Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5

The iPhoneDev team have released a untethered jailbreak for non A5 idevices (iPhone 4, 3Gs, iPod etc.). This is big news for those that did not upgrade hardware.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Getting a handle on better battery life for Galaxy Nexus

After some tweaking I think I finally have a handle on my battery drain issue. I am going to run this a full 24 hour day with moderate use, if it proves to work I will post what I did. What do you think? 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Customers directed away from buying Windows Phone 7

Walked into an @ATT store Thursday night I am converting from ATT to @Verizon put the iPhone in my bag as a backup phone. So I am in the process of returning some accessories I had purchased and a couple walks in and asks for "The Windows Phone (WP7)". Then I hear two reps tell them "oh you don't want one of those phones you want an iPhone or maybe an Android". The woman from the couple then asked "why it looked good in the commercials?". A second rep then walked and told her "oh no they are horrible phones" and proceeded to talk her out of wanting a WP7. I couldn't believe it and because they are in a position of power and "experts" for a majority of the people that go into ATT I began to wonder how's many phone sales are impacted like this, is this a strategy that ATT is directing their reps to meet quotas on certain phones or is this just a personal opinion of the reps? The woman did not argue for the phone she actually came in to buy and settled for an iPhone which I am sure she will be happy with. This was nothing more than observation I wanted to share and maybe get feedback if you had any experiences where a rep have you or someone you saws bad advice and you left the store with something other than what you came in to get.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Today I went to use Hulu+ and it is no longer working on my Galaxy Nexus device. I did some research and it is in fact not an issue with my phone but Hulu has pulled support from the Galaxy Nexus, why is still unknown. The saddest part of this is that the app was working perfectly on my Nexus.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

YouMail rolls out Visual Caller ID Application

Today YouMail the famous voicemail service provider rolled out a new free application to the Android Market called WhoAreYou a real-time visual caller ID.

The Application offers the name, city/state, and a Facebook photo or business logo.

WhoAreYou can also be run as a stand-alone Reverse Lookup service to get more information on any phone number.

Android Market link

Saturday, December 3, 2011

An Android app that lets you remotely forward sms and calls to Gmail

Have you ever forgot your phone at home? Thanks to the guys at Redmondpie.com for finding an app from EireApps called SMS2Gmail that will send your text messages and a record of phone calls to your Gmail. Sending a simple text to your forgotten phone with an activation word and all text messages will be forwarded and a record of all phone calls will be sent immediately to your Gmail account. It is a simple 5 min configuration of the application and it is all set up. I have included a screenshot of the configuration page below to show just how easy it is to configure. You have the option of having it on all the time or remotely activating it. If you are as dependent to your phone as I am to mine SMS2Gmail is a must have application.

A little Star Wars Nerd Humor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Android alternative to Instagram

I have been looking for a replacement to Instagram on the Android for some time and wanted to share an application that I think can. The app is Streamzoo it seems to have all the functionality that Instagram has and works very similarly. I have looked at several other applications for photo sharing on Android and missed the ease and functionality and I think I have found it in Streamzoo.

Link to Android Market