CrowdGadgets | November 18, 2012

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The CrowdGadgets newsletter is a weekly installment that will keep you up to date on the latest gadget and tech news from Pocketables, Good and EVO, and the rest of the CrowdGather gadget network, including AnythingbutipadAnythingbutiphoneAnythingbutipod, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news below.

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Features

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Spotify fans might want to try Rdio, and we tell you three reasons why. We also show you how to squeeze some more juice from your old MacBook’s battery, along with some things you might not know you can do with your smartphone. Speaking of phones, be sure to check out our suggestions on what to do with the old ones you’ve got laying around. And before you buy a tablet, ask yourself these three questions.

Nexus news

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In case you just updated your ASUS Nexus 7 or Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.2, or you bought a new Samsung Nexus 10 or LG Nexus 4, then you won’t want to miss our Nexus coverage: Whether you’re looking for your developer settings, wondering if anyone else is experiencing screen flicker, figuring out how to fix extreme lag, or even learning how to repair the bezel after dropping your Nexus 7, we’ve got you covered.

Good and EVO

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Keep hitting that update button on your HTC EVO 4G LTE, because Sprint says an OTA update is on the way soon. It’s been a good development week for the EVO 4G LTE, too, as a stable CyanogenMod 10 ROM was just released, along with the Liberty v1.10 overclocked kernel. Finally, you’ll definitely want to check out our latest Developer Spotlight, taking a closer look at Chad Goodman, also known as MasterChefChad, of AnthraX kernels

App spotlight

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Got an Android device? Then be sure to take a look at John’s list of essential app updates you really shouldn’t miss. Andreas also explains what sets Swype’s voice recognition apart from competitors. Carrying around an iPhone, instead? Calob gives us his take on what Google’s new maps app will mean for Apple – especially if Google includes turn-by-turn navigation. What about Windows Phone 8? William shows us the brand new Skype preview app.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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