Category Archives: cell/smartphones

Best portable power solutions

A piece for BetaNews on portable battery packs. Best portable power solutions

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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Smartphone?

No, not should I stay or should I go, but should you lease or should you buy your smartphone, a topic I explored for Tom’s Guide.

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5G: Something Is Happening, But We Don’t Know What It Is

As our annual sojourn to the crowded and exhausting CES creeps closer like an appointment for a root canal, we might foretell here what we expect to see at the annual electronics gathering. But instead, we’d like to look ahead … Continue reading

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Smartphone Developments: New Features that are Worth Buying

Likely my last story for Consumers Digest (it’s a long, sordid story). In all events, my general survey of the smartphone landscape as of September 2015 (when written, not when published).

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What Are the Best Cell Carrier Plans?

For most of the first two-thirds of 2015, I worked on (and continually update, along with the Tom’s Guide editors) a series of stories outlining the best deals in cellular, both post- and prepaid.  These pieces include buying guides for … Continue reading

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Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch: First Impressions at IFA

The headline says it all, my Techlicious hands-on with the new Samsung smartwatch while at IFA in Berlin.

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Hands on with the Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

My news and hands-on report on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 for Techlicious.

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Mobile Wallets: Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Android Pay

A comparison of the three major mobile payment schemes I wrote for Tom’s Guide, an analysis which already may be out-dated with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5, which I covered for … Continue reading

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Stop It: Cellphone Carrier Access Fees Are Absurd

An op-ed chiding the cell carriers for fleecing us with their mysterious monthly access fees, which, thankfully, are beginning to fade away, for Tom’s Guide.

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HTC Desire Smartphones Hit All Your Desires at a Sweet Price

A quick news story for Techlicious on new bargain unlocked phones from HTC.

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