Author Archives: Steven Grady


Pogoplug iPhone app makes external HD’s accessible from anywhere

Pogoplug iPhone app makes external HD’s accessible from anywhere

A new application application for the iPhone called Pogoplug allows users to access their computer's external hard drives from anywhere through the Pogoplug, a $99 personal cloud storage device. Accessing the hard drives isn't the only trick this app can do: it can stream music, video and view office files. If users don't have space on their iPhone for a movie, they can simply elect to stream it from their external storage over the air.

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Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

A new cellular carrier based out of Las Vegas has started up their new service featuring an unlimited calling and unlimited data plan. Zer01 Communications is giving customers the chance, starting in June, to utilize their data and cellular services as much as they want for $70 a month. $69.95 will buy you uncapped data and unlimited calling, meaning you can surf the internet all you want on an available WinMo device, or a bring-your-own unlocked GSM BlackBerry or Android phone. I'm assuming you'll be able to tether those devices and use the data with your laptop too.

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T-Mobile announces new 3G Sidekick LX

T-Mobile announces new 3G Sidekick LX

Starting today, the Sidekick LX is available for pre-order from Sidekick.com for pre-existing T-Mobile customers. The phone will retain its iconic swivel design, but now coming in two colors -orchid and carbon- and adds features such as GPS-enabled LiveSearch. The Sidekick LX will also feature a 3.2" TFT display, and a 3.2 MP camera. The new Sidekick also features a notably thinner design.

The new Sidekick will also take advantage of T-Mobile's developing 3G network, offering much faster browsing speeds than the previous generation Sidekick. This will come in handy for the social-network loving users who will advantage from the "Communities" section of the LX, which will feature one-click links to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter via an optimized application screen. These applications will also push notifications directly on the homescreen of the Sidekick, letting the user know if they have any events from their friends on their networks.

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HP dv2 and Blu-ray preview

HP dv2 and Blu-ray preview

SlashGear was lucky enough to get sent a brand new HP dv2 and accompanying Blu-ray drive. The ultra-portable features a 12.1 inch screen, up to a 500GB hard drive, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to a 512MB ATI graphics card to work that Blu-ray magic. The dv2 is running on AMD's new Yukon platform, a new design from AMD competing with Intel's ULV single core processors (Celeron and the like). The dv2 comes out at .93 inches thin, and will be very affordable for the offered features.

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The Motley Fools call Palm Pre DOA, I call them fools

The Motley Fools call Palm Pre DOA, I call them fools

The stock market experts and radio show hosts of the Motley Fool published an article today claiming that the Palm Pre, though fully featured and well designed, may be dead on arrival. This information is based off of a survey of 4,292 adult smartphone buyers by ChangeWave Research. The survey found that only 4% of smartphone buyers plan on purchasing the Pre, in contrast to 37% of them planning on purchasing a BlackBerry or iPhone. There are a few problems with this.

Samsung S8300 Tocco Unboxing and hands-on

Samsung S8300 Tocco Unboxing and hands-on

We got a crate sent to us from Korea, and we weren't sure what was inside. When I say crate, I mean wooden crate that required a hammer and crow bar to pry open. The precious cargo housed inside was worth the protection. A chorus of angels sang out in the middle of a Home Depot, and I laid eyes upon the Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition.

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Samsung to launch 3 Android phones

Samsung to launch 3 Android phones

Android Arena has received word from a credible source that Samsung is planning on launching three new devices running Google's Android OS. The first of the devices could hit as soon as this June, with the next two launching before the end of the year.

Multiple manufacturers have promised to deliver Android devices, but the devices have been naught but rumors, much like now. Samsung is expected to give these new devices 5 to 8 MP cameras, and they should feature QWERTY keyboards and slim form factors.

We expect and hope these devices will be launched as soon as possible. Rumors indicate that Sprint and T-Mobile will be the first to receive the devices, making good on Dan Hesse's promise to bring Android to Sprint.

[Via Android Arena]

Android 1.5 successfully ported to G1

Android 1.5 successfully ported to G1

Google just recently released the Android 1.5 "Cupcake" SDK to developers, but several intrepid coders from the XDA-Developer community have been working with the G1. An individual known as haykuro has successfully ported the software from the upcoming HTC Magic to the G1.

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AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity ends in 2010

AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity ends in 2010

Reports are coming out that AT&T's contract with Apple to be the sole carrier to have the iPhone will be ending in 2010. CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed with the Wall Street Journal that the exclusivity contract does indeed end in 2010, just as many speculated. Currently, AT&T is attempting to extend the contract to 2011, but Apple was refusing to comment.

iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 released

iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 released

Apple posted the third version of the iPhone 3.0 Beta for developers to download and play with. Reports are that the beta offers speed increases, Spotlight Search saving and minor changes for MMS on German networks.

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Toshiba’s product roadmap leaked

Toshiba’s product roadmap leaked

If this is authentic, Toshiba has some interesting products lined up through 2010. Techblog.gr leaked a powerpoint slide of Toshiba's product roadmap featuring a few handheld computers featuring the Qualcomm SnapDragon platform. There were prototypes first demoed at CES earlier this year, and from the looks of it, those prototypes are ending up as real products.

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