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Android Multitasking Is (Still) A Half-Baked Ripoff

The hobbled nature and halfhearted implementation of Android's card-based multitasking severely impairs the usefulness of what could be -and, in another life, what was- a compelling, awesome feature.

By Michael Fisher July 16, 2012, 6:47 pm
Android

Samsung Galaxy S III Review (Sprint)

It may be tacky, but Samsung hits the nail right on the head with the Galaxy S III's marketing tagline. Especially for Sprint customers, "the next big thing" is indeed here.

By Michael Fisher July 4, 2012, 8:28 am
Android

One Day With S-Voice Was Enough

Until a few days ago, I'd never used one of these latest-generation voice command applications. S Voice has been my only exposure to this brave new world of vocally-powered control. While I was mildly impressed at how many corners of the phone could…

By Michael Fisher June 7, 2012, 2:56 pm
Android

A Look At “Smart Stay” on the Galaxy S III

Smart Stay was one of the first features I wanted to test when my Galaxy S III arrived. The prospect of a phone that watched you to make sure you were looking at it, like some kind of attention-starved sibling or modern-age tamagotchi, was oddly…

By Michael Fisher June 6, 2012, 12:57 pm
Android

The iPod-Free Life: Android Phone As Media Player

Something interesting happened to me early this year: I started hating my iPod. So when it decayed to the point where even the music player app wouldn't stay running long enough to play a single album without crashing, I knew it was time to think…

By Michael Fisher May 23, 2012, 11:34 am
Android

Sony Xperia S Review

Sony’s Xperia line has always been about refining. Back in 2008, their…

By Jaime Rivera March 23, 2012, 3:55 pm