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Link Quick Review of Samsung Charge and Moto Bionic

Since we write mobile software and need to test on a variety of hardware we buy a lot of phones. And I often carry two phones around, an Android device and my iPhone. Sometimes I forward my main number, which is associated with my Verizon iPhone, to my Android device. Alas, I can’t forward the [...]

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Link Announcing fbTV, Display Your Facebook Photos via Apple TV

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new Phanfare iOS app, fbTV, which will enable you to show musical slideshows of your Facebook photos on your TV through an Apple TV device. Here is how it works. You need an Apple TV attached to your TV. Purchase the fbTV app for your [...]

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Link Smartphone Adoption Among Phanfare Customers

In our recent customer survey, 67% of Phanfare customers reported carrying a smartphone, which we defined as a sophisticated cell phone with a required data plan, like a Blackberry or iPhone, that allows you to read email and surf the web from your phone. That’s at least four times the world-wide average for smartphone adoption [...]

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Link Google Needs Apple to Innovate in TV

Apparently Google is having trouble getting TV content providers and distributors on board with Google TV. No surprise there. Traditional cable companies and other players have little incentive to give up control to Google, whom they view more as a competitor than a partner. Android was accepted by incumbents precisely because the carriers and handset [...]

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Link Why the iPad 2 Might Have a 7 Inch Display

Rumor today that the next iPad will have a seven inch screen. Let’s think about that for a moment. Everybody has been wondering when the iPad will get the Retina display that the iPhone 4 has. Well, if you assume that the iPad Retina display will be constructed out of four iPhone 4 displays (2×2) [...]

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Link Idea for Fixing the iPhone 4 Antenna

Let me preface this by saying that although I have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, I know very little about electricity. My degree is really in computer systems. One of the benefits of blogging is that I get to suggest untenable solutions to other people’s problems. Ok, Here goes. So the issue with the iPhone [...]

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Link My Week with Android: Action Items for Apple

My week with Android is over. I am back to my iPhone. I dropped a call on the way in to work. Good to be back. I truly believe that Apple has the better product right now. The hardware is smaller, lighter, and more attractive. The software is more intuitive, better polished and better looking. [...]

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Link Droid Day 6: Swype is great if you flour your finger

One of the major benefits of Android, according to its boosters, is that Android is open. So open in fact that you can even change the default text input method. My Droid X came with Swype, a new fangled way of entering text by drawing a path through the letters. I have been using Swype [...]

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Link Day 3 with Android: Understanding Apple

In the United States, high-end Android phones and iPhones are essentially the same price. The Droid X was $199 after rebate, and the iPhone 4 is $199. Apple made a very deliberate decision in the US to achieve that price parity. They gave an exclusive to ATT, a weaker carrier, in exchange for a whopping [...]

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Link A Week with Android: Day 2

At this point I have removed most of the Motorola widgets from my home screen of my Droid X. I have customized my home screen with weatherbug, something I could not do on the iPhone. I have downloaded Android Task Killer. I have figured out my way around the interface. It is just not as [...]

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