T-Mobile and Lookout Join Forces

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On October 24, 2012, T-Mobile announced that it has joined forces with the mobile security firm Lookout in order to provide protection from malware attacks for its cellphone and tablet customers. As a result of this joining of forces, T-Mobile customers with select T-Mobile devices …continue reading

Drift Mania Championship 2 Review

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One of the coolest things about smartphones today is the almost universal support for accelerometers and other motion-based controls. It’s hard not to think about driving games when considering what someone could do with this level of control. When I was offered the opportunity to …continue reading

Best Gifts for Android Tablet Fans 2012

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Buying an Android tablet for someone is a gift that keeps on giving. Tablets are arguably the computer of the future, and there’s really very little that limits the capabilities of one running Android. Gaming, browsing the Web, taking notes, watching video, and even editing …continue reading

How to Add/Remove Sports Teams on Google Now Cards

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Android Jelly Bean introduced a number of interesting features to the Android platform, the most noticeable of which is Google Now, an integrated personal assistant (much like Siri) that keeps track of your location and provides you with helpful information when and where it is …continue reading

Google Android: 10 Things Newbies Need to Know

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Last week I was roaming about the Internet, looking for something to write about, when I discovered an article over at Mashable about Android for newbies. As I read through the list of some 20 pieces of information, I thought to myself that I could …continue reading

Android Users, Beware! You Could Be Infected and Not Know It

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According to one security company, if you are the user of any Android-powered device, your device could be vulnerable to an attack. But before you panic and throw your Android device in the trash, you can take some precautions to protect your precious gadget. In …continue reading

Android Smartphone: Are you Tired of Being Left On Hold?

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I don’t know about you, but I am never very excited about having to call customer service, no matter how good the company alleges its customer service to be. The nightmare of having to press through a variety of different keys, sometimes taking up to …continue reading

Google Android: is It Open or Not?

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Google last week challenged a Chinese firm on the way that the company had modified the Android operating system. When this information became public, some of the first comments posted on the Internet criticized Google for the action that it took. Google later responded that …continue reading

iPod nano Wristwatch Alternatives

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When Apple decided to move away from the world of wearable computers with its latest iPod nano, I began to wonder if there were any viable alternatives that might even provide a more robust computing experience. The iPod nano was hardly a revolutionary computing device …continue reading

Best Cartoon Photo App for Android: Cartoon Camera Vs. Paper Camera

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I love taking pictures, and having the right camera apps on my Galaxy Nexus makes a huge difference in my overall experience. The included camera app is fine, but what if I want to take a photo and make it look a little more …continue reading

Android Tablets in the Classroom


It is amazing to me how far technology has come, especially in the classroom. In fact, in some school districts across the country tablets or laptop computers are being assigned to the students in lieu of textbooks. But no matter what the classroom environment, or …continue reading

How to Turn Android into a Super-OS with Tasker


This is not a comparison of Android and iOS or Windows Phone, even though it seems to be one of the most searched questions on the Internet. Everyone will make the choice to find the system that suits one’s lifestyle best. Instead, we’ll talk about …continue reading

Why the Google Nexus 7 Has Become My Go-to Device of Choice

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Like many of you who spend your time reading the informative articles here at LockerGnome, you most likely have a large assortment of devices at your disposal. I know that my personal arsenal is extensive, including three laptop personal computers, one desktop personal computer, two …continue reading

Where Can You Get Flash for Android?

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It’s a day after the great expected removal of the Flash Player from the Google Play store. At the time of this article’s writing, the app is still available, though it may be so through delays between removal requests and Google taking …continue reading

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Nexus S: New Software, Old Hardware


Guest blogger Karl Newark writes:

If you are a regular reader of this site, chances are that you probably already know a lot about Google’s latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. So rather than doing a full and in-depth review of the software, …continue reading

How to Remotely Deactivate Google Wallet on Your Android Phone

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Having your phone turn up missing or stolen is one of the worst fears of the modern world. These days, our phones hold our email, contacts, schedule, and virtually any other aspect of our lives we can’t manage to keep committed to memory. If you …continue reading

How to Add and Use Credit Cards on Google Wallet

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As a happy Android phone user, I woke up this morning to what I truly believe is one of the biggest stories of the month. Google Wallet, a promising and yet underwhelming app from Google that allows you to buy and pay for things with …continue reading

How to Find the Name of a Song on iOS or Android


Have you ever had a song stuck in your head that you just couldn’t shake? You know the general tune and a small part of the lyrics, but the name of the song just isn’t coming to you. Believe it or not, there are apps …continue reading

Five Great Money-saving Android Apps for the Frugal Geek


I love saving money. If my Galaxy Nexus can help me out in that endeavor, it makes the process even more exciting. Technology is my passion, but I’ve long believed that you don’t have to be rich to enjoy technology. Sure, you might have to …continue reading

Hands-on with Verizon’s Droid Razr Maxx


Guest blogger Cliff Miller writes:

I recently switched from the Verizon Apple iPhone 4S 32 GB to the Verizon Droid Razr Maxx, and my initial impression was quite good, especially for the price I paid — $199.99 with a two-year contract from …continue reading

A Final Look at the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III


This is a sponsored post written by me on the behalf of T-Mobile. All opinions are 100% my own.

The time has come to pack this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile back in its box and ship it back …continue reading

My First Week with T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III

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This is a sponsored post written by me on the behalf of T-Mobile. All opinions are 100% my own.

Last week, I took a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III out of the box and started using it. It didn’t take long before …continue reading

Nexus 7: First Impressions


As we watched the Google I/O Day 1 keynote back in June, many of us at LockerGnome were excited for what we knew was coming. For instance: a 7″ Nexus device. We were so excited, in fact, a few of us pre-ordered the device the …continue reading

Is Now a Good Time to Try Android?


I’ve recently made the switch back to Android from iOS thanks in part to a stunning demonstration of Android Jelly Bean that took place at Google I/O. This change meant more than just being on a new mobile OS to me. It meant freeing myself …continue reading

Restoring Market Share to the Newest OS


Guest blogger Elliot Guest writes:

Jelly Bean. Google’s hopes rest on the tiny candy, but we must all hope that, unlike the little bite-sized sweet in reality, the good taste isn’t short lived. At least that’s what Google should be hoping.

It’s …continue reading

25 Things to Ask Google Now on Android Jelly Bean

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I’ve had Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a couple of days now on the Galaxy Nexus and I’ve had a difficult time putting the phone down and taking a break from using Google Now. It’s not that I haven’t had the use of Siri …continue reading

Five Reasons to Use Chrome Browser on Your Android or iOS Device


When Google announced that the Chrome browser was coming to iOS last month, I installed it as quickly as it became available. It’s not that I’m a dedicated fan of the Chrome browsing experience or Google as a whole, but a number of features available …continue reading

Galaxy Nexus Phones Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Others to Follow


Google is rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting this week, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus owners are at the top of the update list. If you own one of the Google-supported GSM Galaxy Nexus devices, you should receive an update alert within …continue reading

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III First Impressions and Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on the behalf of T-Mobile. All opinions are 100% my own.

Android has come quite a long way since it first entered the tech scene in late 2008. For starters, it has become considerably …continue reading

A Week With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


I have had Jelly Bean for just over a week now on my Galaxy Nexus and so far, it has been a wonderful experience. So, as I sat around wondering what I could possibly write about (if my lack of articles was any indication, I …continue reading