Samsung Galaxy S5: the good, the bad and the ugly

No one, or rather no sane person with the tiniest shred of common sense, expected Samsung’s Galaxy S5 to revolutionize the mobile landscape as we know it. There simply was no way, unless it packed fingerprint recognition, eye scanning features and the ability to cook dinner from scratch. Ultimately, it came with just one of

Welcome the New Google Maps for Android…

I think everyone agrees that the latest version of Google Maps for Android is an improvement over the previous versions. The interface has been streamlined and new features have been added. Unfortunately, as Google has been prone to do lately, it has also done some house cleaning. The changes to offline maps was discussed in

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Facebook Unveils Verified Pages and Profiles

 Facebook has just announced they are introducing verified accounts and pages; they have taken a leaf out of Twitters book. Verification gives high profile accounts an added level of authenticity so that the users know that the account that they are subscribed to is legit. Verified accounts will have a small blue check next to

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10 things to love about HTC One – Part 1

1. Screen The latest flagship device from HTC comes with the 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 screen with full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Doing the math, the display has got a pixel density figure of a whopping 468 pixels, which makes it perhaps the best display in the segment. The screen on the HTC One

Samsung Galaxy Note II Camera Review

The Galaxy Note II has surpassed my expectations on the quality of camera that would be offered in the device. It captures images of the highest quality, even in low-light situations. In example, our Christmas tree was recently put up. Just about all of the lights were off, and the tree really wasn’t generating a

New features in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Google was supposed to launch three new nexus products – Nexus 10 tablet, Nexus 4 smartphone and updated Nexus 7 tablet – but the event was canceled, thanks to hurricane Sandy. Though the physical event was canceled, Google went ahead and launched the Nexus products anyways. Apart from the device launches, Google also launched a

First Thoughts: HTC One S Mini Review

This post was originally posted on Nibletz HTC sent us their latest device for T-Mobile (announcement is coming shortly from NYC) the One S. This device is part of “the new HTC” a return to form by the Taiwanese company after a devastating 4Q 2011. After an onslaught of very similar models across the “high-end” of

PayPal Updated, Scan Checks Using Your Camera

If you are like me and many others, PayPal is a life saver and their application for Android is pretty nice. Recently, PayPal has updated their application and added a new feature for us PayPal users. Right now there are many options available within PayPal, buy from almost anywhere, send money, receive money, view balances, and many

Slacker Radio’s HUGE update

This has been a long time coming, way back in September, myself, Kyle (TDG), RussellHolly, Aaron BuckNAH, and Aaron Kasten all went to NYC to a press event.  If I remember correctly there were 75+ vendors showing that day.  In the middle of the show floor was the Slacker booth.  After a lot of walking,

T-Mobile Bringing Back Unlimited Wi-Fi Calling For Free

Once upon a time T-Mobile had a wonderful feature for customers. This feature gave customers the ability to make unlimited calls via a Wi-Fi network until one day when the feature was gone. Since then customers have still been able to make Wi-Fi calls, depending on the device of course, but it would still use

DoubleTwist Brings A One Of A Kind Feature To Android

Many Android users are familiar or have heard of DoubleTwist, their version of iTunes for Android. In case you have not DoubleTwist gives users the ability to sync music and other media files via a Wi-Fi. Now DoubleTwist brings more features to their Android application. This week an update has been released that will allow Android

Essential Widgets

One of my favorite features in Android is the ability to use widgets to help display information that is vital to me.  I’m guessing there are thousands of different applications that come with built-in widgets.  The two that I am focusing on today are not part of an app…they are stand alone products that offer

Battle of the Apps: Tablet Edition

So what I’ve done with this is instead of doing just an App review is put different Applications up against each other on the Xoom. In this first installment I’ve choice 4 categories in which to put 2 different applications in each section up against each other and have them fight it out to the

10 Questions With Brent Fishman On The Founder’s Institute

Android community member Brent Fishman, although sometimes controversial, is the owner of Skeleton Labs a new Android app development company that he created.  He was recently accepted to attend the esteemed Founders Institute. Founders is a series of “mini schools” devoted to helping tech based entrepreneurs develop their businesses by education, mentoring, camaraderie,training, investment and