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With the LG Nexus 4 Hitting in Two Days, is it...

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.

New Poll Says 22% of Respondents will get a Windows Phone...

Windows Phone 8 might have just hit the market today, but it is already generating quite a bit of excitement. In fact, a new poll conducted by the UK-based PC Advisor indicates that out of 3,250 respondents, 22 percent were interested in Windows Phone 8-- the same percent of users that were interested in the iPhone.

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.

Four Walmart Employees Toss and Drop iPads Intentionally [video]

Here is an example of stupidity at it's finest. Four employees from Walmart decided to film themselves throwing boxes containing iPad across the stockroom area just for fun. The video says “this is why you shouldn't buy from Walmart”.

Sony Xperia Advance comes to US unlocked for $50 less than...

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.

Nokia Lumia 920 Costs $450 Off Contract, Just $150 More than...

It seems that AT&T is ready to ensure that Nokia Lumia 920 makes it into the hands of as many consumers as possible. Not only is this high-end flagship Windows Phone 8 device only $99 with a two year contract, it is actually only $450 outright as well.

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.

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...

Sam’s Club offers up the Samsung Galaxy S3 for just 96...

Want to get the Samsung Galaxy S3 on the cheap? Now is your chance. It seems that Sam's Club is offering the Galaxy S3 for just 96 cents on Black Friday.

With the iPad Mini Now in Stores, iPad Mini 2 Rumors...

The iPad Mini is barely out the door and what do we already have? The first iPad Mini 2 rumor is already here. Unsurprisingly, it has to do with the addition of a Retina display.

Windows Store continues solid growth, Windows 8 and RT now have...

While Windows RT and Windows 8 introduce a major push forward for Windows tablets, they still have some hurdles to overcome Microsoft wants to win over more consumers. One of these hurdles is apps. The good news is that Microsoft seems to be growing their Windows Store app library very quickly.

Three Islands in the South Pacific are now Completely Powered by...

Imagine a place where the only energy to be found is clean, reliable solar power. Not happening anytime soon, right? While solar power has become increasingly important, it isn't yet powering an entire arrive is it? Actually, three tiny islands in the South Pacific are the first islands to rely completely on solar power.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Both A Steal At...

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 Nexus 10 versus Microsoft Surface RT: Which is Right for...

The 10-inch tablet market just is really started to get crowded with tons of new Windows 8/RT devices popping up beside existing Android tablets and the iPad. Even more important is the introduction of new flagship tablets from Google and Microsoft.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the Most Commonly Attacked OS, Claims Kaspersky...

A new report from Kaspersky Labs has now surfaced suggesting that if you are still stuck on the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you might want to watch your back carefully when it comes to malware.

Microsoft Surface Doesn’t Really Give You 32GB, Only 16GB of Space...

With the Microsoft Surface you pay the same $499 as the iPad but you get double the storage space thanks to its 32GB drive--- or do you? It turns out that the 32GB advertised isn't really 32GB, it's more like 16. What gives? Windows RT is essentially a desktop OS at its heart, and that means it takes up the rest of the drive.

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.

Samsung Planning Major Brand Overhaul, Just in Time for CES 2013

It seems that Samsung is ready for its makeover. The company is now working with brand consultant Scott Bedbury, a big name consultant that has worked with companies such as Nike and Starbucks in the past.

Apple Mac Computers May Eventually Use ARM Processors, Rumor Suggests

In 2006 the first Intel-based consumer-level Mac computers starting rolling out, and Apple hasn't looked back-- or have they? Apparently Apple is considering yet another architecture move, this time over to ARM.

Windows Live Messenger Being Retired in Favor of Skype?

Do you still regularly utilize Windows Live Messenger? You might want to consider moving to Skype now. It seems that Microsoft is planning to retire WLM very soon, according to sources close to the Redmon-based company.

Interested in Microsoft Surface? Should you get Surface RT or Surface...

