SlashGear 101

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

Almost for as long as Apple has made the iPhone, owners of the handset have hoped to coax more features out of it than are officially supported. That desire spawned the jailbreak scene, hacking the iPhone - and, since then, the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV - to bypass some of Apple's limitations. So what's a jailbreak, why should you do it, and will Apple confiscate your iPhone if you try? Read on as SlashGear 101 brings you up to speed.

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SlashGear 101: What is the Sony NGP?

SlashGear 101: What is the Sony NGP?

Hard to imagine, but the Sony PSP is almost seven years old. Announced back in May 2004, Sony’s gaming handheld was described as the "Walkman of the 21st Century" and proceeded to spawn several generations of hardware in the fight to take on Nintendo’s DS. Now, the PSP is giving way to the Sony NGP, the Next Generation Portable. Read on as SlashGear 101 takes you through everything you need to know.

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SlashGear 101: What is Android 3.0 Honeycomb?

SlashGear 101: What is Android 3.0 Honeycomb?

Google is well known for search and for its advertising program, but over the past few years the company's phone software, Android, has been making waves in stores across the world. Flexible enough to be easily modified by handset manufacturers and powerful enough to take on Apple's iPhone, Android has carved itself a growing niche in smartphones; now Google is turning its attention to tablets, and it's using Android 3.0 Honeycomb to do it. Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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SlashGear 101: What is Android?

SlashGear 101: What is Android?

Step into a cellphone store these past few years, and it's hard to miss Android. From a surprise public announcement back in 2007, to occupying the smartphone top-spot today - depending on which analysts or researchers you talk to - Android has managed to carve itself a niche as the Apple iPhone's key rival. Venture after the cut as Android gets the full SlashGear 101 treatment!

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SlashGear 101: What is Apple FaceTime?

SlashGear 101: What is Apple FaceTime?

Video calls were a mainstay of classic sci-fi films, and even today there's something almost magical about seeing your friends and family on the screen of a portable device. Video calling has been around for some time, but it's only really in the past year or so that its got more attention among regular users. That's thanks in no small part to Apple and FaceTime, as found on the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and other gadgets from the company's range. Read on as we give FaceTime the full SlashGear 101 treatment!

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SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

AMD's news this week that it has begun mass production of the next phase of its AMD Fusion range of processors will mark the company's new assault on Intel: in the lucrative mainstream notebook and desktop segment. Based around AMD's new APU chips, the company claims Fusion is an entirely new architecture with its own unique advantages over what Intel is pushing. Join SlashGear 101 after the cut to find out what that means, why it's important, and whether you should be putting Fusion-powered systems on your shopping list.

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SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

When it comes to home entertainment, 3D is the buzzword of 2011. Listen to what the manufacturers and retailers are saying, and you'd believe your living room simply isn't up to scratch if it doesn't have a 3D-capable set taking pride of place. SlashGear 101 goes back to basics to figure out exactly what 3D is, how it works in the home, and what considerations you'll need to take into account if you want to join the third-dimension.

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