Marc Flores

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Marc Flores

Marc Flores has been passionate about mobile devices and the wireless industry for the better part of the last decade. He has written for BGR, TechCrunch, True/Slant, Laptop Magazine, The Full Signal and IntoMobile. His work has also appeared on WSJ, Gizmodo and others. Originally from Los Angeles, Marc now lives in San Francisco after a four-year stint in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter at @mdflores and see his photography (his second passion to mobile) at http://marcflor.es.

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Which apps do you rely on most?

A quick look at the top apps in the iTunes App Store would lead me to believe that all iOS users do nothing but play games on their phones all day. Candy Crush is just all over the place, folowed by...

Are you a smartphone accessories hound?

A case is usually all I have on my smartphone. I have loads of accessories for my iPhone 5 and HTC One, but very few see regular use. Perhaps the only accessory, besides a protective case, that sees...

Is there really room for a tablet in your life?

My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is sitting on my desk, collecting dust. Between the massive amounts of time I spend on my smartphone and laptop, I really just don't see the point in using the Galaxy Note 8...

Lumia 1020 with a 41MP camera? Do not want

If I want to buy a really nice camera, I'll go out an buy a really nice camera. What I won't do is buy a phone because it has a decent camera on it, and that's why I don't think I'll ever spend my...

Google Voice coming to Hangouts? No, thanks!

Google Hangouts is going to get voice calling. Again. For many of you, that's a good thing. You can communicate via text or video in Hangouts, so why not be able to make voice calls, too? After all...

Who cares what Android version you're using?

I wouldn't be caught dead using Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's an antiquated version of Android when it comes to Android's upgrade/update pace, and it doesn't support a lot of new apps. It looks old...

SFO crash: How my smartphone fed me news and shared info with friends

Tragedy struck on Saturday when a plane crash landed at SFO in the early afternoon. I saw photos and videos of the Asiana 777 crash thanks to smartphone-wielding travelers at SFO, and eventually...

Vine, Instagram or Facebook: How did you record your 4th of July?

Has Vine become your go-to app for recording moments? What about Instagram, especially now that it does video along with still photography? And do you even bother using Facebook anymore? Or do you...

Are you interested in wearables and connected devices?

Debate around Google Glass can go on and on. You look weird wearing it. No, I take that back, you look pretty cool. Maybe. What does it do? And what about the smartwatch on your wrist? What does that...

iOS 7 is jailbroken, but why bother anymore?

iOS 7 has been jailbroken, according to this morning's news. I really don't see the point, since the jailbreak will get patched up by subsequent beta versions, and it'll definitely get patched and...

Sharing photos and videos: Do you care about signal to noise?

I love all my friends, I really do, but when I open up Instagram or Vine and I see a photo of a new pair of shoes on a dirty ground, or a video of someone walking through a boring street, I start to...

What is Your Dream Phone?

I just finished checking out one of Aaron's 30-day challenges, and it was interesting to see his take on the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone overall. We're pretty much in agreement when it comes to the...

Is BlackBerry Dead to You?

BlackBerry posted its Q1 earnings Friday morning, and to say that it disappoints is a mild understatement. Its subscriber base has slimmed down, and it is failing to get any traction against iOS and...

Is a 'Pure Google' experience worth the extra money to you?

Reviews are in, and most folks think the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions are pretty sweet. Most reviewers have reiterated the way they feel about the hardware, which is the biggest...

The HTC One has kept me from going back to the iPhone 5

As Android has advanced each year, Google fans have constantly accused Apple of failing to innovate. Every time a new iPhone is announced, Android fans cry out, "They copied that from Android! That'...

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