Monday, December 17, 2012

Instagram's new privacy policy



Due to the new Instagram updated privacy policy effective January 16th Instagram will now have the right to sell or use your pics how they wish per CNET. The only method to not have this happen is to delete your account.  Below is the link with the method to remove you account from the Instagram site.

Instagram Removal Link

Friday, December 14, 2012

Google+ for Android gets a big update

This morning Google released a big update for the Android Google+ App. Lots of big features including support for Android 4.2. For me a big feature that I was looking for was that I could use communities from my Android phone and Google did not disappoint.

Here is a list of whats new in the latest release:


New feature: Google+ Communities
- Support for full resolution photo uploads via Instant Upload
- Subscribe to any circle for notifications
- Support for time zones in Events
- Basic profile editing
- Integration with Google Now to send birthday wishes to friends
- Support for animated GIFs
- Express your mood via animated images in posts
- View and explore Photo Sphere images (Android 4.2+)- Add the Google+ widget to your device’s lock screen (Android 4.2+) 


Google Play Link

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Verizon Galaxy S III getting Official Jelly Bean tomorrow.


According to Engadget Verizon will be releasing the long awaited Jelly Bean update tomorrow. I will probably flash the official to check it out before I go back to a ROM from XDA



Engadget Link GS3 JB update tomorrow

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Falcon Pro for Twitter


I use Twitter quite a bit and am always looking for a great full featured Twitter client. I have always felt that Twitter clients on Android are always one step behind the iOS clients, but that rant is for another day. The other day I ran across a client that I thought was very nice, fast, smooth scrolling and had a great user interface. The Twitter client was Falcon Pro for Android. I found the interface to not only to be easy to use it was really easy to read and I could get to almost anything in one thumb swipe or click. Falcon Pro is not a full featured Twitter client and is missing some advanced features like looking at ReTweets or muting or looking at mentions on another users profile. But for most it would probably be a great fit.

Update: I am being told by the guys over at XDA Developers that the Mute and ReTweet functions are there. I didn't see them. Link to the XDA Falcon thread below.

I have added the screenshot from latest version the Menu Retweets.



Timeline

  
Inline Pics & Vids
   


Full size Pics

Composing new Tweet



Menu 



   
List Search and Trends 
Link: Falcon Pro in Google Playstore
XDA Thread: XDA Thread
Twitter:  


Sunday, November 25, 2012

NOCS NS200 Aluminum earphones

I have had many bad experiences with headphones/earphones on Android. One of my biggest frustrations has been to get a good quality set that also has the advanced features not only allowing me to use them for phone calls but also give me a inline remote for music control. I am always on the search and found the NOCS NS200 Aluminum specifically for Android phones.




What seemed great to me is that it even came with a free software package in the app store to customize the controls. So I bought a pair and will be posting a review as soon as I spend some time testing them out.

NOCS official site

NOCS Remote Control in the Play Store

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Seidio 3500 Extended Battery & Cases for SG3 on Pre-Order

Seidio extended batteries with NFC without NFC and cases are available for pre-order with an estimated ship date of 8/17/12.


SeidioOnline Link

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AirDroid Gets External SD Card Management

AirDroid that fantastic app that lets you manage your Android device wirelessly just got better. One of the things that people wanted to manage most was files back and forth to devices. Up until now it would only see internal storage on a device and not the SD card making you have to plug in your device to get external SD card access if you wanted to manage those files. Well now you dont need to plug in at all AirDroid has added external SD management in their latest update.






If you do not already have the application here is the link:
Direct link to Google Play

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Dolphin Browser Beta


Direct APK Download Link

Direct Message In Your Instagram Account

istaDM is an application for the iPhone or on the web that allows you to Direct Message with other people on Instagram. I am not sure if they have to be following you for you to do so like on Twitter. Check it out






InstaDM site link for more information

Appstore Link

Monday, July 23, 2012

Free OS X Mountain Lion Upgrade

I just found an Apple site page that if you purchased a Mac on or after June 11th, 2012 you get a free upgrade to Mountain Lion. Check it out for yourself below. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SocialScope is Now Scope Beta

I was looking through Google Play last night for a different type of client one that I could post to Twitter and FaceBook and maybe Tumblr easily. I found Scope then with further looking I found that The Verge did I whole write up on it. Sooo rather than duplicate what someone already did pretty well I am just going to point you over to The Verge review of Scope. I really like it Supports FaceBook, Instagram (viewing and commenting not posting), Tumblr and of course my favorite of all Twitter.  Below is a link to the article or a direct link to Google Play to try it out for yourself.



