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Dropped calls, slow download speeds rank among top gripes of mobile users

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Everyone has an opinion, and if they all stink, then Pew must have one hell of a tolerance for foul odors. The research group recently surveyed a number of mobile phone owners to determine their primary complaints, and while it's not much of a surprise, slow network performance stole...
Dropped calls, slow download speeds rank among top gripes of mobile users

Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

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According to a recent study by Sotrender, despite any gripes brands may have had, after having the (not so new anymore) Facebook Timeline forced upon them, the change has had a positive effect on fan engagement. With over a month passing since the changes took their final effect, Sotrender analyzed...
Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

MIT's 3D solar cells take cubism to new energy efficient heights

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The promise of free energy is an enticing one -- that's free as in renewable source, not cost. (This is capitalism, after all, someone's got to foot the bill.) Economic gripes aside, research outfits like M.I.T. are getting us one step closer to this cleaner fuel future with the...
MIT's 3D solar cells take cubism to new energy efficient heights

Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch

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I rarely get writers block, but I’ve aborted multiple attempts to write about the leadership change at TechCrunch yesterday. So I’m going to keep it simple. I’m exceptionally bummed that so many people have left TechCrunch. Of the top ten all time tech writers according to TechMeme, six were from...
Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch

How would you change the Nook Tablet?

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It's hard not to make a series of reductive comparisons between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. After all, it's the conflict between Barnes & Noble and Amazon that frames these two 7-inch tablet / e-reader hybrids. This one is $50 more expensive, but is technically more impressive:...
How would you change the Nook Tablet?

Facebook launches dedicated Pages Manager app, making it easy to, well…

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One of the gripes that I have about Facebook’s mobile apps are that the service has simply too many features to pack into one mobile experience. I was really stoked when Facebook Messenger was released, because it made complete sense to focus in on that feature with a really great...
Facebook launches dedicated Pages Manager app, making it easy to, well…

Sorry, RIM: The Playbook Still Sucks

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I updated my Blackberry Playbook yesterday to the new OS, and I was struck with a confluence of ironies when it comes to the current crop of tablet computers: We have a company that made its name in messaging (RIM) that took a year to deliver a substandard email app...
Sorry, RIM: The Playbook Still Sucks

7 Things Windows Phone Needs To Fix Before We'll Ditch Our iPhones (MSFT)

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We love the Windows Phone operating system. In fact, it's better than iOS in several key ways. We might even be on the cusp of recommending you buy a Windows Phone, if it weren't for a few major gripes we have with it. To its credit, Microsoft has fixed...
7 Things Windows Phone Needs To Fix Before We'll Ditch Our iPhones (MSFT)

Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

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On my 30th birthday, I decided to quit Facebook. Being on the site seemed pointless at the time, but now I'm beginning to question my decision.  It's not because the site has changed drastically (it hasn't) or that I miss snooping on random acquaintances (I don't).  What it comes down...
Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

What People Hate About Their iPads and Kindle Fires

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People love their tablets. The devices have only been a hot consumer gadget for about three years, but already they've changed so much about how people read, browse the Web, watch video and get work done. Apple still leads the pack, having sold more than 15 million iPads in the...
What People Hate About Their iPads and Kindle Fires

Big Question (Answered): Your Tablet Complaints

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Many people adore their Kindle Fire or iPad tablets, myself among them. Even so, we still have a few gripes, and Q&A site, FixYa shared a study they had done that showed some of the most common complaints of the owners of Kindle Fires and iPads. We thought it might...
Big Question (Answered): Your Tablet Complaints

Got a noisy XPS 13 Ultrabook? There’s a BIOS update to fix that fan speed

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Back when I reviewed Dell’s XPS 13 Ultrabook, one thing that I didn’t mention (as I’d never really had the problem) was that it can apparently be a noisy bugger at times. The fan speed required to keep that included Intel Core i7 running cool might have been overestimated a...
Got a noisy XPS 13 Ultrabook? There’s a BIOS update to fix that fan speed

Gripevine, a new way to bitch about customer service

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Gripevine is gaining traction fast--and you can guess which companies are getting the most gripes. [Read more]...
Gripevine, a new way to bitch about customer service
Panasonic's Eluga V P-06D: thicker but better

