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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

September 24, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Yesterday I tried running Android apps on a Chromebook for the first time. By and large it was a pleasant experience. First, I had to upgrade the operating system, Chrome OS, to version 53.somethinglong. There was no need to change anything else, Android apps are now supported on the stable (normal) channel. Installing Firefox, shown […]

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PCWorld Show Episode 29: Samsung Note7 recall, Google to ditch Nexus for Pixel

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Samsung’s recall of the Note7 just keeps getting worse and Jon, Jason, and Gordon are here to help you make sense of it. On tap: Jason gives us the latest on just how bad the Note7 recall is and what may have gone wrong. Is Google about to announce new Pixel phones and drop its beloved Nexus line? […]

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Most Galaxy Note7 users stick with Samsung after recall

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Samsung Electronics may have some comfort after its debacle with faulty batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone. The South Korean company reported Thursday that about 500,000 devices, or half of the recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the U.S., have been exchanged through its program. Interestingly, “90 percent of Galaxy Note7 owners have been opting […]

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […]

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Dell wants to prove that you don’t need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets. Instead, the company wants to move VR content creation into the cloud with new computing products it plans to release. The goal is to add more mobility and security to VR content creation. Among […]

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Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Acer’s first Windows 10 Mobile phone, the Liquid Jade Primo, doesn’t just double down on Microsoft’s belief that your phone can replace your PC: It’s thrown down its cards, spit on the floor, and dared you to do better. Inside the box is the phone, a case, a display dock, a mouse and a keyboard. All […]

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New Relic aims to be your dashboard of the future

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

In Lew Cirne’s view, all companies are now software companies and understanding how your software is treating your customers is key to business success. Cirne is the founder and CEO of New Relic, a cloud-based provider of application management tools. In this CEO Interview Series conversation with IDG Chief Content Officer John Gallant, Cirne explained […]

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Majority of US users opt to stay with Galaxy Note7 after recall

September 23, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Samsung Electronics may have some comfort after its debacle with faulty batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone. The South Korean company reported Thursday that about 500,000 devices, or half of the recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the U.S., have been exchanged through its program. Interestingly, “90 percent of Galaxy Note7 owners have been opting […]

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Report: Android 7.1 and Pixel Launcher will support 3D Touch inspired shortcuts

September 22, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

The rumors have been pretty hot for a while that Google is going to make some notable changes to Android when it launches the Pixel phones on Oct. 4. We have some more evidence of what this will look like thanks to a deeper dive into several different Google APKs. The speculation is that much […]

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Google’s Allo is a solution in search of a problem

September 22, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

The best apps are the ones that address a genuine problem or void in our lives. Inbox made it easier to manage incoming email, especially from mobile; Chrome made it simple to keep browser tabs synced across multiple devices and platforms; and Photos made it feasible to store and manage oodles of images without worrying […]

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