Google Launching Android M Tomorrow, Following Yearly Launch Cycle
May28

Google Launching Android M Tomorrow, Following Yearly Launch Cycle

Google’s I/O developer conference will get underway tomorrow and top of the agenda will be the first official details about Android M, the next version of Google's mobile platform. I/O will be the place where Google announces the software, with Android M set to launch to devices later in the year. That will only be one year after the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Google says that yearly Android launches are something we should...

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How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?
May25

How Big Should a Smart Phone Be?

Smart phones have a come a long way since I started covering them professionally back in 2009 they have a ton of new features, GPS, 41mp cameras, fingerprint sensors, heart-rate monitors, etc...  They have also in increased in size perhaps a little too much even.   When the HTC Titan came out it was well...HUGE at the time.  I remember opening the box to it's massive 4.7 inch screen.  That's right massive!  People made fun of me...

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Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter
May21

Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter

If there is one thing I use to LOVE about new devices when they first got introduced was design.  There are magic designs out there.  The HTC One is still a piece of art work, the latest Galaxy device is nice, iPhone's (while I hate the OS) are very well crafted and designed devices.  But something has changed in the past few years that made all of this design obsolete. Yup that's right somewhere along the way smartphone OEM's have...

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Samsung Gets a HUGE Break in it’s Apple Settlement

Way back in 2012 Samsung and Apple had a court dispute in which Apple got award a whopping $930 million dollars in damages.  This was for "violating Apple's intellectual property."  Well that ruling was partly reversed. It seems that Samsung did not violate Apple's trade dress — broader elements of design and aesthetic that dictate the presentation of Apple's gadgets.  This got the damages dropped... a lot all they way down too $548...

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Amazon Giving Away Free App Games, Including Game of Thrones
May16

Amazon Giving Away Free App Games, Including Game of Thrones

Amazon offers a fantastic accompaniment to the Google Play Store with its own Appstore. In our opinion it is the best third party app store on the market, and while we would still use the Google Play Store more, Amazon provides a fantastic service to supplement it. The great thing about the Appstore is that it is available on Android and BlackBerry devices, and Amazon often has amazing sales and even flat out giveaways. Such as this...

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