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Fight: HTC Rezound vs. Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Droid RAZR.

  • November 3, 2011 4:34 pm

Three of the top Android manufacturers have unveiled their flagship phones going into the holidays. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is considered by many the benchmark thanks to its “pure Google” experience. Meanwhile the DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound feature their own unique software tweaks considering the hardware isn’t too terribly different — the same but different. Truth be told, as similar as the devices seem there are quite different in day-to-day use. Hop past the break as we compare the trifecta of Android devices…

The Evolving World of Software

  • November 1, 2011 1:20 pm

Computing has experienced profound advancements in the decades since the first building-sized, vacuum tube-powered computers were developed in the mid-20th century. The huge leaps made in hardware, from the integrated circuit to the microprocessor to the continuing development of newer, smaller, faster components, have made sure that software development and distribution has changed rapidly as well. It’s mind boggling to think how far we’ve come in a relatively short 30-40 years…

Complete Nokia World Highlight And Recap.

  • October 26, 2011 5:21 am

Will Nokia successfully relaunch their future and survive the onslaught of Android and iOS? Was siding with WP7 the right choice? (Some of) these questions can be answered just after the break as we take a look at three new WP7 powered, Nokia designed handsets. Grab a brew (too early?) and get to it…

What We Can Learn From Steve Jobs’ Passing

  • October 19, 2011 9:13 am

Many were upset by the passing of Steve Jobs on October 5th and understandably so. Jobs was a force in the tech world whose innovation will become legendary. Jobs did a lot with his time, but his death still leaves a bitter taste in many mouths. One can’t help but wonder what else was up this creative genius’s sleeve or what might have been if he had been able to continue innovating for just a few more years.

Jobs died from complications with pancreatic cancer. He had been diagnosed in 2003. Generally, the outlook for pancreatic cancer is grim but Jobs had a less-aggressive type. He did not receive radiation or chemotherapy but did have the tumor removed in 2004. The surgery was successful, but two years later Jobs still appeared gaunt when he delivered the 2006 keynote for the Worldwide Developer’s Conference. By 2008 stockholders were demanding information of Job’s health feeling that the value of Apple hinged on Job’s ability to perform. In response, and signature Jobs brashness, he ended a 2008 Apple Event with a slide reporting his blood pressure. Normalcy appeared to be returning…

The History Of: Microsoft Zune

  • October 5, 2011 10:59 am

Microsoft’s Zune is officially dead. But where we say good-bye to Microsoft’s in-house hardware we say hello to a new generation of PMP; a device whose soul purpose is no longer to simply entertain but communicate with the world around us too. Join us after the break as we take a walk back through time, admiring Microsoft’s Zune through the years…

The Biggest, Most Complete “Let’s Talk iPhone” Wrap Up!

  • October 4, 2011 3:20 pm

Today’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” just wrapped up with Apple unleashing a ton of new stuff. Hop past the break as we give you the most complete rundown of everything iOS 5/iPhone 4S/iCloud related…

Droid Prime/Nexus Prime Rumor Round-up.

  • September 26, 2011 7:43 am

The Nexus Prime is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated Android phone of 2011. While it was to be the first Android phone to feature 720 x 1280 (720p) resolution, that crown has since been claimed by Samsung’s Galaxy S II LTE HD. But there’s still plenty to be excited about. For starters, Nexus devices are “pure” Google phones (ie: they lack manufacturer/carrier customizations such as ugly, performance sucking skins). Even better, however, is that because of their “pure” nature, updates are received far faster and for longer into the future too. Finally, perhaps the most exciting feature of the next Nexus device is the fact that it will showcase Android 2.4/4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

But there’s a catch. There are currently two Nexus/Prime devices — the SCH-i515 (Droid Prime) and GT-I9250 (Nexus Prime).

Hop on past the break as we take a look at the numerous rumors surrounding what are sure to be two of the biggest mobile devices of 2011…

Mid-week Update: Apple, Lodsys And Everyone Else Being Sued.

  • July 27, 2011 9:33 pm

Being rather enthusiastic iOS users (most of us anyway) here at GS means we’ve been quiet diligent in following the Lodsys vs. small (and now big) time developers in regards to in-app purchasing. According to patent troll Lodsys, basically Apple’s entire developer ecosystem who uses in-app purchasing and doesn’t contact them for licensing is in need of a good suing. Apple meanwhile states that their generous licensing terms already covers individual developers. Considering that a lawsuit ending with Lodsys in the clear could have very wide ranging and devastating effects on the iOS world as a whole.

So how are things going by the way? Well, not too great…

RIM’s Problem: Too Many Devices. Not Enough Focus (And A Bit Of Denial).

  • July 12, 2011 9:37 pm

By now you’ve no doubt skimmed over the content from RIM’s shareholder meeting that wrapped up earlier tonight. While a lot was covered, one thing in particular stood out — RIM’s plans to push 7 new BlackBerry devices into the market in “rapid succession”. On one hand, RIM is trying to cover as many of the checkboxes as they can. They want to cater to anyone, everyone and every personal want/need. What they can’t do, however, is focus too many company resources on any one project. This is why RIM still doesn’t get it…