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Flipboard For Android Officially Released

Flipboard For Android Officially Released

Phil Oakley June 22, 2012 Comments

Flipboard for Android is now out of beta and in the Play Store! The popular news reading app has been in closed -beta for a while, after being a Galaxy S III exclusive for

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Where Microsoft Went Wrong With Metro

Where Microsoft Went Wrong With Metro

Phil Oakley June 21, 2012 Comments

So the Microsoft Surface tablet has just been announced. It’s a very good, innovative idea; the hardware looks well designed and it seems the hardware specs will be up to scratch too. But is

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Instapaper for Android Review

Instapaper for Android Review

Phil Oakley June 7, 2012 Comments

Instapaper has been a long time coming on Android. Its developer, Marco Arment, famously does not like Android, much prefering Apple’s platform, iOS - the OS which he first made Instapaper for. Finally, it has arrived on

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Apps on Android – wait, what?

Apps on Android – wait, what?

Phil Oakley April 16, 2012 Comments

Android has an app problem. Let’s not beat around the bush here. There’s malware and viruses in the Play Store and fake apps, like fake Temple Run and Angry Birds. It’s the nature of

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AOSP, Sense, Google Play – what’s it all mean?

AOSP, Sense, Google Play – what’s it all mean?

Phil Oakley April 16, 2012 Comments

Google has a problem. This problem is that they’ve pretty much last control of Android. HTC Sense is almost an Operating System of its own now, and Amazon has their own forked version of

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The State of Android Updates – And How To Improve It

The State of Android Updates – And How To Improve It

Phil Oakley March 17, 2012 Comments

So the world of Android has two main problems: apps and the general rubbish that constantly gets into the Play Store (fake Temple Run apps, anyone?) and updates. They’re both problem that exist, and

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The Google Play Dream

The Google Play Dream

Phil Oakley March 14, 2012 Comments

So we’ve had a few posts on Google Play. Graham seems to like it and Oliur hates it. Well, I’m going offer a third opinion. I think Google Play is good. OK, yes, the name

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Tech Companies: My Favourites

Tech Companies: My Favourites

Phil Oakley February 29, 2012 Comments

I’m sure we all have favourite consumer electronic/technology companies. Yours might be Apple, or Samsung, or even LG, although I’d struggle to think why you’d like LG. Anyway, I’m going to list my favourite

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Announcements From MWC

Announcements From MWC

Phil Oakley February 28, 2012 Comments

MWC. Mobile World Congress. A lot of phones have been announced in the last few days. Let’s take a look at some of the major announcements. HTC One X Giant 4.7 inch screen, with

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My Google Drive Dream

My Google Drive Dream

Phil Oakley February 26, 2012 Comments

New editorial series – based on how I dream a specific product or service, rumoured, announced or released, would work.  Google Drive. The long rumoured project from Mountain View. Rumours have recently started flying

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Google Docs for Android Gets Huge Update; Fully Fledged Editing

Google Docs for Android Gets Huge Update; Fully Fledged Editing

Phil Oakley February 22, 2012 Comments

The Google Docs Android app has been updated, adding long-overdue rich text editing, meaning you can now bold, italicize, underline and do a generally a lot more than you could previously. The editor is phone

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Linux – The Awesome OS Nobody’s Heard Of

Linux – The Awesome OS Nobody’s Heard Of

Phil Oakley February 19, 2012 Comments

So you have Windows; the OS many in the tech industry regard as poison (Josh Topolsky of The Verge among them). Maybe poison is a bit unnecessary, but even so, Windows for many users is

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What Could Google Do With Motorola?

What Could Google Do With Motorola?

Phil Oakley February 14, 2012 Comments

Traditionally, Google have never been a hardware company. They’ve always stayed in the software realm of things. When the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream was released in 2008, although it was branded as a Googlephone, as

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The Mobile Industry As We Know It

The Mobile Industry As We Know It

Phil Oakley January 31, 2012 Comments

Quick introduction: I’m Phil Oakley. I’m 17, I go to a UK Sixth Form, studying for my A-Levels, and I’m UltraLinx’s newest writer. I’ll mostly be doing long-form editorials for the site, as well

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