Before we get to the high-end audio question, I wonder who needs a Porsche 911 Turbo to drive to work? Wouldn't a Prius make so much more sense? Why would you buy a $10,000 Rolex watch when a $20 Casio keeps better time? Who needs an Yves Saint Laurent sweater; I'm sure one from Wal-Mart will keep you just as warm.
No one "needs" luxury products, but that doesn't stop a lot of us from coveting them--or at least reading about them. Have you ever noticed that almost every car magazine in the world … Read more
There are fewer image-editing apps for Android than we'd like to see, which is why it's a good thing that Adobe created a version of its Photoshop.com app for the Android platform. That is, if works on your phone at all. Although the simple, intuitive app produced a thumbnail gallery of saved photos on our Nexus One, it failed to read the SD card on our HTC Incredible and popped up a blank gallery.
Click "edit" to start cropping, straightening, color-correcting, and adding effects and borders. While there are generally enough tools to accomplish our … Read more
Few budget-range Core i3 laptops have a larger included battery than the Toshiba Satellite A505 series, and that could be the most discerning feature of the A505-6005. The bulky 12-cell should add a larger-than-normal battery playback, much like the very similar Toshiba Satellite A505-6025 we reviewed earlier this year.
Whereas the A505-6025 had a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and dedicated Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics, the A505-6005 has everything but the Nvidia processor, using only integrated Intel graphics. For HD video playback and basic multimedia multitasking, you should be fine. This iteration also sells for … Read more
With a Francophile name, mobile Twitter app Touiteur may come across as a stylistic ploy. But it's one of the good guys in the tweetosphere, with its stylish design, convenient slide-away bars for posting status updates and responding to tweets. It handles retweeting, file uploading, search, lists, and trends. Plus, it handily pops up @username options when you type.
The premium version ($2.41) is a more complete option overall, opening the door to multiple Twitter accounts, home screen widgets, URL shortening, an internal browser, and the Twitlonger service. There are other free Twitter apps that provide link shortening … Read more
The official Facebook for Android app is undoubtedly the best way to view Facebook on your Android, but that's hardly saying much. The free app is limited, but simple to operate. You can update your status from the app and read your newsfeed; take and upload a photo; and comment and like a status message.
A long press on a status message gets you quick links to view a contact's wall message and see user info, but you're unable to do much more--like see pictures and access invites and birthday reminders--without going to Facebook's mobile Web … Read more
Dolphin Browser was quite the find when it first broke the surface, pretty much pioneering alternative browsers on the Android platform. Since then, alt-browsers have become plentiful and sophisticated, and the Dolphin team has responded with a "high def," redesigned version of its app, meant for version 2.0 and higher of the Android operating system.
Dolphin's feature set is definitely its strength. In addition to tabbed browsing, bookmarking (that syncs to Google bookmarks), and multitouch zooming, it can also flag sites to read later as well as a tie-in to Delicious. You can search content within … Read more