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Live Tiles 15

Microsoft Live Tiles tackle information like no other interface can

My name is Michael Archambault and I am addicted to Live Tiles. Microsoft introduced us to a new ideograph in 2010, that it hoped would

March 25, 2013 Editorials, Features, Microsoft
sapphire-watch-face 4

Sapphire screens may soon replace glass in smartphones

There are all kinds of rumors and predictions in the tech world every day, but most are the standard fare of faster processor, better screen

March 22, 2013 Android, Editorials, Tablets
flipping-the-switch 3

Upgrading a highly customized phone to ICS+, part 3: Flipping the switch

After my quest to upgrade my over-customized phone to ICS+ got off to a shaky start, things started looking up a few days ago. That

March 22, 2013 Android, Editorials
google-garbage 10

If the Google Reader shutdown has proved anything, it’s that Google is not indispensable

When Google announced that Google Reader is going to be shut down in a few months, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I, like

March 21, 2013 Android, Apps, Editorials
2013-03-20 19.47.56 2

Tablet app design is hard

While I’m not a proper developer, I have made fully functional apps for both Android and iOS, phones and tablets. Sure, the Android apps are

March 20, 2013 Android, Editorials, Tablets
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Upgrading a highly customized phone to ICS+, part 2: Things are looking up

Several days ago I wrote about how I’ve acquired a second Samsung Galaxy S II, in an effort to actually move the extremely heavily customized setup I

March 18, 2013 Android, Editorials
xperia-z 10

Is 1080p the final step for smartphone screen resolutions?

With yesterday’s Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement, Samsung joined the likes of HTC One and Sony Xperia Z with having its own 1920 x 1080 (1080p) smartphone for 2013.

March 15, 2013 Android, Editorials
Windows Phone with Nexus 4 12

The top five features Windows Phone needs from Android and iOS

I’m an avid Windows Phone user and enjoy many of the features it brings to the table, including live tiles, hubs, and easy integration of

March 14, 2013 Android, Editorials, Microsoft
Google Reader Shut Down 10

Google just killed off the only Google service I ever cared about, and the internet is worse off for it

By now, you’ve probably heard the crushing news. Google is shutting down Google Reader - the near-ubiquitous RSS service – on July 1. This is an

March 13, 2013 Apps, Editorials
nexus-4-logo-back 6

The Nexus 4′s glass back cover puts form before function, and isn’t what I expect from Google

When I first got my Nexus 4, I was at best mildly annoyed by the glass back (which can’t really be called a battery cover

March 11, 2013 Android, Editorials
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