Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a very welcome addition to the Android family. In addition to “Project Butter“, JB has a bunch o other improvements, some major, and some that will just help make tasks easier and more intuitive.
Have you ever wanted to get quickly get information about an app, force close it, or clear its cache? In the “olden days” that task took navigating through your settings, managing your apps, and searching for the app in question. It wasn’t hard, but it wasn’t quick. In this video I’ll show you how to do all that with [...]
Technology is one of the most fun industries to be involved with. If you don’t like something, wait five minutes and it will change! Okay, perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch, but the point I’m trying to drive home is that in tech things change — and they change very, very fast.
That being the case, how can you possibly know when to buy any particular phone, tablet, or other piece of technology?Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing
The first thing you need to know is the kind of person that you are. Do you like long walks on the beach and romantic [...]
So far most of what people are saying about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is not only favorable but down-right complimentary. Comments like “Buttery Smooth”, and “super-fast” pepper articles detailing the changes to Google’s latest operating system. I can’t say that I disagree.
However, not all news is good news. We know that Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 owners already have access to Jelly Bean (or will within the next several days) and even the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will be getting some Jelly Bean attention in a little while. But what about everyone [...]
On May 17th (this Friday), Microsoft will be closing down the Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x. This was a pretty short-lived endeavor that made app purchasing and downloading a bit easier on the old Windows Mobile compared to having to manually download installation files, copy them to your device, and install them from there. You could easily access the Windows Mobile Marketplace both from the on-device app as well as the web browser. If you’re still using a good old Windows Mobile classic device or think you may want to go back and use one someday, you may want to archive [...]
Last week on the Android Guy Weekly we talked about how batteries are holding our devices back. Our CPUs, GPUs, RAM, screens, and wireless radios are getting more power-hungry, but our batteries aren’t making the same technological leaps as the other components.
The comments on that episode we very informative and helpful, but a single thread began to stand out from the others: What can I do to make my battery last longer. What was more interesting that the comments were geared more to the lifespan of the battery, not the run-time per charge.
We’ll tackle that [...]