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Monday, October 21, 2013

[Op-Ed] Why people (including me) love to hate Verizon

For a while now Verizon Wireless has been the only game in town where I live.  Back in the day, I tried T-Mobile and AT&T and their networks weren't mature enough at the time to compete from a voice and 3G data standpoint.  Then of course came the 4G LTE tech and the data usage explosion, which only widened the gap between Verizon and their competition even further.  By the time both other major companies (no one really uses Sprint anymore, do they?) leveraged enough funds to increase their network infrastructure, I was already happy with my grandfathered unlimited 3G to 4G data plan.  I mean, come on...unlimited is unlimited, right?  And then came the real deciding factor - both AT&T and Verizon decided to stop offering unlimited data packages in favor of tiered data, and my choice was made for me: if I wanted to keep my existing unlimited data plan, I was going to be on Verizon for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[Rumor] HTC to annouce One Max phablet on 10/15/13

The latest rumors are in - and its BIG folks...get it?  The latest phablet superphone is coming, and allegedly soon.  HTC seems poised to launch the XL version of their very well reviewed HTC One device on October 15th.  As this is just a few days away, we should be able to confirm or deny this very, very soon.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Now that things are back to rocking and rolling again for the Two Tech Geeks, I just wanted to drop a quick line and say "thanks" to all the folks that stuck with us through our hiatus, and to let you know that there is plenty more to come.  Including, but not limited to:
  • Fearless Predictions for 2014
  • Two Tech Geeks look back at the Best of Tech 2013
  • Verizon's honoring a website glitch that gives hundreds (perhaps thousands) of upgrades AND keep unlimited data plans
  • More device reviews as fast as we get our grubby hands on them
We appreciate everyone taking the time to read our site.  We welcome comments as well - if you want the scoop on a smartphone or other device, or just want to get some more info on an article, feel free to comment and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

[Review] Beats by Dre Pill

While not a new device, and not technically a "smartdevice," I did want to give my thoughts on the Pill wireless speaker from Beats by Dre. This was a recent gift and something I'd had high on my wishlist for a while now.  If you are in the market for something like this (or if you aren't now, you may be soon) and want to know how it works, what it does, and whether its worth its $199 pricetag (on sale now for $179!), read on!

Friday, October 4, 2013

[Review] LG G2 (or how I learned to love a superphone)

Image courtesy of Droid-Life
At long last - the search is over.  Many of you will recall that I lamented over the lack of phone choices to replace my Galaxy Nexus (see the article here ) but I lament no more!  I have taken the plunge and purchased the G2 from LG, and honestly, I couldn't be happier.  What the heck? you may ask - as this device was on the short list of possibles and was discarded as being unsuitable for my needs.  Well - no one is happier to be proven wrong than me.  Let's take a closer and more in depth look at how LG's newest flagship smartphone won me over.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

[Op-Ed] Why can't I find the right phone?

So - my wife and I have Verizon Wireless and our contract(s) are coming due right after the 1st of the year.  We both are grandfathered into unlimited 4G plans, so as we look to replace our phones, we are considering buying off contract to preserve this precious data commodity.  I have the Galaxy Nexus LTE on Verizon and as an Android enthusiast, I love it.  So when I'm looking at all the new phone tech that is coming out these days, I take careful stock of it.  And at the end of the day, I am stuck with one question:  why is it I can't find the phone I want to replace my beloved Galaxy Nexus?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[Op-Ed] A completely unbiased Android users opinion of iOS 7 - it sucks

Image courtesy of Apple.com
So...yeah.  I'm an Android guy.  Have been for a long time, and its still my current phone.  But as many already know, I DO own Apple products.  Yes, even me.  For all my bashing of their not really being a tech company more than a marketing company and not having had an innovation since the iPad first debuted, I do like and purchase (or ask for as gifts) some of their devices.  This puts me in a unique position: to be on the outside looking in.  No "iSheep" fanboiness here...I'm looking solely at how the device works best for me.  And I have to be honest - I wish Apple would have left my iPod touch the way it was before iOS 7.

Alive and kicking

Hey all...I know its been a while, but never fear - your favorite Two Tech Geeks are still around. As we all know, life is what happens while you're busy making other plans and a few real life issues have forced both of us to take a little hiatus, but look for more articles on the site soon!  (in fact, truth be told I'm working on 2 right now!)

If you have, thanks for sticking with us.  If you left, well...you're always welcome to come back anytime!