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Review: Sharp’s AQUOS Crystal Has One Clear Advantage

While smaller companies keep trying to beat Apple and Samsung out for at least a level of brand recognition, for the most part, those two companies rule the roost while HTC, LG, and Motorola vie to keep up at the edges as Kyocera, ZTE, and Alcatel battle it out for the mid-range and low-end. With all […]

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Safety Tech: Self-Security In The 21st Century

Recently, a video was released of a woman, Shoshana Roberts, walking through the streets of New York, being harassed as she goes. Putting aside issues (and there are issues) of the races that were edited out, it’s important to note that her experience was quite sadly typical for a New Yorker. The culture of the New […]

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First Impressions: Upgrading From iPhone 5s To 6

Unless your home address is under a large rock in the middle of a desert, you’ve surely read or watched plenty of media coverage of Apple’s latest smartphone by now. However, I find myself reviewing the new iPhone 6 from the perspective of one who used the previous flagship phone, the iPhone 5s. In all […]

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Apple Knows What It Takes To Get You To Keep Buying iPhones

Variety reports that Apple has already made over four million pre-sales for the iPhone 6 and 6+, and that’s just in the first 24 hours since the announcement. This is contrary to expectations. After all, what does the iPhone 6 add that’s so new? Not only did we have the typical “evolutionary, not revolutionary” complaints, but […]

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Hands On With The Sharp Aquos Crystal From Sprint

Sprint hosted a “Take the Edge” off event in New York City the other day. There wasn’t too much mystery, especially when one got there and saw the Sharp logo all over the place. As predicted by almost every website, the new Sharp/Sprint device was a no-bezel device dubbed the Sharp Aquos Crystal. You might […]

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On The Cheap: SwiftKey Goes Free

Source: Swiftkey

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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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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