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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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Le sigh: Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 features page uses iPhone version of Google Maps

Le sigh: Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 features page uses iPhone version of Google Maps

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Seriously, Samsung, you're really not doing yourselves any favors here. We ignored the story about the lawyer not able to tell the difference between a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad 2 from 10 feet away. We weren't there, but we've been in enough dimly lit courtrooms in our day, and eyesight can be a bitch. But there's no excuse for someone's graphics department -- no doubt by some external...

Site that sells phones gets early SEO love by posting unannounced device at a higher price than you'll likely actually pay

Site that sells phones gets early SEO love by posting unannounced device at a higher price than you'll likely actually pay

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Make sense? This happens a lot, folks, so let's explain it again: A website that sells phones -- a third-party retailer, if you will -- knows just as well as you or I that the Galaxy Nexus (aka the Nexus Prime, aka the Samsung GT-i9250) is going to be announced next week. So it takes a leaked picture and slaps it up on its site, and gets us all to write about it. It's an SEO play. Oh,...

Spec pr0n: Upcoming Droid RAZR said to be 'faster' than the iPhone 4S, but faster at what?

Spec pr0n: Upcoming Droid RAZR said to be 'faster' than the iPhone 4S, but faster at what?

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Youtube link for mobile viewing You'd think by now people would have learned to stop comparing other smartphones, spec-by-spec, to the iPhone. It's apples and oranges. But that hasn't stopped the latest unsourced rumor from BGR, which claims to have the lowdown on the upcoing Motorola Droid RAZR, which we fully expect to see unveiled on Tuesday in New York. So what are the specs? Let's...