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Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

A week ago the world was introduced to the Ubuntu Edge Idiegogo campaign which hopes to raise a massive $32,000,000 to help fund Canonical’s limited edition smart phone, the Ubuntu Edge. A lot has happened in the last week so let’s take a look… Ubuntu Edge is everywhere Other than RefuGeeks (of course), the Ubutu Edge Indiegogo campaign has been covered by some of the most influe... »

Google Announces The New Chromecast TV Streamer

Google Announces The New Chromecast TV Streamer

It’s been a Google extravaganza over the last 24 hours, with the new Nexus 7 and Android Jelly Bean 4.3 being announced. Google haven’t stopped there. They have also announce the Google Chromecast, an extremely cheap ($35) 2″ device that allows you to stream online content such as YouTube, Google Play Media and Netflix direct to your TV via a HDMI port. In the announcement on the... »

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about the leaked “Ubuntu Edge” images that were accidentally found on one of the Ubuntu web servers. In that article I wrote about how I wasn’t sure if this was a clever PR stunt by Canonical, or if this was for real. Well my fellow RefuGeeks, it turns out that this is completely legit, and very exiting! Crowd Funding So the guys over a... »

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook – First Impressions

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook – First Impressions

So I recently took the plunge and decided to buy myself a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, running, of course, Google’s Chrome OS. I’ve been using the device for most of the day and this is my first post on the device. Reviews of this device are ten to the dozen, plus I don’t really think I’ve had the device long enough to warrant a full review. So for now I thought I’d s... »

Surface Drops in Price – Does the Public Still Want One?

Surface Drops in Price – Does the Public Still Want One?

Nine months after the first initial release of the Surface RT – the tablet release from Microsoft – the price has already dropped by $150. Announced this past Thursday, Microsoft dropped the price of the Surface RT – their entry offering – in order to entice consumers into buying the RT; the Pro version is still around $900. When the entry level tablet first came on the sce... »

Ubuntu Edge – Is this the new Ubuntu Phone?

Ubuntu Edge – Is this the new Ubuntu Phone?

Last night it seems that Sébastien Maes accidentally tripped over some images of a device dubbed the Ubuntu Edge. These images show a pretty sleek looking Ubuntu branded smartphone. Subsequent to Sébastien’s find the site/images have been taken down. However, that didn’t stop Sébastien grabbing the images before the site went down. As you can see from the image above the devic... »

The Locket Android App Pays You…For Advertising

The Locket Android App Pays You…For Advertising

Having a mobile phone contract is getting more and more expensive nowadays, gone are the days of a £10 a month, 1 year contracts. They’re mostly around £30+ and last for a whopping 2 years. This (I think) is because of the cost of the hardware rising significantly. There is now an Android app on the market that claims to rid you of all these financial burdens in the way of adverts straight... »

How and When to Wipe Data Off of a Mobile Device

How and When to Wipe Data Off of a Mobile Device

As the workplace grows increasingly mobile, employees are using smartphones and tablets to access the company network. This increased access means increased vulnerability for sensitive data, intellectual property or other proprietary information. While your company should have clear policies regarding what employees can and can’t access on mobile devices, good cyber security guidance always ... »

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