An Android smartphone is a powerful computing device. However, there are some things that a smartphone can’t do or can’t handle. That’s why we have desktops, after all. However, we... just can’t lug a desktop around. It’s also a bit of a hassle when a home computer is processing something and the user has to do a regular check-up on it – which maybe impossible if...

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The greatest bane of any businessperson on the go is their portable device suddenly running out of juice in the middle of nowhere. This dependence on electricity may not seem a big deal in our mostly electrified world.

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Getting a smartphone waterlogged is the quickest way to get it thrown into the trashcan – which is par for the course for most electronics. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to avoid the dreaded element when your device is supposed to go with you everywhere. Don’t worry though, Samsung and Apple are on the case.

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One of the Android operating system’s main draws is its enormous library of applications. This can range from simple calculators to high-performing games. The only problem with this is that Google is dead-set on making sure users only get to use them in particular countries – making some apps available only to specific locations.

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Fusion Garage’s latest release, the Grid 10 is an Android tablet is a rather unique Android tablet. This is mostly because it technically isn’t an Android tablet. Using a new operating... system called Grid OS, which is based on the Android kernel, its main feature is that its basic operations are still Android-based, but with a different graphical user interface. This lets it run An...

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Honeycomb tablets are becoming a more popular option nowadays. This is because of the fact that the new Android version is optimized for use on tablets. However, it isn’t exactly perfect. One... of its failures is that it doesn’t have a true fullscreen option. Whenever you’re watching YouTube videos, looking at images in the gallery, or even playing games, the navigation bar is...

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Streaming media is a great way to use your tablet. Since it’s a portable device, a tablet can be carried around the home with ease, while leaving all of those media files in your main computer.

One... of the several apps to let you do this is the new PowerDVD Mobile software. Designed for Honeycomb tablets, this app finds your video, music and photos on your PC and helps stream it over your local network. Th...

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Here’s some more good news for Android fans. Ovum, a telecoms analyst group, projects that over 18 billion applications will be downloaded this year. Of these 18 billion,... only 6 billion will be for the Apple OS. A sizable number, but the remaining 12 billion is being shared between its rivals. The lion’s share of this bounty is being gobbled up by the other dominant OS...

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Samsung’s been busy this week. Everyone knew about the release of the long-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone for the US market. The big surprise of this week was something else: an Android smartphone/tablet... with a stylus called the Galaxy Note.

Looking at it, the device’s big attraction for consumers is the large 5.3-inch HD display. Using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology and having a 1280 x 800...