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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.

Huawei Exec Unveils 6.1 inch Ascend Mate 2 Weeks Before CES 2013

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So what is the cutoff before a phone is more of a tablet that can place calls? Evidently bigger than 6.1 inches as far as Huawei is concerned. They are getting ready to release the Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch 1080p Android phone.

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Apple Not Playing Well With Others, Cans Pop Project

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Introducing Pop, a portable battery that can charge any kind of phone including the latest in iPhone technology. The system would include cables for most every kind of port including the 30pin and Lightening connector.

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Tumblr Now Offers Support for iPad with Version 3.2.3

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Two days after the big Tumblr update to its Android app, iPad gets its own native app as well. Tumblr’s iOS app version 3.2.3 is now compatible with the iPad and the iPad mini.

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iPhone 5 and Mini Having Battery Issues After Receiving Update

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Recently Apple attempted to answer user’s complaint regarding Wi-Fi issues with the release of iOS 6.0.2. This update was geared towards the iPad Mini and iPhone 5 in particular.

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Dropbox Releases New Beta Version of its App

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Dropbox, the file and photo sharing website and application, has just released a new beta version for its Android app to the general public. This being amongst all the other tweaks and upgrades Dropbox has released lately.

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Apple Rumored to be Severing Ties With Samsung

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This past week, many states have been attempting to attract a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties to Apple Computer. New York, Oregon and Texas are all the front runners in a race to bring a new major manufacturer to the US.

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Veggie Drums, Enough Said

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Scott Garner has created something I’m sure none of us ever thought we would see, drums made of beets. He calls this creation the aptly named BeetBox. The drums use one of the credit card sized Raspberry Pi Computers as well as capacitive touch sensors and an amplifier to make each of the beets create a sound as they are touched.

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Yelp Releases New Update

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Android users who are hooked on the Yelp app will be happy to hear it has just released an update, version 3.7.

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Nuance Releases Extensive Update to the Dragon Mobile Assistant

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The company Nuance has now released a major update to its Android App, Dragon Mobile Assistant.

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Deezer Launches Add Supported Streaming

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Deezer, the music streaming service, is launching a free ad supported streaming service to its available options.

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Tablet Version of Flipboard App Arrives Today

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The Android app Flipboard was officially launched in May of this year, and while it was fine for smartphone users, it left those with a tablet wanting more.

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Asus Nexus 7 Audio Dock, In Hands December 30th

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The long awaited Asus built audio dock for the Google Nexus 7 is still being elusive.

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ZTE Avid 4G Drops Today for MetroPCS

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In the recent months, MetroPCS has released a couple of very affordable phones for consumers. They've done it again today releasing the ZTE Avid 4G.

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Samsung Releases Upgraded Battery for the Galaxy S3

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 has quickly became one of the most popular phones on the market today. Is it the perfect smartphone? Some would say it is pretty close, though it would be nice if it had a bigger battery. Perhaps something like the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD’s 3300mAh Battery? While they won’t be able to get something quite that big, Samsung has released an extended battery for the Galaxy S3 giving it an extra 900mAh

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NZ SPCA Raises Awareness For Shelter Dogs With Porter, The Driving Dog

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Everyday lost and abandoned dogs are left in shelters, never being adopted and many of which end up put to sleep. The Auckland, New Zealand SPCA decided to do something about it. They wanted to raise public awareness for the 50 – 100 dogs it has in its shelter every week. Anyone with an obedient dog knows how intelligent they are and how able they are to be trained.

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