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More Android Opinion

  • Opinion: Tweaks for HTC One

    Your HTC One may rank among the best Android phones ever, but that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. In particular, you may find yourself hating HTC's various software "enhancements" and longing for a more pure Android environment. Although you can find a Google Play edition of the HTC One that comes bearing Google's stock Android with no modifications, that model doesn't work on all carriers, and sometimes it isn't worthwhile to break your contract just for a slightly better handset.

  • Opinion: Make your Galaxy S4 more like stock Android, without rooting

    The moment Google announced the Google Play edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4, you could almost hear the buyer's remorse from millions of people who had already picked up the regular version of the handset. Not only is the Google Play edition of the phone free from bloatware, but it also benefits from timely updates similar to Google's line of Nexus devices. Suddenly, that pricey new phone you signed a 2-year contract for isn't looking as lustrous as when you first got it.

  • Opinion: NOOK HD+ available for just £149

    Simply, it's the best full-sized tablet you can buy for under £150. The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ with 16GB storage is now available for just £149.

  • Opinion: No waiting rooms, no copay: 6 apps to get a doctor's advice

    The last time I saw my doctor, I arrived about 12 minutes early for my appointment. She arrived 22 minutes late, to find me waiting outside of her locked office. Which means I'd been there for over half an hour before I even saw the waiting room. Now, I appreciate the test of both my patience and my blood pressure, but it seriously cannot continue to take me three hours to get a prescription filled. In the wise words of Sweet Brown: Ain't nobody got time for that.

  • Opinion: 10 great Android apps you should be using, but aren't

    Finding high-quality Android apps in the Google Play Store can be challenging--what with 700,000 or so titles to choose from. Let us help.

  • Opinion: Gesundheit! Six apps that ease the hell of allergy season

    I have Kleenex stuffed into the pockets of every coat I own, my makeup bag holds eyedrops and Claritin, and I keep an ample supply of Benadryl at my desk. Given those details, you may have been able to correctly guess that I suffer from allergies. What am I allergic to? It's hard to say, since every time I've gone for an allergy test I react to literally everything they test me for. Nothing like getting 185 needless needle shots to the arm, am I right?

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Clearly wrong

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Assuming that "Denmark" is what we're calling the space between Henry Blodget's ears, and not Cupertino. And why not? Both have seasonal variations of daylight and require frequent land reclamation.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: The fast with the facts and the furious

    Several thoughful pieces have been published recently on smartphone market share.

  • Opinion: New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

    We've seen several Linux tablets emerge over the past year or so, but examples with triple-boot capabilities are much less common.

  • Opinion: All PCs great and small: how competition and collaboration is driving tech innovation

    A strange set of competitive and interdependent business relationships is driving innovation in PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. And for the consumer that's mostly good news.

  • Opinion: What I'm Playing: On magic, mechanics, and musical hotel management

    The Other Brothers (iOS; $0.99)

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S4 gets rooted--kind of--before it even hits store shelves

    If you thought the iPhone Dev-Team was quick to jailbreak new handsets or software, you'll be amazed at the speed of the Android developer community. The Samsung Galaxy S4, which is still only up for pre-order, has already been rooted.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: It's dumb work if you can get it

    All too often, delving into an egregious act of silly punditry is like peeling an onion of dumb. So many stupid, stinky layers.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Plane and simple

    An iPad might join you on your next flight to Hawaii, iPhone users consume online video at a prodigious rate, and Steve Jobs is the illustrated man. The remainders for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 are free with every purchase.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The letter two

    Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat. The remainders for Thursday, March 7, 2013 can't read or write.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's CEO is wrong about Office for iOS: Here's why

    Rumors have been floating around for some time that Microsoft is hard at work developing Microsoft Office apps for iOS--or more specifically for the Apple iPad. Speculation about Office for iOS has grown following the launch of Office 2013 and the new Office 365, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appears to have squashed that dream for the time being.

  • Opinion: Answer Line: Creepy permissions for Android apps

    Sdlmd downloaded an Android app that wanted access to Contacts, even though it had no legitimate reason to check on friends and relatives. What can be done?

  • Opinion: UberConference: Best conference-call manager yet?

    Lately it seems like software developers are falling all over themselves to take the hassles out of conference calls.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Square deal

    Apple dispatches Eddy Cue to check in with Foursquare, Brazil offers the only iPhone you'll ever see running Android, and we think one CEO's a little obsessed with the Apple TV--and it's not Tim Cook. The remainders for yesterday, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 are changing the channel.

  • Opinion: 2012: the year Microsoft ran out of ideas

    2012 was the year in which Microsoft finally ran out ideas, Google resorted to paying for tablet customers, and wireless speeds increased.



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