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HTC OneX

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The One X comes equipped with the Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz processor backed up by 1GB of RAM, this is quite a statement by HTC as this phone is 'best in class' in almost every department.
The specifications for the One X read: 
Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC SenseQuad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor1GB of RAM4.7" 720p Super LCD28MP f2.0 camera with its own image processor1.3MP front-facing camera (capable of HD video chat)32GB internal storage25GB of free Dropbox storageNFC capabilities1800mAh battery4G compatible
The phone is one of the slimmest the world has seen measuring at 7.9mm, compared to the iPhone 4s's 9.3mm, and comes in a machined polycarbonate shell which makes it light but strong.



Tips for Switching to Google Chrome

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Teaching Your Teen to Drive

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What’s the most exciting time of a teen’s life is often the most terrifying for you, the parent. It’s especially troublesome when your kid has been used to riding in a horsepower-laden speed machine. Maybe you’re thinking back to those times when you revved the engine with Junior in the backseat and wishing you’d opted for a mini-van.
Well, it’s too late for that now. Your teen is at the age when it’s time to put him or her behind the wheel (with hands at 10 and 2, of course). It’s scary and frustrating but there are some key tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible for both of you. Hopefully you won’t need to hire a contractor to build you a new garage!
Bring in the Pros
Depending on the state you’re in and the school your child’s attending, driver’s ed might be required. If it’s not, it’s wise to invest in some professional driving courses. There are a number of private companies that offer these services. If your teen is fully in the surly stage, it might be better to le…

Top App Picks for Kids Going Back to School

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Getting back into the routine of sitting in classroom desks all day and completing homework every night can take a bit of time and effort for students who have thoroughly indulged in the freedoms of summer break. Re-establishing a healthy routine, however, is essential for academic success in the coming school year.
If you, or your child, is struggling to get back into the swing of things, or if you want to avoid a struggle altogether, check out a few of these awesome back-to-school apps that will make the transition a little easier:
Stanza. Do you have a novel to read, but forgot to bring home your assigned book once again? The Stanza app has you covered. With this app, you’ll have access to tens of thousands of classic titles right on your iPhone — for free! From Hemingway to Dumas, you can catch up on your required reading wherever you are, whether you have your books with you or not.
Now, there’s no excuse for not being prepared for tomorrow’s literature discussion or qui…

Andriod User? Want to Experience the Latest Update? Things are Looking up for You!

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Android is a wonderfully powerful operating system that gives people an alternative to iOS systems. It offers an impressive selection of apps that can help you find anything from forklifts Baltimore or forklift certification MD training to the best local pet groomer.
The largest problem with owning an Android device has always been the inability to upgrade easily when new updates are released. That’s because the manufacturers who make Android devices typically do it by customizing the operating system. There simply isn’t an option to upgrade without wreaking havoc on your device.
Until recently, the best and safest way to get an Android update was just to purchase a new device with the new version already installed or to buy a Nexus phone from the start. Fortunately, the team at Android has realized what a problem this is for users and has come up with a solution.
Compatibility at Last?
The Android Open Source Project has been exploring ways to make it possible for a wider variety of mobi…

Boredom-Busting Apps for Slow Office Days

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No matter how much you may love your Amish made furniture, there are some days you want nothing more than to get away from that beautiful desk and do something exciting.
For the days you have to be at the office but you think the boredom may be your doom, turn to your smartphone. No, not for social networking or checking your personal finances, or even for listening to music. Really, how long is that going to keep you occupied?
Try downloading a few of these awesome apps to pass the time away:
Scrabble FreeWho doesn’t love word games? And Scrabble is one of the most classic word games out there. The mobile nature of apps allows you to play solo against your phone or engage your friends, wherever they are. Since it syncs with Facebook, your friends don’t even need an iPhone to match their word wits against yours! Paper TossPlaying basketball with your trashcan is a time-honored tradition for fighting boredom, but it can make such a mess if your aim is off. Get the fun of the activity wit…

Latest Version of Windows 8 Designed for Security

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How many times have you ever been at the local coffee shop, or even a Washington DC conference center, and stressed over the security of the Wi-Fi connection? While there may not be much you can do about improving security for public internet access points, you can protect your wireless devices from being breached.

