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Chip and PIN: A New Direction for NFC

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With credit card fraud in the news, credit card companies are pushing for Chip and PIN which will bring with it NFC. Shane Brady reports.
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Google TV No Longer Has Any Place in My House

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Google TV no longer has any place in my house and has been replaced by the Chromecast and Roku. Both services are superior to Google TV, and here's why Shane Brady ditched Google TV.
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Shane Brady: Google Chromebook In-depth Review

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You need a portable personal machine, you want something that’s light, capable and features long battery life. You also want something that’s great for the things you do online. Shane Brady's in-depth review here. Find my long-term in-depth review below.
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Apple iOS, Google Android, WP7, BlackBerry: Audiobook Freeware Friday

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OverDrive Media Console (OMC) is our Shane Brady's choice for this week's Freeware Friday review. For audio book lovers. Have a great weekend.
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Shane Brady: Amazon Cloud Player Overhaul

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I was an early adopter of Amazon’s Cloud Player because the initial music options for Android were lacking. So I uploaded all my music to Amazon and, largely because I’d purchasing MP3s from Amazon’s store, it was a neat ecosystem to be in. I’d since moved on to Google Music because of the deep integration […]
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Traveling with Google Now (review)

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Google Now is one of the key features in Jelly Bean. Shane Brady gives his review after a recent trip to Las Vegas.
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Android Audio: What I’m listening with

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When Android diehard Shane Brady heard that iOS 6 will spin off the podcast portion of iTunes into its own app, and subsequent chatter that it's a move to dominate streaming and audio downloads, he has this to say: Android users are ahead of iOS when it comes to audio. Find out why he thinks of this.
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Flipboard for Android (First Look)

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Flipboard for Android is out in beta. How does it compare to apps like Google Currents on that platform. Shane Brady gives you the bottom line.
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Shane Brady: Instapaper for Android (first look)

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Instapaper for Android is out. Here's our first look.
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SiriusXM For Android: Great New Choice for Heavy Podcast Listeners (review)

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Shane Brady reviews the new Android app for SiriusXM. All in all -- it's a standout entry. Here's why heavy podcast listeners should care.
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