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Today I unbox and take my first look in the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung. This tablet packs a nice punch with it’s specs sporting a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 NVIDIA processor, 1GB of RAM, and a beautiful 8.9 inch display, which measures at 1280×800 pixels to provide a very rich and crisp screen. The tablet also has Touch Wiz UX, a 3.0 megapixel rear camera, 2.0 megapixel front facing camera, 6100 mAh battery, which is all packed into a thin 0.34 inch tablet with a weight of just over a pound! I’ve had some time to play with it…

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There may be tons of apps on the Android Market that allow streaming videos from your computer to your Android phone, but most of them come with a price. If you’re the type of person who likes to be able to stream videos to your Android phone without spending a cent, we’ve put together a list of five of the best free apps for you. UPnPlay UPnPlay allows streaming from your computer to your mobile device via the DLNA media server. The user interface is rather simple and straightforward, and the configuration is easy to understand. Some of UPnPlay’s features…

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With hundreds of friends in your Facebook account, you sometimes find it hard to keep track of your friend’s latest photo uploads. Searching for a single picture from an ocean of photos will surely suck your time. But, don’t fret.  The Android Market has an app that instantly finds your friends’ pictures fast and easily. The Pixable app is a virtual organizer for photos shared by your Facebook friends. This app sorts out and ranks your photos according to popularity and your favorites photos. You can view top pictures for the day, keep track of your friends’ pictures, view Facebook…

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It’s the start of a new year and AT&T has new offerings bringing 4G LTE to its customers through two of the carrier’s recently announced Android phones: the first-ever dual-core Sony Xperia Ion and the eco-friendly Samsung Exhilarate. If you’re planning to buy one of these two when AT&T releases them, you might want find out first what each one has to offer you.  In this article, we provide a quick review and comparison of the Samsung Exhilarate and the Sony Xperia Ion. Design Samsung has been among those at the forefront of producing environment-friendly devices.  The Samsung Exhilarate is…

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Syncing your multiple accounts to your Android device can be helpful, but if you’re prolific with content in your various accounts, searching through your millions of files, documents, and other data for one exact file could be gruesome and time-consuming.  You’d wish there were a magic wand that you could flick to summon just that exact file you’re looking for. The CloudMagic app just may be that magic wand.  It is an app for Android that will help you magically search through your various accounts “in a second”–all in just one app. CloudMagic is an online cross-platform search tool for…

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With the recently concluded CES 2012, Samsung has showcased yet another milestone cementing its position as one of the leaders in bringing top-performing devices to the consumer market. Among the new devices Samsung unveiled at CES 2012 were the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note–both of which are heading to AT&T and both reported to be LTE-capable.  Let’s take a look at these two upcoming offerings from AT&T and find out which one might be worth your while. Design and Display Takings its roots from its older brother, AT&T’s Galaxy Note sports the same form factor…

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Before buying your own smartphone, what criteria do you use for choosing the right phone? Does it include having a wider screen and higher resolution? Does it include having the fastest processor on the market? Or what about battery power that lasts for more than a day? Most consumers focus their gaze on the phone’s specs but neglect to consider a very crucial and important criterion: security features. In the battle of the best phones on the market, let’s now compare the security features of both Apple and Android devices which most consumers have overlooked. The Similarities Let’s first tackle…

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Anyone who’s fond of taking pictures knows that perfect pictures don’t always happen. Sometimes you’ll catch a great shot, but it’s way too dark. You’ll sometimes snag a shot that could do better if it had a little bit more color. The only way you can fix these shots is by tweaking the brightness when you get back home, and on your computer. But, with the Lightbox Photos app for Android, you don’t need to wait until you get home anymore. Lightbox Photos allows you to capture, enhance, and even share your captured moments. You can even toggle the privacy…

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CES 2012 was a huge event for many mobile manufacturers showcasing their new products for this year. Many of them proved to be quite heavy contenders with their awesome line-up of smartphones, tablets, and accessories for the coming months.  CES 2012 also marked the end of Sony Ericsson and the birth of Sony Mobile Communications. At the same CES 2012, the previously rumored Sony Xperia Nozomi finally made its first official appearance, with Sony’s introducing the device as the Xperia Ion for AT&T in the U.S. and as the Xperia S for the rest of the world. If you have…

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You could say that the Galaxy Nexus is the most anticipated Android device of 2011. It’s what Android enthusiasts were hoping the Nexus S to be when dual core technology started cropping up in mid-2010. The Galaxy Nexus was already out towards the end of 2011 in the West, but here in Asia, we are only getting a glimpse of this device now. As an Android Enthusiast, I have high expectations of the Galaxy Nexus. After all, it is a Pure Google device that’s considered by many to run bleeding edge Android OS. It is Android at its best. However,…