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Review: Dual-Screen Kyocera Smartphone Needs Work

April 22, 2011 8:04 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

From emailing to Web surfing to taking photos, a smartphone can be a multitasker's best friend — unless all the tasks are making the screen feel too small.

Mini Review: Jawbone Jambox Convenient, Stylish Mobile Audio

April 15, 2011 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Jawbone’s Bluetooth Speaker, the Jambox, offers relatively impressive sound for a device about the size of small alarm clock.

Review: BlackBerry PlayBook Strong, Well-Priced

April 14, 2011 8:11 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

You need three things to compete with Apple's iPad tablet computer: A gorgeous, easy-to-use device that people will love, a bustling app store and an attractive price tag.

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Review: With iPad 2, Apple One-Ups Itself

March 10, 2011 6:54 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With the original iPad, Apple brought an attractive, easy-to-use tablet computer to the masses at a reasonable price — a feat numerous companies are trying to top.

Digital Devices, Print Guides Both Useful on Trip

March 4, 2011 7:10 am | by Fritz Faerber, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

After two weeks on buses, trains, planes as well as skis and on foot, the verdict is in. Digital devices are making headway but the printed guidebook isn't a relic yet.

Review: Motorola Atrix A Powerful Smart Phone

February 18, 2011 6:45 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

The Motorola Atrix 4G, billed as "the world's most powerful smart phone," arrives with 2 gigahertz of processing power...

Round Up: 4G Smartphones, Tablets

February 7, 2011 12:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas turned out to be the year of 4G. While no one seems to have a specific definition for "4G," the carriers, regardless of their wireless flavor of choice, are ready and willing to market around the term.

Up Close: Dropcam Brings IP Video to Android

February 2, 2011 7:39 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Dropcam makes it easy to view live video streams from its Ethernet-based IP cameras on Macs, PCs and the iPhone.

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Review: Motorola Roadster a Win with FM Transmitter

January 21, 2011 6:43 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

I've been looking for the perfect in-car hands-free Bluetooth system for awhile now. I've never been a fan of earpieces and while a couple of car kits have managed to impress, the Motorola Roadster covers just about everything, including some "special needs" of my own.

Review: Library eBooks Easier, But Still Hassle

January 20, 2011 6:50 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Libraries have been lending e-books for longer than there's been a Kindle, but until recently only a few devices worked with them.

Review: New Shopping App Good for Malls, Airports

December 10, 2010 7:07 am | by Karen Schwartz, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

If Santa's checking Facebook, a new app released just in time for Christmas might help you get the perfect gift...

These Aren't Your Grandma's Prepaid Devices

November 8, 2010 9:13 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Without the luxury of large device subsidies, carriers like Leap Wireless International/Cricket Communications and MetroPCS have been playing a waiting game on smartphones, hoping one day OEMs could deliver a full touchscreen experience that they could price aggressively for their value-conscious customer base.

Review: Moto's Defy Refuses to be Categorized

November 3, 2010 2:22 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The Defy from Motorola, a mid-range Android-based smartphone, is as a good a representative for its category as you'll find. While it's not an iPhone or an HTC Evo, it offers a durable, yet refined, smartphone experience for the user who may not need everything that a higher-end, more expensive model might include.

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Review: Windows Phone 7 a New Start for Microsoft

October 21, 2010 7:54 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? When it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is itching to get back in the game.

Review: How the iPad Won Over a Skeptic

September 16, 2010 8:12 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

At first glance, the iPad looked like a heavy, overgrown iPod Touch. After just a few months of use, however, this iPad skeptic realized that it's so much more...

Case Makers Tackle iPhone 4

September 1, 2010 12:48 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Even with its highly publicized antenna problems, and perhaps in part because of those problems, the iPhone 4 has been a boon for case makers. Cases that normally serve to provide run-of-the-mill protection from scratches and drops were suddenly being promoted, by none other than Steve Jobs...

Review: Dell Streak is Awkward Phone, So-so Tablet

August 26, 2010 7:52 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Lately I've been feeling very self-conscious when talking on the phone in public, and it's not because I'm worried about strangers listening in on my private conversations.

Review: Hulu Plus Takes Television to Your Pocket

July 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Hulu, the popular website with TV shows, now comes as a subscription-based application for iPhones and iPads.

Review: Striking a Chord with Cloud-Based Music Services

July 26, 2010 8:27 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Streaming music services like Pandora and Slacker are a hit, but they've left consumers wanting more.

Review: BlueAnt Makes Good on Hands-Free with S4

July 23, 2010 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

As we found in a past review, "hands-free" Bluetooth units have not typically been entirely "hands-free." Most units involve pressing a button or turning a dial to navigate menus and trigger the device.

Review: The Beautifully Flawed iPhone 4

June 29, 2010 4:46 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Love it or hate it, the iPhone 4 marks yet another step towards a more mature Apple. The company’s latest marvel exudes sophistication. The weight and design of it alone gives it the air of a PhD when compared to

Review: Samsung Galaxy S

June 29, 2010 4:46 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S is looking like the sleeper hit of the summer smartphone releases. After announcements this week, Samsung’s latest Super AMOLED handset will be available with every major U.S. carrier by the end of the summer. The Galaxy

Review: Snowtape Goes Beyond Streaming Radio

June 11, 2010 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

I am quickly falling in love with Snowtape, an app for the iPhone created by Vemedio. Snowtape streams Internet radio to the iPhone and then allows users to record and save songs from the broadcast.

Review: i-Got-Control Turns iPhone into Universal Remote

May 20, 2010 9:29 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

From their humble beginnings as mobile Internet browsers to their recent evolution as barcode scanners, smartphones have become more than just a way to make a phone call on the go.

Review: HTC's Evo 4G Is a Very Good 3G Phone

May 20, 2010 8:13 am | by Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

HTC's Evo 4G phone is fast, powerful and fun to use — as long as your heart isn't set on tapping into the speedier new network it was designed for.

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