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The top 50 Android tablet apps

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Whether you've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon's Kindle Fire or another Android tablet, you'll be looking for some great apps. We've picked some of the bestApple sold 15.4m iPads in the final quarter of 2011, but there is more to the market than one manufacturer and OS. Strategy Analytics...
The top 50 Android tablet apps

Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

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Credit: Priceonomics Priceonomics, which keeps track of the resale value of items like cars, bikes and gadgets, published a report Wednesday that shows how the value of iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys hold up over time. Short answer: iPhones, even years-old models, retain their value the longest, which means iPhone owners...
Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement

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Larry Page recently called Google+ the company's "social spine." If that's the case, then Google's backbone might be much weaker than Page has been letting on, at least according to a new report from RJ Metrics. This week, the data analytics firm provided Fast Company with exclusive new insights...
Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement

The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books

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The American Booksellers Association (ABA) is the latest body to join the slew of retailers Stateside boycotting books from Amazon’s publishing division. The ABA is the USA’s national, not-for-profit trade association which exists to protect and promote the interests of its members: independently owned bookstores of all sizes, with storefront...
The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books

How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence (AAPL)

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Ever since the iPhone launched almost five years ago, we've been struggling with its auto correct feature. Sometimes, it works great, figuring out what we mean as if by magic. Other times it frustratingly won't let us type what we want, no matter how many times we try. It...
How To Fix iPhone Auto Correct, The Bane Of Your Existence (AAPL)
“Selling” Versus “Selling Out”

An Extremely Rational Bubble

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It just makes sense that the failure of Facebook to spectacularly IPO would affect all markets public and private right? But especially the companies, public or private, that are contingent upon, tethered to, Facebook … like well Zynga, and Quora and Fab and most social Consumer Internet startups really. So,...
An Extremely Rational Bubble

Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And It’s Only Getting Worse

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Twitter, Facebook and other social networks have long counted on the rise in smartphone usage to help fuel their growth: that trend, however, seems to also be taking a toll on mobile carriers — specifically in the form of revenues. The analyst firm of Ovum, part of the Informa Group,...
Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And It’s Only Getting Worse

Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare?

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On the eve of what may well be the launch of a brand new iPad from Apple comes some new analysis from Forrester Research on the current competitive landscape in tablets — or lack thereof, as the case seems to be. In short: despite the rush of tablets that have...
Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare?

Apple ≠ Sony: Why Apple Can Succeed Post-Jobs

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While I often prefer to watch analysts hoist themselves with their own petard, it’s not often that one dumps out a bit of drivel so short-sighted as George Colony at Forrester. In short, Colony believes that Apple is the next Sony – a desiccated organization that has nothing new to...
Apple ≠ Sony: Why Apple Can Succeed Post-Jobs

Make It Social: VEVO Sees 600% Increase In Facebook Traffic After Redesign

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In March, VEVO launched a bold new redesign that provided TV-like viewing, with instantaneous and continuous playback. But the biggest addition to the platform, other than a beautiful new full-screen player, was a new social sharing feature that takes advantage of Facebook Open Graph. Not surprisingly, VEVO seen a dramatic...
Make It Social: VEVO Sees 600% Increase In Facebook Traffic After Redesign

Sky considering launching Sky Sports 3D, one channel too small for three dimensions

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Sky is reportedly considering splitting its stereoscopic programming into separate Sports and Entertainment channels as its content stable swells. Speaking to Pocket-lint, movie bosses Simon Rexworthy and Ian Lewis confirmed that they don't have enough time in the schedules unless sporting coverage is hived off to a distinct "Sky...
Sky considering launching Sky Sports 3D, one channel too small for three dimensions

DATA: Google Totally Blows Away Facebook On Ad Performance (GOOG)

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"No one ever got fired for telling clients to advertise on Facebook." That's the sarcastic mantra making its way round the digital advertising world right now. But is Facebook actually an efficient vehicle for marketers compared to the other digital ad giant, Google? A comparison of the two companies from...
DATA: Google Totally Blows Away Facebook On Ad Performance (GOOG)

Hands On with Microsoft’s New Surface Tablet

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A few minutes spent actually handling a prototype of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet reveals a solid device, combining a slightly bulky chassis with a clever Touch Cover keyboard that appears to work well - all powered by a Windows RT operating system that seems to to be a viable competitor...
Hands On with Microsoft’s New Surface Tablet

[STUDY] Why Do People Use Instagram?

