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I don't use the Facebook mobile app for many of the reasons enumerated in this article. I also don't trust their freewheeling attitude towards user privacy.

If you're an Android user, open Facebook's mobile site in the Chrome browser, click on the menu, and add the site to your desktop. You'll get a nice little icon on your home screen, just like you would for an app, and it won't eat your battery or kill performance.
Even if you're someone who's addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG'...
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Just a quick update on my rescued Sony VAIO (see part 1 here and part 2 here) that I bought awhile back for just £2. I had been switching desktops quite a bit, trying them out, and that meant a lot of cruft and debris in the ...
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If you still want to get your hands on the older, but still solid, Nexus 5 smartphone from Google, you now have yet another chance. The Google Play Store has re-listed the phone once again at its $349 starting price, but only in the black color. Google is selling the 16GB version for $349.99, while the 32GB version will set you back $399.99. We honestly didn't expect the phone to...
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Summary:Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.
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MatchStick Hands-On: A Cheap Open Source Chromecast?

Chromecast has largely caught on as a way to easily use services like Netflix on your TV. MatchStick is an open source HDMI stick for everyone who wants to use their TV for more than just watching movies.

There's no problem with Chromecast per se it's just that Chromecast is a closed ecosystem that doesn't lend itself very well to experimentation. MatchStick runs Flint, an OS built on Mozilla's Fire OS. The platform is completely open so that developers can write their own applications for the hardware.

Importantly, because the hardware is open source its not bound by many of the constraints of Chromecast. For starters, that doesn't mean you need to be a partner with MatchStick Inc in order to use it. But other constraints also disappear,. For example, the phone you're using to talk to the MatchStick no longer needs to be connected to the same wireless network as the MatchStick. Want to use the MatchStick to power a link for photo editing for as a brudge so you can tether your Wi-Fi camera?
CES 2015: The platform is completely open so that developers can write their own applications for the hardware.
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Two years and ten months in development, this weekend saw the release of Xfce 4.12.
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If you're an owner of an ARM-based Chromebook you'll be pleased to hear you can finally upload music to Google Play from your Chromebook.
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Microsoft was left alone as the last manufacturer of Windows RT-based tablets, and now the software giant is no longer producing any RT devices. A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge...
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Google designed Android to be a simple experience, but if you were new to the platform, you probably wouldn’t know that.
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Olympus has announced its first generation wireless lens camera for smartphones - the Olympus Air A01.
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