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By Will765 On 2 Jul, 2012 At 11:09 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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In a very short time Google’s newest operating system Jelly Bean has shown up on a number of phones as unofficial roms. This is possible due to the availability of the Nexus 7 factory image, called Nakasi, which can be downloaded from the Google Developer’s page here- https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#nakasi  .  Although most (65%) of android devices are [...]


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 14 May, 2012 At 11:34 AM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Continuing it’s efforts to completely remove any android-related applications from iOS, Apple will reportedly start using a new map program when iOS6 is released. Apple is rumored to be readying iOS6 for preview at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June.  Developed by C3 Technologies, the application is described as Google Earth on steroids. The landscape [...]


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 [...]


By Will765 On 10 Apr, 2012 At 11:20 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The collaboration between Google and Asustek was supposed to produce a tablet by June. However, it now looks like it will not appear until at least July, if not August.  Apparently Google feels the seven-inch device is too expensive right now, at $249 USD.  The delay in release is to figure out ways to reduce [...]


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 Macktion On 6 Mar, 2012 At 12:51 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Lenovo Ideapad K1   So, thanks to Lenovo, we had an opportunity to spend a bit of time with their Ideapad K1.  I have been using it as my day to day e-reader, surfing computer, and social media hub.  And so far the experience has been quite good. Hardware The K1 weighs in at about [...]


By Will765 On 22 Feb, 2012 At 12:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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It seems Google is coming out with a new product this year, AR glasses. AR stands for augmented reality, and the device will be kind of like having a wearable computer on your face. Details are sketchy, but one rumor is a single lens will display information, without transparency, while the other remains clear. The [...]


By Will765 On 17 Feb, 2012 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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When you think of android tablets, probably Asus or Samsung comes to mind as the major players.  However, recent numbers show that both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles are the big movers in the android market.  Amazon went from zero shipments in the 3rd quarter of 2011, to 3.885 million in the fourth quarter.  Barnes [...]


By Will765 On 16 Feb, 2012 At 12:49 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Although the vast majority of android devices haven’t received an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich, android 4.0, rumors are that Google is preparing to release Jelly Bean, it’s next version, in the 2nd quarter of 2012.  Why would the company try to launch it so quickly?  Supposedly, this is in response to the upcoming [...]