Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

bbm with an Android?

August 25, 2010

Fist Tweetdeck now BBM. By the end of this month (August) an app called CrossTalk will be launched that will make it possible for users to Gtalk BBM users, or the other way, by the way.

“The ultimate IM client for Android and Blackberry. Supporting multiple protocols like GTalk, AIM, MSN, Facebook and even BBM! That’s right, your Blackberry friends are no longer out in the cold, message your BBM PINS from any of the other networks using CrossTalk. Now your Blackberry users can BBM your GTalk Android users or anyone else. It’s an IM free for all.”

I too still don’t understand the thing…

ScreenShots:



Source

Info sent by @Djxxflkid

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What's Google Chrome to Phone and how to Install

August 15, 2010

**Please Note: Unfortunately if you don’t have Froyo (2.2) you will not be able to run this application.

Setup:

1: Search for ‘Chrome to Phone’ at chrome.google.com/extensions.
and install.

2: Search for ‘Chrome to Phone’ in Market on your Android device.
and Install the Chrome to Phone Android app and complete the simple set-up process. if you have multiple accounts, choose the one you are using in the browser.

3:Install the Chrome to Phone extension and click on the toolbar icon to sign in.

Final: Click the toolbar icon to send the link or currently selected text to your phone.

Big Red's Droid Army: These ARE The Droids You're Looking For

June 11, 2010

These ARE The Droids You’re Looking For!

June – August 2010 will be an EPIC TIME PERIOD for Droid Lovers? Why?

Motorola will be releasing the next two chapters in the “Droid Saga” to market, the elusive Droid X by Motorola (aka Droid Shadow / Xtreme / XTRM / Evo 4G Killer) as well as the follow up to the phone that single handedly saved Motorola from self implosion, the Droid 2. Current reports, compiled from Gadget University, Engadget, and Droid-Life.com, as well as our own personal sources, both devices should be available by the end of August 2010.

Want some unofficial official specs on both devices? as well as some sexy newish shots? Check after the jump!

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#DroidDoes: FroYo + Overclocked + WiFi (Updated with Benchmarking)

June 5, 2010

I’ve spent the last 3 hours watching a television show for kids called “Kamen Rider Dragon Knight” and doing part one of an analysis on it for my personal blog, it’s time for some Android love!

So the story starts like this: last night, I had a Twitter conversation with @MyDroidWorld, regarding my want of his FroYo ROM, which has been running around in the wild for the last few days. I went to bed with the INSANE tease of “could be a good weekend”. What did I wake up to? I woke up to FROYO! It WILL be a good weekend! So, as it stands right now-I’m installing the ROM via the instructions outlined after the Break, and I will report back with my findings on them after some hands on time with it.

So are you ready guys? I would like to point out, this is for ROOTED USERS ONLY. As it requires either SPRecovery or ClockworkModRecovery to do the update and flash the FroYo ROM. It’s in the format of a NANDROID BACKUP file. So if you’re not Rooted, i’m sorry-you’ll have to sit this one out.

Get the FroYo Love after the break!

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Dr. Droid: Why You Don't Need an Anti-Virus on Android (RE: Norton for Android)

May 31, 2010

So, Droid-Life.com broke the story on Symantec, the makers of the ever popular universally hated PC anti-virus / firewall / internet security suite, waste of memory called NORTON. And how they plan on introducing an Android client of their wonderful application.

Check out Droid-Life.com’s full post, and my thoughts on why this is a horrible idea after the break!

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Tablet Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menance

May 31, 2010

So, you’ve all read Ajit’s post on the KIRF Chinese iPed? right? No. Okay, scroll down and read it. I’ll wait.

…………….

Okay done? Good. I’m here to talk to you about some REAL Tablets coming sooner than later from VARIOUS companies, running our beloved little green Robot OS.

Want to see whats up? The possible “DroidPad” on Verizon? Read on after the break:

First up, is MSI’s WindPad 110. Here’s some specs on this BEAST

  • 10 inch capacitive touch screen
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • nVidia Tegra 2 Processor (!!)
  • USB Port
  • Video-Out
  • Release Date: Q4 2010 (US)
  • Price Point: $399 USD

[Credit to Engadget.com for the pics / info. Check out their full photo gallery on the WindPad 110 HERE ]
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Droid Does: FroYo! Kind of….

May 26, 2010

[thanks to http://www.droid-life.com for the shots!]

So it looks as if some unnamed source has FroYo running on his Motorola DROID! I must say (as I’m installing Cyanogen 5.0.7 on my own device) i’m IMPRESSED. I want it!!!!!

More info / shots after the break:

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iWhat? Evo who? Droid gets XTREME (or..Shadowy…or HD?)

May 25, 2010

so, what the HELL is up with people leaving advanced Smartphones that aren’t OFFICIALLY RELEASED PRODUCTS laying around? First the Apple employee leaves the prototype iPhone 4 in a bar, which as we all know led to the editor of Gizmodo getting the “Meth-Lab-In-The-Basement” treatment.

Now this.

So apparently, Verizon has a corporate gym (who know right?), and VZWRep J. Techsupport happened to leave his top secret Motorola Shadow on a bag, or a bench, or the floor, or a locker..or..something.

And someone (presumably with his own Moto Droid?) snapped a nice little spypic of it.

wanna see? after the break + confirmed / rumor specs:

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Droid Does: Apple Expose / HTC Leap via Launcher Pro!

May 23, 2010

Launcher Pro BETA

Federico Carnales

Price: FREE

Overall Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

My Rating: 4 Stars

All Users (Root & Non Root)

[Market link]

Launcher Pro is the newest Launcher Replacement app to flood the Android Marketplace. This simple, intuitive and FREE home replacement, rivals the current cross-bearer of the Stock Android home replacement apps, Helix Launcher in terms of speed, look, and usabillity. But wait, there’s more

"Rooting" Your Android Device

April 28, 2010

I WARN: Proceed at your own risk, this may damage your phone and/or make it unstable. This is for advanced users only and should only be attempted by those who understand the risks of the following changes
Why should you root your Android?

•You can install a full Linux distribution, like Debian.
•You can run applications that require root, like Screenshot and or any other application.
•You can install the latest Android build directly from the Android source tree.
•Customize your boot image.
•Create full backups of the state of your phone.
•Create custom ROMs.
•Install Applications to your SD Card to save space.
•Use your phone as a tether to connect your computer/laptop to the internet.
•Turn your phone into a wireless router that provides internet access.
Do it quick here…
Other Features:
1.Full control over your system
2.Ability to alter system files. You can replace many parts of the “Android Core” with this including:
Themes
Core apps (maps, calendar, clock etc)
Recovery image
Bootloader
Toolbox (linux binary that lets you execute simple linux commands like “ls”) can be replaced with Busybox (slightly better option)
Boot images
Add linux binaries
3.Run special apps that need more control over the system
SuperUser (lets you approve or deny the use of root access to any program)
Task Manager For Root (Lets you kill apps that you otherwise could not kill)
Tether apps (like the one found at [android-wifi-tether.googlecode.com])

4.Backup your system
You can make a folder on your sdcard and backup all of your .apk files to your sdcard (helps if an author decides to “upgrade” you to a version that requires you to pay to use the version you just had)
5.Relocate your (browser/maps/market) cache to your /sdcard
6.Relocate your installed applications to your /sdcard
7.Reboot your phone from the terminal app easily (su reboot )
What Do I Lose Having Root
8.The ability to accept OTA updates (well, you can but you would lose root, so its been made so they get denied)

will update.