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Google may well be best known for its search engine, but the company has plenty of strings to its bow including Gmail - the free email service that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. As with many other online services, there is a mobile version of the Gmail website that you can use to access your inbox from your phone or tablet, so why would you want to use an app?

The recent update to Gmail — both its Android app and the website  — means that this seems like a good time to take a closer look at Google’s email service. This is something I use daily, and have done for years. There are aspects I love, aspects I hate, but I think it’s continuing to make moves in the right direction.

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Any Android phone or tablet comes supplied with a web browser installed — depending on your carrier or manufacturer you’re likely to find that it is either terrible or just about bearable. But few people stick with the default browser for long and there are now plenty of alternatives to choose from. The likes of Chrome, Firefox and Opera prove about as popular on mobile devices as on desktop computers, but in fact there is even more choice. Next Browser comes from the company best known for producing Go Launcher, and we thought we’d take a look to see how it compared to the competition. (more…)

The internet was supposed to be a democratizing medium, providing the same level of access to information to everyone no matter where they are in the world. But regionalization has gradually crept in over the years and you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across content you’re not able to access simply because of the country you live in.

If you think this is unfair, there are various steps you can take to re-route your internet connection to make it appear as though you are located somewhere else, but for many people the majority of solutions are just too complicated to be of practical use – this is not the case with TunnelBear VPN.

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Your Android tablet comes pre-installed with a browser that, for most, is a clean and efficient way to access webpages. It certainly does the job well, but there are many instances when you might need something else, maybe more speed or options, so you’ll be looking into alternatives. There’s a variety of both first and third-party Android browser, including the well-received Chrome for Android.

In this roundup, we’ll take a look at a handful of the tablet-optimised browsers available for you on the Google Play store.

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