Ginny Mies

Ginny covers smartphones, apps and the occasional pet gadget. She's a sucker for pretty product design and usually has at least three smartphones on her.


The top-performing Android phones: benchmark blitz

These days Android phones seem to be in an arms race when it comes to performance, with claims of faster processors, better graphics engines, and more cores. We put a few of the hottest Android phones available today through our...

Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile review: different, but not for everyone

The Samsung Galaxy Note ($200 with a two-year contract on T-Mobile; price as of July 30, 2012) came out on AT&T initially, but now T-Mobile customers get a chance to experience the phone-tablet hybrid sensation. With a 5.3-inch...

Motorola Atrix HD review: dazzling display, low price

Although the Motorola Atrix HD ($100 with a two-year AT&T contract; price as of July 20, 2012) is the first Android phone that Motorola has released as a Google subsidiary, it isn't remarkably different from Motorola phones released...

How to use Google Docs offline

The Day 2 keynote at Google I/O was no match for yesterday's Android keynote (though it did have people skydiving again), but Google delivered when it came to Google Docs: At long last, Google Docs has offline editing. The update has...

How to Use Google Docs Offline

The Day 2 keynote at Google I/O was no match for yesterday's Android keynote (though it did have people skydiving again), but Google delivered when it came to Google Docs: At long last, Google Docs has offline editing. The update has...

Windows Phone 8's great start screen: a closer look

The Windows Phone 8 Start Screen is Microsoft's "marquee feature," the company said Wednesday, as it unveiled the latest iteration of the screen in Windows Phone 8 and 7.8.

Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders start June 6 for AT&T and Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy S III news keeps on rolling in. AT&T and Verizon both announced that they will start taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S III on June 6. You can pre-order from Verizon starting at 7 AM EDT or sign up to pre-order from...

Sprint and T-Mobile reveal Galaxy S III release, price

Samsung announced last night that its much-anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy S III, is headed to five U.S. carriers later this month. This morning, two of those carriers confirmed availability and pricing of the Galaxy S III.

The best phones from every carrier

Shopping for a new smartphone can be overwhelming.

HTC EVO 4G LTE hits Sprint on May 18 for $199

CTIA has been somewhat of a slow show for phone announcements, but HTC spiced it up a bit with the announcement that the EVO 4G LTE will hit stores May 18. The phone, available on Sprint and costing $199, has a 4.7-inch Super LCD...

Samsung Focus 2: first impressions of a $50 Windows Phone

AT&T and Samsung Monday showcased the latest Windows Phone, the Samsung Focus 2, in an old colonial mansion in New Orleans' Garden District during CTIA 2012.

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