Another reason I love being an Android user

Every year on April 1st, Google HQ spends time, effort and money producing something a little different for the public. Remember Toilet internet Service Provider otherwise known as TiSP? That's right, Google developed a fully functioning website dedicated to obtaining free internet by sticking a cable down your toilet.  They even produced a very professional looking tutorial with instructions, diagrams and close-up imagery....

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Battery Madness – Prolonging the Life of your Smartphone/Tablet Batteries

The original iPhone was the first smartphone shipped with an embedded non-removable battery. Well, they were removable, just not (officially) by the end user. A trend was born; nowadays numerous smartphone's come with embedded batteries. The Nokia Lumia 900 and the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx are two high-end devices following this concept. Personally, I hate the thought of limited access to my smartphone's battery. It turns a device I...

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Sky Go Review

One week after the release of Sky Go and it's time for a real-world review. I've seen a lot of reviews popping up on various tech sites and blogs but none of them test Sky Go comprehensively. What is the point in reviewing the Sky Go app while sitting an office with a cup of coffee and a Wi-Fi connection? Perhaps the word 'Go' was misinterpreted by the ivory tower egg-heads above? Sky Go is about watching Sky... on the Go. See, it...

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Sky Go will NOT be compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich

In a statement released in 2011, a Sky Go representative suggested that ensuring compatibility across different Android OS versions was vital and one of the reasons why the Sky Go app has been heavily delayed. Sky proved how vital it was by releasing an announcement yesterday informing the already irritated Android faithful that Sky Go won't be compatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the flagship Android OS. I'm starting to wonder...

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The Top 5 Android Anti-features

Have you ever come across a feature that stops you operating your device in a manner you would prefer? You are required to ignore it or take extra steps to avoid it; perhaps it exists as a mechanism to enhance marketing or company reputation. This is called an 'Anti-feature'. Anti-features are features deliberately added to a design to reduce the functionality of a hardware or software system. [There is a short section at the bottom...

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