Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – February 26, 2012

The 75 Best Android Apps – A lot of garbage lands in the Android Market, thanks to a relatively low barrier to entry. We’ve done some of the dirty work for you and selected 75 quality Android apps.

3G vs. 4G: What’s the Difference? – For average consumers, ’3G’ and ’4G’ are two of the most mysterious terms in the mobile technology dictionary, but they’re used relentlessly to sell phones and tablets. If you’re shopping for a new phone, the answer isn’t clear-cut, and you shouldn’t always go for the higher number. Our primer will help explain which technology to pick.

Free Game Rentals at Redbox Next Week – Redbox Coinstar’s kiosks are set to hold “game night” next week, with a free one-night game rental. To take advantage of the offer, customers need to visit the Redbox site between Feb. 26 and Mar. 1 and reserve a game online.

Size Matters: A Guide to Tablets, Great and Small – From the teensy Galaxy Note to the Motorola Xoom, tablet computers come in all sizes.

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The 10 Best Job Search Websites – There are dozens of sites designed to find you the perfect gig. From them, we’ve picked our 10 favorites. Though we can’t guarantee you’ll find your dream job right away, you’ll certainly have a panoramic view of what’s out there. Who knows, you may even decide to explore a new career path.

The Cloud Gets More Awesome with New Offers – Dropbox, Box and others announce enhancements such as automatic uploads and free storage to lure you onto their particular cloud.

How to Install Boot Camp and Run Windows on Your Mac – With these simple instructions, you can install Boot Camp on your Mac and dual-boot it into Windows.

Learn to code – Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

Why the word ‘mango’ might spell trouble online – There are certain words that online scammers use to suck the unsuspecting into their scams. “Acai” is one. “Mango” is another. A new study also suggests that Americans are generally more susceptible to scams than they’ll admit.

Most Consumers Clueless About ‘Do No Track’ Technology – A survey reveals that more than 86% believe ‘Do Not Track’ technology guards their privacy more than it actually does.

Bye Bye Virtual; Hello, Augmented Reality – You can find this tech almost anywhere—in smartphones, toys, movies, and maybe someday your pants (we’re not kidding).

Company News:

Samsung Returns With a New Projector Phone – Samsung has launched the Beam, an Android 2.3-based smartphone that comes with an integrated projector that can project a 50-inch high-definition image, the company said on Sunday. This isn’t the first time that Samsung has tried to convince consumers that putting a projector in a smartphone is a good idea. A similar product, which was also called the Beam, was launched in 2010.

Lenovo Stops Selling Netbooks Online – Lenovo has stopped selling netbooks through its website and hasn’t decided if it will start selling them again there in the future, the company said on Friday.

Acer Liquid Glow With Ice Cream Sandwich, Expected at MWC – Acer announced today that it will reveal the Liquid Glow at next week’s Mobile World Congress, a smartphone targeted towards young people that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Liquid Glow features a 3.7-inch screen, curved edges, and chrome details. It comes in three colors – Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat’s-eye Black – and the color of the display varies based on the color of the phone.

Webopedia Daily:

Multi-user interface – Multi-user interface typically refers to an operating system that allows concurrent access by multiple users on the system. For example on UNIX operating systems, two users can log in to the system at the same time.

Off Topic (Sort of):

Buy laptop, TV, monitor a while back? You may be owed money – If you bought a laptop, computer monitor, or TV with a flat-panel LCD display between 1999 and 2006, you could be eligible for a damages payment under a class-action lawsuit.

Wage Hikes in China, Higher Tech Prices Here? – Some companies are better able to absorb higher manufacturing costs, but they still might pass them along to consumers.

Man shoots himself to test bulletproof vest – In a video that is as painful as it is apparently scientific, a man points a gun at his own stomach, in order to test the efficacy of his body armor.

States Challenge Google Privacy Policy Change – Attorneys General from 36 U.S. states are blasting Google for its modified privacy policy, especially for users of Android phones.

Today’s Quote:

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

-     John Quincy Adams

Today’s Free Downloads:

TweakNow PowerPack – TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that let you fine-tune every aspect of your computer’s operating system and Web browser. For Windows tweaking lovers, the suite provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section. Using modules included in this section, you can easily customize your Windows like geeks do.

WinPatrol – WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment.

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2 responses to “Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – February 26, 2012

  1. delenn13

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    Info:
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    Download:
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    • Hey Delenn13,

      Rats! Another one hits the spam box. (Un-spammed by billmullins – Submitted on 2012/02/26 at 2:43 pm)

      Thanks for all the links. Terrific.

      Haven’t thought about Cerberus in years and years – didn’t know they were still around. Reviewed one of their apps years ago.

      Best,

      Bill