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    Android tablets: why does background move slightly when swiping?

    A friend and I were just at Best Buy comparing the iPad with various Android tablets. She's an Apple person and has some experience with the iPad. The one thing that she most didn't like about the Androids was the way when you swipe to another page from the home page, the background...
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    [Rumor] Asus' Transformer Prime Maybe Pushed Back to December to Get ICS

    Ugh, that's terrible. I was all packed up and ready to head over to Best Buy tomorrow. This was going to be my first tablet. Oh man--to have to wait another month--sheesh. :-)))
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    I'm sure I'm showing how old-fashioned my knowledge is, but I think of USB modems as plugging into a phone line on the other end. Maybe modern USB modems now allow the computer access to a cellular carrier instead, just like a mobile hotspot? OK, so a MiFi will do the same thing as a USB...
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    djfourmoney, I don't understand how Virgin Mobile's MiFi plan works. When I see "$50 a month" that sounds like a fixed contract. I thought no contract means that you pay per minute only for what you use, rather than having a fixed fee for a month no matter how little you use. I'm sure I'm...
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    Yep, you're right, and until reading the article you reference above I didn't know that there were prepaid, no-contract plans available. Considering that most of the time I'll probably be using my tablet where I'll have WiFi access, having a no-contract mobile hotspot for the few times that I...
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    I see that Verizon sells its own mobile hotspot, for $50 rather than the $100 for the Samsung model. I see that the Verizon model also comes in a 'certified pre-owned' verizon for $20. What do you all think of pre-owned models for this kind of technology?
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    I just looked up the Samsung 4g LTE Mobile Hotspot on the Verizon Wireless page here and they're now selling it for $100. It's an interesting solution and I am glad you told me about it. I have gotten such an amazing education here about all things tablets just in the last two weeks or so. I...
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    Thanks for your note, Marvin -- a lot to think about and a lot to learn about. I'm the only person left in the US to not have a smartphone, so I don't currently have any data plan with Verizon. This is the first I've heard of a "tethering addon" so I know nothing about it right now...
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    Tethering vs. buying a WiFi+3g version

    As I've been thinking about what kind of tablet to buy, I know one of my decisions to make is whether to get WiFi-only version or WiFi+3g. I've mostly been thinking that I wouldn't use the tablet too often out of the house. But then a friend said, "What are you talking about? Don't you want...
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    Are iPad apps typically released before Android apps?

    I don't yet have a tablet and this kind of thing makes me mad. But I guess this is why there are so many more iPad apps in their marketplace: web developers seem to typically create first and foremost (and possibly only!) for the iPad. People end buying iPads not necessarily because they're...
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    Are iPad apps typically released before Android apps?

    So after seeing ads like that do you assume that the developers have not yet created an Android app to do the same thing? Would you assume in a typical situation like this that they eventually will? How long a time lag is there typically? Thanks.
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    Are iPad apps typically released before Android apps?

    I was just using my Windows desktop PC to browse on the web site of the Oakland Tribune. I noticed at the top of the page this blurb set apart with its own color graphic: Every word & image from your newspaper. And more Announcing the new e-Edition iPad app San Jose Mercury News . Contra...
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    Opinion of apps in Android Market not optimized for tablets

    I just read on the Tablet News section that a new version of Winamp for Android has just been put on Android Market. This is good news as I've used Winamp on my Windows desktop for many years and would be glad to have it on my tablet. But I get the feeling that even though a new version has...
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    Ice Cream Sandwich Device List

    Thanks. It makes me wonder: if existing tablets that use the NVidia's dual-core Tegra2 processor can get an ICS upgrade with no problem, how do we know that ICS will be able to take much advantage of NVidia's quad-core processor that's going to be in new machines like the ASUS Transformer...
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