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Typical Day With the Sprint EVO 4G


Photo taken with Palm Pre

I haven’t done a “typical day” post in a long time and as I’ve been running all over the place today it seemed like a good idea. I’ve only had the EVO for a day,…

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Apple Launches Self-Publishing Opportunity

Budding authors are often only budding because it’s so difficult to get published. Many have that great novel written with no viable outlet to get it into reader’s hands. E-books have made it possible to breach that barrier, with a…

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Mobile Tech Manor #90: Look, it’s a SkyGrid

The end of another week is upon us and that means it is time to share my week in Mobile Tech Manor with you. This week saw gadgets littering every surface in the Manor and I spent hours playing with…

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Photo Tour: Sprint EVO 4G

The good folks at Sprint dropped off the EVO 4G for me to share with you. The EVO has the 4.3-inch display that is simply beautiful. It’s also packing 4G that can be shared with up to 8 devices at…

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Fring Video Chat Hits Android

Sprint EVO 4G buyers may want to grab Fring in the Android Market when you get your phone. That front-facing camera is tailor-made for video chatting, and Fring is already out to take advantage of it. Fring is a chat…

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BN eReader for iPad Available

Barnes and Noble has finally released the eReader application for the iPad. The new reader application has functionality similar to the Kindle for iPad app, and can read e-books for the B&N Nook as well as from the eReader bookstore.…

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MeeGo 1.0 for Netbooks Released

It wasn’t that long ago that Moblin and Maemo joined forces to form the MeeGo variant of Linux for mobile devices. In a rush to release, MeeGo 1.0 for Netbooks is available as a free download for those of you…

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New Intel Tablet Chips, Nvidia Slates Expected at Computex

Computex, the big consumer electronics show in Taiwan, is approaching and it’s expected the big focus will be on new tablets. Several companies will be unveiling slates designed to compete with the iPad, and while some of them will be…

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Xcom Global Offers Flat Rate MiFi for International Travelers

Traveling outside the U.S. can be expensive when it comes to roaming data plans. Each country has different requirements and different pricing, and roaming charges are often exorbitant. Xcom Global is now offering the daily rental of a Novatel MiFi…

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Netbook Dilemma: Price or Performance?

The netbook has made a bigger impact on the notebook segment than anyone thought it would. It came seemingly out of nowhere and proceeded to grab market share with abandon. Consumers liked the smaller, cheaper notebook and snapped them up…

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Google Needs to Tread Softly With Android

It seems that Android is on everyone’s mind, with an endless stream of information appearing daily about the platform and Google’s plans for it. Gizmodo interviewed Andy Rubin, lead engineer in charge of Android, and it is worth a read…

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Study: 17% of Verizon Customers Want the iPhone

Followers of smartphone technology are no doubt tired of hearing the seemingly endless rumors that the iPhone is going to appear on carriers other than AT&T in the U.S. There have been at least one rumor for each carrier, and…

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IdeaPad Y460 Notebook Review: Going Large and Light

Lenovo was once a company known strictly for enterprise-class notebooks, notably the ThinkPad line it acquired from IBM a few years back. That line has continued to remain a successful product for the company, and the newer IdeaPad line has…

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Your Mobile Team Needs the Right Tools

Mobile workforces are more common than ever, as companies deploy more workers in the field than in years past. One of the reasons for this rise in deployment is the improvement of the tools available to provide employees in the…

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Bolt 2.1 Goes Live With Tight Facebook Integration

Font maker Bitstream today released the next version of its Bolt mobile browser. Version 2.1 add tight integration with Facebook and support for HTML5 video. The Bolt browser uses Bitstream’s server-side rendering of web pages making it a full Webkit-based…

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Inking iPad App Penultimate Gets Palm Rejection

Tablet lovers have been crying for a good inking solution for the iPad since its release. The capacitive digitizer isn’t designed for writing on the screen, but that doesn’t stop those who prefer to use ink for note-taking. There are…

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Android This Week: Froyo Released; 100,000 Phones per Day; Flash Beta Launched

This week saw the release of Android 2.2, aka Froyo, by Google at its annual I/O developer conference. Android 2.2 is two to three times faster than the previous version of the platform due to the inclusion of a just-in-time…

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iCab Mobile Review: Better iPad Browsing

One of the draws of using the iPad is having a new device to try new software on to find those gems out there. Having hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from makes this a daunting task, and when…

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First Video Look: Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Flash 10.1

Google, as expected, has unveiled Android 2.2 — aka Froyo — at its I/O developers conference. Froyo brings some awesome new features to the Android platform, not the least of which is Wi-Fi and USB tethering. Android 2.2 phones have…

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Sprint EVO 4G Reviews Roll In: 4G Nice but Drains Battery

The first reviews of the Sprint EVO 4G are appearing on the web, and I haven’t seen any surprises to knock it off my want list. Sprint and HTC have joined to bring what is undoubtedly the most powerful Android…

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