David Reid

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Nearly 80 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter ran Android, says IDC

The smartphone market continues to explode, and the Android ecosystem has been the biggest beneficiary of that growth. According to the latest smartphone OS marketshare numbers from IDC, shipments of Android phones increased a whopping 73.5 percent to reach over 187 million units in the second …

The Connected Car: Welcome to the Next Computing Environment

Since the launch of General Motors’ OnStar service in 1996, vehicles with embedded cellular connections have become part of the connected world — an …

Google To Supply Free Wi-Fi Hotspots For All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Locations

Google has just announced via a blog post that it will be offering free, faster Wi-Fi hotspots at all U.S. company-operated Starbucks locations, which will get up and running sometime within the next 18 months. Google says that its speeds should beat the existing hotspots at the coffee shops by at …

SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive

The Wireless Flash Drive lets you transfer files and stream media to multiple mobile devices or computers without the need for an Internet …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Google Nexus 7 Still Has One Serious Weakness

Google recently launched the new and improved Nexus 7 tablet. Despite the preponderance of great reviews and glowing praise, though, the flagship Android tablet still has one fatal flaw: Android.<p>Admittedly, that sounds like an overtly “fanboy” thing to say, but stick with me.<p>The Nexus 7 seems to be …

Google Letting Glass Explorers Invite a Friend

If you have any friends that have turned into “Glassholes“, here’s an incentive for you to still be nice to them: Google is sending out limited invitations to its Glass Explorer testers allowing them to invite a friend into the program.<p>As noticed by Marketing Land, numerous Google Glass owners have …

Samsung Busted Boosting International Galaxy S4 Benchmarks

Powered by a new Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip, the international version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 boasts some impressive benchmarks — a graphical …

Galaxy S4

The new Nexus 7: Wireless charging feature

If you were one of the lucky ones who was already able to score a new 2013 Nexus 7, you might not know about a great feature -- Qi wireless charging. …

Nexus 7

Mark Zuckerberg Says Teenagers Aren't Leaving Facebook

Teenagers may be telling pollsters that they’re so over Facebook — that they can’t handle the drama anymore, that they don’t want to use the same social network as their parents, that they’re worried about their privacy — but that doesn’t mean they’re actually using it any less, says Mark …

Nokia may soon help you find lost items via your smartphone

Lumia smartphone owners will find it easier to find their car, keys, and other missing items if a purported new Nokia technology revs up.<p>Nokia plans to unveil a proximity sensor gadget for its Lumia lineup in the coming weeks, The Verge said on Monday, citing sources familiar with the company's …

Near Field Communication

iOS 7 beta 4 hits with boatloads of bug fixes, as it inches towards release

Three weeks after the last beta release, and just a few days after Apple's developer center finished receiving a massive security overhaul, iOS 7 beta 4 is now available to download. The update to Cupertino's upcoming iOS release -- the biggest since the debut of the original SDK -- is heading out …

Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS

Having successfully managed to gain root access to Google's Chromecast dongle, the GTV Hacker team has identified that it runs a stripped-down version of Android taken from Google TV, not Chrome OS. Google had previously told <i>The Verge</i> that the Chromecast runs a variant of the web-focused operating …

Lonely Planet's Guide To Travel Photography - Lonely Planet Online Shop - Lonely Planet US

Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography<p>5th Edition Jul 2016<p>The fifth edition of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography shows readers how to develop their photographic skills and avoid common mistakes.<p>This ultimate step-by-step guide to taking better travel photographs is full of practical …

Working conditions at Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron come under fire

According to an upcoming report from the China Labor Watch, outlined by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple’s China-based manufacturing partner Pegatron has come under fire for worker conditions. The report outlines several claims which shed a negative light on Pegatron:<p>Pegatron is claimed to be …

Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

Two new high-res tablets from Samsung rumored

Since the launch of the Nexus 10 last year, Samsung has focused mostly on mid-range products in the Android tablet space — the recently-launched …

Nexus 7 (2013) vs iPad Mini: by the numbers

iPad Mini pictured on the left with the Nexus 7 (2012) shown on the right.<p>The Nexus 7 (2013) was just recently announced, and it already blows away some of the competition in the 7-inch market. Just how well does it stack up against what is still a fierce competitor, the iPad Mini, though? Find out …