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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015) review - CNET

"Back in 2008, I was correct that the Air's new, stripped-down design had real legs, and would set the standard for years to come. But also true was that future refinements down the road would turn the MacBook Air from a speciality product into a mainstream one. When the next 12-inch MacBook update arrives, I suspect it will at the very least add a second USB-C port, and that's when it will become much easier to recommend to a broader audience."

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Lightbars and Ludacris speed: A Review of Google's Chromebook Pixel - Chrome StoryChrome Story

"At the time, I (and many others) believed that $1300 USD was just a bit too much considering the limitations of Chrome OS. I’ve since changed my mind, and will go into why I changed my mind towards the end of this review."

Google Chromebooks More Popular in U.S. Schools than Apple iPad? : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times

"A study by IDC reveals that Google is starting to become more popular than Apple within schools in the United States.

According to the research company, Google sold 715,000 Chromebooks in the third quarter compared to the 702,000 iPad tablets that Apple sold to U.S. schools.

As a whole, Google's Chromebooks now make up a quarter of the entire education market."

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Nexus 9 Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What to Expect

"Nexus 9 Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What to Expect

03/28/2015 By Cory Gunther

Roughly five months after the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Nexus 9, and Google’s now released a few small updates as well as a bigger bug fixing Android 5.1 Lollipop update. We’ve seen countless Nexus devices all get updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, but those with the latest Nexus 9 tablet are still stuck waiting, but it should be coming soon.

Back in June Google debuted Android L, which is now known as Android 5.0 Lollipop that the company fully revealed in October and launched in November on the new Nexus 9, Nexus 6, and Nexus Player. They quickly released Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 with fixes, but then this month released a big Android 5.1 Lollipop update. One that is fixing many key bugs.

Read: Android 5.1 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop: What’s New

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update delivered a number of new features to Android and debuted on the Nexus 9, but since then the tablet has been stuck without any bug fixing updates. Nexus 7 owners got Android 5.0.1 and 5.0.2, and now are running the latest 5.1, but the Nexus 9 still hasn’t received some of these updates. However, lately we’ve seen some movement on that front, and below is what owners need to know.

Back on March 9th Google confirmed Android 5.1 Lollipop after weeks of rumors and speculation, and made a quick announcement that it was coming soon for Nexus users. Sadly, that announcement didn’t state exactly which devices would see the update, or when, and that’s the problem Nexus 9 owners are experiencing.

Since then, we’ve seen Android 5.1 Lollipop arrive for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, some Nexus 7 users, as well as the Nexus 10, and eventually those with the new Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 9 should see it too. For whatever reason those two devices are seeing a delay, not to mention the Nexus 4, but it should be here soon enough.


Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

So far we’ve been enjoying the Android 5.1 Lollipop update on the Nexus 6, and it was a huge improvement to the overall experience for the original Nexus 7, a device which was sorely needing an update after the initial Android 5.0 update arrived. Below are some of our initial thoughts and impressions of Android 5.1 Lollipop.