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In Depth: 12 Android battery life tips and tricks

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Battery life is one of the biggest issues in the Android world today. Take your SIM card out, turn off Wi-Fi and never touch it and it’ll sit there happily, lasting for a whole week on one charge. But try to use it for anything "smart" and, well, that’s where the problems start. It’s a [...]

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Samsung tops phone sales in third quarter

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to technology research firm Gartner, Samsung outsold Apple and Nokia to claim the highest mobile phone sales numbers for the third quarter of 2012. The report says that in addition to selling 98 million phones in Q3 (gaining a 22.9 percent market share), Samsung also has the top-selling smartphone of the quarter, the Galaxy [...]

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NIntendo Wii U goes on sale in United States

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The long-awaited Nintendo Wii U console is now on sale in the United States, following a midnight launch on Sunday. Crowds of eager gamers descended upon on the Nintendo World store in New York City, where Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie excitedly counted down to the launch. The midnight launch at some stores angered [...]

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Google steals Christmas, leaves December out of Android 4.2 OS app

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s probably quite a few Android users who wouldn’t mind skipping December completely. It’s cold, it’s expensive and requires folks to deal with less desirable elements of their families. Perhaps that thought was dwelling in Google’s subconscious when it accidentally left the final month of the year out of the People app within the new [...]

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Tutorial: How to save time when editing in iMovie

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Editing is often the trickiest part of building a home movie – which is rather inconvenient, since this is the one task that takes up the most time when working with video. As a result, the way you interact with your footage is crucial: if it’s too tricky, you’ll most likely give up in frustration [...]

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More third-party Twitter apps fall to 100,000 user ceiling

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A pair of popular third-party Twitter apps, including the only one designed for the new Windows 8 UI, are the latest to fall victim to the company’s increasingly tight API restrictions. Tweetro for Windows 8 has been denied permission to exceed the recently-introduced 100,000 token (user) limit, Twitter places on apps developed by outside companies. [...]

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Review: In Progress: Nintendo Wii U

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overview We are unable to provide a full, scored review of the Wii U console as of this moment due to the inability to test out the online and TV control features of the platform in time for posting. Those features will be patched into the system by the time you read this (and the [...]

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Netflix CEO says Amazon losing a fortune on video streaming challenge

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has declared Amazon Instant Video his company’s best-ever competitor, but says the challenge is costing Amazon a fortune. According to a report from AllThingsD, Hastings estimates that Amazon is losing between $500 million (UK£314, AUD$483) and $1 billion (UK£630, AUD$0.96) a year through content costs. Amazon has been splashing the cash [...]

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Tutorial: How to set up a webcam security system

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The price of computer hardware might be crashing through the floor, but that doesn’t make it any less attractive to your neighbourhood criminal. No matter what the specs, a shiny looking laptop sat in the front room is still going to look attractive to a would-be thief peeking through the curtains when you’re out. You’ll [...]

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Apple, Google ‘interested’ in arbitration over patent disputes

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The idea of Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility coming together to resolve their never-ending patent disputes seems more likely today now that both companies are expressing interest. "Apple is also interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely," Apple said in a filing picked up by Bloomberg. "Arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve [...]

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