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By Will765 On 25 Jul, 2013 At 12:33 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although Google has failed a couple times already trying to get a TV set-top box to be successful,  it’s new Chromecast device may change that.  It has two characteristics which will be in it’s favor-price and simplicity.  At only $35, it’s way cheaper than any comparable device.  And it is simple-only an HDMI plug on [...]


By Macktion On 24 Jun, 2013 At 11:53 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Tronity and the Root101 While you might presume that something named Root101 is a class or tutorial for hacking an Android device, it is actually a tablet with the goal of being an Open System. “The Root 101 is the most open source and affordable tablet available today.  It comes with a completely stock version [...]


By Will765 On 1 Jun, 2013 At 01:36 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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  Rumors are hot and heavy about the unusual decision by Samsung to use Intel Clover Trail processors in it’s newest Galaxy tablet.  The decision would be strange, due to the fact Samsung’s own Exynos processors are probably the best chips available for mobile devices today(Nvidia may argue that point).  However, the Clover Trail can [...]


By Will765 On 26 Apr, 2013 At 11:57 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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The first quarter of this year has seen a huge number of tablets sold, 40.6 million.  For several years, the iPad was the unquestioned king of the tablet market.  Even a year ago, Apple maintained 63.1% of the total tablet marketplace sales.  As of this year, however, android has made some impressive gains. Apple sold [...]


By Will765 On 15 Mar, 2013 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The research firm IDC has released a new report which predicts that sales of android tablets will surpass Apple’s iPads in 2013.  According to it’s latest numbers, android tablets will capture 48.8 percent of the total number of tablets shipped in 2013.  With Apple expected to drop from it’s 51 percent majority last year to [...]


By Will765 On 3 Jan, 2013 At 12:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment
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        The odds are good you haven’t heard of Tizen, as most people aren’t aware of it.  What it is, is an open-source operating system based on Linux.  Samsung recently announced it will be releasing Tizen-based smartphones this year, in partnership with NTT Docomo, which is Japan’s largest cellphone company.  Why would [...]


By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2012 At 02:05 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After a month of being available to consumers, Windows 8 has only managed to penetrate to 1.2% of all Windows pcs. It also has not had the hoped-for effect of boosting pc sales-they are down 21% compared to the previous year, since the launch on October 26th.  Several factors are at play here. First, Windows [...]


By Will765 On 8 Oct, 2012 At 01:19 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Just about the only feature that really differentiated Sony’s Xperia Tablet S from the rest of the android devices out there, was it’s supposed splashproof design. Now it turns out, splashproof-not so much.  It seems that some units have gaps between the screen and the case. Having shipped about 100,000 of the tablets since it’s [...]


By Will765 On 4 Sep, 2012 At 11:52 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Antisec hacking group released one million UDID’s, which are the unique string of numbers that individually identifies each iOS device. These were previously used by developers to track their app installations across Apple’s user base. In total, Antisec claims to have over 12 million of the UDIDs.  How were these obtained?  From the post [...]


By Will765 On 27 Aug, 2012 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Following Apple’s $1 billion dollar verdict in California, the electronics giant lost 7.5% of it’s value in heavy trading Monday.  Of course, Samsung will appeal the ruling, and who knows how long the courtroom drama will drag out.  And in the long run,  Apple has to rely on Samsung for the processors used in it’s [...]