The CrowdGadgets newsletter is a weekly installment that will keep you up to date on the latest gadget and tech news from Pocketables, Good and EVO, and the rest of the CrowdGather gadget network, including Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news below.

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Features

Is ignorance bliss when it comes to the screen on the iPad mini? Andreas certainly seems to think so. He’s also not a big fan of Siri, instead preferring Nelly, his Tasker-based self-made voice assistant. If you enjoy looking at new gadgets fresh out of the packaging, Calob has an unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for Sprint. Finally, we have a few tips to help you save time on Android and Windows Phone.

Reviews

If you’re in the market for a self-contained rechargeable portable speaker with support for both Bluetooth and line-in, check out our review of the HMDX Jam. We also reviewed the Targus 16-inch Demolition Backpack and the myCharge Peak 6000 portable power vault, as well as apps like Chrome Remote Desktop, TimeMachineEditor for OS X, and Snapseed for Android.

Good and EVO

Sprint is reportedly close to fully acquiring Clearwire, despite the fact that the company is currently in the process of selling 70% of itself to Softbank. Meanwhile, Google has updated a number of its Android apps, including Authenticator, Search (a.k.a. Google Now), Translate, Voice, and more, although the new music ID service strangely isn’t compatible with HTC Sense.

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