Active digitizers: The feature you didn’t know you wanted in your tablet

  • March 4, 2014

Affordable and lightweight touchscreens changed the consumer electronics market forever. The promise of touchscreens was full control with precision. Navigating our screens with hardware, like we did on our computers or non-touchscreen phones, was precise but didn’t give us the same sense of control that reaching out and touching our target does. Of course, things did not work out quite as smoothly as we found out that our clunky fingers were really imprecise and so were those soft-tipped styli we bought to fix that problem.

What could bring us the greater precision that we seek? Not better fingers nor bigger screens. Instead, a different touch-sensing system entirely.

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9 reasons to root your Android phone or tablet

  • March 2, 2014

“Rooting” is in some ways the Android equivalent to “jailbreaking” on iDevices. You get to unlock features that the phone or tablet’s developers did not intend you to have. The kinds of features you get are different, though, since many of the jailbreak-enabled features for iDevices are ones that come standard on Android. However, there are still several reasons to root your Android phone or tablet.__

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Why use a VPN (virtual private network)?

  • February 28, 2014

Many people have never heard of a virtual private network, more commonly known as a VPN. Some tech enthusiasts have heard about them, but don’t happen to be worried about government spying, and haven’t conceived any other uses for a VPN. Whether you are completely new to the concept or have been thinking about it for a while now, GettingThingsTech has some answers for you.

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