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.

Windows Phone 8 users plagued by poor battery life and random reboots

Windows Phone 8 users are rushing to support forums to describe and complain about random reboots, freeze ups, and draining batteries that spoil their enjoyment of the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920.

Mobile

New web service handles the guesswork of donating

A new web service called YouGiveGoods allows users to donate products to charity organizations without worrying about where and when to drop it off.

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How does Windows RT gobble up 13GB of storage on the Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface owners are discovering that despite an advertised 32GB capacity, they only have room for 16GB of files on their new devices. We took a closer look at the reasons for the disparity, and how Windows RT compares to both iOS and Android in the…

Computing

Asus-produced Google Nexus 7 is smoking hot … literally

After leaving a Nexus 7 charging unattended, a user was greeted to a room filled with smoke and a melted 7-inch tablet. Asus has reportedly offered a replacement device and Google Glass as compensation.

Android Army

Teenage hacker sentenced to six years without Internet or computers

Fifteen-year-old, Cosmo the God, pleaded guilty to a series of felonies and is sentenced to supervised web and computer access until he's 21. For a kid who shows a lot of talent for computers and hacking, this could be detrimental to his future.

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What! Windows RT hogs 16GB of Microsoft’s 32GB Surface tablet

We originally thought Microsoft was being generous with 32GB storage standard for the Surface RT, but it turns out only 16GB of that is available to users. The rest of the storage is taken up by Windows RT and Microsoft Office.

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Quick settings and malware protection coming in Android 4.2

Android 4.2 brings with it some long-awaited features like malware protection and a quick settings menu adjacent to the notification tray. The quick settings can be accessed with a two-finger swipe while notifications continue using one.

Android Army

Verizon employees arrested for stealing naked photos from a woman’s phone

After allegedly sharing the nude photos of a customer with coworkers and other customers, two Verizon employees are faced with felony charges. Now we have another reason, besides a steep free, to backup our own smartphones.

Mobile

‘Piano’ is iPad Mini’s first commercial

Apple's first TV spot for the iPad Mini features the smaller tablet, as well as its older sibling playing two part harmony in Garage Band. The ad does a good job of showing off both products, but its fairly "been there, done that" for Apple.

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Sprint announces keyboard-equipped LG Mach and LG Optimus G pre-orders

The LG Mach is Sprint's latest sliding Android device complete with physical keyboard and today customers can pre-order the long-awaited LG Optimus G. That doesn't mean you wouldn't rather wait for the Nexus 4, but it's nice to have options.

Android Army

Interested in Windows Phone 8? Here’s a complete roundup of upcoming devices

We give a quick and comprehensive overview of the devices set to launch alongside Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T subscribers will have good Windows Phone options this holiday season.

Mobile

Painfully short video teases Google’s Nexus 10 tablet

Just barely giving us a chance to look upon the Nexus 10, a new five-second video has been posted to tease the masses. The tablet was supposed to be announced on Monday, but this will suffice for now.

Android Army

Google plans to use self-driving cars for same-day delivery

Self-driving cars are Google's solution to same-day delivery and may be the search engine giant's key to surpassing the success of Amazon in ecommerce. Without needing physical bodies in the driver seat, Google cuts down on time and cost.

Cars

The Nexus 4 was lost in a bar… Why is this so familiar?

Following in the footsteps of Apple, one of its biggest competitors, a Google employee left a Nexus 4 prototype at a bar in San Francisco. Refusing a free phone, the man who found it decided to leak details of the device to media outlets.

Android Army

5 amazing things about Windows 8

Microsoft's latest operating system marks the first time Windows and touch have worked together. But before you discount Windows 8 as a half-baked OS, you may want to learn about a few really great things it has to offer.

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