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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 [...]


By Macktion On 21 Aug, 2012 At 09:24 PM | Categorized As Device Reviews, News | With 2 Comments
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So, Remember CES back in January? That was when we first saw Visual Land. Some of you may recognize their involvement in our forums, passing along information about the tablets, and Visual Land has even supplied us with firmware so people who fall outside of warranty can recover their tablets when there is a problem. [...]


By Will765 On 18 Jun, 2012 At 12:09 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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This afternoon, in Los Angeles, Microsoft is hosting a media event where it is expected to show a new Windows 8 powered tablet.  Not many details are known, such as  whether it is an ARM chip with RT, or an Intel chip with standard Windows 8.  The tablet will be made by Microsoft, which has [...]


By Will765 On 5 Jun, 2012 At 03:21 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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ASUS has shown another transforming device at Computex.  The Aio features an 18.4″ screen, which has 10-point touch capability.  It is designed as an all-in-one device, although it’s screen size is a little small for a desktop, and kind of large for a tablet.  It does separate from the dock, but then must stay in [...]


By Will765 On 29 May, 2012 At 11:36 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Last November, Gamestop launched a pilot program to sell android tablets in about 200 of it’s stores. Apparently the test was successful, because the retailer has now added another 1,400 or so stores to the list. Tablets such as the Acer Iconia 7′, selling for $229.99, up to a 32GB ASUS Transformer Prime at $499.99 [...]


By Will765 On 7 May, 2012 At 11:32 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After a bump in market share from the popularity of the Amazon Kindle Fire, android tablets once again are losing out to the iPad. Analyst firm IDC reports Apple’s iPad increased it’s market share from around 55% to 68% from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012.  While the Fire pushed to around 17% market share in [...]