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Easy Streaming From Smartphone to Home Stereo

The convenience of using your smartphone to store, stream and curate your music collection -- or simply stream music from online, personalized radio stations like Pandora -- doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your home stereo system for the dubious quality earbuds that came with the phone. The inves...

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Titanium Backup Pro Makes Moving Apps a Snap

Anyone who's gone through the painful task of buying a new smartphone knows that the process of re-installing apps and getting the phone configured just-so is a major job. While the Android Market does keep a list of your apps in its library, automatic syncing is hit-or-miss. You can manually send e...

How to Improve Your Video-Streaming Clarity

The stuttering and freezing that can occur when you're streaming video are indicative of issues related to bandwidth. Commercial hosted solutions like Netflix and Hulu can suffer from degraded performance. Rather than simply calling your ISP and requesting a faster, more expensive pipe, there are so...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Android News Video Apps: No News Isn’t Good News

My first experience with trying to consume news on-the-go was back in the eighties using the original CompuServe text-based online service -- the first commercial online service. The process generally involved trying to connect a laptop to the hotel phone system through a combination of alligator ...

Tips for Using the Latest Tech Gadgets if You’re Physically Challenged

Impairments in the body's functions and structure, as well as the limitations in activities caused by those impairments, have historically placed disabled people at often insurmountable disadvantages. Reader Fred Cheshire, who's a C5/6 quadriplegic, asked how to use tablets and mobile phones when yo...

How to Turn a Nook Into a Great Android Tablet

Amazon's $199 tablet will be one of the first sub-$300 tablets with a decent specification. However, if you can't wait until November, don't necessarily want a book vendor's skin on your device, and haven't ponied up for an iPad yet, you can get a solid base-Android tablet for around $250 today -- o...

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Orb Live for Android: An Interesting, but Unsuccessful, Experiment

Orb Network's media server software has been around for years; in fact, Orb and TVersity are the grandparents of current media-everywhere apps. However, this is the first time Orb has officially been available in an app for Android phones. Orb functions by grabbing indexed media content from your ...

That Tired Old Computer Could Be a Neat Media Streamer

One antidote to escalating household budgets is to cut utility services. However, dropping trash pickup and dumping your garbage in neighbors' receptacles in the middle of the night probably wouldn't go down too well in the community. Likewise, terminating your electricity supply won't play too well...

US Travelers Abroad: Don’t Get Gouged by Stiff Data Roaming Fees

Travel tools for the road include some of the killer apps that have driven the smartphone market, like mapping. However, the ball and chain is the cost of getting that data outside of your home market. For example, U.S. carrier Sprint currently charges a whopping $19.45 per megabyte to use its GSM d...

Do You Really Know What Your Android Is Capable Of?

As a Sprint corporate customer I'm referred to as "preferred," which basically translates to "preferred because I give them increasing amounts of money." Anyway, it gets me a phone upgrade annually, rather than the non-preferred biannual deal. The only problem with an annually replaced gadget is y...

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