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On The Cheap: SwiftKey Goes Free

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Just typing on soft keyboards is out of fashion. Nowadays it’s all about swiping. The functionality is already built into the last two versions of the Android keyboard, will be part of Windows Phone 8.1 and is even going to be part of iOS 8 via 3rd parties. One of those third parties will be one […]

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Killswitch Engage!

Hey, remember Killswitch Engage? The metalcore band formed back in 1999 from bands like Aftershock and Overcast? Not as popular as Atreyu? Those guys. Well, this article isn’t about them.   This is about why your cellphone doesn’t have a remotely activated kill switch that you can use to brick your phone when it gets […]

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Review: Lenovo Entwines Two Product Lines With ThinkPad Yoga

Lenovo has traditionally had two laptop lines: the business-targeted ThinkPad line and the consumer-friendly IdeaPad line. Last year, Lenovo added the Yoga line. Coming in hybrid tablet and regular tablet flavors, the Yoga is a bit more of a consumer device and popular enough to inspire copycats. The suit and tie set need not feel […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Comes Calling

Windows Phone has long been an operating system that sort of interested me, but I can’t see myself in a relationship with it. It’s a flirtatious acquaintance when there are better options out there to have a relationship with.  Microsoft announced the 8.1 update this week,  and I have to admit that the temptation has […]

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Review: The LG G2, A Gorgeous Phone With Few Drawbacks

The G2 is LG’s latest Android handset making the rounds of all of the major carriers. It sports a sleek, slim design; a wide, bright screen; and lightning-fast LTE connectivity. Let’s see if all of those adjectives add up to a worthwhile phone. First Impressions The packaging is minimal. This Verizon branded demo unit came […]

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Sprint And Best Buy Will Pay You To Join Their Framily

This isn’t about  a joint offer from Sprint and Best Buy to lure you over to Sprint’s recent (horribly named) Framily Plan. Rather, this is about two entirely different offers. First comes the news that Best Buy can now sell you a Framily plan. Previously, one could only get those plans direct from Sprint. If you […]

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BlackBerry And T-Mobile Break Up

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It turns out that BlackBerry and T-Mobile’s little public spat back in February has had real repercussions for both parties. BlackBerry has announced that effective April 25, 2014 the Magenta Network will no longer have the right to sell BlackBerry devices. While this won’t impact current device users on the network, it’s sure to impact both […]

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Eating My Words On Office For iPad

Source: Reuters.com

Despite my dismissal of Office for iPad as “too little, too late“, users appear to be flocking to the new app. The Seattle Times reports twelve million downloads in the mere seven days since launch. Sure, just because someone downloaded an app doesn’t mean said app is being used. It also doesn’t mean even those […]

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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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Too Little, Too Late: Office Comes To The iPad

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In a long-anticipated move, Microsoft has released a version of the ubiquitous Office Suite for iPad. Yes, now anyone can edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on an iPad. Of course, you always could. Off the top of my head, there’s Apple’s iWork solution, now free with new iOS devices. Plus, there’s Google’s Drive solution […]

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