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Some iPad 3 owners are having problems with the unit's Wi-Fi, while most are working OK. Having a small percentage of failures is just a fact of life in the electronics manufacturing game.


Unfamiliar with the wonder that is Instagram, I take a look at the latest n' greatest addition to the Android app catalog.
As the name of HTC's latest phone no doubt shows, Sprint has a lot riding on the success of the EVO 4G LTE.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE is a beautiful piece of hardware, but the price is too high with a 2-year contract and it comes with last year's operating system.
The recent reemergence of the Flashback OSX trojan has shown a lot of things, but none more clearly than this: I have no clue how to counter virus and trojan threats on the Mac.
Panasonic updates its DMC-GF3 entry-level interchangeable lens compact camera with incremental but useful new features.
The Nokia Lumia 900 goes on sale at AT&T this weekend and at a $100 price it will do well. Reviewers nearly all agree it is an excellent product with an average score of 8/10.
A noted Apple blogger says the company is presently testing a 7.85-inch iPad in its labs. Should Apple even bother to release a smaller iPad?
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Though it's stuck on Gingerbread, the Lucid's great camera, snappy performance, and cheap price tag make it a solid choice for a budget 4G Android phone.
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RIM's new BlackBerry Mini Keyboard quickly converts a PlayBook tablet into a virtual laptop while adding protection and a lot of style.

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1 comment:

Steven Bojski said...

I was very happy when I got my hands on the new iPad. I didn't notice this at first, but when I took the tablet into my backyard, and my iPhone was able to pick up my router signal without a hassle; the iPad didn't pick up the network at all. This became a nightmare for me. So I ended up spending a lot of time doing research, looking for a solution to this issue. I found a lot of blogs with articles mentioning the "Forget This Network" reset solution, but it didn't improve my wifi range at all. In the end though, I found a couple of reviews of Pong Research's cases, that convinced me to give it a try. This case is built with an antenna in between layers of the back cover, which redirects and boosts the power of the signal and increases the range of the wifi antenna on the iPad. After getting one, I couldn't be happier with my new toy! This finally fixes my problem with the new iPad 3 wifi issues . And that's not all, one of the features I like the most is their Origami Cover which folds in 5 different positions while still maintaining the sleep/wake function.

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