Taylor Martin

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Taylor Martin

Taylor Martin is the Managing Editor for PhoneDog and has over six years of experience with BlackBerry and two or more years of hands-on experience with mobile platforms like Android, webOS, and iOS. When he isn't writing into the wee hours of the morning, Taylor is hacking, tweaking, and modding one of his phones or tablets to do his laundry and cook his breakfast. Away from cell phones and other gadgets, Taylor spends his time with friends and family and enjoys playing video games, eating sushi, tweeting, and watching anything of worth on Netflix – especially documentaries. If you have any Netflix recommendations or tech-related questions, follow him on Twitter. Just remember to keep it under 140 characters, folks.

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Farewell: A final thank you from Taylor

The last two years, eight months and 18 days have absolutely flown by. They have, without a single doubt in my mind, been the best years and months of my life. I have had the opportunity to play...

Then and now: The perfect smartphone

For any of you who have been reading along since the beginning of my time here at PhoneDog, you know my preferences have changed … a lot. I have gone from serious BlackBerry fanboy to an every-OS...

What features will we see in the Key Lime Pie update?

Android has come an unbelievably long way from the first time I used the operating system in 2009. In fact, it wouldn't be much of a stretch – if at all – to say Android has come a long way in every...

Google, an all-in-one communcation platform is long overdue

There is no shortage of options when it comes in the various ways to get in touch with me at virtually any hour of the day. Thanks a to a multitude of different services and social media accounts,...

Will the HTC M7 have a fatal flaw?

For the longest time, I have harped on the fact that no single smartphone has it all. Even the best and most highly-rated phones are missing something important or have a certain feature that could...

How I would change the Nexus 4

As many of you know, I purchased the Nexus 4 the moment it came back in stock last week. The phone arrived a surprising two days later and I immediately popped my SIM card inside and never looked...

Do you ever need a break from social media?

We spend the better part of every day of our lives connected to the Internet and, likewise, to everyone we know either in real life or solely online. Many of us never step away for more than a...

Are we entering a new era of gorgeous Android applications?

Being a long-time Android, I have come to accept that few of the applications are, well … lookers. After years of sifting through Google Play and checking out new applications, my typical "form over...

Will the HTC M7's rumored Ultrapixels up the ante?

One thing you can always rely on is me griping about a smartphone with a terrible camera. Although smartphones are effectively shooting through pinhole-sized sensors, several manufacturers have...

Does the Nexus 4 deserve a free pass?

For those of you who have learned my smartphone preferences over the years, you have also likely discovered that I'm pretty difficult to please. David Beren and I tend to bicker back and forth over...

I find myself relying on Google Now multiple times every day

When Apple first announced Siri, I wasn't all that impressed. That's mainly due to the fact the service had already been around for quite some time and was effectively more efficient and powerful...

What is the perfect smartphone size?

What is the perfect smartphone size? It's a question we continually find ourselves coming back to as mobile manufacturers seem to be throwing various smartphone sizes at a metaphorical wall of users...

My Nexus 4 just arrived, and it feels like it was made for a hobbit

I was out of town when the Nexus 4 first went on sale. If I recall correctly, I was in New York City that day for a one-off HTC press event – the announcement of the DROID DNA. I wasn't able to stay...

Would you share data to have the favor returned later?

Tiered and shared data are two unnecessary evils forced upon us, the consumers, by the two biggest wireless providers here in the States. AT&T and Verizon may work tirelessly to keep people...

Do you have to have the latest software on your phone?

For the longest time, I would never settle for anything but the latest and greatest on all mobile fronts. I had to have both the latest hardware and software in any scenario. I never waited for...

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