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.

Head of Windows Phone says Android’s “still kind of a mess” and iOS is running out of steam

The head of Windows Phone, Terry Myerson, see Windows Phone as a scrappy start up, thinks Android is a mess and iOS may be running out of steam.


Galaxy S4 launch dates for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon teased in leaked Staples memo

A possible leaked Staples memo points to a release date as early as April 26 for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on AT&T, with T-Mobile and Verizon trailing behind.

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Want to get Facebook Home on any Android phone? Yes, it’s already possible

The internet found an unofficial workaround after the announcement that Facebook Home would only be officially supported on a paltry five devices.


Google engineers apply Gmail filter technology to end annoying robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission has announced the winners of its Robocall Challenge, which includes two Google employees tapping into Gmail's spam filtering.


New Google patent tweaks camera settings to match the weather you’re in

A new patent from Google hints at plans to use your GPS location to assist with camera settings. In reality, the GPS will be used to determine the current weather and whether your inside or outside.


Softbank and Sprint promise not to use Huawei hardware because it’s Chinese

Japanese carrier Softbank and Sprint have assured a U.S. lawmaker that Huawei equipment will not be added to Sprint's network after merger.


Best Buy preparing for Galaxy S4 launch with built-in Samsung Stores

Joining the Apple-only section of Best Buy stores will be a Samsung-centric area for fans and potential converts of the brand. The expansion begins next month, right around the time the Galaxy S4 will launch in the U.S.


Bored of your Windows Phone 8 Start screen? Here are 5 ways to customize it

To help inspire Windows Phone 8 users everywhere, we've put together a few different Start screen layouts to show off its impressive customization options. Ultimately, we were impressed by the flexibility of the homescreen in comparison to other mobile…


Life and Tiles of a Win8 Convert: Where do I go from here?

At long last, our writer's grand Windows 8 experiment has come to an end. Now that he no longer has to rely entirely on the Microsoft ecosystem, will he stick around? What's the final verdict? Was it worthwhile?


Why all eyes are on Barcelona and Mobile World Congress next week

Have you heard of Mobile World Congress? It doesn't have the mainstream recognition of CES or E3, but MWC has grown into one of the largest tech trade shows in the world in the past few years, concentrating solely on mobile. Join us as we tell you a little…


A phone you can take anywhere: Qualcomm creates first global-ready LTE chip

Qualcomm is launching a global LTE chip supporting every network worldwide, making it possible to use your phone anywhere around the world, including countries with 3G CDMA or GSM networks.


Sony bringing second screen apps for PlayStation 4 to iOS and Android

Second screen apps iOS and Android devices were announced last night at the PlayStation 4 launch, designed to offer additional information and interaction with Sony's newest console.


No more charging! Apple’s iWatch may include a flexible, solar-powered screen

Apple has filed a U.S. patent that describes a watch-like device, further feeding the rumor mill surrounding the mysterious and speculative iWatch. The new watch may not require any charging at all, instead relying on kinetic and solar energy for power.


Qualcomm unveils ‘always on’ voice activation and quicker charging for mobile devices

Voice activation and speedier charging standards are set to arrive on upcoming devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chips on board. The first recognizes your individual voice and the other charges devices 75 percent faster.


Google exec says ‘insanely great cameras’ coming to future Nexus devices

Vic Gundotra, a top-ranking engineer at Google, teased in a recent Google+ post that new Nexus devices will feature some big improvements to camera quality.

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