The Book Book case for iPad is as close to perfect as we've ever seen

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In the world of iPad cases, price and quality run the gamut. When you’re looking for high-end cases, however, there really aren’t many choices. One of the standouts for Mac and iOS device accessories is a company called Twelve South and its Book Book case for the iPad is certainly...
The Book Book case for iPad is as close to perfect as we've ever seen

Why Comcast's New Streaming Service Won't Deter Cord Cutters

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Cable companies know the threat that lies ahead of them. The percentage of consumers who "cut the cord" and cancel their cable subscriptions isn't a huge one, but it's growing. Meanwhile, a new generation of TV watchers is growing accustomed to watching shows online, even if it's the next day...
Why Comcast's New Streaming Service Won't Deter Cord Cutters
B&N stores will repartition Nook Tablets for more user space starting March 12th

Grooveshark CEO talks EMI, YouTube, piracy

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In interview with Evolver, Sam Tarantino doesn't address the numerous copyright lawsuits confronting his company but he does have lots of gripes with record industry. [Read more]...
Grooveshark CEO talks EMI, YouTube, piracy

The ultimate guide to Windows 8 on the desktop

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Here in the ExtremeTech bunker, where bleeding-edge tech comes to meet its maker, most of us have now been using Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a few days. We have Windows 8 running on tablets, laptops, ultrabooks, and, of course, desktops. There is little doubt in our minds that Windows...
The ultimate guide to Windows 8 on the desktop

Google offers to settle with EU over antitrust gripes, olive branch now fully extended

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Google knows that there's a looming EU antitrust lawsuit if it doesn't volunteer some kind of change to its search practices, so it's not entirely surprising that chairman Eric Schmidt has sent a letter offering a settlement to the European Commission's competition chief Joaquin Almunia. The details of just...
Google offers to settle with EU over antitrust gripes, olive branch now fully extended

10 Things We Love And Hate About Apple's New Mountain Lion Operating System For Macs (AAPL)

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Apple's newest operating system Mountain Lion made a pretty impressive debut last week. We've been using the system non-stop since it came out, and overall we really like the experience. It feels like a more significant upgrade than Lion did last year. But it's not all perfect. We do have...
10 Things We Love And Hate About Apple's New Mountain Lion Operating System For Macs (AAPL)

The Cloud, Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About the Cloud

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As a follow up to my five biggest gripes about the cloud, here is my list of the five biggest benefits I discovered about using cloud software and services....
The Cloud, Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About the Cloud

Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

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The other day, a friend gchatted to discuss Path’s $30 million funding round, which was led by Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures and included Richard Branson and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner. My friend, a tech-savvy one-time user of Path, summed it like this: “Path. $30 mill. Wtf?” Indeed, it’s a...
Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

Netflix chief gripes over Comcast's Xbox use draw FCC looks

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A commentary by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may have brought official FCC scrutiny on Comcast for its cap exemption of Xfinity TV on the Xbox 360. He argued that Comcast was violating net neutrality principles by giving its own service a 'free' pass while applying the cap to competing services,...
Netflix chief gripes over Comcast's Xbox use draw FCC looks

Google Joins Gripes About Microsoft Shutting Out Rival Web Browsers

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Google is echoing concerns from Firefox parent company Mozilla that Microsoft is hindering rival Web browsers on some computing devices designed for the next version of Windows....
Google Joins Gripes About Microsoft Shutting Out Rival Web Browsers

Aakash 2 tablet brings much faster chip, capacitive touch

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India took quick action to address quality gripes with the original Aakash tablet by releasing an upgraded version. The new Android 2.2 model is still made by Datawind but is roughly twice as fast, carrying a 700MHz ARM Cortex-A8 chip. Its much-maligned resistive, seven-inch touchscreen has been replaced with a...
Aakash 2 tablet brings much faster chip, capacitive touch
Motorola Atrix HD Review: Runs Like A Dream, But Doesn't Look Like One

3 Top Gripes About the New iPad

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Reviewers give Apple's newest tablet three strikes, but it's far from out, according to analysts and technicians....
3 Top Gripes About the New iPad

If You Have One of the Latest Smartphones, Here's What You are Probably Griping About

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The only thing people love more than their smartphone is complaining about their beloved device. The folks at FixYa have put together a report correlating several top smartphones with the most common complaints made about said smartphones. The report doesn’t list the types of things that happen to all kinds...
If You Have One of the Latest Smartphones, Here's What You are Probably Griping About
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