by frankspin

Has your phone replaced your camera?
It's that time of the year when we get all the latest bits on the camera industry: Photokina. Of course we're there and covering it [1]. I know it's still early but one thing I'm noticing is we're not getting a ton of announcements for point and shoot cameras. Sure, Canon has a fancy new rival with the RX 100. Panasonic followed up with the update the LX7. But these are higher end cameras commanding something in the $500-700 price range.
As our phones get more and more powerful, we're getting... Read more →

by frankspin

How often do you upgrade your phone?
We're getting a lot of exciting phone announcements over the last week.
IFA gave us the following:
  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • LG G3 Stylus
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
That same week Motorola also showcased the following:
  • Moto X
  • Moto G
And tomorrow is Apple's big day where we'll likely be seeing a new iPhone (or two).
The thing is, even with all this exciting new stuff I don't have any urge to upgrade. I bought my iPhone 5S on release day and a... Read more →

by prakashraghav

A BIG NO TO HTC ONE. A CRAP METAL from HTC, a COMPANY THAT CHEATS customers in the name of selling a flagship phone !!
As a happy owner of HTC desire HD, was very happy with the announcement of “HTC one” last year and that excitement pushed me to sign a 2 years contract with Singtel and own the same for myself after paying a hefty $350+ upfront payment, since the device was not available with other vendors then.
I was a proud owner of a stunning device with all the newest features that a smart phone could have then. Unfortunately that pride did not last long, had to visit the HTC service center as per... Read more →

by stuffjatta

HTC ONE noise problem
Hi everybody, i have a problem with my htc one..since yesterday, it happened twice : at some point it started to make a buzz noise like an alarm ..and it wont stop until i turn it off..or restart the phone...after that somebody tried to call me and she couldn't. Meanwhile HTC worked again..but this afternoon..again..the sound is back..the phone won t stop until i turn it off..after i turned it on ..no notification, people telling me they've been calling but they've told me i had my phne OFF..and...

by Christina3712

Torn Between HTC One M7, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Samsung Note II
I have to get a smart phone for a job I'm starting soon and since I'm going to be entering into a two-year contract, I'm doing tons of research on the three phones mentioned in the subject. I was just wondering if anyone had one of these phones and could weigh in; or had a very strong, unbiased opinion in favor of one of them.
I've already written out pros and cons for each phone, but I'm inundated with new information every time I go online and just can't make a decision anymore. I love the size... Read more →

by DanCooper

How would you change the HTC One (M7)?
Wouldn’t it have been great if we’d covered last year’s HTC One just before the replacement arrived? Clearly, but since the calendar didn’t work out like that, let’s instead take this moment to commence a post-mortem on one of the most critically acclaimed handsets of 2013. Garnering a 92 point Engadget store, a fantastic low-light camera and that amazing body, let’s face it -- everyone was envious...

by frankspin

Does the remote control really need to die?
A recent post[1] on the website Read Write Web discusses the remote control, and how the author feels it needs to "die." Over the course of the article, there are points made with regards to the current implementations of remote controls and their pitfalls, including:
  • Rather than evolve with televisions, remotes just got bulkier
  • Navigating endless amount of channels is cumbersome due excessive button pressing
The author goes on... Read more →

by immatryitout

wait for iPhone 6 or go with upcoming flagship Android?
it seems that every year myself and most of the globe gets stuck with the question, "Should I Wait???!". ive had the 1st gen, 3gS, 4, 4s, and now I have iphone 5 and am up to my knees in the apple ecosystem, and its literally no diff except how pretty its looks now with ios7 -_-.... but every time im relaxed listening to pandora and i want to make sure to tweak my station perfectly song 4 song and its like K CAN I PLEASE LIKE A PANDORA SONG WITHOUT UNLOCKING MY PHONE, OPENING THE APP, X-ing OUT... Read more →

by frankspin

How do you handle tracking your daily routines and journaling?
Something that I have been trying to get into more is logging daily activities, work related duties, photos and just general journaling. This has become far easier thanks to smartphones and there is no shortage of tools to make this possible. I have a few different ones that I use to accomplish specific tasks, but I'm always open to hear how other people go about handling their daily journaling.
  • Daily Journal - I can't speak highly enough of DayOne and everything it...
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by sen619

Audio quality Tests & Comparisons - II !
I saw an article here @endgadet about the audio quality of different cellphones...it was a great article and I being an audio enthusiast really appreciated that...that test was taken about a year ago...and now, there are many new devices that claim and are worth checking if you're an audiophile so as the audio quality is your only concern nothing else....like for eg. HTC One & One Max, Sony Xperia Z & Z1, Nokia Lumia 1020, 1520 & Lumia 925, Apple iPhone 5S & iphone 5C, Samsung... Read more →

by frankspin

Could you live without Google products?
After Google shutdown reader, and with their bigger push of Google+, I'm noticing blog posts popping up a bit more with people moving away from Google services. Aside from the companies history of just axing products, the issue appears to be users are becoming uncomfortable with Google's changes that affect products across the entire web -- not to mention the sweeping change to Gmail, IMAP, XMPP is leaving some people unhappy.
I was trying to think about how difficult it would be to make this... Read more →

by frankspin

How much does audio quality matter when buying music?
In a recent conversation via Twitter I came across the site mp3ornot.com which uses an A/B test to see if you can find the difference in the files. It's an interesting test to take and see if you can actually notice the difference; mind you it's still not the best since they're not local files and sources may vary.
It did get me to thinking about music quality and perhaps some peoples obsession with having the best quality when they may not even notice. If you're... Read more →

by frankspin

Moving from Android to iOS is not as bad as you think
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.
... Read more →

by frankspin

Does a product's repair score really matter to you?
iFixit has become quite popular, and their teardowns of newly announced products always grab the attention of the tech world. Their most recent teardown of the newest Retina model Macbook Pro unsurprisingly scored a 1, and of course it's causing a bit of a stir. While they are often interesting since they provide a real good look at the product, do these teardowns serve any form of relevance anymore? Especially for products like the... Read more →

by iguy

Droid Maxx vs HTC One on Verizon?
I'm moving to the States from Canada and have to switch to #Verizon for the best coverage where I'm moving to. I currently have the #DeveloperEdition #HTCOne which will not working on Verizon. I am trying to decide between getting the Verizon version of the HTC One, sure to have the same amazing build that I'm used to (and horrible #camera) or to go with the #DroidMaxx. Both are just getting released this coming week so no head to head comparisons are available yet...so, I turn to you my gdgt...

by peter

Not the only One!
Despite the singularity implied by calling your product the "One", there have actually been a bunch of gadgets with that name over the years. Thought I'd put together a list of the ones I could think of off the top of my head, please point any I've missed in the comments!
Xbox One - http://gdgt.com/microsoft/xbox/one/
HTC One - http://gdgt.com/htc/one/2013/
Nexus One - http://gdgt.com/htc/google/nexus-one/
Geeksphone One - http://gdgt.com/geeksphone/one/
Kin One - http://gdgt.com/microsoft/kin/one/... Read more →