The CrowdGadgets podcast is going on hiatus as we focus our efforts on Pocketables and explore new ventures, so you definitely don’t want to miss our final episode for now. And between unveilings from Nokia, Microsoft and Amazon, along with speculation surrounding upcoming events from HTC and Apple, there was certainly no shortage of things to talk about! Also, don’t forget that our weekly newsletter will continue as normal, and our Nexus 7 giveaway ends on September 30!

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network: AnythingbutipadAnythingbutiphone, AnythingbutipodGood and EVOPocketables, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news from the network below.

Features

If you’re traveling anytime soon, be sure to check out our tech checklist that will help you make sure you’ve always got access to your itinerary, that you’re not stuck in an airplane with nothing to do, that you’ll never get lost, and that you’ll never find yourself somewhere unfamiliar with a dead battery. You can also contribute to our new series, Tech Talk, by telling us what you want to see at Apple’s  upcoming iPhone event on September 12!

Reviews

Pocketables is reviewing a different aspect of Windows 8 each week until the operating system’s public launch on October 26. In our most recent review, William takes a closer look at the new Windows 8 Store, including a novel concept that hasn’t really taken off in some competitors’ stores: app trials. Be sure to stay turned for more Windows 8 reviews, and check out our “Living with Windows 8″ series for even more about the new OS.

Good and EVO

Good and EVO always has something for everyone: our latest ROM Pick takes a look at Chubbz Gruesome 6th Sense for the HTC EVO 3D, our most recent quick ROM review examines CIUI Gamma V3 for the original EVO 4G, and we also show you how to update your rooted S-ON EVO 4G LTE to 2.13.651.1 firmware without losing everything. We also go hands on with CyanogenMod 10 – Disarmed Toaster 0.1.6 for the EVO 3D.

Giveaway

From now until September 30, you can enter to win a brand new Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet or $50 in cold hard cash, deposited directly to your PayPal account. Every comment you leave on Pocketables between now and then is an entry into the contest, so the more you contribute to the Pocketables community, the better your chances will be of winning. For more specific details, make sure to check out our giveaway guidelines.

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Reminder: CrowdGadgets has packed up and moved permanently to Pocketables! Going forward, you’ll be able to find our weekly posts right here at Pocketables, although the podcast archives will still be available at CrowdGadgets.comIf you already subscribe to our newsletter, you don’t need to do anything: it will still reach you every week like normal. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, why not? Go ahead and sign up today!