Android Apps: Expense Manager

If you are the kind of person who likes to keep track of everything that you are spending, it can be quite a task. One thing that can make it easier is a well designed app that you feel like using when you have to use it. Great design is generally a barrier that prevents me from using an app to its fullest....
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My Expectations from Android 5.0 – Key Lime Pie / Android 4.3

Updated: Since it looks like there is not going to be a 5.0 version at I/O but rather a 4.3. In any case, these upgrades would apply to the next upcoming version of Android. It is getting really close to Google I/O and I have personally been wondering what new magical features the new version of Android will...
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Android Comes of Age with the Nexus 4 and Jelly Bean

Android has come of age. Both in terms of software and hardware. Apart from my previous smartphone, which was a Windows Phone 7.x device, I have always used Android devices. Two from Samsung and one from Spice. I left Android for Windows Phone after my Spice MI 410 was stolen and I decided that Android...
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The Tech Press Catches Up – iOS is Outdated and Boring

It seems that the tech press has finally come to realize what I have been ranting about for the last one and a half years. iOS is outdated in terms of functionality and boring in terms of aesthetics. In the last few weeks I must have seen at least 5 to 6 articles and a lot of tweets that are basically...
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iPad Apps – Remote Access App Splashtop

Does it ever happen to you, that you are away from one of your computers and you find that you would very much like to be able to carry out a particular task on it, but you can’t; and your only choice is to wait till you are at the computer to do what you wanted to do? What could these tasks be,...
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Review: Philips HTS 5131S Soundbar

When it comes to home theater systems a lot of people believe that more is more. More speakers, more wires, more buttons to play around with. In a typical home however these kind of home theatre systems just look ugly. While they may be designed to sound good, they really aren’t designed to look...
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The iPad Mini

The iPad Mini is out, and the only thing I don’t like about it is the name. Sounds un-thought to me. Apart from that, there are only little annoyances that bother me based on what I have seen so far. The main annoyance is the fact that it looks like Apple will need to update this product pretty...
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Windows Phone Apps: FastNote

To say that apps are lacking on the Windows Phone platform would not be completely untrue. Although there are very nice apps for all the usual things that a person may want to do on a phone, the app discovery experience is a little lacking. So it was a pleasant surprise when I happened to install FastNote,...
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The Reign of the 7 inch Tablets

It’s finally happening. Common sense and practicality is clearing the fog caused by the introduction of a ground breaking device by Apple in April 2010. The iPad came in only one screen size; 9.7 inches. The device became the mould in which all other tablets began to be made. Then in November 2010,...
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iPad Apps – Jasmine (YouTube Client)

All of us who have upgraded to iOS6 know now that there is no native YouTube app available any more. This presents a couple of challenges for me who uses YouTube for storing and archiving personal videos in full HD quality. One. The YouTube site that opens up in the browser on the iPad is not appealing....
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