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The hosts of CrowdGadgets took this week off, but there’s still been a lot going on in the tech world. Make sure to check out our exclusive Windows 8 reviews, along with our hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We’re also giving away a Nexus 7 in the month of September, so keep reading to find out more!

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Features

Have you always wanted to get familiar with Tasker, but never knew where to start? Then be sure to take a look at our beginners guide! We also want to know your opinions on whether or not you think screen protectors are still necessary, and whom you think should make the next Nexus phone(s). Finally, what will it take for the general population to start taking tablets more seriously? Let us know what you think!

Reviews

While many people approached Windows 8 with suspicion, it’s been getting great reviews, so be sure to check out the first part of our recurring Windows 8 review series, which takes a closer look at the new start and lock screens. Windows Phone users might also be interested in our initial impressions of the Tango update on the Nokia Lumia 900, and we also went hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and S Note.

Good and EVO

Looking for a great deal on a car navigation kit for your HTC EVO 3D? At 84% off the original price, Amazon might have just what you’re looking for! We also show you a way to give your 3G data speeds a temporary boost on your HTC EVO 4G LTE. And don’t forget to take part in our latest giveaway, in which you could win a Seidio Innocell extended battery for your EVO 3D!

Get ready to win a Nexus 7!

We know how much you love giveaways, and that’s why we’re giving away a brand new Nexus 7 tablet and $50 cash in the month of September. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment under any article during the month of September; each comment you leave is a single entry. Intrigued? Be sure to check out our official announcement for more details!

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