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Chrome for Android Beta was made Available just for ICS Devices

Chrome for AndroidGoogle’s Chrome browser, the rising star among all browsers, has finally come to Android. The catch is that you must be running Ice Cream Sandwich. The great thing is that it is fast, has spiffy transitions, intuitive tabbing, and synchronizing of everything, whether that is a plus or a minus.

Chrome hit the scene in 2008 and has received rave reviews ever since. The puzzling thing is why it has not been available for Android earlier. They are both Google products and both successes. Strange, but true.

Android has a trimmed down version of Chrome as its native browser, and they share a codebase, but it is nothing like the real thing. So getting the authentic Chrome for Android is a real treat.

Since Google Chrome only runs on Android 4.0+, many Android devices are excluded from the joy. Currently, the devices that are capable of running Chrome include Transformer Prime, Xoom, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S. The reason for this limitation on the version of Android is clearly due to the hardware acceleration feature built into the latest edition of the operating system.

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Public concern over Apple collecting Location Data via Devices

Apple LogoIn our current world, technology is growing and becoming more advanced day by day, some people see this from a good light, however others believe technology is taking away are privacy and security. In recent years we have seen the use of GPS becoming part of our daily lives, GPS technology has given us many advantages and is being used and developed for a wide diverse of platforms.  GPS technology allows you and others to track and see the location of your devices, this has an obvious flaw, allowing others to find your location and potentially cause harm to you.

As most of you are probably aware, an iOS database file called consolidated.db was discovered on Apple’s devices(iPhone and iPad), this file is known to hold large amounts of geographical data collected from Wi-Fi points and cell towers.  This discovery brought major concern to the tech community, however this finding is not new to the world of technology, many people have known about this “tracking discovery” for a long time.

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