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  • 9 ways to stay below your data cap on Android and iOS

    Posted December 9, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Limited data plan? No problem--we have some simple tricks that can help you cut back on data usage.
  • Windows 8 Update: Transition from Android to Windows Phone made easier

    Posted April 24, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Microsoft figures customers will be more likely to switch from Android smartphones to Windows 8 phones if it makes it easier to find the same or similar apps for their new phone as were on their old phones.
  • 6 essential desktop apps to make your Android Phone device a work or play powerhouse

    Posted May 27, 2012 - 7:54 am

    The power of an Android phone or tablet already makes a desktop PC, or even a laptop, seem a little old-fashioned--but you can enhance your smartphone or tablet even more. Here are six applications that allow you to use your desktop computer to get more functionality, and more fun, from your Android device.
  • Motorola Droid X: The Mixed Reviews Are In

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    One week after the Motorola Droid X launched, reviewers are giving the handset a C+ rating. The much anticipated Droid X quickly became a hard-to-find smartphone, but still didn't get the same fireworks-caliber launch as the iPhone 4. The Droid X debut was even overshadowed by Apple's Antennagate press conference and free bumper giveaway.
  • Droids Earn Business Cred with Android 2.2

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Which member of Verizon's Droid family of smartphones will get Android 2.2 first? The just-released Motorola Droid X is slated to receive the new version of Google's mobile operating system in late July, which could mean any day now. Other reports have the Droid 2, the original Droid's replacement that's coming next month, as the first phone come with Android 2.2 preinstalled.
  • 55% of Google Android smartphones use version 2.1

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 11:31 am

    More than half (55 percent) of all Google Android smartphones use 'Éclair' or version 2.1 of the mobile phone OS.
  • Droid X Screen Problems Get a Quick Fix

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Some Droid X owners are complaining of faulty screens, and Motorola and Verizon have acknowledged the issue. A small number of Droid X smartphones have been affected by flickering and banding screens. Not only did Verizon speedily recognize the problem, both the cellular provider and Motorola, maker of the Droid X, have already offered a solution.
  • Motorola Droid X: 5 Cool Accessories

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Are you one of the lucky ones who snagged a Droid X at launch before they were all sold out? Maybe you're hoping to grab Motorola's newest Android phone from one of the Droid X secret stashes my colleague JR Raphael told you about.
  • Motorola Droid X Sold Out? Not Necessarily

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Verizon's Motorola Droid X is a hot commodity these days. Despite what you may have read, though, the phone isn't too hot to get your hands on -- if you know where to look.
  • Here lies the Google Nexus One: 2010-2010

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    Six months after its debut, Google's Nexus One handset is kaput -- so much for Google revolutionizing the wireless market.
  • Could the Droid X Replace Your Laptop?

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 9:47 am

    The Droid X appears to be an opening day hit. Motorola's new smartphone--Verizon Wireless' answer to the Apple iPhone 4 via AT&T and HTC EVO 4G via Sprint--has already sold out online and at various retail shops across the nation. The ongoing iPhone 4 antenna soap opera has no doubt helped spur interest in the Droid X, as have positive reviews and Verizon's aggressive and [
  • Droid X Sells Out Despite Verizon Preparation

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 9:52 am

    The Motorola Droid X is sold out online and in certain parts of the country at retail Verizon and Best Buy stores, despite Verizon Wireless' insistence on Wednesday that it would have plenty of the phones in stock. You will now have to wait until July 23 if you want a Droid X if you didn't get one Thursday. That's when Verizon Wireless says it will replenish depleted supplies.
  • Droid X vs. the Droid: Key differences emerge

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 9:21 am

    Although Motorola's Droid X and Droid smartphones bear similar names, they are very different devices.
  • Droid X: A Complete Launch Day Guide

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Thursday is Droid X launch day in the United States, and Android fans across the country are looking to grab the highly anticipated follow up to the original Motorola Droid. There have been a lot of rumors and news reports circulating about this device including questions about availability and supplies, how it stacks up against that other new smartphone and whether you can root (jailbreak) the device for your own Android pleasure.
  • Customers line up early to buy the Droid X

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Droid X, which may be the toughest smartphone yet to effectively challenge the iPhone, went on sale at 12:01 a.m. today, starting with customers lined up outside a Columbia, Md., Verizon Wireless store.
  • Hands-on with Motorola's Droid X

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Verizon Wireless on Thursday will start selling Motorola's highly anticipated smartphone, the Droid X, a faster and multimedia-savvy successor to the original Droid that was introduced in October last year.
  • Five Android apps we desperately need

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    You say your secret ambition in life is to build the world's greatest mobile flatulence app? Here's your chance.
  • Summer camp in 2010

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Birds of a feather bunk together.
  • Droid X Debuts July 15; Expect Instant Hit

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:26 am

    The immediate future looks bright for Motorola's new Droid X smartphone, which is scheduled for release Thursday, July 15 on Verizon Wireless' 3G network. This big and brawny Android handset is benefitting from early reviews praising its beautiful 4.3-inch display, impressive multimedia features, and relatively long battery life versus comparable phones.
  • Five Helpful Android Apps for the Office

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 7:37 am

    These five tools are a good start if you're seeking work-friendly apps for your Android phone.
  • Manage Files and Documents on Your Android Phone

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    For photos, spreadsheets, text files, presentations, and more, Android apps can help you get serious work done.
  • Android vs. iPhone: 5 Battlefields

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 11:20 am

    Apple's iPhone and Google's Android smartphones are getting set for another epic battle next week as these two titans of the smartphone industry show off their latest devices.
  • Verizon's Droid X: Everything There Is To Know

    Posted June 18, 2010 - 10:34 am

    Well, gang, it's official: The next Droid is almost here.
  • Android Market Push Threatens BlackBerry and iPhone

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Suddenly this week, Research In Motion began looking vulnerable. Still the top smartphone maker for U.S. customers, the BlackBerry company was stung when a new study revealed that 39 percent of its users would just as soon have an iPhone.
  • Novell's Mono project bringing .Net development to Android

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Developers for the Mono project also are readying a version of Silverlight for Apple's iPhone.
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