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By Will765 On 7 Nov, 2013 At 02:54 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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All applications you use on your android device actually run in what’s called a virtual machine, the Dalvik runtime environment. Basically, it’s software that lets you run other software(apks).  On the current setup, Dalvik operates as a JIT compiler.  JIT is just-in-time, which compiles code as it’s needed to run the app, every time you [...]


By Will765 On 4 Sep, 2013 At 11:55 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The next version of android, 4.4, was widely rumored to be called Key Lime Pie, in line with Google’s dessert theme names.  However, the search giant has decided to go with something that more people have experienced, apparently.   As director of Android partnerships John Lagerling  stated, “very few people actually know the taste of [...]


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 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 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 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 Will765 On 20 Aug, 2012 At 11:57 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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While Google’s Nexus 7 had the official android 4.1 Jelly Bean market to itself, now Asus has pushed an over-the-air JB update to the TF300 tablet.  The 10.1″ tablet is now a mid-range device for Asus, with a 1.2Ghz  Tegra3 processor.  It can be found for around $400USD  with 32GB storage. Users in the United [...]


By Will765 On 9 Jul, 2012 At 11:52 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Several sources suggest Amazon will be expanding it’s tablet lineup this fall. The next Kindle Fires will reportedly come in 3 flavors. The basic model will sport a 1024 x 600 screen, without any camera. The next version will have a better screen resolution of 1280 x 800, along with a camera. Finally, the top [...]