SlashGear 101

SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

The changes that are coming to your Facebook News Feed are numerous - but they're not going to interrupt the way you do business on a daily basis. Instead you're going to find the features added this week by the Facebook crew to be just that - Features: helpful and (hopefully) rather intuitive to use. For those of you working with the mobile app version of Facebook on either iOS or Android, this change-over will be extra simple: it is, at its core, a bridge between the mobile and desktop experience.

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SlashGear 101: HTC UltraPixel Camera Technology

SlashGear 101: HTC UltraPixel Camera Technology

This week we're seeing HTC come into the light with a massively important new device by the name of HTC One, and with it, a new collection of features included under the "HTC UltraPixel Camera" umbrella. With the features we're working with here on the HTC One hero phone's implementation of HTC UltraPixel Camera, you'll find that image quality is, first and foremost, not solely dependent on the amount of megapixels a camera has. HTC UltraPixel Camera technology is here demonstrated with an UltraPixel Sensor, HTC ImageChip, f/2.0 Aperture, and Optical Image Stabilization.

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NVIDIA Tegra 4i detailed: quad-core with wide market appeal

NVIDIA Tegra 4i detailed: quad-core with wide market appeal

With NVIDIA's reveal of the Tegra 4 System-on-Chip we saw the next generation of processing power with the ability to work with a separate piece of architecture for 4G LTE connectivity - with the Tegra 4i, NVIDIA integrates it all onto one single-chip solution. What you'll see here is a smaller footprint made for smartphones on the mass market with a whole lot of next-generation power, but on such a level as you'll find on the Tegra 4. Tegra 4i is NVIDIA's way of pushing the latest and greatest in Tegra processing power to smartphones in a big way.

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SlashGear 101: How do I get an Apple AppStore.com vanity url?

SlashGear 101: How do I get an Apple AppStore.com vanity url?

Just yesterday the 2013 Super Bowl revealed the very first glimpse most of the world had at Apple's URL-shortening "AppStore.com" in the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser - and lucky you, you're already signed up! The AppStore.com structure is not one where there will be a massive "land grab" as often is the case with these sorts of things, instead Apple has opted for a more automatic sort of push, with URLs like http://appstore.com/slashgear being active automatically. That particular address will bring you straight to the iTunes App Store listing of the SlashGear app - easy as pie!

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

An official iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is just around the corner. Come Super Bowl Sunday, iOS users will once again be able to jailbreak the latest firmware in order to open up a world of customization on their iOS devices. However, we haven’t seen an untethered jailbreak since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 back in May 2012, so it’s definitely been awhile since avid jailbreakers have had anything to do. With that said, we’ve decided to refresh your brain and help get you on the right track towards a successful jailbreak before it officially releases on Sunday. Here are a few things you should do before you dive in.

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SlashGear 101: What is Vine, and what does it do?

SlashGear 101: What is Vine, and what does it do?

Right this very moment you're probably seeing a few Vine videos popping up on your Twitter feed wondering what on earth these tiny videos are taking hold when previous (rather similar) apps and services have done it so many different ways before. There are several reasons why this service is catching the public's taps at a furious rate, the first of them being the fact that Twitter acquired the company and decided to tell their entire userbase to go ahead and make Vine videos as much as possible, right away! The second is the iTunes App Store choosing Vine as an Editor's Choice download just yesterday.

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SlashGear 101: What is Facebook Graph Search?

SlashGear 101: What is Facebook Graph Search?

The system known as Graph Search is Facebook's way of allowing you to search through the massive amount of connections that exist between you and your friends. This search system is in Beta mode when the article you're reading now is being published, but it'll be in full swing by the Spring or Summer of 2013. This release is a relatively important addition to the Facebook ecosystem because before now, only the titles of people, places, and things could be searched - and photos were all but buried hopelessly under piles of galleries with no search connections at all.

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SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

As the Nintendo Wii U gets wrapped up for presents for the holidays and is getting pumped up in hardcore fun-loving gamer abodes across the planet here at the end of 2012, so too is one of the most value-added features ready to create an impact with its television-enhancing abilities. What we're having a look at today is the Nintendo TVii, a software experience inside your Wii U that works with both the main screen on your television and the miniature touch-friendly display on your Wii U GamePad. With Nintendo TVii you'll be taking control of your television and interacting with a collection of media in ways you've never before experienced.

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SlashGear 101: Does Instagram own my photos?

SlashGear 101: Does Instagram own my photos?

The short answer is no, Instagram doesn't own anything of yours (at the moment) - but once January 16th, 2013 rolls around, there's a few more words attached to that simple assurance. What we're talking about today is the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy updates to Instagram laid down this week that'll be taking effect on the 16th of January, 2013, many of them put in place to better tie them up with Facebook as their new owner. What many have found right out of the box is a few key phrases that appear very much to have Instagram taking control of the entirety of your library of photos hosted with them - we're going to talk briefly here about what their jargon actually has to say.

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