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iPad 3 Will Be The 7.85-Inch Mini?

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After tons of rumors about an iPad 3, what we really got, as you know, was the new iPad. So then will the iPad 3 still arrive sometime in the future? Is it in the works at the moment in a super secret Apple lab? Well, it appears like a new tablet, a smaller iPad, is indeed being tested by the company and it might get released later this year (maybe as the iPad 3 or iPad mini).

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Amazon Kindle E-Ink Color Device In The Works?

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When it comes to e-ink, you won't get high-res graphics or color like an iPad, but you do get that easy-on-the-eyes B&W newsprint style view of your text and images. There are currently only a hand full of color e-ink solutions out there and even fewer, like the Ectaco jetBook Color, are very expensive (around $500). Most are from brands that we have never heard of.

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Who Doused the Amazon Kindle Fire Demand?

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Heading into the holiday season last year, everyone said that the Kindle Fire was going to be a huge draw, and it was. Now that we've had some time to recover from our new year's hangovers, it seems that interest in Amazon's cheap Android tablet is really starting to wane. Now, why would that be?

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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

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Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon's Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

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How To Increase Kindle Fire Silk Speed

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One thing is trying to improve the performance of the Silk browser, but its just mind blowing how attempting to "improve" it would cause a Fire user such grief that they would easily choose an alternative browser, like side-loaded Opera Mobile with its hardware accelerated Web page rendering. More radical ways of accelerating Web browsing experiences for the Amazon Kindle Fire could be offered by flashing an Ice Cream Sandwich based custom ROMs on Fire, thus rooting it. That is, when these ROMs would be available for public consumption.

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Kindle Fire Rooted Again: How To Instructions

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It was expected sooner than later, but now it's become reality. By hard work and determination of Android Police's own in-house hacker named (appropriately) Justin Case and helpers like Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster of TeamWin, the rooting of Amazon's Kindle Fire has become possible once again.

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BurritoRoot For Kindle Fire

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Justin Case also dares to challenge Amazon that 'just in case' Amazon would try to 'fix' the feature, his current root exploit is based upon, he has another root exploit he feels he would be compelled to release.

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BlackBerry 10

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Jonathan S. Geller of BGR quoting unnamed sources at Research In Motion, paints a very troubling picture about the development of RIM's new BlackBerry 10 OS, new phones and the overall state of the company.

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Amazon Stops Hiding eReader Apps

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In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion's eReaders apps: Wattpad's, Kobo' reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon's collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

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It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It's worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It's just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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