Features

MacBook Air – first impression

Alright, so, I don’t have any experience actually using a Mac, so I didn’t even bother using the software, I’ll stick to talking about the hardware. Lets start with the weight, 3 pounds sounds like a lot for something that is so thin, but I’ve had analog notebooks (as in paper) that were only marginally thinner but still weighed more.

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Helio Mysto hitting mass market today

So the Helio Mysto, the second phone Helio stole from Samsungs top of the line Ultimate Edition line, is finally hitting the market so everyone can get one. If I may remind you, they had a 2-day sale of them in just a couple stores for the two days right after Christmas and then that was it.

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iPod Touch Update

The iPod Touch had some new updates made available today, they include all 5 of the original iPhone apps that were left out in the first place. The upside, they are free with all new iPod Touch’s, the downside, they cost $20 for all current iPod Touch owners.

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iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Updates

So as you know, the iPhone got an update today, normally I’d point you in the direction of MyiTablet, and I still recommend you go there and check it out for more info. Today though, is a special day because there were actually some fairly cool updates this time around.

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Helio Player released, finally transferring your media to and from your Helio is easy

So this Helio Player was designed in partnership with RealNetworks, and you can tell it when you open the app up. Furthermore, it works to varying extents with every single Helio ever made except the Kickflip and Hero.

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Nokia N96 is a reality, check out the picture!

If you are just reading this for the pictures, click here for a direct link to the PhoneMag article about it where you can find all 7 pictures that are available, otherwise, continue reading. What we know is that this is the N96.

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Windows Mobile 6.1, 7, and 8 news

First, lets all agree that Windows Mobile 6 sucks, it does, you know it, sure, if you are a tech guru or a hard core business user, it probably has all of or at least most of the features you want. But how easy are they to access and use, here’s and even better experiment, try and make a phone call, I assure you it should be easier.

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Google Re-upping to compete with Ask.com

So Ask.com’s new ads show off some pretty cool features that have apparently stolen some users away from Google. What does Google do? The same thing Microsoft would, steals their idea for themselves.

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EDotSquare Laptop Cases – pretty and sturdy

For the past few months I have been toting around one of EDotSquare’s laptop cases. It has been safely protecting my 13” MacBook. This is not generally a simple task since I am not always the most graceful person. If it can last through me, it can last through just about anything.

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SlashGear Review: T-Mobile SideKick LX

Alright, so I got the Sidekick LX the other day, and I have been playing with it for a while. The people at T-Mobile were great and sent me the device to toy around with, sadly the service where I live is shoddy at best, but the city where I go to school has great service, so I got to really test it out up there.

First off, let me state that I have never even seen a Sidekick before this one, so, this won’t be a review comparing this Sidekick to other previous Sidekicks, this will be a review about this Sidekick model, with comparisons to other devices I have used where applicable. Let me start by saying that this may not be the best phone if have ever had my hands on, but it is the best everything-else device I have had my hands on.

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More fret pounding fun with Guitar Hero III

RedOctane was kind enough to send us the newest entry to their Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero III. After many hours of co-op, boss battles and blisters, I can say that Guitar Hero III fills my music infused video game fix more than Dance Dance Revolution ever could.
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SlashGear Review: Philips’ VOIP841 dual-mode Skype DECT phone

Here at SlashGear we’ve generally given pretty short shrift to VOIP handsets: all too often they miss the point of their very purpose, to take internet calling out of the realm of the geeky and into the hands of the general public.  Common errors include requiring a USB connection to an attached PC rather than a standalone ethernet hookup, or using WiFi but only supporting unsecured networks which usually means hotspots such as found in Starbucks and elsewhere won’t let you log on.  So when Philips asked us to try out their VOIP841, a combination DECT and Skype phone, it seemed only fair to not warn them of our harsh standards and instead see how well the sleek black handset lived up to some high expectations.

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