December, 2011

By Will765 On 30 Dec, 2011 At 12:55 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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It would seem there were a lot of smartphones and tablets under the Christmas tree this year. Mobile analytics group Flurry said the number of iOS and Android devices activated, combined, reached 6.8 million on December 25.  This figure is arrived at by tracking the activations of over 140,000 apps that use it’s analytical services.   [...]


By Will765 On 29 Dec, 2011 At 12:56 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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JinXing Digital Co. Ltd., based in Shenzhen, China, evidently isn’t too worried about potential lawsuits regarding their new gaming pad. The seven inch JXD S7100 has such obvious features copied from other devices, it’s not even funny. As for the device itself, it is pretty nifty for the $140 price tag.  Dual-core Cortex A9 processor, [...]


By Will765 On 28 Dec, 2011 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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For those owners of the Notion Ink Adam who don’t want to wait for an fully working release of Ice Cream Sandwich, a pre-alpha build has been made available.  The download, with instructions, is available at:  http://conclave.notionink.com/showthread.php?1173-ICS-Android-4.0-alpha-Download-and-Installation .  Installation involves first flashing a custom recovery(thanks to DJ_Steve for the recovery image), then using the custom recovery [...]


By Will765 On 27 Dec, 2011 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For those who live in Canada, UK, and parts of Europe, Apple has begun it’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion. Download the free app, and every day there will be various music, video, app, and book downloads. Each download is available for only 24 hours, so you need to be alert. Starting December 26, the [...]


By Will765 On 26 Dec, 2011 At 12:10 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After the less than stellar reception of the Motorola Xoom, the company has decided to ditch the name for it’s new tablets. Instead, Xyboard is what you’ll see on their latest offerings. There are two size devices, 10.1 inch, and an 8.2 inch model. The larger model comes in 16, 32, or 64GB versions, while [...]


By Will765 On 23 Dec, 2011 At 12:56 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Apple has applied for two patents involving the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power portable computing devices, such as laptops and tablets, according to AppleInsider.  In the patent filing Apple talks about the need to provide a power source that is renewable, and independent of the whims of various governments.  The company has frequently [...]


By Will765 On 22 Dec, 2011 At 12:21 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Seven inch LCD screens outshipped those of a certain maker’s 9.7″ size in November. With the hot sales of the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Nobles Nook Tablet, a one month jump over Apple is not surprising. Adding to the possibilities is that Apple may be preparing for a newer screen, the upcoming quad-resolution [...]


By Will765 On 21 Dec, 2011 At 01:59 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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If you own either of these tablets and took the steps to root them, the latest updates will kill your root. Barnes & Nobles version 1.4.1 OTA update removes root from the Nook.  However, if you rooted and  installed Gapps using member Indirect’s rooting method, it includes a little app called FOTA, which kills OTA [...]


By Macktion On 21 Dec, 2011 At 12:55 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Hello again, Today we are very pleased to have another interview to share with you, a man who needs no introduction.   Macktion: When and how did you get started with android development? Vector66: I am not a developer, but my love for android started when I finally left the cluttered world of IOS and [...]


By Macktion On 21 Dec, 2011 At 11:15 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us. This show is a beacon of hope to every tech nerd out there. Giving us a year of gadgets to look forward to. Personally, it was at this show that I first fell for the Notion Ink Adam. I was on the 3rd floor Organic Chemistry Lab, [...]