Cell Phone Vs. Home Phone: Have Both in One with CLP99383

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Advanced American Telephones for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I’m at home, I’m usually not in any given room for very long. There are things that need …continue reading

Why You Want a Good Smartphone Camera

This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Why do you want a good smartphone camera? Aren’t they all pretty much the same — and nowhere near as good as dedicated cameras anyway?

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LG G2: How Do You Like It Now?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own (and, in this case, the hands-on tech community).

Now that the LG G2 is officially out for some and available to most soon enough, we figured we’d have …continue reading

LG G2: What’s New Since the Debut?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own (and of the LockerGnome community).

Last week, LockerGnome asked the question: What Makes LG Different When It Comes to Android?

We got a lot of answers, …continue reading

What Makes LG Different When It Comes to Android?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own (and of the LockerGnome community).

Learning from you, The LG G2 launch event — run by Huffington Post UK and Engadget — is taking place on August 7th, …continue reading

10 Reasons Virtual Meetings Are Better Than “Real” Meetings

Are virtual meetings better than “real” meetings? This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Citrix. All opinions are 100% my own.

Anyone who’s ever spent time in an office knows that meetings can take up a substantial part of a …continue reading

Top Samsung Galaxy Note Accessories

While the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S series are steady mainstays in the smart phone arena, the increasing popularity of Samsung Galaxy Note accessories seems to indicate that this phablet is making a strong name for itself among mobile consumers.

Samsung Galaxy …continue reading

Galaxy S3 Accessory Pack and Case Mate Screen Protector Reviews

The Galaxy S3 Accessory Pack and Case Mate Screen Protectors were sent to me for honest review by our friends over at Mobile Fun. All opinions are 100% my own.

I bought my fiance the Galaxy S3 for Christmas and he absolutely loves …continue reading

Top 10 Phones Available on the Straight Talk Network

We’ve written about prepaid cellular services on occasion, most recently showcasing a provider that allows consumers with unlocked GSM devices to simply insert a subscriber identity module (more commonly referred to as …continue reading

Switching from Android to Windows Phone 8

What would compel someone to switch from Android to Windows Phone 8?

When choosing a smart phone in today’s world, no one ever talks about the small details that make life easier. By that, I mean functions that one doesn’t need to …continue reading

SIMPLE Mobile is a Simple Solution for Smarter Consumers

I’m a complicated person with simple needs. I don’t require the latest fashion; just give me some functional rather than flashy walking shoes and a few pairs of comfortable runners and I’m good to go. Though I enjoy being served a good meal at an …continue reading

HTC One X Problems Reported – and Ignored?

Encountered any HTC One X problems? It may be a fine phone for some, but others have reported nothing but headaches. For instance, Eran Baruch writes:

I’ve wanted to tell you about my global …continue reading

Smart Watch Watch: What Should We Expect?

Chris Flores writes:

Good morning! I just wanted to start off saying that I am a recent YouTube subscriber of your channel. My name is also Chris. You did a TDLR somewhat recently that involved the idea of a smart watch and whether …continue reading

Gorilla Glass: All It is Cracked Up to Be?

Is Corning’s Gorilla Glass as indestructible as many believe? EJ Wilkes writes:

Some people prefer the smaller form factor of the iPhone, but larger-screen devices seem to be the emerging standard for smart phones. Perhaps the larger the screen, the better the user experience?

On …continue reading

Do I Own My Contract Phone?

“Do I own my contract phone?” is a pretty common question, and the answer may not be as obvious as one might think. At LockerGnome.net, Ryebread761 writes:

I have been wondering lately: do I have full ownership of my contract phone? I — and many …continue reading

Galaxy Note II Beats the S4 for Digital Illustrators

With Samsung’s official introduction to the next device in its Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S4, the casual smart phone consumer may think the choice of which phone to buy is easy: either the currently-available …continue reading

What Will It Take for Greater NFC Popularity?

What’s with the lack of NFC popularity in the mainstream? Tikoracer writes:

Why isn’t near field communication (NFC) more popular? Do you think it’s because Apple hasn’t adopted it yet?

There are so many things we can do with NFC these days, and it seems …continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs. iPhone 5 Comparison Review

With a Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement rumored to be on its way “soon” and the next generation of the iPhone likely just around the corner, one might wonder why we’d do a Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 comparison this late …continue reading

10 Best Windows Phone 8 Devices

Considering the purchase of a new smartphone, but you’re at a loss for what to get because the choices are overwhelming? Of course you could go with an Apple iOS device, like the iPhone, or a Google Android device, like the Samsung Galaxy S …continue reading

Phablet: Can My Nexus 7 Be Used as One?

Jordan asks about turning a Nexus 7 tablet into a phablet:

Lately it seems as if my Droid Bionic’s screen is just too small for my needs. Although it was my first Android device and will always have a special place in my heart, it’s …continue reading

Smart Phone Upgrade: When is the Time Right?

Benjamin May gives a shout-out and asks a question about the ever-elusive “right” time for a smart phone upgrade:

When is the best time for a smart phone upgrade? My two-year contract is nearing expiration and I’ll soon be able to upgrade my old iPhone …continue reading

Do App Developers Have Influence over the Mobile OS Industry?

Mario Yeltsin asks:

How much influence do app developers have over the mobile OS industry?

I believe that app developers have a huge influence over the entire mobile OS industry. Not only do they create the very software that makes an operating system more appealing …continue reading

Do You Really Need a Mobile Data Plan for Your Tablet?

Ben Freshwater asks:

Do you really need a tablet computer with mobile data? It seems that the majority of people who would take their tablet out of a Wi-Fi area would most likely have a smartphone which they …continue reading

About the Mobile World Congress: a Gadget Lover’s Take

One of the biggest events about mobile gadgets is about to unfold, and I can’t help but feel giddy as I count the days to February 25. No, I won’t be going to Barcelona for the coming Mobile World Congress, but staying on …continue reading

Can Developers Decide the iOS Vs. Android War?

At LockerGnome.net, Rahul247rocks writes:

One of the main reasons iOS does so well is because the average quality of all of its apps seem much better than its Android counterparts. Do you think it’s the developers who can shape the mobile OS industry …continue reading

Mophie Juice Pack Universal Powerstation Pro Review

This product was sent to me as a review unit by our friends over at Mobile Fun. All opinions are 100% my own.

When I told our contact at Mobile Fun that I was interested in trying out a charger for my …continue reading

Should You Leave Your Smartphone Charging Overnight?

At LockerGnome.net, Robert writes:

I’ve had my Nexus 4 since late December; it’s a great phone! The thing is that, every night before I go to bed, I read social feeds to drain the battery and then I plug it in for a charge for …continue reading

Best Smartphone for a First-Time Buyer

On LockerGnome.net, Vipul asks:

I want to buy a smartphone — my firstĀ  ever — so I want some advice on which to select: will it be Galaxy Note II, SIII, Nexus 4, BlackBerry Z10, or an iPhone 4, 4s, or 5?

For …continue reading

Which Camera Smartphone Should I Buy?

Jack Sanders writes:

Hello, Chris (or anybody reading this).

I want to buy a new smartphone, but I’m having some difficulty choosing one. I’m into digital photography, so I want to buy a phone with impressive camera technology. After searching the Web, I’ve come down …continue reading

How Do I Keep My Smartphone Steady when Capturing Video?

Robert writes:

The only video camera I have is my smartphone. I want to do YouTube videos with my phone while avoiding camera shake. So is there a tripod that is made for a smartphone?

Thanks for asking me, Robert. …continue reading