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Microsoft wants “Office” to run on iOS & Android

CNET is reporting that Microsoft is planning on creating Office apps that will run natively on iOS and Android that will finally launch early next year. In a statement to CNET, Microsoft said that “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS, and we have nothing additional to announce today about retail availability of the new Office.” This is an interesting development in the world of smartphones as Microsoft attempts…

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What Was Your Favorite Gadget of 2011?

2011 brought us the rise and fall of numerous gadgets.  HP’s tablet fell into oblivion.  Apple, of course, made big headlines with the release of the iPad 2 and a combination of sighs and grunts from consumers when it released the iPhone 4s. Personally, I made the upgrade from a two year old Android phone to an iPhone 4s so for me, that is the best gadget I have run into in…

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Abt’s Post-Holiday Sales

The presents are opened, all the sweets have been eaten and everyone is ready to add to their new gifts or return the ones they got.  At Abt, we are here for all your accessory needs.  If you found yourself opening a new fancy gadget, chances are you will want to keep is safe and efficient.  Find hundreds of add-ons to your new tablets, MP3 players, TVs or more!  Get chargers, cases,…

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New Batteries Will Last Longer, Charge Faster

Engineers at Northwestern University are creating batteries that last longer and charge faster, a potential solution to battery drain on mobile devices. Using the innovation, a typical smartphone is expected to charge fully in 15 minutes and last for at least a week on a single charge. As consumers use smartphones and tablets for more data-intensive purposes like watching movies, playing games and surfing the web, battery life has become a big…

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iPhone 4s Has Arrived!

Well, today’s the day. Apple users feel like it’s Christmas morning as they look outside to see the arrival of the postman or many wait outside cell phone retail stores hoping to get their hands on one: the iPhone 4s!  Did you get yours today?  What are your thoughts?  If you haven’t yet, do you plan on getting one?  Let us know!…

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iPhone 5 for Sprint?

One of the most talked about tech stories this year is, “what will the iPhone 5 look like?”  With that comes a vast array of rumors, false reports on tech specs and stories of hopeful ideas. Some are true, some are close, others are completely wrong. One of the more interesting stories that seems to be true is that the iPhone 5 is coming to Sprint. From the beginning, the iPhone was…

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Kingston Wi-Drive

You can find them all over the place now. What you ask? Well it is a portable hard drive that will work with my iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch. Since these drives have come out in the last few months many people have asked, “Why do I need an additional drive if my device already has storage?”  Let me take a moment and answer that question. I have…

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The 11th Annual Sundance Film Festival

As you may or may not have already ascertained from my previous blog entries, I am a huge movie fan. Huge. So I’m pretty excited to follow this weekends events. January 20-24th in Park City, Utah is the CES of movies: The 11th Annual Sundance Film Festival.  Four days of new, independent films presented by filmmakers, to other filmmakers, movie stars and cinema freaks alike. This year is a bit different as…

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Keep Your Fingertips Functional and Warm

Sometimes I get a lot of grief from my friends for wearing fingerless gloves during the wintertime. “You look like a hobo.  How do your fingers keep warm?” says my one friend, wagging their mitten covered hand at me. I know fingerless gloves don’t exactly keep you as warm as you would like, but for me, it’s their functionality that warms me over. Simply put, I like wearing them because I can…

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