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  • LG Nexus 4 Unboxing

    Here’s a quick unboxing of the new Nexus 4 by LG & Google!  We’ll dive into more of a review in the coming week.  Enjoy!

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday! Some great Android deals!

    So it’s just one week until Black Friday and for a lot of folks – that means it’s time to do some shopping.  And historically, it means stores are offering up their better deals.  So I’ve been pouring through some of the leaked ads on to find some of the hot deals on Android phones and Tablets. I looked through Wal-Mart, Office Depot, K-Mart and Best Buy and here’s some of what I found.  Wal-Mart: You can pick up […]

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    Buying Off Contract, What You Need To Know

    Tuesday Google/LG’s Nexus 4 goes on sale in the PlayStore.  It’s $299 off contract.  It’s a heck of a deal for those of you who are looking to upgrade, but don’t want to extend your contract.  Heck of a deal unless you have Verizon, since the Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE.  So what do you do if you’re on Big Red and want to upgrade but don’t want to renew your contract or perhaps lose your grandfathered unlimited data plan?  […]

  • Where's My Droid

    Lost or stolen? Where’s my Android!?

    Most of us have had that panic moment when we can’t find our phones.  Thankfully, we usually find it in the car or in the couch, maybe even in a jacket pocket.  But what if you can’t find it, or it gets stolen?  Well don’t fret too much – there are several apps to help you track it down.  Let’s take a look at 4 of them. “Find My Phone Lite” is a free app in the PlayStore.  The description […]

  • HTC One X

    Smooth! HTC One X – The Review

    The title says it all. The One X, may not be lightning fast for one of the newer phones on the market, but man is it ever smooth.  When using this phone I was surprised at just how nice it really operates. No lag, no stuttering, just smooth. However — I’m not a huge fan of HTC’s Sense “skin” they put over the Android OS.  Now before you start tweeting me on that statement, let me explain.  I am a […]

  • Battle: Siri Vs Google Now

    Friday I asked folks on NewsChannel 3’s Facebook page what questions to ask both Siri and Google Now.  I got several suggestions and we put some of them to the test on both phones. Check it out.

  • Battery

    Speed? Nah, save some of your Android’s battery!

    Today I was chatting with a co-worker about data usage and battery life.  And I told her if she didn’t need 4G, to switch it off and save some battery.  She didn’t know how.  And I thought, well if she didn’t know, some of you might not know either.  So let’s fix that – at least for you Verizon customers. Head into your app drawer and find the settings app. Under the Wireless & Networks section you should see “Wi-Fi, […]

  • Mini-Tablets: Why you don’t need the iPad Mini

    Last week I watched the entire Apple announcement including the 4th generation iPad and the new iPad Mini.  Apple has done really well with the tablet market.  In fact, they’ve blown it away.  But don’t forget about Google and Android!  If you’re really in the market for a smaller tablet, let’s look at the alternative. The Nexus 7.  It was released earlier this year in July.  It’s a 7-inch tablet made by Asus. It’s a quad core so it’s fast, […]

  • What does your phone’s screen look like?

    So you have a shiny new Android phone.  It has a lot of screens, widgets, and icons already there for you.  It may look nice and slick, but there’s so much more you can do with it to make it look really slick and personalize it to fit you.  Customization may be my favorite thing about Android.  So where do you start? Get a new home launcher. There are a lot of them out there, but the top two I […]

  • Where are my pictures? Guide to Android cloud storage

    The almighty cloud — You’ve most likely heard of it, maybe even used it without even knowing it.  But it’s one of the best ways to back up your files; especially those precious pictures you take. The great thing about Android is Google gives you the chance to make sure you always have your pictures, no matter what happens to your phone, via Google+.  Now before you say, ‘oh I have Facebook and Twitter and I don’t need another social […]

  • Samsung Galaxy SIII: The Review

    So for the past two weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of using a Samsung GSIII. So does it live up to the hype?  First thing I noticed when I pulled it out of the box was it was light.  So light, I almost didn’t like it right off the bat.  I was worried I was going to drop it at any moment; but after a couple days, I got used to it and it was actually really nice feeling.  But […]

  • Keyboard Shuffle –Replacement keyboards for Android

    As I’ve said, one of the things I love about Android is the customization.  From icons to wallpaper to widgets – there is just so much you can do! And today, I want to tell you about keyboards.  The keyboard you have now on your phone may be great for you, or you may hate it.  If you’re the later – there’s good news.  You can change it.  There are a variety of replacement keyboards out there for Android users.  […]