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By Will765 On 13 May, 2013 At 01:59 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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  So, a little background as to why I decided to get this device.  I use a Windows 7 PC in a home office, and one thing that is keeping me on windows is a Microsoft Works database going back a decade.  It won’t properly display in any other program than Works, and it prints [...]


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 12 Feb, 2013 At 12:35 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although the Surface RT, which runs on an ARM processor and can’t run “real” Windows programs, wasn’t a very big seller, the opposite seems to be true for the Surface Pro.  Released for sale over this last weekend, it is now nearly unavailable for immediate purchase.  Best Buy has no versions, 64gb or 128gb available [...]


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 ju83 On 6 Dec, 2012 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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We can all thank Steve Jobs for, lacking  a better phrase, revolutionizing the smartphone industry. Before Apple’s inaugural iPhone, we had the likes of barely email and internet capable smartphones like the Moto Q, Black Berry , Palm Treo and Nokia E62, smartphones that in today’s world are not considered very smart and even for [...]


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 29 Oct, 2012 At 07:56 PM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 2 Comments
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Following a ruling in a British court, it was determined that Samsung did not copy Apple’s tablet and smartphone designs.  The humorous part of this is the UK judge saying that the Samsung tablet products were not as cool as the ipad. “The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking,” the judge wrote. The [...]


By Will765 On 7 Sep, 2012 At 12:45 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Amazon continued it’s quest to become a major force in the tablet market yesterday with the announcements of it’s latest devices.  The HD models, coming in 7″ and 8.9″ screen size, also have various combinations of storage and connectivity.  The 7″ models have 1280×800 displays, while the larger 8.9″ boasts 1920×1200.  Another screen design change [...]


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 [...]