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dave

by dave

My problem with Siri...
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I've been trying to make a conscious effort to use Siri more than just setting a timer while we cook. Things like reminders, notes, and the occasional Google or Wolfram Alpha query. However, there's one issue that keeps cropping up that makes it frustrating to use (besides its horrible accuracy):
STAGE FRIGHT
Seriously! I have some sort of eloquent thought I want to save, or maybe a list of 5 items I want to add to a shopping list. I hit the home button, wait for the... Read more →
swin1974

by swin1974

What apps and devices are you using to get healthy?
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The new year was the impetus I needed to think seriously about getting healthy. So I bought a Fitbit Force, started tracking nutrition on Lose it app again, bought the premium version of Fitstar (my favorite app right now) and have them all connected so I don't permanently have my face buried in my phone logging activity, sleep, hydration, nutrition and workouts. I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 which I use for more accurate heart rate, calories burned and mileage data for my workouts (connected... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Why pay for services you can get for free?
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Engadget reported early this morning about how Droplr will no longer offer free accounts (http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/03/droplr-rapid-f... If you're unfamiliar with Droplr it's a simple file sharing service for OSX. Most users of the service will probably stop using it, and most of you who have never heard of it probably don't see a point with Dropbox or Google Drive. For me though I will likely pay to keep using the service since it provides the easiest form... Read more →
johncolucci

by johncolucci

What do you think of Engadget Mini?
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As you might have heard, Engadget Mini is now available for download in the iOS and Google Play store as well as on the web. As our Executive Editor Marc Perton explained that Mini "...is an app that features headlines from Engadget; the best of our social media content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other sources; exclusive headlines, photos, and videos; and our picks for the best tech news from around the web and the social universe."
We'd like you to try out Mini and tell us what you... Read more →
kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, December 2013
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Like many gamers, I have a backlog of unfinished or even unplayed games. It costs money, takes up room, and most of all, makes me feel guilty. Guilty for letting it take up room, guilty for spending the money, and guilty for simply existing when I want to play newer games.
I've made resolutions in the past to clear it out, usually to very little success. But backlogs in themselves are not insurmountable—I've managed to cut down my backlog of unread books, unread comics, and unwatched TV shows.... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Favorite games from 2013
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We've had some exciting gaming discussions here in the forums over the past year. We talked about our initial impressions of the new consoles, if Nintendo can survive, and even what games we're all playing. As the year wraps up I thought it'd be fun to get a good idea of the communities favorite games to come out in 2013. This serves as a great way to check out games you may have missed or forgotten about.
QuizUp (iOS): This is nothing more than a simple trivia game that you can play against... Read more →
JasonTsay

by JasonTsay

"The iPad is just a big iPod touch"
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That’s the line that went around a few years ago when the first iPad was announced. As time has gone by and I’ve given the matter more thought, I realize those people were right.
As phones get larger and larger ( 3.5" iPhone -> 5.7" Galaxy Note 3) and tablets get smaller and smaller (10" iPad -> 7" Nexus 7), it becomes more evident to me that they’re essentially the same product category.
Think about it - for every iPad app, you could have a smaller version on the iPhone that does the... Read more →
xVxM4tthewxVx

by xVxM4tthewxVx

Your Favorite Mobile OS?
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The mobile phone market is huge, with phones varying in size and shape. And each phone has a little something about it that everybody likes. But you wouldn't be able to do anything on that phone without an OS. There are so many mobile OSs out right now. Each OS has something Special, and i want to know what your favorite features on those OSs are. Is there anything thats missing in the OS. Want a new feature?
Post your ideas in the comments!
Be sure to check the Product tags above for a list of...
fliposs

