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Review: Pocket Tanks (Android)

Artillery games are nothing new … Set your angle. Compensate for the wind. Set your power. Hit fire. Give an evil chuckle when you hit your enemy. Wash, rinse and repeat. In fact, before Solitaire became the “installed on every computer” go-to game, some form of Artillery was pre-installed on most computers (or at least…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Review: Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet

Before we settle in with the wash and rinse review of the tablet, you should hear a bit about my back story so you know where I’m coming from.  While not essential for the review, it will give you a good idea what mindset I come from with regards to tablets.  If you’re only interested…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The Nexus 10 Early Adopter FAQ

While a lot of this article may also cover Nexus 4 and other devices recently upgraded to Android 4.2, it is targeted at Nexus 10 and I will update it frequently as I get more information. If you find anything here inaccurate or needing updates – or even if you just have a question –…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nyko PlayPad for Android Devices Review

When it comes to hardware – “software is king”; after all – who wants a great piece of hardware with poor (or no) software available for it? Nintendo has proven that they can take low spec machines and pump out great software for it – and make a killing. Microsoft is combating the “end of…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nexus: Learning to Live Without an SD Card

While Apple users are quite used to (and apparently content with) not having a microSD card slot on their phones and tablets, a lot of Android users consider it a God-given right. Unfortunately, the latest (and greatest) devices coming out seem to be bereft of removable storage solutions. This includes the beloved Nexus line from…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Smurfberries: Understanding IAP and Why Free Isn’t Free

There is a new cancer out there. It doesn’t invade your body nor does it take your life. While it is 100% treatable, people are happy to be burdened with it. Some people don’t even know they have it – and many who do have it don’t seem to care. But like a biological cancer,…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Welcome to the Nexus: A Beginner’s Guide to the Google Nexus 7

Welcome to the world of the Nexus! You hold in your hands one of the most powerful, versatile and fun pieces of technology currently available. This article will help new owners of the Google Nexus 7 get up to speed on their new tablet and learn how they can make the most out of their…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Nexus 7 Tutorial: Use Network Share as a Mount Point

UPDATED TO WORK ON JELLYBEAN 4.1.2! This tutorial requires your Nexus 7 have ROOT access.  It is an “intermediate” difficulty level tutorial. The Nexus 7 has no external storage medium like a microSD card.  You can use an OTG (on the go) cable to get access to removable media, keyboards, mice, etc. But wouldn’t it…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Five Reasons Why Everyone Should “Root” Their Android

Often incorrectly referred to as “jailbreaking your Android”, “rooting” your Android device can offer a wealth of new options and applications that can seriously enhance and enrich the time you spend with the little green robot. ROOT is a Unix term for the “ultimate privilage user” on an operating system. Windows users can think of ROOT…

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+