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Jelly Bean on HTC Sensation XL

htc-sensation-xlHTC Sensation XL was released late 2011 with some praises and criticisms. Ice Cream Sandwich was pre-loaded on them and HTC seems to forget about them in terms of updates. Well that’s a thing of the past because Rootbox has made available a custom firmware update for Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 for HTC Sensation XL.

Below are the steps that you need to take to have Jelly Bean running on your XL. (more…)

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The 7 factors to help a company build a social business strategy

Anyone can have a social media “presence”. It doesn’t matter if you’re signing up for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Google+; Managing an online presence is easy for an individual, but what if you have a company that wants to expand the scope of those efforts and bring it to the enterprise? What are some ways to make sure that your brand not only doesn’t self-sabotage its efforts, but becomes successful in the process?

Brian Solis and Charlene Li think that they have the answer. In a new eBook entitled The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy, two of the principals of the research firm Altimeter Group, explore what successful businesses have done to bring their social media strategies in line with their objectives to form a cohesive communication program.

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Top Alternatives Android App Store

The Google Play Store is easily one of the app stores out there, but you might get to the point where you just want to try something else out. So, if you’re looking to expand your horizons, we’ve put together eight of the best Play Store alternatives. Check ‘em out!

#08 AppsFire

8th on our list is an app called AppsFire. The app has some elements that are similar to Taptu, such as the interface being driven by a number of horizontal lists. Unlike Google’s own Play Store and other Play Store alternatives, AppsFire does its best to fit as much as possible on a single screen.

There’s really nothing overly increduble about AppsFire, but it does offer a few helpful features. For example, it will tell you what apps can be moved to our microSD card, and during our tests, it even recommened apps based on the Snapdragon processor in the Nexus 4. However, the overall experience is pretty lackluster, but the small things it does makes it worth putting on this list.

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Why You’re Losing Followers on Social Media (and How to Stop)

This morning, you logged into your company’s Twitter account and found that you’d lost six followers overnight. When you checked your company’s Facebook page, you were down 16 likes from just yesterday. And your Tumblr follower count seems several shy of what it was last week.

You’re too afraid to check your Google+ and Pinterest accounts—or to post anything ever again.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry—we’ve all been there. But before you throw in the towel, here’s a checklist of five habits to avoid on your social media platforms if you want to keep your followers. The good news is, if you happen to fall victim to any of them, all you need to do is stop. With a little post pruning, your Facebook Weekly Insights will find their way back to the green in no time. (more…)

YouTube the Virtual Classroom

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The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. Now imagine having unlimited (depending on your location) access to free, uninterrupted, step by step instruction on how to go about learning, resolving or solving that issue you have. Now that’s what we call a VIRTUAL CLASSROOM!

A Classroom!

classroom according to Wikipedia is a room in which teaching or learning activities can take place. Classrooms are found in educational institutions of all kinds, including public and private schools, home schools, corporations, and religious and humanitarian organizations. The classroom attempts to provide a safe space where learning can take place uninterrupted by other distractions. (more…)

How To Upload Music into Google Music.

Google Music (now officially known as Play Music) is an incredible product. Google allows you to upload your personal music collection to their servers and stream it from your web browser or any Android device absolutely free! The only bummer is that Google has overlooked an important feature: the ability to upload music purchased outside of the Google Play Store to your Google Music account from your smartphone. Naturally, Google is trying to push users to purchase their music from Google Play, but what if you want to buy your music from the Amazon MP3 store, or download it using some other quasi-legal method (shame, shame).

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Malware on Android: Should I be worried

It seems like every few weeks another story surfaces that some aggressive, possibly sentient virus or trojan is attacking Android handsets at will. Run for the hills everyone! Microsoft has worked pretty hard to get people to talk about “Android Malware Horror Stories” on Twitter in order to be entered into a drawing for a Windows 8 phone. Microsoft is claiming that there are more nefarious pieces of malware for Android than for other any platform, which is undoubtedly true. But they are also claiming that their OS is safer, because it is so unpopular. Hey, does anyone remember these guys?

Yes, the famous Mac vs PC commercials. Despite my loathing for all things Apple, these are some of the better TV ads that have run in the last decade. They are memorable, funny, and just misleading enough to draw in naive, ill-informed PC users. One of the many points that Apple wanted to make with these ads was that Windows was just dangerous. (more…)