Gary M. Fleschner

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Google Nexus 2015 Release Date Update: Android M Preview 2 Reveals Key Next Nexus Features

Android mascots (Photo : Reuters)<p>The Nexus 2015 general specs will be defined on release date by the builders of the device, which for the upcoming …

Nightclub Amnesia

From the forums — A look at the leather LG G4 after extended use

LG's vegetable tanned leather generated no shortage of excitement during the launch of the G4, and that continued well after the phone hit shelves. …

Mobile Technology

Do you sleep with your smartphone on the nightstand?

So, tell me if this question sounds familiar:<p><b>I sleep with my phone on my nightstand, so I usually check email before I’ve even gotten out of bed. How do I break this habit without feeling guilty for not checking email first thing in the morning?</b><p>Many of us use our phones as our alarm clocks or just …

Google Play Music deleting downloaded music from SD cards

Users of the Google Play Music app may have noticed that music cached or stored for offline playback was disappearing from their devices whenever …

T-Mobile’s silence on government data requests only raises more questions

T-Mobile is receiving far more data requests from government than other wireless carriers, and the “Uncarrier” is offering precious little explanation of why that’s so.<p>T-Mobile received nearly 351,940 government requests for data in 2014. AT&T has roughly twice the number of subscribers, yet …

T-Mobile

Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety

Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want better batteries, not wearables. So Apple’s recent announcement isn’t that surprising: iOS 9 will have a Low Power mode, which could provide …

How To: 10 Ways to Trick Your Android Phone into Using Less Data

Ever watched Netflix on your phone only to realize an hour later that you forgot to turn Wi-Fi on? That's a whole lot of data used.<p>If you've ever …

Apps

Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

Foo Fighters Celebrate 20th Anniversary at All-Star Washington D.C. Gig

Dave Grohl is the kind of affable, down-to-earth rock star who you might not expect to indulge in grand gestures like, say, having a special throne …

As California Kill-Switch Law Takes Effect, Smartphone Theft Already Down 32%

Smartphone thieves suffered a setback Wednesday when new laws took effect requiring all smartphones sold in California to come with an opt-out “kill switch,” which slashes the phone’s value if stolen and resold on the black market.<p>The legislation is the first of its kind to require that users be …

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7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

The easiest thing you can do with your old smartphones and tablets once you get newer models is to either sell them or give them away to family …

IFTTT's automation app can watch your Android phone's battery

Thanks to a slew of updates, IFTTT's automation apps just became decidedly more useful -- especially if you're religious about your smartphone's battery. If for Android now includes a battery channel, so you can tell your phone to perform certain duties depending on your charge state. You can have …

How to get your phone SIM unlocked

We've been talking a good bit about unlocked phones (the network unlocked kind) and went over some of the benefits of them, and why you might want to …

Operating Systems

Why do I care if my phone is SIM unlocked?

SIM unlocked, or network unlocked, phones aren't a big deal for many of us. We're using a network provider that works well in the places where we …

Massive study shows that Verizon has the fastest data speeds in the US

Measuring data speeds on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint's 3G and 4G LTE networks in and out of cities across the United States, PCMag found that Verizon had the fastest average speeds.<p>Most importantly, Verizon had the fastest 4G LTE speeds on average. 4G LTE is the most advanced wireless …

Mobile

What is an 'unlocked' phone? (And why do I care?)

Unlocked. It's a word you'll see used a lot on websites about mobile technology, and most people writing about it will be sure to let you know that …

Mobile

Best launchers for Android

We use our phones for everything. From managing the office to organizing family schedules, making phone calls to making lists, keeping up with our …

The documentary Courtney Love doesn’t want you to see

Oh, boy. Hot on the heels of the 100 per cent authorised, definitive and Courtney-Love-sponsored Kurt Cobain biopic, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>, is another doc exposing the never-before-told (but hotly debated) story of Cobain’s death. And this is one Love definitely does not want you to see – …

Kurt Cobain

AT&T hit with $100-million fine for its 'unlimited' data plans

Wireless carrier AT&T could be forced to pay $100 million after the Federal Communications Commission found that the company had slowed data networks for unlimited plan holders without informing them, the agency said Wednesday.<p>Since 2011, thousands of customers had complained to the FCC that AT&T …

Customers

From Rush With Love

Neil Peart drives like he drums. On a bright mid-April afternoon in Los Angeles, fresh from a rehearsal with his band, Rush, for what might be their …

Dave Grohl Breaks Leg But Continues to Rock in Sweden

<b>UPDATE:</b> Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel five more European shows so frontman Dave Grohl can recuperate from his broken leg. The band canceled …

Find out which Android phone is right for you

The selection of Android phones is continuing to grow, which may result in too many choices when it's time for a new device. If you're not sure where to start when picking a new phone, Google has built a beautiful Web tool that will guide you through the selection process.<p>The website starts by …

These Ex-Israeli Surveillance Agents Hijack Your Browser To Profit From Ads

At the start of last month, Google and Stanford University researchers released a report on a largely legal yet dubious practice in the advertising industry. It’s called ad injection.<p>The process effectively intercepts users’ traffic to inject content, namely, those irritating adverts and popups …

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Dr. Dre, Inc.: A Brief History of Mogul’s Biggest Business Deals

Dr. Dre is far too cool to attend WWDC, the San Francisco developers’ conference where Apple is expected to announce its relaunch of the Beats Music …

A librarian found a copy of the original 'Star Wars' script, and it settles one of the biggest fan debates of the film

According to CBC— the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. — while trying to digitize the University of New Brunswick Library's science-fiction collection, librarian Kristian Brown stumbled upon an early draft of the "Star Wars" script.<p>The script, marked as a "fourth draft," is dated March 15, 1976, well …

Star Wars

The 100 best Android apps of 2018 (May)

We’ve once again overhauled our picks for the best Android apps, whittling our robust selection down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have …