Sonim XP7 Extreme is a Rugged Go Anywhere Smartphone
Nov26

Sonim XP7 Extreme is a Rugged Go Anywhere Smartphone

Your smartphone doesn’t always need to be a sexy device that looks at home on the catwalk, some just need to fulfil a certain job. Using an HTC One M8 out when scaling Mount Everest or crossing the Sahara is probably not going to end well, so you will want to get something a bit more up to the task. Sure, company's like Samsung try doing the rugged stuff, but those are jokes for the true outdoorsman, who typically need something like...

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Stylus for Phones? Why Are We Going Backwards?
Nov13

Stylus for Phones? Why Are We Going Backwards?

Recently thanks to Samsung and it's PR machine all of a sudden we have a new generation of mobile device consumers that think that convenience means doing the extra step of pulling a stylus out of your phone to do what can do with your finger. (which is already "on hand") But isn't this going backwards? The last major release phone I can remember to include a stylus was the Nokia 5800 and that was back in 2008.  The stylus is device...

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MMS Message Now Working For Most North American Carriers

One of the few truly consistent things for Android user across the board is the Google suite of apps and services that come with almost every Android device sold.  One of these which is becoming more and more useful is Google Voice and it work pretty darn well here in North America expect for one thing.....MMS messaging.  That is about to change. According to reports MMS on Google Voice will now work with "100 different North American...

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What I Want: FM Transmitter in my Device
Oct03

What I Want: FM Transmitter in my Device

Every once in a while you will be holding your device in your hand and say to yourself "why doesn't my device do _____?"  I have those moments just like you do expect when I have them I can tell the world about in a post.  We called those posts "What I want".  Today's what I want post is about something that I had but is no longer a feature.....FM Transmitters. I am not talking about the ability to pick up FM broadcasts and listen to...

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Do Phone Designs Even Matter Anymore?
Sep26

Do Phone Designs Even Matter Anymore?

Since bendgate started last week on the new iPhone I have heard one thing over and over and over again from almost everyone. "Who cares, you are just going to case it up anyway and will solve that issue". That's pretty much a true story with every device you buy these days, not the bending part but the casing up part so the thing is.... does the phone design really make a difference? I am not talking Boom Sound speakers, 41mp cameras,...

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Screen Size: Why I Can’t Make Up My Mind
Sep03

Screen Size: Why I Can’t Make Up My Mind

One of the great perks of writing about tech is you get to play with all the latest and greatest devices. I love to try out new stuff and see what the latest trends bring. One of these trends is huge devices with screens that are 6 inches plus on a regular basis which I love.....I think. What do I mean? When phablets first came out I couldn't get enough of them and their real estate goodness. I even bought a 6 inch device off brand...

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