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Instagram is the iPhone photographer's app of choice, and it's not just because of those slice and dice filters. Are Instagram users hasty and lazy, or do they actually take time to craft the photos before uploading them? A study done back when Instagram was fairly new suggests that the...
[STUDY] Why Do People Use Instagram?

Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans

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Maybe I’m thrifty or maybe I’m just too busy to go and try on a pair of jeans in store. Either way, I know I’m not the only one. In the US alone, the apparel and footwear market is a $300 billion business with an estimated 10 percent of transactions...
Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans
Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade

Facebook Will Soon Have a Billion Users: Should You Care?

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How many users does Facebook really have? And does it matter? We take it as gospel at some point this summer Facebook will cross the billion-user mark, but rarely do we stop and note that the milestone comes with the “according to Facebook” caveat. Yes, the company acknowledged before the...
Facebook Will Soon Have a Billion Users: Should You Care?

Meg Whitman Says HP Is At The Beginning Of A Turnaround That Could Take 4-5 Years

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HP has gone through some tough times recently- announcing last month that it would lay off some 27,000 employees - and the company still has a long way to go to get out of the woods. When asked in an interview Tuesday with The Wall Street Journal how long it...
Meg Whitman Says HP Is At The Beginning Of A Turnaround That Could Take 4-5 Years

At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

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Virgin Mobile's prepaid plans for the iPhone are hard to argue with, even with the data throttling. It's official: Virgin Mobile USA will indeed begin selling the iPhone with contract-free, prepaid plans for as low as $30 per month for some users. The company made its announcement early Thursday...
At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

TiVo Spring update brings new Netflix and YouTube experience

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As promised at CES earlier this year, TiVo has released its Spring update with the anticipated new Netflix and YouTube apps, as well as porting parental control options to the Premiere's HD user interface. Netflix is the most intriguing of the additions, but while TiVo Premiere owners can now...
TiVo Spring update brings new Netflix and YouTube experience

Was YOUR LinkedIn password hacked? Here’s how to find out

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I don’t know about you, but the first thing I did after learning about the massive LinkedIn password hack was go to LinkedIn and change my password. The second thing I did was wonder if mine was actually one of the compromised accounts. The problem is: LinkedIn isn’t telling you whether...
Was YOUR LinkedIn password hacked? Here’s how to find out

March Quarter Mac Sales Could Miss (Not That It Really Matters)

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The latest U.S. Mac sales data from NPD is in and it’s not nearly as favorable to Apple as it has been in the past. In fact, the numbers are soft enough that some observers feel the company’s first-quarter Mac sales may fall short of expectations when it reports earnings...
March Quarter Mac Sales Could Miss (Not That It Really Matters)

Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

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Not everyone's smartphone has NFC, and of those that do, an even smaller subset have official Google Wallet support. It would seem Mountain View's complacency is Moneto's gain, as the outfit's recently put up for sale its $30 NFC-enabled microSD card -- enabling plebes everywhere sans contactless circuitry to...
Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

Apple drops iPad ’4G’ marketing — but not everywhere

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The new iPad ditched its claims to be a 4G device in some countries this weekend, after Apple capitulated to pressure over the way it was being marketed outside North America. Reports first flooded in from Australia, where Apple’s been fighting a court case over its 4G claims, pointing out...
Apple drops iPad ’4G’ marketing — but not everywhere

An early look at Ivy Bridge motherboards: or, the side order without the main

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Ssshh. Ivy Bridge is officially still a mystery, remember? Nevertheless, through some quirk of chronology, the accompanying Z77 chipset for motherboards has already been announced. If there's a reason for this early entrance, it's probably because Z77 is backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge, which means that the latest crop...
An early look at Ivy Bridge motherboards: or, the side order without the main
Damned if you don’t (dam): groundwater use outpacing dam building

Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?

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A native iOS platform for developers to tie into could be just the ticket for iOS 6A caveat before you read any further: this is not one of those articles based on 'sources close to' Apple. I haven't 'run checks' with made-up Taiwanese components suppliers, nor have I stumbled across...
Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?

Game of Thrones – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £39.99; cert 15+; Cyanide Studio/FocusThere's a perennial problem that afflicts games based on popular TV series or films: they tend to be made to satisfy the greed of marketing men, rather than for any love of their subject matter. That, at least, is not an accusation that can...
Game of Thrones – review

Google Nexus 7: hands-on with Google's own-brand Android tablet

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Slick and usable, but the price may be its biggest selling pointGoogle unveiled its Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday night, and there were units available to play with at the company's I/O Extended event in London, where I've been liveblogging from. So how does it shape up?The 7in size is...
Google Nexus 7: hands-on with Google's own-brand Android tablet
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