CrowdGadgets | September 16, 2012

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Apple has, at long last, finally unveiled the iPhone 5, as well as new versions of the iPod touch and nano. Check out Calob’s Apple event roundup for the latest information on the hardware and software. Initial sales of the iPhone 5 are impressive, but can it compete with devices like the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Nokia Lumia 920, and Samsung Galaxy S III? That’s for you to decide.

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For a company credited with creating the modern smartphone, Apple’s distinct lack of innovation in the new iPhone 5 is, to some, concerning. Has the company been reduced to playing catch-up with Microsoft and Google? A quick comparison of the device against the HTC EVO 4G LTE shows the EVO ahead in almost every area. John also takes a look at some of the basic features that are missing on the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity.


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Pocketables’ twelve-part review of Windows 8 continues with a look at the operating system’s web browser. William took an in-depth look at Internet Explorer 10’s dual user interfaces, as well as the significantly updated rendering engine. Calob also published his review of the IPEVO Perch Desktop Stand for the iPad. Does this accessory live up to the high quality standards set by many of IPEVO’s products? Check out the review to find out.

Good and EVO

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Did you accidentally flash the ROM on your HTC EVO 4G LTE without clearing your Google Wallet settings? Paul has a few tips to help you with your predicament. Google has also updated its Drive and Chrome for Android apps, adding new features and increasing security. We also have a few suggestions for how to improve the camera on your rooted EVO 4G LTE.


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You still have two more weeks to win a brand new Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet or $50 in cold hard cash, deposited directly to your PayPal account. Every comment you leave on Pocketables between now and September 30 is an entry into the contest, so the more you contribute to the Pocketables community, the better your chances will be of winning. For more specific details, make sure to check out our giveaway guidelines.

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/ Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.

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