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Posted 13 Feb 2011 — by wjemison
I know this post will be incredibly late in Android years, but after patiently awaiting the update to Android 2.2…AKA…FROYO, I must say that the update was worth the many hours spent contacting Samsung (I have a Vibrant) and laughing at conspiracy theory after another regarding Samsung’s or T-Mobile’s plan to screw everyone in buying a newer model.
From my last few weeks playing with it, the FROYO build is quite a bit faster than 2.1 and makes the media and internet browsing experience on my Vibrant more lively and pleasurable (thanks in large part to the Flash addition). The response time on the touch screen is better and I also find myself making fewer errors when I type. It is also important to note for T-Mobile readers, the Wifi calling addition and simple to use tethering features are well worth the time to master, especially if you are a regular traveler, like me.
With all those pluses, there are a few drawbacks:
1. There will be many application updates to tackle once you update
2. Your friends stuck with 2.1 or older (or the iPhone) will be envious and ultimately despise you
3. Depending on your service provider, you may not get Gingerbread until 2012.
Posted 28 Jul 2010 — by Ellie
Bullguard Internet Security 9.0 is the latest version of Bullguard’s well known internet security software. While I frequently write about free software options, Bullguard is one of the few paid apps I can definitely suggest. The price is about $60/year and the subscription is worth every penny. The latest version has a great new look with a new interface that’s simple, clean and easy to use. The main screen presents you with a number of icons – each of which allows you to perform a different security task with a simple click of your mouse.
The icons on the main screen are:
Android user looking for a way to keep up with the latest in World Cup scores and facts? Look no further than Pocket WCup. This (paid) app is chock full of features that are sure to keep even the most discriminating soccer fan in the know on the go. There is a limited time free version, but to unlock all of the features, download the PRO version.
– Access to latest news, background and results 24/7.
– Game Calendars.
– Player rankings and team line ups in real time.
– Live Stats (game, goals, cards).
– Video clips of matches.
– Quiz to share with family and friends.
– Fast facts on players, teams and refs.
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Posted 25 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl
We’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!
Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
Posted 05 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Most related posts plugins for WordPress work about the same. They generate a list of possibly related posts based on keywords and categories and display them simply at the end of a blog post.
Everyone loves graphics nowadays, so why not combine photos and your related posts into clickable related posts that will grab a reader’s attention and keep them clicking for more? LinkWithin does just that by generating 3 clickable related posts thumbnails based on relevancy, popularity, and date of publication. The WordPress widget requires no code modification of your theme files. The images and links display underneath your post on single post pages. LinkWithin also works with TypePad and Blogger. You can also get the widget code yourself and set it up on other blogging platforms, if necessary.
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Yeah, I’m a geek girl and all, but I’d like YOUR input on purchasing a new laptop!
My biggest requirements are:
- Small size (no bigger than 14 inches wide)
- Good screen resolution/widescreen
- Under $1000
Is this too much to ask? HarriMac found a couple of laptops that sound great, but they all have Windows Vista. Is Vista a good idea? I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I want to get some feedback from YOU, my readers, on what to look for in a new laptop and where to get a new laptop!