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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge recycled designs, expected but annoying

Last week, we got a good look at the front of the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge refreshes (to be unveiled at Samsung's...

Do features in third-party UI’s outweigh the latest from Android?

It's pretty well understood that Android is fragmented. Phone manufacturers nearly always tweak the baseline Android OS beyond recognition in an effort to stand out in...

Samsung needs to make radical changes to revitalize its Galaxy lineup

Samsung still dominates the Android smartphone market with its Galaxy S series and Note line. But the once powerhouse has been slipping and has...

Your next phone needs to be a Nexus, and why that’s a problem for...

Android 6.0 (more commonly referred to as its more sugary name, Marshmallow) was announced back in May 2015 (as “Android M” at Google I/O)....

Save thousands of dollars by ditching cable TV and switching to video streaming services

I never have felt more liberated than I have in the last month because I finally cancelled my TV service from AT&T UVERSE. I...

Three phones later, and I’m still thinking about the Nexus 6

Ah, the Nexus 6. She’s a beaut ain’t she?The Nexus 6 even today has a large following, and I think that’s interesting. If we...

Dropping ‘Motorola’ hurts, but it’s the right thing for Lenovo to do

We learned on Thursday at CES 2016 that Lenovo, one of the largest electronics companies in the world and owner of Motorola, would be...

What if the iPhone ran Android, and Google didn’t allow iOS users to use...

I finally got back to San Diego, after a ten day holiday vacation with my family. I had a great time celebrating and feasting...
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More apps should follow Fallout Shelter’s “freemium” approach

The Play Store is flooded with games and apps that follow the "freemium" approach of making money, and statistics show that this is the...

The Nexus 6 is the best value, pure Android smartphone

When the Nexus 6P first came out, I found myself drooling over its metal body, awesome camera, and fingerprint scanner. I went back and...

Dear Santa, Can you please add these features to flagship devices for 2016?

The lines between budget, mid-range, and high-end phones are rapidly becoming blurred. There are many devices in every price category that perform at a...

Let’s hope 2016 brings more high-end compact phones

2015 is wrapping up, and as we begin to pick our best smartphones of 2015, it's clear that the majority of high-end phones this...

Now that Play Music’s family plan is out, have you switched?

Like millions others, I've been a happy Spotify Premium member for some time now, and have been very satisfied with the music abilities it provides....

Why 2016 will be the year of the Chinese budget smartphone

Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, and Motorola are all Android names we are all very familiar with. Those tech giants have been making our phones...

A week with my first phablet

Once upon a time, we lived in a society that viewed any smartphone with a screen more than five inches a "titan" or "behemoth",...

Lockly Secure Pro review

The Lockly Secure Pro is a deadbolt for the new-age, connected home. Unlock via PIN codes, fingerprint, voice, mobile app, and more. Here's our review.
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