Tag Archive: Review

Turn your Android into a Baby Monitor! [App Review]

To all the Moms and Dads out there with little ones, you should take a serious look at this Baby Monitor & Alarm from Tappytaps, and you can turn your Android phone (not tablet) into a very effective baby monitor.

We got to test it live with the perfect subject, our 10 day old son, thanks to the folks at Tappytaps. Our kids share  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Ground Effect Pro XHD

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If there’s one game I loved playing as I was growing up, it’d have to be Hydro Thunder. Piloting souped-up speed boats with ridiculous turbo jets tacked onto their backs was one of the highlights of any trip to the arcade, and I could burn endless amounts of quarters playing again and again and again.

While Ground Effect Pro XHD isn’t Hydro Thunder in name, it’s pleasantly similar in design and  [Read More…]

Cobra Car Mini-mount – A dashboard mount that sets itself apart [Accessory Review]

I like to drive and travel quite a bit since Indianapolis is in the middle of quite a few Midwestern cities, and since I’m not from around here, I don’t know where I’m going half the time. So I am sincerely thankful for Google Maps and Navigation, but it became increasingly annoying to pick my phone up to look at the map while dodging  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Great Little War Game

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What happens if you take one part Advance Wars, one part any tactics game, give it a hilarious storyline with a rough-and-tumble stereotypical general, and release it for Android? Oh, well then you’d have Great Little War Game by Rubicon Development.

In Great Little War Game (or GLWG, as it’s named in the app drawer), you’re part of Force Blue (my name, not theirs), whose leader, Generalissimo, is hell-bent on eradicating  [Read More…]



Oh, hello, Moto.

When Motorola announced the MOTOACTV, I really didn’t know that to think. An Android-based fitness tracker? Aren’t there much cheaper apps for that sort of thing? Then the specs came out and it sounded kind of cool. Still, a phone can do everything the MOTOACTV can.

So what makes the MOTOACTV special? Is it as useful as Motorola purports it to be, or is it another passing fad in the Android world,  [Read More…]

FCC chairman asks for judicial review of AT&T T-Mobile merger, AT&T responds

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The FCC chariman today recommended the $ 39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile be sent for an official review by an administrative law judge.  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski suggested this course of action to fellow commissioners, citing that the FCC found the deal “would significantly diminish competition and lead to massive job losses.”  Genachowski’s order still requires the approval of a majority of the commissioners, and if  [Read More…]

Samsung Stratosphere – Verizon’s latest QWERTY phone has the worst possible timing [Phone Review]

I haven’t had my hands on a Samsung device in a while, but I’ll admit I am a bit biased towards them. I like plastic vs metal casing, a sleek black design appeals to me more than slate gray, and I’m a sucker for AMOLED displays. The Samsung Stratosphere is Samsung’s answer to the Droid 3, and with all of my favorite features, it  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Chicken Coup Remix HD

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Remember in The Fox and the Hound how Tod is a likeable, heroic fox that ends up saving the day in the end? He must be from a different breed of fox (the Disney breed?) than the ones you’ll meet in Chicken Coup Remix HD, because these foxes are nothing but muderous, bloodthirsty creatures with only one goal in mind: eat all your brainless chickens.

Why do I call the chickens brainless (other  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review (international version)

Our GSM Galaxy Nexus review finds a great platform for the next version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich

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The past year, like the year before it, has been huge for Android. We’ve seen headlines boasting increasingly ridiculous daily activation numbers and market-share figures, not to mention the platform’s (slightly bumpy) foray into the tablet space. It’s no exaggeration to say that new Android smartphones are arriving on an almost a  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid Razr Review: thinnest, tough…top phone?

The Motorola Droid and Motorola Razr were both game-changing phones. The Razr introduced a slim, stylish phone at a time when devices would never be considered sexy. The Droid had a similar impact on the smartphone industry, but not because of its looks. What made the Droid special was that it was a powerful phone that moved Android from fringe geeky cool to mainstream  [Read More…]