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November 8, 2013 by

Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook

Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.

January 27, 2012 by

RIM cuts PlayBook tablet price to £169

Research in Motion has cut the price of its QNX-powered BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the second time since launch.The 16GB Wi-Fi only variant of the device is now available for £169 from Carphone Warehouse, PC World and other Dixons Store Group (DSG) outlets, such as Currys.

November 9, 2011 by

Optus protects against usurping apps

As smartphone apps such as iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger usurp the traditional role of SMS, Optus has said that by developing its own apps, the company would seek to protect itself from further encroaching on its territory.

November 9, 2011 by

Google kills BlackBerry Gmail app

Google is to stop supporting the native Gmail app for BlackBerry smartphones later this month.The company said in an "end-of life announcement" that the app will be effectively killed off on 22 November, as Google has "focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser" instead.

October 12, 2011 by

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Apple iPhone 4S: New platforms for gamification?

There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.


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