Take your time deciding if you like an Android app or not
You may have noticed that Google's been a bit more lenient with its refund window for Android apps. Unlike Ron Burgundy who was able to immediately regret his decision to jump into the bear exhibit, some of us take a bit longer to evaluate the situation. Officially, Google was giving users 15 minutes to uninstall a purchased app for a refund, though unofficially, it's been a bit longer for at least a month. Now Google has gone and updated its support page to make its two-hour refund window an official policy.
The Federal Communications Commission drafted a set of net neutrality rules that didn't sit well with the Internet community at large. In response to the proposed rule changes, which many fear could lead to paid Internet fast lanes if approved, a group of technology companies and activists got together for Internet Slowdown Day, a day of protest in which popular sites were filled with slow loading animations to show what the web would look like if the new rules were abused. As a result of this demonstration, Congress received over 2 million emails from concerned netizens.
Jelly Bean still dominates, but KitKat is on the rise
Android 4.4.x KitKat is now baked into about a quarter of all Android devices nearly a year after it was first released -- KitKat debuted on Google's Nexus 5 handset on October 31, 2013. With 24.5 percent of all Android gadgets running KitKt, the latest release is second only to Jelly Bean and enjoys a larger market share than all previous versions combined (Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, Froyo, Donut, and Cupcake).
OneDrive's file size limit increases from 2GB to 10GB
In a forum post back in August responding to a user inquiry about OneDrive's low file size limit, Microsoft insisted that the 2GB ceiling wasn't an arbitrary restriction, though conceded it's become obsolete in today's broadband landscape. Microsoft said it was working on increasing the limit, and so it has -- OneDrive now supports file sizes up to 10GB, an 8GB bump over the previous max.
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UPDATE: We've added six more keyboards to our best keyboard roundup
If you’re a gamer, you can probably identify a few points in time when you realized something important about your control setup that made you better at the game. When you discovered that putting your left hand on WASD gives you more options than putting it on the arrow keys, for instance, or when you realized that your crappy optical mouse was actually holding you back in shooters. These kinds of peripheral epiphanies don’t happen every day, but it might be just about time for you to have a new one. It might be time for you to realize that your keyboard is holding you back.
Note: This article originally appeared in our March 2013 issue of the magazine.
We're not at the point where we need to worry about running multiple processors for gaming and daily computing chores, though if you're piecing together a workstation for some heavy lifting, that second socket might be more of a necessity than a luxury. If that's what you're after, be advised that Asus just announced its Z10PE-D8 WS motherboard, a dual-CPU socket mobo based on Intel's C612 chipset.
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If you're a PC gamer, there's a good chance your Steam library is filled with titles that you purchased at a discount but have yet to play. It's hard to pass up those sale prices, especially when they come so frequently, but are we hurting the industry by turning our collective noses up at titles when they're full price? According to NPD Group, half all PC gamers wait for a sale before picking up a game.