Tuesday, 29 May 2012

[TechRepublic] Five warnings for DIY smartphone/tablet repair

Cracking Open

TechRepublic Member | May 29, 2012

Five things you should know before trying to fix a smartphone or tablet

Bill Detwiler shares essential advice for everyone who wants to repair a cracked iPad screen or broken smartphone. Read more

Resource of the day

24 Technical Considerations for a Defragmentation Solution

Read this white paper for 24 technical considerations for evaluating a defragmentation solution on enterprise workstations. You'll learn all about the steps you'll need to take in order to make fragmentation worries go away.

Additional TechRepublic resources


Nook GlowLight teardown reveals secrets behind integrated light and lower weight

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and shows you how Barnes and Noble reduced the e-reader's weight and gave it an integrated light. Read more

Clueless users: 10 more tales of the absurd

User support may be stressful at times, but it can also be highly entertaining. Brien Posey shares another round of silly things his users have said and done. Read more

Easily forward calls and SMS on Android phones

Jack Wallen highlights two Android apps that allow you to easily forward calls and SMS -- Simple Call Forwarding and SMS Forwarding. Read more

10 innovative ways businesses are using the iPad

Brad Hintze highlights 10 ways that companies are streamlining operations and customer engagement with the iPad. Read more

HDmobile: All the important standards rolled into one

Joshua Burke takes a look at HDmobile by TranSwitch, which is a complete mobility solution that converges standards to offer high definition video connectivity. Read more

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10 wild new patents: The future of tech?

Cracking Open the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Five password recovery tools to use in a pinch

Cracking Open the HTC One X

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Desktop wallpaper: Eclipses

Solar and lunar eclipses are some of the most fascinating astronomical events to take place and still be visible from the Earth's surface. View on site

Desktop Wallpaper: Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2012, is Memorial Day in the United States. A day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. View on site

Desktop Wallpaper: Endangered species

There are over 1000 endangered species of wildlife tracked by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. This photo gallery provides you with just a taste of the plants and animals on that list. View on site

Today's recommended downloads

Increasing Efficiency in the IT Environment (Condusiv Technologies)

Windows Defragmenter: Not Good Enough (Condusiv Technologies)

Why Preventing Fragmentation Is Good for Your Budget (Condusiv Technologies)

Live Webcast: Getting to Microsoft Office 365: The Right Migration for Your Business (Microsoft)

24 Technical Considerations for a Defragmentation Solution (Condusiv Technologies)


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