Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Verizon Galaxy Note 3 finally gets KitKat update

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon, plug it in! An update is available for you, but won’t be pushed to your handset over the air as usual. This one seems to come solely via a wired connection, but doesn’t take long and brings you the joy of KitKat with TouchWiz.

Archos ArcBook gives Android fans a budget notebook

Archos is revealing a touchscreen notebook, powered by Android. The ArcBook is a 10.1-inch notebook computer operating with Android 4.2, and has a full keyboard and trackpad aimed at “students and mobile professionals”. The price is right, but is the form factor?

The Google v. Oracle appeal ruling: why it’s important

Earlier today, a Federal Judge ruled that certain aspects of JAVA language could be protected. This is adjunct to a prior ruling in the ongoing Google-Oracle legal squabble, which found that Java, the language Android is written in, is free to use. While this new ruling doesn’t necessarily overrule that one, it sets a very dangerous precedent moving forward.

Five tablets Mom will love this Mother’s Day

Moms love to game, they love to read, and they love to browse the web. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be doing that just like we do, via a tablet or smartphone. If the Mother in your life sounds like one who could use a tablet, we’ve got a few suggestions. No matter what kind of Mom yours is, there’s a tablet out there for her.

Moto E spotted in new leaked image, could have front-facing speakers

The Moto E, a possibly lower-cost cousin to the already attractively priced Moto G, has allegedly been spotted. Via Motorola’s Facebook page in Mexico, some enterprising soul caught a pic of what could be the new handset next to a Moto G. A bit more squat and a lot more interesting, the tiny “E” might make a big splash.

Five great phones for that special Mom in your life

Ready to get Mom something great for Mother’s Day? If you’re still shopping, and want to get her a smartphone to let her know how great she is, we’ve got a few for you to consider. Whatever your budget, and whatever Mom likes, we’ve got you covered.

LG G3 leaked, shows new buttons and odd sensor

An LG handset has been leaked once again, and it’s believed to be the G3 we’re expecting. The handset is sharply appointed in a gold color, and has an interesting sensor around the rear. It’s also got a bezel you have to see to believe, and might be the thinnest ever.

KitKat bug may be affecting widgets on your handset

Have widgets been disappearing from your KitKat device? If so, you may not be alone, as HD Widgets is reporting what they believe is a widespread issue among Android handsets running 4.4. It’s causing quite a few headaches, and we’ve even noticed the issue ourselves.

New HTC device will challenge our sense of “luxury”

Images posted to HTC’s Weibo account hint at a new device, which promises to be fashionable. The handset is aesthetically reminiscent of the older One (which had several variants), but there is no information accompanying it to give hard details on what we’re getting.