Thoughts…in brief: Contract, no contract, or screw it all?

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If you have read my bio, you know I am a mother, wife, writer, and low-grade tech junkie. I’m no expert when it comes to technology, but I easily learn from experiences and thoroughly enjoy listening to what others have to say.  With that in mind I was sitting in my office last week ...

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Motorola rumored to be making a cheaper Nexus 4-like phone

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According to the Spanish tech site ADSLZone, Motorola is making a less expensive phone in the spirit of the Nexus 4. Rumors concerning the American manufacturer’s plans say that the upcoming device will play host to high-end hardware like a quad-core processor, without the high-end price. ...

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Offers app and new Google Maps app for Android make it even easier to save on purchases

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Google seems to be making it easier than ever to save money. Today on their commerce blog, they mentioned that they have expanded the way users can discover offers to include browsing the web with a Google device, using their popular Offers app, or even through Google Maps. No more clipping ...

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Amazon drops HTC One to $49.99 ( Sprint and AT&T)

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Drastic discounts for those looking to sign a new service agreement.

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Start your back-ups! Astrid will officially shut down this August

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If you remember, Yahoo! purchased Astrid (the task management service) back in May, and we had reported that Yahoo! didn’t plan on keeping the service around. Well folks, it looks like they have made that plan official, as Yahoo! announced over the weekend that they will be shutting down ...

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Report states the Samsung Galaxy S4 has hit the 20 million sold mark

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We all know how popular the Samsung Galaxy S4 is and according to a report by Korea-based news outlet Yonhap News, it looks like sales have topped the 20 million mark. If you crunch the numbers a bit, that’s roughly 1.7 times faster than sales of the Galaxy S3 (looking at the two month ...

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Simple Mobile launches new plans, increases 4G data limits

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If you are in the market for a solid no-contract plan some news came out today that may interest you. Simple Mobile launched new plans this morning which included increasing their previously modest 4G data limits. Earlier plans were already quite the deal and now customers can receive even more ...

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Unannounced Snapdragon 800-powered device found on benchmark test

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According to our friends at GSM Insider, it looks as though another Snapdragon 800 device could be joining the ranks. A recent AnTuTu Benchmark test showed the unannounced LG-F320, and it has us scratching our heads as to what  it could be. The device was tested in the home country of LG (South ...

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BlueStacks announces the GamePop Mini, a ‘Netflix for games’ service

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Lately it seems that the inexpensive gaming console market has been growing at quite the rapid rate. Ouya, Project Mojo, GameStick, and Google are just a few companies developing Android-powered game consoles with the hopes of gaining your attention. As of this morning, we can now add ...

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Rumored Motorola DVX created for emerging markets

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According to recent rumors, Google and Motorola may have a brand new device in the works. The mystery device has been code-named the DVX, which is slated to follow the Moto X and be an extremely cheap device aimed at emerging markets. This means no Snapdragon 800 CPU with a 4k screen, however ...

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Is the mysterious XT1056 really the Motorola X?

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Rumors have been flying about the rumored Motorola X, and as the possible August unveiling is fast approaching, we have a little more information on this mysterious device. So far, we know that it will have an estimated 4.7-inche 720p display, a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ...

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Google rumored to be preparing a new service to help you get organized

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According to an unofficial Google blog, Google is preparing a new service called Google Mine. It looks to be integrated with Google+ and offers a way to keep track of the items you own (or you’d like to own) and share them with your circles. According to rumors you will be able to: ...

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Kool-Aid Man PhotoBomb App is here, Oh Yeah!

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Photobombs seem to be all the rage lately. If you’ve been bored with the typical friend bomb, animal sit-in, or mystery stranger yet don’t want to give up on the silly pics, you may be interested in this new option. Kool-Aid, the sugary beverage you know and love from your ...

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Homepack Buzz officially releases Buzz Launcher and announces design contest to celebrate

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Homepack Buzz officially announced this morning that their popular free smartphone theming service, Buzz Launcher, is no longer in beta mode. Buzz Launcher 1.0 is now available on Google Play. Not sure what Buzz Launcher is? This app utilizes the most distinctive feature of Android smartphones: ...

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New Android 4.3 versions found on Nexus devices

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According to a report by Myce.com, Android 4.3 versions JWR66D and JWR53F have been spotted running on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices. If you break down the build numbers (JWR66D and JWR53F,) this is what they tell us: ‘J’ tells us that they are Jellybean builds from the second quarter ...

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