CrowdGadgets | January 3, 2013

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 Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news below.

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Features

Out with the old, and in with the new: that’s what the New Year’s all about, right? Join our editor-in-chief as he takes a journey through 2012 and looks ahead to 2013. Also, in case you’re looking to breath some new life into your ASUS Nexus 7 tablet, find out how we were able to spruce up the trim a bit. Also, is it a good thing if the current smartphone market bores you to death?

Reviews

Oh the weather outside is frightful … but your texting, calling, surfing fingers don’t have to suffer! See what we think about Newer Technology NuTouch Gloves, and keep your fingers warm. Is the Microsoft Surface not quite your style? Don’t worry; there are lots of alternatives, and we reviewed one of them: the ASUS VivoTab RT. Finally, if you’re looking for a new game, check out Chip Chain for iOS.

Good and EVO

2012 was an interesting year in the EVO world, but the future has also got a lot more in store, so take a look at what Paul’s perfect 2013 would look like. Also, even though HTC hasn’t released the kernel source code yet for the Jelly Bean update on the EVO 4G LTE, we’ve already got a new kernel for you to try, along with a custom ROM that’s perfect for S-ON users.

Hot Topics

The staff at Pocketables is putting a renewed effort into bringing you exclusive coverage of the hottest devices and software that you can’t find anywhere else. This week, we’re spotlighting the iPad mini, Apple’s 7.9-inch tablet. Find out what we miss about having a jailbroken iPad, join our call for iPad-compatible smart pens, integrate Tasker into iOS, and much more.

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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.