The 2014 New User’s Guide to Power Apps on Android

Around the holidays, a lot of people get new technology.  As the prices come down and availability goes up – it is more and more likely that some folks got their first Android device this very Christmas.  But just because they are new to Android doesn’t mean they are new to technology. This article isn’t…

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

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Smart IR Remote – Android Universal Remote App

Perhaps you just got your first Android device for Christmas; a nice HTC One Smartphone or maybe a gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.  Sure, you’ve been scouring the internet for hot apps, fun games and some Android sites (like our very own Green Robot Gamer site) but what you may not have noticed about…

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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 S4 (Verizon)

Recently I moved “up” from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (just Gnex from now on) to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (just S4 from now on) – both on Verizon. You can read my write up on the Gnex here. I’ve been asked to give my opinions on the new S4 and while I covered it on…

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

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RAVPOWER WiFi Disk/Power Bank (RP-WD01)

I can barely contain myself long enough to write this review.  For the longest time I’ve been searching for the ultimate, portable solution for storage for my non-microSD slot Nexus phones and tablets. We need more storage.  No matter how much memory your device has on board, you need more; movies, documents, music, personal files…

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

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X-Plore File Manager (Android)

File management is not a part time gig for me. If there is a storage medium attached to the device I’m using? I want the most power possible in accessing and manipulating it. It doesn’t matter if it is a local drive, flash drive, network drive, FTP site, Google Drive … if it stores files,…

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

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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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NFC Tags: Novelty or Ready for Prime Time?

A couple months ago, I ran across something from Samsung called “TecTiles”. Coupled with Samsung’s Android app, you could use these stylish $3 each “tiles” to cause your phone to perform functions – just by waving your phone over the tag. From placing a call to opening a web page … turning on GPS to…

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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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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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