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The Best (and Worst) Video Chat Apps for Android OS Devices

Want to talk face-to-face from your phone with people elsewhere in the world? After testing six Android OS video chat apps, we tell you which are the best, and why.

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: Which Is the Greatest?

If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]

What Is the Best Free GPS App for Android OS Phones?

With a profusion of free GPS apps now available for Android OS, which one is best? In this roundup, Brighthand compares five top free apps and declares a winner.

Apple iPhone 4S Review: The Best Gets Better

Apple's fifth-generation smartphone isn't what many people were expecting - instead of a re-designed model, the iPhone 4S is a speed-bumped version of last year's offering. How does this new[...]

Seven Paid GPS Apps for Android OS Phones: Worth the Price?

With GPS apps for Android OS phones, "to pay or not to pay" as a big question. Join us as we take a hands-on look at seven paid GPS apps[...]

Top 10 iPhone Tips and Tricks

You can use a smartphone for years and not learn all of its tricks. That's why the Brighthand staff has put together this list of the ten most useful features[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Review: Bigger and Better

The latest smartphone from Apple brings a larger display, faster processor, and quicker wireless access. How does it stack up in the real world?

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S III

They are the most popular smartphones available today, but deciding between the two can be a challenge. Brighthand compares these flagship smartphones.

Windows Phone 8 Review: Let’s Try This Again

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

Microsoft SkyDrive for Android Review

With its new SkyDrive for Android app, Microsoft is sliding into a mobile online storage arena dominated so far by Dropbox and SugarSync. Read the full review.

TurboScan Review: A Handy iPhone Scanner in Your Pocket

TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really work? Read the full review to find[...]

Great Add-On Gadgets for Any Android Smartphone

Whether you're getting ready to accessorize a new smartphone, or you're shopping for a great holiday gift, finding the right add-on gadget for an Android OS phone can be particularly[...]

PowerSkin for iPhone 4S Review: Double Your Battery Life

The PowerSkin for the iPhone 4S promises to double the phone's battery life, thanks to a built-in 2,000 mAh battery. So is this a clever marketing gimmick by PowerSkin or[...]

BlackBerry 10 Software Update Brings Improvements to Performance and Camera

BlackBerry issued a new BlackBerry 10 update today. This adds a number of new features, and is already available on select carriers for download directly to devices.

Easy Voice Recorder Pro for Android OS Review: An App for Business & Pleasure

Easy Voice Recorder Pro is a $1.99 app with tons of uses at work, at home, and everywhere in between. What's more, it's truly simple to use. Read our full[...]

DataViz Documents To Go Review: The King of Mobile Office Apps vs. Its Rivals

Documents To Go has long sat on the throne of mobile office apps. Yet how does the current version for Android OS phones rate vs. its rivals? Read this intensive[...]

ThinkFree Mobile Office for Android OS Review: An Office Suite for Phones

The full version of ThinkFree Office is the least costly of all the paid Office-compatible suites for Android. Is it worth $9.99 to you? Read the full review to find[...]