My Favorite Android Apps of 2015

I’m starting to think that this mobile ecosystem that we play in every day has matured. I say that because I haven’t dramatically changed the way I use my phone from 2014 to 2015. I still use many of the same apps as I did last year (most can be found in this list), though some have improved greatly and a few have been replaced. I don’t know that that’s a bad thing, I think it just shows that it’s become harder and harder to standout with new apps or services. Or maybe people aren’t even attempting to make new products or services because the standard options are so good? Whatever the case may be, I do feel as though I’m more efficient than ever and am also able to accomplish more with the apps I continue to use on a regular basis. So that’s a good thing.

In this post, I thought I would share those apps that I continued and/or started to use in 2015. I’ve found a pretty good groove this year in terms of getting the most out of my smartphone and these apps all seem to be aiding in that.

These are my favorite Android apps of 2015.  (more…)

TAG Heuer Connected Review

I don’t know that I would consider myself a full-blown “watch guy,” but I’ve certainly come to appreciate some finer, mechanical wrist candy here or there in recent years. So when TAG Heuer, a brand known for making Swiss luxury watches, announced that it was dabbling in the smartwatch game, I was interested on both personal and professional levels. It’s not that I’m personally a fan of TAG Heuer watches (though I do own one), it’s just that the idea of a luxury watchmaker seeing potential (or threat) in smartwatches is sort of fascinating. I don’t think anyone in the Swiss watch world is scared of a Smartwatch Crisis like we saw in the 70s with Quartz, but to see one of the more well-known brands jump onboard this early is worth talking about.

Over the past month, I’ve spent off-and-on-again time with the TAG Heuer Connected on my wrist. In other words, I’ve spent a lot of time with a $1,500 smartwatch on my wrist, but it came off and on as regularly as any of my other watches. Does that mean it didn’t win me over? Or does that mean it slotted in nicely with the rest of my watch rotation? Let’s find out.

This is our TAG Heuer Connected review.  (more…)

5 Reasons the Nexus 5X is Worth Buying

As we continue giving you 5 easy-to-digest reasons to buy this year’s top phones, we set our sights next on Google’s littler Nexus, the Nexus 5X. After reading my review, you may be a bit surprised to see this phone featured, but I have high hopes for the other Nexus because after all, it is a Nexus. All of my gripes tended to stem from software frustrations, almost all of which should be fixable. And yep, with a Nexus, you get timely updates that may have already addressed our issues.

With that in mind, here are 5 reasons the Nexus 5X is worth buying.  (more…)

Pixel C and Keyboard Unboxing and Tour!


Android tablets are not something we talk much about these days, because unfortunately for Android tablets, most aren’t really worth talking about. In fact, there aren’t many manufacturers even making them anymore, so our job of ignoring them has become pretty easy. But here or there, someone introduces one worth a look. Like, we gave the Galaxy View tablet/TV monitor/wtf-is-that-plastic-stand-thingy a short look because at least it was doing something different. And that’s why we are about to take a short journey with Google’s new Pixel C tablet.  (more…)

5 Reasons the Moto X Pure Edition is Worth Buying

We have been running down the list of top devices from the year of 2015, and we are back again to deliver 5 reasons the Moto X Pure Edition is worth buying. If our official review did not already give you enough reasons, or you just didn’t take the time to read it due to length, then this post will provide an easily digestible list of great reasons you should consider purchasing this smartphone.

Thanks to a large QHD display, personalization options through Moto Maker, and a very attractive price for an unlocked device that works on any major US carrier, I would say there are not many reasons you shouldn’t be considering this phone.

Here are 5 reasons the Moto X Pure Edition is worth buying. (more…)

5 Reasons the Galaxy Note 5 is Worth Buying

Over the past few days, we have been listing out reasons for you to consider purchasing the top smartphones on the market. There are so many reasons and so many great phones, so we are going to keep this train moving along and deliver our 5 reasons the Galaxy Note 5 is worth buying.

With its large, gorgeous Super AMOLED display, amazing camera, and premium build quality, there are not many reasons you should not buy this phone. To us, it might purely come down to timely updates for Android and Samsung’s TouchWiz software.

Here are 5 reasons the Galaxy Note 5 is worth buying.  (more…)

5 Reasons the LG V10 is Worth Buying

The LG V10, a new line of flagships introduced this year by the Korean manufacturer, is a lovely, although extremely large, phone. LG likely introduced this new V line because it needed an extra push towards the end of the year, as their G line just hasn’t cut it over the past couple of years. And look, it only makes sense, since others do it as well, including their major competitor, Samsung.

Is the LG V10 worth buying? Of course it is. In our review, we came away surprisingly delighted by its unique set of features, build, use of new materials, and performance. If for some reason you had not had a chance to read that review yet, or simply want the abbreviated version, we have that for you today.

Here are 5 reasons the LG V10 is worth buying.  (more…)

5 Reasons the Nexus 6P is Worth Buying

We recently shared 5 reasons you should buy the DROID Turbo 2, but today, we will share 5 reasons the Nexus 6P should be your next smartphone purchase. The point is, and we emphasize this, there are a ton of great phones to choose from this holiday season. 2015 easily has the best lineup of Android devices for purchase we have ever seen, so we are making it our job to make sure you get the right phone for your needs. If you skipped our Nexus 6P review because reviews are too long, and ain’t nobody got time for that, let’s lay out what makes the Nexus 6P so darn good.

Here are five quick reasons the Nexus 6P is worth buying today.  (more…)