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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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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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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Rockmelt for Android arrives at last

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Fans of Rockmelt’s past desktop browser and iOS app have been patiently waiting and the day has finally arrived. Rockmelt promised an Android version was on the way and today they delivered. If you are not too familiar with Rockmelt, it is an app users implement to follow their news feeds ...

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Google and Waze officially begin a happy life together

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This morning, Google was happy to announce via their blog the official marriage acquisition of Waze. Together, Google and Waze hope to help drivers get to and from their points of interest in a more pleasant and quicker fashion. According to their post this morning, the current Waze development ...

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Two LG devices hit Verizon’s prepaid roster

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Here’s some news for any Verizon prepaid fans out there. They recently added two LG devices to their line-up: the LG Optimus Zone and Optimus Exceed. The LG Optimus Zone (pictured) is a revamped version of the LG Optimus L3 II. It has a 3.2-inch QVGA display, 800MHz processor with 4GB of ...

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Boost Mobile to add Galaxy S3 to their line-up on June 12th

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Boost Mobile announced the newest device to their line-up of no contract wireless yesterday with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Available June 12th, the S3 will be priced at $399.99. The Android powered smartphone will operate on the Sprint 3G and 4G LTE networks. If you are worried ...

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Lookout releases report on mobile threats around the world

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This morning Lookout, one of the top antivirus and device tracking solutions for Android, released the first visual report that compares mobile threat types (and likelihoods) in countries around the world. This breakdown of mobile threats is a first, and it gives insight into what’s really ...

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