Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Verizon LG G3 Doesn't Have Pre-installed Bloatware


According to Droid-Life, Verizon is not pre-installing bloatware on its variant of the LG G3. Instead they are trying out a new program that downloads the applications during the setup process. This is much better for users of the device as it means that apps you will never use can be uninstalled not just disabled. This is a huge step for the Android ecosystem. For most people, these apps only take up valuable space and, in some cases, cause battery drain.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

[How-To] Disable Auto-Brightness on Windows 8 and 8.1

Does your Windows 8 laptop have an annoying screen flicker? I just bought a new Windows 8.1 laptop and was very irritated when the screen started flickering. It wasn't severe, but it was quite noticeable and annoying. I found that it was most commonly noticeable when watching a video and it wasn't long before I set out with determination to solve the problem. This blog will discuss what I discovered and how to fix it.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Android L: Start of a New Era

As you may have heard, Google released the developer preview of the next version of Android, "L". Of course, I could not resist flashing my Nexus 7 to this bleeding edge software. Now that I have had a while to play with it I can give my thoughts.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Apple Needs to Really Innovate with iOS 7



Everybody knows that the mobile technology world is a fast moving place which makes it difficult for any company to keep up, but Apple has been falling behind and it is starting to show.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Best 7-inch Tablets for the Holidays



Well it's that time of the year again, where people start scrambling to find gifts for their friends and family. Tablets are a hot item this year and with so many to choose from it can be hard to decide. In this list I am going to put together my top 7 inch tablets for the holidays.

Monday, October 22, 2012

[Deal Alert] Sandisk Ultra MicroSD Cards Discounted at Amazon

                                  



It wasn't too long ago that Amazon discounted the sandisk ultra cards, but they have done it again with the 64GB version being marked down to $43. These are awesome memory cards and I currently have one in my Galaxy S3. If you are in the market for extra storage I highly suggest you check this out.

There are also other Sandisk memory devices on sale as well including standard SD, compact flash, and SSD's. Link is below.

Amazon Gold Box Deal


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Motorola RAZR i, Intel's Attempt to Replace ARM in the Mobile World



The day many have been waiting for is finally here. Motorola and Intel announced the first Android smartphone running an Intel CPU. Intel is trying to dethrone ARM which has dominated the mobile device market. This Intel Atom chip runs at 2GHz which makes it one of the higher frequency CPUs in a mobile device to date. However, the question is, does that higher clock speed translate into faster performance. According to Engadget's benchmarks, not really. The processor stayed just below or on par with the RAZR M which has a Snapdragon S4 ARM chip clocked at 1.5GHz, in most benchmarks. While this is certainly up there among the best performance you can get on a mobile device, it is still not a bump that I would have liked to see out of a new processor coming to market. Let's hope Intel has something more in store like amazing battery life otherwise this may never take off except in hybrid Android/Windows devices.

The phone itself is a device much like the others form the RAZR line. You get an edge-to-edge 4.3" AMOLED screen with a 2,000mAh battery, all wrapped in a water resistant Kevlar back.

The phone will only be available in Europe for the local equivalent of about $599. I am glad to see Intel finally put a device forward to hopefully make other companies innovate just a little faster, but we'll just have to wait and see how it truly performs when some folks get them in hand to test. There is also no word on if or when this device will come to the United States. If I had to guess I would say not as I believe it only has HSPA+, putting it behind the pack of LTE phones launching in the US.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

iPhone 5, Apple Should Have Done More

Well by now you probably know that the iPhone 5 has made it's official debut. There was really no unexpected details as Apple somehow managed to leak nearly every part of the phone before launch. This significantly zapped the energy of the launch and I feel may be the signs of a giant in the mobile industry beginning to lose it's touch. I am an Android user, but I will always tell someone that the iPhone is a great choice because it is. In my opinion not the best, but in general you can't go wrong with it. So what did I really think of the newest iPhone? Read on to find out!