by fliposs

Absinthe 3.0 used to jailbreak nearly Tow million iOS devices in a single weekend
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sinthe 3.0 used to jailbreak nearly Tow million iOS devices in a single weekend
Tow million iOS devices were jailbroken in a single weekend thanks to Absinthe 3.0, which was released on Friday. Chronic-Dev, one half of the Jailbreak Dream Team tweeted the announcement yesterday, adding that 211,401 of those freed were third-generation iPads. If you want to loosen your own Apple-branded handheld from the clutches of Cupertino's control, then the warranty-worrying software is still available --
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dave

by dave

Do you make music using a mobile device? If so, share it!
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Both Android and iOS devices have a ton of music creation apps. It's something I'm really interested in (though I completely suck at it, myself). Have you made any music exclusively on your mobile device? If so, share the details below!

This is sort of cheating, but here is my auto-tuned song called "It's Monday," created using "Songify" by Smule.

https://soundcloud.com/davely-1/its-monday

I'll have to dig through my collection and see if there are other random songs.
JasonTsay

by JasonTsay

My Year with Android
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I’m coming up on a year of living with an Android phone, so I thought now might be a nice time to post some thoughts about it.
A year ago, I was using an iPhone 4, which I had seen though iOS 4, 5, and 6. I was on the route to getting a used 4S, and then Google came along and announced the Nexus 4 – a pretty well specced, stock Android phone for $350 unlocked (16GB). I’ll admit, although I liked what I was seeing in terms of Android evolution at the time, I was pretty deeply invested in... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Moving from Android to iOS is not as bad as you think
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As a previous Android user I often saw a lot of Android users exclaim about how coming to Android was such a liberating experience from the grasp of Apple's walled garden. For the last few years I believed this, but over time I started to open up to what Apple and iOS have to offer. After moving to the iPhone 5s this past September I can comfortably say making the move is not nearly as bad as it's made out to be, and to be honest it's been nice to not have the freedom that Android provides.
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sirijo

by sirijo

Are mobile games becoming unfashionable?
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Somewhere between 2004 (release of the original DS) and 2011 (3DS) I found that my habit for mobile games had altered. I went from training Pokémon on the bus to blasting marbles around in Peggle. It was a natural shift and whilst my portable Nintendo still saw new experiences come along they came along alot less than my trusty old Gameboy Advance during its hey day.
However as time went on the things I was playing on the go seemingly became less original and I felt that every new app I tried... Read more →
dave

by dave

Share your home screen!
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It's been awhile since we've done this, but share your smartphone's home screen below!

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dave

by dave

How much space does iMessage data occupy on your Apple device?
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While chatting with a fellow coworker yesterday, he mentioned that he was perplexed on why the storage space on his iPhone 5 seemed to inexplicably disappear. After examining the storage options (which can be accessed by going to Settings → General → Usage → Storage), he found a significant chunk of data being taken up by the iMessage app. Almost two gigabytes of data!
I took a look at my own usage and discovered something equally crazy.
http://i.imgur.com/EsyKPiK.png
Almost 5GB of space on... Read more →
kris

by kris

Nintendo is doing just fine and doesn't need to make games for mobile, thank you very much
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It seems like every few weeks someone is writing a new article about how Nintendo is doing horribly and how they need to start releasing their games on iOS because that's where the future is.
http://qz.com/141531/its-high-time-nintendo-started-sharing-its-games/
http://daringfireball.net/2013/09/nintendo_in_motion
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/08/28/nintendo-needs-to-embrace-ios/
These critics will always present this as a foregone conclusion, as... Read more →
Timmay

by Timmay

All the problems, love 8.0 scores on both sides yet a 93?
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I like how you guys don't know how to review an OS. Again reducing your credibility. GDGT is already laughed at on many review sites. There are plenty of software and hardware that got higher critic and user reviews yet are below a 90. iOS7 get's a 93? Same reason who no laptop is a must buy in gaming because apple doesn't have a dog in the show right gdgt? With all the issues this OS had ans still has it still get's quickly reviewed into a 93. Yeah makes sense why people are jail breaking and... Read more →