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Google+ for Android and iOS Full App Review

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 18, 2011

You’ve all probably heard about Google+, Google’s new social networking site that some people seem to favor over the social network giant, Facebook. It’s a slick new site that lets you invite friends and add them to your Circles, browse through the Stream, or chat with friends.  In many ways, it is very much like Facebook, but in many ways, Google+ just seems better.

If you didn’t know already, Google has already released a mobile version for virtually all mobile smartphones on the market.  It’s a very well-organized app, as with all of Google’s products, hence the 4.5 rating on the Android Market. It has already been downloaded over 5 million times since its [...]

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Motorola DROID RAZR vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus — The Ultimate Android Battle

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 18, 2011

October 18 and 19 may just be ordinary, ho-hum days in previous years–but not this year.  With Motorola and Samsung set to hold events on the October 18 and October 19, respectively, these two days might just change the smartphone market forever.

Motorola Mobility, the recent merger company with Google, is expected to launch the “faster, thinner, smarter, stronger” Android smartphone yet–the Motorola DROID RAZR (a.k.a., the Motorola DROID HD or the Motorola Spyder)–on October 18.  A few hours after, Samsung and Google are expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong on October 19.

 

Both Android smartphones are [...]

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Is U.S. Technology Really That Advanced?

by: Daniel KimOctober 16, 2011

With the influx of incredible phones coming out of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, many in the West are asking themselves, what about us?  One would think that with the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android phones, there are so many phones to choose from at the local Verizon store–or, are there?

With the ever-expanding smartphone market growing at breakneck speed, it seems that America has been invaded by smartphones and is being overwhelmed by this mass change. However, does a regular person really need an iPhone or a smartphone? The answer is simple: no. Some would argue otherwise–but, we are talking about need, folks.

A quick visit to a Verizon store [...]

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Samsung Goes After the iPhone 4S With a Chart Highlighting the Differences

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 14, 2011

With the release of the iPhone 4S, Samsung did their part in promoting their own device, the Galaxy S II. Although many people were pretty disappointed by the release of the 4S, Samsung knows that it still poses as a threat in the market. Therefore, they have created a nice little comparison chart that highlights the Samsung Galaxy S II’s triumph over the iPhone 4S. Take a look for yourself below:

Main Differences

Samsung is quick to point out that the Galaxy S II has the following characteristics in which they believe will help the Galaxy S II beat out the iPhone 4S:

4G Capabilities Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-4.5″ [...]
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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs HTC Amaze 4G: Two Towers of T-Mobile and the Talk of the Town

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 14, 2011

T-Mobile just released a duo of Android smartphones with towering specs and features–the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Amaze 4G.

Both phones have become available on T-Mobile this week. The Samsung Galaxy S2 continues to be a best-seller, with global sales of the device hitting the 10-million mark within just eight weeks. And, the T-Mobile variant of this wonderphone (formerly codenamed Samsung Hercules) has just arrived on T-Mobile, along with the equally amazing offer from HTC–the HTC Amaze 4G (formerly codenamed HTC Ruby).

How does each one fare when placed side by side with the other? Read on to find out more about these two fresh offerings from [...]

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Voice Actions for Android vs Apple’s Siri – Will the Better Software Please Speak Up?

by: Ronald UyOctober 13, 2011

Voice-activated software has been around for quite some time now. So, to be genuinely excited about any of these, someone must have done something right.

However, the problem with these types of programs is that you have to talk in an almost robotic tone to make them actually do something. This could be frustrating even for an English instructor and even harder for us who don’t possess flawless communication skills.

How Does Voice Activation Work?

Voice recognition software aims to make our life easier by letting us “speak” our commands rather than typing them into a device or using our fingers to push buttons. Just imagine the possibility of surfing the [...]

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HTC Sensation XL Gets Official – Beats Audio, 1.5GHz CPU and 4.7″ Display

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 10, 2011

On October 6th, HTC held a special party in London to introduce some new Beats infused devices. HTC had originally paid $300 million to Beats to get this deal and now we are finally seeing the results.

HTC Sense Inside

Instant capture camera:Remember that time you pressed the shutter button and had to wait while your smartphone finished taking the picture? With the instant capture camera, the moment you press the button is the same moment the photo is captured. Never let a great shot slip away.

Active lockscreen: HTC has transformed the lockscreen into a window to the good stuff on your phone – where you can check up on your portfolio, view your [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4S

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 10, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S2 faces stiff competition not just with fellow Android smartphones such as the Motorola DROID Bionic but also with Apple’s recently launched iPhone 4S.

The Samsung blockbuster Android smartphone remains an uncontested best-seller worldwide – with one being sold every second at this point in time.

In this comparison review, Android Authority gives you a quick view of some of the neat major features–and weak points–of both the iPhone 4S and the global variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Which of these two phones is the David and which one is the Goliath? Read on to find out.

Build and Design

iPhone 4S

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Gumdrop Drop Tech Series Review – Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Edition

by: Darryl DoakOctober 10, 2011

Some people have no fear when it comes to bringing their electronics everywhere they go, but that’s not me though! I’ve had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 since it’s U.S. launch day, and I’ve always been afraid to bring it to work or let the kids play with it. It’s not that the tablet feels cheap, or that I think it’s likely to break, but simply because this is a very thin $500 electronic that I don’t have the luxury of insurance for. But, that’s where companies like Gumdrop have really stepped in, to protect our electronics from some of the worst we can throw at them, and thankfully, some of these companies build their cases like [...]

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S4 vs Tegra 3 vs OMAP 4470 vs Exynos 4212: Strong-ARMed Superchip Showdown!

by: LucianOctober 10, 2011

The first half of next year should get very interesting  for mobile devices. We’re expecting the Qualcomm S4, NVIDIA Kal-El, Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, and Samsung’s new Exynos 4212 chips to arrive then. But, even if these devices will all arrive in the first half of 2012, we don’t know the exact dates–and that might make a difference.

For example, if one of them is 30% better than the other, but arrives in June, while the other arrives in January, then it might not mean much, because the January chip will probably have an upgraded version by June, too, and might equal or even surpass the original “better” chip. So, keep that in [...]

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