Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad, and the head cord-cutter at CordCutters.com. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade making newspapers. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days. Subscribe to the Modern Dad newsletter!

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Announcing the winners of the Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Costume Contest!

Announcing the winners of the Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Costume Contest!

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[youtube link for mobile viewing] The judges worked long and hard going through the 300+ submissions in the Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Costume Contest, and they have finally narrowed it down and chosen 15 winners! There were so many incredible entries, from funny to scary with everything in between, and all of them were super creative, so this was a really hard...

LG, on Facebook, says Optimus 2X getting Ice Cream Sandwich, other phones to be decided later

LG, on Facebook, says Optimus 2X getting Ice Cream Sandwich, other phones to be decided later

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Because PR messages too often are, well, borked on Facebook, we instead point you to the most recent statement from LG on, erm, Facebook, regarding Ice Cream Sandwich updates and the fact that the Optimus 2X will indeed be updated to Android 4.0. It reads thusly: LG firmly denies the rumors that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus...

Google launching mobile website initiative in ... wait for it ... Mobile, Ala.

Google launching mobile website initiative in ... wait for it ... Mobile, Ala.

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Google apparently is set to open a new office on the Gulf Coast, according to the Mobile Press-Register newspaper. We're not talking a sprawling, Mountain View-type campus, Dan Murtaugh writes on the paper's website, but, rather, a storefront office that will be part of an iniative to get more businesses to create mobile versions of their websites. The name of the iniative, which will...