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Google’s Schmidt Shows iPhone Users How to Make the Switch

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has a Christmas gift idea for iPhone users: an Android phone. The tech titan even offered a tutorial on how to make the switch from an Apple world to a Google one with four steps he detailed in a Google+ post over the weekend.

More from Schmidt here:

Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!

Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you. 80% of the world, in the latest surveys, agrees on Android. Read more

iDiots: A Short Film About Robots with an iPhone Problem

iDiotsThis cute video is sure to make Android users chuckle – it’s a robot tale with iDiots, a robot’s version of iPhones filled with Grumpy Cat, Nyan cat, and all of the other necessary internets. The video was created by BLR, or Big Lazy Robots, a visual effects company that has a lot of serious affection for robots. They made the film using Japanese model robots from kits.

It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call. Read more

A Giant Ear-Shaped Phone Case Endorsed by Pee-wee Herman

With this giant ear-shaped, silicone case for your iPhone, you’ll  look like a great listener, or just really quirky. It’s perfect for an amusing call to Dumbo or those studying otolaryngology. Unfortunately, you have to remove the ears to take a photo, because ears are for listening not seeing! Seriously though, is there not a camera hole in that ear case?
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No Tweets, Instagrams or Use of iPhones Allowed at 2014 Olympics in Russia for Journalists

olympic flagSeveral Russian news sources are warning journalists about the ban on smartphones and tablets at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, citing a statement from Vasily Konov, head of the Russian operated R-Sport News Agency:

Journalists using mobile phones to film athletes or spectators will be considered a serious violation and will result in cancellation of accreditation.

All media must be obtained using professional equipment, and only with proper accreditation. Violation of the rules will result in the loss of accreditation or potentially jail time. Read more

Q3 Mobile Web Traffic is Up 67% From Last Year, but iPad Traffic Share is Down

Walker-Sands-mobile-traffic-Q3-2013Walker Sands Mobile Traffic report is showing a steady increase in mobile web traffic year after year, with mobile devices responsible for about 28% of all web traffic in Q3 of this year. That’s an increase of 171% since 2011.

Apple’s iPhone is seeing impressive growth in traffic share – up 30.7% since last year, giving the mobile device a large 31.4 percent of all web traffic. However, the report does show a small dip in iPad traffic share. According to the findings of the PR company, iPad traffic share actually decreased in Q3 of this year when compared to last year.  Android phones’ traffic share was also slightly down, but Android tablet is slowly increasing. Read more

Best Fine Point iPad Stylus for Writers and Artists

In 2013, we shared one of our favorite stylus, the TruGlide Pro Precision Stylus, and got some great feedback from some of our readers. Today, we’d like to tell you that the makers of the same stylus is finishing a Kickstarter campaign with another great product – an iPad stylus with a 2.4 mm fine rubber tip. The pen-like stylus comes in two colors and works with all iPads, including the new iPad Air.
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Pitchfork is Launching a Weekly Magazine App for Music Lovers

Pitchfork is growing its digital presence with the addition of a weekly magazine app for offline reading. The magazine will be a collection of selected stories from Pitchfork as well as Pitchfork.TV – a multimedia experience with music news, photos, and upcoming albums with exclusive streaming.

The app is not the music site’s first app. Pitchfork’s music festivals in Chicago and Paris had accompanying apps, but until now, the music blog only had a mobile version that included content from With the app, users will be able to access an editorial selection of curated stories as well as app-exclusive podcasts.

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Target Offers $200 Store Credit for Old, Unscratched iPads

target ipad trade-inIf there’s something at Target that you want more than your old iPad, now is the time to make an exchange. The big box store is offering a $200 store credit for any trade-in of a functioning, un-scratched iPad. It’s the same trade-in values as other Best Buy, but Target is the only store we know of that is accepting first and second generation iPads.

If you want a new iPad, you can put the $200 store credit towards the purchase of the 16GBWi-fi iPad Air for just another $279. Using your Target card will get you an additional 5% off. Read more

Video Demonstration of How to Unlock Your iPhone 5s with Various Body Parts

The iPhone 5s has fingerprint authentication that’s already been hacked, but not with humor. That’s why we are sharing this funny video with lucky iPhone 5s owners who happen to have a golden iPhone and a lot of curiosity. The video is made by the funny folks at Mashable and a Harry Potter lookalike who manages to tell a few Harry Potter jokes (my favorite kinds of jokes) while demonstrating some unlocking techniques we’ve been thinking about. Like, can this dog paw unlock an iPhone?

Please note: this is not a real scientific survey., but if you have some unlocking tips, share it with us!

Kickstarter Project Aims to Make Smart Jewelry More Feminine and Fashionable

Ask most ordinary smartphone users and they will tell you the one thing that is plaguing Google Glass is the dork factor. Appearances, for that price, is nearly everything which is why we should take a closer look at smart jewelry through the lens of design. Pun intended.
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