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Time for a new “Sidekick”?

T-Mobile is officially closing down its Sidekick service as of May 31, 2011. After a nine year run, the Sidekick service will officially end. Continue reading

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Palm’s Rebirth…As HP?

HP has just announced a series of new devices in the tablet and smartphone categories to be released over the next few months. These devices will be using the WebOS platform that HP acquired as a result of its Palm purchase last year. Continue reading

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The Smartphone is the New PC. Why is That?

Smart phone shipments have surpassed that of the PC shipments for the very first time in Q4, 2010. This is a significant development in the choices consumers are making. Let’s look at some reasons and trends that show why this is the case. Continue reading

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Apple App Store Just Hit 10 Billionth Download

Apple has just announced its 10 Billionth App download since the App release on July 8, 2008. Let’s do some math on that! Continue reading

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New Tablet Onslaught from Consumer Electronics Show

The highlight of the 2011 Consumer Electronic Show was the number of tablet computer showings that will be coming out over the course of the year. Google’s Android Honeycomb is the tablet optimized operating system that a number of OEM’s will be using to drive their tablets this year. Continue reading

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It’s Confirmed! Verizon Will be Getting the Apple iPhone

Verizon is finally getting its hands on the iPhone beginning next month. AT&T’s long stranglehold is coming to an end. This should be good for the consumers in terms of lower prices and better service. Apple needed to expand its network to compete against the gains that Google’s Android has made over the past year. Continue reading

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Skype Keeps Adding on the Features

Skype’s latest iPhone app version includes the ability to send and receive video chat over Wi-Fi and AT&T’s 3G network. Video calls can be accepted on iPad, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch but cannot be sent since there is no front facing camera. Fring and Tango are competitors with similar video calling apps. Continue reading

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Amazon’s Kindle 3 Becomes Their Best Selling Product Ever

The Amazon Kindle 3 e-book reader has just become the best selling product in Amazon’s history with an estimated 8 million units sold since August. Continue reading

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Another iPad? So Soon!

The rumor mill is speculating that the new Apple iPad 2 will begin shipment in February 2011. The possible features for the iPad 2 include running on both GSM and CDMA networks as well as having a dual camera to allow for Apple’s FaceTime video chatting software. Continue reading

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Day 15: Finishing off the Big Five Game Animals in Kruger National Park

The last full day of our walking safari exceeded expectations. We encountered four of the five big five animals including several close encounters with a leopard and lions. Continue reading

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