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Apple’s iPhone 4 won’t slow Google’s Android momentum

This story first appeared on Appolicious.com (Update, June 9: Yahoo linked to this story from Appolicious.com, resulting in some huge numbers. More than 1 million page views for Appolicious and, as of this writing, 334 comments.) Despite the iPhone 4′s key new features, the battle for buyers is intensifying as several top-notch phones powered by [...]

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The HTC Evo: An Android phone so brawny it needs a kickstand

This story first appeared on the Affluence Luxury Blog I think I’m becoming an Android fanboy. For the second time this year, I’m enamored with a new Android phone. In April, I wrote this admittedly glowing review of the HTC Incredible, available at Verizon for $200 This time, it’s the HTC Evo 4G, a big-screened [...]

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The lost iPhone saga not the only tech leak of note

This story first appeared in Vegas Seven The infamous lost iPhone story, in which tech blog Gizmodo paid $5,000 in exchange for a next-generation iPhone that had been left in a bar, was unusual for many reasons, but the primary one is this: It was the first time in recent memory that a yet-to-be announced [...]

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Stylish iPhone and BlackBerry cases for Mom

Need a last-minute Mom’s day gift? It is Sunday, in case you forgot. A friend of mine forwarded information on a stylish and feminine line of iPhone and BlackBerry cases that should please any tech-savvy mom. The Case-mate products were designed by artists Deanne Cheuk and Shadow Chen and made for the iPhone 3G and [...]

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New Android phones challenge iPhone as most innovative

This column first appeared in Vegas Seven For the past week, I’ve been using a touch-screen smartphone that is simply the best phone I’ve used in some time—and I’m an iPhone owner. The HTC Incredible (available April 29 from Verizon Wireless, $200 after contract and rebate) carries a name filled with expectations, and I can [...]

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The HTC Incredible, is, well, pretty sweet

I’m pretty sure Verizon Wireless and every other wireless carrier not named AT&T wants to get their hands on the Apple iPhone. But if the iPhone remains exclusive to AT&T, those carriers should stock up on the new Android phones made by HTC. I’ve been playing with the HTC Incredible (also know as the HTC [...]

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Prepare for more Apple iPhone news

The Apple OS 4 iPhone software upgrade announced Thursday is the first of what should be a busy few months of product news from the Cupertino, Calif. company. Here’s what else you can expect: A new iPhone model this summer plus partnership agreements with new wireless carriers. I discussed these pending developments with host Greg [...]

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Text messages for Haiti: How mobile phones raised millions in donations

This column first appeared in Vegas Seven When disaster struck Haiti, the international community answered the call. Well, almost: They started to text. An enormous amount of money was raised through text messaging initiatives to assist relief efforts in Haiti after a devastating earthquake hit the country on Jan. 12. Related Posts, Bendable Gadgets:Motorola Droid [...]

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New power chargers for mobile phones and other gadgets

This item is an excerpt from my weekly Vegas Seven column Secondary power chargers made a strong showing at the recently concluded 2010 CTIA Wireless Show, with several new products joining the market. By now, most of us know how frustrating it is to be stranded with a dead mobile phone battery and no charger [...]

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Yes, there really are wristwatches that double as phones

This item is an excerpt from my weekly Vegas Seven column For those of you who feel a phone is too cumbersome to carry around in your pocket (or purse) all day, perhaps you should consider putting it on your wrist instead. The W PhoneWatch from Kempler & Strauss is an unlocked GSM phone (it [...]

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Poynt will point your iPhone in the right direction

This item is an excerpt from my weekly Vegas Seven column As we ask our smartphones to do more stuff—find restaurants, post videos to Facebook or watch TV—more speed means your mobile Web life can move as quickly as your connected home life. One thing a fast mobile phone helps with is augmented reality, a [...]

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Fittingly, the hot HTC Evo 4G arrives this summer

This item is an excerpt from my weekly Vegas Seven column When a phone trade show comes to town, we expect the news to revolve around phones. When the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association’s annual showcase, International CTIA Wireless 2010, visited Las Vegas recently, one phone in particular—a 4G darling from HTC—grabbed most of the headlines. [...]

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Only free iPhone games for our kids (and some suggestions)

I have one rule when it comes to downloading an iPhone game for my kid: It must be free. Now, I know many parents will not download games for their kids, believing that one, having your kid play with your iPhone is a recipe for disaster, or two, video games are addicting and they don’t [...]

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Ten iPhone apps for a night on the town

This story first appeared in Vegas Seven “Do you have any raisins? No? Then how about a date?” Thanks to the iPhone, I’ve got a million of these pick-up lines in my pocket. (It’s good I’m happily married—technology hasn’t made pick-up lines any better.) If you have an iPhone and are on your way out [...]

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Too much traffic for dashboard-mounted GPS units

An excerpt from my Vegas Seven column. This week, why prices for dashboard-mounted GPS units are crashing. A quick search of Amazon.com returns several fine models, most below $150 and many priced below $100. Two major players, Garmin and TomTom, dominate these price points, offering models at a steep discount compared with this time last [...]

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