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Best Android Apps & Games Of 2012

A collection of the best and our favourite Android apps available. This page will be updated regularly, adding new and better apps, so make sure to come back regularly to keep up with the latest apps. Apps and games are in no specific order whatsoever. We’d greatly appreciate it if you could also share this page! Social & Communication Facebook
Facebook Messenger
Twitter
Seesmic
Tumblr
Foursquared
Color
Path
BaconReader
WhatsApp
ChompSMS
GO SMS
Handcent
Skype
Trillian Entertainment, Music & Video BBC iPlayer
ITV Player
4OD
Spotify
DoubleTwist Player
Airsync
Rdio
Soundhound
Shazam
Remote for iTunes Productivity & Storage Dropbox
Google Drive
Box.net
Any.DO Utilities & Tools AirDroid
Chrome
Opera
Astro
Power Tools
DoubleTwist Alarm Clock
Weather Eye

How to Increase Your Tablet's Battery Life

How to IncreaseYour Tablet's Battery Life
Tablets such as the iPad and the Motorola Xoom may be on their way to replacing conventional computers. A 2011 Nielsen survey found that 35 percent of desktop computer owners and 33 percent of laptop owners reduced their PC use or stopped using them altogether after they purchased a tablet. Unfortunately, as your tablet becomes your go-to device, you must wrestle with the same problem laptop and mobile-phone owners have faced for years: extending battery life while getting the most out of the device. While tablets are relatively new, the batteries inside haven’t changed a whole lot since the mid-1990s.Improving the power consumption of a tablet is much like improving that of a mobile phone or laptop or even conserving energy at home: turn off what you don’t use, minimize the usage of features you do need and look for hidden features draining your battery.InstructionReduce your screen’s brightness. This single step greatly improves your batt…

Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police

Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police Agence France Press, December 10, 2012

Australian police Monday warned motorists about using the map system on new Apple iPhones after rescuing several people left stranded in the wilderness, saying the errors could prove deadly.

Victoria state police said drivers were sent "off the beaten track" in recent weeks while attempting to get to the inland town of Mildura, being directed instead to the middle of a national park.

"Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees Celsius (114 F), making this a potentially life threatening issue," police said in a statement.
Authorities said tests on the mapping system had confirmed that it lists Mildura, around 500 kilometres (310 miles) northwest of Melbourne, as being in the heart of the Murray Sunset National Park.
This is about 70 kilometres (43 miles) from its actual location.
Six motorists have b…