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Not many people know–or even mind–the fact that many of the websites they visit actually track their browsing behavior. The primary purpose for such tracking is to deliver behavioral advertising... and/or to deliver customized content. For instance, based on your IP address, a website can determine your geographic location and display, say, the current time, day, and weather in your specific area. Esse...

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Good news for Android users hoping to maximize their time. One of the biggest modern-day time consumers is that of waiting in line at a bank to cash a check. I mean, it’s a piece of paper and... you don’t even get the cash immediately! Well, Paypal’s got the solution for that.

PayPal recently released an update to its Android mobile app that add this pretty nifty f...

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Without a doubt, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are the most dominant operating systems in the world of smartphones today. These operating systems are often used as major benchmarks in... ongoing heated debates over which smartphone is better than the other. Without batting an eyelash, almost everybody agrees that both platforms are solid, well-designed, functional, and feature-loaded...

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If you are sick and tired of what your device manufacturer spoonfeeds you through your phone, or you simply want to reach beyond the default and basic functionalities of your Android phone, then perhaps... it’s time for you to take full control over your Android device. The process is called rooting, which is just a geeky term for gaining root or administrative access to your phone.

By rooting...

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Everybody loves music. Who doesn’t? Music is already a part of many people’s everyday lives. But, how many music lovers can play their favorite songs via their smartphones? What about... sharing those fave tunes to those who call you on your smartphone? With Sprint Music Plus, that’s something easy to do.

Sprint Music Plus is the latest music app for directly ac...

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Honeycomb tablets continue to be a hot item in everyone’s to-buy lists. The best way to take advantage of the better tech is to install apps optimized for Android 3.0 and above. We’ve covered... a bunch of these apps before but we feel that the growing ecosystem of Honeycomb apps needs a second look. Here are a few more apps you can install into your device to realize its full potential.

1. G...
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Motorola announced this week on its Motorola Owners’ Forum an invitation to participate in testing the updated software for Motorola CLIQ 2. Two hundred (200) slots are available for Motorola... customers willing to be guinea pigs before the CLIQ 2’s updated software is released publicly.

The software testing is part of a private trial under the Motorola Feedback Network. User...

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Amazon seems to be making some headway in the app store department. The internet giant has just concluded a deal with Popcap for exclusive distribution of their first two Android games. Amazon’s Appstore... for Android is a great alternative to the basic Android Market and with this, Amazon is showing everyone that it knows what it’s doing.

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CNN and Nokia released this week a software app to make news more easily accessible to Nokia E7 smartphone users around the world. The CNN App for Nokia is currently available as a free download from... Ovi Store. Apps for more Nokia models (e.g., Nokia C7, Nokia N8, and Nokia C6-01) are already in the works and will be released in the coming weeks.

Although the Nokia E7 does not run on Android...

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Google recently debuted Music Beta and has an official Android player app for using the service on Android devices. It does not run on iOS devices.

Amazon launched its Cloud Drive music service... in mid-April this year, and currently has two music-playing and music-shopping Android apps to go with it: Amazon Cloud Player for Android and Amazon MP3 App for Android. Neither Amazon’s MP3 Stor...