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When Samsung launched the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note in 2011, it was widely labeled as too large by tech pundits around the web. However, Galaxy Note was a hit for Samsung and helped spur the “phablet” genre, smartphones that are larger than normal smartphones but smaller than tablets. With the announcement [...]Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
The first ever anti-virus/anti-malware program I used was Kaspersky, a 1-year 3-user license I purchased from Wal-Mart for $60. Soon after, I discovered something I never could fathom before: free anti-virus/anti-malware programs, specifically Avira, Avast, and AVG. So I ditched paid anti-virus for free ones. I originally started with Avira, [...]Read More »
I’ve been reviewing software since dotTech was born back in October 2008. By now, over four years on, I have become very good at avoiding crapware that comes bundled with many programs, notably toolbars; I can only remember one time in the past few years when I have accidentally installed [...]Read More »
Prior to last year, HTC followed the pollute-the-market-with-as-many-phones-as-possible approach instead of the create-a-brand approach. But, after the post-iPhone 4S slaughter, HTC realized they will never be able to fight off Apple and Samsung without a brand that is as recognizable, if not more, than iPhone and Galaxy S. So HTC [...]Read More »
I’ve never really been much of a brick and mortar type shopper. In my world, if it can be bought online and delivered in a reasonable amount of time, then it should be bought online. However, if the price is right, I do venture into stores occasionally. A few days [...]Read More »
Should Apple be sued for anti-competitive behavior if Apple blocks Google Maps from Apple App Store? [Opinion]
After Apple dumped Google Maps from iOS 6 in favor of its homegrown and epically bad iOS Maps, Google started working on a standalone version of Google Maps for iOS. On Monday a rumor circled the blog-o-sphere that Google is working on a standalone Google Maps app for iOS that [...]Read More »
Yesterday Apple unveiled its much-rumored and hyped iPad Mini. With a 7.9-inch display and $329 pricetag, Apple is obviously taking aim at the 7-inch tablet niche popularized by Samsung and dominated by Amazon and Google (vis-a-vis Kindle Fire and Nexus 7). What does Ashraf think about the iPad Mini? Ashraf [...]Read More »
Any semi-techie that has being following the development of Window 8 and Windows 8 tablets knows that Windows RT tablets are akin to Android tablets and the iPad — Windows RT is essentially a mobile version of Windows 8. However, the general public is not full of techies and people [...]Read More »
Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.
The above quote is from Bill Cox, the Senior Director of Marketing Communications for the Windows Phone Division at Microsoft, and it just about amplifies what Android manufacturers should be feeling right now.
Despite Microsoft’s gutsy attempt at offering a differentiated iPhone and [...]Read More »