The Verge Article Link

Google Play Direct Link

Saturday, July 21, 2012

AirDroid The Complete Desktop Companion for Android

I have been playing with an app called AirDroid for some time now. I have found this app useful in so many ways and I have not even used all the features this app provides. You have to try the app on your own to get the full scope of this feature rich app. It has a long list of features here are a just a few a use regularly:

  • Connect to your file system of your Android device wirelessly. No USB connection needed to copy files. 
  • Send and receive SMS messages from you computer
  • Syncing photos
  • Managing Music on your phone is a breeze 


Airdroid gives you a full desktop of your Android phone through a webpage interface that is fully encrypted. Its as easy as in a browser go to http://web.airdroid.com and type in the passcode or use QR code scanning and you get a beautiful desktop of your Android device. 








The app is a must have for Android users. Check it out at http://www.airdroid.com for a full list of all the features this fantastic application has. 


Direct Link to User Guide: http://airdroid.com/userguide.html



Saturday, June 2, 2012

The new Swiftkey 3 beta is out. it really put together right.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Google+ update for the iPhone

I just update the iOS Google+ application on the iPhone 4s and I have to say that it is a true update. The application looks very polished lots of large pictures with rich text. The new user interface is more of an experience that iPhone users are accustomed. The does not look Facebookesque where is just looks like a stream with a white background and text. I have added some pictures below of the new interface for you decide wether you like the new interface or not update and stay with the old version.

Another question I have is this seems to make the application (depending on preference) much nicer that the Android version. I makes me wonder what Google has in store for the Android version and why it was not updated first.

(Android Version Pic 1 only)                                                                  (iPhone Version)














Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nova Launcher Mod (Galaxy Nexus) Folder Mod 11 Different Options

From the RootzWiki Forums user Jaydotelloh comes a very cool cosmetic Nova Launcher Mod. What the mod does is change the folder on the Nova Launcher desktop. I liked the invisible folder Mod here is the Invisible one and a couple of other examples there are 11 in total.

Invisible

Blue Rings

Square Folders


Head on over to RootzWiki to see all 11 choices.

Have you heard of ACTA if not you should?

ACTA or Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is an international agreement targeting intellectual property piracy. Sounds like a good thing right but there is so much more to this. It would require ISP and individual websites to monitor and prosecute copyright infringement. ACTA's is bigger than SOPA or PIPA its written to stop the spread and counterfeit or pirated goods or sites with links to pirated products or material. What that means is any website with copyright or pirated material or links would be outlawed. This is the beginning of government control and censorship of the internet and quite alarming to me.

I have included some info below on ACTA and in the future will be expanding on the current status and dangers.



Copy of the actual ACTA agreement.
Consolidated Text Copy of the ACTA Agreement


Very informative article including a 43 minute video including Congressman Darryl Issa at the World Econimic Forum 2012
Mashable: ACTA is more Dangerous than SOPA 


Background information on ACTA
22 Countries in the EU and the US have already signed ACTA


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jailbreaking or Rooting Can Become Illegal for Smartphones and Tablets

In 2010, the US Copyright Office said jailbreaking smartphones doesn’t violate Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Well that was not a permanent ruling and it expires this year. The EFF is looking for help in convincing the Copyright Office to renew the provision to keep jailbreaking or rooting from breaking the DMCA. For further information follow the link to EFF.org or you can follow the link directly to the Copyright Office and show support for extension.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Email Modification that Maximizes Screen Use

Thanks to RootzWiki member CrushD we know get the full screen size used for the email application on a  Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Normally in email there is a margin on both sides of email that does not take full advantage of the screen size. With a very easy file replacement made by CrushD you now get the full use of the large screen on the Galaxy Nexus.

