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Android Jelly Bean: A look at how it became the champion we all wanted

Now that Jelly Bean has become the most used Iteration of Android, let’s take a look back at its rise to the top. Overthrowing the Gingerbread king wasn’t easy, but Google had a little ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 9, 20136

How the Motorola X Phone could change things

Motorola is taking a chance here, and it’s actually exciting for once. Rather than try to shove a ton of hardware into a slim phone, they’ve gone and made a really good phone anyone ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 8, 201331

PSA: Sprint changed their ToS. You have until July 31 to get out of your contract free of charge.

Sprint is buying Clearwire, and merging with SoftBank. Any time there is a shift in the way a company does business, they often have to change their Terms of Service. While ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 8, 201352

Is that a Monkey King in your pocket?!

Nothing too exciting with a quad core MT6589, but 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is nice. So is the 5-inch 1080p screen. Still not wowed? How about a price tag that comes in at under ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 8, 20136

Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone

With customization in play for the X Phone, it would be safe to assume Rogers will get exclusive rights to the device, but we’re not willing to make that assumption. This could be a ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 5, 20134

Amazon drops price on Kindle Fire HD 7″

Even at the regular price, these tablets were well worth the money. Amazon has discounted them, though, making them even more attractive. Whether as as second tablet for the family or a ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 5, 20133

Sony highlights Xperia Z Ultra in new video

The device is simply too large for traditional one-handed interaction, so Sony has a few tricks up their sleeve. A keyboard that slides to one side of the screen, and a bluetooth device ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 5, 201322

SHOULDERPOD is a really cool smartphone accessory for taking better pictures and video

A catch-all for better photography, SHOULDERPOD can do just about anything you ask of it. If you want to mount it to a tripod, no problem. Ever wish you had a handle for your phone? ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 4, 20132

QWOP is now available for Android, still making us look silly.

If you’re wondering why it’s called QWOP, that’s the runner’s name. Awkward name, awkward game play, but oddly fun. A Play store rating of 4.2 shows early adopters like it, though.
by Nate SwannerJuly 4, 20133

Petition circulating for HTC to support the One S

At just over one year old, the device is still very capable. It was never a top-tier device, but it was an HTC flagship for the One lineup. Considering many users are still under ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 4, 201331
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