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Brett Widmer

I am just a regular guy, have a fulltime job, play drums in a metal band (Ashes of Abaddon) and in my freetime (yeah right!) do freelance writing.

LG Overtakes Apple in U.S. Handset Market Sales

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When it comes to United States smartphone sales, Apple is clearly king controlling a record 53 % of US smartphone market. Looking at the bigger picture of all handset sales (feature and smartphone combined), Apple has solidly kept in second place ever since the release of the iPhone 4S-- until now. A new report suggests that LG has taken the 2nd place spot, knocking Apple to third overall.

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Google Looking into Alternative Ways to Login

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Google has recently voiced its concerns, along with many others, of traditional password based-security and how it really isn't all that secure. In a research paper being published later this month, two of Google’s security experts stated, “we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe.”

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Google Pulls Plug on Nexus Q

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The end has come for the Nexus Q as Google has pulled the plug.  Today, the Nexus Q’s status in the Google play store has been changed from “not for sale at this time” to “no longer available for sale.”  This is the final nail in the coffin for the device.

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Nokia Releases Nokia Lumia 820 3D Printing Kit, Now You Can Make Your Own Shells

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While the Nokia Lumia 920 is still king of the Nokia Windows Phone 8 world, the Nokia Lumia 820 is certainly a solid choice if you are looking for a mid-range device. One of the features that sets the Nokia apart from other handsets in their class is their swappable plastic shell.  Most phones only allow you to customize the look of your phone with different cases, but Nokia allows you to replace the entire shell giving you a truly "unique" look.

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Will LG Make Another Run At Windows Phone?

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According to an article in the Korea Times, it appears LG may be attempting another run at Windows Phone, this time with Windows Phone 8. Besides an effort to renew interest in Windows Phone, LG also has a goal of selling 75 million headsets in 2013 between all of its Android (and soon perhaps WP) devices.

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Possible Facebook Phone To Be Announced Tomorrow? [Rumor]

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Recently there have been many rumors of a Facebook possibly releasing a cell phone. However, Mark Zuckerberg has adamantly denied on two separate occasions, in July and in September, that these rumors are not true. However on Tuesday January 15th, Facebook has scheduled a press event. So the question is, what is the topic of this event?

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15,000 apps submitted for Blackberry 10

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Recently RIM held a Blackberry 10 app port-a-thon weekend, promising $100 per approved app, a chance to win a Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha device and free Playbooks. Since then, the competition has come and gone and there were a staggering 15,000 Blackberry 10 apps submitted for approval.

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