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    This is just great: far too often we find ourselves reporting on issues with popular smartphones, only to see time go by without any fixes materializing. And after sharing news with you back in July about how the LG G3 was using a contrast-enhancing software filter to make on-screen text annoyingly “pop,” we went months without any sign of salvation. LG still may not be willing to do anything about the oversharpening, but the independent dev community has finally arrived with a fix, offering the solution we've craved. The custom kernel is available for multiple G3 variants, including ...

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    The Galaxy Note II was once one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones on the market. But with newer Snapdragon chipsets and faster clock speeds, the Note II is begging to show its age, if only a tiny bit. The 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 chip is definitely no slouch, but it isn't quite as snappy or powerful as more modern chips. To speed things up, nothing ever works quite as well as wiping the phone and starting from scratch. As you load more games and fill up the internal storage, the phone will naturally begin to slow down. But if you don't want to take the time to set everything ...

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    What is the "kernel"? We have thrown the term around quite a bit, but we haven't really dug into what it is and what it means, and why is it called that? The term doesn't derive from "colonel", a rank in the military, instead, it refers to fruits and nuts. In the practical world, the kernel is the softer, usually edible part of a nut, or seed and is contained within its hard shell. When talking about smartphones, tablets, and even computers, the kernel isn't that much different... though I wouldn't recommend you eat it. Think of it like popcorn. If you try to eat a popcorn kernel without ...

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    You're not going to find much of an argument from anyone that the Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets for your dollar that you can buy today. There's a fair amount of speed tucked away in it's relatively affordable innards, specifically a 1.2 GHz, quad core Tegra 3 CPU. In real-world use the Nexus 7 is quite competent. It's not terribly fast, but it's not "slow" by any stretch of the imagination... except when it comes to web browsing. The Chrome browser seems sluggish. It hesitates. It stutters. It gets the job done, but it's not the buttery smooth experience that we were expecting ...

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