August 29th 2012 1:13 pm

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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 Galaxy Note II?
In just three years, the Galaxy Note has grown from a niche device to a must-have, which is almost as eagerly anticipated as Samsung’s Galaxy S flagships. When we placed the Galaxy Note II in the hands of our tame phone driver, they had nothing but praise for the handset. Oh, except for its sky-high price, that is. But what of you, we ask? What particular things did you love or loathe about this particular slab of glass and plastic? Share your experiences.

by frankspin

What are your favorite alternatives to Android's default apps?
One of the strongest features with Android is the ability to set third party apps to be the default app of choice for certain actions. Don't like using Hangouts? Install Textra and you're good to go. Need more features from your camera? Don't worry because CameraZoomFX has loads more.
Today on Engadget we offered up some of the best alternatives to default apps... Read more →

by dereklanham

Using expanded memory on the Galaxy Note II
The ONLY problem I have with the NOTE II is I can't put apps, or Google Play music, movies, books, or magazines on the SD card expansion. Which basically makes an expansion card useless. What a big pile of suck in the middle of so much goodness. Anyone found a solution to the problem that doesn't involve rooting the phone.

by marc

Is the iPad mini a PC? No, it's a supercomputer!
According to a new report, Apple is now the world's top PC maker -- if you count the iPad as a PC. The report, from Canalys, says that Apple has a 20% share of the global PC market, having shipped 27 million computers during the 4th quarter of 2012 -- with iPads accounting for 22.9 million of those "computers."
With computer companies struggling amid competition from tablets, and even Apple seeing its high-flying stock come down to Earth as... Read more →

by hopthewake

Which phone to upgrade to
I am eligible tomorrow.

My situation is that I can either keep my awful Thunderbolt until the S4 comes out in the spring, sometime.

I can get the DNA for myself, it seems the reviews are very mixed at this point.

I can take my wife's S3 and her March 2014 upgrade date and she will get the Note II for herself.

Curious what you all would do.

by vitalicboi

Canadian Launch is a Disaster.
Canadian launch was supposed to be yesterday morning. Turns out Samsung decided to send their shipment of Note II's the day of the launch. Who's idea was that? I had much better service with Apple. People have been calling all of their phone providers asking when it will be released but the employee's didn't even know that it was being released. Some of them didn't even know what it was. A very very small amount was shipped to the store only to be sold to the employees of the stores. Really? I... Read more →

by groovechicken

Windows 8 and the Myth of the All-Purpose Device
With the release of Windows 8 and its ecosystem of hardware near at hand, I have been thinking about the ancient (in technology years) myth of the all-purpose device. This myth is one every geek knows and dreams of. The idea of having a single device that you carry around that can meet all of the technology needs you have is one that has captured the imagination since the days of the first "portable" computers. For geeks everywhere, though, it is ultimately a dream that leaves us depressed and... Read more →

by cooool

Xperia T, V, TX benchmarks beats almost all of the best phones on the market including Quads
Results, Quadrant, Higher is better. Source
as of Aug.29. 2012
Sony Xperia T 5675 Highest
Sony Xperia V 6047
Sony Xperia TX 5793
Samsung Galaxy S II I5365
Meizu MX 4-core 5170
HTC One X (Tegra 3) 4842
LG Optimus 4X HD 4814
Motorola Atrix HD 4178
from GSM Arena "The Krait cores helped the three new Xperias pass the BenchmarkPi with flying colors - none of the quad-core smartphones currently on the market could... Read more →

by marc

Samsung at IFA: New phones, laptops, desktops, cameras, and more!
As Sony did earlier today, Samsung used the IFA Berlin show to roll out massive array of new products. Some (the Galaxy Note II) were expected; some had already been introduced (the Galaxy Note 10.1), and some (Windows 8 laptops and desktops) expanded on themes that were in place at least since earlier this year. But Samsung still managed to provide some intrigue, with products like the Galaxy Camera, which boasts a 16.1 megapixel sensor, 21x zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and Android Jelly Bean. The launch... Read more →