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RemixOS is an Android flavor designed to bring the best PC experience to Android. Just a few days ago they finally released their developer edition for the PC based on Androidx86. Well, let’s get started shall we? What did you run this on? For this review, RemoxOS was run on a Lenovo T420 with eight gigabytes of ram. The important thing to note here is that the T420 did not come with a USB 3.0 port.…

Everyone knows that Verizon is a terrible company to deal with. Customers get slow updates (See: Galaxy Note 4) and phone manufacturers lose control, but at this point, it’s just as much Samsung’s fault as Verizon’s. It’s time for cell providers to return control to the manufacturers. This is ridiculous. This is the exact reason why the Google’s Nexus 5 was never on the Verizon network. Verizon refused to give up control. In October 2015 Google started…

As was promised back in August, Sprint has finally killed off their two year contract. The dionsaurs of old have finally fallen. Not so long ago a leaked AT&T internal memo finally marked the death of the two-year contract in the United States. Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true. Mobile providers still typically offer installment plans for new phones that are very similar to the traditional two-year contract, but customers no longer have to pay subsities…

Remix OS is coming to PC (and some Macs) by the end of this month. Will you try it out? What is Remix OS? Remix OS is a reimagining of Android. Their goal is to modify Android to the point of having a truly PC-like experience. They accomplish this by following their guiding principals: Simplicity – Well, keep it simple stupid! There is amazing power in simplicity. AK-47 anyone? Intuition – What they mean by “Intuition” is…

Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus is known for selling their phones on an invite-only basis. OnePlus is kicking off 2016 by selling their OnePlus X invite-free every Tuesday. OnePlus loves to control the retail experience – every device they have released so far requires an invite to purchase. However, among the three devices they have released so far, the OnePlus X may be the easiest yet to obtain. The OnePlus One OnePlus came to China back in…

Free Basics is a service Facebook offers to bring basic internet services to the underprivileged in developing countries. However, not everyone is so ready to roll over and accept this attack on net neutrality. Free internet to the poor? That sounds great! Well, not really. Sure it looks great up front, but when we actually look at what Facebook is doing it starts to turn sour. What is Free Basics? Facebook claims they provide “free…

AT&T is doing away with most of their two-year contract subsidized phone plans. Customers will now have to either buy new phones at full price or purchase them via an installment plan. For years AT&T, and indeed the entire cellular industry, has been selling customers lock-in contracts in order to sell phones at reduced prices. The goal here, of course, was to get phones in the hands of as many people as possible. Clearly it worked. How many…

We can’t simply walk around intentionally deafening ourselves with headphones or blinding ourselves with our cell phone and expect to be safe. Okay, the title may be a bit misleading. Perhaps it should be, “Stop Staring At Your Cell Phone And Pay Attention!” or “Is that message worth your life?” The reality is, most of the ways people get hurt is by not paying attention. We, as a people, need to be aware of the…

LG still hasn’t officially released their LG G Pad II 10.1″ FHD tablet in the United States. At the time of this writing it is available for pre-order at bhphotovideo.com. Currently available for pre-order at 300 USD, the LG G Pad II is certainly not a budget tablet but looks to enter the mid-range market. Processor: 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core Display: 10.1″ Full HD (bhphotovideo.com has it listed as an “IPS Multi-Touch Display”) Internal storage: 16GB eMMc…

Nuance, a speech recognition company, is working with giants BMW, Samsung and Panasonic to develop intelligent assistants for vehicle-related applications. The accuracy of speech recognition is becoming more important by the day. With the possibility of big players such as Ford and Google mass producing self-driving cars, we need to be able to communicate safely and quickly with our vehicles. The vehicle not only needs to understand various accents, but also needs to understand what the driver wants to do or…

What is Easy Voice Recorder? Easy Voice Recorder is a simple, yet high-quality audio recorder for Android. Ease of use It would be hard to make an easier to use audio recorder. Perhaps impossible without controlling it telepathically. The hardest part of using this app is the very first launch. It has something not seen in many apps these days, an end user license agreement. A brief look doesn’t show anything too sinister, but why? It’s…

What’s “90 Different Logic Games”? “90 Different Logic Games” is an interesting assortment of logic games where the player moves through various stages each being a completely different puzzle. Gameplay The initial screen is confusing. It looks like there are a ton of buttons to tap, but all those button looking things at the bottom seem to only be examples of the logic games included in this bundle. The various star buttons are difficulty levels.…

What is Handrite? Handrite is an Android note taking application that allows users to write with actual handwriting. A lost art! Ease of use Ease of useWhen Handrite is first loaded, there is almost nothing except a banner add. Typical of current Android design where minimalisim is king, but ads are still where the money’s at. When Handrite is first loaded, there is almost nothing except a banner add. Typical of current Android design where…