Category Archives: Android

Wi-Fi Calling: A Primer

Do you have problems making or receiving cellular calls at your home or office?  Do you have to stand at the end of your driveway and face east to initiate a call?  Would you like to improve the sound quality … Continue reading

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SAFEWAY Monopoly Game: There Is An App For That!

At least in the Pacific Northwest, our local SAFEWAY grocery storesare once again handing out game pieces for their Monopoly game.  Specific purchases made at the store trigger you to receive game pieces at checkout time.  The game pieces include collectable … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Interesting, But Not An iPad Killer

Yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire.  It is a 7″ (1024 x 600 resolution) Android-based tablet PC with multi-touch capabilities, 8 GB of storage and Wi-Fi, weighing in at 14.6 ounces.  The price of the device is $199 and it … Continue reading

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HP Touchpad Tablet Fire Sale: Is It A Ploy To Gain Market Share?

A few days ago, HP made some remarkable announcements regarding the structuring of it’s business and the future of webOS.  Since this announcement, the price of the 16 GB TouchPad tablet is down to $99 at most retailers while the … Continue reading

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Google Buys Motorola Mobility: What Does It Mean?

I was a bit surprised this morning to hear that Google has purchased Motorola Mobility (the portion of the former Motorola that produces cell phones, tablets, set top boxes, consumer grade two-way radios and the like) for $12.5 Billion.  Merely … Continue reading

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OneBusAway: A Seattle Commuter’s Secret Weapon

Do you take public transportation in the Seattle area?  If you do, you really need to know about OneBusAway. OneBusAway provides real-time arrival information on your computer, phone or smart phone for most of the public transportation companies in the Seattle … Continue reading

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Your Smart Phone Camera: Not Just for Family Photos

Many people today carry a “Smart Phone” with them every day. iPhones, Android phones and other are selling by the millions. Most people who own these devices rarely use most of the features, but one feature people often use is … Continue reading

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AT&T Buys T-Mobile: How Will It Impact the Consumer?

AT&T announced today that it is buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 Billion in cash and stock. Rumors have swirled for quite some time about a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.  The announcement today puts those rumors to rest, … Continue reading

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ViewSonic G Tablet: Much Better with TNT Lite 4.25

Although I have many years of experience with various flavors of UNIX, Windows, Mac, and of course, Linux, I haven’t really had the opportunity to dig into the Android craze– until now. Since I’m pretty deeply invested in the Apple … Continue reading

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