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October 8, 2013
by sjvn01
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US sides with Apple; some Samsung Android devices banned

he Apple/Samsung patent war keeps grinding on. In the latest battle, Samsung’s request that it be allowed to continue to ship some older Android devices to the US market was rejected by the Obama administration. US sides with Apple; some … Continue reading

September 4, 2013
by sjvn01
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Wearable computing: Why there’s no room for watches like Galaxy Gear

When I was a kid, I liked reading Dick Tracy comics. This was during 1960s when the strip took a science-fiction turn and Tracy, who had long sported a two-way radio wrist-watch, started using a two-way wrist TV. It was … Continue reading

April 5, 2013
by sjvn01
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Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough)

Android fragmentation will wreck Android for smartphones and tablets just as much as Windows fragmentation ruined Windows for the PC. Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough) More >

March 25, 2013
by sjvn01
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Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod Android founder, leaves Samsung

Lots of users love Samsung’s take on Android. But will they continue to love it now that Steve Kondik, the well-regarded founder of the CyanogenMod alternative Android firmware, has left the company? Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod Android founder, leaves Samsung. More … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
by sjvn01
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Chromebook wars: Pixel vs. Samsung Series 5 550

On my test machine table, I have Google’s brand new Chromebook Pixel. Beside it, I have what had been the fastest Chromebook before it, the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook. Is the Pixel better? Yes. No question about it. But, … Continue reading