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  • 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.  […]

  • Missed Calls, Voice mail or Google Voice?

    We may not use our smartphones as phones as much as we did previously, but when push comes to shove, it’s still a phone.  And when we miss calls, we have voice mail.  But did you know Android phones have their own voice mail app available to you?  Now I know a lot of you might say ‘well my carrier has visual voice mail’.  That’s great!  Um, but that’s what Google’s voice mail app is as well!  It’s called Google […]

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    Plug it in! Battery Saving Tips For Android

    We live on our smartphones.  It’s a small computer in the palm of our hands and we want to be able to use it when we need it.  But there’s that pesky battery.  And with bigger screens and faster connections (4G/LTE) that battery can drain in only a few hours.  So what can you do to have more juice? Here are some tips that may help. First, change your brightness level.  If you’re not out in the sun a lot, […]

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  • Got Apps? My top favorite must have Android apps

    So you have an Android phone.  Now you need apps.  But with so many to choose from where do you start? Here’s some of my must have apps.  1.)    A replacement browser.  The internet browser that comes with Android is nice and simple.  But for most of us, it’s just not enough.  If you’re on Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean (Android 4.0/4.1) you’re in luck!  You can get Google’s Chrome browser!  And it syncs with your home computer’s Chrome […]

  • Are you ready for a new phone?

    Yesterday a friend of mine was having some issues with his phone.  During the discussion, he asked if he had to get a new one, which one should he get?   It made me think.  There are a lot of really great phones out there right now.  He was limited to his carrier, so I gave my opinion.  And now I’m going to do it for you too. I am a Verizon Wireless customer.  I’ll put that out there first.  So […]

  • Cupcake to Jelly Bean: Android OS

    What version of Android do you have?  It’s not always something you can answer right away.  But just like the iPhone’s iOS 1/2/3/4/5 & now 6 – Android also has a hierarchy of operating systems. Most Android users are likely still on Gingerbread.  That’s Android version 2.3.x.  If you’re curious to know here’s how. Open your app drawer and click the Settings app. Scroll down to “About phone” and click it. You’ll see a lot of stuff here, but you’re […]