Tag Archive: android

Oct 06 2014

Screencasting competitors: Roku, Matchstick and Chromecast

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Roku, Matchstick and Chromecast have made this past week very interesting for screencasting. Roku announced that Roku 3 and the Roku stick users will be able to mirror broadcasts from your Windows and android phones [oddly leaving out Apple] to your living room TV, but bigger than that was the surprise kick starter of Matchstick. With …

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Sep 22 2014

Apple’s iPhone 6 new features are not NEW

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The other day, I was having a discussion with a good friend of mine about the release of the iPhone 6. This discussion wasn’t necessarily about the standard version or the plus version, it was a discussion basically as to why people get so excited about the release of the iPhone in general. The driving …

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Sep 12 2014

Review: IRulu U1 Smartphone

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with iRulu’s U1 smartphone. Based on information that I have, this is iRulu’s entrance into the smartphone field. The U1 smartphone is a dual 1 ghz core processor android device. The reports I received from iRulu indicate that they have plans to release more smart phones …

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Jul 29 2014

Review: iRulu 10 Inch Android tablet [S/NX1043]

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Roughly 2 weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review another iRulu 10 inch tablet; it’s the S/NX1043 quad core processor running the latest android operating system [4.2 Jelly Bean]. The iRulu S/NX1043 android tablet has a wider display than your standard tablets. The look and feel of the tablet, with its white case, closely resembles an iPad.

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Jul 18 2014

Roku 4 better impress; Android TV is coming

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Ever since I was introduced to the Roku, I have been impressed. I think the Roku does a great job at what it does; streaming media content. Roku has clearly been the leader in providing Internet-based content to customers. Essentially, a Roku box converts any TV into a Smart TV. It allows customers to be …

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Jul 16 2014

The argument against buying a Smartwatch

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The argument against Smartwatches seems to be clear. I think that most people would agree that Smartwatches are a novelty item. Smartwatches fulfill that age-old futuristic look of having a communicator on your wrist, like Dick Tracy; but it’s not practical. I might be able to see people using Smartwatches to get notifications or quick text messages, …

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Jun 19 2014

Why Amazon’s Fire Phone was a bad move

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Amazon has released their own smartphone called Fire Phone and they seem to be very proud of it, but I think there’s a lot of people who saw the presentation of Fire Phone and just thought of themselves ‘big deal’. I think it’s really hard to say that any manufacturer or provider is going to …

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Jun 18 2014

iRulu offers $99 Smartphone and Tough Tablet for active people

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About a year ago, I purchased an iRulu tablet that was a dual core device that had some flaws and didn’t perform very well. A couple of months ago, I was approached by member of iRulu and asked to do a review of one of their newer tablets. Having never been asked to do a review …

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Jun 05 2014

Techie Review: iRulu 7″ Android Tablet [S/NX7301]

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I’ve been taking the past week or so to go through a new iRulu 7″ android tablet [phablet]. It’s a dual core android tablet, but more than that it’s actually a large smartphone w/GPS.  This particular tablet is what I would consider a baseline model. It has the ability to do things like watch Netflix, …

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Apr 12 2014

Techie Review: iRulu 9.7″ Android Tablet

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This is a hands-on review of the iRulu 9.7″ Android Tablet [AZ941]. I did an earlier review of another iRulu Tablet about nine months ago. At the time, the purpose was to try to find a low-cost android tablet that met all the requirements I was looking for; nothing really high end, but still very …

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