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Nicole Cozma

Nicole has a B.A. in English Literature, but spends most of her time writing about Android and other tech on CNET's new How To blog.

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The progress of wireless charging for devices

  Anyone interested in technology can tell you just how fast it moves. Over the course of just a few months, that shiny new piece of tech that you just bought can be replaced or otherwise made...

Qi: What it is and why it should be standardized

Qi (pronounced "chee") is the technology used by Energizer and other companies in their wireless power devices. This technology exists in two types of devices: receivers and transmitters. Qi...

Energizer's portable power solutions for smartphones

Those of us with smartphones can admit that while they're super useful, they're not very battery efficient. So how can we stay powered when there isn't always an outlet nearby? Three words: Energi to...

PhoneDog 101: Setting up Bluetooth on Android

Bluetooth on your phone can be a real life saver-life - literally - especially when you're doings activities where you need your hands free. Perhaps you're driving, cooking in the kitchen, helping...

Should texting while driving be banned?

I don't think we need statistical data or a video from AT&T to prove that texting while driving is dangerous—but the reminder doesn't hurt. To do any activity while driving that takes your eyes...

PhoneDog 101: How to set up wireless on Android

Using the wireless capability on your phone is really handy for those times when your 3G connection is spotty or you want a blazing fast connection for downloading and updating new apps. So let's get...

Why I need (and love) multitasking

I know people use the multitasking abilities of Android to make its case against the iPhone. I also know this is not a totally fair argument because jailbroken iPhones have been able to do...

PhoneDog 101: Setting up Gmail on Android

For starters, you need to make sure you have a Gmail account associated with your phone. To do this: press the menu button and go into “Settings.” From there, choose “Accounts & Sync.” Make sure...

Nicole's 5 Android camera apps for holiday fun

Spending time with your loved ones during the holidays means many chances to make memories. So why not have fun recording these memories with one of the many great camera apps on the Android Market?...

Behind the App: RateCred

Formerly ServiceTattler, RateCred is an Android app for rating businesses and accumulating credit. Their mission is to bring customers and businesses together, while promoting honesty and visibility...

Nicole's 5 Android Apps for Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means your time to shop is running out. With the help of TGI Black Friday, The Coupon App, Astrid, ShopSavvy and Catch, you can make finding the...

Why I use 3 keyboards on my Nexus One

It might seem cumbersome to anyone who isn’t me to switch between several keyboards on their phone. Honestly, I don’t find it to be much of bother; I am only a long-press away from selecting “Input...

Why I'm passing on the Android tablet from Walgreens

  Android on more devices sounds pretty awesome to me, but is that always the case? I love that Android is touching more lives, but I am a little concerned when the devices that it’s landing on are...

Will the PSP phone meet expectations?

  One complaint about the current smartphones on the market is that they don’t offer any real gaming performance like some of the handheld devices. And why should they… they’re phones, right? Well,...

How new versions of Android will affect users

  A few days ago a rumor launched about Android 3.0 and 4.0 (Gingerbread and Honeycomb, etc) coming in the near future. What will these newer versions of Android mean for smartphone users? It seems...

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