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  • 3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

    It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

    Written by John Brandon24 March 14 12:56
  • Overclock your smartphone, if you dare

    WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick."

    Written by Keir Thomas05 Jan. 11 12:56
  • Root Google Android the easy way

    Google's Android operating system is riding a wave of popularity that has rapidly eclipsed Apple's iOS, and by the end of 2010 it's expected to overtake RIM's BlackBerry as the world's leading smartphone platform. However, despite the relative openness and flexibility of the OS, your Android phone still isn't as powerful and customizable as it could be. To unlock all of your phone's potential, you'll need to root it.

    Written by Robert Strohmeyer15 Sept. 10 23:15
  • 6 ways to type faster in Android

    Smartphones are meant to make our lives easier--or at least more connected to people we want to communicate with--so why does typing on them sometimes seem on a par with performing root canal surgery?

    Written by JR Raphael17 Aug. 10 00:27
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  • Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

    Android apps will run unaltered, but developers may also choose to optimize their wares to, for example, offer multiple window sizes.

    Written by Gregg Keizer25 May 16 01:02
  • Android 6.0 M Marshmallow -- will it finally kill off Apple iOS?

    Google has confirmed the name of Android M -- Marshmallow. The new version will first make it to the expected new Nexus devices due for release later this year. Soon after, it'll be available for OTA upgrades for older pure-Android shinies. But after that, who knows?

    Written by Richi Jennings17 Aug. 15 23:51
  • Did Android get a case of Stagefright?

    At the Black Hat security conference this morning, Adrian Ludwig, Google's lead engineer for Android security, assuaged fears about the recent Android Stagefright vulnerability reported to affect nearly a billion Android devices.

    Written by Steven Max Patterson06 Aug. 15 03:09
  • Experts bust Android security myths

    Thanks to its inherent "openness," the open source Android OS is vulnerable to a variety of security risks, but how often do people you know actually fall victim to Android malware or other attacks?

    Written by James A. Martin20 May 15 23:36

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