Author Archive for Salmons

The iPad Facebook Experience

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The iPad as been heralded (by Apple) as the best way to experience the web. If you’re like a lot of people, you may visit Facebook on a more or less regular basis. So, more than likely, if you use…

The Android Achilles Heel

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The Android Operating system is quickly becoming a very popular platform of choice for smartphones… with literally millions flocking to devices built upon it. In fact, research firm Gartner has predicted that 75 million Android phones will be sold in…

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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As we’ve mentioned earlier, Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the…

WeTab – The Linux iPad Alternative

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At this point practically everyone has heard of the iPad, and its “magical” effect on sales. But there’s another slick tablet that you may not have heard of that’s making waves, and it has a similar name. That tablet is…

A Linux Baker’s Dozen

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Linux is probably best known as a server operating system, and for a good reason – according to at least one source, 60% of the servers on the web are running a Linux OS (source). But Linux on a desktop…

Which iPad Accessories Do You Need? (Flowchart)

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With the iPad being delivered this Saturday, April 3, many people are anxiously awaiting Apples newest and brightest.  After you receive your iPad I am certain, you’ll need at least an accessory or two.  From the iPad Keyboard Dock to…

Four Types of Hate Reviewers (And Why We Love Them)

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People tend to love their products, and they have opinions about their purchases. Here at Test Freaks we value the reader’s input, and have found that the reader’s reviews are invaluable in giving other readers a great insight on products…

OS X Virtual Showdown: Parallels 5 vs VirtualBox 3

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Virtualization is becoming a bigger factor in everyone’s computer experience, and one place it seems to be gaining popularity is a Windows client running on a Mac. This arrangement allows a Mac OS X user to have access to the…