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JR is a syndicated writer who regularly appears in PCWorld, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and places that serve custard. He's the author of the Android Power blog and the co-founder of eSarcasm.

Android 4.2: A visual guide to what's new

Google's Android 4.2 release brings bold new flavors to the Jelly Bean platform. Here's a look at the new and noteworthy features it'll bring to your device.

Android tethering apps: 6 excellent options

Want to use your Android phone to get your tablet or PC online? Here are six apps that'll let you share your data connection in no time.

Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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Android 4.0: The Ultimate Guide (Plus Cheat Sheet)

How to find your way around Google's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and make the most of its new features.

The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette

Are you a social media sinner? If you regularly violate any of these commandments, the answer is probably yes.

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Fluent Review: An Innovative New Interface for Gmail

A new service called Fluent promises to revolutionize the way you use Gmail. We put it to the test to see what it's really all about.

The Best Office Apps for Android Tablets

With the right set of apps, your Android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal.

The 18 Coolest Android Accessories Around

Who doesn't love swag? We tracked down some of the coolest Android-themed knickknacks, gizmos, and fashion items around. Get ready to get seriously Googley.

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The Future of the $200 Tablet

The low-end, under-$200 tablet market is on the brink of a transformation -- and that means you'll soon be able to get a lot more value for a lot less money.

6 Standout Smartphones for Prepaid Plans

Prepaid smartphones were once both lower-cost and lower-quality, but lately they're becoming a viable alternative for many users.

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The Best Android Tablet Apps for Communication

From tablet-based texting to social media management, these Android tablet apps are at the top of their class when it comes to communication.

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The Case for Prepaid Smartphones: How to Cut the Contract and Save

Prepaid smartphones were once both lower-cost and lower-quality, but lately they're becoming a viable alternative for many users.

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Stupid Tech Support Tricks: IT Calls of Shame

Pronoun problems, IT ghosts, the runaway mouse -- when it comes to computers, the customer isn't always right.

20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction

Boy, does technology evolve fast. How many of these now-historic sounds do you remember?

11 Awesome Android Tablet Widgets

Give your home screen a massive power boost with these 11 excellent widgets for Android tablets.

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