Tag Archives: android

Sweets for Geeks: Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus

Google officially announced its latest update to the Android mobile operating system at it’s ‘best’ I/O ever last month. Jellybean, aka Android 4.1.x, builds upon the Halo theme gui that Ice Cream Sandwich introduced and keeps with a consistent theme throughout the OS. Several key new feature have been included in Jellybean including Google Now and a much improved notification system w/actions. I’ll highlight a few of the bigger changes in the OS and my experience using a custom rom build of jellybean for my Google Play Galaxy Nexus. Continue reading

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NFC tags and a quick demo

Well, if you’ve been reading my blog or twitter tweets, you’ll probably notice my latest obsession with NFC (near field communication). I finally received my first batch of NFC tags/stickers from www.tagstand.com and wanted to just showcase a quick demo of using a NFC tag with NFC Task Launcher to check in to foursquare with a tag. Continue reading

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PSVita, phoneblets, commuting

As previously noted, I have been using my PS Vita now for about a week and half and thought it would be time to write up a quick initial usage report from a core gamer perspective and also touch on … Continue reading

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BYOD: a failure waiting to happen…

Mid to late 2011, a new buzz word was running rampart in many corporate IT departments: BYOD (bring your own device). Basically what this trend centers around is the idea that users would bring their own device be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop from home and be able to use it within their work’s IT infrastructure and environment. To me this feels like a trend we saw gain popularity but then pull an epic fail. Keep on reading for my reasons on why BYOD is just that, a buzz word. Continue reading

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quickie: video on adding 3G modem to a Thinkpad Tablet

Here’s a follow up video of me adding a Gobi 3000 pci-e card to my lenovo thinkpad tablet (see the blog post over here). Enjoy! Continue reading

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Random: rim, tablets and tech on the brain

Today’s post is a pure opinion and my thoughts on the current tech landscape. Apologies for the uber long time between posts, the ‘real’ job got crazy busy. So lets get to it, I’ll discuss my thoughts on RIM, tablets and some random console thoughts. Continue reading

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unboxing: LG G2x (my first dual core phone)

Being the hardware geek that I am, I realized I wanted a phone that had the fastest CPU and possibly a dual core cpu. Thus leading to my new purchase of an LG G2x Android phone. Keep reading for the unboxing and photos.
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geek experiment: Blackberry 9780 for 30 days

Well, it has been a while since my last post so I thought today I’d write out a little smartphone experiment I’ve been working on. I pride myself on being in the ‘know’ on all relevant smartphone OS and in turn realized I was falling out of the Blackberry world and thought I’d better bring my skills up to now. Keep reading for the my thoughts on using JUST my Blackberry Bold 9780 (T-Mobile) for 30 days. I even added a Playbook to the mix to really shake things up. ;) Continue reading

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