The One Thing iOS Got Right, Android Does Decently, and BlackBerry 10 Got VERY Wrong!
Mar13

The One Thing iOS Got Right, Android Does Decently, and BlackBerry 10 Got VERY Wrong!

Before I even begin, I will just say that in case you didn’t know, this is an opinion piece, my opinion. The topic of this post is up for debate and I am going to be explaining my take, but it is by no means written in stone. A smartphone is a super personal device that is intended to meet the needs of the person using it. It is for this reason that no two smartphones, once personalized by the owner, look alike. Apps aligned...

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First Impression of the BlackBerry Z10 from an iPhone 5 User and Note 2 Lover
Mar04

First Impression of the BlackBerry Z10 from an iPhone 5 User and Note 2 Lover

Ok, that title was a bit awkward but just to clarify, I use the iPhone 5 as my daily smartphone but only out of lack of a better option. The Note 2 was that better option but unfortunately, as I’ve mentioned, it was stolen. So I am still on the lookout for a phone I can truly love and the Lumia 920 is also pretty high up. Now that we got that out-of-the-way, I am going to request something of you, the person reading this post. I know...

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5 Features Samsung Has to Introduce in the Galaxy S IV to Wake up the Mobile World
Feb20

5 Features Samsung Has to Introduce in the Galaxy S IV to Wake up the Mobile World

A little background. I like to get to the office in the morning and knock out a blog post as early as possible. Except lately, this has been a lot more difficult than it has been for the past few years. Why? Because from where I am sitting, the tech world in general, and the mobile world specifically is at a standstill. I mean, think about it. The most exciting news of the past few months has been an iPad with more storage and some...

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Enough with the App Obsession. Here are the Only 10 Apps You Need on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10!
Feb14

Enough with the App Obsession. Here are the Only 10 Apps You Need on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10!

Am I really the only one that finds it completely ridiculous when people don’t buy a phone because it only has 70,000 or 150,000 apps? I can’t possibly be. If I hear one more person say that Windows Phone has no apps or BlackBerry 10 can’t succeed because it is “missing” 700,000 apps that iOS has, all faith in humanity will be lost. Enough already, people. Unless you review apps for a living or just like to collect them, there...

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Five of the best Twitter Apps for Android
Feb05

Five of the best Twitter Apps for Android

Remember the days when there was no decent Twitter app for Android users? Remember how Tweetbot on iOS was leaps and bounds above any app available on Google Play? Well, I would not go as far as to say that there is any Android app that is quite as awesome as Tweetbot on iOS, but there are quite a few that come very very close. So here are my top five Twitter apps on Android based on features, UI, and overall user experience....

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Forget Everything you Know about RIM, BlackBerry 10 will be Different. Here’s Why!
Jan29

Forget Everything you Know about RIM, BlackBerry 10 will be Different. Here’s Why!

I know, I know, I said that about Windows Phone too and Microsoft has yet to prove itself as far as the market is concerned. True, but at the risk of portraying myself as the guy who always roots for the underdog, I still believe both Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 have a good chance of making their way back to relevancy. Let me explain. Putting Windows Phone aside, since we have talked about that enough, lets talk about RIM and...

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Windows Phone 8? Done. But which phone? Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X?
Jan16

Windows Phone 8? Done. But which phone? Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X?

OK, listen up, folks. I get it. Microsoft still has a way to go in dominating the mobile market the way many analysts believe it will do in the coming years. But if we put aside branding and marketing, such as the very name of the OS, Windows Phone (hurts me to say it), Microsoft actually has quite a compelling product on its hands. I have used Windows Phone extensively over the past year with phones such as the Omnia 7, the Lumia...

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The First Ten Apps I Installed on my Lumia 920 Running Windows Phone 8
Jan09

The First Ten Apps I Installed on my Lumia 920 Running Windows Phone 8

Quite a few weeks it has been, and I am not referring to the holidays or New Years. So in my search for my next smartphone, I was pretty darn satisfied with my Note 2. Then, on a very sad day, as I returned to my office from a meeting, it was gone. Someone took it from my desk. Yes, I tried all the tracking solutions out there including Plan B, Where’s My Droid, and even Samsung’s own Dive site, which is intended to help track lost...

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Oh, Instagram’s New TOS Annoys You? Just Wait, It’s Only the Beginning
Dec19

Oh, Instagram’s New TOS Annoys You? Just Wait, It’s Only the Beginning

There are some fantastic posts about the recent Instagram “scandal”, in which the company changed its terms of service to include a clause that reads as follows: “To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content...

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A Week With iPhone 5 After Using the Galaxy Note 2 for a Month
Dec12

A Week With iPhone 5 After Using the Galaxy Note 2 for a Month

I guess we should start with a little context. I have been an iPhone user since the iPhone 4 came out. The original iPhone without 3G was not an option and the 3G/3Gs never did it for me. In those days, I was still using a BlackBerry. Then came the iPhone 4 with its sleek design and I gave into the global peer pressure. I loved my iPhone 4 and 4S even more. Over the years, as a blogger, I tried many other phones, mostly Android...

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