ANDROID & BUILD YOUR OWN!

Kindle Fire 1st generationModifying tablets can be anything but straight-forward: Here's what's involved in installing new software onto a tablet. You're in for a surprise!


 

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If you use a smart phone or tablet, you really should build your own personal cloud services at home.


 

Your Android smartphone or tablet lost or stolen? Google offers an app to locate it, lock it and erase it remotely if necessary! And it's FREE!


BUILDING YOUR OWN CLOUD

CloudsThe cloud: all the rage now. It has some amazing benefits to you...BUT at a cost and with some risk. Here's everything you need to know to understand the pros and cons of the famous cloud, how to best make it work for you safely and securely, and how to integrate it with your digital life.


UNDERSTANDING THE CLOUD: Start here for some basics.


A CloudPOSSIBILITIES for harnessing it, pros and cons.


What we think is the BEST SOLUTION for integrating the cloud safely and productively within your own digital life.


CHROMEBOOKS: USING, HACKING & CLOUDS

Chromebooks...are cool! They are laptops running something called the ChromebookChrome OS, only have a browser, and do all their work on the web so they need to be connected. They are perfect hardware for cloud computing. You need to experience this combo!


INTRO TO CHROMEBOOKS Not the bumper of your car but a whole different way of computing. Learn what they are and how they evolved.


MainframeCAN THIS THING WORK LIKE A REAL COMPUTER? Oh yes, you can hack a different OS onto your Chromebook!


CHROME AND THE CLOUD A match made in heaven.


GOVERNMENTAL SURVEILLANCE

Government SpyingThe enormous extent of NSA's global data spying begins to unravel in June of 2013 - what's the extent of it, what's the implication for a free society and what if anything can you do about it? We'll examine those issues and more here.


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A noted tech journalist and longtime admirer of all things Apple and iPhones in particular tells why he switched to an Android phone in a  revealing article!


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VOTE! WHAT TECH DO YOU OWN???

Get out the vote!We all aquire technology over time...what devices do you own & use? Please vote on your stuff to give us an unofficial look at what people have.

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WHY GOOGLE WON'T LET YOU BLOCK ADS ON ITS DEVICES ANYMORE

Around March 14, Google pulled from Google play any apps that let you block ads on your phone or tablet. This seriously suck for those that routinely block ads and find their device to be much better for it.

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IPAD MINI - HOW DOES IT STACK UP WITH ANDROID TABLETS?

Well the Ipad Mini was released a few weeks ago, reviewers have had time to play with them and various web sites have been able to disassemble and analyze them. How do they stack up, both against Apple's standard-sized Ipads as well as their 7" Android competitors?

Being Apple, of course they could not make a  straight 7" tablet...the Mini is 7.9 inches. I wonder if that relates to the often-quoted Steve Jobs comments about 7" tablets? here's the most famous rant, fairly lengthy but illuminating:

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The Surface Tablet Goes WAY deeper

On June 18, 2012, Microsoft announced two new Windows 8 tablets, formally throwing Microsoft's hat in the ring of tablet rivals to the Ipad. they have their work cut out for them. This year the research firm IDC expects Apple to ship two-thirds of the the expected 107.4 million tablet computers that will be sold. Android-based tablets comprise only 36.5% of the tablet market share.

 

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Android Will Peak This Year?

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RIP WebOS - We Hardly Knew Ye!

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ANDROID...AND TABLETS!

The Android Googlebot?Android, the operating system developed by Google, runs the show. And tablets are new, Android tablets newer still. What can you expect with Android on a tablet, what about tablet size? What's the best version of Android for your tablet? How can you optimize the tablet and all your Apps? We'll show you here.