News: Google to launch its own retail stores this year?

Rumors are high on the fact that search giant Google, will be about to launch its own version of retail outlets in 2013, just like its counterparts, Apple. Although Google already do have some ‘stalls’ in airports in the UK and abroad, this will be the first retail outlets for the search giant.

According to Engadget, Google is looking to heighten its retail presence amongst its retail customers so that it can show-off its Nexus range of smartphones, tablets and the newly revamped Chromebook. It also comes at a time when Google maybe ready to launch other new and exciting hardware, that only a ‘live product demonstration’ can fully justify the product in question, such as the Google Project Glass HUD glasses and the rumored X-phone…

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Tip: Wirelessly manage your Android device from any browser

Conventionally, to copy files such as movies, photo’s, tunes and the like from your Android smart phone or tablet requires the user hooking up a sync cable to the computer. Lost the sync cable? Can’t do with the hassle of doing this every time? Then why not use your wireless network to control your Android device!

Surely one of the most talked about (and free) Android utilities in existence, a 5-star rated app in Google Play is the superb AirDroid app from Airdroid.com. To say you can’t live without this great app would be an understatement and simply it allows your Android device to connect, over WiFi, to any Windows or Mac computer and simply ‘copy & drag’ files to and from. It’s that simple, but it can do a lot more too!

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Tip: Greatly increase battery and memory performance on your Android device

 Android devices are great. Weither it be a smart phone or tablet, they have nice, vibrant displays coupled with super powerful processors such as the Tegra CPU, backed up with a wealth of other technologies that create a fast, adaptive device you simply can’t live without.

However all of these devices are at the mercy of the battery within. Sure, they have improved, however with all this high-tech processing going on and our multi-uses of the Android platform such as syncing, emails, web  and not forgetting voice and text, even the latest battery technologies cannot always keep up, especially at the end of the day when you might just need it. If you want to greatly extend the battery life of your Android device (and its free!) and keep memory in tip-top condition then continue reading.

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Tip: Stay safe online with HTTPS in your browser

 
When we use the web for whatever reason: online banking, facebook or copying your documents to the Cloud, we all use the HTTP protocol on our favorite web-browser, even if we don’t know it. 

However, unless your logging into a really sure site, all browsers will default to using the HTTP (hyper text transport protocol) which sends our data to a from the server we connect to (such as facebook, twitter, google etc) un-encrypted, meaning it could be subject to evesdropping by a hacker who could steal your data, passwords and anything else! And its more common that you thought possible, but with a few simple steps you can really improve your online security.

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