Christine Torralba(339 posts)

Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.




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FTC: Kids Need to Have More Protection when Using Apps

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 17, 2012

Today, the FTC has required both Apple and Android to do more in protecting the apps their young consumers buy for their mobile devices. FTC has examined a number of mobile apps intended for children and sold through both the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace. Out of this number, FTC examined 8,000 iOS apps and 3,800 Android apps. The researchers put in charge of this were able to discover that in almost all of these apps, there was no way for parents to tell the type of information being collected by the app maker; as well as how the information obtained gets stored or shared.

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in a statement:

“The kids’ app ecosystem [...]

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Adobe Revel Importer Now on Android

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 17, 2012

Adobe Revel has just announced its availability in the Android Market. With this, users are now able to access their Android’s photo library anytime they need to.

If you are new to Adobe Revel, you will find that it is actually a photography solution which will give you access to your photo library using any Apple device and Android smartphone. Through Revel Importer, users get to import their photos directly to their own account. Unfortunately, this is still not available as a full version of Revel for Android. Instead, subscribers simply have a quick and easy way of importing their stored photos from their Android device into their account in Adobe [...]

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Fujitsu Roadmap Reveals Plans for this Year

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 17, 2012

When it comes to technology, Fujitsu is one of those who have established a household name for itself. So when we found the brand’s latest roadmap, we only felt the excitement to share the upcoming Android tablets Fujitsu has in store for all its fans.

Based on this image we acquired from Android Community, Fujitsu has plans for two Android tablets this year. The first is a ‘Mainstream Android media tablet’which will arrive in the market in June 2012. With news about the upcoming Android 5.0 Jellybean, we can only hope that this budget tablet is powered by Android 4.0.

Another tablet Fujitsu has in store is a ‘detachable performance slate’ which, according to [...]

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Sorry Folks, Asus Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich Update Happening on March Instead

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 17, 2012

If you’re the owner of an Asus Transformer tablet and waiting for the Ice Cream Sandwich update, you may just have to wait a little longer.

Despite our recent report that the ICS update will be rolling out in mid-February, the much awaited updated is now slated for March.

This unfortunate bit of news was shared by Asus on its Singapore Facebook Page. At first, the company thanked their fans for their patience and understanding; especially since what would follow would be a series of angry and disappointed comments by the Transformer users.

We know it’s disappointing, especially having to wait for the update for so long already, but we do have to [...]

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HP CEO: Android will be Closed-Source in the Future

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 16, 2012

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman believes that webOS can play an important role in the future as an open-source mobile operating system. Once Google successfully purchases Motorola Mobility, Whitman believes Android could become closed-source. Even though the complete impact of webOS will take up to 4 years, Whitman promised that HP will remain patient.

The CEO gave a speech at the HP Global Partner Conference held in Las Vegas last Wednesday and gave some very decent points.

 “Apple is great, it’s on fire, but iOS is a closed system. Google could end up that way with the purchase of Motorola; Android could end up being a closed system.”

“We love [...]

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Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet Does Exist

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 16, 2012

Less than 10 days before the Mobile World Congress, Samsung accidentally leaked an invitation containing information about a rumored smartphone-tablet hybrid. With its invitation to developers, Samsung has accidentally confirmed the existence of an upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

However, that’s all the information we have obtained from our source. We still do not have any information on the technical specs of the unit. But this invitation (for a press conference), serves as speculation that the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be making an appearance at the MWC on February 26. In addition to the Galaxy Note, Samsung will also be presenting new technologies such as the S [...]

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Acer Iconia Tab A510 Details Revealed, Coming in March

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 16, 2012

We now have a few more details on the latest Acer tablet which the company recently teased us with back in CES 2012, the Iconia Tab A510. So now we have more than just the specs, we also have the target release date and price.

The details we got about the tablet include it being operated on 1.3GHz quad-core by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip. The tablet also has a 10-inch 1280x800p display. But even though these make up for a different breed of Acer tablets, the highest point of the device is the 9800 mAh battery; which can produce 18 hours of battery life on just a single charge.

Other specs found in the Iconia Tab A510 include 5mp front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 32GB [...]

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HTC Rebrands Devices as One S and X, Launching at MWC

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 16, 2012

With the Mobile World Congress a mere 10 days away, we’re getting excited to look at the new stuff we’ll be seeing at Barcelona!

One of the things we’re looking forward to is HTC and the devices which will be part of its new series called ‘One’ which was earlier reported by SlashGear. According to them, the HTC Ville will be launched under a different name; which will be the HTC One S. Another report made by PocketNow talks about how the smartphone manufacturer has rebranded the high-end, quad-core HTC Endeavor into the HTC One X.

There’s nothing to worry about though—these two devices are still the same even though their names have been changed. They still have [...]

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Samsung Isn’t Worried by Apple iTV, Still Offers the Best Picture Quality

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 16, 2012

In an interview with Pocket-Link, Chris Moseley Samsung’s AV Product Manager is not a bit worried about the rumored Apple iTV.

 “We’ve not seen what they’ve done but what we can say is that they don’t have 10,000 people in R&D in the vision category.

“They don’t have the best scaling engine in the world and they don’t have world renowned picture quality that has been awarded more than anyone else.

“TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How smart they are… great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and [...]

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Google Spending $120 Million on Secret Test Labs + Googleplex Expansion

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 15, 2012

Google is currently maxing out its credit cards by paying over $120 million for construction projects in its headquarters, Mountain View. At this time, Google is being secretive while they are working on a series of new or even previously secret hardware testing labs. But we know they are trying to expand consumer interest, enough to rival its top competitors such as Apple and Microsoft.

Among the projects that Google is working on in these locations is the mysterious product which is believed to have wireless streaming of music or data to other devices. This product has been given a brand name of ‘@home.’ In addition to this, Google is also modifying a lab for its [...]

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