There has probably never been a better time to get a tablet than now, thanks to the shear amount of great choices on the market today. From the iPad to the Nexus 10, there is plenty of options out there, that much is clear. What if you are considering the Microsoft Surface? Should you get the Surface RT or wait for the Surface PRO?

CyanogenMod gets Native File Manager in Latest Nightly Builds

While the popular CyanogenMod isn't moving to Android 4.2 just yet, CM10 is getting something new that might excite some modders out there--- a native file manager.

Comparing the Galaxy Nexus to the Upcoming LG Nexus 4

The recently announced LG Nexus 4 is here in just a little over a week. So how does the most recent Nexus smartphone compare with the aging Galaxy Nexus?

HTC J Butterfly coming to Verizon as the Droid DNA, Arriving...

The US version of the J Butterfly will be called the HTC Droid DNA, an exclusive smartphone for the Verizon network.

Galaxy Smart Dock transforms your Note 2 into a Desktop Computer-...

Earlier today we learned that Samsung has already sold 3 million Galaxy Note 2 smartphones. If you are one of these owners, have you ever dreamt about taking the Note 2 even further and turning it into a computer replacement? Sounds like a crazy notion doesn't it? Samsung doesn't seem to think so.

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.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Already Sells 3 Million Units Worldwide

There is clearly a growing demand for larger-sized smartphones, as evidenced by the run-away success of Samsung's Galaxy Note 2.

Motorola Electrify M announced for U.S. Cellular

It seems like the Motorola Droid RAZR M is getting a cousin. Today U.S. Cellular announced the Motorola Electrify M, which has an edge-to-edge display and other features that fit very closely with the Verizon-only Droid RAZR M.

iOS 6.0.1 Now Available, Brings Several Bug Fixes

While iOS 6 hasn't been out very long it has been met with a fair share of criticism due to bugs and other issues that affect Wi-Fi, Cellular connections and more.

To Cover Shortage in the Wake of Hurricane, AT&T and T-Mobile...

Ever since Hurricane Sandy struck the New York City and New Jersey area cellular communication has become somewhat of a luxury thanks to the lack of cellular service in the wake of the event. Luckily, AT&T and T-Mobile are temporarily working together to help out.

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.

Yet Another New Archos Tablet, Likely to Arrive in Time for...

It seems that Archos is hoping to expand its presence with yet another new tablet, this one an 8-inch device called the Archos 80 Cobalt. While nothing that 'amazing' its low price and reasonable specs could make it a worthwhile consideration this holiday season.

LG Nexus 4 versus Samsung Galaxy S3: Which one is the...

The new LG Nexus 4 has arrived, and with it comes a question about whether or not the new Nexus upstages the previous flagship device that is the Samsung Galaxy S3.

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.

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).

Official Twitter App Coming to Windows 8 in “the coming months”

The good news is that a Twitter app seems to be on its way.

Unique Smartphone with Bamboo Casing On its Way to Kickstarter Soon

A smartphone that is extremely light, super attractive and even manages to be organic? Crazy you say? Perhaps it is, but that's exactly what the Adzero smarpthone is all about.

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”.

Boombero Near Field Speakers have a Retro Styling, Cost Just $72.29

It is not surprising to see accessories pop up that use the NFC standard over other wireless connection types like Bluetooth. The new Boombero NFC Audio Speaker is one of these accessories.

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.

Windows Phone 8’s NFC Features Will Allow Limited Cross-Platform Communication with...

Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft's newest mobile platform. While this isn't that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.

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.

Samsung Nexus 10 Announced, Beats Out Apple’s iPad Retina Display

While Apple might have given us a new iPad 4th gen recently, it is no longer the king of displays. Today Google announced the Samsung Nexus 10 with an extremely impressive 2560 x 1600 display.

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.

iPad Mini Shipping Date Pushed Back by Two Weeks For White...

The iPad Mini has had so many preorders that the shipping time has moved from November 2nd to “two weeks” for the base Wi-Fi only 16GB model.