Luis Avalos

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15 incredible deals on unlocked international Android smartphones under $260

Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola and Huawei are all Android smartphone manufacturers that you’re probably familiar with. Those brands are very well …

300 free wallpapers that will breathe new life into your iPhone (or Android phone)

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. Late last week I wrote a quick post about how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours. Long story short, …

HP’s 15-inch Spectre x360 is a big, fast, sleek Windows laptop

HP’s new 15-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop is great fun. It’s powerful and full-featured, it’s good-looking, and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break if I hold it wrong. It has the best attributes of the MacBook Pro — fast, easy on the eyes — and it also has things you just can’t get on a …

Consumer Tech

Speck MightyPack: A bag for all of a student's gear

Speck is generally well-known for their iPhone and iPad cases, but this year they've been trying something new with a lineup of tech-friendly …

Weekend fun: Here are 5 cool wallpapers collected from the Internet

Here at AC, we like to try to keep everyone informed about the latest Android news, help folks who are just starting out figure out their Android …

KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood

Why your SD card doesn't work the same in Android 4.4 KitKat, and the reasons for the change<p>"Curse you, Google! Your KitKat update broke my SD …

Apps

How Apple is Exploiting Android’s Weakness

Google's Android OS is Apple's biggest competitor in the mobile world thanks to a major strength, its open and free-wheeling nature. While Google’s …

How to Get Android 4.4 KitKat Launcher On Your Android Smartphone

Last week Google finally announced Android 4.4 KitKat, and along with it was the brand new Nexus 5 smartphone, running a revamped home launcher and a …

OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple’s post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t a drastic change from OS X 10.8. …

Root Android: Everything you need to know!

One of the best things about Android is just how customizable and flexible it is. Android lets you use it the way you want to use it, whether that means changing the launcher or setting up a host of unique automatic functions with Tasker. But for some, that isn’t enough. That’s why many of us will …

Android News

Private search engine Blippex turns to WebRTC to guarantee surfers’ anonymity

Blippex, the new search engine that launched in July, is all about privacy — OK, <i>mostly</i> about privacy, as it’s also playing around with an intriguing …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

AMOLED vs LCD – What is the difference?

Display technology is often a key battleground when it comes to top of the line handsets. But it’s not just display resolution and screen size that you’ll find on a spec sheet, manufactures also list different display types to choose between as well. Often you’ll find that manufactures stick to a …

Phones

Best Android phones: fall 2013

When you think of fall, you probably think of changing leaves, crisp air, and hot apple cider. But one other thing that should be associated with …

Sony's Latest Xperia Phones, SmartWatch 2 Launch in U.S.; No Carrier Announcements Yet

After making the rounds in Europe and Asia, Sony announced today the U.S. availability of its Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 smartphones, and the …

Mobile

Galaxy Note 3 review: To ink or not to ink? That is the question.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 arrives in stores this Friday, where customers can decide if the large handset with digital inking is worth the purchase. Now …

Spanish Pirate Site Owners To Get 6 Years Of Jail Time, But Users Off The Hook

Spain has long had a difficult reputation as one of the heaviest users of file-sharing services, crippling music and entertainment sales in the country for years. That’s the way the cookie crumbles, some might say. But it’s affected relations with Hollywood for years and threatened to land it back …