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October 4, 2013
by sjvn01
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8 Apps to improve your Android smartphone or tablet’s battery life (Slideshow)

If you agree with me that little is as miserable as having your Android smartphone or tablet die of premature battery exhaustion, then you’ll want to check these applications out. 8 Apps to improve your Android smartphone or tablet’s battery … Continue reading

September 27, 2013
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu 13.10 final beta: Ubuntu for smartphones is almost here

Ubuntu 13.10, aka Saucy Salamander, is almost here. The popular Linux desktop just when into final beta and it’s on schedule to go final on October 17. While Ubuntu desktop users will be happy to see the latest and greatest … Continue reading

August 2, 2013
by sjvn01
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Android’s seven best new security features and one lingering security problem

Google’s latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3, has many good features. Under the surface, though, Google added five significant security features. On top of that, Google has added two other new features that work with almost all currently used … Continue reading

July 26, 2013
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu: One OS, one interface, all devices

For years, Ubuntu and its parent company Canonical has been pursuing a single dream: One operating system and one interface, Unity, for PCs, tablets, and smartphones. That dream is now becoming a reality. Ubuntu: One OS, one interface, all devices. … Continue reading