You Earned It: Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments Plan

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile’s Shrinking Payments for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When it comes to competition in the mobile communication industry, every company is trying to convince you that it’s …continue reading

How Safe is Rooting Android Devices?

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At LockerGnome.com, Ryebread761 writes:

After almost a month with my Nexus 7, I am beginning to get comfy with Android. (So comfy that I want my contract to end so I can switch to an Android phone…) Anyway, I have seen a few cool things …continue reading

Should I Trade My iPhone 4S for a Samsung Galaxy S III?

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At LockerGnome.net, Urgebot1777 writes:

Should I trade my Verizon iPhone 4S for a Verizon LTE Samsung Galaxy S III? What would I lose or gain? I love social media. I have a MacBook Pro, Apple TV, Nexus 7 (soon to be iPad), and …continue reading

Motorola Droid Razr HD: a Thorough Review

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Business professionals in earlier years could be simply identified because they often carried huge briefcases with tons of paperwork inside, daily planners that were bound, and most probably a DynaTAC cellular phone. A number of these brick phones were invented …continue reading

Could Ubuntu Challenge Android and iOS for Smartphones?

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The tech world went nuts yesterday over the announcement that a phone version of the popular Ubuntu OS was being developed for release in early 2014. That gives Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, a year to establish hardware partnerships and develop the mobile operating …continue reading

Will the Buzzing Drive Nexus 4 Users Nuts?

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The Google Nexus 4 has had its critics, with their main complaint being the lack of LTE 4G service. Other complaints have included the inability to change out the battery, no micro-SD slot for added storage, and that the camera could have been better. The …continue reading

How Does Google Know Where You Live?

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At LockerGnome.net, DJ Scooby Doo asks: “How does Google know where you live?”

Do you find it a little strange that your phone knows exactly where you live despite never actually telling it? Android 4.1 Jelly Bean introduced the world to Google Now, …continue reading

Nexus 4 Battery Drain Problem

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I have been using the Google Nexus 4 smartphone for a few weeks and, over all, I have enjoyed the experience. Using Google Android Jelly Bean has improved the performance of this cellphone, making it function smoothly during the course of all the activities I …continue reading

Seven Must-Have Android Shopping Apps

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We are often reminded during the holiday season how stressful shopping can be, but really, it can be stressful no matter what time of the year it is. Whether you are buying holiday gifts for your family or trying to find the perfect birthday present …continue reading

iOS Vs. Android

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In the spirit of giving folks what they ask for, I’ve decided to take on the subject of iOS versus Android head-on. This is hardly an easy comparison to make as each platform evolves so quickly. Over a period of a few years, both of …continue reading

How to Properly Clean Your Android Phone Before You Sell It

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During the past few months, almost all of the smartphone companies have released new models to attract the consumer’s pocketbook. From models that require a contract to models that can be used on pre-paid plans, there is something for all of us to think about …continue reading

What Android Phones Offer the Best Battery Life?

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Those of us who have chosen the Android operating system to power our smart phones or tablets have a vested interest in obtaining the best possible battery performance that we can. This is not always an easy adventure, since the road …continue reading

Should Android and Chrome Be Combined?

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A few years ago, I was one of the lucky few who received the Google Cr-48 Chromebook laptop computer. The original model came with Chrome OS installed, which was rather a plain-Jane, vanilla rendition of an operating system. The Chrome OS was extremely limited and …continue reading

The Sony Xperia J: Cute But Very Flawed

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Sony had this idea that it needed to concentrate on a select few handsets to be able to come out with worthy devices. Now, it seems the company is again releasing model after model, one Android after the next. One of the more recent offerings …continue reading

Nexus 10 Vs. Nexus 7

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The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are sure to be big sellers during this year’s holiday season. Both of these devices are listed among the biggest and best in their class for both hardware and software, and there aren’t many Android fans who would be …continue reading

Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 Reviewed

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When Google first announced its latest Android OS update to version 4.2, and I first learned of what changes would be made, I knew that some of what would be offered might not appeal to everyone. My personal hope, before the update, was that it …continue reading

Green Throttle to Turn Your Android Device into a Gaming Console

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The introduction of Green Throttle, which comes with a simple application and an analog controller, plans to turn your Android phone into a gaming console. For anyone who owns an Android phone, Green Throttle promises to provide you with a mobile gaming experience, which the …continue reading

S III Lite: The Samsung Galaxy Premier

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There’s another Galaxy ready to take your money: Samsung’s next offering in the upper-midrange segment of smartphones, the Galaxy Premier. When you take a good look at the unit, there’s nothing that sets it apart from the S III. It’s just considerably less …continue reading

LG Optimus G Vs. Nexus 4

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A new generation of Android devices is making its way to the market ahead of the holiday season including the LG Optimus G and its Google-supported cousin the Nexus 4. These two devices share a lot in common beyond just being manufactured by the same …continue reading

Nexus 4 Vs. iPhone 5

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Does the Nexus 4 have what it takes to grab a significant chunk of the iPhone’s market share in 2013? Is the iPhone 5 too good to be challenged by the latest the Nexus line has to offer?

Perhaps one of the most-requested comparisons we’ve …continue reading

Best Android Phones of Late 2012

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This holiday season, Android fans have a lot to be joyous about. Not only has the new Nexus arrived in time for the seasonal rush, but it looks like this was a great year all around for high performance and sleek design in the Android …continue reading

Should You Care About Ubuntu for Android?

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“In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out.” – Ubuntu for Android

I’ve long been an advocate for the idea that phones will eventually replace our desktop computers. The Motorola Atrix 4G was a promising step in the right direction, unleashing a …continue reading

The Ability to Root Your Android Device is Awesome – and Unimportant

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I am the proud owner of a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus with CyanogenMod installed. I initially decided to root my device not because I needed more flexibility or “control” over my Android experience, but because there was a limitation on the phone’s volume that made …continue reading

How to Resolve Problems with Android Gingerbread

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For those of you who are using a smartphone powered by Google’s Android version known as Gingerbread, you are most likely aware of some of the issues that may plague this older operating system. Gingerbread was first introduced several years ago by Google and is …continue reading

LG Optimus G Review (AT&T)

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The LG Optimus G is a powerhouse of a smartphone. I’ve had the privilege of being able to use the phone for a little over a week now, and the contrast between using it and the Galaxy Nexus is astonishing. LG spared …continue reading

Jelly Bean 4.2 To Offer “Bouncer” Malware Protection

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As president, Ronald Reagan always had a welcoming jar of jelly beans on his desktop and there was never any doubt that the President enjoyed the nostalgia that these candies brought to his mind. This type of desktop offering is already available to those of …continue reading

Why I Am Ordering a Google Nexus 4

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Google is working at a rapid pace to stay ahead of the pack by introducing new hardware and improvements to its Android operating system. Of course, we all know that in the field of smartphones, tablet computers, and laptop systems, speed in releasing new products …continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S III is the World’s Top-selling Smartphone

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The folks at Samsung can claim a small victory for the Galaxy S III smartphone as it surpassed any other smartphone (including the iPhone 4S) as the most popular choice among buyers in the third quarter of 2012. This is a statistical victory, …continue reading

Three Non-Samsung Android Phones You’d Want to Buy

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Presently, Samsung is dominating the smartphone industry with (34%) share, besting Apple (17.5%), Nokia (6.9%), HTC (6.2%), Sony (4%), and Motorola (3.7%). A sizable piece of the market seems to be elusive for small players, with analysts even saying that Nokia should have gone with …continue reading

The Case of Made-up Android OS Versions

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Everyone who owns an Android phone or is looking to buy one is always eagerly awaiting news of a new version of Google’s mobile operating system. Everyone’s on the lookout for the latest features and improvements, basically on the premise of getting more out of …continue reading