Category Archives: Phones

Droid Turbo–Super-Spy Hands-Free Controls

Droid Turbo–Super-Spy Hands-Free Controls

Me: “How now, brown cow? What’s my schedule this week?” Droid Turbo (spoken): “Here are the events you requested. First up, you have a calendar event tomorrow at 4:10pm. The title is ‘Kids’ Dentist Appointments’.” [The phone’s screen displays my entire calendar for the week.] [more]

Kyocera Hydro Elite Makes Android Accessible

If there is one overwhelming “complaint” about Android phones, it’s that they are too complicated with too many settings. For some of us, that’s a bonus, but for others, it’s just plain confusing. When I received the Kyocera Hydro Elite phone as a member of the Verizon Wireless Insider team, I was excited to tell… [more]

Capturing Life with Nokia Lumia’s Cinemagraph Feature

Capturing Life with Nokia Lumia’s Cinemagraph Feature

When I first received the Nokia Lumia 928 phone [*I am part of the Verizon Wireless Insider Team – full disclosure below],  one feature that stood out as being unique was the Cinemagraph. A Cinemagraph is a static image with moving portions that repeat in a loop. This waterfall is an example, saved as an… [more]

Play Nice(r) With Your Phone, Your Xbox, and Xbox SmartGlass

This month I’m testing out the Nokia Lumia 928 phone from Verizon Wireless. It’s a Windows phone, which is a change of pace for me, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun apps to share with all of you. There are lots of great apps out there, but I stumbled across something I wasn’t… [more]

Win an LG Optimus Exceed Prepaid Phone from Verizon Wireless

As a Verizon Wireless Insider, I wasn’t entirely surprised when a phone appeared on my doorstep. I was surprised that it was a prepaid phone since I already have Verizon Wireless service. As it turns out, it’s intended to be a gift to one of my readers! It’s your lucky day, folks. [more]

The Truth About Gorilla Glass: A Lesson in Vanity

When I first saw the HTC Droid DNA at CES this past January, I immediately fell in love. It has such a lovely screen that everything looks lovely on it. It’s got plenty of other great features, but I can’t even get past its looks. I would watch a movie on my Droid DNA, and… [more]

Introducing… the HTC Droid DNA, My Replacement Computer

Introducing… the HTC Droid DNA, My Replacement Computer

I have recently been invited into the Verizon Insider program which gives me a chance to check out new mobile technology so I can share my thoughts, tips, and tricks with you. The first arrival is the Droid DNA from HTC. I have been wishing for a Droid DNA since I first saw it at… [more]