Google To Close Its American Moto X Factory
I buy stuff from Hong Kong on ebay all the time - you can get items shipped from there for $0.00 - $0.99 shipping and handling - sure it takes 7-10 days to show up, but if they can ship that package 1/2 way around the world for $0.99, why does it cost $7.99 - $10.99 to get the same package shipped from 2-3 states away?
Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS
"premiere tablet platform"?
Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp
It will only be available in one color, that no one really wants, to begin with, and then ~6 months later, it will become available in the color you really do want, forcing you to buy a second roll of stamps...
That's what the USPS is counting on - selling twice as many stamps!
Swarm Mobile's Offer: Free Wi-Fi In Exchange For Some Privacy
You sign up for a free number from something like Google Voice and you can text only over WiFi with that...
CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store
And there are ample anti-malware/anti-virus apps available for Android in the Play Store. I'm on my 4th Android phone and have installed all kinds of software, legit and less so, and have yet to encounter any malware or viruses.
Know how many are available in the Apple iTunes store? Zero. If they allowed one to be listed, it would be admitting that their precious iPhones are vulnerable.
The US Now Faces the Same Dilemma Over Drones As It Did Over Nuclear Weapons
Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned
Swatch(tm) makes a video watch for that purpose... but they call it the Twatch(tm)...
Woz Says iPhone Features Are 'Behind'
If you root your phone and install an ad blocker (I use AdAway by Dominik Schürmann), then most of those "free apps w/ ads" become "free apps".
If it's an app I like, I'll usually pay the $1 (or more) to buy it - I've purchased over 50 apps through the Google Play Store - usually ones that were part of a $0.99 sale, but a few others that I use all the time, like Titanium Backup and CoPilot GPS because they were definitely worth more than the few dollars they cost.
64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space
Then root the damn thing and un-install all that crap!
My first Android phone was the HTC Desire from US Cellular - it was actually a pretty decent phone, but they partitioned the memory and only allowed you access to a small partition - the rest contained the OS plus all of the bloatware that USC wanted on the phone - Myspace? Seriously? In 2011 you're still putting Myspace in the system partition where it can't be uninstalled?
Long story short - rooted it, repartitioned the storage area and installed a "stock without all the bloat + Apps2SD" ROM and after that it truly was a good phone.
I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S III now - rooted it right away and uninstalled (after backing up) any crappy bloatware I didn't want.
Ask Slashdot: Best Free and Open Source Apps For Android?
Without knowing which app, we can't know for sure if it was pulled. The App Store filters (by default) apps based on whether they are compatible with your device(s) -- if you de-registered your old device and only have the new device registered,then incompatible apps will not be shown.
Tolkien Estate Sues Over Lord of the Rings Slot Machines
I was outraged by the fact that it was a penny (1 cent) slot machine, but the lowest possible dollar amount you could play was something like 200x, so even though it's a $0.01 machine, it ends up costing you $2.00 every time you push the Play button...
Admittedly, not a lot of money, but you don't sit at the $0.01 machines because you want the pay $2.00 per pull...
Ad Agency's Bizarre Steve Jobs Tribute Flash Mob Hits Seattle
I would have watched that!
Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets
I'm just waiting for Apple to claim that they invented the concept of a ~7" tablet and that all of the ones that have been on the market for years are actually copying their design...
Walmart Abandons Amazon's Kindle Lineup
Those of us who live in small towns in the Midwest where Walmart K-mart or Target are your only real options for modern day electronics, unless you feel up to a 75 minute drive to a "big city" that has an electronic appliance store. If I'm going to waste that much gas and time, I'll just have it shipped Next Day Air - or go to Wal-Mart and get it right now.
No Opt-Out For Ads On New Kindle Fires
You push the power button on the Kindle Fire and the screen turns off. You push it again and the screen comes on and you're looking at the lock screen with adds - swipe the screen and the lock screen and ads go away. They are not displayed on the screen when the device is off.
On the e-ink displays the ads are displayed when the Kindle is turned off, but it requires no power to maintain the screen in that state - every once in a while the device wakes up, updates the ad and goes back to sleep - it uses very tiny amounts of power and has almost on impact on expected battery life.
Humble Bundle For Android 2 Goes Live
I contacted support through the live chat on their website and got the usual "this is a known issue, we are working to correct it ASAP, until then please manually download the APK files" and I'm OK with that.
Humble Bundle For Android 2 Goes Live
I bough the bundle just to show support for a non-anime-themed RPG for Android - For some reason the anime-themed RPGs just don't sit well with me, I want my heroes to look like heroes, not 6 year old children with big eyes...
Get a Glimpse At the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix
I'm not trying to dispute your claims, or belittle you in any way, but... how many people buy a $35 computer and expect to be able to have 10 tabs open in Firefox?
When you get to the point that the USB mouse and keyboard you have to provide probably cost more than the computer itself, you can't be too particular about how many tabs you can have open on your HD widescreen display...
NTT DoCoMo Asks Google To Limit Android Data Use
How old is your Sig? I'm trying to figure out if it is new and and you're suggesting we replace the current crop of politicians with monkeys, or if in fact this is an old sig and explains our current predicament?
HP TouchPad Go: $99?
The problem isn't with drooling (or you personally in any way) - the problem is with every single tablet that shows up online gets 9,000 comments of the variety "WTF? $300+ for a tablet? HP sold theirs for only $99, do they think we're crazy?" or "Meh, it's not a $99 HP Touchpad, not interested"...
If you don't believe me, watch Woot and similar sites any time a tablet shows up...
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