Before                                                                                                                                 After













Download the email.apk from the link below and replace the Email.apk located in the /system/app folder located on your Galaxy Nexus, There is no reboot required (Root is required) and what a difference this Mod makes.


Email apk Download Link

Thanks to CrushD for the Mod and RootzWiki for the great community.

Source: Original Thread

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Geek or Nerd

Watching CNBC tonight and saw a preview of a program that will be on tomorrow night. The program is called "Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World" I felt like it was slight to Emperor Bill. I have always called myself professional nerd mainly due to getting paid for working in a technical field. To me I always saw a nerd as top tier in a particular field not necessarily needing to be in a technical field and a geek as the greasy haired pimple ridden kid who may one day grow up to be a nerd. So I was curious and looked up the definitions in and this is what was in the dictionary.

nerd
Noun: 1. A foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious: "one of those nerds who never asked a girl to dance". 2. An intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession.

geek
Noun: 1. An unfashionable or socially inept person. 2. A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "a computer geek".

So it poses the question, "am I a nerd or a geek?" Me, I am sticking with nerd. What about you?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

TheRealMcMex Will Go Dark January 18th from 8am to 8pm

In support of stopping the pending legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). The RealMcMexican blog will be participating in the in the blackout started by Reddit http://www.reddit.com/tb/obg8v

Beginning Wednesday January 18th from 8am through 8pm we will be offline just providing information links on SOPA and PIPA.

Below is a list of confirmed sites participating in Blackout Protesting SOPA

Sites Participating

For additional information:

Additional Information here 


So my question is what is your stance on SOPA and PIPA and if you are against them what are you doing?

-McMex

Friday, January 13, 2012

Microsoft Office on the iPad

I came across an application today that I thought was worth mentioning. It lets you use Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint from on your iPad. It has direct ties with Dropbox so you can open, edit and save your documents easily. Give it a try it is free in the Appstore.


Link to Apple AppStore

XDA-Developers Going Dark January 18th

Apparently the folks over at XDA-Developers are serious about stopping SOPA and PIPA and will go dark Wednesday the 18th not only to show support but also to motivate members to support the STOP both the SOPA and PIPA movements. For more information here is a direct link to XDA


XDA Link

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Newest Android Market SPAM

If you see a cross show up in your notification bar telling you of a new updated Market and you click it a browser will open up and take you to a page telling you "Discover Amazing Apps with the Newest Android Market" DO NOT click the link and DO NOT put it your phone number there are reports that doing so you will agree to pay 9.99 a month.

 


This is SPAM and the reason that you are getting this is because you installed an app and this was loaded with it. The notification will continue to show up in your notification bar from time to time and there is no app that you can uninstall to remove it. Luckily there is a utility called AirPush Detector from the Android Market  that will not only identify what app is causing the SPAM but will let you uninstall it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dark Night Rises Trailer Wow

The Dark Night Rises looks like its going to be awesome. Tell me Bane doesn't look like a bad ass in this.



Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hulu Plus working on Galaxy Nexus

As I posted before Hulu Plus was working on the Galaxy Nexus then support for it was pulled and it stopped working. Well thanks to Derek4484 and Delwyn from XDA-Developers they have put together a few easy steps that will get Hulu Plus working on a Galaxy Nexus.

Steps:

1. Download the Hulu Backup files from the link below.
2. Extract the files the TitaniumBackup directory on your phone.
3. Restore Hulu Plus using Titanium Backup (App + Data).

Your done enjoy Hulu Plus once again on your Galaxy Nexus.

Hulu Plus Files Download

Here is a screenshot of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from
Hulu Plus on a Galaxy Nexus.


Monday, January 2, 2012

LTE Toggle for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Thanks to the guys at Team Bamf there is now a flashable LTE toggle Widget 

Thank you Team Bamf

A Mobile Device Car Mount That Works

I have been have issues with with car mounts sticking to my dash. I didn't want to do anything permanent or that it would ruin my dash in any way. So after poking around I found this its a pad called StayStuck Suction Mount from a company called MobileFun. I will let the product speak for itself I am waiting to get the two I ordered and will provide more feedback once I get them. You can find MobileFun: Twitter: @mobilefun
Google+: https://plus.google.com/111116601989859646339/posts
Take a look: