Author: Andrew Grush

Android
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With the LG Nexus 4 Hitting in Two Days, is it the Right Smartphone for You?

The LG Nexus 4 lands on the 13th of November. For those that prefer to avoid contracts or simply wish to go down the prepaid route, the LG Nexus 4 represents a powerful, vanilla Android experience that is extremely tempting. If you are a developer who wants an unlocked and incredible Android experience without the hassle, this Nexus smartphone certainly could fit the bill.

Mobile Apps
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Get Android 4.2 Core Apps on your Android 4.1 Device

Interested in getting your hands on Android 4.2 and the many new core apps that come with it? While it might be a while before the next version of Android comes to your particular device, you don’t have to wait for those core apps any longer— if you own a device running Android 4.1.

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Sony Xperia Advance comes to US unlocked for $50 less than the LG Nexus 4

While the LG Nexus 4 is extremely cheap at $299, not everyone loves the brand LG. Sure, you get an extremely powerful device at an amazing price— but again, that’s if you like LG. What a more ‘premium’ brand device for around the same price? Sony Xperia Advance has now made its way over to the United States and is just $250 unlocked from NewEgg.

IPOD
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iPod Touch 4th gen “Refurbished” Model now Selling for Only $129

While most of us these days have smartphones that make the idea of a portable media player irrelevant, some consumers like to keep their phone and music/video experiences separately. Some of us also have company phones that they don’t want to do browsing from, or simply have kids that could benefit from a media player that can also browse the net and use apps.

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Rumored Sony Yuga Phablet Prototype Shows Up in Photo

The phablet world was first popularized by the Samsung Galaxy Note. Since then, it looks like the market is starting to explode with several high profile new devices being added to the mix. The LG Intuition (Vu), the HTC Droid DNA (J Butterfly), Oppo Find 5 and now a Sony Phablet as well? The so-called […]

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Microsoft Office app coming to iOS

While Microsoft Office currently offers Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8/RT a major advantage against mobile competitors, this is about to change. Apparently Microsoft has made the decision to brings its Office technology over to iOS in the form of “Office Mobile”.

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LG Nexus 4 sold at-cost by Google?

While the LG Nexus 4 might be lacking 4G LTE, it is jam-packed with extremely powerful graphics and processing power. In fact, there is so much great hardware in here, it seems impossible that Google Play is able to sell the Nexus 4 for only $299. That’s because they are actually not making a dime directly on the hardware, it seems.

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Microsoft SmartGlass App now Arrives on iOS as well

Looking to make the most out of your Xbox multimedia experience? With Xbox SmartGlass you can control your Xbox through the tablet for many functions, including selecting movies, rewinding and a whole lot more. Best of all, the control app is now out for iOS devices as well.

Xbox
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Is A Microsoft Xbox Surface Tablet in the Works?

While we’ve seen 10-inch Windows 8 tablets and even Microsoft’s own Surface RT, what about 7-inch devices? So far Microsoft doesn’t seem interested in that category, but that might be because they are readying their own 7-inch Xbox Surface.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Both A Steal At Just $100

The smartphone world is becoming an increasingly crowded place, so you have to wonder, can Microsoft really compete with Windows Phone 8? While it is too early to say for sure, great marketing and aggressive pricing will certainly help if Microsoft and its partners want to win consumers over. Luckily, AT&T seems to be doing just that with the Nokia 920 and HTC 8x.

google
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Google Android Director Says Other 10-inch Tablets are “Overpriced and Underpowered”

A New York Times interview with Google’s Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.

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Google Wallet Physical Card in the Works?

Google Wallet is a very useful and capable virtual payment system, but it seems that Google isn’t stopping there. New details have leaked out suggesting that a Google has a physical Google Wallet Card in the works as well.

HTC
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Mysterious HTC Smartphone Starts Up Facebook Phone Rumors Again

The existence of a so-called “Facebook phone” has been a rumor that refuses to go away. Recently a new HTC handset called “Operaul” has been spotted in benchmarks. The actual name for the device is said to possibly be “Opera UL”. According to anonymous sources from Taiwan, that’s the name of an OEM product being made for Facebook.

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Samsung Nexus 10 Might have a 64GB Version After All

The Nexus 10 was originally announced to only sport 16GB and 32GB storage sizes with no way to expand beyond that. While this might be good enough for some consumers, what if you want and need more? The good news is that your wish might be coming true. Apparently a Korean press release on Samsung’s website also mentioned a 64GB version of the new Samsung Nexus 10. Since then, the image showing the 64GB model has been edited to remove its mention.

Social Media
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Tetris + Pumpkin = Pumpktris

Halloween is here and with it comes candy, jack-o’ lanterns, and… Tetris? Apparently hacker Nathan Pryor has managed to create fully playable game of Tetris inside of an otherwise ordinary pumpkin.

Apple
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iMessage having Connectivity Issues for Some Users

It seems that Apple is having some problems with iMessage for both iOS and OS X users. This isn’t the first time either, as it happened early this week as well. Like the first time, messages are hanging and failing or are instead being being pushed out as text messages (on iPhone devices).

IPAD
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iPad 4th Generation Preorder Batch Sold Out

With the 3rd generation iPad only coming out about seven months ago and already being phased out in favor of a faster Lightning based 4th generation model, there was some concern about how Apple fans and general consumers would react to the move. Would the iPad 4th gen have slower sales than in the past due to backlash for the quick turn around? The answer seems to be a resounding “No”.

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Samsung Nexus 10 versus Apple iPad: Which is right for you?

When it comes to 10-inch tablets, most consumers certainly think of iPad as the most powerful option out there. Sure, there are other high-end 10-inch tablets that are running on Android or Windows 8/RT, but they don’t have the display power of the Retina and probably aren’t as cutting-edge in processing and graphics as the newest 4th generation Apple iPad. This dynamic is now crashing down thanks to the newly announced Samsung Nexus 10.

Android
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LG Nexus 4 officially announced

For a long time now, we’ve been talking about the possibility of LG making a new Nexus device. With tons of leaked photos and other information, there was no denying it. We all expected to hear official word of the new smartphone today– until we found out that Hurricane Sandy resulted in Google canceling the event. Good news, they decided not to let this get in the way and unveiled the Nexus 4 through their blog instead.

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Microsoft SmartGlass app comes to Android

Xbox Smartglass is a way to bring a tablet screen into the Xbox living room media center experience. Basically the app works by connecting your tablet or smartphone up to the screen for pausing, rewinding and even possibly some games going forward. Think of this as a Wii U-type of experience, although not nearly as widely adapted or supported by games– instead its focus is clearly on movies and other multimedia playback between the two devices.