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Google’s Chairman Gives A Roadmap For Switching From iPhone To Android

Gone are the days of one smartphone operating system being largely better than another. Both Android and iOS have evolved into excellent platforms, each with strong points for particular types of users. If you want something simple and intuitive, iOS is an excellent choice. If you want something more robust with expanded options, Android is [...]

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Facebook Now Shows Instagram Likes On Photos You Share

Facebook bought Instagram just over a year ago and since then, we haven’t seen much in the way of integration between the two platforms. As I opened my News Feed today though, I saw something different. This photo of my friend Laura had Likes from people not actually on Facebook. A little digging revealed they [...]

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Snapchat Rejects Facebook’s $3 Billion Cash Offer

Earlier this week, you might have heard that Snapchat turned down an offer from Facebook to be acquired for $3 billion in cash. It’s mind numbing. I wrote about it on my blog and wanted to share a few thoughts. Just to keep things in perspective here: Snapchat is a 2 year old product (Sept. [...]

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Here’s Why You Should Buy The Tablet With 4G LTE [OPINION]

When you’re shopping for a tablet, whether for yourself or as a gift, regardless of whether it’s an iPad or one of the many Android tablets available, there’s one particular configuration you should give more consideration to now: the model with embedded 4G LTE cellular connectivity. You might ask, “But Mike, there’s WiFi everywhere, so [...]

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Confirmed: T-Mobile Will Carry Nexus 5 in Time for the Holidays

Moments ago, the Nexus 5 went up for sale in the Google Play store. Prices start at $349 and for the first time with a Nexus device, you have two color choices. Not wasting any time, T-Mobile has already announced upcoming availability in time for the holidays. It will be available in select stores, retailers [...]

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FreedomPop Is At It Again: Free Voice, Text And Data For Life

FreedomPop has been making waves lately with its free wireless service. If you’re not familiar with the company, they’re a wireless MVNO that uses Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. While LTE is the standard in 4G, WiMax still provides capable speeds in areas where it’s supported. FreedomPop gives users 500 MB of free data each month [...]

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What Are Twitter Alerts And Why Should You Sign Up For Them?

Twitter is easily my favorite social network of them all. It’s fast paced, it’s current and depending on who I follow, it’s almost always relevant to my interests. It just filed to go public yesterday with an upcoming IPO, so I expect we’ll see more big things rolling out soon as the service evolves. One [...]

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All 4 Major U.S. Carriers Confirm Plans To Carry Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Just hours ago, Samsung showed off its next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 3, and its brand new smartwatch dubbed the Galaxy Gear. The official press release told us to expect a launch across all 4 major U.S. carriers later this month, on September 25th. Sure enough, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all confirmed [...]

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Is Funding A Project That Turns Waste Into Power

We’ve all heard those gut wrenching stories about people who have had to survive extreme dehydration by drinking their own urine, or maybe you have seen Bear Grylls drink it from a snake skin on the Discovery Channel. Now, researchers have discovered a way that urine can not only save your own life, but your [...]

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A Fully Functional Cell Phone For The Blind

An Indian entrepreneur, Sumit Dagar, wants to change how the visually impaired communicate via cell phone. He’s designed a prototype phone that “displays” up to 10 braille characters at a time, letting users send and receive text messages and interpret other data their phone might provide. Dagar’s phone, when released, will provide “smartphone”-like features such [...]

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