Andrew Kalinchuk

Andrew Kalinchuk

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Andrew covers news and opinions pertaining to smartphones, tablets, and all else mobile for Digital Trends. He recently switched from Apple to Microsoft and shares the experience through "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert." Andrew also interns at The Wirecutter and writes for Laptop Magazine and Techerator. Outside of writing, Andrew splits his time between cooking, gaming, and reading.
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Mobile

Rovio promises to sync ‘Angry Birds’ progress across platforms

The major drawback of gaming on mobile devices is that your saved progress is lost when you switch from tablet to smartphone. After a few years of industry domination, it seems Rovio has finally noticed the problem and reached a solution:…
Mobile

Sony Xperia Z available unlocked for $630 in the U.S.

Selling unlocked handsets seems to be a growing trend in smartphones and Sony's the latest company to join in with an unshackled Xperia Z available in the U.S. store. It's the HSPA+ version though, LTE is playing coy at the moment but that…
Computing

Acer Aspire R7 vs. Lenovo Yoga 13: Spec showdown

Today Acer unleashed the Aspire R7 on an unsuspecting world. Following in the footsteps of Windows 8 manufacturers before it, the company has done its best to reinvent the laptop -- and it sort of succeeded.
Mobile

Intel hopes its new Atom will revitalize Windows 8 tablets

Windows 8 tablets can't really be classified a success, partly because Windows RT is a confusing mess and the ARM chip in the Surface is pretty disappointing. However, it's Intel to the rescue as the chip-maker gears up to introduce its…
Mobile

BlackBerry CEO slams tablets, follow-up to PlayBook seems unlikely

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has a vendetta against tablets, slamming the devices in a recent interview. According to Heins, slates lack any long-term potential and make for a bad business model. A follow-up to the PlayBook seems like a…
Mobile

Chat apps to double SMS text messaging by end of 2013

By the time 2013 comes to a close, chat apps like WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger will account for twice the messaging traffic of traditional text messaging - more than 40 billion messages from chat apps and only about 20 million beings…
Mobile

iTunes made over $4 billion this quarter, boasts 850,000 apps with 350,000 optimized for iPad

Spitting in the face of naysayers, Apple has announced its second quarter earnings for this year and the numbers are just as impressive as the first quarter. iTunes has grown as well, now boasting 850,000 apps, almost half of which cater to…
Mobile

Apple wants to control your car door and starter with the iPhone

Here's yet another stop on the merry-go-round of Apple speculation, this time it is a few patent applications for automobiles. Looks like Apple wants to include a built-in remote unlocker, engine starter, and parking locator in a future…
Mobile

MetroPCS shareholders approve merger with T-Mobile

We've heard the rumors, but it looks like it's finally official: T-Mobile will merge with MetroPCS. It was only a matter of time after the government gave the merger a thumbs up, everyone was just waiting for the shareholders to get on…
Mobile

ZTE joins Sony, Samsung, and LG, signs deal with Microsoft to pay Android royalties

ZTE joins LG, Sony, Samsung, and other, as the latest manufacturer to strike a deal with Microsoft. The company has been making its rounds to every major Android and Chrome manufacturer, writing up deals to license its patents used in…
Mobile

Firefox OS developers phones sell out in hours, struggle to meet demand

A few hours after officially going on sale, the first batch of Firefox OS developer phones are listed as "out of stock" but more are on the way. Does this mean the Firefox OS is off to a good start?
Mobile

Rumor: iPad 5 to be lighter and thinner than previous model

The latest gossip suggests a lighter, thinner iPad will debut this year with mass production hitting its height from August to September.