Nyko PlayPad for Android Devices Review

When it comes to hardware – “software is king”; after all – who wants a great piece of hardware with poor (or no) software available for it? Nintendo has proven that they can take low spec machines and pump out great software for it – and make a killing. Microsoft is combating the “end of…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nexus: Learning to Live Without an SD Card

While Apple users are quite used to (and apparently content with) not having a microSD card slot on their phones and tablets, a lot of Android users consider it a God-given right. Unfortunately, the latest (and greatest) devices coming out seem to be bereft of removable storage solutions. This includes the beloved Nexus line from…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Welcome to the Nexus: A Beginner’s Guide to the Google Nexus 7

Welcome to the world of the Nexus! You hold in your hands one of the most powerful, versatile and fun pieces of technology currently available. This article will help new owners of the Google Nexus 7 get up to speed on their new tablet and learn how they can make the most out of their…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nexus 7 Tutorial: Use Network Share as a Mount Point

UPDATED TO WORK ON JELLYBEAN 4.1.2! This tutorial requires your Nexus 7 have ROOT access.  It is an “intermediate” difficulty level tutorial. The Nexus 7 has no external storage medium like a microSD card.  You can use an OTG (on the go) cable to get access to removable media, keyboards, mice, etc. But wouldn’t it…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Five Reasons Why Everyone Should “Root” Their Android

Often incorrectly referred to as “jailbreaking your Android”, “rooting” your Android device can offer a wealth of new options and applications that can seriously enhance and enrich the time you spend with the little green robot. ROOT is a Unix term for the “ultimate privilage user” on an operating system. Windows users can think of ROOT…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Cardinal Quest: Return of Rogue

It has gone by many names … It started off as Adventure, Telegard, Moria, Hack, Rogue … then came games like Temple of Apshai, Sword of Fargoal, Mystery Dungeon, Ultima … and in recent times it has gone by the name of Shiren the Wanderer, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 and even (to a…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Shine Runner: $1 Gaming Done Right

Rarely does a mobile game inspire me to write a review. Let’s be honest; mobile gaming isn’t a gourmet meal; it’s a snack. Usually a sweet, rich snack that never quite tides you over until dinner – and usually makes you a bit sick to your stomach – but it’s cheap (or free) and is…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

Android has long needed a non-phone “iPod Touch” equivalent as a way of introducing consumers to the platform, after all, the Touch has served for many as a low-cost gateway drug to everything that iOS has to offer.  Offering a reasonably priced media player with app support provides a much needed bridge for those not…

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The nookColor: A Near Perfect Android Tablet?

Almost a decade ago, Microsoft said that tablet PCs were the future.  They figured that people would ditch laptops and even desktops if manufacturers would come up with a touch screen portable PC.  Instead of that taking off, we got netbooks;  aka neutered laptops.  These were well received and still enjoy a rather profitable following,…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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