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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Freemium: It’s Real, It Sucks … It Really Sucks

Since the first Diablo game, I’ve been hooked on level-grinding dungeon crawlers. I swear, I’ve played them all – regardless of system. From its humble origins … to the latest incarnations (well, almost latest; I refuse to play Diablo 3). I’m chomping at the bit for Heroes of Ruin (3DS) and for Torchlight 2. Give…

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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 Nexus 4G LTE Phone Review

On December 15th, there were two types of people in the world; ones that had never even HEARD of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and ones that were ready to burn down the nearest Verizon store if there were any other delays in releasing this device. The consumer’s anger toward Verizon’s handling (or mishandling) 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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How Much of a Threat is Mobile Gaming?

We’re all about disposability these days.  Nothing is built to last anymore.  Remember when you paid $300 for a top-loading VCR?  Chances are likely, that VCR is still working today for someone.  A 20 year car is almost unheard of these days – with people leasing and trading up every two years, who cares? 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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Exploring Digital Distribution Part 4: Unsustainable Success Stories

Go to Part 3 In this multi-part article on Digital Distribution, we will explore various aspects of the digital distribution model along with successes, failures and speculate on the future of this model based on current and past trends. This series will be primarily aimed at video gaming and media such as film and television.…

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

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Exploring Digital Distribution Part 1: The Nature of the Beast

In this multi-part article on Digital Distribution, we will explore various aspects of the digital distribution model along with successes, failures and speculate on the future of this model based on current and past trends. This series will be primarily aimed at video gaming and media such as film and television. Every journey begins with…

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

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Portable Consoles Are Not Dead: The True Cost of Smart Device Gaming

I’ve been reading article after article discussing how “Nintendo is doomed” or “portable consoles are dead” because of the meteoric rise in popularity of smartphone devices (Androids, iPhones, tablets, etc).  We continue to hear that “no one will pay $30+ for a game on 3DS|NGC when you can get games for $1 on your phone”.…

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

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From DroidX to Thunderbolt: One Man’s Story

This last week, I upgraded from the Verizon DroidX 3G to the HTC Thunderbolt phone and I’ve been asked to write up a review. This article will be both a review and an introspective of making the change from one smartphone to another. Introduction People “upgrade” their phones because they are unhappy somehow with 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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