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By Will765 On 25 Sep, 2013 At 01:53 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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  Just in time for the holiday shopping season comes the latest offerings from Amazon to it’s tablet lineup. And this time around Amazon has added significantly to both the hardware and software capabilities of the Kindle Fire HDX.  Looking at the display first(pun intended) the 8.9 inch version now boasts an impressive 2560 x [...]


By Will765 On 6 May, 2013 At 01:35 PM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment
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Until May 12th, you can buy the Nook HD, and Nook HD+, for substantial savings.  The Nook HD, with it’s 7″ screen, is reduced from $199 to $149 for the 8GB model.  With 16GB, the price is $179, which is less than the 8GB’s regular price.  Since you only get about 5GB usable storage from [...]


By Will765 On 30 Apr, 2012 At 11:45 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 2 Comments
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The latest figures show Amazon is destroying the marketplace when it comes to android tablets. In February, the Fire had an amazing 53% share of all android tablets sold. The next closest manufacturer was Samsung, with around 15%. However, Samsung’s numbers are a total of all the many different tablets it sells, while the Fire [...]


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 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 [...]


By Will765 On 16 Dec, 2011 At 12:24 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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If you are a fan of the original Star Trek television series, you should instantly remember the name Majel. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the show, was married to Majel Barret-Roddenberry. She supplied the voice for the ship’s computer throughout the series. While android phones have used voice recognition for some time, it was limited [...]


By Will765 On 13 Dec, 2011 At 12:20 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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On December 1st, Michael Morisy, co-founder of MuckRock, a website that helps people file FOIA requests with the government, asked the FBI for any manuals, documents or other written material it might have related to the FBI’s use of data gathered by Carrier IQ.  He received a response from David Hardy, who is the section manager [...]


By Will765 On 7 Dec, 2011 At 12:04 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The first tablet available with android’s latest operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, comes from a China-based manufacturer, MIPS Technologies. The Novo 7 runs on a 1GHZ  Ingenic JZ4770 processor, with a seven-inch capacitive screen.  And before you think “it’s just a a cheap knockoff”, this device has Google CTS certification.  Andy Rubin, Google’s senior VP of Mobile, [...]


By Will765 On 10 Nov, 2011 At 01:15 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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It would seem that the Amazon Kindle Fire will become the first android tablet to mount any true challenge to Apple’s iPad, in terms of market share. Amazon has reportedly just had to ramp up it’s production pre-orders, from an initial 3 million units, to 5 million by year’s end. Obviously, the device has resonated [...]


By Will765 On 31 Oct, 2011 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Google android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows will have another operating system to compete with. Canonical, which is the the company behind Ubuntu, will have an announcement at today’s Ubuntu Developer’s summit that they will be moving towards placing their os on all computing devices. The plan currently is to make the next version of [...]