We all know about popular anti-virus software, but not everyone purchases it or maintains a subscription. And while this may be a fool-hardy approach to online access, it does not negate the fact that thousands of internet users are victims of malicious programs every month.
There has to be a better solution to online protection than having to purchase and install additional software. Indeed, Microsoft has found one.
Introducing the New Windows 8
Every few years, we expect the newest, latest version of Windows to roll out, anxious to see what changes and improvements have been made. This latest upgrade to Windows 8 should have virtually everyone excited. Well, everyone, that …

Your Portfolio: Dull or Dynamite?

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No matter what your business — whether it’s providing Christian forums or graphic designs — more clients and employers are looking at your portfolio. Maybe that golden goose of an idea really took off and now you’re considering building forums or designing logos for more clients.
More important than any resume or cover letter is your portfolio. Showcasing your best work in an electronic, easy to navigate, and diverse portfolio is what helps build your career and your reputation. How can you know that you’re putting your best foot forward?
Do’s of Killer Portfolios...
Do consider the target audience of the portfolio. What kind of clients do you want and what kind of people does your particular style attract? Does a blog or web site work better? Build your portfolio based on who’s going to be looking at it. Keep things simple. Your samples will speak clearly without the need for additional bells and whistles. The point of a portfolio is to showcase your talent as easily as possible.
Do ta…

Moderating Made Simple: Top Tips for Moderating your Online Forum

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Online forums are a great way to build a community. You might want to set one up to make a home on the web for your hobby or compatriots, a place where you can all get together to share advice and information that is relevant to you. Alternatively, you might see a forum as an extension of your online business, serving as a great way to draw in traffic and increase your market and advertising revenues.
Regardless of the purpose of your forum, one thing you are going to have to deal with is moderation of the content that is posted. Use these tips to make moderating your forum as pain-free as possible.
Have Clear Rules and Apply them Fairly
If your users don't know what kind of behavior you expect, then it's hard to blame them when things get out of hand. We all seem to have some innate sense of fairness, and nothing will turn people away from your forum more quickly than a sense you are playing favorites or otherwise unevenly applying the rules.
Make sure your rules are clearly di…

Joy for Joystick Lovers!

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With the advent of game systems like the Kinect, it seems as though the old-fashioned joystick that gamers grew up loving has gone extinct. However, the controllers are still preferred by gamers who enjoy the control that only a joystick can give them. Gaming systems like the Wii and Playstation still have managed to keep the joystick intact for users, but it has changed quite a bit.
Now Wii is coming out with a new game system, called the Wii U. They are doing something totally different that they hope will please motion sensor loving techies as well as old-school gaming lovers.
Wii U Reinvents the Joystick Whether you’re at home on the couch or at your Baltimore conference center, it’s always a good time to play a video game! Wii will be releasing its new game system to waiting fans later on this year. So what’s the controller going to be like?
It’s a far cry from the first controller most of us saw, when we bought Atari consoles in the 80s, but it’s pretty amazing. It’s a combination …

Which is Better: Facebook or Google+?

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If you spend any time online, you’ve probably heard the talk about the battle of the two heavy weight sites Google and Facebook. Google and Facebook are the top two most visited sites on the Internet.
Lately, it seems Google has been losing their edge to Facebook. As a result, to add a social flavor to search, and also in an effort to better integrate their other services, Google introduced Google+.
So, if you’re running a business and trying to increase your sales or generate more leads, which one should you use? Is Facebook a better way to market your business, or should you double down on Google+? Let’s take a look at these two options to help you decide.
Facebook Marketing With Facebook you know there are lots of users. Facebook gives you the ability to build a business page. On this page, you can share photos, videos and links to articles and posts on your website. On your Facebook business page, you can generate “likes” and comments, which spreads your company to a wider audience.