Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 is the company’s latest contribution to the world of mid-range phones and a follow up to the Galaxy Alpha. It costs half as much as the S6 and may cost even less when you use an appropriate coupon from Discountrue or other couponing website. For those who are in search of a quality phone, […]


The 3 Best Android Wear Watches You Can Buy NOW (Apple Watch Alternatives)

Now that iPhone users can officially use Android Wear, I thought it was time for a new Android Wear smartwatch roundup. The thing is… if you like Apple products you’re probably going to stick with them and if you like Android products you’re most likely to stick with them. It will be interesting, to say the […]


The Surprising Reasons Why This iPhone Fan Won’t Switch To Android

The reasons I prefer to use an iPhone as my “daily driver” over Android devices have less to do with familiarity and even features than you might think. Accusations like, “You’re just used to it,” or, “You’re a sucker for the marketing,” just aren’t accurate. For me, it comes down to some intangibles like polish, […]

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A Gadget That Turns Your TV Into A Giant TouchScreen Tablet?

A new gadget called the TouchJet Wave is making it possible to turn any TV into a touchscreen TV. Put differently, it turns your TV into an Android-powered computer — or Smart TV — with touch functionality. Video transcript: Can you imagine turning your TV into a giant tablet? This is so cool. But that’s what […]

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Video Review

What if you could buy a really awesome phone — completely unlocked — for just $250? The Idol 3 is not meant to compete with flagship Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy lineup. Instead, it’s meant to appeal to budget conscious consumers looking for a good enough phone at a great price. The first thing […]

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An Android PC for $30?

What if you could buy a fully-functional computer for $30? The Remix Mini is the world’s first true Android PC. It claims to give you a PC experience unlike anything on Android and an Android experience unlike anything on a PC. This tiny computer runs Remix OS which lets you enjoy the entire Android app […]

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Video: iOS vs Android (Side by Side Comparison)

Have you been using iOS or Android the entire time you’ve owned a smartphone? Do you ever wonder what you’re missing or what “the other side” is like? Well here’s your chance to get a feel for what each OS looks like — at least in terms of core, common functions. A quick note: different Android […]

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5 Reasons To Buy The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 Over Top Android Phones

I’m going to say something that will be controversial—and contrarian—within the tech blogosphere: the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is the best Android phone you can buy right now (read our comprehensive review). Now I’m not talking about bleeding-edge specs like the fastest processor or sharpest camera. Instead, I’m talking about the best value; the smartest purchase. For […]


4 Big Announcements Google Just Made That You Should Know About

Google I/O—the company’s annual conference for developers, and generally the place where it likes to make some big announcements—recently wrapped up. I think it’s safe to say that nothing earth-shattering was announced this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun things for Android—and even iPhone—users to get excited about. And while there was […]


The 5 Best Android Phones You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Doesn’t it seem like a bunch of new Android phones are announced every month? I know… there are a LOT to choose from. But which are the best? It can be hard to choose: do you go with the phone that has the biggest marketing budget? Speaking of budgets, is it alright to go with […]


What Is CyanogenMod And Why Should You Care?

I recently read a somewhat shocking interview with Kirt McMaster, CEO of a company called Cyanogen, where he said that Samsung was going to be the next Nokia and was going to get “slaughtered” in coming years. He went on to say that Apple (Apple!!) itself was going to have trouble. Within 5 years. Needless to say I […]

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I Can Prove You’re Addicted To Your Phone

Life happens. More and more it happens on our devices; phones, tablets, laptops—even smartwatches. But were any of our gadgets to suddenly dematerialize, it would probably be the lack of a phone that would cause the most anguish; likely even panic. That’s because we—as a society—have become serious phone addicts. And that includes you (as […]


Kwikset Kevo Review: Like Living in the Future, Now

My life feels more futuristic all the time. That’s thanks to all the gadgets I receive and review each month. And while there are plenty that make me say, “Wow,” not too many make me feel like I’m from the future and those around me are stuck in the stone ages. But that’s exactly the […]

News@Noon: Tasty Tech Snacks

A curated list of today’s most interesting tech news to snack on over your lunch break. Instagram Lands on Windows Phone (Minus Video) We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features. We’re not finished, and our […]


For The iOS7 Haters…

A lot of people dislike iOS 7. They can’t stand it. They are passionate about hating it. Even rabid Apple fans. I don’t quite get it, though I am trying to understand where they are coming from. Personally, I love iOS 7. To me, the obvious reason almost any non-designer, regular user doesn’t like iOS […]


MyCharge Peak, Sojourn and Voyage: Never Be Without Power Again

As I use my mobile devices more and more, it seems like my batteries last less and less. That’s why I’m keen on having a backup battery handy at all times whether I’m just in the office or on a trip. I’ve used a few different battery cases for my iPhone, but I’ve yet to […]


HTC One X+

Are you looking to upgrade your mobile photo and video experience? Check out the HTC One X+  ($199 with a 2-year ATT contract), a smartphone that delivers sharp images (see sample below) and crisp videos: it’s hard to believe such a thin and light device can produce such impressive output. Built-in camera filters and effects, including […]


The 5 Best Smart Watches of 2012

There are two reasons to wear a watch: fashion and function. Over the last 100 years, designers have been working furiously to create high-fashion watches but the function has basically remained the same: telling time. Over the last several decades a few new features have managed to creep in: altimeters, tide monitoring, chronographs, etc. but […]


100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music

UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on […]


Tiggzi Mobile App Builder Giveaway: Comment to Win!

Are you looking to build a mobile app? Of course you are because it just makes good business sense. Maybe you saw our recent post titled 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App and wanted to get in on the action but weren’t sure which direction to go. Well Tiggzi has offered to […]