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October 11, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Alcatel-Lucent opens the doors for 4G LTE programmers

Alcatel-Lucent opens the doors for 4G LTE programmers

Joe Phone-User will never see it, but underneath his bright, shiny iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3’s blazing fast 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) data speed there’s a whole infrastructure world for developers to create new applications. The number two … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
by sjvn01
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD will give Apple’s iPad fits

I love my Nexus 7. It’s replaced my Apple iPad for daily use. But, at 7-inch display, people who want a full-sized tablet don’t  like it as much as I do. For them, the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD with … Continue reading

August 6, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on 4G isn’t fast enough for tablet and smartphone users

4G isn’t fast enough for tablet and smartphone users

In theory, a 4G connection will give you up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second) speeds. Right. The reality is, on a good day at exactly the right spot, you may see 30Mbps 4G download speeds. Usually, though, you’ll do well … Continue reading

August 5, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Desktop Android? Multi-user Android support is on its way

Desktop Android? Multi-user Android support is on its way

Your smartphone is your smartphone, your tablet is usually your tablet, but your desktop, well you probably share it sometimes with friends, family, and co-workers. That’s one of the reasons why Android, the popular Linux-based device operating system has never … Continue reading