Tag: Android

Why the Slingbox is still cool

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s not often that a gadget or gizmo can turn three years old and still be cool without having a single hardware upgrade. The Slingbox’s Pro-HD model first came out in 2008, and though it hasn’t changed at all since, it still proves to be a nice addition to anyone’s tech lineup.

The legalities of unlocking your mobile phone

By Ted Kritsonis

Unlocking mobile phones has always been a confusing element to mobile phone ownership, but the demand for the freedom to use a handset anywhere, everywhere and with any provider will likely only grow further. And as it stands, there isn’t much of a legal precedent to stop it in Canada.

HP TouchPad and webOS perform well, but can’t beat the iPad

Featuring Ted Kritsonis

Being the latest tablet to enter the fray against the iPad, HP’s TouchPad is an intriguing player, largely because of webOS, the mobile operating system running the thing. The hardware, while unspectacular, is more than passable for a tablet that is portable and functional, but it’s webOS that is the real star here, and it shows real promise on what it can do long-term. For now though, the slick and intuitive design and interface is still not on par with where the iPad 2 sits.

Review: Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 plays nice, but not quite iconic

Video featuring Ted Kritsonis

Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 is the company’s opening salvo in the tablet race, and is among the first to be running on Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb mobile operating system. To set it apart from others, Acer has tried to design the A500 as a media-friendly tablet that anyone can use.

Motorola’s DEFY Android smartphone is built tough

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Water resistant, dust-proof and scratch proof. No, this isn’t the latest Casio G-Shock watch, it is Motorola Mobility’s diminutive mobile marvel, the DEFY Android smartphone.

Google Reader tablet apps aggregate news on the fly

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

One of Google’s most underrated services is their free RSS news feed aggregator Google Reader. We look at the most impressive tablet apps that interface with Google Reader.