Kobo’s latest Android tablet is a marked step up from previous efforts, but does it make for a compelling purchase in an increasingly crowded space?
The small tablet space is becoming increasingly populated of late. The Google Nexus 7 undoubtedly sets the bar pretty high, but recent months have seen respectable releases from Amazon, Acer and on the other side of the fence, Apple. Now, along comes Kobo. A Canadian company better known for e-Readers and their eBook store, they have dipped their toe in the Android tablet space before.
The Kobo Vox wasn’t the greatest tablet on the market by any stretch of the imagination. Quite chunky, a less than impressive touch response and Gingerbread sadly overshadowed a cheap, and — unlikeAmazon’s Kindle Fire – fully Google Certified tablet. Fast forward though, and things are quite different. Read more »
And any number of hurdles still stand in Canonical’s way, no matter how cool things look now
Canonical has been buzzing in our ears about Ubuntu as a mobile device operating system for a while now. We’ve seen them tout integrating a solution into Android for a year, and before that they had plans for their own mobile version of Ubuntu that more than a few Linux geeks were following. Today they came full circle and showed off a native OS on an Android phone, getting some of us pumped for the “next big thing.” Read more »
Polaroid is launching a durable, kid-friendly 7-inch tablet today at a pretty great price point. The tablet, which doesn’t seem to have a proper name, is designed to be rugged enough to be handled and controlled by a young child as you can see with the large buttons and bezels. The device is actually running Ice Cream Sandwich — though you’d never know it — and is pre-loaded with 35 “premium apps” out of the box, with more available in a kid-friendly App Shop. It’s probably best not to give a little kid Google Play access right from the get-go anyway.
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The latest numbers are in, and things are continuing to move in the right direction: The “Jelly Bean” version of Android — that’s Android 4.1 and 4.2 — is now on 10.2 percent of all active devices, as of the two weeks ending Jan. 3. For the two weeks ending Dec. 3, 2012, Jelly Bean was on 6.7 percent of all active devices. Ice Cream Sandwich numbers were up slightly as well, from 27.5 percent to 29.1 percent. Devices on Android 2.3 Gingerbread are trending down, from 50.8 percent last month to 47.6 percent today. Read more »
4Media HD Video Converter v7.7.0 Build-20121224 | 34.98 MB
Take full advantage and watch High-Definition (HD) videos with your PS3, Xbox, and Apple TV! 4Media introduces its HD Video Converter which can satisfy all your video conversion needs. Convert any general and HD videos to HD AVI, H.264/AVC, HD MPEG4 TS, HD MPEG2 TS, HD WMV, and HD Quick Time. HD Video Converter also allows conversions to other general videos and audios such as M2TS video, WMV HD, and MKV HD converter.
4Media HD Video Converter has introduced NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream technology, making video conversions 5x faster. Read more »
AnyToISO Professional v3.4.2 Build 451 | 6.5 Mb
AnyToISO is a simple application which allows users to convert their files into ISO images. The ultimate ISO Creator for Windows: can create ISO from almost everything including all CD/DVD images formats popular in Internet (NRG, MDF, UIF, DMG, ISZ, BIN, DAA, PDI, CDI, IMG, etc), CD/DVD/Blue-ray disks or simply from a local folder. Read more »
JoomVision Joomla Webite Templates Bundle
65 Templates | CMS Joomla 1.5 | PHP – HTML – PSD | 1 Gb
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ThemeForest Photo & Business Portfolio WordPress Themes – REUPLOAD
11 WP Themes | Retail | PHP | HTML | Fonts | PSD | 330 Mb
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Digital Tutors Designing Otherworldly Creatures In Photoshop Cs6 (2012) | 2.32 GB
In this tutorial, members will learn a creative method that can be used to help design new creatures. We’ll begin this process by discussing some elements to consider when first developing a concept for an other worldly alien creature. We start by describing the environment that our creature will exist in and we’ll reference a couple of known animals that already exist in a similar environment. We’ll examine the proportions of these animals to establish a unique base proportion for our creature.
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