 Status Update #1 All AOSP repositories have been merged into our Github and branched to “cm-10.2″.Do not build