March, 2012

By Will765 On 27 Mar, 2012 At 11:16 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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With it’s 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution being the main upgrade for the new iPad, ironically it is causing some problems with viewing magazines on the device.  Publishers are using a process which results in lower-resolution, PNG files to export their digital editions.  As a result, while images look okay, text ends up looking blurry [...]


By Will765 On 22 Mar, 2012 At 12:33 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The franchise just keeps rolling along with the latest release, Angry Birds Space.  Announced earlier by a trailer sent from the International Space Station, and in collaboration with NASA, Rovio has taken the game to new heights-literally.  The new physics involve using gravity to slingshot around planets, and you can launch your birds in the [...]


By Will765 On 20 Mar, 2012 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The latest rumblings about Windows 8 have Microsoft wrapping up the finishing touches on the operating system by the end of summer 2012.  The release is now predicted for October, which would allow devices using the latest offering from the software giant to arrive in time for the holiday buying season.  Rumors are that about [...]


By Will765 On 16 Mar, 2012 At 12:55 PM | Categorized As Device Reviews, News | With 2 Comments
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Tablet was shipped on 3/12, and got to me on 3/15-pretty fast from China to the US. The box is pretty generic, it doesn’t have the device name on it, only an Android 4.0 stamp, and some graphics. Opening it up, inside was the tablet, charger, OTG cord, and another to connect to PC(USB). No [...]


By Will765 On 14 Mar, 2012 At 11:17 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For those who like to read comics, Barnes & Nobles is now letting you read those that were previously available only on the Nook on your seven-inch or larger android device.. Simply download the latest Nook app onto your android tablet, and you will have access to over 600 comics,  many of them graphic novel [...]


By Will765 On 13 Mar, 2012 At 11:23 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei showed off their latest tablet, the Mediapad FHD. The 10.1″ screen device is a very strong new iPad competitor. The resolution of 1920×1200 puts it only slightly behind the new iPad’s 2048×1536.  With 2GB of ram, it has double what any other tablet available contains.  The [...]


By Will765 On 8 Mar, 2012 At 12:06 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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So, after months of speculation, it has arrived. And without a real name-just “the new iPad”. Like the latest iPhone, it is not so much a giant leap forward, technology-wise, but more of a decent-size step.  The main upgrade is the new retina display.  With a resolution of 2048×1536, and 3.1 million pixels, the screen [...]


By Macktion On 7 Mar, 2012 At 12:11 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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I sure remember App inventor.  As a matter of fact, I was rather taken with the idea.  A way for a simpleton like me to create my own Android apps?  Sign me up! Well…. it was kind of tough, and was not what i thought it would be.  Sure, it had a Graphical User Interface [...]


By Macktion On 6 Mar, 2012 At 12:51 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Lenovo Ideapad K1   So, thanks to Lenovo, we had an opportunity to spend a bit of time with their Ideapad K1.  I have been using it as my day to day e-reader, surfing computer, and social media hub.  And so far the experience has been quite good. Hardware The K1 weighs in at about [...]


By Will765 On 5 Mar, 2012 At 12:59 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For the past year or so, numerous tablet makers have been trying everything to knock Apple’s iPad off the top spot in the tablet world. Samsung, ASUS, Sony, Toshiba, HP, etc., etc., have all done their best to pose a real challenge to the dominance of Apple.  And so far, all have pretty much failed [...]